Dr. Sylvia Freygner, LL.M.

Sylvia Freygner is our exclusively recommended Trusts & Estates Law expert in Liechtenstein on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Sylvia directly using the contact details listed 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.

Hannes Arnold

Hannes Arnold is a Senior Partner at Gasser Partner Rechtsanwälte. Gasser Partner is an independent full service law firm in Liechtenstein. Being one of the leading law firms 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 law, banking law and dispute resolution cases and white collar crime. The expertise is built upon 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.

Firm Overview:

Leading for almost 70 years

Expertise
We are an international, independent law firm which primarily represents clients before courts and the authorities and advises them in all areas of the law. As one of the leading law firms in Liechtenstein, we have been able to deepen and expand our knowledge and experience over decades, particularly in the field of business law.

Clients
We advise and represent private clients (especially high-net-worth individuals) and companies from Liechtenstein and abroad. Our institutional clients include, among others, banks, asset managers, fiduciary service providers, insurance companies, fund administrators and local and foreign authorities.

Network
Due to the location of our offices in Vaduz, Zurich and Vienna and our regular, close collaboration with foreign law firms, we have excellent global links. Owing to our size and expertise, we have specialists in every area of the law, enabling us to efficiently solve complex, international cases.

Dr. iur. Thomas Wilhelm

Thomas Wilhelm founded the law firm in 1992. In addition, he is an executive member of the Board of Directors of Codex Treuhand AG, which he founded in 1988. Prior to this, Thomas Wilhelm worked for an internationally-focused fiduciary group and law firm in Liechtenstein. He was awarded a doctorate in 1981 at the Law Faculty of the University of Innsbruck (AT).

Admissions: 1990, Liechtenstein

Firm Overview:

When it comes to legal questions, you are entitled to first-class advice from qualified experts. We advise private individuals as well as companies in Liechtenstein and abroad in all fields of Liechtenstein and European law.

High specialist expertise, commitment and reliability are the foundations of our philosophy and activities, day-in, day-out.

Every case is unique. We strive to identify the optimum solution to your concerns.

Dr Helene Rebholz

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.

Firm Overview:

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.

Markus H. Wanger

Markus Wanger is our exclusively recommended Tax Law expert in Liechtenstein on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Markus directly using the contact details above.

Markus is admitted in Liechtenstein, Vorarlberg (Austria), Frankfurt (Germany) and Brussels (Belgium). He is Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) and Arbitrator at the Court of Arbitration for Sports, CAS, Lausanne and Member of STEP (TEP).

He was Judge at the High Adminstrative Court, Liechtenstein, is member of the board of examination for lawyers and was lecturer for liechtensteinisches Gesellschafts- und Steuerrecht at the Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft, Chur.

He specialises in international Commercial Law, Arbitration, Taxation, Trust and Family Office services as well as Intellectual Property Law.

Markus Wanger is author of various publications and a frequent lecturer at international seminars and symposiums. He is the founder of the publications “Abhandlungen und Kommentare zum liechtensteinischen und internationalen Recht”. Some of his publications can be found under Download.

Markus Wanger is Managing Director of Wanger Trust Company Ltd. and inventor of the 3-D-Strukturalismus. Since 1994 he has been Honorary Consul of the Republic of Hungary in Liechtenstein