Jacques de Werra

Director of the Digital Law Center
Professor at the Faculty of Law

jacques.dewerra [at] unige.ch

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Presentation

Jacques de Werra is ordinary professor of law of obligations and intellectual property law at the Faculty of Law and Director of the Centre for Digital Law.

He was Vice-Rector of the University of Geneva (July 2015 - July 2019) where he was in charge of the transversal project "Digital University". He thus piloted the institutional digital strategy, which led to the adoption of the University's digital strategy and accompanying action plan (end 2018).

He obtained a doctorate in law from the University of Lausanne in 1997, the writing of the thesis having been completed during a research stay at the Max-Planck-Institut für Geistiges Eigentum, Wettbewerbs- und Steuerrecht in Munich financed by a scholarship from the Deutsche Vereinigung für gewerblichen Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht e.V.

After being admitted to the Bar of the Canton of Geneva in 1999, he completed a study (LL.M.) and research stay as a visiting scholar at Columbia Law School in New York with the support of a scholarship from the Fonds national de la recherche scientifique and was admitted to the New York Bar (2002).

Jacques de Werra teaches, publishes and conducts research in his fields of activity. He is thus active in intellectual property law and digital law. He coordinates the Summer School on Intellectual Property Law co-organized with the World Intellectual Property Organization since 2011 and launched a summer school in Internet Law in 2014, which will continue as a "Digital Law Summer school" from 2020 (www.digitallaw-geneva.ch).

Jacques de Werra has been a visiting professor at several leading foreign universities (Stanford Law School, Catholic University of Louvain, City University of Hong Kong, University of Nagoya). He was Faculty Fellow and Associate Faculty at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University (2012-2014).

Personal page on the Faculty of Law website:  

https://www.unige.ch/droit/collaborateur/professeurs/dewerra-jacques/

 

Associated activities

Event
29 September 2021

AI Tech & Policy Talks

Event
16 September 2021

AI Tech & Policy Talks

Event
29 June 2021

AI Tech & Policy Talks

Education
21 June - 02 July 2021

Digital Law Summer School

Education
11 June 2021

Luxury Digital Law Day

Event
29 April 2021

AI Tech & Policy Talks

Event
31 March 2021

AI Tech & Policy Talks

Event
3 March 2021

AI Tech & Policy Talks

Event
28 January 2021

AI Tech & Policy Talks

Event
3 December 2020

AI Tech & Policy Talks

Event
29 October 2020

AI Tech & Policy Talks

Event
29 October 2020 - 29 September 2021

AI Tech & Policy Talks

Education
22 October - 17 December 2020

Luxury Digital Law Series

Related publications

Entreprises et Big Data : peut-on forcer les entreprises à partager leurs données non-personnelles ?

Jacques de Werra. Entreprises et Big Data : peut-on forcer les entreprises à partager leurs données non-personnelles (par des licences obligatoires ou des licences « FRAND ») ?. In: Revue suisse de droit des affaires et du marché financier, 2020, vol. 92, n° 4, p. 365-392. 

Entreprises et Big Data : peut-on forcer les entreprises à partager leurs données non-personnelles ?

Jacques de Werra. Entreprises et Big Data : peut-on forcer les entreprises à partager leurs données non-personnelles (par des licences obligatoires ou des licences « FRAND ») ?. In: Revue suisse de droit des affaires et du marché financier, 2020, vol. 92, n° 4, p. 365-392. 

What if Geneva became the leader in global digital policy?

Interview with Prof. Jacques de Werra in Geneva Solutions, 26.08.2020.

What if Geneva became the leader in global digital policy?

Interview with Prof. Jacques de Werra in Geneva Solutions, 26.08.2020.

Cyberassurance : instrument utile pour la cybersécurité des entreprises ?

Jacques de Werra / Yaniv Benhamou, Cyberassurance: instrument utile pour la cybersécurité des entreprises? , in: Jusletter, 24.08.2020. 

Cyberassurance : instrument utile pour la cybersécurité des entreprises ?

Jacques de Werra / Yaniv Benhamou, Cyberassurance: instrument utile pour la cybersécurité des entreprises? , in: Jusletter, 24.08.2020.