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Cerha Hempel

Work Department

Corporate Transactions


Areas of practice:


Admitted 2005, (Attorney at Law), Austria
Certified Public Tax Advisor
, 2000, Austria

Johannes joined CERHA HEMPEL in 2002 after having worked for several years at a Vienna based accounting firm. He became partner at CERHA HEMPEL in 2010. Johannes is dual qualified as Austrian attorney and as a tax adviser. He is a tax expert focussing on taxation of corporate groups and corporate restructuring, tax planning, taxation of mergers and acquisitions and private equity investments, value added tax, non-profit organizations, withholding tax and tax treaty issues, domestic and cross-border group internal reorganisations and business restructuring, holding structures, taxation of inbound and outbound investments, as well as structured finance. Johannes is also experienced in tax litigation and is an expert within the bank and energy industry. He is frequently interviewed by journalists and newspapers on current tax law topics. Johannes regularly lectures at the Austrian Legal Academy for the preparation of young lawyers for the bar exam on transaction related tax law.


German, English, Italian


  • Vienna Bar Association
  • International Bar Association
  • International Fiscal Association
  • Lex Mundi – The World’s Leading Association of Independent Law Firms


University of Vienna (Mag. iur., Mag. phil.)
Università di Trieste

Lawyer Rankings

Austria > Tax

In addition to traditional tax matters, the tax group at Cerha Hempel also covers fiscal criminal law, non-profit tax advice and tax-driven reorganisations. The practice is jointly headed by VAT expert Johannes Prinz and Benjamin Twardosz, who counts duties and transfer taxes among his specialisms. Taxation of AIFs, UCITs and financial instruments are areas of expertise for Peter Knobl, and Lorenz Pracht adds international tax and corporate tax law to the roster. The group acts for clients from a wide array of industries, ranging from food and beverage to technology and financial services.