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Europe 2022
Austria Tax
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2 Ranked Lawyers

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Provided by Wolf Theiss

Overview

Wolf Theiss has always been ahead of the curve. We were one of the first law firms in Austria to provide advice on national and international tax law, and we're still setting standards for tax advice in Austria and CEE/SEE.

Currently we offer the following kinds of tax services:

  • corporate tax advice: M&A-related work, corporate restructurings including domestic and cross-border mergers and demergers, holding company structures, double tax treaties;
  • tax planning for private clients: coming to Austria and leaving Austria, setting up of trusts and foundations, estate planning and asset protection;
  • real estate related tax advice: acquisitions and sales of real estate through asset deals and share deals; minimization of real estate transfer tax and of stamp duties on lease contracts;
  • advice to financial institutions regarding financial products: debt and equity instruments, funds;
  • taxation issues related to crypto assets;
  • tax litigation; and
  • fiscal criminal law including self-disclosures.

One of our partners has a dual qualification as a tax advisor and as an attorney-at-law. All of our tax lawyers not only have years of experience, but also regularly hold lectures and publish on recent developments in this permanently changing field. This combination of practical experience, academic research and continuous training guarantees that we anticipate all relevant trends.

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Tax - Austria
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What the team is known for

Wolf Theiss is a highly regarded team experienced in both domestic and cross-border matters. The practice offers expertise in corporate tax matters including M&A, restructurings and holding structures. Lawyers in the practice also advise clients on the tax aspects of financing and capital markets transactions. The law firm is further adept at tax advice on legal transactions such as assignments, sureties, mortgages and rental agreements. 

Strengths

One source describes the team as "very strong and responsive, with good know-how."

A client adds: "I would not hesitate one second to engage Wolf Theiss again on different matters."

Work highlights

Advised Cellnex Telecom on legal, regulatory and stamp duty aspects of its EUR10 billion acquisition of CK Hutchison's passive network infrastructure.

Notable practitioners

Niklas Schmidt is highly regarded for operating a varied tax practice, advising clients on M&A, financing and capital market transactions, as well as corporate restructurings. He further demonstrates expertise in electricity and real estate tax matters and often acts for investors and holding companies. A market commentator lauds: "His commitment stands out; he makes very clear statements and sticks to them. He shows great expertise and is also pleasant to work with."

Eva Stadler joins the rankings due to her expertise in financing-related tax mandates. She advises a range of clients on financing transactions, including capital markets questions, reorganisations and employment-related tax questions. A client describes her as "hands-on, proactive, concise and practical, with impressive responsiveness."

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