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Walch & Schurti Attorneys at Law Ltd

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Number of partners: 9
Number of lawyers: 10
Languages: English, German, French, Spanish

Firm Overview:
Walch & Schurti Attorneys at Law Ltd is a Liechtenstein based full-service law firm with a strong focus on international matters. Lawyers were trained and are qualified in several jurisdictions (Liechtenstein, New York, California, England and Wales, Switzerland, Germany, Singapore and Austria) and gained working experience abroad in some of the most prestigious international law firms. These credentials enable the firm to meet the needs of its international clients. Walch & Schurti is a Liechtenstein law firm, dedicated to meet the highest international standards.

Practice Areas:
■ Asset Planning & Asset Protection
■ Banking & Finance
■ Bankruptcy & Insolvency
■ Corporate & Commercial
■ Estate Planning
■ Insurance
■ Intellectual Property
■ Labour
■ Litigation & Arbitration
■ Mergers & Acquisitions
■ Regulatory & Administrative Procedures
■ Trust & Foundation
■ White Collar Criminal Defence & International
■ Judicial Assistance

Main Areas of Practice:

Dispute Resolution:
The firm represents corporate and private clients in all kinds of contentious and non-contentious matters before Liechtenstein courts as well as national and international arbitral tribunals.
The better part of the dispute resolution team’s work relates to disputes concerning (i) trusts, foundations and other asset structures (in these disputes the firm represents all possible stakeholders, namely the founder, the settlor, the beneficiaries, the creditors or the professional fiduciary service provider); (ii) international estates; (iii) liability claims (in particular against professional service providers); and (iv) insurance law disputes.
In multi-jurisdictional disputes, the firm advises its clients on the Liechtenstein aspects of such matters and further coordinates strategically and tactically the international litigation in the other jurisdictions. Over decades, the firm has built up strong working relations with foreign law firms (also specialised in litigation/arbitration) and barristers which is a great asset in this context and guarantees the firm’s clients to be internationally provided with high quality legal services.
Contact: Dr Andreas Schurti
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Dr Moritz Blasy
Email: [email protected]

Private Client/Asset & Estate Planning/Asset Protection:
The firm regularly advises high net worth individuals and their families in structuring and protecting their wealth. In cooperation with WalPart Trust reg., the affiliated professional fiduciary service provider, the firm is able to offer tailor-made solutions, involving the formation and/ or administration of trusts, foundations, limited companies and private label funds.
As busy and experienced litigators in estate, trust and foundation matters, the firm is very well aware of the risks and opportunities when advising clients on asset protection and asset and estate planning.
Contact: Dr Ernst Walch
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Dr Andreas Schurti
Email: [email protected]

Criminal Defence:
The criminal defence team has vast experience in the representation of legal entities and individuals in white collar crime matters before the Liechtenstein courts.
Over the last decades, the team successfully handled some of the most delicate and high valued white collar crime cases in Liechtenstein.
A further strength of the criminal defence team lies in the field of international judicial assistance, in particular in relation to the confiscation of assets in Liechtenstein and abroad.
Contact: Dr Andreas Schurti
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Dr Andreas Vogel
Email: [email protected]

Finance Law:
The finance team is advising on all aspects of capital development. The team has expertise in complex crossborder finance transactions, cross-border restructuring and insolvency matters, securitisation, corporate lending, leveraged finance and asset finance. The team has close working relationships with other independent law firms based in foreign jurisdictions as well as with some of the world’s best regarded huge international law firms.
Contact: Dr Andreas Schurti
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Mr Nicolai Binkert
Email: [email protected]

Banking/Insurance/Asset Management/Investment Funds/FinTech:
The regulatory team advises international financial intermediaries on all regulatory aspects of the Liechtenstein financial market. The firm’s services also cover the representation of its clients before the Liechtenstein public authorities (in particular the Financial Market Authority) in all kinds of regulatory proceedings.
Contact: Dr Alexander Appel
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Dr Moritz Blasy
Email: [email protected]

Corporate & Commercial Law:
The firm’s experts advise its corporate clients and individuals in the formation, migration, reorganisation and restructuring of legal entities. Over the last decades, the firm has been involved in almost every major M&A project with a Liechtenstein aspect.
The corporate and commercial team also advises its corporate clients on their daily legal affairs (e.g. labour law, compliance, product liability, IP-law, data protection and contract law).
Contact: Dr Andreas Schurti
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Dr Alexander Appel
Email: [email protected]

Asset Tracing/Asset Recovering:
The asset tracing and asset recovering team is made up of members of the dispute resolution team and criminal law experts. Since many of these asset tracing and asset recovering matters are multi jurisdictional matters, it is a huge benefit that the team’s experts are trained and qualified in common and civil law jurisdictions. The network of foreign law firms and barristers also specialised in asset tracing and asset recovering can be drawn on whenever needed. The firm has all necessary credentials in order to recover your misappropriated funds quickly and discreetly.
Contact: Dr Moritz Blasy
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Mr Simon Ott
Email: s[email protected]

Tax Law:
Liechtenstein’s tax regime is straight forward, internationally very competitive and in line with European and international standards. The tax experts advise private and corporate clients on all aspects of Liechtenstein tax law and international tax law applicable in Liechtenstein (i.e. all DTAs and TIEAs, FATCA and AIA). Since the potential tax exposure of most of the firm’s clients is not restricted to Liechtenstein, it has built up a network of other tax experts in other jurisdictions whose advice can be sought if needed.
Contact: Dr Andreas Schurti
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Mr Urs Hanselmann
Email: [email protected]

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