Banking and finance in Liechtenstein

BATLINER WANGER BATLINER Rechtsanwälte AG

A ‘leading name for banking’, BATLINER WANGER BATLINER Rechtsanwälte AG is ‘very active in the market’. The group covers the full spread of transactional and regulatory matters for a mix of local and international banks, insurers, borrowers and investment service providers. Fintech is an increasingly prominent area and Ralph Wanger recently handled several initial coin offerings. Group head Martin Batliner is sought after for complex matters. Thomas Risch left to join trust company Continor Treuhand Anstalt.

Gasser Partner Attorneys at Law

Gasser Partner Attorneys at Law, notably the official International Swaps and Derivatives Association counsel for Liechtenstein, has a strong record in structured finance matters. The group’s expertise also spans traditional lending transactions, fintech and investment funds. Highlights included department co-head Hannes Arnold advising Postera Capital on the launch of a regulated European investment fund focusing on crypto assets. Group co-head Thomas Nigg and foundation law expert Johannes Gasser are also recommended.

Marxer & Partner Attorneys-at-Law

Marxer & Partner Attorneys-at-Law leverages its dominant size to provide specialist offerings in several banking and finance segments, including capital markets regulation, private wealth, foundation law and corporate matters. Markus Summer is a key contact for corporate finance and trusts and associate Sonja Schwaighofer is highly regarded for regulatory issues.

Walch & Schurti Attorneys-at-law Ltd

Walch & Schurti Attorneys-at-law Ltd’s practice encompasses a range of regulatory, transactional and tax-related matters, with cross-border work standing out as a sweet spot. Among its recent workload, Andreas Schurti assisted with the establishment of an investment fund, and Moritz Blasy advised a US bank on a refinancing — together they jointly head the department. The group also includes senior associate Nicolai Binkert (‘a safe pair of hands’) and corporate partner Alexander Appel.

advocatio Rechtsanwälte Grabher Dür

At advocatio Rechtsanwälte Grabher DürJohannes Dür’s team distinguishes itself through its strong record in regulatory and contentious matters. Senior fiduciary expert Johannes Grabher, who advised a Liechtenstein-based funds administrator on regulatory issues, is highly regarded.

Müller & Partner Rechtsanwälte

Müller & Partner Rechtsanwälte, which acts for a broad base of financial services sector clients including banks, insurance companies, trust and fund managers, particularly impresses with its litigation expertise. Egon Hug and Martin Zech are key contacts.

Sele Frommelt & Partner Attorneys at Law Ltd

Sele Frommelt & Partner Attorneys at Law Ltd has notable strength in asset management and banking — it also handles trusts, foundations and insurance matters. Peter Nägele and Heinz Frommelt are high-profile finance specialists.

Hauser Partners

Among Hauser Partners’ recent work, it advised an international client on Liechtenstein fund matters. Wulf Gordian Hauser is the key contact.

Lampert & Partner Attorneys at Law Ltd

Lampert & Partner Attorneys at Law Ltd has a focus on compliance and due diligence-related issues. Siegbert Lampert advised an asset manager on corporate governance matters.

NÄGELE Attorneys at Law LLC

NÄGELE Attorneys at Law LLC’s fintech practice impresses and it acts for banks on an array of cryptocurrency, data protection and outsourcing matters. Thomas Nägele is an increasingly prominent specialist in blockchain technology and cryptocurrency.

Seeger, Frick & Partner

Financial services is a mainstay at Seeger, Frick & Partner and the firm is well versed in funds, securities, insurance and market regulation. Wolfgang Seeger is noted for foundation law and regulatory matters.

Walser Attorneys at Law Ltd.

Walser Attorneys at Law Ltd. was established in 2016 by former BATLINGER WANGER BATLINGER Rechtsanwälte AG lawyer Manuel Walser. The firm advises banks, asset managers and insurance companies on regulatory, corporate governance and commercial matters.

Wolff Gstoehl Bruckschweiger

Wolff Gstoehl Bruckschweiger’s strong focus on regulatory matters translates into a steady stream of instructions from banks, asset managers, funds and insurance companies. Christoph Bruckschweiger is recommended.