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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

The ‘highly professional and service-oriented’ tax practice at Cerha Hempel provides comprehensive advice on matters including international taw law, real estate, tax litigation, and transactional tax aspects. The firm counts domestic and multinational corporations from a broad range of sectors among its clients. Johannes Prinz  focuses on corporate tax and restructuring and Benjamin Twardosz is particularly experienced in tax litigation and stamp duty; they jointly head the team. Head of the banking and insurance group Peter Knobl is well versed in all matters of banking and finance-related tax law.