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Keren Livneh


New York

Keren Livneh


New York

Keren leads our U.S. Transactional IP practice and has broad experience spanning transactional, counseling, and contentious matters. She has significant experience negotiating the IP-related aspects of M&A and other commercial transactions, strategic and bankruptcy-related acquisitions, collaborations, debt and equity financing agreements, and licensing and software as a service (SaaS) arrangements across a variety of industries. Keren also counsels on IP-related disputes, strategies and protections. She regularly advises on data protection and privacy, including issues relating to privacy practices, policies and international data transfers.

Keren is ranked as one of the Top Women Attorneys in New York for Intellectual Property in The New York Times’ Rising Star listing (2014 to 2020) and recently presented Lawline’s “The ‘Art’ of the Deal: Navigating Transactional Intellectual Property Issues” webinar (see a clip here). Keren is also a member of ChIPs, a non-profit organization that advances and connects women in technology, law and policy, as well as the firm-wide 'Women in IP' working group. 

News & insights

News: 15 JANUARY 2021

A&O’s European Leveraged Finance practice leads the way across several Debtwire rankings for 2020

Allen & Overy has been recognised once again as the leading adviser for leveraged finance in Europe, according to data published by Debtwire.

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Publications: 14 JULY 2020

Webinar: Beyond Covid-19: Implications for intellectual property

In the second and final webinar in our series, our IP team discusses the future global impact of Covid-19 coronavirus on IP from a transactional, litigation and regulatory perspective.

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Publications: 11 JUNE 2020

Webinar: The key impacts of Covid-19 coronavirus on Intellectual Property

In the first of a series of webinars, Allen & Overy’s IP team addresses the current impact of Covid-19 coronavirus on IP from a transactional, litigation and regulatory perspective.

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Publications: 29 APRIL 2019

Practical preparations for Brexit: a global perspective

Only the very brave are predicting with certainty the outcome of attempts by the UK to leave the EU.

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New York

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New York
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Admitted: Bar of the State of New York, 2009

Admitted: Attorney, Republic of South Africa, 2005


LL.M., Columbia Law School, 2008

LL.B., University of the Witwatersrand, 2005

Published work

In a Privacy Paradigm Shift, Microsoft Sues the U.S. Government, April 2016

International Overview of Discovery, Data Privacy & Disclosure Requirements, Sedona Conference, 2009