We work to make a positive difference for our clients.

People and their passion are at the centre of our business. Trust and collaboration aimed at solutions. Effecting change for the better. Our love of our profession drives us to consistently find lasting and innovative solutions for our clients.

Jakob | Marsella Rechtsanwälte is a modern law firm in the heart of Zurich. The practice specialises in advice and litigation in commercial law and all criminal law matters. Jakob | Marsella Rechtsanwälte also covers the entire spectrum of private law, in particular matters relating to family law and inheritance law. Our clients include private individuals and companies.


Company law and contract law

Our advice on company law begins at the incorporation stage and extends from support with corporate housekeeping and company restructuring through to liquidation.

We provide comprehensive legal advice on devising, drafting and performing contracts (including GTC checks) in various areas of law, and provide support during contract negotiations. We sound out the hidden dangers of draft contracts that are often overlooked at the beginning of a contractual relationship.


Criminal law and road traffic law

We defend private individuals and companies at all stages of proceedings. In addition to general criminal law, commercial criminal law is one of our preferred working areas. We also support our clients on matters of road traffic law (including administrative proceedings).

Finally, we advise and represent injured parties in criminal proceedings by helping them draft criminal complaints and by assisting them in the enforcement of civil claims.


Family law and inheritance law

We represent and advise our clients in divorce and settlement proceedings, estate planning and the structuring of private and business financial assets.

Our team helps clients to draw up marriage and inheritance contracts, marital property agreements, donations and wills. In the event of loss of capacity of judgement, we support our clients in drawing up living wills and advance healthcare directives. We also act as appointees for living wills and as executors.


Employment law and migration

We cover all areas of employment law for employers and employees, both in an advisory and litigation capacity. We advise our clients on appointments and dismissals, and assist them in drafting employment contracts and employee participation programmes.

On migration law matters, we advise companies and private individuals on work and residence permits, and also represent them before government agencies and the courts.


Debt enforcement and bankruptcy law

We assist our clients with claims collection, whereby the option of freezing debtor assets by seizure or other measures is checked and any liability or avoidance claims are asserted.

We advise company bodies on the risk of payment difficulties and in the defence against liability claims.


Property and tenancy law

We advise and represent our clients on all matters relating to real estate and tenancy law. This includes not only tenancy issues but also the conclusion of property purchase contracts, advice on building and construction contracts, and support in the establishment, organisation and administration of commonhold associations.


We share the enthusiasm and passion of innovative entrepreneurs and help them to achieve their business goals. Our practice focuses on providing comprehensive advice and promoting the development of start-ups. This includes not only the numerous company law issues that arise during incorporation, but also the form and structure of the relationships between partners (e.g. shareholder agreements, articles of association), optimal protection of the business idea and the formulation of general terms and conditions (GTC). In addition, we also support and advise start-ups in strategic decisions as a sparring partner.


Efficiency, dependability and passion are our winning qualities. These values are founded on lean structures combined with exacting quality standards. We understand the needs of our clients because we look after them personally. Trusting collaboration in order to achieve client goals is at the heart of our work.

Ninos Jakob

Ninos Jakob received his law degree (lic. iur.) from the University of Zurich in 2009. Before co-founding the law firm Jakob | Marsella Rechtsanwälte, he worked for several years as an attorney at law at a commercial law firm in Zurich-Zollikon. Previously, he worked in the legal department of a major Swiss bank, as an intern at Zurich District Court and as a junior associate for a leading Zurich commercial law firm. During his legal training, he worked in the legal department of a Big Four audit and consulting firm in Zurich.

Ninos Jakob works in German and English. He also speaks Assyrian/Aramaic and French. He is registered with the Bar Registry in the Canton of Zurich and is admitted to practise in all Swiss courts.

Mirco Marsella

Mirco Marsella received his law degree (lic. iur.) from the University of Zurich in 2010. Before co-founding law firm Jakob | Marsella Rechtsanwälte, he worked for several years as an attorney at law at a law firm in Zurich, specialising in criminal law. Before that, he worked for several years as an intern and clerk of court at Zurich District Court. During his legal training, he worked at a law firm in Kloten that specialises in labour, criminal and family law.

Mirco Marsella works in German, English and Italian. He also speaks French. He is registered with the Bar Registry in the Canton of Zurich and is admitted to practise in all Swiss courts.

Contact us



Jakob | Marsella Rechtsanwälte
Badenerstrasse 75
8004 Zurich


Phone     +41 44 291 00 20
E-Mail     info@jakob-marsella.ch