Commercial, corporate and M&A in Liechtenstein


The team at BATLINER WANGER BATLINER Rechtsanwälte AG regularly assists with complex transactional work, from the obtaining of regulatory permits to national and international acquisitions and sales of companies; capital markets advice, and corporate governance. Domestic and international clients come from sectors including real estate, retail and the fintech space. Co-founders Martin Batliner, and Christian Batliner lead the corporate and commercial team alongside partner Markus Wille.

Key clients

Gable Insurance

Work highlights

  • Advising various clients in relation to ICOs and blockchain projects, including advising on the possibility of tokens being listed on crypto exchanges.

Gasser Partner Attorneys at Law

The sizeable team at Gasser Partner Attorneys at Law advises international banks, corporations and investment firms on an array of matters including restructuring, M&A and the establishment of structures and companies. Noted for its ‘great experience in dealing with complex international cases’, the firm’s reach is bolstered by an ‘impressive international network’. Senior partners Johannes Gasser, Hannes Arnold and Thomas Nigg lead the team, with Arnold described as a ‘luminary in the field of corporate law and M&A’. Sebastian Auer is praised for his ‘commercially viable and legally precise solutions’. Renè Saurer , Johannes Sander , Michael Nueber and Christina Delia Preiner provide additional corporate and transactional expertise.

Practice head(s):

Johannes Gasser; Hannes Arnold; Thomas Nigg

Other key lawyers:

Sebastian Auer; René Saurer; Johannes Sander; Michael Nueber


‘GASSER PARTNER covers the whole spectrum of corporate and commercial law. They know the Lichtenstein market and market participants extremely well and are exceptionally good at networking. Every lawyer has a remarkable knowledge of cross-border transactions and moves on the national as well as international terrain with an astonishing sureness.’

‘Hannes Arnold is my first person of contact and a very much appreciated legal colleague. With more than 15 years of experience in the practice of law, he is truly a luminary in the field of corporate law and M&A with strong technical knowledge and the ability to take quick decisions and to propose pragmatic solutions when required.’

‘GASSER PARTNER is a powerful and very sophisticated law firm. The big team consisting of more than 20 lawyers handling commercial, corporate and M&A topics is really great and have an exceptionally high reputation especially concerning cross-border matters and in this context have connections to lawyers and experts all around the world.’

‘Thomas Nigg has outstanding legal skills in the field of commercial, corporate and M&A. His expertise is absolutely convincing and based on more than 20 years of experience in the legal market. I particularly appreciate his focus and strengths in the area of cross border commercial and corporate matters involving Switzerland, Austria and Germany.’

‘You get a very personal service. They are always committed to go the extra mile. When things are time sensitive, weekends and holidays are sacrificed. They recommend what is in your best interest, not what is likely to create the most billable hours.’

‘Gasser Partner has a stellar reputation as a leading law firm in Liechtenstein, is well known, internationally recognized and boasts a large team of highly specialised and motivated lawyers. I would surely rate them as one of the best firms in the market with a great footprint in all areas of law connected to the financial marketplace as well as all corporate matters.’

‘Sebastian Auer is technically strong, efficient, provides clear answers and is responsive, open and straightforward. We have got absolutely professional and timely service from him. I especially appreciate his quick understanding of complex matters. He sees a problem, understands it and provides commercially viable and legally precise solutions. I find him very easy to work with an and he turns things around very quickly. I can’t recommend him highly enough.’

‘A particular strength of GASSER PARTNER lies in the international orientation of the firm. They have almost unlimited knowledge in cross-border transactions moving on international terrain with an incredible security. The firm has high expertise in corporate, foundation and trust law. In a nutshell, at GASSER PARTNER one gets the highest quality of legal expertise, with constant partner consultation at eye level. The firm is the absolute top dog on the Liechtenstein market and is second to none.’

Marxer & Partner Attorneys-at-Law

Marxer & Partner Attorneys-at-Law handles a range of complex transactions and corporate and commercial affairs for financial institutions, industrial companies and other major enterprises.  The practice is well regarded in M&A, having handled notable mergers and acquisitions related to the insurance industry and a significant multi-jurisdictional merger in recent times. The practice, led by Michael Oberhuber and Daniel Damjanovic, also regularly handles due diligence, data protection mandates and cross-border share pledge agreements.

Practice head(s):

Michael Oberhuber; Daniel Damjanovic

Schurti Partners Attorneys at Law Ltd

A main pillar of Liechtenstein’s legal landscape’, Schurti Partners Attorneys at Law Ltd handles a broad selection of matters such as cross-border M&A, corporate compliance and company restructurings. The team has significant expertise in transactions involving regulated firms such as banks and insurers, but the varied client base also includes large domestic and international manufacturers and Liechtenstein-based holding companies. Andreas Schurti has extensive experience of transactional work and the drafting of corporate documents. ‘Exceptional communicatorAlexander Appel is particularly strong on cross-border transactions and commercial contracts. Moritz Blasy advises on governance and regulatory affairs, while Nicolai Binkert regularly works with holding entities.

Practice head(s):

Andreas Schurti; Alexander Appel

Other key lawyers:

Mortiz Blasy; Nicolai Binkert


‘Quick, professional and qualified service.’

‘Alexander Appel is a multilingual professional, very secure in his field and an exceptional communicator.’

‘The Team of Schurti Partner has been advising several large international firms for decades and is a main pillar of Liechtenstein’s legal landscape.’

Work highlights

  • Advised a large listed Swiss insurance company in relation to the sale of a Liechtenstein insurer to another large Swiss insurer.
  • Advising a foreign client in a complex cross-border restructuring project which involves two Liechtenstein companies and various companies in other European jurisdictions.
  • Advised a Liechtenstein bank and its foreign shareholder on the liquidation of the banking business in Liechtenstein.

Müller & Partner Rechtsanwälte

The team at Müller & Partner Rechtsanwälte leverages its expertise in insurance and bank law to advise international clients on the sale and purchase of banks, insurance firms and asset management companies. Another area of strength for the practice is trust law and the team represents large Liechtenstein trust companies in various company matters, while lawyers from the firm are routinely appointed as legal administrators for insolvent trusts and foundations. Wolfgang Müller, Roland Müller, Robert Neudorfer, Egon Hug and Martin Zech head the practice.

Practice head(s):

Wolfgang Müller; Roland Müller; Robert Neudorfer; Egon Hug; Martin Zech

Niedermüller | Attorneys at Law

The ‘always up-to-date’ lawyers at Niedermüller | Attorneys at Lawadvise clients from all jurisdictions of the world in the setup of their blockchain-related business in Liechtenstein’. In this regard, the firm handles the establishment of cross-border holding structures and financial market regulation, as well as providing ongoing corporate advice. The firm also assists investment funds, family companies and foundations with issues such as restructuring and M&A. Matthias Niedermüller leads the practice and is assisted by Giuseppina Epicoco .

Practice head(s):

Matthias Niedermüller

Other key lawyers:

Giuseppina Epicocco; Selma Talic


‘The team has great knowledge, is amazingly well organized and always up-to-date. They are pioneers in what they do!’

‘24/7 availability, best practices, professional advice and network. Matthias Niedermüller, Giuseppina Epicocco and Selma Talic are absolute gems!’

‘It is always a pleasure to work with Niedermüller Attorneys. They are efficient and solution-oriented while always keeping the interest of the client above all. The fact that the entire office is fully digitalized increases their efficiency further. Niedermüller Attorneys have one of the most advanced digital setups in Liechtenstein, it is comparable with other large international firms.’

‘The leading and driving individual is Matthias Niedermüller; he is highly efficient and provides the highest standard of service.

‘Giuseppina Epicoco is playing an increasingly important role in corporate and commercial matters. She is also very active in the Blockchain space.’

Key clients

Skale Network

Elrond Network

holoride GmbH and holoride AG

Banking Circle S.A.

Fineqia Ltd.

Tradeteq Ltd.

Celestia Network

Cantina Royale AG

advocatio Rechtsanwälte Grabher Dür

advocatio Rechtsanwälte Grabher Dür advises on the restructuring of trusts and on corporate, regulatory and commercial questions in various proceedings under Liechtenstein law. Additionally, the ‘very professional’ and ‘efficient’ team leverage its expertise in litigation to draft, review and amend commercial contracts. The group is led by Johannes Dür.

Practice head(s):

Johannes Dür


‘Very professional. Very good expertise. Very efficient.’

‘Johannes Dür has great expertise and very good style.’

Work highlights

  • Advised on a non-contentious dispute between two owners of a Liechtenstein holding company.
  • Advising a private individual / holding company in connection with the sale of shares in a German financial services firm.
  • Advised a subsidiary of an international group in the chemical industry concerning the enforcement of outstanding claims for the delivery of fertilizers.

Ospelt & Partner Attorneys at Law Ltd.

Acting for domestic and international clients alike, Ospelt & Partner Attorneys at Law Ltd. is involved in a wide range of corporate and commercial mandates including the establishment and structuring of companies, due diligence and the drafting and review of corporate documents. The team is led by Alexander Ospelt , who is praised for his ‘vast experience, integrity, knowledge, pragmatism and commercial approach.’ Thomas Plattner is also recommended for his knowledge of the legal issues associated with the gaming sector. The firm’s roster of clients include casinos, venture capital firms and insurance companies.

Practice head(s):

Alexander Ospelt

Other key lawyers:

Tijana Braubach


‘The leadership, integrity, knowledge, pragmatism and commercial approach of Dr Ospelt, combined with a dynamic team are unique in Liechtenstein.

 Dr Ospelt is a strong leader with vast experience, integrity, knowledge, pragmatism and a commercial approach, coupled with large network in Liechtenstein and beyond.’

‘Great expertise in the advertising space, combined with a pragmatic approach.’

‘Tijana Braubach is fun to work with and very smart. She delivers accurate advice that can be put into practice.’

Key clients

FMA Mechatronic Solutions AG

Seed X Liechtenstein AG

Medicnova Privatklinik AG in Konkurs

Ospelt Holding AG

Billington Holdings Plc

Gassnerbau AG

wefox Insurance AG

Work highlights

  • Supported and advised Seed X Liechtenstein in the establishment of a VC company structure.
  • Advised wefox Insurance AG on due diligence, corporate and M&A matters regarding a Series D funding round.

Rechtsanwaltskanzlei Bergt und Partner AG

Rechtsanwaltskanzlei Bergt und Partner AG represents and advises national and international clients in both contentious and non-contentious corporate and commercial matters, with particular expertise in due diligence, corporate restructurings and cross-border M&A transactions. The team is led by founding partners Josef Bergt, who notably teaches corporate law at Warsaw Management University, and experienced litigator Peter Bergt.

Practice head(s):

Josef Bergt; Peter Bergt


‘The team is very friendly and accommodating. I felt welcome and was taken seriously. Appointment scheduling was flexible and quick!’

‘My matter was well understood, and the firm provided a detailed explanation and solution.’

‘The law firm Bergt is outstanding in finding sophisticated and customer-tailored business solutions. The practice’s straight and honest communication ensures efficient work and the achievement of targets. Integrity is the foundation for everything this company does with honesty, fairness and respect underlying every action.’

‘Dr. Josef Bergt and his team were extremely helpful in resolving a very difficult and sensitive business situation. He earned respect and trust by looking out for the client’s best interest.  Bergt is reassuring, articulate, knowledgeable and effective.’

Key clients

Intrace AG

Netvision AG

STG Trust reg.


RaceCoin AG

Work highlights

  • Advised and represented client in asset recovery in relation to assets deposited at a Liechtenstein bank in trust.
  • Counselling on the de-merger of a Liechtenstein Foundation and Liechtenstein company in the fintech and data protection sector for subsequent merger with a German health software company.

Walser Attorneys at Law Ltd.

Acting primarily for domestic trusts and foundations, Walser Attorneys at Law Ltd. assists with mandates, often containing a cross-border element, including asset protection, structuring, and the transfer of trust management. Manuel Walser, who leads the team, specialises in the establishment and management of legal entities. Brigitte Vogt-Ipek is also a name to note.

Practice head(s):

Manuel Walser

Other key lawyers:

Brigitte Vogt-Ipek

Key clients

Allgemeines Treuunternehmen

CorPa Treuhand AG

CorPa Services AG

Mutual Consulting Establishmen