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.

MLaw Adam Arend


Preferred Fields of Practice

  • Criminal Law
  • Civil Law
  • Contract Law
  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Family Law
  • Migration Law
  • Public Law
  • Insolvency and Bankruptcy Law


  • Admitted to the Bar, Zurich (2017)
  • MLaw, Universities of Geneva and Basel (2013)

Professional Career

  • With MK+P since 2018
  • Research assistant at the University of Lucerne (2016-2018)
  • Law Clerk at the District Court of Uster (2016)
  • Intern at the District Court of Uster (2015-2016)
  • Trainee at a law firm in Zürich (2014-2015)

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


Phone +41 44 215 20 30
Fax +41 44 215 20 39

Müller Knodel + Partner
Uraniastrasse 40
CH – 8001 Zurich


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