Banking and financial market law
We advise you on Liechtenstein and international banking, insurance, investment fund, and financial market law, including regulation and supervision law, movement of capital, and securities. We also represent trustees and asset managers as well as their clients.
Litigation and arbitration
We represent your interests in civil lawsuits and in questions of tort and liability law. This also includes the liability / responsibility of legal entities and their governing bodies. We also specialise in commercial criminal law, defence, asset tracing, and international legal assistance.
We assume mandates for you as counsels or arbitrators. Partners from our law firm were "obstetricians" of the new Liechtenstein arbitration law. Liechtenstein arbitration proceedings are quick and efficient, and thanks to the New York Arbitration Convention, awards are recognised and enforced worldwide..
Company, foundation, and trust law
We carry out all work from the establishment of legal entities through the preparation of meetings to registration with public authorities. We prepare legal opinions, comprehensive opinions, and represent companies and trusts vis-à-vis public authorities.
Company acquisition, due diligence
When selling or purchasing an enterprise, lots of questions arise concerning intrinsic value, possible warranty problems, or tax issues. Also, the enterprise needs to be looked at in a proper due diligence procedure to check whether there are any legal risks. Transfer and payment conditions also offer opportunities to both contracting parties for astute structuring. We will be happy to advise you.
Administrative and tax law, double taxation treaties
Our law firm has long-standing experience in administrative law – in business, construction, and commercial register law as well as with appeal proceedings before public authorities..
Taxes play an important role in purely domestic situations as well as in cross-border issues. Due to the now existing network of double taxation treaties, there are very sensible structuring options, which we will be happy to assist you with. We cooperate in this field with local and international partners.
Succession consultancy, succession law, and financial effects
We consider succession issues both from a private and from an entrepreneurial perspective. We assist you in succession planning, the preparation of wills, matrimonial and inheritance contracts, and the execution of wills.
Preparation of contracts in all fields
We have long-standing experience in the preparation of contracts in the field of real estate law. It does not matter whether the matter at hand is about purchase and sale, easements, applications on real estate purchases (Land Transfer Act, GVG) or the like. Repeatedly, we have also prepared purchase and sale agreements for corporations and international structures and accompanied the negotiations involved. In this connection, we have repeatedly been involved in due diligence procedures in this context.
Family and matrimonial law, social legislation
With divorces, but also with matrimonial contracts and questions of parental custody, it is not only the technical legal knowledge that counts but also the feeling for the right course of action. At the end of the day, this is about people and relationships, which should be respected as far as possible. Our law firm has long-standing experience in this.
Commercial criminal law, compliance, anti-money laundering
Consultancy to banks, insurance companies, investment managers etc. has also resulted in experience in connection with sanctions by the FMA and other public authorities. We also have sound knowledge and experience in matters of commercial criminal law, with complaints as well as with defence. We advise financial services providers, businesspeople, and trustees in matters of compliance and the necessary measures to fight money laundering.
European law, international sanctions law, AEOI, FATCA
Since the accession of Liechtenstein to the European Economic Area, European law has permeated essentially all fields of Liechtenstein national law. Our partners and colleagues have knowledge of European law, its implementation in Liechtenstein law, and the enforcement of claims under European law in Liechtenstein and abroad. In the past, the Government and the Diet of Liechtenstein have repeatedly had to adopt and implement international sanctions. This is important to combat aggressors and criminals in international legal transactions. However, it does happen in the process that innocent persons are affected. Our law firm has long-standing experience in protecting innocent citizens from collateral effects.