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Schurti Partners Attorneys at Law Ltd

Alexander Appel, LL.M.

Alexander Appel, LL.M.



  • Agreements
  • Arbitration
  • Banking
  • Bankruptcy

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WSG Leadership

DealMaker Group
WSG in Europe Group
WSG Main Group
Banking & Finance Group
Employment and Labor Group
Mergers & Acquisitions Group
Private Equity Group
Dr. Alexander Appel studied law in Austria (University of Innsbruck) and Switzerland (University of Zurich) before obtaining a postgraduate degree (LL.M.) in international business law from the University of London (London School of Economics and Political Science). After some years of training the litigation department of a Liechtenstein law firm and subsequently passing the Liechtenstein Bar Examination in 1999, he practised from 1999 until 2001 at a renowed and international business law firm in Zurich, Switzerland, as an associate in the Corporate/M&A Group. Dr. Appel joined Walch & Schurti later in 2001 and became a partner in 2005. Today, he is mainly involved in advisory work, in particular in the fields of corporate, commercial, business and employment law as well as in the M&A area.

Bar Admissions

Liechtenstein, 1999.

Qualified for admission to practice in Austria, 2002.


University of Zurich, Switzerland, 1988-1990: studies of Swiss law (Zwischenpruefung/Intermediary Examination 1990)

University of Innsbruck, Austria, 1991-1995: studies of Austrian and EU law (Mag.iur. 1994; Dr.iur. 1995)

University of London, London School of Economics and Political Science (LL.M. in International Business Law, 1997).
Areas of Practice

Agreements | Arbitration | Banking | Bankruptcy | Commercial Law | Company Formation | Competition | Contract Law | Corporate Law | Crossborder Transactions | Finance | Foundation Law | Insolvency | Insurance | Labour Law | Licensing & Franchising | Litigation | Mergers & Acquisitions | Opinions | Regulatory | Restructuring | Securities

Professional Career

Professional Associations

    Liechtenstein Bar Association
    AIJA International Association of Young Lawyers

Professional Activities and Experience

Associate with renowed international business law firm in Zurich, Switzerland, 1999 - 2001 (Corporate / M&A Practice Group)

Lecturer in Contract Law and in M&A at the University of Liechtenstein, Vaduz, (since 2003).

The Reformed Liechtenstein Private Limited Company (GmbH)
Schurti Partners Attorneys at Law Ltd, 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...

Additional Articles

- "Reform und Kodifikation des liechtensteinischen IPR (Reform and Codification of Liechtenstein Private International Law)", in: Rabels Zeitschrift fuer auslaendisches und internationales Privatrecht, ed. by the Max Planck Institute Hamburg, Germany, 1997 (pp.510-543).

- "International Licensing", Liechtenstein Report, Co-Author, ed. by Dennis Campbell, BNA International Inc., London, 1998/2002.

- "Deutsche Vollstreckungstitel im Ausland (German enforceable instruments abroad)", Liechtenstein Chapter, Luchterhand Neuwied, Germany, 2002.

- "Der Prozess ums Patent im Lichte des liechtensteinisch-schweizerischen Patentschutzvertrages (Patent Litigation in the light of the Liechtenstein-Swiss Patent Treaty)", in: Liechtenstein Law Gazette 2002, pp.79ff., Co-Author.

- "The Societas Europea in Liechtenstein", in "The European Company", Vol. 2, ed. by Dirk van Gerven, Cambridge University Press, 2007, Co-Author.

- "Prospectus for the Public Offering of Securites in Europe, Vol. 2", Liechtenstein Chapter, ed. by Dirk van Gerven, Cambridge University Press, 2009, Co-Author.

- "The Liechtenstein Takeover Law" in "Common Legal Frameworks for Takeover Bids in Europe", Vol. 2, ed. by Dirk van Gerven, Cambridge University Press, 2009, Co-Author.

- "Cross-border mergers in Europe, Vol.2", Liechtenstein Chapter, ed. by Dirk van Gerven, Cambridge University Press, 2011, Co-Author.

- "Die Auswirkungen der Europäischen Erbrechtsverordnung auf das Fürstentum Liechtenstein", in: LJZ 2014, p.83-98.

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