COGNITOR?
Why 'Cognitor' for our website and our emails?

Cognitor is derived from the Latin verb cognoscere. This multilayered verb means in particular: knowing, recognizing, perceiving, experiencing, exploring, investigating, representing in court.
The cognitor thus is a knowledgeable person, a cognitive person etc. ... and a representative in court.
In our work as lawyers, we always strive to be a cognitor. With cognitor in our e-mail and website, we continue the tradition of Dr. Gautschi, who founded our law firm on October 1,1932. He had already registered cognitor as a short address for telegrams sent to the firm. The incorporation of the word cognitor into the e-mail and website address thus takes us back to the roots of our firm.

Dr. iur. Paul Felix Wegmann

Lawyer

Preferred Fields of Practice

  • Criminal Law
  • Contract Law
  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Tenancy Law
  • Divorce Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Child and Adult Protection Law

Education

  • Dr. iur., University of Zurich (2016)
  • Admitted to the Bar, Zurich (2013)
  • lic. iur., University of Zurich (2005)

Professional Career

  • With MK+P since 2018
  • Law Clerk at the Court of Appeal of Basel (2015-2018)
  • Law Clerk at the District Court of Zurich (2009-2010)
  • Research Assistant at the University of Zurich (2006-2008)

Member of the

  • Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)
  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV)
  • Democratic Jurists Zurich (DJZ)
  • Democratic Jurists Switzerland (DJS)
  • Pikett Strafverteidigung (emergency response team for criminal defence), Zurich

 

Contact

paul.wegmann@cognitor.ch
Phone +41 44 215 20 30
Fax +41 44 215 20 39

Müller Knodel + Partner
Uraniastrasse 40
CH – 8001 Zurich

Languages

German, English and French