Head of Russia & CIS Desk, Senior Client Advisor

Committee Secretary, Swiss & Liechtenstein STEP Federation 

Chairman, Vaduz Centre

Dr Johanna Niegel joined Allgemeines Treuunternehmen (ATU) after having worked with international law firms in Moscow, New York, Budapest, and Vienna. She has specialized in the comparative analysis of international private foundations and trusts, teaching trust law in the master programme at the University of Liechtenstein. Johanna has been editing Trusts & Trustees ‘Private Foundations: A World Review’ from its inception in 2004 and is also an editor to the survey book entitled ‘Private Foundations World Survey’, published by Oxford University Press in August 2013. 

Johanna took a doctorate in law at the University of Vienna Law School, Austria, and graduated with a master’s degree from Columbia University School of Law, New York, having obtained a Fulbright scholarship. She was named a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar for Superior Academic Achievement and holds the Parker School Recognition of Achievement with Honors in International and Foreign Law. Johanna is the Chairman of STEP Liechtenstein and was awarded the STEP Founder’s Award in 2017.