Banking & Capital Market Law

We understand financial markets and FinTech
and act in the best interest of startups

One focus of our well-founded practice is the area of regulation and banking supervision. We are delighted to apply our comprehensive know-how in all aspects of banking law in connection with the blockchain or similar technologies in a targeted manner.

We also provide legal assistance to financial intermediaries in their offering and distribution of securities in Liechtenstein and the EEA. The same applies to the structuring of funds, advise on the preparation of prospectuses and other aspects of securities supervision and capital market law. Our clients benefit from the profound expertise of our highly skilled team and tailor-made services and solutions.

Another area of expertise is the support of our clients in the structuring and restructuring of financings. In particular, we advise in the area of acquisition and project financing, private equity, venture capital and mezzanine financing, but also in the area of restructuring financing.

Liechtenstein & the GDPR

 

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The European Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been applicable in Liechtenstein since July 20th 2018, which contains various opening clauses and special clauses enabling the EU Member States and the EEA Contractual States to retain or provide new data protection provisions materializing the regulation’s provisions.

 

Seit dem 20. Juli 2018 ist die Europäische Datenschutz-Grundverordnung (DSGVO) (annotation: European General Data Protection Regulation, GDPR) in Liechtenstein anwendbar. Diese Verordnung enthält diverse Öffnungs- und Spezialklauseln, die den EU-Mitgliedstaaten bzw. den EWR-Vertragsstaaten ermöglichen, Datenschutzbestimmungen, welche die Vorschriften in der Verordnung konkretisieren und präzisieren, beizubehalten bzw. neu vorzusehen.

 

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Liechtenstein and the 2nd European Payment Services Directive

 

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The 2nd Payment Services Directive (PSD II) was published on December 23rd, 2015 in the Official EU Journal, ultimately replacing the 1st Payment Services Directive. On one hand, PSD II takes technological developments and advancements in the area of payment systems into account, while on the other hand, it considers the increased data protection and security requirements in electronic payment transactions. Additionally, previously unregulated payment service providers and other forms of payment now fall within the scope of the directive. This is in particular applicable to FinTech companies as well as new payment methods including, for example, the eWallet.  

 

Am 23. Dezember 2015 wurde die 2. Zahlungsdienstrichtlinie (PSD II) im EU-Amtsblatt veröffentlicht. Diese ersetzt die 1. Zahlungsdienstrichtlinie (PSD I) und berücksichtigt einerseits technologische Entwicklungen und Neuerungen im Bereich der Bezahlsysteme sowie andererseits die erhöhten Datenschutz- und Sicherheitsanforderungen im elektronischen Zahlungsverkehr. Zudem fallen nun auch bisher unregulierte Zahlungsdienstleister und Zahlungsformen unter den Anwendungsbereich der Richtlinie. Dies betrifft insbesondere FinTech-Unternehmen. Neue Bezahlarten umfassen z.B. die eWallet.

 

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"ThinkBlockTank" Luxembourg

 

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Leading blockchain professionals throughout the EU/EEA, amongst them Thomas Nägele, Managing Partner of NÄGELE Attorneys at Law, LLC, have come together to found the “ThinkBLOCKtank” based in Luxembourg.

 

Führende Blockchain Experten und Unternehmer aus der gesamten EU und dem EWR, darunter auch Thomas Nägele, Managing Partner der NÄGELE Rechtsanwälte GmbH, haben sich zusammengeschlossen, um den "ThinkBLOCKtank" mit Sitz in Luxemburg zu gründen.

 

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