Walch & Partner Attorneys at Law Ltd in Schaan/Liechtenstein

Ernst Walch
Dr. iur., MCJ

Dr. Ernst Walch studied law and earned his doctorate in 1980 from the University of Innsbruck. He attended the New York University School of Law for his postgraduate studies and completed a Master of Comparative Jurisprudence in 1981. With this education, he was accepted into both the New York and the Liechtenstein Bar in 1983 and 1984, respectively.

At the start of his career, Dr. Ernst Walch worked in New York and then Liechtenstein for several years before founding one of the most prestigious law firms and a reputable fiduciary firm in Liechtenstein in 1990. He also served in distinguished public offices in Liechtenstein, notably as President of the Liechtenstein Parliament (1993) and Minister of Foreign Affairs (2001-2005).

Dr. Walch joined Walch & Partner Attorneys at Law Ltd in February 2020. In 2020 he passed the Liechtenstein notary examination. Dr. Walch’s expertise includes foundation and trust law, asset protection, complex litigation and arbitration in addition to estate planning and corporate law.

Practice Areas

  • Arbitration
  • Asset Protection
  • Banking Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Foundation & Trust Law
  • Litigation

Admissions & Memberships

  • New York Bar (State and Federal Courts), 1983
  • Liechtenstein Bar, 1984
  • Member of the Liechtenstein Bar Association “Rechtsanwaltskammer”
  • Member of the Liechtenstein Association of Trustees “Treuhandkammer”
  • Member of the New York State Bar Association, New York, USA
  • Member of the International Academy of Estate and Trust Law, San Francisco, USA
  • Member of the Europäische Anwaltsvereinigung DACH e.V., Bonn, Germany
  • Notary examination Liechtenstein, 2020


  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Certified translator and interpreter (German/English)


  • Leopold-Franzens-Universität, Innsbruck, Austria
    Doctor Utriusque Iuris, 1980
  • New York University School of Law, Graduate Division, Institute of Comparative Law
    Master of Comparative Jurisprudence, 1981

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Ernst Walch

Ernst Walch
Dr. iur., MCJ

Partner, Trustee and
Attorney at Law
T +423 340 33 99


» Ernst Walch is an experienced and well-regarded practitioner admitted as a lawyer in Liechtenstein and New York. “He is a good cap,” says one local interviewee, adding: “He does good work in structuring. «
Chambers & Partners, HNW, 2017