John Moetteli, Esq.

John Moetteli is our exclusively recommended Intellectual Property Law expert in Switzerland and Liechtenstein on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact John directly using the contact details listed 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. 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.

Advisory Excellence Appoints John Moetteli and Da Vinci Partners LLC in Switzerland and Liechtenstein (streetinsider.com)

Dr. iur. Michael Oberhuber, LL.M.

Michael Oberhuber is our exclusively recommended Capital Markets Law expert in Liechtenstein on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Michael directly using the contact details listed above.

A special focus of our work is put on issues of the capital market regarding public and private law. We advise and represent banks, insurance companies and other financial service providers in all aspects of their activities and in all corporate processes, in particular, in compliance matters and in matters relating to insider trading and the prevention of money laundering. This includes helping with the formation and obtaining the necessary licenses. We have in-depth experience in transactions involving investments in financial service companies.

Firm Overview:

Marxer & Partner – The Oldest and Largest Law Firm in the Principality of Liechtenstein

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.

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.

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