Prof. Dr Francesco Schurr

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Institute for Business Law
Chair of Company, Foundation and Trustlaw

Email: [email protected]
Telephone: +423 265 1176
Practice Areas: Charity formation/administration, Civil-law planning (incl foundations), Company formation/management, Contentious trusts and estates, Family business, Philanthropy, Trust planning/administration
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University of Liechtenstein
STEP Vaduz Centre
Francesco A. Schurr is a Professor of Law and head of the Chair for Company, Foundation and Trust Law at the Institute for Financial Services, as well as Program Director of the Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Company, Foundation, and Trust Law ( at the University of Liechtenstein.

Francesco is the Academic Director of the Liechtenstein Annual Convention on Foundation Law ( as well as the Liechtenstein Annual Convention on Trust Law ( at the University of Liechtenstein.

Previously Francesco was Professor for Private Law and Comparative Law at the Law School of the University of Innsbruck/Austria and Deputy Director of the Department of Italian Law.

After completing his law studies at the Universities of Regensburg, Saarbrücken and Perugia he was admitted to the bar in Italy and Germany and obtained his PhD summa cum laude as well as his Habilitation from the University of Innsbruck.

Francesco has published numerous articles and books on Consumer Protection Law, Law of Foundations, Trust Law, Contracts and European Private Law.

He had numerous visiting and adjunct professorships including those at the University of Padova/Italy, the Free University of Bolzano/Italy, the Riga Graduate School of Law in Latvia, the University of Bucharest/Romania as well as the Victoria University of Wellington/New Zealand.

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