BATLINER WANGER BATLINER Attorneys at Law Ltd. offers legal advice and representation before all courts and public authorities in Liechtenstein. Activities cover all fields of litigation in which lawyers operate.

Commercial and contract law

We offer an „all-in“ service to our clients in all matters of day-to-day business and quasi act as a retained counsel with their domestic and border-crossing business activities.  ...

Commercial and contract law

We offer an „all-in“ service to our clients in all matters of day-to-day business and quasi act as a retained counsel with their domestic and border-crossing business activities.  Advisory services include the preparation, negotiation, review, and enforcement of contracts of any kind.  Particular emphasis is on matters of contract and commercial law in general (such as General Terms and Conditions or General Terms of Sale and Delivery); assistance in matters of civil liability, employment, provision, and social insurance law; in matters of tenancy law; advice in matters of mandate, purchase and commission law; and the like.

Corporate governance & compliance

We advise our clients in all matters of good and responsible corporate governance (best practice).  This includes the drafting and implementation of efficient management and controlling structures ...

Corporate governance & compliance

We advise our clients in all matters of good and responsible corporate governance (best practice).  This includes the drafting and implementation of efficient management and controlling structures in individual enterprises as well as in the group; advice in connection with company law risks and risk management in general and functioning company management and controlling in particular; the preparation of organisational regulations and other internal guidelines, directions, rules of conduct, or specifications; questions in connection with shareholder relations or the managing director’s duties of good faith and conflicts of interest and transactions with affiliated persons; or compliance with laws and regulations (such as duties of disclosure) in general.  If possible, legal problems should be prevented in advance, and if problems do appear, we will assist the company management in reacting quickly, resolutely, and correctly.  If required, we will also assist our clients in carrying out internal investigations.

This field also includes the preparation of expert opinions and support in connection with all regulatory aspects of company law, in particular in the field of compliance, investigations and reports in connection with money laundering, legislation on market misuse, and due diligence investigations in the course of mergers and takeovers.

Foundations & trusts

Our clients are the founders, beneficiaries, trustees, or other organs of foundations or trusts.  We advise them not only in connection with the formation of common-benefit and private-benefit ...

Foundations & trusts

Our clients are the founders, beneficiaries, trustees, or other organs of foundations or trusts.  We advise them not only in connection with the formation of common-benefit and private-benefit foundations and trusts but also concerning the design of succession planning and beneficiary arrangements and their implications in terms of inheritance law; the preparation, review, and adjustment of articles and by-laws and other regulations; or the day-to-day management of the legal entities through the preparation of legal opinions on special questions and the like.  In particular, we advise our clients in connection with special problems concerning the handover to the next generation; with requests to receive information; with special legal issues in connection with distributions to beneficiaries; concerning the investment of the company’s assets; in the event of liability claims; in general questions of foundation governance, and many more.

A substantial part of our daily work concerns advice in connection with business foundations and charitable legal entities.  We are regularly concerned with matters of asset protection, in particular with matters of objections by creditors or forced heirs, with matters of enforcement, or connected questions of private international law.

We represent our clients in all contentious and non-contentions proceedings that may occur in connection with Liechtenstein legal subjects, in particular in proceedings on the receiving of information, supervisory proceedings, subsequent or official liquidation, appointment of guardians, etc.

General company law

Our expert group for corporate law advises domestic and international clients in all fields of company law.  Our advisory services comprise all legal entities and other legal subjects of ...

General company law

Our expert group for corporate law advises domestic and international clients in all fields of company law.  Our advisory services comprise all legal entities and other legal subjects of Liechtenstein law.  This includes in particular individual advice concerning the formation of Liechtenstein companies and trusts; the wording of articles and by-laws, trust deeds, and partnership agreements; continuous advice to the management, in particular with regard to the preparation and carrying out of general meetings, board meetings, and with regard to general entrepreneurial questions; the handling of national and international purchase transactions;  advice in connection with changes in capital, restructurings, and liquidations, and the preparation of legal opinions.

As a result of long-standing experience within our expert group, we are regularly consulted for demanding projects and are therefore in a position to offer solutions tailored to your requirements.

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A)

We advise our clients with regard to national and international acquisitions and sales of companies, mergers, divisions, transfers of assets, and other forms of restructuring, as well as in matters ...

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A)

We advise our clients with regard to national and international acquisitions and sales of companies, mergers, divisions, transfers of assets, and other forms of restructuring, as well as in matters of outsourcing, management buyout, and the like.  We conduct comprehensive due diligence investigations, draft the merger plan and merger report, and prepare the corresponding general meetings.  We also prepare all agreements required in this context and if so desired design tailor-made shareholder agreements.  Matters of corporate governance and compliance also form a focal point of our activities in this field.  We accompany our clients even in the most complex transactions and represent them before all authorities in connection with the approvals and permits necessary for this.

Restructuring & insolvency

In the event of insolvency (even if only threatening), several disciplines are typically involved, which is why the experts from our various teams cooperate on an interdisciplinary basis.  We ...

Restructuring & insolvency

In the event of insolvency (even if only threatening), several disciplines are typically involved, which is why the experts from our various teams cooperate on an interdisciplinary basis.  We advise our clients comprehensively and accompany them in a goal-oriented and pragmatic manner through the most difficult times.  Our advisory services include restructuring and refinancing in general, the conduct of the corresponding composition or other proceedings, the representation of the client – be it as a concerned company or as a creditor – in the insolvency proceedings proper (e.g. registration of claims, actions for separation and preferential treatment, lawsuits concerning objections and what is called „collocation“ [i.e. the collection and ranking of all creditors], and the like), or coordination between domestic and foreign insolvency proceedings, etc.

Tax law and international administrative assistance

We advise our clients in all fiscal matters, be it in connection with the handling of international purchases and commercial transactions, restructuring, the establishment of businesses, succession ...

Tax law and international administrative assistance

We advise our clients in all fiscal matters, be it in connection with the handling of international purchases and commercial transactions, restructuring, the establishment of businesses, succession planning, or in connection with private-benefit or public-benefit legal entities.  Complex issues require interdisciplinary cooperation within the team, which we can provide quickly as a result of our size and wide-ranging experience.  Many facts of daily life have an international aspect, which is why we regularly work together with proven foreign specialists or with counsels preferred by clients.  The application of recently concluded double taxation treaties is more and more becoming a focal point of our advisory activities and offers new possibilities in connection with the very liberal Liechtenstein tax law.

In addition to tax planning, advice in connection with the exchange of information in matters of taxation (AEOI, FATCA, TIEA) and the representation of clients in proceedings connected with this forms a focal point of our activities.  If required, we will also represent our clients in tax proceedings, including any criminal tax proceedings.

Responsible Partners:
Markus Wille
Martin Batliner

White collar crime & legal assistance

We represent our clients as complaining parties, injured parties, or defendants in all matters of white collar crime and administrative criminal law and represent them before all supervisory and ...

White collar crime & legal assistance

We represent our clients as complaining parties, injured parties, or defendants in all matters of white collar crime and administrative criminal law and represent them before all supervisory and prosecution authorities.  It is particularly in well-regulated fields such as the financial services industry that adherence to international compliance standards and advice to executive staff are of pivotal importance.  For our clients, we investigate possible criminal acts and regulatory violations by executives and employees and assist our clients in mending any defects found.  Focal points of our activities concern money laundering, corruption, insider trading, but also internal investigations in companies.

We conduct criminal lawsuits of any kind and will also assert any resulting civil-law claims for our clients.  Together with the Corporate Law Team, we have recognised expertise in asset tracing and also represent victims of fraud in the civil-law securing and retrieval by legal action of the lost assets.

Another focal point of our advisory activities is on matters of international legal assistance in criminal matters and on representation in court in corresponding legal assistance proceedings.

Responsible Partners:
Ralph Wanger
Markus Wille