The advantages of a Liechtenstein trust?

The trust in Liechtenstein is, like the Liechtenstein foundation, a legal instrument essentially designed for long-term asset protection. The Liechtenstein trust (called trusteeship) originates from the Anglo-Saxon legal sphere. One great advantage is that a trust can be established under foreign law, for example under English or American law. 

Arrangement of a Liechtenstein trust

In Liechtenstein a trust can be structured in such a way, that in the internal relationship (settlor - trustee - beneficiaries) a client’s home law applies, which is particularly interesting for our clients, as we can adopt and adapt already existing trust provisions. To the external relationship (trustee - third party) Liechtenstein law applies. In Liechtenstein there is no rule against perpetuity and no rule against accumulation. 

Asset protection through Liechtenstein legal entities

How does a Liechtenstein trust work?

The Liechtenstein trust can be used in many ways, because Liechtenstein trust law allows for many types of trusts, including:

  • Fixed Interest Trusts
  • Discretionary Trusts
  • Charitable Trusts
  • Special Purpose Trusts

The trust in Liechtenstein is used in particular to support family members, to implement succession and estate planning in the settlor's interests, to preserve assets over several generations, and to protect assets against unauthorised access. The trust assets are segregated third-party assets with the trustee.

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