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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
  • 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 incl. social and private insurance law aspects
  • Sales contract law
  • Contract law
  • Contract Law for work and labor
  • Tenancy / real estate law
  • Neighbour law
  • General contract law
  • Procedural / debt enforcement and bankruptcy law
  • Traffic 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
  • 2017-2022 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

Sophia Schmid

Assistant

BLaw


Sarah Kämpfer

Head of Backoffice

stud. iur.


Angelika Zotti

Finance and Backoffice

 


Samuel Toscan

Backoffice

stud. iur.

 


 Asvithan Kasipillai

Backoffice

stud. iur.