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.

Arbitration

Our expert group for arbitration law has advised domestic and foreign clients for years in all areas of arbitration.  Our advisory services include in particular the preparation of arbitration ...

Arbitration

Our expert group for arbitration law has advised domestic and foreign clients for years in all areas of arbitration.  Our advisory services include in particular the preparation of arbitration agreements and arbitration clauses in agreements and company articles, advice and representation in arbitration proceedings, or representation in domestic judicial proceedings for the purpose of legal assistance to a court of arbitration.  As a result of Liechtenstein’s accession to the New York Convention, the comprehensive enforcement of foreign arbitral awards in Liechtenstein is possible; we will gladly advise and represent you in this contest.  We will answer any questions in connection with Liechtenstein arbitration law in the form of a legal opinion.  Being experienced arbitrators ourselves, we are also available for carrying out arbitration proceedings.

Due to our long-standing experience and our good network, we can offer you expert competence in arbitration and the solution tailored to your requirements in the handling of conflicts.

Civil liability law

For our clients – both private and corporate (e.g. insurance companies) – we handle liability cases of all kinds.  Claims for damages regularly result from traffic accidents, ...

Civil liability law

For our clients – both private and corporate (e.g. insurance companies) – we handle liability cases of all kinds.  Claims for damages regularly result from traffic accidents, work-related accidents, occupational diseases, construction defects, or medical malpractice.  Being specialists in liability and insurance law, we will handle your claims and conduct lawsuits for damages to assert or defend against claims for damages because of damage or injury to persons, items, or assets; claims for the payment of compensation for pain and suffering are typically involved.

Responsible Partners:
Hansjörg Lingg
Ralph Wanger

Criminal law

Our Criminal Law Team supports clients in all areas of criminal law.  As a result of our specialisation and long-standing experience in this field, we guarantee the highest degree of competence ...

Criminal law

Our Criminal Law Team supports clients in all areas of criminal law.  As a result of our specialisation and long-standing experience in this field, we guarantee the highest degree of competence and know-how.  We are very familiar not only with the current court practice but also with the relevant institutions at the police and the courts of law.  This ensures effective defence in court as well as competent advice and support in all areas of criminal jurisprudence.

We will advise and represent you in all fields of criminal law, such as general criminal law (e.g. assault, theft, embezzlement, fraud, money laundering, slander), juvenile criminal law, white collar crime (e.g. insolvency offences, tax criminal law), administrative criminal law, violations of the Liechtenstein Narcotics Act (Betäubungsmittelgesetz, BMG) or the Road Traffic Act (Strassenverkehrsgesetz, SVG), and in connection with (pre-trial) detention.

Responsible Partners:
Ralph Wanger

Execution and bankruptcy law

We will assist you in the collection of your claims; depending on the constellation, measures provided by debt collection law (payment order) will suffice.  If your claim has been recognised by ...

Execution and bankruptcy law

We will assist you in the collection of your claims; depending on the constellation, measures provided by debt collection law (payment order) will suffice.  If your claim has been recognised by the debtor and has been recorded in the required form, or if you want to have a foreign decision enforced, you have the option of initiating summary proceedings for obtaining an enforceable title (so-called Rechtsöffnungsverfahren), in which we will gladly assist you.

We will also advise and represent you in the enforcement of your claims by coercive measures.  If necessary, this is done by attachment measures such as the obtainment of provisional injunctions, by which you can provisionally secure your monetary or other claims.

We will also represent you in bankruptcy proceedings, in which we will register your claims or bring any legal action that is necessary.

Responsible Partners:
Hansjörg Lingg
Ralph Wanger

Inheritance law and succession planning

We provide comprehensive support in your succession planning.  We will help you to achieve that distribution of your private and business assets that you consider ideal.  Our inheritance law ...

Inheritance law and succession planning

We provide comprehensive support in your succession planning.  We will help you to achieve that distribution of your private and business assets that you consider ideal.  Our inheritance law specialists work together with our expert group for corporate law to take into due account all fields of law that are involved.

We will prepare and review for you last wills, inheritance and gift contracts, and will assume the office of executor and estate curator.  We will represent you in the probate proceedings to be carried out in Liechtenstein and will draw up agreements for you for the division of estate.  We will also support you in the assertion of rights in court, such as in an action for a forced share or an inheritance recovery action.

Intellectual property law/IT-law

We register intellectual property rights for our clients on a national and international level.  We will provide advice in trademark law and represent our clients in proceedings to assert ...

Intellectual property law/IT-law

We register intellectual property rights for our clients on a national and international level.  We will provide advice in trademark law and represent our clients in proceedings to assert trademark rights.  We will also advise and represent our clients in matters of copyright and competition law for the protection of copyrights and for the preservation of fair competition.

Information technology (IT) has meanwhile become a part of many aspects of life.  In the legal profession, this leads to substantial challenges in day-to-day business in connection with data processing and data protection.  We advise our clients in all questions concerning the outsourcing of services, e-commerce, and specific issues in connection with data processing.

Responsible Partners:
Ralph Wanger

Labour law

We will advise and represent you in all aspects of employment contract law (civil employment law) and public employment law (employment protection law).  In the field of employment contract law, ...

Labour law

We will advise and represent you in all aspects of employment contract law (civil employment law) and public employment law (employment protection law).  In the field of employment contract law, there is often a need for advice and representation in the context of the ending of employment relationships (summary dismissal, wrongful termination, changed/partial terminations, prohibition of competition, leave and mass redundancies).  We will support you in seeking an out-of-court solution and will represent you in judicial proceedings if these efforts fail.

One of our focuses is on advising human resources managers in the preparation of employment contracts, regulations concerning staff and expenses, bonus participation models, and in the context of transfers of enterprises and restructurings.  We also advise recruiters and staff leasing companies in employment law and in neighbouring fields of law, such as social insurance law.

Furthermore, we provide advice or representation in conjunction with corporate purchases and sales, acquisitions and takeovers.

Clarifications concerning employment law and its surroundings frequently also concern other areas of law such as social insurance law or persons and companies law.  Such constellations occur e.g. in the event of the illness of death of employees or in the assessment of employment relationships with providers of financial services, such as banks.  As a result of our know-how not only in employment law but also in the other fields of law involved, we are able to offer comprehensive legal support to you.

Responsible Partners:
Hansjörg Lingg
Ralph Wanger

Law of obligations and contract law

Our contract specialists prepare and edit contracts from various fields of contract law.  Our Real Estate Law Department prepares a wide variety of real estate contracts (purchase, exchange, gift, ...

Law of obligations and contract law

Our contract specialists prepare and edit contracts from various fields of contract law.  Our Real Estate Law Department prepares a wide variety of real estate contracts (purchase, exchange, gift, etc.).  Often, our know-how is in demand in the preparation of employment and tenancy agreements.  We can also offer you support in the preparation of the contracts required by you, be it partnership and shareholder agreements, agreements for collateral, or matrimonial and inheritance contracts.

In addition to the preparation of contracts, one focus of our activities is on the implementation and enforcement of contracts, and where extra-judicial negotiations have failed, also on the representation in court disputes before all authorities and courts of law in Liechtenstein.

Responsible Partners:
Hansjörg Lingg
Ralph Wanger

Private international law

Questions of private international law come up firstly in court proceedings: border-crossing facts are frequent in Liechtenstein as a result of the country’s smallness and the international ...

Private international law

Questions of private international law come up firstly in court proceedings: border-crossing facts are frequent in Liechtenstein as a result of the country’s smallness and the international orientation of its economy.

On the other hand, knowledge of private international law is often required when preparing a legal opinion.  There are often questions concerning jurisdiction and concerning the recognition and enforcement of foreign decisions.

We will support you in such questions that concern border-crossing facts.  This includes in particular the preparation of sound legal opinions.

Responsible Partners:
Christian Batliner

Procedural law

Our  Litigation Department represents clients in judicial and extra-judicial disputes.  Our focus is in the conduct of civil proceedings in all areas of civil law.  In particular in court ...

Procedural law

Our  Litigation Department represents clients in judicial and extra-judicial disputes.  Our focus is in the conduct of civil proceedings in all areas of civil law.  In particular in court proceedings involving company law, our specialists from the Litigation Department work in close cooperation with the Corporate Law Department in order bundle our know-how in both fields in the best interest of the client.

Responsible Partners:
Hansjörg Lingg
Ralph Wanger

Real estate and construction law

Our Real Estate and Construction Law Department offers comprehensive advice to private individuals as well as experts from the real estate industry in the clarification of all questions from real ...

Real estate and construction law

Our Real Estate and Construction Law Department offers comprehensive advice to private individuals as well as experts from the real estate industry in the clarification of all questions from real estate and construction law.  In addition to legal advice and support in real estate transactions, we will if required support you in all disputes concerning construction law, also by representation before the courts of law and administrative authorities.

The emphasis of our activities is on the preparation of contracts (purchase, exchange, gift, easements, contract modifications, general contractor agreements, etc.), the obtaining of the necessary permits from the authorities, tax-law clarifications concerning real estate gains tax, clarifications in terms of real estate transaction law, implementation of contracts in the Land Register, establishment of condominiums, establishment of charges on real property (including builder’s liens), and advice in tenancy law.  We will also gladly advise you in connection with actions for ownership and in defence of rights of possession, in the conduct of lawsuits concerning neighbourhood law and building lawsuits of any kind, and in the review of aspects of building regulations with construction projects.

Responsible Partners:
Ralph Wanger

Tenancy law

In Liechtenstein, there is no conciliation authority in tenancy matters, as there is in Switzerland, for example.  It is all the more important to have professional support in the context of ...

Tenancy law

In Liechtenstein, there is no conciliation authority in tenancy matters, as there is in Switzerland, for example.  It is all the more important to have professional support in the context of matters and problems of tenancy law.

We advise private individuals and companies in all areas and matters concerning tenancy law.  This includes the preparation and review of tenancy agreements, advice in running tenancy relationships in the event of rent increases, damage to the rented object, change of ownership of the rented property, and advice in the termination of tenancy relationships (judicial or extra-judicial termination, extraordinary termination of tenancy agreements, difficulties in connection with ancillary costs).

We will also represent you in rental disputes in court, which typically occur at the end of a tenancy relationship and often require expert knowledge in execution law (assertion of rights of retention, actions for eviction).

Responsible Partners:
Ralph Wanger
Hansjörg Lingg