Lawyers interested in the intersection of finance, technology, and law have the opportunity to participate in the Digital Legal Officer course at the University of Liechtenstein. The goal is to prepare legal professionals for the challenges brought about by financial industry digitalization.

Digitalization brings about many technological and business challenges. Still, one aspect is often overlooked: Digital business models create enormous legal challenges as the legal frameworks of the “old economy” are often not suited to the new concepts and technologies. That’s why the University of Liechtenstein has launched the certificate course Digital Legal Officer.

Dr. Dimitrios Linardatos, the course director and active professor at the Chair of Banking and Financial Market Law, recently presented the graduating class with their graduate certificate. The graduates will now go about playing a vital role in Liechtenstein’s digital landscape.

What graduates say

The course touches on the different legal facets of digitalization and covers areas such as blockchain technologies, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, big data, data protection, and data security. It focuses on the financial sector; that’s why the course is at the Chair of Banking and Financial Market Law.

Elisabeth Niederstetter, who has recently completed the course with a scholarship by the law firm Nägele Rechtsanwälte GmbH, explains in a press release by the university, “The Digital Legal Officer certificate program provides a deep insight into the regulation of digital innovations. The degree program at the renowned University of Liechtenstein is excellent because of its international orientation. Liechtenstein is also the birthplace of blockchain technology regulation. And nowhere could you learn better than from the professionals who have been there since the very beginning.”

Mario Ender from the Financial Market Authority Liechtenstein (FMA) has successfully completed the course alongside his job and family: “The digitalization of the financial industry is advancing steadily. The Digital Legal Officer certificate program at the University of Liechtenstein offers a unique legal specialization coupled with economic and technical fundamentals. The great practical relevance and the exchange with experts have convinced me.”

Future opportunities

The Digital Legal Officer certificate program combines legal issues with practice-oriented expertise in the digital finance industry. Graduates are equipped with legal and economic knowledge and technical fundamentals, meaning they can work in fields where technology, finance, and law intersect.

 “This course is a must-do for all lawyers whose focus is on business law and for all non-lawyers who want to get to grips with the developments and legal requirements of digital innovations. This is where the future is taught, which is why the Digital Legal Officer certificate program is of interest to anyone who is passionate about advances in technology,” says Niederstetter.

The admission fee is CHF 9.800, including all course materials and exams. The next class starts on 20th October, and admissions are possible until 10th October. The course is limited to 30 participants, and the minimum class size is eight. For more information, visit

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