Valerie Meyer Bahar advises and represents clients in commercial and corporate litigation, with a focus on shareholder and employment litigation; in international and national arbitration; and in all aspects of corporate employment law.
Valerie Meyer Bahar is the firm’s Head of Human Resources and a member of NKF’s executive committee.


Valerie’s litigation practice focuses on corporate and commercial disputes, with a particular focus on shareholder litigation and contractual claims. She regularly represents Swiss and international clients before Cantonal courts and the Federal Court. She acts as arbitration counsel and arbitrator.

Valerie also advises on all aspects of employment law, e.g. on the drafting and implementation of employment agreements; staff and time regulations; compensation matters; terminations; and the transfer of employees in M&A transactions and restructurings, including mass dismissals. She regularly handles employment litigation relating, inter alia, to wrongful termination and bonus claims.

  • ASA Swiss Arbitration Society
  • IBA International Bar Association
  • IusAlumni – Member of the board of the Alumni association of the University of Zurich Law School
  • Swiss Bar Association
  • Zurich Bar Association

Market Perception

  • Valerie Meyer Bahar is an experienced employment lawyer, as well as a skillful litigator. She is particularly good at navigating high-profile employment disputes – she vigorously defends our interests in court, but also knows how to broker a settlement, if this the preferred outcome. We trust her with our high-profile cases.

    Legal 500 2022 - Employment
  • She is particularly good at navigating high-profile employment disputes, remarks one client, adding: She vigorously defends our interests in court.

    Chambers Europe 2022 - Employment
  • Valerie Meyer Bahar provides advice on contentious employment matters, cross-border hiring and termination procedures, and social security and pension matters. She is described by one client as a highly skilful and mindful litigator, and another notes that her advice is considered, thorough and reliable.

    Chambers Europe 2021 – Employment
  • Valerie Meyer Bahar is a very experienced lawyer who provides hands-on advice with a deep understanding of entrepreneurial challenges. Fast, responsive and easy to communicate with.

    Legal 500 2020 – Dispute Resolution: Litigation
  • Valerie Meyer Bahar displays a great sense of customer orientation in addition they have a good understanding of how to find the balance of pragmatic approach and compliance with legal regulation.

    Legal 500 2020 – Employment

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