Janelise Favre



+41 (0)22 722 05 40


Janelise Favre specialises in corporate law and the Tech industry

Janelise is a Geneva-based attorney specialising in corporate law and the tech industry. She has extensive experience in technology transfers.

She advises clients in the negotiation of agreements in matters of research, license, copyright, intellectual property, distribution and technology transfer. She is also active in domestic and cross-border corporate and commercial transactions, including M&A, venture capital and private equity. She advises Swiss, foreign-owned and family-owned companies on their corporate, contractual and transmission matters.

Janelise advises technology companies of all sizes, from start-ups to major research bodies, SMEs and individuals.

Janelise holds degrees from the Universities of Fribourg and Paris-II (Assas).

She practices in French and English.

Practice areas

  • Corporate law
  • Technology transactions 
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Intellectual Property

Recent experiences

  • Advising a large research institution in negotiating research agreements and and technology transfer
  • Acting as counsel of a Swiss health institution to negotiate research agreements and consortium agreements
  • Advising a European company in the acquisition of a Swiss company
  • Counsel of a Swiss start-up during the fund-raising process
  • Counsel of several academics for IP rights protection



Janelise Favre & Géraldine Badel-Poitras – Family Business : Conflict of interests between business development and estate planning – STEP Conference Geneva – November 2015

Professional affiliations

  • Swiss Bar Association
  • Geneva Bar Association
  • Geneva Young Bar Association