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Austria Tax
Band 3

1 Ranked Lawyers


Provided by DORDA

DORDA's tax team ensures that tax benefits are optimised when structuring transactions in coordination with other practice groups, such as M&A, banking or real estate. Our tax department comprises a team of experienced individuals, several of whom are certified tax advisors.

Our services include:

  • Domestic and international tax planning
  • M&A taxation
  • Tax aspects of (structured) finance transactions
  • Structuring of capital market transactions and related tax planning
  • Tax neutral corporate restructuring
  • Tax driven trust and estate tax planning
  • Tax litigation, also before the public law supreme courts

Chambers Review

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Tax - Austria
Band 3
What the team is known for

DORDA possesses an experienced tax team best known for its cross-border advisory and transactional practice often representing Brazilian clients. The law firm demonstrates expertise on cross-border tax structures, acquisition of loan portfolios, pricing projects and audits. The practice has additional strength in refinancing, real estate and infrastructure assets mandates. Clients come from diverse industries, including oil and gas and finance.


A client notes: "The key strengths of the team are their responsiveness and practical approach."

Another client characterises the team as "precise but also uncomplicated. Promises are kept, schedules are adhered to and they show teamwork."

Work highlights

Advised Castlelake on the tax structuring of real estate portfolios in Austria.

Notable practitioners

Paul Doralt offers a diverse corporate tax practice focusing on M&A and financing transactions. He also advises on tax structuring and audits, as well as real estate tax matters. A client commends: "He is always available, responds quickly and competently, and his entrepreneurial thinking and extensive experience help enormously with contractors and authorities."

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