Data protection & Cybersecurity
Intellectual property and Art law
Prof. Yaniv Benhamou (Dr. iur., Attorney-at-Law, Lecturer at the University of Geneva) specializes in Intellectual Property, Data Protection and Art Law. He regularly advises private companies and public authorities with regard to Intellectual Property, Data Protection, Entertainment Law and Technology Law (including Big Data and Artificial Intelligence).
Besides his legal practice, Prof. Yaniv Benhamou works at the University of Geneva, where he teaches the class « Data Protection in the Digital Economy » and is in charge of institutional missions relating to the digital transformation. He is also executive director of the Internet Law Summer School and co-organizer of the WIPO-UNIGE Summers School on Intellectual Property. He is also co-author of the WIPO guide on Big Data and IP (forthcoming) and appointed expert by WIPO for museums and copyright. He is also member of the board of directors of the Art-Law Centre Geneva. He was recently Visiting Researcher at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University (2018) as well as the Centre for Media and Communications Law at Melbourne University (2016).
In addition to these legal activities, he is involved in associative and cultural activities in the field of Art and Music, in particular he co-founded lab-of-arts and Artists Rights, free legal consultations for Swiss artists (i.e. Swiss volunteering lawyers for the arts).
Harvard University, Cambridge, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Visiting Scholar (2018)
Center for Media and Communications Law, Melbourne Law School, Melbourne, Visiting Scholar (2015)
Admission to the Geneva Bar (2015)
PhD “Dommages-intérêts suite à la violation de droit de la propriété intellectuelle“, University of Geneva (summa cum laude, Bellot Price) (2012)
Max Planck Institute for IP, Competition and Tax Law, Munich, Visiting Scholar (2007)
University of Geneva, Faculty of Law, Master (2005)
Summer School on Intellectual Property, Geneva, Certificate of the WIPO (2005)
Duke University and University of Geneva, Certificate in Transnational Law (2003)
Aegis (formerly ABR Attorneys at Law) : counsel (since 2019)
Appointed Expert for WIPO on copyright & museums (2017-2019)
University of Geneva, Lecturer, Privacy and Data Protection (Master course), Intellectual Property Law (Master course), in charge of institutional missions relating to the Digital Transformation (since 2015)
University of Geneva, Executive Director of the Digital Law Summer School, co-organizer of the WIPO-UNIGE Summer School on IP (since 2015)
Lenz & Staehelin, Geneva, associate (2013-2019)
Nater Dallafior, Zurich, associate (2010-2011)
French, English, German, Spanish