Streiff von Kaenel


Dr. iur. Adrian von Kaenel

Adrian von Kaenel is name partner of Streiff von Kaenel Ltd. and a Certified Specialist SBA in Employment Law. He counsels and represents individuals and legal entities as well as public institutions in various areas of employment, corporate and banking law and holds a seat on various boards of directors and foundations. He has published numerous works on employment and social security law, is co-author of the legal commentary Streiff/von Kaenel/Rudolph on employment contracts and co-editor of the Journal for Employment Law and Unemployment Insurance (ARV). Furthermore, he is an associate lecturer at the University of Zurich and regularly lectures on topics in his areas of expertise. “Chambers Europe” lists Adrian von Kaenel as one of the leading attorneys for employment law in Switzerland and calls him “an outstanding lawyer“ and “high quality, up-to-date in case law and practical“, with reference to sources.


  • since 1985, Attorney with Streiff Pellegrini & von Kaenel, since 2014 with Streiff von Kaenel Ltd. (since 1993 as partner)
  • since 2003, Associate lecturer, University of Zurich
  • 2002-2009, Associate lecturer, International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES), University of Neuchâtel
  • 1981-1985, District Court of Hinwil
  • 1978-1981, Tax consultant in a fiduciary company


  • 2011, Certified Specialist SBA in Employment Law
  • 1995, Doctorate, University of Zurich
  • 1989-1990, University of San Diego (USA)
  • 1985, Admission to the Bar of the Canton of Zurich
  • 1981, Master’s Degree, University of Zurich


German, English, French


  • Various publications on employment and social security law
  • Assessor and arbitrator
  • Board member in the KISAG group and various other corporations

Areas of expertise

Employment law, corporate law, banking law, pension law, social security law


  • Zurich and Swiss Bar Association
  • Board member of the Institute for Swiss Employment Law