Boris Catzeflis is part of the Technology, Intellectual Property and Corporate/M&A teams. He regularly advises clients in the Life Sciences, ICT and Space industries on Technology and IP transactions, Private Equity and Venture Capital deals, as well as on Data Protection, Corporate Governance, M&A and Commercial contractual matters and disputes.


Boris Catzeflis is a Swiss qualified attorney-at-law driven by a passion for innovation bringing a specialized legal and business expertise in the dynamic fields of technology, intellectual property, and private equity/venture capital.

He regularly assists Swiss and international clients active in particular in the life sciences, ICT and space industries in a wide range of complex operations, legal matters and disputes.

These include advising on technology and IP transactions, private equity and venture capital deals, as well as on data protection, corporate governance, M&A and commercial contractual matters, with a particular focus on drafting, reviewing and negotiating licensing, outsourcing, consulting, research and development, manufacturing, distribution, share/asset purchase, framework, joint venture, incentive and shareholders’ agreements.

Prior to joining NKF, Boris worked as a legal counsel for FONGIT, Switzerland’s premier innovation incubator supporting tech startups, and for Proton, an information technology company offering privacy-focused online services, including email, cloud and VPN services. He further gained experience working at the High Court of Valais and in the wine, spirits and terroirs department of CASALONGA, a leading French intellectual property law firm.

Boris is a case editor for the Swiss Journal for Intellectual Property, Information and Competition Law (sic!) and a member of the Geneva Bar Association (OdA), the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), the International Wine Law Association (AIDV) and the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA).

2023 Admitted to the Swiss Bar
2022 PhD in Law, University of Geneva
2017 Certificate of Advanced Studies in Legal Professions, University of Geneva
2017 Master of Law in International and European Law, University of Geneva
2015 Bachelor of Law, University of Geneva
  • Geneva Bar Association (OdA)
  • International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
  • International Wine Law Association (AIDV)
  • Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA)
Since 2023 Associate, Niederer Kraft Frey, Geneva
2023 Intellectual Property, Wine and Spirits Law Trainee, CASALONGA, Paris, France
2023 Junior Associate, Niederer Kraft Frey, Geneva
2022 Junior Associate, Swiss law firm, Geneva
2021 In-house Counsel, Proton AG, Geneva
2019 In-house Counsel, FONGIT, Geneva
2019 Trainee, High Court of Valais, Sion
2017 International Arbitration Paralegal, Swiss law firm, Geneva




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