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

Niedermüller | Attorneys at Law
WERDENBERGERWEG 11
9490
Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein > Banking and finance Tier 2

Niedermüller | Attorneys at Law has considerable expertise in banking and financial law matters including asset recovery, foundation law and organ liability law while also being ‘very active in the regulatory field’ and representing clients before the Liechtenstein Financial Market Authority, advising on the setup and licensing of regulated business entities and the issuance of securities. Practice head Matthias Niedermüller is 'the Liechtenstein lawyer to go to in fintech matters'.

Practice head(s):

Matthias Niedermüller

Testimonials

‘Among the leading firms in Liechtenstein in the field of blockchains and crypto-currencies. Also very active in the regulatory field, regularly representing clients vis-à-vis with the Liechtenstein Financial Market Authority.’

‘We have the pleasure to work with Matthias Niedermüller and his colleagues and we were very satisfied with the result. Matthias and his team are very flexible and always provide their clients with excellent legal service. The flexibility and the ability to provide the legal services in a short space of time are the qualities we appreciate Matthias and his team for.’

‘Matthias Niedermüller is creative, responsive and easy to work with.’

‘Mr Niedermüller is extremely dedicated to the projects he handles. He is hardworking and always available. In a nutshell, he is always prepared to go the extra mile in order to get his client’s project flying. He is definitely the Liechtenstein lawyer to go to in fintech matters.’

‘In the majority of our cases we worked directly with Matthias Niedermüller. Matthias has a hands-on attitude and was always able to solve any of our inquiries in a short space of time. Matthias approaches any problems not only from the legal point of view but from the commercial side as well. We really appreciated this attitude and found it very important when providing legal services related to banking.’

Key clients

Skale Labs Inc.

Nomisma Holdings Pte Ltd, Singpore

Curio AG, Vaduz

Liechtenstein > Dispute resolution Tier 2

Niedermüller | Attorneys at Law has expertise across a variety of legal areas, including white-collar criminal, particularly related to cross-border asset tracing. Matthias Niedermüller has strength in insurance, trust and foundations matters. He represents clients in cases concerning liability claims against organs of Liechtenstein entities; the assertion and enforcement of information rights; dismissals of members of foundation councils; financial claims and investor proceedings including class actions.

Practice head(s):

Matthias Niedermüller

Testimonials

‘Integrity, inspiration and excellence is what drives Matthias Niedermüller and his team. He built a highly focused practice with his firm and is both internationally and nationally regarded as one of the top litigators there. His strength is the link between litigation and white collar matters and also his know-how in blockchain technology and crypto is what sets him apart.’

‘Niedermüller Attorney at Law has a first-rate litigation expertise with a client-oriented and focused approach.’

‘Founder Matthias Niedermüller is highly experienced and creative, easy to work with, and a tough opponent if he represents the other side.’

‘The law firm has a strong focus on litigation. They are creative, pragmatic and smart.’

‘Matthias Niedermüller is an experienced and excellent litigator who knows which buttons have to be pushed in order to win even apparently hopeless fights.’

‘Matthias Niedermüller is not only a great litigator but also his knowledge in white-collar and blockchain are profound and unique. He understands his clients needs and knows how to manoeuver the case into the right direction.’

‘Niedermüller compares favourably to other firms when it comes to expertise and the capability to keep track in large, cross-border mandates.’

‘Matthias Niedermüller is a great lawyer with a great and immediate understanding of complex legal problems and how to solve them. He has a range of associates to support him. He is a hard worker, who tries to give each case his utmost attention and he goes the extra mile for his clients.’

‘The firm provides tailor made legal advice and its services correspond to highest quality standards. It forms part of the firm’s culture that its lawyers go the extra mile for the clients.’ 

‘Matthias Niedermüller always tries to achieve the best possible outcome for clients in a very efficient manner. He is capable to think outside the box in order to present the most appropriate and beneficial solution to clients.’

‘Matthias Niedermüller is an experienced litigator. His focus is on insurance matters as well as on trust and foundation matters. He is truly a big fighter in the very best sense.’

‘Niedermüller Attorney at Law is a young and constantly-growing firm that always has a  client tailored approach.’

‘Matthias Niedermüller is a very client-focused litigator with great responsiveness and competence.’

‘Highly experienced in investor litigation and regularly handling complex multi-jurisdictional disputes.’

‘Very focused, detailed and excellent communicators.’

‘The lawyers are always looking to build unique and tailored advice.

‘Responsive, knowledgeable, skilful.’

‘The team works seamlessly with electronic documents and have multiple language skills and a good understanding of the legal systems of different jurisdictions.’

‘Matthias Niedermüller, as the leader, is attentive and responsive and highly skilled. He is able to communicate well with practitioners from different jurisdictions and articulate what is needed for his own. Other team members, such as Franziska Dobler, support this service exceptionally well and are also approachable, knowledgeable and responsive.’

Liechtenstein > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Niedermüller | Attorneys at Law advises on relocations, spin-offs, M&A and divestment of companies as well as restructurings and corporate clean-up. Practice head Matthias Niedermüller is experienced in advising fintech start-ups, especially those involved in blockchain and crypto currencies, on their set-up and funding. The team also advises on the formation of charitable foundations, structures for asset protection and performs risks assessments for the organs.

Practice head(s):

Matthias Niedermüller

Key clients

Skale Labs Inc.

Nomisma Holdings Pte Ltd, Singpore

Seven Commodities AG, Vaduz

Curio AG, Vaduz

Fabeg Foundation

Eurokuranz

The law firm Niedermüller is a boutique law firm, which was founded by Dr Matthias Niedermüller in Vaduz. The firm is focused to provide extraordinary services by combining a creative solution approach with legal expertise and a network of international leading law firms to achieve extraordinary results. The firm has long time experience in international matters of asset recovery, foundation law, organ liability law, white-collar crime and investor litigation.

A further key focus of the firm is providing tailor made solutions to businesses  in the uprising world of digital assets (Blockchain) in particular in connection with financial market licensing. The firm is also known for its expertise in financing transactions, structuring and M&A. Further the team is conducting major multi jurisdiction asset recovery disputes.

Due to the cooperation with leading international law firms, tax consultants and auditors, the law firm is able to offer comprehensive one stop service to both domestic and foreign clients in matters of dispute resolution as well as advisory.

The firm has constantly grown since its establishment and is continuously gathering a team of young dedicated and committed legal minds.

Main areas of practice
Asset recovery: We advise on cross-border asset tracing and recovery matters in particular in connection with white collar crime and piercing of asset protection structures.

Foundation law: We advise and represent beneficiaries and board members in connection with the assertion and enforcement of information rights, financial claims against foundations, as well as replacement of members of the foundation council.

Liability law: We advise and represent clients in connection with the assertion and defence of liability claims against organs of Liechtenstein entities such as Foundations, Anstalts, Stock Companies and other entities.

Blockchain: We advise to create tailor made solutions for businesses in the uprising world of decentralized digital assets. This includes in particular licensing proceedings as well as Security Token Offerings (STO). We further let clients profit from our ties to international Blockchain entrepreneurs and thought leaders.

White-collar crime and legal assistance in criminal matters: We advise and represent clients in international white-collar crime and legal assistance matters and in particular advise organs in connection with comprehensive risk analysis and let the client profit from our network of leading international firms.

Investor proceeding: We are experienced and well known for representing clients in investor proceedings in Liechtenstein and also for conducting multi-party proceedings for damaged investors (Class Actions).

Merger, spin-off, corporate acquisition (M&A): We advise companies in acquisition and divestment of companies or parts as well as relocation, spin-off and mergers. In cross-border matters our clients profit from our network of leading international law firms and tax advisors.

Banking and finance: Our firm advises clients in connection with the setup and licensing of regulated business entities as well as the issuance of financial instruments.

Department Name Email Telephone
Dr. Matthias Niedermüller, M.B.L.-HSG office@niedermueller.law +423 236 1015
Mag. Nina Tihanyi-Meittinger office@niedermueller.law +423 236 1015
Dr. Giuseppina Epicoco office@niedermueller.law +423 236 1015
Dr. Franziska Dobler office@niedermueller.law +423 236 1015
Mag. Selma Talic office@niedermueller.law +423 236 1015
Photo Name Position Profile
Dr iur Franziska Dobler  photo Dr iur Franziska Dobler Senior Associate
 Giuseppina Epicoco  photo Giuseppina Epicoco Attorney at Law
 Matthias Niedermüller  photo Matthias Niedermüller Founder
Mag iur Selma Talic  photo Mag iur Selma Talic Senior Associate
Mag iur Nina Tihanyi-Meittinger  photo Mag iur Nina Tihanyi-Meittinger Attorney at Law
Lawyer : 3
Associates : 2
German
English
French
Italian
Bosnian
Serbo-Croatian
IBA
Liechtenstein Bar Association
Liechtenstein Arbitration Association
Zurich and Swiss Bar Associations

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