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HNW Guide

Private Wealth Law — Liechtenstein

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Gasser Partner Attorneys at Law

From the HNW guide

Gasser Partner is described by a market commentator as "a well-reputed, competent, long-standing firm." It offers expertise across a wide range of practice areas and its estate and succession planning group frequently advises wealthy clients, including business owners and entrepreneurs.

The lawyers at Gasser Partner assist high net worth individuals with complex estate planning matters, including those involving Liechtenstein trusts, foundations and other asset-holding vehicles. They also represent clients in private wealth disputes in Liechtenstein and abroad.

Notable practitioners

Johannes Gasser is a key contact.

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From the HNW guide

Marxer & Partner is "a very long-standing law firm" in the principality, according to one local interviewee, while sources also highlight in particular the firm's size and quality, in addition to its longevity. One commentator observes that it is "the oldest and largest firm - they're good and they're big."

Its wealth planning practice includes advising wealthy clients on wills, foundation and trust structuring and marriage agreements. "From my knowledge of them as people," says one private wealth adviser, "they seem an extremely knowledgeable and serious outfit."

Notable practitioners

Johannes Burger "is very eloquent and very experienced," according to one observer. His work in wealth and estate planning includes assisting the owners of family businesses and he is especially well known for handling matters involving trusts and foundations. "He's a very experienced trustee," says a peer, explaining: "I would say he's an experienced lawyer in the field of foundations. He's been doing this work for 20 years."

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Advocatur Sprenger & Partner AG

From the HNW guide

Advocatur Sprenger & Partner is part of the A-Group of companies, which also includes fiduciary services provider Administral Establishment, and accountancy, audit and tax firm Accurata Trustees and Auditors. "They have a good reputation and they provide everything from one hand," says a Liechtenstein source, explaining: "They act as a fiduciary firm, a law firm and an accounting firm. They have a good reputation, especially in the fiduciary and accounting field, and I have had good experiences with them."

The lawyers at Advocatur Sprenger advise wealthy individuals and families on estate and business succession planning matters, wills, and foundation and trust structuring.

Notable practitioners

Peter Sprenger brings years of experience to private wealth matters, and is especially notable for assisting clients with trusts and foundations. "He's very well known as a trustee," observes a peer.

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Walch & Schurti Attorneys at Law Ltd

From the HNW guide

This full-service firm is well known in Liechtenstein for advising high net worth clients. "They're a good firm," says one Liechtenstein lawyer, adding: "They represent their clients well. They're a respected firm and it's fun to work with them. They're very competent."

Lawyers in the team advise on a range of wealth management issues, including estate planning and asset-holding structures. The firm is associated with WalPart Trust, a fiduciary services provider that establishes, administrates and winds up trusts, foundations and other domestic and international vehicles.

Notable practitioners

Ernst Walch is an experienced and well-regarded practitioner admitted as a lawyer in Liechtenstein and New York. "He's a good chap," says one local interviewee, adding: "He does good work in structuring." Walch's practice centres around assisting clients with international wealth preservation and transfer. In addition to estate planning, his practice covers corporate law and complex litigation and arbitration. He has previously sat as the principality's Minister of Foreign Affairs and was the President of the Liechtenstein Parliament.

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advocatio Rechtsanwälte Grabher Dür

From the HNW guide

This firm frequently works with high net worth domestic and international individuals and families, and maintains a well-developed practice assisting Russian and Eastern European clients. The team's lawyers advise on investment and wealth structuring, handle disputes and act as trust and foundation protectors. "I like the way they give their advice and the fact that they advise to very quick deadlines," states a source, "and the reply is always perfect."

The firm is particularly notable for its independence from corporate fiduciaries and other financial services institutions. "I like them because they're independent," says one interviewee, explaining: "They don't have an in-house fiduciary arm like other law firms. They're absolutely independent. I can highly recommend them."

Notable practitioners

Johannes Dür is a key contact.

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Batliner Wanger Batliner Rechtsanwalte AG

From the HNW guide

Batliner Wanger Batliner is well regarded by interviewees and noted for its private client practice. "That's a good firm," says one local interviewee, adding: "They're good people." "The people I've met there are good, competent people," reports another source, before stating: "They're very much present in the structuring and private wealth market."

The firm's lawyers advise affluent individuals and families on wealth planning and structuring, private wealth disputes and immigration matters. It also acts as a family office for ultra-high net worth clients with complex Liechtenstein and international asset holdings. "They have a strong trust and fiduciary practice," observes a commentator, adding: "They have a good reputation and they deserve it."

Notable practitioners

Martin Batliner is described as "the leading figure" of Batliner Wanger Batliner by one interviewee, who also says: "We appreciate him a lot." "He works a lot in the wealth management and fiduciary practice. He's good," according to a market commentator. Batliner regularly advises clients on the creation and management of foundations, trusts and other structures.

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Batliner Wanger Batliner Rechtsanwalte AG

From the Chambers HNW guide

Martin Batliner is described as "the leading figure" of Batliner Wanger Batliner by one interviewee, who also says: "We appreciate him a lot." "He works a lot in the wealth management and fiduciary practice. He's good," according to a market commentator. Batliner regularly advises clients on the creation and management of foundations, trusts and other structures.

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Marxer & Partner

From the Chambers HNW guide

Johannes Burger "is very eloquent and very experienced," according to one observer. His work in wealth and estate planning includes assisting the owners of family businesses and he is especially well known for handling matters involving trusts and foundations. "He's a very experienced trustee," says a peer, explaining: "I would say he's an experienced lawyer in the field of foundations. He's been doing this work for 20 years."

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Advocatur Sprenger & Partner AG

From the Chambers HNW guide

Peter Sprenger brings years of experience to private wealth matters, and is especially notable for assisting clients with trusts and foundations. "He's very well known as a trustee," observes a peer.

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Walch & Schurti Attorneys at Law Ltd

From the Chambers HNW guide

Ernst Walch is an experienced and well-regarded practitioner admitted as a lawyer in Liechtenstein and New York. "He's a good chap," says one local interviewee, adding: "He does good work in structuring." Walch's practice centres around assisting clients with international wealth preservation and transfer. In addition to estate planning, his practice covers corporate law and complex litigation and arbitration. He has previously sat as the principality's Minister of Foreign Affairs and was the President of the Liechtenstein Parliament.

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