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Cerha Hempel
Johannes Prinz photo

Work Department

Corporate Transactions


Areas of practice: Tax Law, International Tax Law, Taxation of Groups and Corporate Reorganisations, Corporate Reorganisations, Corporate Law, M&A, 


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

Partner at Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati since 2010, joined the firm in 2002 after having worked for several years at a Vienna based accounting firm.

Johannes is dual qualified as Austrian attorney and tax adviser. He is a tax expert focussing on the 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. Industry expertise with banks and the energy industry.


German, English, Italian


International Bar Associaten; International Fiscal Association


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

Lawyer Rankings

Austria > Tax

In January 2018, Cerha Hempel increased its bench strength by adding Benjamin Twardosz from Wolf Theiss Rechtsanwalte GmbH & CoKG; he now jointly heads the ‘prompt and professional‘ practice with Johannes Prinz. While this addition boosted the team’s litigation capabilities, other key elements of expertise include corporate and transactional tax, investment tax and stamp duty law, real estate transfer tax and tax matters pertaining to wages. The Brazilian pulp producer Fibria Celulose and its Austrian subsidiary Fibria International Trade retained the team to advise on export prepayment facility and stamp duty matters and, in the contentious space, Twardosz successfully represented Concord Card Casino in various appeal proceedings before Austrian courts concerning gaming taxation.