Number of partners: 9
Number of lawyers: 11 (excluding partners)
Languages: English, French, German, Spanish
Founded in 1991 and based in the Principality of Liechtenstein, Walch & Schurti Attorneys at Law Ltd is an international commercial practice. The firm’s lawyers were trained in several jurisdictions (Austria, California, Germany, England and Wales, Liechtenstein, New York, Switzerland and Singapore) and gained working experience abroad in some of the most prestigious international law firms. During the past decades, the firm has become one of Liechtenstein’s leading firms and developed strong litigation, corporate and commercial, and banking and finance departments. Focus on the highest quality standards and the resulting ability to meet client demand for comprehensive advice in times of increasing regulatory requirements in the financial sector and other areas, such as telecommunication, tax and international legal assistance, has contributed further to the success of the firm. Today the firm is one of the largest and best regarded firms in Liechtenstein with a team whose work meets the highest international standards. The firm 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.
Main Areas of Practice:
Asset & Estate Planning, Asset Protection:
Walch & Schurti Attorneys at Law Ltd regularly advises high net worth individuals and their families in structuring and protecting their wealth. In cooperation with WalPart Trust reg., the affiliated trustee service provider, Walch & Schurti Attorneys at Law Ltd is able to offer tailor-made solutions, involving the formation and administration of trusts and foundations.
Contacts: Dr Ernst J Walch, Dr Andreas Schurti, Mr Urs Hanselmann, Dr Barbara Walch
Litigation & Arbitration:
Walch & Schurti Attorneys at Law Ltd represents corporate and private clients in all kinds of contentious and non-contentious matters (with a focus on insurance disputes, the representation of beneficiaries against Liechtenstein trusts and foundations and vice versa, and liability claims) before Liechtenstein courts as well as national and international arbitral tribunals. The firm’s experts also regularly act as expert witnesses and provide expert opinions in foreign court proceedings.
Contacts: Dr Andreas Schurti, Dr Moritz Blasy, Dr Andreas Vogel
Corporate & Commercial:
Walch & Schurti Attorneys at Law Ltd advises corporate clients and individuals in the formation, reorganisation and restructuring of legal entities and in the preparation of agreements in all kinds of matters, aiming at equipping clients with the legal framework most suitable for their business activities.
Contacts: Dr Alexander Appel, Dr Moritz Blasy, Mr Nicolai Binkert
Banking & Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions:
Walch & Schurti Attorneys at Law Ltd is regularly involved in complex financing transactions as well as mergers and acquisitions, rendering legal opinions, assisting in legal due diligence and advising banks and other parties in relation to Liechtenstein law-related matters, including commercial issues, labour and intellectual property law.
Contacts: Dr Andreas Schurti, Dr Alexander Appel, Mr Nicolai Binkert
Regulatory & Administrative Procedures:
Walch & Schurti Attorneys at Law Ltd advises banks, insurance companies, investment funds and others in regulatory matters and regularly represents clients vis-à-vis the Liechtenstein Financial Market Authority. The firm’s services involve the establishment of regulated entities and the consultation of clients in relation to the ongoing supervision by the Liechtenstein Financial Market Authority.
Contacts: Dr Alexander Appel, Dr Moritz Blasy
White Collar Criminal Defence & International Judicial Assistance:
Walch & Schurti Attorneys at Law Ltd has vast experience in the representation of legal entities and individuals in criminal procedures and procedures regarding international judicial assistance before Liechtenstein courts and authorities, in particular in relation to the confiscation of assets in Liechtenstein and abroad.
Contacts: Dr Andreas Schurti, Dr Andreas Vogel, Mr Simon Ott