The Liechtenstein establishment ("Anstalt") is an autonomous "legal person" under private law and must not be confused with the public-law entities found in other countries. The Anstalt's uniqueness lies in its flexibility. It can be set up in a way that emulates either a foundation or a corporation.  

Thanks to this flexibility, the Anstalt has a wide array of potential uses, ranging from succession planning to wealth preservation, asset protection, overall financial efficiency and even entrepreneurship. Additional information on the Liechtenstein Anstalt can be found on page 10 of the brochure on company forms of the Liechtenstein Institute of professional Trustees and Fiduciaries and on page 4 of the following I&F-News.