Dr. Helmut Schwärzler MM

Partner, Lawyer


+423 239 85 40

Specialisation

  • Legal advice and representation in Liechtenstein, Switzerland and Austria
  • Investors representation and protection, financial market law, company law, tort, contract law, white-collar crime, family law
  • Trust expert for national and international trusteeships
  • Mediation

Biography

Education
2005 - 2006Master in Mediation (MM)
2003Austrian lawyer's examination
2002Liechtenstein lawyer's examination
2001 - 2002Studied to become a professional Liechtenstein trust expert, Liechtenstein University of Applied Sciences
2001Dissertation on the subject of lawyers' right of establishment with reference to Directive 98/5 EC, Vienna University
1998Oxford Brooks University, Legal English Summer School
1994 - 1999Studied jurisprudence, Vienna University

 

Professional career
Feb 2015Appointment as Honorary Consul of the Republic of Bulgaria to the Principality of Liechtenstein
since 2005Schwärzler Attorneys at Law, Concordanz Trust Enterprise
2003 - 2005Appointment as lawyer, Sele Frommelt & Partner Attorneys at Law in Vaduz, Liechtenstein
2000 - 2002Novice lawyer, Sele Frommelt & Partner Attorneys at Law and trust company Negele Sele Frommelt & Partner, Vaduz, Liechtenstein
2000Court internship at the Princely District Court, Vaduz, Liechtenstein

 

Languages

German, English, French

 

Publications and lectures
2020Speaker at the online WIN-Meeting reg. "Retrocessions: New case law of the Swiss Federal Supreme Court", 09.10.2020
2020Article "Die Einführung des Notariats in Liechtenstein", Schwärzler / Blecha in Liechtensteinjournal (LJ), 43rd/44th edition 1/2/2020
2020

Article "Liechtenstein foundations and trusts – two attractive entities for succession planning and asset protection", "stiftung-nextgen.at", 04/2020

2020

Speaker at the Lunch and Learn event series of the University of Liechtenstein reg. Liechtenstein's Notary Act, 17.02.2020

2019

Speaker at the 14th Annual World Investor's Network Meeting (WIN) in Iceland with regard to claims of

  • Retrocessions
  • Investors Claim against Swiss Banks
  • Volkswagen consumer case in Switzerland
     
2019Speaker at the IBA Annual Conference 2019 in Seoul, South Korea, on the topic of retrocessions within the workshop of the Negligence and Damages Committee
 
2019Article "Loss of trust in the Board of Trustees - A Revision of the Liechtenstein Institute of Professional Trustees and Fiduciaries’ Rules of Conduct", Die Privatstiftung (PSR), 2/2019
 
2018

Speaker at the 13th Annual World Investor´s Network Meeting in Meeting in Bruges, Belgium with regard to claims of 

  • Retrocession claims and their assertion against Swiss asset managers
  • Volkswagen – Claims of vehicle owners for damages in Switzerland and Liechtenstein
     

2017

Article "Kickbacks and the resulting claims against Swiss asset managers – Liability of bodies of Liechtenstein entities for omission of assertion", Schwärzler / Bergt / Vollrath in Liechtensteinjournal (LJ), 33. Edition 1/2017

2015

Speaker at the 10th Annual World Investor's Network Meeting in Meeting in Montevideo, Uruguay, with regard to claims of policy holders of Liechtenstein Insurance Companies such as SwissLife, ViennaLife, claims of bank account holders against Swss Banks for not forwarding kickbacks received and claims of investors and clients with regard to the Volkswagen case.

2015

Süß / Wachter (Hrsg.) Handbuch des Internationalen GmbH-Rechts, Länderbericht Liechtenstein (Manual of GmbH law, country report of Liechtenstein), Zerb Verlag, Nomos, Helbing Lichtenhahn, Lexis Nexis ARD Orac, 2015, 3rd edition

Schwärzler / Wagner, Zur GmbH in Liechtenstein, Liechtenstein Journal 3/2015

2014

Panel discussion at the symposium Kindschaftsrecht-innovations and implementation possibilities in Schaan on 16 October 2014

2013

Annual of Liechtenstein Law / Liechtenstein Journal 2013 / 2013: Helmut Schwärzler/Jürgen Wagner Verantwortlichkeit im Liechtensteinischen Gesellschaftsrecht (Liability under Liechtenstein company law)

2012

Schwärzler/Wagner, Verantwortlichkeit im Liechtensteinischen Gesellschaftsrecht (Liability under Liechtenstein company law), Boorberg, Linde, Schulthess, GMG, 2012, 2nd edition

Lecture on the subject of liability given within the framework of the series of events organised by the Liechtenstein Journal on 26 June 2012: Problems for trustees, lawyers, auditors?

Panel discussion at the 4th Congress of the Swiss Chamber for Commercial Mediation in Solothurn on 19 September 2012 on the subject of lawyers acting as party representatives in mediation: experiences and impressions

Lecture on the subject of cross-border enforcement of claims under foundation law, particularly concerning the rights of beneficiaries given within the framework of the 5th Liechtenstein Annual Convention on Foundation Law on 24 October 2012

2011

Schwärzler, Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit und Mediation als Alternativen zur öffentlichen Gerichtsbarkeit (arbitration and mediation as alternatives to public jurisdiction), Liechtenstein Journal 4/2011

Süß / Wachter (publishers) Handbuch des Internationalen GmbH-Rechts, Länderbericht Liechtenstein (handbook of international legislation on limited liability companies, Liechtenstein report), Zerb Verlag, Nomos, Helbing Lichtenhahn, Lexis Nexis ARD Orac, 2011, 2nd edition

Lecture on the subject of the liability of lawyers under Liechtenstein law given at the 2011 IBA Annual Conference in Dubai on 1 November 2011

Lecture on the subject of arbitration and mediation as alternatives to public jurisdiction given within the framework of the series of events organised by the Liechtenstein Journal on 18 October 2012

2010

Schwärzler / Schatzmann, Internationale Amtshilfe in Steuersachen (international administrative cooperation in tax affairs), Liechtenstein Journal 1/2010

Niedermüller/Schwärzler, Datendiebstahl in Liechtenstein: Neues zu den Ansprüchen gegen die LGT Treuhand AG (data theft in Liechtenstein: news on the claims against LGT Treuhand AG), Steueranwaltsmagazin 01/2010, Boorberg

Lecture on the subject of lawyers and mediation given within the framework of the expert conference on 5 years of the Liechtenstein civil law mediation act on 14 October 2010

2009

Schwärzler / Niedermüller, Datendiebstahl in Liechtenstein – Ansprüche gegen die LGT Treuhand AG? (data theft in Liechtenstein: claims against LGT Treuhand AG?) Steueranwaltsmagazin 01/2009

Schwärzler, Extensive Anwendung des Vertrauensgrundsatzes in Rechtshilfeverfahren (extensive application of the principle of legitimate expectations in mutual judicial assistance procedures), Liechtenstein Journal 01/2009

2007Schwärzler/Wagner, Verantwortlichkeit im Liechtensteinischen Gesellschaftsrecht (Liability under Liechtenstein company law), Boorberg, Linde, Schulthess, GMG, 2009
2006International Bar Association, Legal Practice Division, Newsletter Negligence and Damages, February 2006, Liability of Members of the Board of Liechtenstein Entities
2005

Süß / Wachter (publishers) Handbuch des Internationalen GmbH-Rechts, Länderbericht Liechtenstein (handbook of international legislation on limited liability companies, Liechtenstein report), Zerb Verlag Nomos, Helbing Lichtenhahn, Lexis Nexis ARD Orac

Lecture: Centre of International Legal Studies, Global Business: Outsourcing, Cross-border Employment, Business Immigration, Foreign Investment and Offshore Financial Services (Moderator)

2004Lecture: Centre of International Legal Studies, Negligence and Damages Conference, Salzburg; The liability of members of the board of Liechtenstein Entities

 

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