In many juridictions, a public document grants the highest possible legal security. Therefore, only a certain group of persons and official bodies are entitled to draw up public documents (notarization). The notary is entrusted by the Principality of Liechtenstein with the task of drawing up public deeds in legal form in the procedure provided for this purpose. Such a procedure is provided for by law in the case of certain legal transactions of particular significance, such as the establishment of certain legal entities (in particular stock companies, foundations) or the amendment of their articles of association or the transfer of real property.

The Liechtenstein Notaries Act (Notariatsgesetz) also permits the notary to draw up public documents in accordance with foreign law. This is permissible if the notary understands the legal acts to be notarized, is able to explain them to the parties, has an overview of the foreign law and can thus check the legal transaction to be notarized with regard to its compatibility with the foreign law. If required, we also take care of the provision of deputies if the personal presence of the parties involved is not possible or not desired during the notarization.

Furthermore, it is permissible and common in international legal relations to notarize legally relevant facts and legal relationships if there is an interest worthy of protection in their substantiation and their legal significance is understood by the notary, such as the existence of a representative relationship and the shareholder or beneficiary status of a person.

In addition, judicially enforceable deeds can be drawn up, which enable rapid enforcement without prior judicial title proceedings.

If required, especially in international legal relations, we can arrange for the application of a so-called The Hague Apostille, which is required as legalization for the presentation of the document to foreign authorities of certain countries.

Of course, we are also available for certifications, for example of signatures, which involves confirmation of authenticity.

About Us

Following his law studies at Paris Lodron University Salzburg (Dr. iur.) and at the University of Vienna (Juridicum, LL.M.) and after completing the mandatory court practice, Dr. Fabian Rischka worked in a Austrian law firm focusing on various fields of law from 2009. During this time, he passed the bar exam "with very good results" (2012). From 2013 onwards, Dr. Fabian Rischka initially worked as an attorney at law in Austria before joining a law firm in Schaan, Liechtenstein, in 2018. In 2023, he entered a law firm in Vaduz, Liechtenstein.