Dr. Helmut
Schwärzler MM

Partner, Lawyer

Telephone +423 239 85 60

Specialisation

  • Legal advice and representation in Liechtenstein and Austria
  • Company law, tort, contract law, white-collar crime, family law
  • Trust expert for national and international trusteeships
  • Mediation

Biography

 Education
2005 - 2006Master in Mediation (MM)
2003Austrian lawyer's examination
2002Liechtenstein lawyer's examination
2001 - 2002Studied to become a professional Liechtenstein trust expert at Liechtenstein University of Applied Sciences
2001Dissertation on the subject of lawyers' right of establishment with reference to Directive 98/5 EC at Vienna University
1998Oxford Brooks University, Legal English Summer School
1994 - 1999Studied jurisprudence at Vienna University

 

 Professional career
since 2005Schwärzler Attorneys at Law, Concordanz Trust Enterprise
2003 - 2005Appointment as lawyer with Sele Frommelt & Partner Attorneys at Law in Vaduz
2000 - 2002Novice lawyer at Sele Frommelt & Partner Attorneys at Law and trust company Negele Sele Frommelt & Partner in Vaduz
2000Court internship at the Princely District Court in Vaduz

 

 Languages
 German, English, French

 

 Publications and lectures
2012

Schwärzler/Wagner, Verantwortlichkeit im Liechtensteinischen Gesellschaftsrecht (Liability under Liechtenstein company law), Boorberg, Linde, Schulthess, GMG, 2012, 2nd edition

Lecture on the subject of liability given within the framework of the series of events organised by the Liechtenstein Journal on 26 June 2012: Problems for trustees, lawyers, auditors?

Panel discussion at the 4th Congress of the Swiss Chamber for Commercial Mediation in Solothurn on 19 September 2012 on the subject of lawyers acting as party representatives in mediation: experiences and impressions

Lecture on the subject of cross-border enforcement of claims under foundation law, particularly concerning the rights of beneficiaries given within the framework of the 5th Liechtenstein Annual Convention on Foundation Law on 24 October 2012

2011

Schwärzler, Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit und Mediation als Alternativen zur öffentlichen Gerichtsbarkeit (arbitration and mediation as alternatives to public jurisdiction), Liechtenstein Journal 4/2011

Süß / Wachter (publishers) Handbuch des Internationalen GmbH-Rechts, Länderbericht Liechtenstein (handbook of international legislation on limited liability companies, Liechtenstein report), Zerb Verlag, Nomos, Helbing Lichtenhahn, Lexis Nexis ARD Orac, 2011, 2nd edition

Lecture on the subject of the liability of lawyers under Liechtenstein law given at the 2011 IBA Annual Conference in Dubai on 1 November 2011

Lecture on the subject of arbitration and mediation as alternatives to public jurisdiction given within the framework of the series of events organised by the Liechtenstein Journal on 18 October 2012

2010

Schwärzler / Schatzmann, Internationale Amtshilfe in Steuersachen (international administrative cooperation in tax affairs), Liechtenstein Journal 1/2010

Niedermüller/Schwärzler, Datendiebstahl in Liechtenstein: Neues zu den Ansprüchen gegen die LGT Treuhand AG (data theft in Liechtenstein: news on the claims against LGT Treuhand AG), Steueranwaltsmagazin 01/2010, Boorberg

Lecture on the subject of lawyers and mediation given within the framework of the expert conference on 5 years of the Liechtenstein civil law mediation act on 14 October 2010

2009

Schwärzler / Niedermüller, Datendiebstahl in Liechtenstein – Ansprüche gegen die LGT Treuhand AG? (data theft in Liechtenstein: claims against LGT Treuhand AG?) Steueranwaltsmagazin 01/2009

Schwärzler, Extensive Anwendung des Vertrauensgrundsatzes in Rechtshilfeverfahren (extensive application of the principle of legitimate expectations in mutual judicial assistance procedures), Liechtenstein Journal 01/2009

2007Schwärzler/Wagner, Verantwortlichkeit im Liechtensteinischen Gesellschaftsrecht (Liability under Liechtenstein company law), Boorberg, Linde, Schulthess, GMG, 2009
2006International Bar Association, Legal Practice Division, Newsletter Negligence and Damages, February 2006, Liability of Members of the Board of Liechtenstein Entities
2005

Süß / Wachter (publishers) Handbuch des Internationalen GmbH-Rechts, Länderbericht Liechtenstein (handbook of international legislation on limited liability companies, Liechtenstein report), Zerb Verlag Nomos, Helbing Lichtenhahn, Lexis Nexis ARD Orac

Lecture: Centre of International Legal Studies, Global Business: Outsourcing, Cross-border Employment, Business Immigration, Foreign Investment and Offshore Financial Services (Moderator)

2004Lecture: Centre of International Legal Studies, Negligence and Damages Conference, Salzburg; The liability of members of the board of Liechtenstein Entities

 

 Memberships
 
  • Liechtenstein Bar Association
  • Liechtenstein Association of Professional Trustees
  • International Bar Association, National Representative of the Negligence and Damages Committee
  • AIJA International Association of Young Lawyers
  • Swiss Chamber of Commercial Mediation SKWM
  • Liechtenstein Mediation Association
  • SEC Swiss Chamber of Commerce - Central Europe