Dr. iur. Helene Rebholz LL.M.

Leaders in Law endorses Dr. iur. Helene Rebholz as our exclusively recommended Investment Law expert in Liechtenstein. If you wish to get in touch with Dr. Rebholz please use the contact information provided above.

Helene Rebholz is a founding partner of König Rebholz Zechberger. Her key areas of practice cover investment law and corporate law.

Before joining the office she was managing partner of one of the oldest law offices in Liechtenstein. She studied law at the University of Innsbruck (Mag.iur. 2000, Dr.iur. 2006). She holds an LL.M. degree in European Law (Schloss Hofen 2002). She is admitted to the Liechtenstein (2004) and Austrian Bar (2005).

Her areas of practice are investment law, corporate law as well as banking and insurance, M&A, civil law and litigation.

She has co-authored a number of publications on litigation and arbitration in Liechtenstein and is the author of several articles on foundations and trusts was well as regulatory law developments.

Helene Rebholz is fluent in English and German and speaks French.

Investment Funds, Banking and Insurance Practice:

Providers are faced with a huge number of recent and forthcoming regulatory requirements. We advise on and assist in implementing structures and processes and assist in structuring funds on the basis of Liechtenstein’s somewhat unique regulatory landscape.

We also offer advice with regard to the impact these new rules may have on your relationship with customers, business partners and service providers. We deal with the regulatory authorities on your behalf and represent your interests in court.

Anwaltskanzlei König Rebholz Zechberger:

König Rebholz Zechberger Attorneys at law were founded as a spin-off of another Liechtenstein law office in January 2015. The desire to work on a more independent and client-focused basis led to the decision of the three founding partners to set up their own office. In contrast to many other law offices, König Rebholz Zechberger are not associated or indirectly connected with a trust-service provider or another financial intermediary.

Many years of practice in Liechtenstein with national and international clients, a well-established network together with the flexibility of a boutique office drive their desire to shape the perfect solution for each and every client.

Together the partners cover all major aspects of Liechtenstein law, with a clear focus on forensic matters (private client litigation) and regulatory law (banking, investment funds, etc.). Being specialists in their fields of material law and their experience in litigation and arbitration form the basis of their everyday work.


Dr.iur. Gerhard R. Holzhacker, M.B.L.-HSG

Leaders in Law endorses Dr.iur. Gerhard R. Holzhacker as our exclusively recommended White-Collar Crime Law expert in Liechtenstein. If you wish to get in touch with Dr. iur. Holzhacker please use the contact information provided above.

Lawfirm Holzhacker was established by Dr. Gerhard Holzhacker January 2006 and is devoted to give the clients excellent legal advice and to assist them in finding well founded solutions for their legal concerns. The clients served represent private and corporate ones of domestic and mainly international origin as well as foreign state agencies seeking legal advice on Liechtenstein law. While the intent is to assist clients on all legal issues the focus lays on white collar crime issues, including criminal and civil aspects, corporate law of any kind and law on financial markets. This as it has been the case for Dr. Holzhacker many years prior to the formation of Lawfirm Holzhacker (see professional positions below). Next to it the constitution and administration of companies and trusts handled by HOST Trust reg. as entity separate from the Lawfirm has become a major focus of activity, especially with all the legal questions surrounding the same due to the ever more closely knit network of regulations, among others concerning the due diligence (anti-money laundering), the AEOI and FATCA.

General Remarks:

  • Born in Vienna, Austria, on December 15, 1956; Austrian citizen.
  • Living in Liechtenstein since 1986.
  • Professional residence: Lawfirm Holzhacker, Josef Rheinberger Strasse 11, FL-9490 Vaduz, Liechtenstein, Tel. no.: 00423 239 66 33, Fax: 00423 239 66 44, e-mail: office@holzhacker-lawfirm.com.

Professional Positions:

  • Since January 2006 principal of Lawfirm Holzhacker.
  • Since 2004 also active as licensed trustee and principal of the trust company HOST Trust reg.
  • Since April 2004 to December 2005 managing partner of Lawfirm Holzhacker & Struth.
  • Since July 1997 managing partner of Lawfirm Meier & Holzhacker.
  • Since May 1996 Liechtenstein attorney.
  • January 1986 to May 1996 as foreign attorney associate of a lawfirm in Vaduz, Liechtenstein.
  • July 1981 to December 1985 associate in different lawfirms in Vienna, Austria.
  • September 1980 to June 1981 trainee at criminal and civil courts in Innsbruck and Vienna, Austria.

Major Professional Training among others:

  • June 1999 to September 2000 executive master of European and International Business Law at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. Graduation as Master of European and International Law (M.B.L.-HSG) on November 25, 2000.
  • Admitted to the Liechtenstein bar on May 21, 1996.
  • Supplementary bar examination for lawyers of the EEA (European Economic Area) when first taken in Liechtenstein in May 1996.
  • Course on European Law, University St. Gallen, Switzerland, Certificate 1993.
  • July 1985 attendance of the Leyden-Amsterdam-Columbia Summer Program in American Law; Certificate of Achievement dated July 26, 1985.
  • Austrian bar examination, September 1984.
  • Graduation as Doctor of law (Dr.iur.) on July 3, 1980.
  • October 1976 to July 1980 studying of law at the University of Vienna, Austria.


  • English
  • German
  • French


Dr. Sylvia Freygner, LL.M.

Leaders in Law endorses Sylvia Freygner as our exclusively recommended Trusts & Estates Law expert in Liechtenstein. If you wish to get in touch with Sylvia please use the contact information provided above.

Sylvia has been a licensed attorney in Liechtenstein, Austria and Switzerland since 2007 and is an expert in European competition and international tax law. For more than ten years, Dr. Freygner has specialised in trademark law, vertical distribution channels, as well as concession and licensing models. Further, Dr. Freygner focuses on tax arrangements regarding assets, companies and international licensing systems. She also lectures in the Masters Program in International Tax Law at the University of Vaduz.

As a certified expert in fiscal criminal law, Dr. Freygner provides clients with professional and empathetic support in sophisticated and challenging fiscal criminal cases.

For the last five years, Dr. Freygner has led an independent research institute in Vienna that addresses topics related to European competition, liberalisation, and privatisation of state services.

In establishing the first Public Social Responsibility Institute for government services in Europe, Dr. Freygner initiated a new school of thought in the field of European business, competition, and procurement law. The resulting Public Social Responsibility Charta and the Public Social Responsibility Code provides the impetus for a European dialogue with all stakeholders. Furthermore, Dr. Freygner supports the Committee of the Centre of Excellence for the Public Economy, Infrastructure and Public Service e. V. at the University of Leipzig.

In 2017, she completed the Course on Strategic Leadership held by the Austrian Ministry of the Interior.


Dr. Daniel Damjanovic, LL.M.

Leaders in Law endorses Daniel Damjanovic as our exclusively recommended Foundation Law expert in Liechtenstein. If you wish to get in touch with Daniel please use the contact information provided above.

Daniel has been counselling clients in the field of corporate and foundation law for 15 years now. He is one of the most reputed Liechtenstein lawyers for cross-border transactions. Daniel has been counsellor to several high-calibre transactions in Liechtenstein, in particular, for corporate restructurings such as inbound and outbound relocations of companies as well as cross-border mergers.

Daniel graduated from the University of Vienna where he obtained a Master iuris degree (cum laude) and a Doctoral iuris degree (summa cum laude).  Moreover, he holds a Master of Laws degree from the University of Virginia for which studies he received a full scholarship of the Austrian Ministry of Science and Education.

Daniel Damjanovic is admitted to the bar in Austria and Liechtenstein.  He is also a lecturer for Liechtenstein Foundation Law & Persons and Companies Law at the University of Innsbruck.

Firm Overview:

Founded in 1925, the law firm Marxer & Partner with thirteen partners, a permanent consultant, twelve legal staff, four of counsels and another approximately fifty professionals provides comprehensive legal advice and support in all areas of private law and public law, including tax and criminal law.


John Moetteli, Esq.

Leaders in Law endorses John Moetteli as our exclusively recommended Intellectual Property Law expert in Liechtenstein. If you wish to get in touch with John please use the contact information provided above.

For about twenty years, John has been a practicing patent practitioner/Attorney-at-Law, licensed before the Swiss and Liechtenstein Patent Offices. John has represented famous individuals, luxury watch brands, as well as innovative companies, both small and large, before the U.S., Swiss, Liechtensteiner and International patent and trademark authorities.

His technical specialty is mechanical, IT, software, medical devices, and sports products. He is particularly specialised in preparing freedom to operate, invalidity and unenforceability opinions, as well as preparing and prosecuting patent, trademark and design applications. His experience preparing legal opinions gives him the ability to quickly and objectively assess infringement and validity, all helpful to fair and thoughtful determination in arbitration as well as in providing strategic litigation advice.

John is a member of the Association of International Business Lawyers (AIBL), the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), and the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI). He’s been inducted into the Order of the Barons and Order of the Coif, well-known honorary legal fraternities. He’s also the founder of the North American Attorney’s Association and a former member of the managing committee for the Association of International Business Lawyers in Geneva. He’s lectured for the Da Vinci School of Intellectual Property, the Swiss Patent Office, WIPO (as a WIPO Patent Expert) and the European Commission. He is currently lecturer in international intellectual property law for the Zurich School of Applied Sciences and has served as an IMD faculty for the Program for Executive Development (PED). He’s published several articles on the subject of intellectual property law as well.

Prior to moving to Switzerland over twenty years ago, John worked in the intellectual property section of Haynes & Boone LLP, a large general litigation firm with offices in Texas, Washington D.C. and Mexico City. He earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence magna cum laude from the University of Houston Law Center, a highly ranked law school. Prior to his experience with Haynes & Boone, John worked at NASA’s JSC with astronaut Joe Kerwin, the first physician in space. There his responsibilities included technology management as well as space station systems design. During this time, his work was featured on the Discovery Channel’s Invention Series cable television program.

John speaks fluent English, French and German.


Hannes Arnold



  • 2005, Austria
  • 2011, Liechtenstein


  • Corporate law
  • Business law
  • Civil law and litigation
  • Commercial law
  • Bank and Finance law
  • Real Estate law


  • University of Innsbruck, Mag.  iur. (2000)
  • University of Innsbruck, Dr.  iur. (2003)
  • M.B.L.-HSG, University St. Gallen (2004)


  • Liechtenstein bar association
  • Member of the Liechtenstein Arbitration Association
  • AIJA Association International des Jeunes Avocats
  • ELS European Law Society


  • German, English


Gasser Partner is an independent full service law firm in Liechtenstein. Being one of the leading law firm reaching from the beautiful and small country of Liechtenstein to international clients, the firm advises and represents national and international clients in all legal fields, in particular: corporate and commercial; banking; dispute resolution cases; and white-collar crime. The expertise is built on long-standing experience with fiduciary transactions (foundations, establishments, trusts, securing of assets) and legal representation of international clients in all legal fields. With offices and representations in Vaduz, Zurich and Vienna, the law firm has a big footprint in the region and excellent global links and regularly collaborates with other international law firms.

Areas of practice

Gasser Partner is advising and representing domestic and international clients in corporate, foundation and trust law. The firm has developed into one of the leading business law firms in Liechtenstein with 18 lawyers. The main practice areas cover all aspects of business law, such as corporate, banking, real estate and employment law. Its lawyers advise in national and international litigation and arbitration cases. Gasser Partner dedicates itself exclusively to playing the ‘classic’ attorney’s role, which has allowed the firm to preserve its independence. This is of benefit to the firm’s clients, especially in disputes involving trust transactions (foundations, institutions, trusts, liability of administrative boards, securing of assets etc). Nevertheless, Gasser Partner’s attorneys are still well trained in trust transactions and are familiar with the pitfalls and the tricks of the trade upon which the success of legal proceedings depends. As a law firm offering purely forensic services, Gasser Partner is not only one of the oldest but also the one of the largest law firms in Liechtenstein.

For its clients, Gasser Partner publishes the quarterly ‘Memo to Clients’ in German and English – a vehicle in which it discusses the current trends and court decisions pertinent to Liechtenstein law. One of the most successful Gasser Partner publications is an introduction to Liechtenstein civil and arbitration proceedings (Litigation and Arbitration in Liechtenstein, Staempfli Verlag Bern 2004), which it co-authored with the former President of the Liechtenstein Supreme Court. A revised and extended 2nd edition was published in 2013. Further in 2013, Gasser Partner published the first practice commentary on Liechtenstein Foundation Law.


Andreas Schurti

Leaders in Law endorses Andreas Schurti as our exclusively recommended IP Law expert in Liechtenstein. If you wish to get in touch with Andreas please use the contact information provided above.



  • University of Konstanz, Germany
  • University of St. Gallen, Switzerland (Dr.iur.HSG, 1989)
  • University of San Diego School of Law, USA (Master of Comparative Law, 1990)
  • College of Europe, Brügge, Belgien (Diploma of Advanced European Legal Studies, 1991)


  • German
  • English
  • French

Certified translator and interpreter (English)

Practice Areas:


  • Commercial and Corporate Law
  • Trust and Foundation Law
  • Banking and Financial Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • European Law
  • White Collar Crime
  • Litigation
  • Arbitration
Admissions and Other:


  • New York (1991)
  • Liechtenstein (1989)


  • New York State Bar Association, New York
  • International Bar Association, London
  • Liechtenstein Bar Association, Vaduz
  • Liechtenstein Association of Professional Trustees, Vaduz


  • Das Verordnungsrecht der Regierung des Fürstentums Liechtenstein, St.Galler Beiträge zum öffentlichen Recht, Nr. 23, 1989
  • Reichweite und Vollstreckung von Nachprüfungsentscheidungen der EG-Kommission, LJZ 1993, 25
  • Das Verordnungsrecht der Regierung, Finanzbeschlüsse, in: Gerard Batliner (Hrsg.), Die Liechtensteinische Verfassung 1921, Elemente der staatlichen Organisation, Liechtenstein Politische Schriften, Volume 21, Vaduz 1994
  • Dennis Campbell, Offshore Trusts, The Comparative Law Yearbook of International Business, Special Issue, 1995, Chapter Liechtenstein, Kluwer Law International 1996
  • Liechenstein Legal Report on Law on Investment Enterprises, International Financial Law Review, Banking Yearbook 1996, 78
  • Andrew Bridgeford, Offshore Legal Opinions in Loan and Security Transactions, Chapter Liechtenstein, Sweet & Maxwell London, 1997
  • Richmond Law & Tax Ldt., Global Financial Services Regulators, Europe, Chapter Liechtenstein, ISBN 1-904501-10-9, Richmond 2004 (co-author)
  • “The Societas Europea in Liechtenstein”, in “The European Company”, vol. 2, ed. Dirk van Gerven / Paul Storm, Cambridge University Press, 2007 (co-author)
  • Financial Services Regulators in Europe, Chaper Liechtenstein, Oxford University Press 2008 (co-author)
  • Prospectus for Public Offering of Securities in Europe, Liechtenstein Chapter, ed. Dirk van Greven, Cambridge University Press, 2009 (co-author)
  • Common Legal Framework for Takeover Bids in Europe, Chapter Liechtenstein, Cambridge University Press 2010 (co-author)