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Laura Knöpfel





German , English , Spanish , French


Stampfenbachplatz 4
P.O. Box 212
8042 Zurich


+41 58 105 2100

Laura Knöpfel joined LALIVE as a trainee in January 2022.

Prior to joining the firm, Laura Knöpfel was a Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Interdisciplinary Legal Studies of the University of Lucerne (2021) and a Senior Research Fellow and Visiting Lecturer at the Transnational Law Institute of King’s College (2019-2021). She was a Visiting Researcher at the European University Institute in Florence (2020) and the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá (2019). She has published widely on corporate social responsibility, law and anthropology in the European Review of Contract Law, Transnational Legal Theory, the Journal of Legal Anthropology as well as the Oxford Handbook for Transnational Law.

Laura Knöpfel studied Law and Social Sciences at the Universities of Bern and Fribourg. She holds a PhD in Law from King’s College London (2021) and a MSc in Law and Anthropology from the London School of Economics and Political Science (2016, with distinction).