Banking and finance in Liechtenstein
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, 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 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’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.