Niedermüller | Attorneys at Law > Vaduz, Liechtenstein > Firm Profile

Niedermüller | Attorneys at Law
WERDENBERGERWEG 11
9490
Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein > Banking and finance Tier 2

Niedermüller | Attorneys at Law assists clients with setting up and licensing regulated business entities and representing them before the Liechtenstein regulatory authorities. An area of particular expertise of the firm is advising new businesses in the field of digital assets in regard to financial market licensing. Matthias Niedermüller is considered to be ‘one of the leading lawyers in Liechtenstein specialising in the fintech and cryptocurrency field‘ and is further experienced in asset tracing and recovery as well as white-collar crime matters.

Practice head(s):

Matthias Niedermüller

Testimonials

‘Besides the dispute resolution practice the Firm is also well regarded in the sector of banking and finance. It not only was able to obtain the first MTF license for an investment firm in Liechtenstein but also regularly advises several national and international Banks, Investment Firms, Investment Funds, Asset Managers and other financial institution in banking and finance matters, in particular in cases of licensing questions and other regulatory matters. Meanwhile the firm has a strong position in this sector in particular due to long term excellent services.’

‘Matthias Niedermüller is the leading individual in the firm and is guiding the constantly growing team. Further notable are Giuseppina Epicoco who has vast legal knowledge in this sector as well.’

‘It is a small excellent firm lead by its extremely dynamic name partner Matthias Niedermüller. Matthias is inter alia a leading expert in the booming fintech sector.’

‘Matthias Niedermüller is extremely responsive and always available for his clients. He knows the Liechtenstein financial market and its players inside out.’

‘Niedermüller Attorney at Law is a boutique law firm led by its founder Matthias Niedermüller. Besides the “regular” banking & finance business, the firm is one of the leading firms in Liechtenstein specializing in the FinTech/Cryptocurrency field.’

‘Matthias Niedermüller is very smart, creative and highly dedicated. He is one of the leading lawyers in Liechtenstein specializing in the FinTech/Cryptocurrency field. Lawyers Nina Tihanyi-Meittinger and Giuseppina Epicoco are very talented and a pleasure to work with.’

Key clients

Skale Network

Nomisma Holdings Pte Ltd, Singpore

Elrond Network

Holoride AG

Curio AG

Liechtenstein > Dispute resolution Tier 2

Niedermüller | Attorneys at Law ‘is an excellent boutique law firm specialized among others in complex multi jurisdiction dispute resolution matters‘, particularly ‘foundation law, asset recovery, investor litigation, tort law and international commercial and criminal matters‘. Practice head Matthias Niedermüller has ‘outstanding‘ litigation expertise, particularly with regard to ‘claims for damages arising from unit-linked life insurance policies and  ‘has an extraordinary overview of multi-jurisdiction matters’. Clients also appreciate the firm’s ‘excellent international network of law firms‘.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘The Firm is an excellent boutique law firm specialized among others in complex multi jurisdiction dispute resolution matters and regularly opposes several national and international top tier firms. It provides extraordinary creative and pragmatic solutions for most complex matters. The steadily growing experienced team is lead by Matthias Niedermüller, one of the top litigators on the Liechtenstein market. The firm has an excellent international network of law firms to work with, also in some remote jurisdictions. The firm meanwhile is highly respected on the national and international market in dispute resolution matters. The team is always available when required and clearly puts the clients needs first at all times.’

‘Giuseppina Epicoco is a young attorney who however is already highly regarded and considered to be one of the rising individuals. She has extraordinary legal knowledge and was assisting at the Supreme Court of Austria.’

‘Niedermueller is the go to litigation boutique in Liechtenstein. His expertise in the areas of foundation law, asset recovery, investor litigation, tort law and international commercial and criminal matters is outstanding. He mainly represents international clients in litigation and arbitration proceedings. They particularly stand out in the emerging field of blockchain technology and take advantage of their expertise and advice in setting up the necessary structures, obtaining authorizations and issuing utility tokens and security tokens as well as the subsequent listing (ICO, STO, IEO).’

‘Matthias is a leading dispute resolution expert with vast experience. He is a passionate, full-blooded litigator, representing national and international clients in some of the most challenging disputes. He concentrates his practice on international and commercial litigation, business crime and crypto.’

‘The team is particularly known for going the extra mile for clients. Giving up is not considered to be an option. The Dispute Resolution practice of Niedermüller Attorney at Law clearly strives to deliver exceptional results for their clients.’

‘Lawyers Nina Tihanyi-Meittinger and Giuseppina Epicoco are very talented and a pleasure to work with.’

‘Rather small firm, but very agile and ready to take on established players in the local market. Very committed to their projects and cases.’

‘They are considered, give full advice and options, and the quality of the work is top level.’

Key clients

Michael Kidd (Estate of Michael Kidd)

Liechtenstein > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Niedermüller | Attorneys at Law represents and advises national and international clients in both contentious and non-contentious corporate and commercial matters with particular expertise in financing transactions, structuring, restructurings and M&A transactions 'and in particular foundation matters'. Practice head Matthias Niedermüller 'is regarded as one of the leading individuals in the entire fintech and blockchain sector' regularly advising on 'worldwide top tier projects'.

Practice head(s):

Matthias Niedermüller

Testimonials

‘Niedermüller Attorneys also is increasingly strong in the sector of Corporate and Commercial. They regularly advise large international company structures and in particular advise on Foundation matters which form the topholdings of several company groups. Their expertise in the sector of foundations and holding structures is excellent. Further they are by a margin the leading firm in Liechtenstein in fintech matters and are advising several of the most successful fintech and blockchain projects worldwide with multi billion valuations. They also are able to provide highly sophisticated international tax advice and corporate services inhouse in a one stop shop which currently is unparalleled in the Liechtenstein market.’

‘Matthias Niedermüller is regarded as one of the leading individuals in the entire fintech and blockchain sector of Liechtenstein and advises several worldwide top tier projects since years.’

‘Matthias (the company owner) is a smart and creative lawyer.’

Key clients

Skale Labs Inc.

Elrond Network

holoride AG

Nomisma Holdings Pte Ltd, Singpore

Curio AG, Vaduz

About Us

We are an international corporate law firm based in Vaduz, which uses its long term experience in the areas of foundation law, asset recovery, investor litigation, tort law, and international white collar crime matters to mainly represent international clients in court and arbitration proceedings.

Further we advise and support clients comprehensively in the regulatory space, in obtaining financial market licenses (MIFID II).

In particular clients in the emerging Blockchain area make use of our expertise and advice in setting up the required structures, obtaining licenses and issuing utility tokens and security tokens as well as their subsequent listing (ICO, STO, IEO).

Together with our cooperation partners, we also support the long-term development of international corporate structures and Asset Protection Structures and accompany cross border M&A transactions.

Due to our close cooperation with leading foreign commercial law firms, tax advisors and auditors and our international orientation, we are able to offer domestic and foreign clients comprehensive support not only in consulting but particularly in dispute resolution.

Our permanent aim is to exceed the expectations and demands of our clients by an active approach and creative solutions, and thereby make also the seemingly impossible possible.

Practice Areas

Asset Recovery
Companies and also natural persons who are victims of depreviation of their assets or want to enforce existing claims against debtors are often confronted with a variety of obstacles in order to gain access to the assets they are entitled to. Often there are seemingly impenetrable structures that shall make access impossible.

One of our main activities is to assist victims of white collar crime in locating and recovering the assets they have been deprived of. We support creditors with existing claims in overcoming the obstacles often created by the debtor against the access to his assets and determine jointly liable persons. This by civil procedures and by initiating and supporting criminal proceedings. Thereby we take the measures to ensure that the traced assets are secured for our clients as the first in line.

Foundation Law
Foundation law is one of the most important areas of Liechtenstein law. Due to the large number of foundations and different interests, actions, interpretations, and errors of the various participants of Foundations (Founders, Members of Foundation Council, Beneficiaries, etc.), conflict situations occur frequently.

We advise and represent Participants of Foundations out of court and in court, in particular in connection with the assertion and enforcement of information and disclosure rights, financial claims and in areas of Foundation Supervision, in particular dismissal proceedings as well as in the area of accountability (organ liability law).
In addition we advise and accompany the structuring and estate planning by establishing new foundation structures together with our partners.

White Collar Crime
In recent years, the area of white-collar crime law has gained increasing importance. In particular, the activity of corporate bodies are often in the focus of criminal prosecution. In the course of criminal proceedings often the entire assets of companies are unjustly frozen. Particularly in white-collar criminal matters, there is mostly a strong international connection and proceedings are pending in several jurisdictions at the same time. In addition, corporate bodies expose themselves to unnecessary identifiable risks.

We represent suspects and other affected parties comprehensively in commercial criminal cases and international legal assistance cases. Thanks to our strong network of foreign law firms, our clients may obtain a one-stop support for cross-border matters. Furthermore, we advise exposed corporate bodies and carry out preventive risk analysis.

Merger & Acquisition
During its life cycle nearly every company has to undergo a restructuring. May it be for growth, change of ownership, financial distress, acquisition by another company, tax reasons, shareholder exit or many other reasons.

We assist companies and shareholders in the acquisition and divestment of companies and parts of companies as well as in relocating, Spin-off and mergers. In often occurring cross-border matters, we work with a network of leading international law firms.

Banking and Finance
Acquiring a financial market license or the issuance of financial instruments is often a burdensome and complex task which requires a high level of expertise, commitment and precision.

We advise our clients in setting up regulated business in Liechtenstein, acquisition of financial market licenses (MIFID II), acquisition of qualified shareholdings in regulated entities, public issuance of Financial Instruments, Prospectus creation for Security Token Offerings (STO), Passporting from and to Liechtenstein and further financial market topics.

Blockchain
Liechtenstein can rightly call itself a world leader in the field of Blockchain business. Liechtenstein offers particularly favourable framework conditions for Blockchain companies through the open-minded attitude of the financial market regulator and other authorities and its access to the entire EEA market.

With the Blockchain Act (VT Service Provider Act; T-VTG), which came into force on 01.01.2020, Liechtenstein offers comprehensive regulations for a token economy for the first time worldwide. In addition to a licensing requirement for Blockchain services, the Act also regulates for the first time civil law aspects of the creation, ownership and transfer of Tokens, thus creating legal certainty for both service providers and investors.

We advise and support clients in setting up companies in the area of Blockchain technology in Liechtenstein. Particularly we advise on Initial Coin Offerings (ICO), Security Token Offerings (STO), Initial Exchange Offerings (IEO), procedures for the admission of tokens to Exchangs and advise in the area of the Liechtenstein Blockchain Act (T-VTG). Our clients benefit especially from our expertise in financial market matters, which often overlap with Blockchain matter.

Investor Proceedings
The area of asset investment is prone to faulty products, wrong advice, investment contrary to agreement and fraudulent actions. Often investment products are sold which, already by design, have no realistic prospect of success from the outset, or the investment is made on the basis of incorrect or incomplete information. Additionally investors are often confronted with a financially strong, seemingly superior contractual partner.

We assist investors in asserting claims for damages, in particular in the area of complex structured and leveraged investment products, in particular fund-linked life insurance policies, and also conduct collective proceedings for a large number of investors (class actions). Thereby we also often use the support of litigation funders.

Accountability Law
Organs of a company have to take several decisions and the activity involves a large number of risks, which are often not easily identifiable. If a company has suffered damages or losses, the question arises as to whether the actions or omissions of the organs of a company were in accordance with their obligations towards the company or whether the faulty organ of the company has to compensate for the losses and damages incurred. Often the damages suffered by a company are the result of misconduct or inactivity of its organs and often a considerable sums of damages is involved.

We advise companies and their organs in the assertion and defence of claims in the area of organ liability and also conduct preventive risk analyses.​

 

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Dr. Matthias Niedermüller, M.B.L.-HSGoffice@niedermueller.law+423 236 1015
Mag. Nina Tihanyi-Meittingeroffice@niedermueller.law+423 236 1015
Dr. Giuseppina Epicocooffice@niedermueller.law+423 236 1015
Dr. Alexander Milionisoffice@niedermueller.law+423 236 1015
Mag. Philipp Mössmeroffice@niedermueller.law+423 236 1015
Mag. Johanna Köberleoffice@niedermueller.law+423 236 1015
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Associates : 2
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Liechtenstein Arbitration Association
Zurich and Swiss Bar Associations
Chambers and Partners
Crypto Valley Labs Vaduz
Chamber of Notaries

CLIENT: Skale Labs Inc., San Francisco; Jack O’Holleran (CEO)
COMPANY/FIRM: Skale Labs Inc., San Francisco, United States of America (www.skale.network )
TESTIMONIAL: We have been incredibly pleased with the legal expertise, quality of work, and customer service provided by Dr. Matthias Niedermüller and his team. They bring forth a full set of knowledge and skills for their clients.


CLIENT: Memery Crystal LLP, London
COMPANY/FIRM: Memery Crystal LLP, London, UK (https://www.memerycrystal.com/)
TESTIMONIAL: Niedermüller is our ‘go-to’ partner firm for all issues in Lichtenstein and has particular expertise in cross-border commercial litigation, fraud, insolvency, banking and contentious trusts. The firm also has a niche specialism in Blockchain orientated legal solutions.


CLIENT: Nomisma Holdings PTE Ltd., Singapore
COMPANY/FIRM: Nomisma Holdings PTE Ltd., Singapore
TESTIMONIAL: Matthias and his team provided extraordinary expertise and services as well as practical solutions in complex overlapping matters of MIFID II and Blockchain. Beside his good connection to the local Regulator also the ability to also manage opposite interests of the involved persons was a huge support to obtain the licensing of the first Blockchain based MTF in the entire EEA. We can highly recommend Matthias and his firm and are happy to have this local support.


CLIENT: Českomoravská Nemovitostní a.s.; Tomáš Novák
COMPANY/FIRM: Českomoravská Nemovitostní a.s., Prague, Czech Republic
TESTIMONIAL: We have cooperated with Dr. Matthias Niedermüller on several cross-border transactions. Mr. Niedermüller and his team are very flexible and complete any tasks with excellent proficiency.


CLIENT: International Family Group
COMPANY/FIRM: FIN LAW, John Greenwood, British Virgin Islands
TESTIMONIAL: Superbly efficient in delivering responsive practical and accurate legal advice and support. Mr. Niedermüller was and his team were continuously available across time differences.


CLIENT: Client South Africa
COMPANY/FIRM: Bureau Brandeis, Amsterdam, Netherlands (www.bureaubrandeis.com )
TESTIMONIAL: Dr. Matthias Niedermüller has assisted our mutual client with efficient and clear advice in this complex multi-jurisdictional litigation. He proved practical and very much on the spot regarding issues involving the Liechtenstein jurisdiction.


CLIENT: BDO Zürich, Erik Dommach, Partner
COMPANY/FIRM: BDO Zürich (https://www.bdo.ch/de-ch/ansprechpartner/erik-dommach)
TESTIMONIAL: Working together with Matthias Niedermüller and his team, I particularly appreciate their excellent expertise and the fast pro-active way they act. In particular, the team is very well established in terms of current topics such as block-chain technology and the impact on regulation.


CLIENT: Michael David Kidd, Johannesburg, South Africa
COMPANY/FIRM: Brent O’Callahan, Barrister, Auckland, New Zealand
TESTIMONIAL: Dr. Niedermüller and his firm are not only technically excellent and produce timely work, they are also able to deal seamlessly with how different legal systems approach complex issues and approach those issues deftly and fearlessly. They provide advice that is robust, insightful and realistic.


CLIENT: Ashurst LLP and Niedermüller joint client and matter
COMPANY/FIRM: Ashurst LLP, London, UK; Abradat Kamalpour (www.ashurst.com)
TESTIMONIAL: It has been an excellent experience working with Matthias Niedermüller on a complicated and first of its kind FinTech and blockchain transaction involving Liechtenstein. He is an excellent attorney with very strong experience in blockchain related matters in his jurisdiction of practice. I would recommend him to clients.


CLIENT: CEO Tech Company
COMPANY/FIRM: Tech Company Switzerland
TESTIMONIAL: Strong local presence and competent advice.



Niedermueller Attorneys at Law is a boutique corporate law and litigation firm based in Vaduz, which uses its long-term experience in the areas of foundation law, asset recovery, investor litigation, tort law, and white-collar crime matters to represent mostly international clients in court and arbitration proceedings. Also, the firm advises and support clients comprehensively in the regulatory space, in obtaining financial market licenses (MIFID II), issues of financial instruments, listings and other financial market matters. In particular, clients in the emerging blockchain area make use of our expertise and advice in setting up the required structures, obtaining licenses and issuing utility tokens and security tokens as well as their subsequent listing (ICO, STO, IEO).

The clients

The firm is catering to the needs of a wide variety of international clients from all continents. About 90% of the clients are located abroad and only 10% are domestic. More than 60% of which are English-speaking.

The firm has represented and advised a number of:

  • Financial institutions (eg Singapore, United States, Hong Kong, Mexico)
  • Large family offices (eg largest South American; United Arab Emirates; other Europe)
  • Commodity traders (eg Switzerland and Czech Republic)
  • Foundation structures (with international background)
  • Investment funds and investment fund managers
  • Individuals from multiple jurisdictions (Hong Kong, Singapore, BVI, New Zealand, South Africa, United States, UK, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Italy, France, Canada, Chile, China, Russia, Ukraine, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, etc)

The Team

Niedermueller Attorneys at Law is made up of a group of professionals from various jurisdictions, all of whom speak at least two different languages fluently. The firm develops, nurtures, and assembles the strongest array of legal expertise necessary to meet the clients needs in an ever-changing and fast-paced environment.

The Network

Due to close cooperation with leading foreign commercial law firms, tax advisors and auditors, as well as its international orientation, the firm is able to offer domestic and foreign clients comprehensive support, not only in consulting, but particularly in dispute resolution and complex international litigation matters.

Together with its cooperation partners, the firm also supports the long-term development of international corporate structures and asset protection structures that accompany cross border M&A transactions.

Niedermüller Attorney at Law has international cooperations with law firms in:

  • Europe, such as Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovenia, Netherlands, United Kingdom, France, Spain, Italy, Ukraine, Russia
  • Asia, such as China, Hong Kong, Singapore
  • United States
  • Australia and New Zealand
  • United Arab Emirates
  • South America
  • Africa, such as South Africa