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05.12.2018

The OffshoreAlert Conference is amongst the most important and biggest annual events on the topic of Offshore Financial Intelligence & Investigations. This year the conference took place in London from the 12th - 13th of November. Key topics included Investment Fraud, Asset Recovery, Litigation Funding and Whistleblowing.

25.10.2018

Dr. Helmut Schwärzler and Dr. Alexander Amann paticipated as speakers at this year's 13th WIN-Meeting (World Investor Lawyer Network) in Bruges, Belgium.

13.04.2018

A small amendment with big potential for business innovation in the EEA and Switzerland. How one of the smallest countries becomes a favourable home to numerous groundbreaking companies – facilitating a head start for innovators and creators with the Venture Cooperative.

13.02.2018

Recently, a class action suit was filed against Credit Suisse in a US federal court in New York. The plaintiffs seek damages for insufficient disclosure for losses amounting to almost $ 1 billion, that CS has taken  due to trading with illiquid trading positions.

10.01.2018

Schwärzler Attorneys at Law, in cooperation with Swiss consumer protection organization (SKS), filed a claim at Zurich commercial court on December 29th, 2017: 100.000 pages, packed in 25 huge boxes.

Please find the relevant media reports enclosed.

10.11.2017

Dr. Helmut Schwärzler and Dr. Alexander Amann paticipated as speakers at this year's 12th WIN-Meeting (World Investor Lawyer Network) in Rennes, France.

 

18.05.2017

The following article addresses the obligation of Swiss asset managers to surrender kickbacks to the principal (of a mandate agreement) as well as the resulting impact on bodies of legal entities domiciled in Liechtenstein with regard to liability exposure

Enclosed you may find the whole contribution of Dr. Helmut Schwärzler, Mag. Josef Bergt and MLaw Fabian Vollrath of Schwärzler Attorneys at Law Liechtenstein | Zürich | Zug, published in Liechtenstein-Journal 01/2017.

20.12.2016

In two leading cases of mid-May 2014 the German Supreme Court decided that a provision in consumer credit agreements regarding a one-time processing fee, which is due at the beginning of and independent from the term of the contract, is subject to the assessment of general terms and conditions and does not withstand such a control.

20.12.2016

Schwärzler attorneys at law represents in a leading role a large number of victims in the huge criminal case against the former attorney and  fiduciary Harry G. Dr. Helmut Schwärzler has already given an interview to the Swiss TV station TVO.

26.10.2016

As organizer of the WIN-Meeting (World Investor Lawyer Network) in Liechtenstein in 2014, Dr. Helmut Schwärzler and Dr. Alexander Amann participated as speakers at this year´s 11th WIN-Meeting (World Investor Lawyer Network) in Dublin.

07.10.2016

2017 International Comparative Legal Guide to Trade Marks (ICLG) – Chapter on Liechtenstein Trade Mark Law by Dr. Alexander Amann.

20.05.2016

The Princely High Court confirmed in two further judgements its judicature against SwissLife (Liechtenstein) AG. In those judgements the liability of SwissLife for binding investment life insurance policies, which were sold via a structure company to clients was re-emphasized.

20.05.2016

The Liechtenstein based law firm Schwärzler Attorney at Laws has now opened up an office in Zurich after the take-over of the law office Fischer and Partner AG (AFP). After Schaan (Liechtenstein) and Zug (Switzerland) this is the third location of the law firm.

13.05.2016

2016 International Comparative Legal Guide to Trade Marks (ICLG) – Chapter on Liechtenstein Trade Mark Law by Dr. Alexander Amann.

28.04.2016

New paths also bring along new changes. The same applies to us. We look forward to welcoming you in our new office in Tödistrasse 67, 8002 Zurich.

With pleasure anytime in real life. To get a first virtual impression click here.

19.04.2016

Schwärzler Attorneys at Law will be instigating collective legal measures for potentially damaged Credit Suisse investors and is offering investors to join. If you have any questions, please consult Dr. Alexander Amann LL.M. (UCLA).

24.02.2016

Everyone is currently talking about the disputed law on the supervision of asset managers. Associate Stephan Pöhner is an expert on the protection of investors and gave an interview on the corresponding topic which was published in two renowned Swiss newspapers.

12.11.2015

Currently, the Volkswagen scandal is the number 1 topic of discussion. Apparently, no one in the corporate group knows how things should continue. This is why Schwärzler Attorneys at Law is there: We protect the interests of our clients from Switzerland and from Liechtenstein.

05.11.2015

As organizer of the World Investor's Network (WIN) Meeting in Liechtenstein last year, Dr. Helmut Schwärzler was speaker at the 10th World Investor's Network (WIN) Meeting in Montevideo, Uruguay this year. Dr. Schwärzler's speech addressed the following cases.

21.10.2015

The ICLG Copyright Guide provides practical information on copyright law in 29 jurisdictions (including Australia, Belgium, China, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, Russia, the UK and the USA), on the basis of a Q & A format.

Below, you can find the chapter on Liechtenstein copyright law by Dr. Alexander Amann, LL.M. (UCLA), Partner, Attorney at Law at Schwärzler Attnorneys at Law.

31.08.2015

Welcome, AFP!

We are pleased to announce the expansion of Schwärzler Attorneys at Law. Fischer an Partner AG, previous coopertion partner, will become part of Schwärzler Attorneys at Law.

01.07.2015

A warm welcome

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Alexander Amann, LL.M. (UCLA), will be partner at the law office Schwärzler Attorneys at Law per  01.07.2015.

23.04.2015

On 10 April 2015, the Princely Supreme Court of Liechtenstein issued a groundbreaking decision against SwissLife (Liechtenstein) AG, a Liechtenstein-based insurance company. The duties of an insurance company regarding the distribution and the administration of unit-linked life insurance policies according to Liechtenstein law are thereby clarified once and for all.

13.03.2015

With decisions dated 9 May 2014 and 5 December 2014 in two proceedings led by the author, the Supreme Court for the first time dealt with the rights of a founder as principal against the fiduciary founder of a foundation, therefore the trustee, in the context of the establishment of a foundation.

04.03.2015

At official ceremony in the National Museum in Liechtenstein on the 24th of February 2015 it was announced the opening of the first honorary consulate of the Republic of Bulgaria in Principality of Liechtenstein, with a registered office in Schaan. The official ceremony was opened by HE Dr. Meglena Plugtchieva, Ambassador of the Republic of Bulgaria to the Swiss Confederation and to Principality of Liechtenstein.

17.11.2014

Asset Recovery Liechtenstein 2015 touches many aspects of both Civil Law and Criminal Law in Liechtenstein and the recovery of assets with procedural measures. The publication gives an extensive overview on possible measures in cases of civil and criminal asset recovery being a main field of experience and practice of the author.

03.06.2014

Liechtenstein as internationally renowned financial centre is going through changes and in the last years has considerably developed to a place for companies offering life insurances, most of these companies being owned by internationally positioned insurance companies. This is why in the last 15 years in Liechtenstein several 100‘000 insurance contracts for investors from all over the planet mainly for reasons of tax benefits have been concluded.

04.10.2013

In a proceeding conducted by Schwärzler Attorneys at law against a Liechtenstein insurance company a recent expert opinion ordered by the court had to answer the questions whether it was at all possible to make a profit with a specific “Swiss-Select”-product, at what level the break-even point was, what influence the credit financing had and how the formulation used in the insurance documents “potential for good earnings with calculated risk – dynamic” had to be understood.

04.07.2013

The claimants had concluded unit-linked life insurances with Swiss Life (Liechtenstein) AG. The insurance premiums had partly been loan financed by the depositary bank. In the wake of these contracts the insurance holders claimed damages because the risk of the investment had been unpredictable and the product itself had not been transparent. Furthermore the defendant had charged excessive fees through which the assets had been depleted in short time.

25.06.2013

Each of the Claimants, a married couple, had concluded with the Defendant a unit-linked life insurance contract including Swiss Select guarantee notes. For these life insurances a conservative investment strategy with equal higher development in value had been stipulated in the contract.

21.05.2013

The Constitutional Court in Liechtenstein recently decided in favour of an individual complaint brought forward by Schwärzler Attorneys at Law and stated therein that summons relating to judicial assistance in criminal law proceedings also have to be served to the legal representative in Liechtenstein of the addressed person abroad. This is also the case when in the concrete proceedings the legal representative has not been declared as domestic address for service in the sense of Art 58b Abs 1 Z 2 RHG. 

17.05.2013

48th Conference of European Attorneys at Law (DACH) from 9 to 11 Mai 2013 in Madrid, Topic “Employment law in Europe”: Immediate termination in Liechtenstein – Place of jurisdiction abroad, Speaker: Dr. Dominik Schatzmann, Attorney at Law

01.12.2012

The newly introduced tax law heralds a number of major changes for public limited companies and establishments with capital broken down into shares with respect to the previously imposed coupon tax.

06.10.2012

The requirements to be met in order to be entered in the list of mediators in Liechtenstein include records of attendance for 365 training units within the framework of mediator training.

16.08.2012

Allegedly as secure as a savings account while generating high returns: numerous investors – particularly people in Vorarlberg – invested their savings in the ISB Hedge Index of the Liechtenstein ISB Holding Anstalt and received certificates in return, which have now turned out to be completely worthless.

23.04.2012

Allegedly as secure as a savings account or pension insurance fund. Hundreds of German policyholders therefore entrusted their savings to a unit-linked life insurance with SwissSelect guarantee products. They were promised a secure old-age pension policy with secure returns.

12.01.2012

Matthias Niedermüller became a partner in law firm Schwärzler Attorneys at Law in Schaan/FL in January 2012.While working for the firm of solicitors, Matthias Niedermüller has excelled as an outstanding legal practitioner who very much identifies himself with the values of the firm and has become well established in Liechtenstein's legal landscape.

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