Team
Spirit
Founders

Consultant - Team

Andreas Käppeli

M.A. HSG, Swiss certified tax expert

Partner

Andreas Käppeli consults domestic and international corporate clients as well as individuals in all of their Swiss tax matters. He has not only gained significant experience consulting large corporates in a Big Four consulting firm, but also understands the needs of small firms and startups. Further Andreas Käppeli has worked with a long-established consulting firm mainly in private client matters. His tax focus is enriched with a broad knowledge of other relevant areas such as social security law and pension fund regulations. Andreas Käppeli supports his clients with the filing of their tax reporting and provides provident solutions for their long-term tax planning. He regularly provides advise to entrepreneurs and corporates with regards to tax efficient acquisition structures and corporate restructurings and continues to support them after the implementation. As an economist, Andreas Käppeli’s tax advise always has a strong economic perspective.

Areas of Practice
  • General tax advice for corporates and individuals
  • Succession planning
Languages
  • German (native language)
  • English (fluent)
  • French (good)
  • Spanish (good)
  • Russian (basic)

Florian Schneider

lic. iur., Attorney-at-Law

Partner

Attorney-at-Law Florian Schneider is an expert in inheritance law, private international law, company law, trust law and foundation law. Since many years, he focused his practice on the holistic advice for corporate clients and on private clients, in particular with regards to their estate planning and wealth planning. He further acts as executor of a will and deals with contract law, acquisition of real estate, relocation and tax issues. Florian Schneider represents both national and international corporate and private clients. His professional background includes several years’ work experience abroad, activity as an attorney for a major law firm in Zurich, self-employed work experience as well as the management of his own company. Thus, his advice is not only a profound legal one but also accompanied by an entrepreneurial way of thinking.

Main Areas of Practice
  • Inheritance Law, Estate Planning and Succession Planning
  • Structuring, Incorporation and Administration of Foundations and Trusts
  • Company law and Commercial Law
  • Contract Law, including Purchase of Real Estate
  • Private International Law
  • Family Law including cohabitation Law
  • Minors and Adults Protection Law
  • Relocation and Tax Planning
  • Mobbing and sexual harassment
    (As investigating officer of fachstelle-mobbing.ch)
Languages
  • German (native language)
  • English (fluent)
  • French
  • Spanish (basics)

Andrea Schmoker

MLaw, Attorney-at-Law

Partner

Andrea Schmoker is specialized in employment and family law. She regularly advises and represents clients in both fields and constantly educates herself to ensure the best services to her clients. Additionally, Andrea Schmoker provides advice to both Swiss and international private clients as well as to companies regarding contract and corporate law. Andrea Schmoker advises in contentious as well as non-contentious matters and represents her clients before court and authorities. Before joining Kanzlei im Turm AG Andrea Schmoker worked several years as a law clerk at the District Court of Zurich as well as at the High Court of Zurich and as an associate in one of the three leading commercial law firms of Switzerland.

Main Areas of Practice
  • Employment law
  • Family law including cohabitation law
  • Minors‘ law
  • Corporate and Commercial law
  • Contract law
  • Rent and tenancy law
Languages
  • German (native language)
  • English (fluent)
  • French
  • Spanish (basics)

Evelyn Roduner

lic. iur., Attorney-at-Law

Partner

Since more than five years Evelyn Roduner has been working as a lawyer, first in Zurich then in Winterthur. She specializes in Swiss and international family law, child protection and inheritance law. In addition, she has experience in employment law, tenancy law and general contract law. She provides advice and legal opinions to Swiss and foreign private individuals, families and companies. She represents her clients in negotiations, she pleads cases in court or in Administration for Children & Families (KESB) and regularly participates in advanced training to ensure best services to her clients. Further, Evelyn Roduner is a member of the two professional groups ‘family law’ and ‘employment law’. Finally she has multi-year experience at Swiss courts, initially at the Zurich District court and later at the Supreme Court of the Canton Zurich.

Main Areas of Practice
  • Family Law, including cohabitation law
  • Child Protection
  • Inheritance Law
  • Employment Law
  • Tenancy Law
  • Contract Law
Languages
  • German (native language)
  • English (fluent)
  • French
  • Spanish (basics)

Urs Hofer

Dr. iur., Attorey-at-Law

Partner

Urs Hofer specializes in general corporate, financial services regulations and insolvency handling. His regulatory experience includes all aspects of Swiss fund regulation and public banking law, anti-money laundering regulations, insider trading and market manipulation rules (including FINMA and SIX applications and proceedings in these contexts), as well as strategic advice to Swiss financial service providers and FinTech institutions in relation to upcoming new regulation (such as the Federal Financial Services Act, the Federal Financial Institutions Act, easing of Swiss regulatory framework for FinTech institutions). In addition, Urs Hofer lectures regularly on regulatory topics in external training modules (i.e. by VisionCompliance) and/or public seminars. Urs Hofer’s M&A experience includes complex domestic and cross-border acquisitions, divestitures, mergers, joint ventures, and corporate restructurings. Finally, he regularly provides advice and legal opinions on private law matters such as on general contract law, legal aspects of the advisory and asset management business, as well as on corporate law. Due to his many years of experience in highly renowned, international law firms, Urs Hofer is accustomed to quickly analyzing complex, challenging problem settings and providing solutions therefore that are both sophisticated as well as practicable.

Main Areas of Practice
  • Company Law and Commercial Law
  • Financial Market Law
  • Contract Law
  • Insolvency Law
  • White Collar Crime
  • Public Law
Languages
  • German (native language)
  • English (fluent)
  • French (good)
  • Spanisch (basics)

Patrick Arnold

MLaw, Rechtsanwalt

Associate

Patrick Arnold ist seit 2017 als Rechtsanwalt tätig mit Schwerpunkt im Familienrecht. Daneben führt er Mandate in den Bereichen Arbeits-, Miet- und Strafrecht sowie allgemeines Vertragsrecht. Dabei berät Patrick Arnold nationale und internationale Privatpersonen sowie Unternehmen. Er betreut die Klienten sowohl in streitigen wie auch in nichtstreitigen Angelegenheiten und vertritt sie vor Gericht und Behörden. Diesbezüglich kann er auf seine langjährige Erfahrung am Bezirksgericht Winterthur zurückgreifen – die hiesigen gerichtlichen und anwaltlichen Gepflogenheiten sind ihm somit bestens vertraut. Patrick Arnold zeichnet sich besonders aus durch seine schnelle Auffassungsgabe sowie seine Fähigkeit, Lösungswege auf verständliche Weise aufzuzeigen.

Expertise
  • Familienrecht, inklusive Konkubinatsrecht
  • Kindes- und Erwachsenenschutzrecht
  • Arbeitsrecht
  • Miet- und Pachtrecht
  • Allgemeines Vertragsrecht
  • Strafrecht
Sprachen
  • Deutsch (Muttersprache)
  • Englisch (fliessend)
  • Griechisch (mündlich fliessend)
  • Französisch
  • Spanisch (Grundkenntnisse)

Team - Spirit

The five founding partners have known, trusted and been friends with each other since many years. We build a team of equals that all pull in the same direction when pursuing the objectives of our clients as well as of our law firm.​

We bring a great deal of enthusiasm with us when working in and for our law firm. Through a constant critical assessment of our processes and service quality, we remain dynamic and ensure further improvement. In doing so we seek for the perfect balance between sticking to the well-proven and an innovative approach. ​

We are convinced that our clients will also be able to profit from our progressive working environment.

Experience our spirit and benefit from its added value!

Providence is our credo, in particular, but not only, when dealing with your affairs. Our quest is to find not only a momentary but also a provident solution  – one that will serve you well both now as well as in the future. Our business model is therefore focused on long-term client relationship and sustainable solutions. You can count on that!


Each of us carries a different backpack of professional experiences and features his/her unique expertise that is complementary to those of the others. We are very deliberately exploiting the resulting synergies in order to achieve highest quality standards. We will fight as a team and combine our joint forces for your case – every day and with full commitment!

Founder – Partner

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Wir fünf Gründer sind seit vielen Jahren eng befreundet, kennen einander bestens und vertrauen uns. Wir formen ein Team aus gleichberechtigten Partnern, welche am selben Strick ziehen. Wir sind zurück in Winterthur.

Andreas Käppeli

M.A. HSG, Swiss certified tax expert

Partner

Andreas Käppeli consults domestic and international corporate clients as well as individuals in all of their Swiss tax matters. He has not only gained significant experience consulting large corporates in a Big Four consulting firm, but also understands the needs of small firms and startups. Further Andreas Käppeli has worked with a long-established consulting firm mainly in private client matters. His tax focus is enriched with a broad knowledge of other relevant areas such as social security law and pension fund regulations. Andreas Käppeli supports his clients with the filing of their tax reporting and provides provident solutions for their long-term tax planning. He regularly provides advise to entrepreneurs and corporates with regards to tax efficient acquisition structures and corporate restructurings and continues to support them after the implementation. As an economist, Andreas Käppeli’s tax advise always has a strong economic perspective.

Areas of Practice
  • General tax advice for corporates and individuals
  • Succession planning
Languages
  • German (native language)
  • English (fluent)
  • French (good)
  • Spanish (good)
  • Russian (basic)

Florian Schneider

lic. iur., Attorney-at-Law

Partner

Attorney-at-Law Florian Schneider is an expert in inheritance law, private international law, company law, trust law and foundation law. Since many years, he focused his practice on the holistic advice for corporate clients and on private clients, in particular with regards to their estate planning and wealth planning. He further acts as executor of a will and deals with contract law, acquisition of real estate, relocation and tax issues. Florian Schneider represents both national and international corporate and private clients. His professional background includes several years’ work experience abroad, activity as an attorney for a major law firm in Zurich, self-employed work experience as well as the management of his own company. Thus, his advice is not only a profound legal one but also accompanied by an entrepreneurial way of thinking.

Main Areas of Practice
  • Inheritance Law, Estate Planning and Succession Planning
  • Structuring, Incorporation and Administration of Foundations and Trusts
  • Company law and Commercial Law
  • Contract Law, including Purchase of Real Estate
  • Private International Law
  • Family Law including cohabitation Law
  • Minors and Adults Protection Law
  • Relocation and Tax Planning
  • Mobbing and sexual harassment
    (As investigating officer of fachstelle-mobbing.ch)
Languages
  • German (native language)
  • English (fluent)
  • French
  • Spanish (basics)

Andrea Schmoker

MLaw, Attorney-at-Law

Partner

Andrea Schmoker is specialized in employment and family law. She regularly advises and represents clients in both fields and constantly educates herself to ensure the best services to her clients. Additionally, Andrea Schmoker provides advice to both Swiss and international private clients as well as to companies regarding contract and corporate law. Andrea Schmoker advises in contentious as well as non-contentious matters and represents her clients before court and authorities. Before joining Kanzlei im Turm AG Andrea Schmoker worked several years as a law clerk at the District Court of Zurich as well as at the High Court of Zurich and as an associate in one of the three leading commercial law firms of Switzerland.

Main Areas of Practice
  • Employment law
  • Family law including cohabitation law
  • Minors‘ law
  • Corporate and Commercial law
  • Contract law
  • Rent and tenancy law
Languages
  • German (native language)
  • English (fluent)
  • French
  • Spanish (basics)

Evelyn Roduner

lic. iur., Attorney-at-Law

Partner

Since more than five years Evelyn Roduner has been working as a lawyer, first in Zurich then in Winterthur. She specializes in Swiss and international family law, child protection and inheritance law. In addition, she has experience in employment law, tenancy law and general contract law. She provides advice and legal opinions to Swiss and foreign private individuals, families and companies. She represents her clients in negotiations, she pleads cases in court or in Administration for Children & Families (KESB) and regularly participates in advanced training to ensure best services to her clients. Further, Evelyn Roduner is a member of the two professional groups ‘family law’ and ‘employment law’. Finally she has multi-year experience at Swiss courts, initially at the Zurich District court and later at the Supreme Court of the Canton Zurich.

Main Areas of Practice
  • Family Law, including cohabitation law
  • Child Protection
  • Inheritance Law
  • Employment Law
  • Tenancy Law
  • Contract Law
Languages
  • German (native language)
  • English (fluent)
  • French
  • Spanish (basics)

Urs Hofer

Dr. iur., Attorey-at-Law

Partner

Urs Hofer specializes in general corporate, financial services regulations and insolvency handling. His regulatory experience includes all aspects of Swiss fund regulation and public banking law, anti-money laundering regulations, insider trading and market manipulation rules (including FINMA and SIX applications and proceedings in these contexts), as well as strategic advice to Swiss financial service providers and FinTech institutions in relation to upcoming new regulation (such as the Federal Financial Services Act, the Federal Financial Institutions Act, easing of Swiss regulatory framework for FinTech institutions). In addition, Urs Hofer lectures regularly on regulatory topics in external training modules (i.e. by VisionCompliance) and/or public seminars. Urs Hofer’s M&A experience includes complex domestic and cross-border acquisitions, divestitures, mergers, joint ventures, and corporate restructurings. Finally, he regularly provides advice and legal opinions on private law matters such as on general contract law, legal aspects of the advisory and asset management business, as well as on corporate law. Due to his many years of experience in highly renowned, international law firms, Urs Hofer is accustomed to quickly analyzing complex, challenging problem settings and providing solutions therefore that are both sophisticated as well as practicable.

Main Areas of Practice
  • Company Law and Commercial Law
  • Financial Market Law
  • Contract Law
  • Insolvency Law
  • White Collar Crime
  • Public Law
Languages
  • German (native language)
  • English (fluent)
  • French (good)
  • Spanisch (basics)