Philippe Gilliéron_NOBG

Philippe Gilliéron

Data Protection
Tech & Data
Intellectual property
Litigation in contract law
Litigation in commercial law
Corporate restructuring
Contract law

+41 21 711 71 00


Philippe Gilliéron is acknowledged as a reputable practitioner and expert in intellectual property and legal issues related to the digital transformation of the economy, including with regard to IT and privacy related matters. Considered as one of the best intellectual property and data protection expert in the French speaking part of Switzerland, a go-to person for matters at the intersection of intellectual property, technology and privacy with five books and more fifty publications in these areas of expertise, including the authoritative French commentary on Swiss intellectual property laws that he has co-edited with Prof. Jacques de Werra.


Philippe Gilliéron has been listed in numerous legal guides since 2011 (including Chambers, Best Lawyers, WTR1000, Who’s Who Legal, etc.).


Described as an “extremely bright lawyer”, a “hard-working, fast, active listener, business-oriented, extremely competent lawyer that will find a solution whatever the problem”, Philippe Gilliéron’s “pragmatic and constructive approach in negotiations” has been praised on numerous occasions. Clients highlight Philippe Gilliéron’s ability to work “[…] in a pragmatic, creative and cost-efficient manner. […]”, and view him as a lawyer who “[…] proposes reasonably priced and innovative options and someone who is extremely interested in resolving issues to the best interest of his client. Philippe is the perfect lawyer with which to develop a mutually valuable long-term partnership.

Qualifications, training and professional experience

From 01.07.2020
Partner Wilhelm Gilliéron Attorneys-at-law Corp.
MIT Sloan School of Management – Artificial Intelligence – Implications for Business Strategy
From 2019
Board Member Schweizer Forum für Kommunikationsrecht (SF-FS)
Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) et Certified Information of Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E) (IAPP)
Privat-Dozent, Fribourg Law School
From 2008
Lecturer at Fribourg Law School
Visiting Attorney, Morrison & Foerster LLP (San Francisco)
From 2006
Professor at Lausanne Law School
2005 - 2006
J.S.M., Stanford Law School
Vontobel Prize
From 2001
WIPO Domain Name Panelist
Dr iur., Lausanne Law School (summa cum laude, Bippert Prize, Walther Hug Prize, Lauréat University of Lausanne)
Lic. Iur., Lausanne Law School (magna com laude)


English, French, German


Association Romande de Propriété Intellectuelle (AROPI), Centre du droit de l’entreprise (CEDIDAC), Fédération suisse des avocats (FSA), Institut für gewerblichen Rechtsschutz (INGRES), International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), International Trademark Association (INTA), iTech Law (International Technology Law Association), MARQUES, Ordre des avocats vaudois (OAV)