Melania Sirbu’s practice focuses on complex domestic and cross-border M&A and commercial transactions, joint ventures, corporate restructuring and human capital matters. She regularly advises and represents domestic and international companies, philanthropic organisations, private equity funds and investors, financial institutions and private clients on all aspects of general corporate, governance, employment and real estate matters.


Melania Sirbu has acted as legal counsel, among others, to:

  • Founders of a group of companies active in the forestry industry, in a landmark cross-border transaction involving carbon credits and the acquisition of a minority stake by a major player in the energy sector*
  • Founder of a non-profit foundation in Switzerland, regarding best practice governance, innovative finance funding, tax and regulatory matters*
  • A Swiss group, in the context of the acquisition of its chain of veterinary practices by a foreign group*
  • Private clients in a management buy-out of a private equity company active in the transport industry*
  • Private clients and companies regarding executives’ compensation, incentive plans, settlement or separation agreements, international mobility, staff leasing*


*Matters handled before joining NKF.

2016 Admitted to the Swiss Bar
2014 Certificate of specialisation in legal profession (Ecole d’avocature), Geneva
2014 Willem C Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (member of the team of the Faculty of Law, University of Geneva)
2013 Master of Law, Geneva
2012 Erasmus, Faculty of Law, University of Sheffield, UK
2011 Bachelor of Law, Geneva
  • Swiss Bar Association
  • Geneva Bar Association
2024 Senior Associate, Niederer Kraft Frey, Geneva
2023 Associate, Niederer Kraft Frey, Geneva
2021 Associate, law firm, Geneva
2018 Assistant Manager, Legal Services with a Big Four firm, Geneva
2016 Legal Advisor, Le Trialogue, Geneva
2014 Trainee, Swiss law firm, Geneva






Deals & Cases


Transgourmet Switzerland acquires POMONA SUISSE

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Invision acquires a majority stake in NonStop Gym

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Swiss Property Fair for Investors IMMO 2023

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NKF promotes four senior associates as of 1 January 2024

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