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Walch & Schurti Rechtsanwälte AG

Walch & Schurti Rechtsanwälte AG  

Legal Services | Liechtenstein

tel: +423 237 20 00 | fax: +423 237 21 00
Zollstrasse 2 | Vaduz | FL-9490 | Liechtenstein


Vaduz, Liechtenstein

Walch & Schurti Rechtsanwälte AG's Overview

WALCH & SCHURTI was founded by Dr. Ernst Walch and Dr. Andreas Schurti in 1991. Since then, Dr. Alexander Appel, Marina Haase-Saidani, Dr. Moritz Blasy, Dr. Andreas Vogel and Dr. Barbara Walch have become additional partners. Since February 2015, the firm operates as "Walch & Schurti Rechtsanwälte AG" (Walch & Schurti Attorneys-at-law Ltd.). Walch & Schurti is an international commercial practice with strong links to the USA, Great Britain, Switzerland and Germany.

The team’s lawyers were trained in several jurisdictions (Austria, California, Germany, England, Liechtenstein, New York, Switzerland). During the past decade, the firm became one of Liechtenstein's leading law firms and also developed a strong litigation department. 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 have contributed further to the success of the firm.

Walch & Schurti's legal team regularly advises major banks, insurers, investment funds, industrial companies and private individuals. In close cooperation with WalPart Trust reg., the firm meets the needs of the international client in Liechtenstein. It advises, prepares agreements, opines and conducts litigation primarily in the following areas: contract law, corporate and commercial law, banking and finance, foundation and trust law, estate planning, asset protection, insurance, mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcy, Investment funds, company formation, intellectual property and white collar crime.

  • Year this Office was Established: 1991
  • Lawyers Worldwide: 16

Languages: German, English, French, Spanish and Italian.


Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Agreements
  • Arbitration
  • Asset Protection
  • Banking
  • Bankruptcy
  • Commercial Law
  • Company Formation
  • Competition
  • Contract Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Crossborder Transactions
  • Estate Planning
  • Finance
  • Foundation Law
  • Insolvency
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Investment Funds
  • Labour Law
  • Licensing & Franchising
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Opinions
  • Real Estate
  • Regulatory
  • Restructuring
  • Securities
  • Taxation
  • Telecommunication
  • Trusts
  • White Collar Crime

The Reformed Liechtenstein Private Limited Company (GmbH)
Walch & Schurti Rechtsanwälte AG, February 2017

On 1 January 2017, the Liechtenstein reform of the private limited company (Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung; "GmbH") entered into force. While being highly popular in many other European countries, the GmbH in the past led a merely marginal existence in Liechtenstein. The Liechtenstein Government and Legislator decided to change this by substantially enhancing the legal framework for GmbHs in a reform that does not only target SMEs but also start-up ventures and young entrepreneurs. The key features include: Simplified formation process: the new law allows the formation of a GmbH by using standard templates provided by the Liechtenstein Office for Justice...

The Liechtenstein Tax Reform
Walch & Schurti Rechtsanwälte AG, November 2015

I. The Liechtenstein Tax ReformThe former Liechtenstein Tax Act dated back to 1961. It was completely revised and the new Tax Act entered into force on 1 January 2011 (hereafter referred to as "Tax Reform"). The ratio for the year 2008 between the overall tax revenues in Liechtenstein and its GDP was 16.9%. In comparison, the equivalent figure in the USA was 20.3% and 23.1% in Germany.Liechtenstein has AAA rating and is totally debt free. On the contrary, its government has reserves which exceed its one year spending budget...

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