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.

lic. iur. Johannes Glenck


Preferred Fields of Practice

  • Criminal Law and Criminal Process Law
  • Economic and Corporate Criminal Law
  • International Rogatory Law in Criminal Matters
  • Contract Law
  • Company Law and Corporate Law
  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Divorce Law
  • Insolvency and Bankruptcy Law


  • Admitted to the Bar, Zurich (2012)
  • UC Berkeley, San Francisco (2008)
  • lic. iur., University of Zurich (2008)

Professional Career

  • With MK+P since 2012, Partner since 2013
  • Trainee in a law firm (2012)
  • Deputy State Attorney at the State Attorneys Office Zurich-Sihl (2010/2011)
  • Law clerk at the District Court of Zurich (2008/2009)

Member of the

  • Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)
  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV)
  • Pikett Strafverteidigung (emergency response team for criminal defence), Zurich
  • Criminalistic Society of Switzerland

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

Müller Knodel + Partner
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CH – 8001 Zurich


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