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Walch & Schurti Attorneys-at-Law Ltd

Ernst Walch, MCJ

Ernst Walch, MCJ


Walch & Schurti Attorneys-at-Law Ltd

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Dr. Ernst Walch studied law at the University of Innsbruck, Austria and obtained his doctorate in 1980. He further earned a postgraduate degree (MCJ, 1981) from the New York University School of Law. He was admitted to the NY Bar in 1983 and to the Liechtenstein Bar in 1984. He started his professional career with a New York law firm and also practised several years in Liechtenstein before co-founding Walch & Schurti in 1990/91. Dr. Walch has been distinctively involved in Liechtenstein public life and served in various high political offices, notably as Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Principality of Liechtenstein and President of the Liechtenstein Parliament. In his legal practice, he focuses on estate planning, asset protection, corporate law, foundations and trusts as well as complex litigation and arbitration.

Bar Admissions

New York, 1983
Liechtenstein, 1984.


University of Innsbruck, Austria (Doctor iuris utriusque, 1980).

New York University School of Law, Postgraduate, Institute of Comparative Law, USA (Master of Comparative Jurisprudence, 1981).
Areas of Practice
Professional Career

Professional Associations

    International Academy of Estate and Trust Law
    Liechtenstein Bar Association
    New York State Bar Association
    Europaeische Anwaltsvereinigung e.V.

Member of the Steering Committee of the European Democrat Union (EDU) representing the Progressive Citizens Party in Liechtenstein, 1983 to 1993.
Member of the Liechtenstein Parliament, 1989 to 1996.
President of the Liechtenstein Parliament, 1993.
President of the Progressive Citizens Party in Liechtenstein (FBP), 2000 to 2001.
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Principality of Liechtenstein, 2001 to 2005.


Lester Nelson, The Commercial Laws of the World, Chapter Liechtenstein, Library of Congress Catalogue No. 65-22163, January 1986, Oceana Publications, Inc., Dobbs Ferry, New York.

Duncan E.Osborne and Elizabeth M. Schurig, Asset Protection: Domestic and International Law and Tactics, Chapter Liechtenstein, Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data No. 95-8267, April 1995, updated quarterly, Clark Boardman Callaghan, Thomson Legal Publishing Inc., Texas.

Dennis Campbell, International Taxation of Low-tax Transactions, Chapter Liechtenstein, ISBN 0-906524-08-3, BNA International Inc., London 1996.

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