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Mag. iur. Angelika Layr, BSc, LL.M.

Research Associate
Chair of Company, Foundation and Trust Law
Current Activity
  • Research and transfer projects in the field of Liechtenstein, European and International Company, Foundation and Trust Law as well as legal cross-section matters with main focus on private law aspects in conjunction with new technologies like Distributed Ledger Technologie / Blockchain
  • Teaching assignments in the undergraduate and graduate studies as well as in the continuing education
since 2019

PhD Candidate, University of Lucerne

2014 — 2016

Executive Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Company, Foundation and Trust Law, University of Liechtenstein

2011 — 2018

Diploma Study in Law at the Johannes Kepler University, Linz (AT); Focus: International Law

2010 — 2014

Bachelor in Business Administration; Focus: International Management and Entrepreneurship; Thesis: "Succession Planning in Austria: The Liechtenstein Trust as an Alternative to the Austrian Private Foundation", University of Liechtenstein

since 2020

Research Assistant, University of Lucerne

since 2018

Research Assistant at the Chair of Company, Foundation and Trust Law, University of Liechtenstein

2018 — 2019

Project Assistant Blockchain & Fintech
actus ag, Liechtenstein

2015 — 2017

Kaiser Partner Management Services Anstalt, Liechtenstein

2014 — 2017

Research Assistant for specific projects at the Chair of Company, Foundation and Trust Law, University of Liechtenstein

2013 — 2015

COO (ad interim)
Taxi Schwendinger GmbH, Austria

2011 — 2013

Student Assistant at the Chair of Company, Foundation and Trust Law, University of Liechtenstein

2003 — 2010

Global Lead Buyer, zuvor Supply Chain Management und Ausbildung
Tridonic GmbH & Co KG, Österreich


1st prize I&F Family Wealth Preservation Award


Hilti AG Award for the most innovative Diploma Thesis

since 2018

Crypto Country Association (CCA)

since 2018

Liechtensteinische Akademische Gesellschaft (LAG)

Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) / Blockchain: Aspects of Contract, Consumer and Company Law
FFF-Förderprojekt, April 2019 until March 2022

Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) and particularly the Blockchain-Technology are one of the most discussed topics when it comes to digitalization and new technologies. Since developments are ... more ...

Zivil- und gesellschafts-rechtliche Fragen des "Smart Home"
FFF-Förderprojekt, April 2019 until August 2020 (finished)

Smart homes are not dreams of the future, but are becoming increasingly popular, especially in Liechtenstein. The project will deal with private law issues raised by intelligent housing forms. Due to ... more ...

Corporate Governance in modernen Organisationsformen
FFF-Förderprojekt, November 2018 until August 2020 (finished)

In the last few years, the innovative energy of entrepreneurship has led to the flattening of the power distribution within the company. Due to the positive economic effects, such modern forms of ... more ...

Distributed Ledger Technology in Liechtenstein Private Law
internes Projekt, July 2018 until July 2021

The aim of the research project is to analyse the developments and possible areas of application of the Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) from a Liechtenstein Private Law perspective and to ... more ...

Trusts in Civil Law and Mixed Jurisdictions
FFF-Förderprojekt, February 2015 until March 2017 (finished)

The global importance of trusts as vehicles for wealth management is on the increase. However, it can be noted that the use of trusts in Liechtenstein is on the decline. There are a number of factors ... more ...

  • Layr, A. (2020). Tokenization of Assets: Security Tokens in Liechtenstein and Switzerland. Spektrum des Wirtschaftsrechts, 121-132.

  • Layr, A., & Marxer, M. (2019). Rechtsnatur und Übertragung von "Token" aus liechtensteinischer Perspektive. Liechtensteinische Juristen-Zeitung(1), 11-19.

  • Schurr, F., & Layr, A. (2020). Il Fintech nell'ordinamento del Principato del Liechtenstein. In M. Cian & C. Sandei (Eds.), Diritto del Fintech (pp. 583-599). Milano, Italy: Wolters Kluwer.

  • Furrer, A., Layr, A., & Wartmann, J. (2020). COVID-19: Impossibility and Force Majeure under Swiss and Austrian Contract Laws. In E. Hondius, M. Santos Silva, A. Nicolussi, P. S. Coderch, C. Wendehorst & F. Zoll (Eds.), Coronavirus and the Law in Europe. Cambridge: Intersentia.

  • Layr, A. (2019). Tokenization of Assets: Security Tokens in Liechtenstein and Switzerland. Presented at the Corporate Strategy and Governance in the Digital Age, Università degli Studi di Milano.

  • Layr, A. (2017). Privatstiftung und Pflichtteilsrecht nach dem ErbRÄG 2015 unter besonderer Berücksichtigung des Anrechnungsrechts. Unpublished Diplomarbeit, Johannes Kepler Universität, Linz.

  • Layr, A. (2016). Die Gründerrechte der liechtensteinischen privatrechtlichen Anstalt: Sonderfragen bei der fiduziarischen Gründung und bei mehreren Gründerrechtsinhabern. Unpublished Masterthesis (LL.M. im Gesellschafts-, Stiftungs- und Trustrecht), Universität Liechtenstein, Vaduz.

  • Layr, A. (2014). Unternehmensnachfolgeplanung in Österreich: Der liechtensteinische Trust als Alternative zur österreichischen Privatstiftung?. Unpublished Bachelorthesis, Universität Liechtenstein, Vaduz.

  • Schurr, F., & Layr, A. (2019, March 26). Rechtsnatur von "Token" aus liechtensteinischer Perspektive. Blockchain Meets Liechtenstein III, Universität Liechtenstein, Vaduz.

  • Layr, A. (2018, November 6). Verfügung über Token - aktuelle zivilrechtliche Fragen. Blockchain Meets Liechtenstein II, Universität Liechtenstein, Vaduz.