Deloitte Austria — Dynamic growing tax leader
Deloitte Austria operates the largest and most eminent tax practice in Austria in terms of revenue and headcount (694 by February 2021) and has by far further expanded its market leader position. Deloitte Austria is well known for high-end, innovative international tax solutions. Its clients include more than 80 percent of the leading stock listed Austrian corporations in most industries, large and middle corporations, trusts and high net-worth individuals.
Deloitte Austria’s Tax department is headed by Herbert Kovar. The business with its nine service lines [Business Tax, Transfer Pricing, Mergers & Acquisitions, Global Investment and Innovation Incentives (Gi3), Tax Management Consulting, Business Process Services, Indirect Tax, Global Employer Services and Deloitte Legal] provides high-quality one-stop-shop advisory services, coordinated by a single point of contact. Tax and Legal specialists apply an integrated approach, offering their clients process and project management in addition to their core services.
The transfer pricing practice of Deloitte Austria is led by Karin Andorfer whose multidisciplinary team of 16 professionals provides a competitive advantage in conducting complex restructurings and transfer pricing projects. The growth of Deloitte Austria’s transfer pricing practice can be attributed to the comprehensive specialized knowledge of its team, the dynamic advisory work within its global network and its industry know-how.
Since 2017, Deloitte Tax and Deloitte Legal (as part of the Global Deloitte Legal network) provide integrated services in a seamless approach unrivalled in Austria with about 35 Austrian lawyers. The Deloitte Legal team focuses, among others, on corporate law, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), banking and finance, restructuring, competition/antitrust, real estate, employment, information technology (IT), intellectual and industrial property (IP), data protection and commercial litigation.
PHH Tax - Baumann Advisors is one of the leading international tax advisory and M&A firms in Austria and forms a professional integrated service firm together with PHH Attorneys at law (together “PHH”). PHH is the Austrian member of GPSA (www.gpsa-international.com) with Rödl & Partner International in the driving seat.
Austria: Specialised tax advisory and M&A-advisory
PHH Tax - Baumann Advisors is specialising inter alia on international tax advisory - in particular on M&A-, private equity- and real estate transactions as well as cross-border tax structuring and tax planning, corporate restructurings and mergers, criminal fiscal law, transfer pricing and private clients. Further, the firm concentrates on financial advisory on M&A projects, both sell- and buy-side.
Managing Director and internationally highly acknowledged Andreas Baumann proves an outstanding track record on advising on national and international corporate transactions, corporate reorganisations and tax planning. A significant role in his team has been playing Karin Spindler-Simader since 2012, who is specialising in international tax law and transfer prices. Matthias Fucik advises mainly on transaction related work, M&A and corporate finance. Christian Andre, has a long experience in advising on real estate transactions and Raphaela Janauschek concentrates on ongoing business tax.
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 on 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.
The team also focuses on rulings (binding advance rulings and good faith rulings), and the evaluation of tax risks for tax litigations and tax insurances.
Over the last 25 years, ICON has developed a renowned reputation for providing personalized high-quality services in the field of international tax law. Our service portfolio comprises all-in-one solutions and tailor-made solutions based on very specific client needs.
ICON´s core competencies include:
We are focussed on consulting industrial and medium-sized companies. A key client group of ICON are companies of the plant and machinery manufacturing industry.
What our clients can expect from us:
2022 – Tax Advisor of the Year “Private Clients” to ICON Partner Stefan Bendlinger (DiePresse & ifa AG)
2019 - Austria Tax Firm of the Year (ITR)
2019 - Tax Advisor of the Year "Mergers & Acquisitions" to ICON Partner Max Panholzer (DiePresse & ifa AG)
2018 – Austria Tax Firm of the Year (ITR)
2018 – European Indirect Tax Firm of the Year (ITR)
2018 – Austria Tax Firm of the Year "Allrounder Upper Austria" (DiePresse & ifa AG)
2015 – Tax Advisor of the Year "International Tax Law" to ICON Partner Stefan Bendlinger (DiePresse & ifa AG)