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Nirmala Dias

 

Attorney-at-law and Mediator SDM + SAV

owner and founder of Kanzlei Kreis 2

dias@kanzleikreis2.ch

 

I appreciate being able to support my clients in problematic situations and enjoy working out creative, pragmatic and sensible solutions. Also, I take pleasure in handling tricky legal challenges. Moreover, I value the fascinating relationships, the professional exchange as well as imparting my knowhow and love for the job to the law students in our back office. 

In my free time, I savour family life and like to play tennis. If time allows, I take my Ducati for a spin or immerse myself in an exciting book.


  • Legal advice and litigation
  • Employment law including aspects of social and private insurance law
  • Public labour law
  • Tenancy law
  • Condominium law
  • Contract for work and services law
  • Contract of sale law
  • Agency contract law
  • General contract law
  • Debt enforcement and bankruptcy law
  • Immigration law
  • Laws regarding nurseries
  • Law of neighbours
  • Mediation
  • 2020 Founding of Kanzlei Kreis 2
  • 2019 Ombudsperson for a national association
  • 2018 Ombudsperson for an international association
  • 2010 Partner at Advokaturen im Rabenhaus
  • 2010 Certificate Mediator SDM
  • 2007 – 2009 Attorney-at-law at Law Firm Peter Hofer
  • 2006 Attorney-at-law in a Zurich law firm
  • 2006 Certificate Mediator SAV
  • 2004 Bar admission Zurich
  • 2003 – 2006 Lawyer at an insurance for legal protection
  • 2001 – 2002 Legal trainee at a law firm in Zurich
  • 2001 Internship at the Justice, Municipality and Church Department of the Canton of Berne
  • 2000 Law clerk at the Juvenile Court Berner Oberland
  • 2000 University of Berne, Master of Law (lic. iur.)
  • 1993 Matura/Baccalaureate, type B, from Kantonsschule Trogen AR
  • Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)
  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV)
  • Institute for Mediation (ifm)
  • ZAV Expert Group employment law
  • ZAV Expert Group tenancy law
  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Raquel Pais

 

Attorney-at-law and Mediator SAV

pais@kanzleikreis2.ch

 

Being a passionate lawyer, my heart is set on providing legal support to my clients in all situations and to stand up for them and their rights. I work both in an advisory and forensic capacity and enjoy dealing with complex legal issues.

A good meal with friends, a leisurely walk along  Lake Zurich or sports like Zumba and swimming round off my work day. I also like to explore distant countries as well as their cultures.


  • Employment law including social and private insurance aspects
  • Tenancy law
  • Traffic law
  • Contract of sale law
  • Contract for work and services law
  • General contract law
  • Law of neighbours
  • Property law
  • Criminal law
  • Mediation
  • Since February 2020 Attorney-at-law at Kanzlei Kreis 2
  • 2018 – 2020 Attorney-at-law in the law firm Nirmala M. Dias
  • Since 2018 Research associate at the University of St. Gallen
  • 2017 Certificate in Mediation (CAS I) at the Berne University of Applied Sciences
  • 2012 Bar admission Berne
  • 2011 – 2018 Lawyer at an insurance for legal protection
  • 2010 – 2011 Legal trainee in a law firm in Berne
  • 2010 Legal trainee at the Attorney General's Office of the canton of Berne
  • 2010 University of Berne, Master of Law (focus on private law)
  • 2003 Matura/Baccalaureate from Kantonsschule am Burggraben in St. Gallen
  • 1993 Matura/Baccalaureate, type B, from Kantonsschule Trogen AR
  • Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)
  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV)
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • French
  • English

Nicole Schwarz 

 

Attorney-at-law, LL.M.

schwarz@kanzleikreis2.ch

 

My valuable experience, love for the job and the constructive exchange with all parties involved are essential to the tailored, timely and efficient solutions to which I attribute great importance. 

Our work is confidential and personal. For me, every encounter is an enrichment.

I am always on the move - be it with my family traveling the continents, on my bike in the city, or just mentally, immersed in an exciting book.


  • Tenancy law
  • Cooperative law
  • Employment law including social and private insurance aspects
  • Condominium law
  • Contract for work and services law
  • Law of neighbours
  • General contract law
  • Traffic law
  • Since March 2020 Attorney-at-law at Kanzlei Kreis 2
  • 2017 – 2020 Lawyer at Wohnbaugenossenschaften Schweiz (Housing cooperatives Switzerland)
  • 2016 – 2017 Attorney-at-law at the law firm Nirmala M. Dias
  • 2012 – 2015 Lawyer at Hauseigentümerverband (HEV) Aargau
  • 2010 – 2011 UNSW Sydney, Australia, LL.M.
  • 2008 – 2010 Lawyer at an insurance company for legal protection in Zurich
  • 2008 Bar admission Zurich
  • 2006 – 2007 Stays abroad
  • 2004 – 2005 Auditor at the District Court Zürich
  • 2002 – 2003 Employment in a larger law firm in Zurich
  • 2002 University of Zurich, Master of Law (lic. iur.)
  • 1999 – 2000 Universidad de Deusto in Bilbao, Spain
  • 1996 Matura/Baccalaureate, type E
  • Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)
  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV)
  • German
  • English
  • Spanish

Kai Geerk

 

Attorney-at-law

geerk@kanzleikreis2.ch

 

The very essence of my ambition and enjoyment of the legal profession is to earn the confidence of my clients with a professionally competent, committed approach, to reliably accompany them in difficult situations, and to develop and successfully implement targeted litigation strategies on both a personal and legal level.

 

I am passionate about recreational sports and enjoy pursuing new challenges that get me moving, pushing my limits and getting out into nature at the same time.


  • Employment law
  • Tenancy / real estate law
  • General contract law
  • Procedural / debt enforcement and bankruptcy law
  • Traffic law
  • Financial market law
  • Since September 2020 Attorney-at-law at Kanzlei Kreis 2
  • Since September 2020 Masterprogram African Studies, University Basel
  • 2018-2020 In-house Legal Counsel at theBank CIC (Switzerland) AG
  • Since 2017 Attorney-at-law in a law firm in Binningen (BL)
  • 2017 Admitted to the bar, Canton Basel-Landschaft
  • 2016-2017 Lawyer in a law firm in Binningen (BL)
  • 2016 Lawyer at the Bank CIC (Switzerland) AG
  • 2015 Legal Internship at the Bank CIC (Switzerland) AG
  • 2014-2015 Legal Internship in a law firm in Binningen (BL)
  • 2014 MLaw, University Basel
  • 2009 Matura at the Leonhardt Gymnasium in Basel-Stadt
  • Swiss Bar Association (SAV)
  • Zurich Bar Association (ZAV)
  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Slovak

Nicolas Zumbrunn

 

Attorney-at-law

zumbrunn@kanzleikreis2.ch

 

During the absence of Mrs. Schwarz until November 2022 I am your contact person for your matters.

For me, the profession of a lawyer is also a vocation: I am very happy to champion the concerns of clients and strive for viable solutions in a joint exchange.
A consistent attitude is just as important to me as the right tone, which often makes the music. In addition to my professional experience, which I have acquired primarily in various law firms and at the Winterthur Region Homeowners' Association, I also benefit from my life experience.
I find my balance in sports, especially tennis and hiking, and I also enjoy being by the water.


Kira Killias

 

Legal staff member and back office

MLaw


Sophia Schmid

Back office

stud. iur.


Sarah Kämpfer

Back office

stud. iur.


Angelika Zotti

Finance and back office


KANZLEI KREIS 2 AG, Sternenstrasse 11, CH-8002 Zürich

T +41 44 244 00 20

F +41 44 244 00 21

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