Mag. Dr. Josef Bergt LL.M. LL.M. – 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 and intellectual property.
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 graduated from the LL.M. programme for Corporate, Foundation and Trust Law and the LL.M. 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 (MiCAR). 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.
|Professional Experience and Awards|
|2021||Founder Rechtsanwaltskanzlei Bergt | Law Firm Bergt|
|2021||Executive Board Member GST Network AG | GST Network Ltd.|
|2020||Forbes 30 Under 30 Listmaker (DACH region)|
|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|
|2021||Liechtenstein Bar Exam|
|2018-2020||LL.M. Programme, Banking and Finance, University of Liechtenstein, Vaduz|
|2018-2020||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|
|06/2021||Liechtenstein Bar Association|
|01/2020||Private University in the Principality of Liechtenstein (UFL) / Ambassador|
|01/2020||UFL Alumniverein / UFL Alumni Association / Founding Member & President|
|01/2018-01/2020||BNI: Business Network International / former member of the membership committee|