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Europe 2022
Austria Tax
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Band 2

2 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by bpv Huegel

As one of the first Austrian law firms bpv Huegel has adopted an integrated tax advice approach more than 40 years ago. Since then and based on this approach it achieves outstanding results for its clients. The holistic approach also includes domestic and international accounting. For decades, bpv Huegel has offered one of the largest and most renowned high-end tax law practice groups. Special attention is paid to the dual qualification of the practice group members as lawyers and tax advisors.

We advise on national and international corporate tax law, transfer pricing, income tax law, reorganisation tax law, domestic and international accounting, transaction taxes such as real estate transfer tax and stamp duty, value added tax and customs duties as well as fiscal criminal law.

The tax practice group focuses on tax planning, holding structures, (cross-border) reorganisations, acquisition structuring and financing, relocations of companies and individuals, management and/or employee participation programs, foundations and trusts.

The team regularly advises in tax disputes on tax audits, pre-litigation settlements, in proceedings before the Federal Fiscal Court, the Administrative and Constitutional Court and the Court of Justice of the European Union as well as in mutual agreement and arbitration proceedings as well as on fiscal criminal law matters, voluntary disclosures with penal waiver effect and internal investigations.

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Tax - Austria
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Band 2
What the team is known for

bpv Huegel is a well-regarded tax firm with experience in corporate tax advice as well as cross-border transactions and restructurings. The practice has a strong reputation in tax litigation, with notable strength in criminal proceedings, advising on alleged tax evasion. The team frequently advises on stamp duty, VAT, audits and tax due diligence.

Strengths

A client enthuses: "The overall impression is excellent. The team are technically top-notch, available, extremely friendly and take away any fears in tax audits."

Another adds: "I can only say the very best about the firm and especially the tax team. They work efficiently; they are able to clearly structure complex tax law issues and deliver comprehensible advice."

Work highlights

Advised Immofinanz on its EUR1.15 billion intended takeover of S IMMO.

Notable practitioners

Gerald Schachner has significant experience in M&A transactions and tax reorganisations. He is also involved in tax litigation with a focus on criminal proceedings. A client attests: "Gerald's work approach is very hands-on. His advice is always based on a deep knowledge of tax law as well as corporate law, always with high awareness of the interdependencies of the same."

Kornelia Wittmann focuses on tax disputes and is active in litigation mandates. She further assists with transactions, including financings and capital markets work. A client notes: "Her knowledge of tax law is phenomenal. She has a strong focus in litigation and financial criminal law, and provides excellent support in international tax law and corporate tax law."

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Gerald Schachner
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Gerald Schachner
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Band 2
Kornelia Wittmann
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Kornelia Wittmann
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Band 4

Members

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Christian Schneider

Christoph Nauer

Nicolas Wolski

Roland Juill

Stanislav Nekrasov