Christian Steck

Lawyer

Tel.: +423 231 13 03

Christian Steck is a German lawyer. He is currently doing his doctorate in law on Liechtensteinian, German and European company law and he completed an LL.M. degree from the University of Liechtenstein in 2018. 

Hence, Mr. Steck especially contributes to projects regarding Liechtensteinian, German, Swiss and European company, foundation and trust law, where he often focusses on questions arising from crossborder circumstances. 

Furthermore Mr. Steck, in collaboration with the other members of the law office`s team, assists financial service providers and Blockchain actors in meeting regulatory requirements and supports them with the application of licenses and permits.

Christian Steck also works in the fields of national and international inheritance and family law. He and the team of the law office provide support for the jurisprudential configuration of testators` and spouses` wishes and plans, advocate for the assertion and enforcement of the rights of heirs and beneficiaries and advise executors of testaments and asset managers. 

In all his fields of work Mr. Steck also considers national and international fiscal implications and develops legal solutions based on the applicable tax laws. 

Selected customer references and projects


Languages

German, English, French

Career history

  • Law clerk in the court district of the higher regional court of Stuttgart, Germany (since 2017)
  • Academic employee at Gleiss Lutz, Stuttgart office, in the division “Company law / M&A” (2017 – 2018)
  • Intern at Linklaters LLP, Munich office, in the division “Tax” (2015)
  • Intern at Hengeler Mueller, Frankfurt office, in the divisions “Litigation” and “Banking & Finance” (2014)

Education

  • PhD candidate at the University of Heidelberg in the field of corporate law (since 2017)
  • Postgraduate Master of Laws (LL.M,) in “Company-, Foundation and Trust Law” at the University of Liechtenstein (2016 – 2018) 
  • Participation in modules of further postgraduate Mastersˋ degrees in “Tax” and “Banking and Securities Law at the University of Liechtenstein (2016 – 2018)
  • First Jurisprudential State Exam (2017)
  • Studies of Law at the University of Heidelberg with a focus on Economic and European Law including two semesters abroad at the University of St. Gallen (HSG), Switzerland (2011 – 2017) 
  • Scholarship holder of the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation (2012 – 2016)
  • Multiple participations in National Model United Nations New York including a study programme in International Law (2012 – 2014)

Memberships

  • HSG Alumni – Alumni Club of the University of St. Gallen
  • HSG Alumni Club Liechtenstein
  • HSG Alumni Whisky Club 
  • Alumni of the University of Liechtenstein

Lectures (selection)


  • Lecture on the acquired solution approach of the authored paper submitted in the I&F Family and Wealth Preservation Award – Award Ceremony in Vaduz, 2018 
  • The investigation of the European Commission against Google due to potential violations of antitrust law – Lecture as part of a legal seminar at the University of Heidelberg, 2016
  • The lawsuit of H.S.H Prince Hans-Adam II von und zu Liechtenstein against the Federal Republic of Germany and the State of Czechoslovakia due to expropriatons after World War II, 2014

Publications (selected)

  • The new EU regulation on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters (Brussels Ia regulation) – A summary of the amendment to the regulation, Blog of the Heidelberg Student Law Review 2015
  • Revenge with fatal consequences – A case regarding attempt, rescission and incitement during successfully qualified offenses, Heidelberg Student Law Review 2/2013

Practice areas


Private clients

  • Family law configurations 
  • Asset protection 
  • Estate planning 
  • Division of inheritances 
  • Executions of a testament 
  • Administrations of inheritances

Corporate and finance market law

  • German, Liechtensteinian, European and Swiss company and foundation law 
  • Liechtensteinian and international trust law 
  • Public benefit and private benefit forms of society
  • National and international tax law 
  • Financial markets law and regulatory requirements for Blockchain service providers 
  • Contractual arrangements and settlements