The Liechtenstein Arbitration Association (LIS) is a non-commercial association of litigation lawyers, academics, lawyers working in the trustee sector, university professors, and other legal professionals working in arbitration. In cooperation with the Liechtenstein Chamber of Commerce and Industry (www.likh.li), their goal is to establish opportunities for national and international arbitration in Liechtenstein. Market participants should be given the possibility to call upon fair arbitration procedures of a high quality.
The Association was established on 28 June 2011. It already has more than 40 members who are frequently confronted with issues relating to arbitration in their daily work. The establishment of the LIS has met with great interest among market participants. The current membership of the LIS is a representative cross-section of the law and trustee firms operating in Liechtenstein. Membership is in principle open to all interested persons in Liechtenstein and abroad, as long as they identify with the goals of the Association and have the necessary professional qualifications, including experience in arbitration.
The Liechtenstein Arbitration Association looks forward to applications for new members with experience in arbitration who wish to dedicate themselves to the goals of the Association.
Applications for membership may be addressed to the Board using the link on this page.
The core purposes of the LIS include the further development and advancement of Liechtenstein as an arbitration location and all associated activities. Accordingly, the Association supports the Liechtenstein Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) in the organizational implementation of the Rules of Arbitration recently adopted by the LCCI (“Liechtenstein Rules”), and it makes its experience in this field available to its members. At the same time, the Association endeavours to participate actively in relevant academic instruction on arbitration and thereby to contribute to the promotion of academic debate on the topic.
The Principality of Liechtenstein’s accession in 2011 to the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards of 10 June 1958 created the basis for Liechtenstein to establish itself as a forum for the settlement of international legal disputes. The LIS is dedicated to implementing the resulting opportunities and possibilities for the Liechtenstein financial centre.