Mirjam Stanek Brändle

Attorney, lic. iur.

I support you preferably in all questions of social security law as well as general insurance law. In addition, I work on all issues relating to tenancy and labour law, divorce and family law, as well as inheritance law and contraventions.

Social insurance law

  • General advice and assessment of IV cases
  • Advice and representation in disputes concerning disability insurance (IV) and contestation of the corresponding preliminary decisions and rulings up to the Federal Supreme Court
  • Advice and representation in all matters relating to occupational benefits, old-age pensions, supplementary and/or additional benefits, as well as enforcement of the relevant decisions
  • Advice and representation in disputes arising in connection to the casualty insurance, health insurance or general insurance as well as enforcement of the corresponding decisions


  • Assessment and appeal of fines imposed by municipal magistrates or governor’s offices

Employment law

  • Drafting and concluding employment contracts
  • Terminations, warnings and declarations of exemption
  • Employment references and their adjustments
  • Wage claims, gratuities and bonuses
  • Short-time work compensation
  • Obtaining work permits

Divorce and separation

  • Marriage protection (“Eheschutz”)
  • Divorce / Separation
  • Dissolution of registered partnership
  • Drafting separation and divorce agreements
  • Amendment of judgments on divorce

Tenancy law

  • Questions in connection with the conclusion and termination of contracts
  • Rent adjustments, increases and decreases
  • Extension of tenancies
  • Heating and ancillary cost settlements
  • Claims for damages on moving out

Inheritance law

  • Power of attorney, living wills
  • Distribution of estate, preparation of contracts of inheritance, administration of estates
  • Execution of wills
  • Sale of real estate


German, English, French


Admitted to the bar in Zurich

Further training

Seminar on the Anti-Money Laundering Act (AMLA)
Labour law: Avoiding legal pitfalls at work
International contract drafting for professionals
Basic training on the Money Laundering Act
St. Gallen Labour Law Conference 2019, Grand Casino Lucerne Conference
Revision of the Law on Pension Equalisation in the Event of Divorce, Zurich Conference
St. Gallen Inheritance Law Day, Zurich Conference
ZPR, New Civil Procedure, Zurich Conferen
Conference on the Swiss Code of Civil Procedure – Family Law Proceedings, Zurich Conference
New Civil Procedure, Zurich Conference
New Criminal Procedure, Zurich Conference
Net/gross return, local and neighbourhood customary”, seminar mietrechtspraxis

Professional activities

since 2021
Independent lawyer with Schaub Hochl Rechtsanwälte AG
2018 – 2020
Lawyer at OBT AG
2005 – 2019
Partner at Obergass Rechtsanwälte
2004 – 2007
Police judge of the city of Winterthur
2000 – 2003
Lawyer at Axa ARAG Rechtschutzversicherung


  • Zurich Bar Association, Swiss Bar Association