Consulting, out-of-court representation and litigation

Our services

Consulting + contract drafting

Reliable legal advice from an attorney provides legal certainty and prevents costly legal disputes

Out-of-court representation

Efficient out-of-court dispute resolution prevents high legal fees


Solution-oriented and cost-conscious legal representation before authorities and courts as well as criminal defence

Preferred fields of law

The law firm Spühler Rechtsanwälte is primarily active in criminal and civil law in national and international contexts. The law firm advises clients in German, English, Spanish, French, Italian and Portuguese. The preferred fields of law can be divided into the following topics:

Matrimonial law

Various legal problems may arise with the termination or dissolution of a marriage.

At the latest when a spouse leaves the shared home, the situation must be redefined in the event of separation. Who will receive the apartment? How much maintenance / alimony must be paid? Who should be allowed to live with the children? In this emotionally charged situation, it is important to have a strong and empathetic partner in order to have the open questions of separation settled in court if necessary (proceedings to protect the marital union).

A separation phase is usually followed by a definitive divorce. This can be jointly desired or must be enforced in a lawsuits. In this case, apart from the matters to be regulated in the separation, the division of matrimonial property and occupational pension assets must be carried out.

Domestic violence

In an existing or dissolved family or partnership relationship, individuals may be violated or endangered in their physical, sexual or psychological integrity. This can happen in particular through violence, threat or repeated harassment or stalking of the person concerned.

Child protection and protection of adults

The aim of child and adult protection law is to ensure the protection of persons who are unable to help themselves or obtain necessary support. Such persons in need of assistance are in particular underage children or adults suffering from mental or psychological impairments or addictions.

In principle, the child and adult protection authorities (KESB) are responsible for ordering protective measures. Such protective measures may include, for example, the arrangement of assistance or accommodation of persons.

Law of inheritance

The law firm Spühler Rechtsanwälte supports you in the settlement of your inheritance matters – for example, drawing up a will, a contract of inheritance, as executor or in the regulation of corporate succession. The (judicial) enforcement of inheritance claims may also be necessary.


For example, legal services are offered in the following areas:

  • Matrimonial law
  • Marriage contracts
  • Divorce or separation
  • Maintenance payments / alimony
  • Matrimonial property law
  • Child rights
  • Concubinage
  • Registered partnership
  • Adoption
  • Child protection
  • Protection of adults
  • Advance Care Directive
  • Living will
  • Welfare accommodation
  • Inheritance law
  • Will and contract of inheritance
  • Execution of will
  • Enforcement of inheritance claims (statutory entitlement, inheritance, legacy)

The law firm Spühler Rechtsanwälte advises and represents tenants or owners of real estate in all areas of tenancy law or home ownership.

For example, legal services are offered in the following areas:

  • rent
  • rent reduction
  • Defects in rented objects
  • Cancellation of rental apartments
  • Condominium ownership
  • Real estate
  • Purchase and sale of real estate
  • Construction defects / Work defects
  • Pledge
  • Neighbouring right
  • Easements
  • Planting
  • Noise, smoke, shadows or other emissions from neighbours

In the context of an employment relationship, many legal issues may arise with the employee and employer, which require careful clarification.

In particular, the termination of an employment relationship can lead to numerous difficulties and disputes. The employer must comply with various legal provisions in the case of (instant) dismissal or consensual termination agreement in order not to risk their invalidity or claims for damages. The employee is often unaware of his claims and misses important deadlines for their enforcement. It is important to carefully clarify the legal questions on the part of the employer before termination and to react within a short period of time on the part of the employee after termination.

For example, legal services are offered in the following areas:

  • Drafting of contracts around the employment relationship
  • Ordinary termination
  • Termination without notice
  • Abusive termination
  • Mutual termination agreement
  • Employee protection
  • Mobbing
  • Staff Leasing
  • Entitlement to wages
  • Expenses
  • Non-competition clause
  • Job reference and confirmation of employment
  • Sexual harassment at the workplace
  • Public law personnel law

Companies are frequently confronted with numerous legal issues. The law firm Spühler Rechtsanwälte offers reliable and cost-conscious legal advice and legal representation from a single source. The legal issues may concern the company and its legal form itself, or they may concern legal relations with employees or customers.

For example, legal services are offered in the following areas:

  • Start-up companies
  • Sole proprietorship
  • General partnership and limited partnership
  • Limited Liability Company
  • Company Limited by Shares
  • Responsibility of managing directors or board members
  • Commercial register law
  • Name and trademark law
  • Association law

The law firm Spühler Rechtsanwälte offers support in contract drafting, contract review and contract disputes. Careful contract drafting can prevent costly disputes at a later date.

For example, legal services are offered in the following areas:

  • Purchase agreement
  • Barter and donation agreement
  • Tenancy agreement
  • Contract of employment
  • Loan agreement
  • Contract for work
  • Contract of services
  • Contract of brokerage
  • Agency contract
  • Commission
  • Transport law
  • Guarantees
  • Package tour contract

Have you been negligently or intentionally caused financial damage? The law firm Spühler Rechtsanwälte supports you in asserting your claim for damages in civil and criminal proceedings.

Enforce claims

Sometimes, it is not enough to have a contract or judgment to enforce a claim in a dispute. We help you to enforce your claim with the help of the state in debt collection or bankruptcy proceedings. For this purpose, it may be necessary to take precautionary measures to secure assets before the debtor can make them disappear.

Unjustified debt collection

Conversely, it may be that you are wrongly pursued. In this case, we will protect your interests in debt collection and bankruptcy proceedings.


For example, legal services are offered in the following areas:

Enforcement of all kinds of claims

  • Dept collection proceedings
  • Collection of garnishment
  • Debt collection on debt recovery
  • Bankruptcy proceedings
  • Collocation procedure
  • Recognition of foreign bankruptcies in Switzerland

Receive support in all matters relating to Swiss immigration law.

For example, legal services are provided in the following matters:

  • residence permit
  • Work Permit
  • Stay in Switzerland for marriage preparation

We advise you on all aspects of criminal law and represent you in criminal proceedings before the police, the public prosecutor’s office or in court.

For example, legal services are offered in the following areas:

  • Criminal defense
  • Penalties
  • Order of summary punishment
  • Advice on criminal law

As a victim of a crime, you have rights within and outside criminal proceedings. As an victim, you can participate in the criminal proceedings (as a civil and criminal plaintiff) and have various protective rights. In criminal proceedings you can claim civil claims such as compensation (adhesion proceedings).

If the offender is impecunious, you may be able to claim damages from the state.

Our lawyers take you seriously as a victim and fight for your rights vis-à-vis the offender and the state. In particular, it ensures that criminal proceedings are initiated and that these are also dealt with in a timely manner.

For example, legal services are offered in the following areas:

  • Representation of victims in criminal proceedings
  • Assertion of civil claims against the offender
  • Protection against domestic violence

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