Directories Tax

Legal 500 - Tax - Tier 3

CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati advises on tax optimisation of business structures, deals and financial instruments. Johannes Prinz recently assisted Datagroup with tax planning and compliance. Clemens Hasenauer heads the practice.

Chambers & Partners - Tax (Band 3)

What the team is known for Strong tax division integrated into the firm's wider legal advisory practice of transactional deals, restructurings and financings. Enviable client roster includes major financial institutions, noteworthy investment funds and big-name retailers. Also covers tax litigation, complementing advice regarding both domestic and international corporate reorganisations.

New developments CORPUS SIREO, Datagroup and Tom Tailor are among the firm's new clients.

Work highlights Represented McDonald’s in a stamp duty appeal case before the Austrian Federal Tax Court relating to franchise agreements.

Assisted IVG Austria and IVG Institutional Funds with the tax-efficient integration of their Austrian subsidiaries.

Significant clients Fibria Celulose, Commerzbank, Raiffeisenlandesbank, Volkswagen Bank, Société Générale.

Notable practitioners  

Johannes Prinz is a well-regarded head of the firm's tax team. He recently co-led the team advising Sete Brasil on tax queries in the restructuring of its subsidiaries in Austria.

Head of transactional team Clemens Hasenauer also provides advice in the field of M&A and corporate taxation. He was recently instructed by Voith and its Austrian subsidiary to provide tax advice regarding the divestment of its stake in GAW technologies.


  • The Legal 500 2017: Europe, Middle East & Africa 
  • IFLR 1000  2018 - The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms 
  • Chambers & Partners 2017, Chambers Europe - Europe's Leading Lawyers for Business