Departments

Our field of activity comprises the provision of legal advice and legal representation to private and institutional clients at home and abroad.

Data Protec­tion

Due to the steady devel­op­ment of IT and the poten­tial for its abuse, the legal area of data protec­tion has signif­i­cantly enhanced in impor­tance in recent years. The increas­ingly complex and compre­hen­sive provi­sions of Euro­pean Law (key word: General Data Protec­tion Regu­la­tion; “GDPR”) constantly forces compa­nies to adapt to the current applic­a­ble legal situation.

We support you with respect to the eval­u­a­tion and ensur­ing of the compli­ance of your company with data protec­tion provi­sions. We assist you in the set-up of data protec­tion decla­ra­tions, non-disclo­sure agree­ments, decla­ra­tions of consent, service agree­ments and in your compli­ance with legal report­ing requirements.

Addi­tion­ally, we present and advo­cate your inter­ests deal­ing with govern­men­tal author­i­ties, insti­tu­tions or compa­nies, if your respec­tive data protec­tion rights were harmed through any illicit process­ing or use of your data.

Corpo­rate law, restruc­tur­ing, M&A

Liecht­en­stein offers a wide range of corpo­rate struc­tur­ing options. We assist you in choos­ing the ideal type of legal entity for your project, the forma­tion of the company, obtain­ing the rele­vant permis­sions and busi­ness licenses etc. Further­more, we advise and assist you in all ques­tions of corpo­rate succes­sion plan­ning, acqui­si­tion and sale as well as restruc­tur­ing of compa­nies or busi­ness units. We provide guid­ance through­out the entire process, start­ing with initial ideas, through­out nego­ti­a­tions and on to the draft­ing and imple­men­ta­tion of contracts pre- and post-closing.

Finan­cial Markets

As a bank, insur­ance company, asset manager or provider in the field of invest­ment funds you are confronted with a huge number of recent and forth­com­ing regu­la­tory require­ments. We advise on and assist in imple­ment­ing struc­tures and processes e.g. in struc­tur­ing funds on the basis of Liechtenstein’s unique regu­la­tory land­scape. We also offer advice with regard to the impact these new rules may have on your rela­tion­ship with customers, busi­ness part­ners and service providers. We deal with the regu­la­tory author­i­ties on your behalf and repre­sent your inter­ests in court.

FinTech, Cryp­tocur­ren­cies, STO

The blockchain tech­nol­ogy is a revo­lu­tion­ary concept. Indus­try, trade and public insti­tu­tions more and more recog­nize the poten­tial of this tech­nol­ogy and seek and estab­lish solu­tions for blockchain appli­ca­tions. Also and specif­i­cally in the field of capi­tal markets and finan­cial services, the blockchain tech­nol­ogy offers numer­ous options in the frame­work and ongo­ing devel­op­ment of so-called Fintech models.

We provide compre­hen­sive legal advice and assis­tance to entre­pre­neurs wish­ing to imple­ment blockchain-based busi­ness models and solu­tions. In partic­u­lar, we have exten­sive expe­ri­ence and exper­tise with regard to the imple­men­ta­tion of STOs (Secu­rity Token Offer­ing), specif­i­cally with regard to the estab­lish­ment and filing of secu­ri­ties prospec­tuses in compli­ance with Euro­pean law and the approval of such Prospec­tus by the Liecht­en­stein Finan­cial Market Authority.

Foun­da­tions, Trusts and Succes­sion Planning

We have long­stand­ing expe­ri­ence with regard to the specifics of Liecht­en­stein Foun­da­tions, Trusts, Estab­lish­ments and other types of legal entity. With compre­hen­sive expe­ri­ence in advis­ing trust service providers as well as repre­sent­ing bene­fi­cia­ries, heirs, foun­da­tion coun­cil members, trustees etc. in and out of court, we not only know the legal field­work and pitfalls but also how things are handled in practice.

We further advise our clients with regard to succes­sion plan­ning and probate proceedings.

Intel­lec­tual Prop­erty Law

Liecht­en­stein provides inter­est­ing struc­tur­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties in the field of intel­lec­tual prop­erty rights. We advise and assist you in the regis­tra­tion, renewal and enforce­ment of national and inter­na­tional trade­marks and designs. Further­more, we advise you in draft­ing license agree­ments and assist with regard to ques­tions of copy right law.

Liti­ga­tion, Arbi­tra­tion and White Collar Crime

We provide compre­hen­sive services in liti­ga­tion and arbi­tra­tion and advice and repre­sent our clients in front of the courts in civil and crim­i­nal proceed­ings. We bene­fit from many years’ prac­tice and have accu­mu­lated sound expe­ri­ence in complex cases of national and inter­na­tional liti­ga­tion. We are used to thor­oughly analysing our client’s specific situ­a­tion: we provide a break­down of the risks and oppor­tu­ni­ties, strengths and weak­nesses before deter­min­ing with the client the most promis­ing strat­egy. White Collar Crime cases require sound exper­tise in order to under­stand the inter­ac­tion of their finan­cial and legal aspects. We are not only expe­ri­enced in advis­ing and repre­sent­ing suspects but also in safe­guard­ing the inter­ests of an aggrieved party.

Public Law

Public and admin­is­tra­tive law increas­ingly impacts all fields of busi­ness – not only those directly deal­ing with the admin­is­tra­tion and/or public author­i­ties but also between private parties.

We use our knowl­edge and expe­ri­ence to advise our clients on aspects of public law and repre­sent them before Liecht­en­stein authorities.

Our services include:

  • Trade and Indus­try Law
  • Finan­cial Markets Regulation
  • Domi­cil­i­a­tion of Corpo­ra­tions and Individuals
  • Construc­tion Law, Trans­fer of  Real Estate
  • Inter­na­tional Mutual Legal and Admin­is­tra­tive Assistance
  • Euro­pean Law
  • Telecom­mu­ni­ca­tion Law
  • Data protec­tion

Employ­ment and Social Secu­rity Law

A sound under­stand­ing and appli­ca­tion of the provi­sions of employ­ment law is crucial for both entre­pre­neurs and employ­ees. We have exten­sive expe­ri­ence and exper­tise in advis­ing and repre­sent­ing either side. We can also advise and repre­sent you in social secu­rity matters where Euro­pean stan­dards and cross-border elements play an impor­tant role.

Tax Law

Increas­ing glob­al­iza­tion entails a grow­ing neces­sity for inter­na­tional tax plan­ning. We advise our clients with regard to all aspects of Liechtenstein’s indi­vid­ual and corpo­rate taxa­tion and repre­sent them before the Liecht­en­stein tax author­i­ties (e.g. in nego­ti­at­ing tax rulings or tax liti­ga­tion). It is our goal to prearrange with the Liecht­en­stein tax author­i­ties clear and opti­mized solu­tions in advance of a trans­ac­tion. Due to our network of tax profes­sion­als in vari­ous juris­dic­tions and our sound knowl­edge of Liecht­en­stein corpo­rate law we are in a posi­tion to advise our clients in setting up opti­mized and tax-compli­ant tailor-made corpo­rate struc­tures or to support them in regu­lar­iz­ing exist­ing struc­tures in the clients’ home juris­dic­tions. We further advise and repre­sent our clients in Inter­na­tional Mutual Legal Assis­tance proceedings.