Dr Johanna Niegel

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Aeulestrasse 5, Postfach 83

Email: [email protected]
Telephone: +423 237 34 34
Website: www.atu.li
Practice Areas: Charity formation/administration, Civil-law planning (incl foundations), Company formation/management, Philanthropy, Trust planning/administration, Tax Advisory - Trusts and estate planning, International client
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Lawyer/Solicitor/Attorney / Trust Officer / Academic
STEP Qualifications:
STEP Certificate in International Trust Management, STEP Diploma in International Trust Management
Allgemeines Treuuntemehmen (ATU)
STEP Vaduz Centre
Vaduz Centre Committee, Verein STEP Governing Committee, Zurich Centre Committee
Special Interest Groups:
Digital Assets | International Client

Dr. Johanna Niegel joined Allgemeines Treuunternehmen (ATU) after having worked with international law firms in Moscow, New York, Budapest and Vienna. She has specialized in the comparative analysis of international private foundations and trusts as well as international tax. Johanna also teaches trust law in the master programme at the University of Liechtenstein.

Johanna has been editing Trusts & Trustees "Private Foundations: A World Review” starting from its inception in 2004 and is also an editor to the survey book entitled “Private Foundations World Survey”, published by Oxford University Press in August 2013.

Johanna took a doctorate in law at the University of Vienna Law School, Austria, and graduated with a master’s degree from Columbia University School of Law, New York, having obtained a Fulbright scholarship. She was named a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar for Superior Academic Achievement and holds the Parker School Recognition of Achievement with Honors in International and Foreign Law.

Johanna was awarded the STEP Diploma in International Trust Management in 2005 and currently serves as Chair of the Vaduz Centre of Verein STEP. Johanna was awarded the STEP Founder’s Award in 2017.

Apart from German and English, Johanna is fluent in Russian, French and Italian.






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