ALEXANDER OSPELT

DR. IUR. HSG, LL.M., ATTORNEY AT LAW, PARTNER

MAIN AREAS OF ACTIVITY

  • European Law
  • Business and Commercial Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Arbitration
  • National and International Tax Law
  • Serving as Member of Boards of Directors
  • Energy and Telecommunications Law
  • Health Law
  • Intellectual Property Law (Copyright, Trademark, Design and Patent Law)
  • Sport, Entertainment and Art
  • Criminal Law
  • Bankruptcy Administration
  • Out-of-court Settlements (Mediation)

CAREER TO DATE

Since 1997 Dr. Alexander Ospelt is Owner and Member of the Board of Directors of Legacon Trust Establishment, Landstrasse 99, 9494 Schaan, Liechtenstein and Ospelt & Partner Attorneys at Law, Landstrasse 99, 9494 Schaan, Liechtenstein. Prior to this, in 1993 he worked as a staff member of Liechtenstein’s Permanent Representation at the United Nations (UN) in New York. From 1994 until establishing his chambers in 1997 he practised at the Princely Court of Justice and in a reputated law firm in Liechtenstein.

From 1987 to 1993 he studied at the Faculty of Law at St. Gallen University, Switzerland and went on to take a degree in European Law at ULB in Brussels, Belgium. He passed the Liechtenstein Bar Examination in 1997 and gained a doctorate in Law from St. Gallen University, Switzerland, in 1999.

Dr. Alexander Ospelt has composed various publications. His dissertation dealt with the free movement of freelancers in the European Economic Area and its impact on Liechtenstein professional law. In practice, he was able to use the knowledge he had acquired in this way and won the case against Liechtenstein for the residence requirement for his client before the EFTA Court in Luxembourg. www.eftacourt.int/uploads/tx_nvcases/3_98_RH_DE.pdf

In addition to his work as a lawyer, Dr. Alexander Ospelt was and is a member of various associations and Boards of Directors. Among them 2005-2009 Chairman of the Board of Directors of Liechtensteiner Kraftwerke, 2001-2004 Member of the Board of Directors of the Liechtenstein Bar Association. Since 2006 he is President of the Foundation for crisis intervention Liechtenstein KIT, 2007-2017 he has been a member of the Board of the European Advocats’ Association DACH, 2012-2017 Chairman of the Board of Liechtenstein Life Assurance Ltd. Since 2013 he is member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Private University Liechtenstein and since 2016 President of Liechtensteinischer Skiverband. Further he is member of Lions Club International and Board Member of several companies amongst others: since 2009 Member of the Board of Billington Holding Plc., since 2016 Member of the Board of Ospelt Holding Anstalt (Malbuner), since 2016 Chairman of the Board of Seed X Liechtenstein Ltd., since 2017 Member of the Board of Directors of Bergbahnen Malbun AG, since 2017 in Board of Accuro Ltd., since 2018 Chairman of the Board of ONE Insurance Ltd. and since 2019 Member of the Board of Bank Havilland Ltd. In 2017 he was appointed Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of Belgium.

Memberships

  • Liechtenstein Bar Association (LIRAK)
  • European Faculty of Advocates DACH 
  • Liechtenstein Association of Professional Trustees (THV)
  • Legal Network International (LNI)
  • Lawyers Associated Worldwide (LAW)

LANGUAGES

German, English, French, Italian