Liechtenstein company law, codified in the Law on Persons and Companies, dates from 1926 and was amended several times.
The Law on Persons and Companies makes provisions for a wide variety of company forms. However, the most important of these with respect to the role of the Principality of Liechtenstein as an international financial centre are the foundation, the establishment and the stock corporation.
Moreover, the Principality of Liechtenstein is the only continental European country to have included the common law trust in its legal system. Another form is the registered trust company, which is essentially modelled on the establishment.
While the Law on Persons and Companies only mentions provision for a small number of company forms, in comparison to other countries it leaves considerable scope for individual solutions.
In addition to the foundation and administration of Liechtenstein companies and associations, we are also able to offer our clients foreign companies under the widest possible variety of other jurisdictions.