Althuber Spornberger & Partner is a new boutique law firm specialising in tax legal work such as tax disputes, tax criminal law and directors and officers’ liability. The firm’s founding partners are Franz Althuber, Martin Spornberger and Maria Althuber-Griesmayr. There is one counsel and one associate supporting the team.
“Very professional, quick and humorous - I really appreciate the way they work.”
Full-service law firm bpv Hügel has an experienced tax team who provide tax legal and compliance services. The standalone tax team specialises in transactional tax work for MNEs. Some of the key sectors the firm advises in are energy, finance, retail, professional services and real estate. The tax practice consists of four dedicated tax partners: Gerald Schachner, Kornelia Wittmann, Christoph Nauer and Christian Schneider.
The firm acted as lead transaction counsel for IT firm Raiffeisen Informatik on the 100% sale of COMPAREX to SoftwareONE.
“The firm is quick, reliable and thorough in its legal analysis. A solid and reputable player in the Austrian market.”
Deloitte has one of the largest tax practices in Austria. The firm provides full tax legal and compliance work with the support of Deloitte Legal. The tax team is experienced advising MNEs, large-domestic companies, HNW individuals, trusts and family businesses on international tax matters. Herbert Kovar is the partner leading the practice. The tax practice specialises in the financial services, real estate, life sciences, energy and TMT industries.
During the research period, the firm advised an IT group company regarding its businesses in the UK and its Austrian hub for the European market on tax, legal and business matters post-Brexit. The tax team also advised on the solution concerning a series of cross-border mergers to mitigate various possible Brexit policies.
Tax boutique ICON is recommended for its services in Austria providing its clients full tax advice, with nine tax service lines. The firm has 75 staff, including three partners and 22 qualified tax advisors. The tax team specialises in the plant and manufacturing sector. Its key competences are in international tax – led by Martin Hummer – and VAT – led by Günther Platzer. Partners Karl Mitterlehner and Max Panholzer lead the national tax and auditing team. The firm has been part of the WTS Global international network since 2016.
Rödl & Partner is a law firm with a focus in tax compliance, offering a one-stop-shop with the support of its legal team of attorneys. The firm is active in 50 countries. The tax team provides services in all tax areas and offers business process outsourcing for tax to its clients. The tax practice has one partner, Andreas Baumann, one associate partner, Karin Spindler-Simader, and a senior associate, Viktoria Wöhrer.
Schönherr Rechtsanwälte law firm has a dedicated tax practice offering legal and compliance services. The team has experience in advising on cross-practice and cross-border tax transactional aspects working with its M&A department. The team represents clients in tax proceedings and criminal tax matters. Roman Perner is the partner leading the tax practice, and partner Peter Feyl leads the withholding tax, stamp duty and banking related tax matters.
The firm advised equity investor Advent International on the acquisition of an energy business in Austria and Hungary. The tax team also advised on corporate M&A, banking, employment, regulatory, real estate, tax and IP law matters.
“The tax team is very business-oriented and customer-centric, as well as very fast in terms of delivery of the advice.”
TPA is a Tier 2 firm providing all tax and auditing services. TPA Austria is the headquarters of the group company, which is active in 12 CEE/SEE countries. The group is also an independent member of the Baker Tilly Europe Alliance. The tax team has 12 partners and has recently recruited two directors: Stefan Schaden and Bernwieser Lukas.
The firm assisted Goldbet Sportwetten on selling its subsidiary Goldbet. The tax team worked with law firm Czernich Rechtsanwälte on the tax structuring of the €265m buyout from the Gamenet Group.
Wolf Theiss law firm offers tax compliance and legal services in Austria. The firm operates in 13 jurisdictions and as 340 lawyers across its CCE/SEE offices. Niklas Schmidt is the partner leading the tax practice. He has particular experience in the cryptocurrency tax area. The team consists of three lawyers, with Sebastian Bergmann recently joining the firm as of counsel.
Schmidt led the team advising pharmaceutical company Takeda group acquiring two plasma donation centres: Plasmapunkt Favoriten and Plasmapunkt Donaustadt.