Bio


Mag. Dr. Josef Bergt – New Economy Law Expert, Author and Speaker
Josef Bergt is an expert on “New Economy Law” and as such is specialized in the fields of European and Liechtenstein Corporate, Banking and Financial Markets Law and has a comprehensive expertise in connection with the regulatory framework of capital markets, in particular regarding Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), as well as its variations such as Blockchain, Directed Acyclic Graphs (DAG), Hashgraph, Holochain, etc., including Token Sales and Offerings such as Initial Coin Offerings, Token Generating Events and Security Token Offerings (ICO/TGE/STO). Josef Bergt also has extensive knowledge on the formation and licensing of regulated financial institutions and financial intermediaries as well as with the preparation of securities prospectuses and the approval procedure by the relevant regulatory authorities. In addition, he has experience in litigation in civil and commercial law. He also has in-depth knowledge of data protection.
With regards to academia Josef Bergt wrote his doctoral thesis dealing with Liechtenstein corporate law at the Private University of the Principality of Liechtenstein (UFL). Furthermore, Josef Bergt is currently finishing the LLM programme for Corporate, Foundation and Trust Law and the LLM programme for Banking and Finance at the University of Liechtenstein.

Josef Bergt was part of the team providing policy recommendations for an EU Token Regulation Paper through thinkBLOCKtank asbl and it that regard also participated in the public consultation for an EU framework for markets in crypto-assets. Josef Bergt is also a supporter of the Liechtenstein blockchain scene and the Liechtenstein Blockchain Act (Token and Trusted Technologies Service Providers Act, TTTA; Gesetz über Token und vertrauenswürdige Technologie-Dienstleister, TVTG).

Josef Bergt is the organizer and host of the Juristen§Treffen in Liechtenstein / Meetup for Lawyers in Liechtenstein since 2017 dedicated to furthering networking and philanthropic thinking in the legal and economic community of Liechtenstein.

Privately, Josef Bergt comes with a knack for IT (UNIX and Windows NT based systems along with graphic- and webdesign and website administration) and all things tech and artsy.

Curriculum Vitae:

Professional Experience
2020 Ambassador and Lecturer of the Private University in the Principality of Liechtenstein (UFL), Triesen
2018-2020 Senior Associate at NÄGELE Attorneys at Law LLC, Vaduz
2018-2020 Data Protection Officer of NÄGELE Attorneys at Law LLC, Vaduz
2017 Associate at Schwärzler Attorneys at Law, Schaan
2016 Legal internship, Princely Court, Vaduz
2016 Legal internship, District Court Telfs, Austria
2012 Legal internship, Law firm Dr. Peter Bergt, Telfs, Austria
Professional Education
2018 – ongoing LL.M. Programme, Banking and Finance, University of Liechtenstein, Vaduz
2018 – ongoing LL.M. Programme, Company, Foundation and Trust Law, University of Liechtenstein, Vaduz
2019-2020 Accounting intensive course, bzb Buchs, St.Gallen
2017-2019 Early graduate of the doctoral programme in jurisprudence, Private University in the Principality of Liechtenstein (UFL), Triesen
2018 Intensive course “company data protection officer”, University of Liechtenstein
2016 Cambridge International Legal English Certificate (ILEC, Level C1), WIFI Innsbruck, Austria
2015 Diploma programme in Jurisprudence, Leopold-Franzens University, Innsbruck, Austria

Memberships:

01/2020Private University in the Principality of Liechtenstein (UFL) / Ambassador
01/2020 UFL Alumniverein / UFL Alumni Association founding member
02/2019 thinkBLOCKtank asbl
01/2018-01/2020 BNI: Business Network International / former member of the membership committee

Publications