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.

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Michael Oberhuber

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.

Liechtenstein is a German-speaking, 25km-long principality between Austria and Switzerland. It’s known for its medieval castles, alpine landscapes and villages linked by a network of trails. The capital, Vaduz, a cultural and financial center, is home to Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, with galleries of modern and contemporary art. The Postmuseum displays Liechtenstein’s postage stamps.

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.