Liechtenstein Trust Law in a European and International Context

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Type and Duration

internes Projekt, since December 2009

Coordinator

Chair of Company, Foundation and Trust Law

Main Research

Wealth Management

Field of Research

Wealth Planning

Description

Originating in common law, trusts are foreign to continental European jurisdictions. In practice, Liechtenstein's position is counter-cyclical to the international trend: the trust is gaining in importance worldwide, but declining in use in Liechtenstein. This is attributable to legal uncertainty, because trust law is isolated within the Liechtenstein legal system. Since trusts are foreign to continental Europe, countries with practical experience must be examined. The project aims at reviewing sources in typical trust law jurisdictions of practical relevance to the Liechtenstein market. Thus, laying the foundation for a knowledge pool in respect of trust law specifically tailored to Liechtenstein's requirements.

Reference to Liechtenstein

The project aims at reviewing legal sources in typical trust law jurisdictions, in order to gain relevant insights for Liechtenstein trust law. This will lay a foundation for building a knowledge pool in respect of trust law specifically tailored to Liechtenstein's requirements.

Keywords

trust, Trust Law, comparative law analysis, economic analysis of law

Publications

  • Schurr, F. (2012). Haftung des Trustee für Investitionsentscheidungen - Rechtsvergleichende Überlegungen zum Breach of Trust unter Berücksichtigung der Asset Protection. Liechtensteinische Juristen-Zeitung(1/2012), 37-44.

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  • Schurr, F. (2011). Die Rechtsstellung der Begünstigten im liechtensteinischen Trustrecht. Die Privatstiftung(1/2011), 21-25.

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  • Schurr, F. (2011). Das Verhältnis des Trustee zum Errichter und zu den Begünstigten beim liechtensteinischen Trust. Liechtenstein Journal(1), 7-13.

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  • Schurr, F. (2011). Spurfolgerecht neu interpretiert oder Ende des liechtensteinischen Trusts? Liechtensteinische Juristen-Zeitung(4/2011), 170-177.

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  • F. Schurr (Ed.). (2014). Trusts in the Principality of Liechtenstein and Similar Jurisdictions ( Vol. 4). Zürich/St. Gallen: Dike.

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  • F. Schurr (Ed.). (2012). Das neue liechtensteinische Stiftungsrecht - Anwendung, Auslegung und Alternativen. Zürich/Basel/Genf: Schulthess.

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  • Schurr, F. (2015). Liechtensteinische Vermögensstrukturen für Familienvermögen im heutigen Umfeld. In D. Jakob (Ed.), Stiftung und Familie (Vol. 5, pp. 111-126). Basel: Helbing Lichtenhahn Verlag.

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  • Schurr, F. (2014). A Comparative Introduction to the Trust in the Principality of Liechtenstein. In F. Schurr (Ed.), Trusts in the Principality of Liechtenstein and Similar Jurisdictions (Vol. 4, pp. 3-38). Zürich/St. Gallen: Dike.

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  • Schurr, F. (2014). Introduction and Overview of Beneficiaries' Rights in Liechtenstein Trust Law. In F. Schurr (Ed.), Trusts in the Principality of Liechtenstein and Similar Jurisdictions (Vol. 4, pp. 131-143). Zürich/St. Gallen: Dike.

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  • Schurr, F. (2014). Liechtenstein Trusts following the Repeal of Art 905 PGR. In F. Schurr (Ed.), Trusts in the Principality of Liechtenstein and Similar Jurisdictions (Vol. 4, pp. 215-224). Zürich/St. Gallen: Dike.

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  • Lakhan, M. (2014). The Beginning of the End of Anonymity? In Schurr F. (Ed.), Trusts in the Principality of Liechtenstein and Similar Jurisdictions (Vol. 4, pp. 51-55). Zürich/St. Gallen: Dike.

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  • Schurr, F. (2014). Lichtenstejnské Treuhänderschaft jako príklad fungujícího rezimu Trustu v oblasti obcanského Práva. In L. Tichý, K. Ronovská & M. Kocí (Eds.), Trust a srovnatelné Instituty v Evrope (pp. 153-177). Praha: Centrum právní komparatistiky Právnické fakulty Univerzity Karlovy v Praze.

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  • Schurr, F. (2013). Beneficiary Principle als zentrales Element für die Wirksamkeit von Trusts. In Schumacher H. & Zimmermann W. (Eds.), 90 Jahre Fürstlicher Oberster Gerichtshof Festschrift für Gert Delle Karth (pp. 937-950). Wien: Jan Sramek Verlag.

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  • Schurr, F. (2012). Der Liechtensteinische Trust als alternatives Gestaltungsinstrument zur Stiftung. In Schurr F. (Ed.), Das neue liechtensteinische Stiftungsrecht - Anwendung, Auslegung und Alternativen (pp. 133-173): Schulthess.

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  • Schurr, F. (2012). La fiducia nell' ordinamento giuridico del Principato del Liechtenstein - Inquadramento tra fiducia romanistica di stampo austriaco e trust anglosassone. In Barba Angelo & Zanchi Duccio (Eds.), Autonomia privata e affidamenti fiduciari (pp. 121-140). Torino: G. Giappichelli Editore.

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  • Schurr, F. (2011). Der Trust im Fürstentum Liechtenstein – Rechtsdogmatische und rechtsvergleichende Überlegungen. In Altmeppen H., Fitz H. & Honsell H. (Eds.), Festschrift für Günter H. Roth zum 70. Geburtstag (pp. 766-789).

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  • Schurr, F. (2011). Il trust nel principato del Liechtenstein - Tradizione, prospettive e comparazione con la fondazione. In Prof. Maurizio Lupoi (Ed.), Quaderni - Moderni sviluppi dei Trust (Vol. 11, pp. 143-173). Milanofiori Assago: Wolters Kluwer Italia S.r.l.

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  • Schurr, F. (2014). Gli affidamenti fiduciari nel diritto civile: il caso del Liechtenstein. Presented at the Dalla fiducia (attraverso il trust) verso gli affidamenti, Università degli Studi di Urbino.

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  • Schurr, F. (2013). La giurisprudenza del Liechtenstein sui trust. Presented at the Secondo Convegno annuale di aggiornamento, Sorrento (IT).

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  • Schurr, F. (2011). Foundation and Trust Law in the Principality of Liechtenstein. Presented at the Conference Days of Law, Brno (CZ).

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  • Schurr, F. (2014, October 17). Gli affidamenti fiduciari nel diritto civile: il caso del Liechtenstein. Dalla fiducia (attraverso il trust) verso gli affidamenti, Università degli Studi di Urbino.

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  • Schurr, F. (2013, January 29). Rights and Duties of the Settlor and the Beneficiaries. International Conference on Trust, Fiducie, Treuhand in Europe and the Czech Republic, Faculty of Law, Charles University, Prag.

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  • Schurr, F. (2012, April 26). Private Wealth Preservation Trusts from the Perspective of the Settlor, the Beneficiaries and Third Parties. Trust Tagung 2012, Universität Liechtenstein.

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  • Schurr, F. (2011, March 29). Das Verhältnis des Trustee zum Errichter und zu den Begünstigten beim liechtensteinischen Trust. Liechtenstein-Journal Veranstaltungsreihe 2011, Vaduz.

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  • Schurr, F. (2011). Trust: Das unbekannte Wesen - ein Annäherungsversuch aus liechtensteinischer Sicht. BAGA Seminar, Schwarzenberg, Österreich.

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  • Schurr, F. (2011, May 13). Il diritto dei trust e delle fondazioni nel Liechtenstein. V Congresso Nazionale, Sestri Levante (IT).

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  • Schurr, F. (2011, November 17). Private Wealth Structuring in Liechtenstein - a Comparative Analysis. Lewis & Clark Law School, Portland.

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  • Schurr, F. (2010, October 26). Der Liechtensteinische Trust als alternatives Gestaltungsinstrument zur Stiftung. 3. Liechtensteinischer Stiftungsrechtstag, Hochschule Liechtenstein, Vaduz.

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