Profile

Tamir Livschitz is an expert in litigation and arbitration with a particular focus on cross-border disputes in the financial, commodities, construction and sports industries. Tamir has extensive experience representing clients in white-collar crime matters both in respect of internal investigations and in investigations conducted by Swiss and non-Swiss authorities.

In addition, Tamir regularly advises clients in contractual matters and negotiations, in particular in connection with sale and purchase, distribution, agency, supply and manufacturing agreements in a variety of sectors as well as in sports related matters.

Client Says

«Tamir Livschitz is a very skilful attorney who knows how to concentrate on the key facts. He really fights for the interests of his client and has very good international expertise.»
Chambers Global 2022
«Tamir Livschitz has excellent cross-border expertise. His advocacy is absolutely top notch. He speaks seven languages and handles highly complex cases with an impressive ease.»
Chambers 2022
«Tamir Livschitz is an extraordinarily capable expert in litigation and international arbitration. He has a razor-sharp intellect and is an outstandingly skilful, clear and confident advocate. Tamir has an exceptional sense of priorities in terms of presenting persuasive arguments on the issues. His legal arguments are excellent, his manner is firm and he is a tenacious fighter for his clients. Tamir always delivers.»
Legal 500 2022

Experience

Tamir has broad expertise in all aspects of complex domestic and cross-border litigation, including party representation in civil, criminal and administrative matters before all state-court instances and all authorities in Switzerland. Tamir regularly acts as counsel or arbitrator in international commercial arbitration proceedings seated in or outside Switzerland. He is admitted to practice in three different jurisdictions and speaks 7 languages.

Highlights include:

  • Counsel for Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) in its internal investigation and in ancillary proceedings
  • Defending a large globally active entity in its Swiss Rules arbitration against an Italian plaintiff with a value in dispute of EUR 380 million
  • Acting as plaintiff’s counsel in a large insurance claim lodged against a reputable insurance syndicate with a value in dispute of CHF 150 million
  • Acting as defense counsel in a large cross-border litigation before the Commercial Court of London with a value in dispute of USD 92 million
  • Acting for a number of defendants in an ICC construction arbitration commenced by a Turkish state-owned entity with a value in dispute of CHF 35 million
  • Representing an Israeli plaintiff against its contractual counterparty in a EUR 15 million ICC arbitration related to the export of defense goods
  • Acting as defense counsel for a Swiss entity in a domestic Swiss Rules arbitration with a value in dispute of CHF 50 million
  • Party appointed arbitrator in an ICC arbitration seated in Zurich with a value in dispute of EUR 100 million
  • Sole arbitrator in an ICC arbitration seated in Israel between a Nasdaq listed defense goods producer and its contractual counterparty
  • Sole arbitrator in an ICC multiparty arbitration related to the international diamond industry with a value in dispute of USD 35 million
2010 Bar Admission, New York
2009 New York University Stern School of Business, APCLB
2009 New York University School of Law, LL.M.
2006 Bar Admission, Israel
2004 Bar Admission, Zurich
2001 University of Fribourg, lic.iur.
Best Lawyers 2023
Chambers Global 2015 – 2022
Chambers Europe 2015 – 2022
Chambers Global 2022 – Foreign Expertise USA
The Legal500 EMEA 2022 – Leading Individual
Best Lawyers 2022
Who’s Who Legal: Future Leaders 2019 – 2022
Who’s Who Legal: Global 2022
Who’s Who Legal: Switzerland 2022
Chambers Global 2021 – Foreign Expertise Israel
Chambers Global 2021 – Foreign Expertise USA
The Legal500 EMEA 2021 – Leading Individual
Who’s Who Legal: Global 2021
Who’s Who Legal: Switzerland 2021
Chambers Global 2020 – Foreign Expertise Israel
The Legal500 EMEA 2020 – Next Generation Partner
Who’s Who Legal: Global 2020
Chambers Global 2019 – Foreign Expertise Israel
The Legal500 EMEA 2019 – Next Generation Lawyer
The Legal500 EMEA 2018 – Next Generation Lawyer
The Legal500 EMEA 2017 – Next Generation Lawyer
  • Swiss and Zurich Bar Associations
  • Israel Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • ASA Swiss Arbitration Association
  • IBA International Bar Association
2016 Partner, Niederer Kraft Frey
2009 Associate/Senior Associate in the Dispute Resolution Practice of Niederer Kraft Frey
2005 Associate in the cross border transactions team in one of Israel’s leading law firms in Tel Aviv, Israel
2001 Law clerk in the District Court of Meilen, Canton of Zurich

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Deals & Cases

31.07.2019

Minority shareholder and former board member wins dispute against listed European travel agent corpora…

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19.07.2019

European energy supply products producer wins leading case before the Swiss Federal Supreme Court in m…

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12.07.2019

Sellers of as Swiss company win M&A case before Cantonal High Court

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Market Perception

«he is ‘a very skilful attorney who knows how to focus on the key facts. He really fights for the interests of his client and has very good international expertise.’ »
Chambers Global 2022
«Tamir is an extraordinarily capable expert in litigation and international arbitration. He has a razor-sharp intellect and is an outstandingly skilful, clear and confident advocate. Tamir has an exceptional sense of priorities in terms of presenting persuasive arguments on the issues. His legal arguments are excellent, his manner is firm and he is a tenacious fighter for his clients. Tamir always delivers. »
Legal 500 2022
«Tamir Livschitz is a brilliant arbitration expert, with extensive experience in the fields of international arbitration. Tamir is always on top of his game. He knows each case inside out, has an extraordinary eye for details and an exceptionally fast and sharp legal and analytical mind. Tamir’s advice is practical and decisive. Tamir has a true fighting spirit and is fierce and straightforward in defending his clients’ interests. He tells you how it is. »
Legal 500 2022
«Tamir Livschitz has excellent cross-border expertise. His advocacy is absolutely top notch. He speaks seven languages and handles highly complex cases with an impressive ease.»
Chambers 2022
«Tamir Livschitz is an excellent advocate who is able to make the best out of his client’s cases. Notably, Tamir has extensive international experience, which is invaluable.»
Chambers 2022

Events

08.07.2021

Money Laundering Risk: Litigation as the new battlefield?

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02.07.2019

Where is the Judge in the Cloud? – Dispute Resolution and New Technologies Roundtable Workshop

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Firm News

08.08.2019

NKF delegation will attend the 2019 IBA Annual Conference in Seoul

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04.10.2018

NKF partners will attend the 2018 IBA Annual Conference in Rome

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07.09.2017

NKF partners will attend the 2017 IBA Annual Conference in Sydney

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Publications

08.04.2021

The Dispute Resolution Review: Chapter on Switzerland

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14.01.2021

The Legal 500 Country Comparative Guide: Switzerland: Litigation

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17.06.2020

Legal 500 Country Comparative Guide: Switzerland: Litigation

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