Services

  • Advice and representation on adoption, including international circumstances
  • Appeal against adoption decisions
  • Recognition of foreign adoption judgments in Switzerland

Contact: Lawyer Karin Hochl

  • Support in guardianship matters
  • Support / consultation of guardians in all matters,
    including tax components
  • Assumption of guardianship
  • Representation before the adult protection authorities and appeal bodies

Contact: Lawyer Stephanie Knutti

  • Advice for associations and foundations
  • Tax rulings in connection with the recognition of non-profit status (tax exemption)

Contact: Lawyer Stephanie Knutti

  • Neighbours’ rights and obligations
  • Excessive (noise) emissions
  • Trees and shrubs under the law of neighbour relations
  • Rights and obligations arising from condominium ownership
  • Contesting decisions of the condominium owners

Contact: Lawyer Dr. Marianne Schaub-Hristić

  • Design and conclusion of contracts for work and architecture contracts
  • Registration, deletion of building contractor liens
  • Assertion of claims arising from contracts for work
  • Work defects / claims for defects
  • Reworking
  • Excessive (noise) emissions

Contact: Lawyer Dr. Marianne Schaub-Hristić

  • Company law and commercial register issues, e.g. commercial register entries
  • Advice on the formation of companies, preparation of the necessary documents (articles of association, etc.)
  • actions for liability, exclusion from the company

Contact: Lawyer Stephanie Knutti

  • Assertion of receivables by way of debt enforcement and bankruptcy
  • Discharge proceedings
  • Securing assets through distraint
  • Enforcement of foreign judgements and other claims

Contact: Lawyer Dr. Marianne Schaub-Hristić and Lawyer Stephanie Knutti

  • Contract design, review and negotiation
  • Advice on the implementation, interpretation and analysis of contracts
  • Drafting and updating needs-based contract models
  • Sample contracts and general terms and conditions (GTC)
  • Assertion of contractual rights and claims

Contact: Lawyer Dr. Marianne Schaub-Hristić and Lawyer Stephanie Knutti

  • Employment contracts
  • Notices of termination, declarations of release from duties
  • Wage claims

Contact: Lawyer Dr. Marianne Schaub-Hristić and Lawyer Stephanie Knutti

  • Residence permit
  • Effect of the separation of spouses on the residence permit
  • Permanent residence permit
  • Naturalization
  • Work permit

Contact: Lawyer Stephanie Knutti

  • Advice on buying horses and drafting purchase agreements
  • Procedure in case of “defects” of the purchased horse
  • Drafting and conclusion of horse pension contracts
  • Enforcement of rights as horse pension provider

Contact: Lawyer Dr. Marianne Schaub-Hristić

  • Prenuptial agreement, wills, inheritance agreement
  • Power of attorney, living wills
  • Distribution of estate, administration of estates
  • Execution of wills, representation of heirs
  • Sale of real estate, estate liquidations (including art and collectibles)
  • Inheritance, abatement and invalidity lawsuits and defending against them
  • Advice on tax matters

Contact: Lawyer Karin Hochl

  • Pension fund and 3a pillar scheme
  • Retirement and survivor’s insurance and supplementary benefits
  • Living will and power of attorney

Contact: Lawyer Karin Hochl

  • External legal service instead of own legal department
  • Uncomplicated examination and individual answering of legal questions for companies (e.g. real estate administrations)

Contact: Lawyer Dr. Marianne Schaub-Hristić

  • Marriage and property law advice (e.g. marriage contract)
  • Legal protection of unmarried couples with children
  • Legal security for unmarried couples when buying real estate
  • Sale and transfer of real estate
  • Advice on taxes and pensions

Contact: Lawyer Karin Hochl

  • Advice and representation on name changes of private individuals
  • Appeal against name change decisions
  • Recognition of foreign decisions concerning the name/changing of name in Switzerland

Contact: Lawyer Karin Hochl

  • Property and its use
  • Drafting of purchase contracts
  • Liens and registration of easements
  • Usufruct and right of abode
  • Capital gains tax on property
  • Property sales

Contact: Lawyer Dr. Marianne Schaub-Hristić and Lawyer Karin Hochl

  • Public spatial, planning and building law: building permit, objection and appeal
  • Public submission procedures (public procurement law): appeal of the award decision; prevention of awarding contracts during appeal proceedings (suspensive effect)

Contact: Lawyer Stephanie Knutti

  • Advice on sperm donation
  • Advice on egg donation abroad
  • Advice on surrogacy abroad (e.g. USA and other countries)
  • Recognition of child-parent relationship established abroad through surrogacy in Switzerland
  • Recognition of foreign judgments (e.g. adoption) in Switzerland
    Representation in proceedings before civil registry offices (registration of the child)

Contact: Lawyer Karin Hochl

  • Partnership law, cohabitation
  • Family planning for same-sex couples, including international circumstances
  • Cooperation with organisation Swiss Rainbow Families
  • Advice and representation in the adoption process
  • Name change
  • Property settlement agreement, wills, inheritance agreement
  • Tax and pension advice

Contact: Lawyer Karin Hochl

  • Protection of the marital union
  • Divorce and separation
  • Alimony

Contact: Lawyer Stephanie Knutti

  • Preparation of tax returns for natural persons (specialising in tax returns on the date of death and real estate law issues)
  • Tax representation / procedural law for individuals and legal entities (objections, appeals, negotiations with authorities)
  • Preparation of tax rulings
  • Self-disclosure and post-taxation
  • International tax law: DBA’s, residency principle vs. real estate location etc.
  • Real estate gains tax (specialized in the Zurich real estate gains tax):
    • Preparation of property gains tax returns and rulings
    • Advice on restructuring and the preparation of rulings
    • Tax representation/procedural law (negotiations with tax authorities, objections/recourses)
    • Enforcement of the right to be heard
    • Advice / representation of the buyer in lien registrations / lien proceedings

Contact: Lawyer Stephanie Knutti

  • Advice for landlords and administrations
  • Design and conclusion of rental contracts
  • Rent increases after (total) renovations
  • Assertion of rights and obligations arising from rental contracts
  • Procedure for dealing with defects in rented leased property
  • Procedure for dealing with tenant rent arrears
  • Termination of rental contracts
  • Rent collection
  • Representation before arbitration authorities and courts
  • Eviction procedures

Contact: Lawyer Dr. Marianne Schaub-Hristić