Kathrein Privatbank awarded the Foundation Prize 2020 for a dissertation on Liechtensteinische Anstalt

  • Domenik Vogt received the main prize for his work on the Liechtenstein special legal form.
  • Anna Maria Amman won the recognition prize for a comparative work of foundations in Austria, Liechtenstein and Switzerland.
Vienna/ January 30, 2021. Domenik Vogt received the Kathrein Privatbank Foundation Award 2020 for his dissertation on the Liechtenstein Establishment. This extremely flexibly regulated legal form of Liechtenstein law also allows, among other things, the replication of a foundation-like construction and is often used in practice. The chairwoman of the jury, Susanne Kalss, professor at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, justified the decision, among other things, by saying, "The award-winning work brings a comprehensive overview of this legal form, which is not so common here, and its close links to foundation law." The Kathrein Privatbank Foundation Prize was awarded for the 17th time.Anna Maria Ammann received a recognition award for her dissertation "Foundation Governance im BStFG 2015 - Ein Vergleich zwischen Österreich, Liechtenstein und der Schweiz". In this work, the author takes a comparative legal look at the organization and governance of non-profit (private) foundations in the countries mentioned. Heinrich Weninger, Director of the Foundation Office of Kathrein Privatbank and member of the jury: "The work sheds light on an area that has not yet received much attention, but which will become increasingly important. "Due to current restrictions, the award ceremony can only be held at a later date.

Kathrein Privatbank Foundation Award 2021

Kathrein Privatbank is Austria's leading bank for foundations and has been operating the StiftungsOffice since 2006, where competencies are bundled under the management of Heinrich Weninger. The call for entries for the Kathrein Privatbank Foundation Award 2021 is already open. Submissions will be accepted until July 31, 2021, please send an e-mail to bettina.mayer@kathrein.at.


Kathrein Privatbank AG, headquartered in Vienna, was founded by Carl Kathrein in 1924 and is one of the leading private banks in the German-speaking region. Our core competence lies in the management of private, corporate and institutional assets as well as the assets of private foundations. As a subsidiary of Raiffeisen Bank International AG, Privatbank offers the advantages of a flexible, independent as well as service-oriented institution and the security of a stable, international banking group.

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