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What the team is known for

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer boasts an outstanding practice offering full-service tax advice. The team is particularly acclaimed for its expertise on domestic and cross-border M&A transactions and corporate restructurings. Lawyers in the firm show further prowess on financing and capital markets transactions and international transfer pricing mandates. The practice also advises on taxation of regulated industries, VAT law and tax litigation as well as arbitration. 

Strengths

A client enthuses: "Freshfields is one of the best tax teams in Austria. They have fast response times, are top quality and offer entrepreneurial thinking."

Work highlights

Advised Deutsche Bank on the Austrian tax aspects of a EUR4 billion financing of Lufthansa Group.

Notable practitioners

Michael Sedlaczek is renowned for his tax advice in connection to cross-border transactions and corporate tax questions and is also highly active in tax disputes. He has further expertise in tax mandates related to gaming.

Claus Staringer has a broad practice, advising clients on the tax aspects of M&A, financing and capital markets transactions. He is further active in disputes, including withholding tax litigation and VAT arbitration, and assists clients with tax questions in the aviation and energy sectors. A client enthuses: "He is one of the best tax lawyers in Austria; creative, detailed and yet always sees the big picture. He is pragmatic with extremely well-founded theoretical knowledge at the same time."

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