Livia Keller represents clients in employment, in contractual as well as in commercial and corporate disputes before cantonal courts and the Federal Court. She also advises on various aspects of employment law, e.g., on employment agreements, employee handbooks, working time regulations, bonus schemes, terminations, domestic and international personnel lending, and employment law issues in connection with domestic and cross-border M&A transactions and restructurings, including employment due diligence, transfer of employees and mass dismissals.

Deals & Cases

Pitcher receives strategic growth investment from Crest Rock Partners
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beecom AG acquired by Eficode
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EUR 2.1bn landmark tech-deal: closing of sale of Sportradar AG
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Livia Keller is recognised by Legal 500 as a recommended lawyer in litigation and employment.
The following is a selection of cases in which Livia Keller has acted:

  • Civil proceedings concerning an international Swiss industrial company faced with numerous lawsuits brought by the minority shareholder pertaining to requests for information, challenges against resolutions of the general meeting, as well as director’s liability under corporate law
  • Civil proceedings concerning an international bank in the context of the misappropriation of client funds by a customer relationship officer
  • Employment litigation regarding validity of termination and substantial bonus claims
  • Employment law advice in a major M&A transaction, in particular regarding employment due diligence, transfer of employment relationships, and potential mass dismissal
  • Employment law advice regarding the structuring, drafting and implementation of international employment agreements as well as regarding personnel lending across group companies.
2019 LL.M., University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
2015 Admitted to the Bar, Attorney-at-law (Rechtsanwältin)
2012 Master of Law, University of Zurich
2010 Bachelor of Law, University of Zurich
The Legal500 EMEA 2024 – Rising Star
The Legal500 EMEA 2023 – Recommended
The Legal500 EMEA 2022 – Recommended
The Legal500 EMEA 2021 – Recommended
The Legal500 EMEA 2018 – Recommended
  • IBA International Bar Association
  • Swiss Bar Association
  • Zurich Bar Association
2024 Counsel, Niederer Kraft Frey
2021 Senior Associate, Niederer Kraft Frey
2015 Associate, Niederer Kraft Frey
2013 Junior Associate, Niederer Kraft Frey
2012 Trainee Clerk, District Court of Dietikon
2010 Trainee, major law firm in Zurich
2010 Trainee, District Court of Uster




Deals & Cases


R&S Group enters into Business Combination Agreement with VT5

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Viso secures seed funding from Accel

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NBW, BodyFeet and Bio-Medica join Vantage Education Group

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Market Perception

«Livia Keller: Always impressed by responsiveness and quick turnaround time. Strong expertise in the employment practice, very pragmatic and solution-oriented.»
Legal 500 2024
«Valerie Meyer Bahar and Livia Keller are responsive, transparent with legal fees and truly understand the commercial sensitivities when working with us to find a solution to a dispute/challenge we may be facing.»
Legal 500 2024
«Livia Keller is sharp-witted, analytical and highly responsive. »
Legal 500 2022
«Livia Keller in the employment law team is definitely a rising star. She is sharp-witted, analytical and highly responsive. »
Chambers 2022
«We are always impressed by Valerie Meyer Bahar’s and Livia Keller’s professional, efficient work culture, swift replies and ability to find solutions. »
Chambers 2022

Firm News


NKF appoints four new partners and one counsel

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NKF promotes five senior associates as of 1 January 2021

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Fixed-Term Contracts (Switzerland)

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Individual Employee Termination (Switzerland)

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Employment Litigation and Timelines (Switzerland)

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Speaking Engagements


Die Sanierung im neuen Aktienrecht (English translation: Restructuring in the New Stock Corporation La…

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Newsletters & Alerts


Coronavirus COVID-19: Employment Law: Short Time Work and Compensation for Loss of Earnings

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New Guideline by SECO regarding Intra-Group Hiring of Services

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