Keren Livneh


Keren has broad experience advising clients on intellectual property, technology and data-related transactions, risks and strategies. 

She has significant experience negotiating commercial transactions, strategic acquisitions, complex carve-outs, investments, joint ventures, joint development arrangements, and licensing and service agreements across a variety of industries and sectors, including technology, life sciences, financial services and luxury brands. Keren has also worked extensively on the IP-related aspects of energy and infrastructure projects, including in connection with hydrogen fuel cells, electric vehicles and Energytech. She regularly advises clients on the use of generative AI, and advises AI platform providers on complex license agreements.

Keren is a member of CHiPs, a non-profit organization that advances and connects women in technology, law and policy, as well as a founder of the firm’s ‘Talking Tech Together’ women’s initiative.


Representative matters

JDE Peet's, the world's leading pure-play coffee and tea company, on long-term global license and supply agreements to manufacture, market and sell Caribou Coffee consumer and foodservice coffee products. The transaction will provide JDE Peet's with a strong platform to expand its premium coffee portfolio in North America. 

Broadway Technology, a cutting-edge fintech company that provides solutions for electronic trading, market data and risk management, in its sale to Bloomberg. 

Christie's, the world-leading art and luxury business, on the sale of its Christie's International Real Estate business to real estate brokerage and technology firm @properties, and related long-term global brand license agreement. 

SAP on its $2.4bn acquisition by merger of Callidus Software, a leader in cloud-based software solutions to businesses with sales enablement and customer engagement. 

Published Work

  • Ridgway M., Parker N., Livneh K., Montano Young N. (2000) “The Role of IP in Digital Disruption”, Managing IP 
  • Potts B., Stone D., Feldges J., Livneh K. (2019) “Practical Preparations for Brexit: A Global Perspective”, Managing IP 
  • Livneh K., Reed J. (2019) “The International Comparative Legal Guide to Cybersecurity 2019”, USA (Chapter 35) 
  • Livneh K. (2016) “What Hangs in the Balance in Microsoft’s Win Against the U.S. Government?”, Allen & Overy Digital Hub 

Speaking Engagements

  • Guest lecturer, Master of Laws in Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship, Cornell Tech, 2022 to present
  • Guest lecturer, Fordham Law School, 2011 and 2015
Keren is a rising star of the IP transactions scene, who is making her mark
IAM Patent 1000, 2022





State of New York, USA, 2009 

England and Wales, 2024 (Registered Foreign Lawyer) 

Republic of South Africa, 2005 


LL.M (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar), Columbia University School of Law, 2008 

LL.B (cum laude), University of the Witwatersrand, 2005 


A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.