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Schurti Partners Attorneys at Law Ltd > The Legal 500 Rankings
Banking and finance Tier 1
Schurti Partners Attorneys at Law Ltd combines a prominent regulatory practice with an active transactional offering to provide far-ranging coverage of banking and financial services matters. The group consistently acts for major local and international banks, insurers, funds and corporations — it also represents private individuals. Among its recent highlights, Moritz Blasy advised a fintech client on the establishment of a token exchange for payment tokens, utility tokens and security tokens. Additional contacts include Andreas Schurti, who is admitted in both New York and Liechtenstein, and Alexander Appel.
‘The team has vast experience in banking and finance matters, in particular in terms of regulatory approvals and licensing proceedings.’
‘The team is known to be one of the market leaders in banking, finance and insurance and has conducted several large licensings of insurance and financial institutions.’
‘Moritz Blasy has a very sharp mind —always available with a fast solution.’
A popular choice for transactions involving regulated industries, Schurti Partners Attorneys at Law Ltd is best known for its close relationships with banks, insurance companies and fintech providers. The group handles company formations, M&A and restructurings, with the ability to draw on its full-service offering to provide supplementary advice on regulatory and contentious matters. High-profile figure Andreas Schurti jointly heads the group and advises on transactional and corporate governance work. Department co-lead Alexander Appel is recognised for his record in cross-border transactions, while the ‘very sharp-minded’ Moritz Blasy is noted for his financial services focus.
‘The team has long experience in commercial, corporate and M&A. In particular, the team has conducted several complex and large M&A transactions involving Financial Market Authority-supervised entities, such as banks and insurance companies.’
‘Demonstrates a solution-oriented approach.’
‘The leading individuals in the firm in commercial, corporate and M&A are Alexander Appel and Moritz Blasy.’
‘Moritz Blasy is very sharp minded and delivers fast solutions.’
‘Moritz Blasy is a particular expert in matters concerning insurance companies.’
Dispute resolution Tier 1
‘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.’
Schurti Partners Attorneys at Law Ltd > Firm Profile
Schurti Partners Attorneys at Law Ltd is a Liechtenstein-based full-service law firm with a strong focus on international matters. The firm’s lawyers were trained and are qualified in several jurisdictions (Liechtenstein, New York, California, England and Wales, Ireland, Switzerland, Germany and Austria) and gained work experience abroad in some of the most prestigious international law firms. The firm is built on the aspiration to provide legal services which meet the highest international stands.
The firm was founded in 1991 as a partnership and incorporated in 2015. Over the years, the firm has grown to become one of the largest and most renowned law firms in Liechtenstein. Schurti Partners has established a solid track record of supporting clients with businesses and/or assets across the world, drawing on the support of the firm’s well established networks of other leading independent law firms based in other jurisdictions.
Areas of Practice
Asset Tracing / Asset Recovery Schurti Partners’ asset tracing and asset recovery team is made up of dispute resolution and criminal law experts. Since many asset tracing and asset recovery issues are multi-jurisdictional matters, it is of huge benefit that the team’s experts were trained and are qualified in different common and civil law jurisdictions. The firm’s lawyers have the necessary credentials to recover misappropriated funds quickly and discreetly.
Corporate & Commercial Schurti Partners regularly advises clients on all matters regarding the formation, migration, reorganization and restructuring of all types of legal entities under Liechtenstein law. As one of the largest Liechtenstein law firms, the firm has the required expertise as well as the necessary resources to handle the most complex international transactions. Since most of the larger transactions which involve Liechtenstein are of cross-border nature, it is a considerable advantage that the team’s lawyers are qualified and/or admitted in several jurisdictions (Liechtenstein, Switzerland, New York, England and Wales, Ireland, Germany, California and Austria) and multi-lingual.
Criminal Defense Schurti Partners’ criminal defence team has vast experience in the representation of companies and individuals in white-collar crime matters before the Liechtenstein courts and authorities. Over the last decades, the firm has handled some of the most delicate and high-profile white-collar crime cases in Liechtenstein. A further strength of the firm’s criminal defence team lies in the field of international judicial assistance, in particular in relation to the confiscation of assets in Liechtenstein and abroad.
Dispute Resolution Schurti Partners represents private and corporate clients in a wide range of contentious and non-contentious matters before Liechtenstein courts as well as national and international arbitral tribunals. The firm handles a wide variety of trust- and foundation-related disputes. Most of the disputes handled by Schurti Partners are not limited to Liechtenstein but are of a multi-jurisdictional nature. In many of these cases the firm not only advises clients on those aspects of the matters relevant to Liechtenstein but also assists in the strategical and tactical coordination of their actions in other jurisdictions involved.
Finance Law Schurti Partners advises on all aspects of capital development. The firm has vast expertise in complex cross-border finance transactions, cross-border restructuring and insolvency matters, securitisation, intra-group restructuring, corporate lending, leveraged finance and asset finance. Schurti Partners’ finance experts regularly draw up Liechtenstein law-governed finance documents, review foreign law-governed documents with regard to their enforceability in Liechtenstein and/or against Liechtenstein contractual parties, and advise and opine on the steps to be taken in order to ensure validity and enforceability in Liechtenstein.
Private Client / Asset & Estate Planning Schurti Partners regularly advises high net-worth and ultra-high net-worth individuals and their families on how to structure and protect their wealth. The multi-jurisdictionally trained and admitted team has the necessary credentials to advise clients holistically with regard to their global wealth. In close cooperation with WalPart Trust reg., the affiliated fiduciary service provider, Schurti Partners is able to offer taylor-made solutions.
Regulatory Schurti Partners advises banks, insurance companies, asset managers, investment funds, issuers, private equity houses and fintech service providers on all regulatory aspects of the Liechtenstein financial market. Further, the team’s lawyers represent the firm’s clients before the Liechtenstein authorities (in particular the Financial Market Authority (FMA)) in a wide range of regulatory proceedings. The firm regularly advises clients intending to set up financial intermediaries in Liechtenstein, re-domicile existing financial intermediaries to Liechtenstein, or acquire/sell (qualified) interests in financial intermediaries regulated in Liechtenstein.
Tax Law Schurti Partners’ tax experts advise private and corporate clients on all aspects of domestic Liechtenstein tax law and international tax law applicable in Liechtenstein (such as DTAs and TIEAs, FATCA, CRS and AEOI). Since the potential tax exposure of most of the firm’s clients is not restricted to Liechtenstein, Schurti Partners has built up a network of tax experts in other jurisdictions whose advice can be sought if needed.
|Private Client / Asset & Estate Planning||Dr Andreas Schurti|
|Private Client / Asset & Estate Planning||Ms Marina Haase|
|Private Client / Asset & Estate Planning||Dr Moritz Blasy|
|Private Client / Asset & Estate Planning||Mr Robert Burke|
|Dispute Resolution||Dr Andreas Schurti|
|Dispute Resolution||Dr Moritz Blasy|
|Dispute Resolution||Dr Andreas Vogel|
|Corporate & Commercial Law||Dr Andreas Schurti|
|Corporate & Commercial Law||Dr Alexander Appel|
|Corporate & Commercial Law||Mr Nicolai Binkert|
|Corporate & Commercial Law||Dr Moritz Blasy|
|Regulatory Law||Dr Moritz Blasy|
|Regulatory Law||Dr Alexander Appel|
|Regulatory Law||Mr Nicolai Binkert|
|Finance Law||Mr Nicolai Binkert|
|Finance Law||Dr Alexander Appel|
|Finance Law||Dr Moritz Blasy|
|Tax Law||Dr Andreas Schurti|
|Tax Law||Ms Marina Haase|
|Tax Law||Dr Moritz Blasy|
|Criminal Defense||Dr Andreas Vogel|
|Criminal Defense||Mr Simon Ott|
|Criminal Defense||Dr Andreas Schurti|
|Asset Tracing / Asset Recovery||Dr Andreas Schurti|
|Asset Tracing / Asset Recovery||Dr Moritz Blasy|
|Asset Tracing / Asset Recovery||Dr Andreas Vogel|
|Asset Tracing / Asset Recovery||Mr Simon Ott|
|Alexander Appel||Partner. Spezialising in Commercial & Corporate law, transactional work and related areas.||View Profile|
|Nicolai Binkert||Partner||View Profile|
|Mr Moritz Blasy||Partner||View Profile|
|Simon Ott||Partner||View Profile|
|Andreas Schurti||Partner||View Profile|
|Andreas Vogel||Partner||View Profile|