Dispute resolution in Liechtenstein
The highly regarded group at Gasser Partner Attorneys at Law has considerable strength in both commercial and private client disputes. It is noted for its ‘special focus on complex international cases’, with trust and bankruptcy litigation also standing out as strong suits. Heavyweight litigator Johannes Gasser is widely acknowledged as a market leader. The team also benefits from the senior expertise of Hannes Arnold and Thomas Nigg. Newly made-up partner Sebastian Auer is singled out as ‘exceptional’.
‘Gasser Partner is one of the biggest law firms in Liechtenstein. They are experienced litigators and arbitrators with a special focus on complex international cases.’
‘What strikes me as amazing is their dedication and their commitment when it comes to my needs as a client. They are enormously responsive and prepared to go the extra mile, whenever necessary.’
‘We find Gasser Partner incredibly user-friendly, especially as they understand common law and can “talk the talk” of UK lawyers.’
‘Very knowledgeable, responsive and proactive and prepared to take the fight to their opponents.’
‘Gasser Partner’s dispute resolution team has a wealth of experience in private client disputes.’
‘They are tough fighters but at the same time reasonable when it comes to finding reasonable alternative solutions.’
‘They have deep and broad knowledge of the law and are clever when it comes to strategy.’
‘They provide excellent value for money and their responsiveness is simply outstanding. I would not choose any other law firm in Liechtenstein to go to.’
‘Johannes Gasser appears to be a well-known figure in the legal market and is very experienced in large international disputes. He is dedicated to the client’s interest and a great strategist.’
‘Hannes Arnold is an extremely polite and knowledgeable lawyer. Always very composed and ultra professional. One of the best lawyers I have worked with over the years.’
‘Thomas Nigg is a very experienced litigator and arbitrator dealing with complex international cases. He is very quick and outstandingly client orientated.’
‘New partner Sebastian Auer is exceptional. A fantastic legal mind with control over all procedural steps and a fantastic commercial nous who can speak to UK-qualified lawyers in a way which we understand.’
‘Sebastian Auer is very responsive and aware of the client’s needs and has great technical understanding of Liechtenstein law but also of the overall global context in cross-border litigation.’
- Represented Gstöhl AG in several matters, including in the enforcement of judgments against debtors.
‘One of the market leaders’, Schurti Partners Attorneys at Law Ltd has an enviable record in multi-jurisdictional litigation, particularly in relation to private asset structures. Other key areas of expertise include financial services disputes, professional liability claims and white-collar crime. The department is jointly headed by senior partner Andreas Schurti, who is a recognised specialist in trust disputes, and Moritz Blasy. Andreas Vogel handles civil and criminal litigation and is also highly regarded. Nicolai Binkert and Simon Ott are other key names.
‘Walch & Schurti is one of the top firms in Liechtenstein with respect to handling complex global disputes. In addition to handling Liechtenstein proceedings very effectively, they were outstanding at coordinating and plotting the global strategy.’
‘The firm has three decades of experience in international high-profile litigation and arbitration matters. The firm is clearly considered as one of the market leaders in this sector, with a highly skilled and experienced team.’
‘The team has vast knowledge of the market and all decision makers in the area of dispute resolution. Also, they are known to only team up with exceptional practitioners, at home and abroad.’
‘Excellent experience in their areas of expertise, very responsive, reliable and composed of good strategists.’
‘Highly responsive and dedicated. Matters are tackled by the lawyers in charge without there being a need to “push” them.’
‘Walch & Schurti Attorneys have proved to have outstanding knowledge in Liechtenstein criminal defence — it is also known for its skills in financial markets supervision law.’
‘Andreas Schurti, one of the senior partners, has a lifetime of experience in his areas of practice. Reliable and authoritative.’
‘Andreas Vogel is highly knowledgeable. He is able to explain and handle complex situations without oversimplifying.’
‘Moritz Blasy pairs exceptional legal expertise with a pragmatic solution-driven approach.’
‘Nicolai Binkert: top lawyer, very focused, very creative, never gives up.’
‘Simon Ott is one of the most prominent Liechtenstein defence lawyers.’
BATLINER WANGER BATLINER Rechtsanwälte AG’s far-ranging practice handles commercial litigation, criminal law and arbitration but is best known for trust disputes. Clients include trust companies, financial institutions, private clients and domestic and international corporations — it is also a popular choice for foreign law firm referrals. Department co-head Ralph Wanger is recognised as a leading litigator. Hansjörg Lingg jointly leads the group.
Gable Insurance AG
- Acted as the trustee in the bankruptcy of Gable Insurance AG.
advocatio Rechtsanwälte Grabher Dür
The ‘very client-focused and responsive’ group at advocatio Rechtsanwälte Grabher Dür secures a diverse spread of contentious cases, with fiduciary law, financial services and insolvency all sweet spots. The team is led by ‘great litigator’ Johannes Grabher, who has strong cross-border credentials and appears before courts in Liechtenstein and Austria.
‘They are very client-focused and responsive. Due to the size of the firm, there is always certainty as to who does what and you can get to the information regarding your matters immediately.’
‘The team is very well aligned and works together perfectly. For every matter, an expert is named who takes care of the entire issue. I just cannot imagine working with any other law firm.’
‘The individuals are very professional and knowledgeable. They simply do an exceptional job. ’
‘Johannes Grabher is a great litigation lawyer with an exceptional performance before court.’
Dispute resolution is a key pillar of Lampert & Partner Attorneys at Law Ltd’s firm-wide offering, and it is widely recognised for its established record in the area. Financial services litigation is the mainstay of the practice and it also advises on asset recovery, criminal cases and public and professional liability. Founding partner Siegbert Lampert is noted.
Müller & Partner Rechtsanwälte’s litigation practice handles an array of banking, insurance, corporate and trust disputes. It also has significant expertise in liability and compensation law. Roland Müller is an experienced litigator, who is particularly well versed in fiduciary-related disputes.
Batliner & Konrad Rechtsanwälte
Batliner & Konrad Rechtsanwälte has a focus on contentious matters, with strong skill sets across a broad range of civil, administrative and constitutional litigation. It also houses a capable white-collar crime practice. Andreas Batliner and Karlheinz Konrad are both experienced litigators.
König Rebholz Zechberger Attorneys at Law
König Rebholz Zechberger Attorneys at Law secures a significant volume of cross-border cases, particularly civil and criminal proceedings. Founding partner Benedikt König is well versed in litigation and arbitration relating to foundations and trusts.
‘They all are lawyers with a wide experience in our business and a sound understanding of economics.’
‘We very much appreciate their partners’ availability and their ability to find reasonable approaches to sort out legal issues at an early stage in order to avoid intense legal disputes, but also to passionately litigate a case if proceedings are unavoidable.’
‘Our business involves many legal topics, mostly with an international context. Besides their competence in Liechtenstein law, we appreciate their competence to deal with international issues and to cope with other jurisdictions.’
Marxer & Partner Attorneys-at-Law houses a sizeable dispute resolution group, which handles national and cross-border litigation, arbitration and white-collar crime cases. Robert Schneider is an experienced litigator.
Boutique firm Niedermüller Attorney at Law has a thriving litigation practice, which is dominated by fiduciary, asset recovery and white-collar crime matters. Matthias Niedermüller is the key contact.
‘Niedermüller Attorney at Law is a young law firm. We appreciate the fresh take with which they approach and analyse cases.’
‘Small boutique that is very active and engaged in fintech and litigation.’
‘The litigation expertise is top-tier and tailored to the client and the situation.’
‘Matthias Niedermüller represents his clients with great commitment. He has a quick grasp of the facts and can therefore quickly subsume them.’
‘Matthias Niedermüller is very service-orientated. As a litigator, he is not afraid to break into the Liechtenstein establishment and fight very hard for his client’s position.’
Sele Frommelt & Partner Attorneys at Law Ltd
Sele Frommelt & Partner Attorneys at Law Ltd draws on its well-staffed Zurich office to provide additional resources in cross-border cases. The firm also has a strong profile for tax litigation. Peter Nägele and Hugo Sele are key contacts.
Walser Attorneys at Law Ltd.’s compact practice is best known for its expertise in fiduciary-related litigation, where it acts for both private and institutional clients. Practice head Manuel Walser also has experience in national and international arbitration.