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Arnold Rechtsanwaelte GmbH
- Dorda Brugger Jordis
Kerres Partners Rechtsanwälte
Sattler & Schanda
Willheim Müller Rechtsanwalte
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Arnold Rechtsanwaelte GmbH’s preeminent practice is led by brothers Nikolaus Arnold and Florian Arnold. With a depth of experience in tax matters, it is very active for high-net-worth individuals from industrial families in Austria and Germany, and also has a focus on private foundations, with the partners sitting on many advisory boards.
Dorda Brugger Jordis’ ‘excellent’ and ‘technically able’ private client department has Theresa Jordis at the helm, and includes the ‘reliable’ Paul Doralt. It assisted Schoeller Signa, a family-owned company conglomerate, in its efforts to acquire Kaufhof, the German department store operator. The team also advises international banks, such as JP Morgan Private Bank and Bank Gutmann, on tax planning.
bpv Hügel Rechtsanwälte OG’s reputation in the private client market is based on its standing in the tax field and the reputation of Hanns Hügel. Clients include wealthy individuals domiciled in Austria, and trusts. It is particularly experienced in transfers of shareholdings and the structuring of wills.
CMS is able to leverage its tax expertise to gain new clients on the private client side. The practice ranges from inheritance law matters to the structuring of foundations. Johannes Reich-Rohrwig leads the team.
DLA Piper Weiss-Tessbach’s private client work is led by Christoph Mager, who assisted the private foundation H.M.Z. Privatstiftung in various disputes with its advisory board. The practice also worked with JN Privatstiftung (set up by real estate developer Jerri Nowikovsky) in relation to a hotel investment project in London.
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s private client practice is driven by corporate and tax advice to a number of major family businesses operating out of Austria. Highlights included advising members of the Swarovski family on shareholder rights, and members of the Porsche family on tax planning. Günther Horvath is recommended.
Gassauer-Fleissner Rechtsanwälte GmbH’s experience in private client work dates back to the Private Foundation Act of 1993. Christian Gassauer-Fleissner’s reputation in the field leads to a steady flow of instructions from board members, shareholders and high-net-worth individuals.
Foundation, trust and inheritance law matters are a major focus for Jakobljevich, Grave & Vetter. Christian Grave is recommended.
Siemer-Siegl-Füreder & Partner, Rechtsanwälte works primarily with wealthy individuals and shareholders, providing tax and investment advice. Hannes Füreder acts as an executive board member for several private trusts, and has ‘enormous knowledge’.
Wolf Theiss is valued for its broad range of services, ‘in-depth knowledge and contact base’, and ‘highly capable, experienced individuals’. The team continues to advise on high-profile private foundation work for foreign investors, and is increasingly active assisting with prenuptial agreements. Clemens Schindler ‘particularly shines’.
Dr. Alexander Hofmann, LLM, TEP’s small practice covers a wide range of matters ‘in a highly professional way’, including advising on matters involving foreign trusts and international estates.
Brauneis Klauser Prändl Rechtsanwälte GmbH has experience representing major associations and private clients in litigation, such as inheritance disputes between shareholders. Bernhard Girsch is the contact.
Christoph Leon is the contact for private client work at Fiebinger Polak Leon Rechtsanwälte. He is a board member on seven Liechtenstein private foundations, and legal adviser to ten Austrian foundations.
In 2012, Graf & Pitkowitz’s practice was active across estate planning, asset transfers, international probate proceedings and settlement negotiations. Armenak Utudjian heads a team of four partners.
HLMK Rechtsanwälte is a small outfit with experience in areas such as the transfer of shares in private foundations. Gerhard Hochedlinger is recommended.
Private client work is a core element of Kerres Partners Rechtsanwälte’s practice. Christoph Kerres is one of three partners in the team, and handles the establishment of private foundations and trusts.
Sattler & Schanda is active in asset transfers, will drafting and inheritance matters. Egon Sattler is recommended.
Willheim Müller Rechtsanwalte advises on the structuring of private foundations and on asset planning. Katharina Müller covers wills and probate.