Dispute Resolution

The better part of our dispute resolution team's work relates to disputes concerning:

  • trusts, foundations and other private asset structures, with our firm representing a wide variety of possible stakeholders, such as founders, settlors, beneficiaries, creditors and professional fiduciary service providers;

  • international estates;

  • professional liability claims (in particular against professional service providers) and

  • insurance companies, banks and other financial intermediaries, with our firm representing financial intermediaries and their contractual counterparties alike.

In recent years, we have been particularly busy handling trust- and foundation-related disputes. Our firm regularly represents settlors/founders and beneficiaries of Liechtenstein trusts and foundations who are dissatisfied with the way professional fiduciary service providers administer "their" trusts and foundations. In many cases we have been able to effect the replacement of the undesirable fiduciary service provider by a new fiduciary service provider trusted by our respective clients.

Most of the disputes handled by our firm are not limited to Liechtenstein but are of a multi-jurisdictional nature. In many of these cases we not only advise our clients on those aspects of the matters relevant to Liechtenstein but also assist our clients in the strategical and tactical coordination of their actions in other jurisdictions involved. The close working relations our firm maintains with leading foreign firms and barristers are a great asset and guarantee that our clients are provided with highest-quality legal services throughout.

Services

  • Trust Litigation

  • Foundation Litigation

  • Corporate Disputes

  • Directors' Liability

  • Banking and Finance Disputes

  • Insurance Litigation

  • Commercial Litigation

  • Arbitration

  • Contentious Regulatory

Our experts at your side

Dispute Resolution

Moritz
Blasy

Partner

Dispute Resolution

Andreas
Schurti

Partner

Dispute Resolution

Christian
Scheffknecht

Partner

Dispute Resolution

Simon
Ott

Partner

Dispute Resolution

Kathrin
Binder

Attorney-at-Law

Dispute Resolution

Andreas
Vogel

Partner

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Rankings | dispute resolution

"They are hugely impressive lawyers that provide practical and commercial advice."

Chambers Global, 2024

"Schurti Partners has depth both on the corporate and dispute side and its teams work seamlessly together. They are excellent and responsive and leave no stone unturned."

Chambers Global, 2024

"The matters in which I have used the firm had an international angle and were complex. The collaboration was impeccable."

Chambers Global, 2024

"Schurti Partners is excellent on highly complex, high-value cross-border cases. The team is especially impressive because it can not just cover both civil and criminal proceedings in Liechtenstein but be instrumental in the strategy input around the world."

Chambers Europe, 2023

"The lawyers are skilled, experienced and the right people to call if things threaten to get complicated. The firm can also form teams that have litigation experience on the one hand but also corporate law and specialist practice areas that might become relevant in a case."

Chambers Europe, 2023

"Schurti Partners is my favourite go-to due to the large number of transactions they have been on and a connected industry knowledge and understanding of how corporate clients work."

Chambers Europe, 2023

"Schurti Partners has one of the leading teams in dispute resolution matters. They handle several of the most complex and large international matters and earn the trust of large international clients. Their expertise in this area is astounding. In particular, they have a very strong team for all white-collar crime matters."

The Legal 500, 2023

"We found the team unique in their awareness not only of Liechtenstein law and business but their awareness of how these interact with the laws and practices in other jurisdictions around the world in which Liechtenstein holding structures are likely to be tested."

The Legal 500, 2023

"The best law firm in the region, providing an exceptional service to corporate and individual clients."

The Legal 500, 2023

"Schurti Partners has one of the leading teams in dispute resolution matters. They handle several of the most complex and large international matters and earn the trust of large international clients. Their expertise in this area is astounding. In particular, they have a very strong team for all white-collar crime matters."

The Legal 500, 2023

"We found the team unique in their awareness not only of Liechtenstein law and business but their awareness of how these interact with the laws and practices in other jurisdictions around the world in which Liechtenstein holding structures are likely to be tested."

The Legal 500, 2023

"Dedicated and hungry lawyers, who are willing to go the extra mile for their clients."

The Legal 500, 2023
"The firm provides outstanding expertise in the field of dispute resolution. On top of in-depth knowledge of Liechtenstein civil, penal and procedural laws comes a remarkable sense for strategy. Further outstanding features are responsiveness and, thanks to the size of the practice, the availability of very able experts on short notice."
The Legal 500, 2022

"The Firm is one of the leading firms in dispute resolution that are able to guide and handle most complex international cases. Their standing as top tier firm is unquestionable. Also they are able to bring up further future talents in this sector."

The Legal 500, 2022
"The team is exceptionally responsive, and the quality of advice shows a profound understanding of the law and court practice."
The Legal 500, 2021
"Very goal oriented and rigorous, a law firm that you would not wish to have as your opponent. Combines longstanding experience with the "youth and hunger" of a relatively young team. Excellent knowledge of all pertinent legal systems (Liechtenstein, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, but also UK and beyond)."
The Legal 500, 2021
"I see it as one of the best in the market for dispute resolution, technically it is undoubtedly one of the best firms."
Chambers Europe, 2021
"The firm has three decades of experience in international high-profile litigation and arbitration matters. The firm is clearly considered as one of the market leaders in this sector, with a highly skilled and experienced team."
The Legal 500, 2020
"One of the top firms in Liechtenstein with respect to handling complex global disputes. In addition to handling Liechtenstein proceedings very effectively, they were outstanding at coordinating and plotting the global strategy."
The Legal 500, 2020