Number of partners: 4
Number of lawyers: 6
Languages: English, French, German, Spanish
Founded in Vaduz in 2004, Wolff Gstoehl Bruckschweiger is recognised throughout Liechtenstein as one of the leading independent firms for dispute resolution and commercial law. Founding partner Dr Peter Wolff is one of the country’s most renowned lawyers for litigation and arbitration matters and looks back to a career of 40 years in the legal business. The firm provides comprehensive legal service to both domestic and international clients and covers all areas of business law with particular emphasis on dispute resolution in connection with foundations and trusts, banking, finance and insurance law. In order to provide excellent solutions to its clients the firm is the Liechtenstein member of Interlaw (www.interlaw.org) an international association of independent law firms.
Main Areas of Practice:
One of the firm’s core competences consists in representing private and institutional clients in civil and commercial litigation cases. Usually they involve Liechtenstein entities constituting the link to Liechtenstein. WGB’s expertise ranges from representing foreign states to major international companies to private clients in court. Cases involve foundations and trusts, unfair competition, monetary claims as well as attachment of assets.
WGB’s partners act regularly as arbitrators and counsel before domestic and international arbitration tribunals.
WGB’s partners have acted frequently as expert witnesses on Liechtenstein law in foreign litigation cases.
The firm has a strong expertise on the Liechtenstein side of international corporate finance transactions. This work usually involves the issuing of opinion letters on Liechtenstein parties within a corporate finance transaction. WGB advises major foreign banks, law firms and investors on all Liechtenstein law matters that possibly arise in such transactions. WGB also acts as Liechtenstein advisor to specific industries (IT, tobacco, etc.) The firm accompanies clients in cross border M&A transactions from drafting legal documents to legal due diligence and providing regulatory advice associated with acquisitions and covers all other issues related with the transactions.
Banking / Investment Funds / Asset Managers / Insurance:
As a member of the European Economic Area (EEA), Liechtenstein has become a highly attractive place to set up investment funds. Those investment vehicles as well as asset managers with a Liechtenstein licence enjoy the big advantages of the European passport. The firm provides advice in all matters pertaining to the set up of investment funds and serves clients looking for the Liechtenstein asset manager’s licence. Furthermore WGB has a strong expertise in all aspects of Liechtenstein banking and insurance law.
Bankruptcy / Asset Recovery / White Collar Crime:
Due to its civil litigation expertise the firm also has profound knowledge in all aspects of securing and recovering assets for creditors. In this area WGB profits also from its capabilities in criminal law. When it comes to representing foreign creditors in international bankruptcy cases the firm combines all its knowledge to help secure the client’s interest by all possible means.
Copyrights & Trademarks:
WGB provides all services in connection with exploitation and registration of trademarks, copyrights and other intellectual property rights.
Foundations & Trusts / Estate Planning:
Especially private clients appreciate the possibilities of Liechtenstein’s company law. A large part of WGB’s work accordingly involves advising private clients on all matters pertaining to the most common Liechtenstein structures. Also here the firm has large experience in combining its knowledge of foreign succession laws with specifics of Liechtenstein’s company law. In an increasingly transparent world WGB works together with tax experts from all over the world.