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Schurti Partners Attorneys at Law Ltd
9490 VADUZ

Liechtenstein > Banking and finance Tier 1

Schurti Partners Attorneys at Law Ltd is active across the financial spectrum with a notable area of expertise being cross-border transactions and cross-border insolvency matters.  Corporate lending, asset finance and leveraged finance are other areas of strength for ‘one of the strongest teams in the area of banking and finance for several years‘. ‘Regulatory expertAlexander Appel heads the unit alongside Moritz Blasy, who regularly represents clients before the Financial Market Authority. Clients include banks, life insurance companies and fintech enterprises.

Practice head(s):

Alexander Appel; Moritz Blasy

Other key lawyers:

Andreas Schurti; Nicolai Binkert


‘Very diligent lawyers who are more pragmatic than other law firms.’

‘Alexander Appel is responsive and diligent: a great regulatory expert’

‘We regularly advise clients on multi-jurisdictional surveys of private wealth regulations. Schurti Partners is our main firm in Liechtenstein, and I have always been delighted by their thorough and thoughtful advice.’

‘Very responsive, high quality work products and a commercial, pragmatic mindset.’

‘Alexander Appel is a pleasure to work with.’

‘Schurti Partners has been one of the strongest teams in the area of banking and finance for several years. They regularly advise financial intermediaries and, in particular, recently advised on the complete wind down of a Liechtenstein bank. Schurti Partner has one of the largest local teams and is capable of handling large transactions.’

Work highlights

  • Acted as local counsel for the agent a syndicate of banks in relation to the refinancing of a loan for a prominent property in London.
  • Advising a large Liechtensteiner foundation which acts as a holding entity for an international group of companies of significant market value.
  • Advised the borrowers under an English law governed facility agreement in relation to the accession by a Liechtenstein subsidiary to the facility agreement as additional guarantor and the provision of security by that Liechtenstein subsidiary.

Liechtenstein > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

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.

Liechtenstein > Dispute resolution Tier 1

Schurti Partners Attorneys at Law Ltd provides an ‘exceptional service to corporate and individual clients’ who include insurance companies, financial intermediaries and a variety of stakeholders in trust and foundation matters. The ‘astounding’ team handles a wide variety of cross-border disputes and is praised for its knowledge of ‘jurisdictions around the world in which Liechtenstein holding structures are likely to be tested’.  Moritz Blasy, hailed as ‘experienced, intelligent and fearless’, heads the practice alongside the ‘wise’ Andreas Schurti. Andreas Vogel is recommended for his ‘deep knowledge of regulatory laws in the financial sector.’ Nicolai Binkert contributes additional expertise in foundation and trust law, while Simon Ott regularly handles white-collar crime cases. Christian Scheffknecht frequently provides key support to Blasy on high profile trust litigations.

Practice head(s):

Andreas Schurti; Moritz Blasy

Other key lawyers:

Andreas Vogel; Simon Ott; Nicolai Binkert


‘The best law firm in the region, providing an exceptional service to corporate and individual clients.’

‘Moritz Blasy is experienced, intelligent and fearless. He is completely focused on achieving the best possible results for clients.’

‘Dedicated and hungry lawyers, who are willing to go the extra mile for their clients.  Simon Ott is super-smart and very focused; he defines goals and seeks to accomplish them, mostly successfully. Nicolai Binkert and Moritz Blasy are also very smart people with a wide and impressive knowledge of the law. I don’t think you would like to see them representing the other side in a dispute.

 Andreas Vogel stands out for his deep knowledge of regulatory laws in the financial sector, combined with litigation skills. In addition, he is capable of anticipating the course of a dispute and, thus, to provide valuable strategic advice.’

‘We found the team unique in their awareness not only of Liechtenstein law and business but their awareness of how these interact with the laws and practices in other jurisdictions around the world in which Liechtenstein holding structures are likely to be tested.’

‘Andreas Schurti is wise, calm, and takes a mature view of complicated situations.  He gives sophisticated technical advice based on a lifetime of experience.’

‘Schurti Partners has one of the leading teams in dispute resolution matters. They handle several of the most complex and large international matters and earn the trust of large international clients. Their expertise in this area is astounding. In particular, they have a very strong team for all white-collar crime matters.’

‘Andreas Vogel is very responsive and a pleasure to work with. I would recommend him to anyone seeking representation in litigious matters in Liechtenstein.’

Work highlights

  • Defended the interests of a client in mutual legal assistance proceedings in which a foreign forfeiture order should have been enforced against assets in Liechtenstein.
  • Representing the descendant of a late billionaire in litigation in several jurisdictions involving various stakeholders of the settlor.    
  • Representing a director of a company incorporated in Liechtenstein in civil proceedings which have been brought by 30 shareholders of the company.

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 standards.

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 and 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 defence 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 and 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 Mr Nicolai Binkert
Private Client / Asset & Estate Planning Dr Moritz Blasy
Private Client / Asset & Estate Planning Mr Robert Burke
Dispute Resolution Dr Moritz Blasy
Dispute Resolution Mr Simon Ott
Dispute Resolution Dr Andreas Schurti
Corporate & Commercial Law Mr Nicolai Binkert
Corporate & Commercial Law Dr Alexander Appel
Corporate & Commercial Law Dr Andreas Schurti
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
Tax Law Dr Andreas Schurti
Tax Law Dr Moritz Blasy
Tax Law Mr Nicolai Binkert
Tax Law Mr Robert Burke
Criminal Defense Mr Simon Ott
Criminal Defense Dr Andreas Vogel
Criminal Defense Dr Andreas Schurti
Asset Tracing / Asset Recovery Dr Andreas Schurti
Asset Tracing / Asset Recovery Mr Simon Ott
Asset Tracing / Asset Recovery Dr Moritz Blasy
Asset Tracing / Asset Recovery Dr Andreas Vogel
Partners : 9
Lawyers (including partners) : 18
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