Dr Benjamin Twardosz > Cerha Hempel > Vienna, Austria > Lawyer Profile

Cerha Hempel

Work Department

Corporate Transactions


Areas of practice:


Admitted 2009, (Attorney at Law), Austria
Certified Public Tax Advisor, 2005, Austria

  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the Chamber of Public Tax Advisors and Auditors

Benjamin is Partner at CERHA HEMPEL since 2018. He is one of the most renowned experts for tax litigation and stamp duty in Austria and he has worked at the Austrian Supreme Administrative Court (2004-2006). Benjamin specialises in corporate tax law, international tax law, tax litigation, fiscal criminal law, real estate taxation and real estate transfer tax, stamp duty and wage related taxes. He has industry expertise within the real estate sector, the gaming industry, Brazilian clients and private equity funds.​


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  • Vienna Bar Association
  • International Bar Association
  • International Fiscal Association (IFA)
  • International Tax Law Alumni Association
  • German Fiscal Association (DtStJG)
  • Lex Mundi – The World’s Leading Association of Independent Law Firms


Vienna University of Economics and Business (Mag.rer.soc.oec., 2002, LL.M. 2004)
University of Vienna (Mag. iur. 2003, Dr. iur. 2006)

Lawyer Rankings

Austria > Tax

(Leading individuals)

Benjamin TwardoszCerha Hempel

Recognised for both its broad coverage as well as the targeted specialisations of its team members, Cerha Hempel‘s tax practice is a prime choice for national and international organisations, non-profits, companies and UHNWI seeking advice on transactional tax, tax aspects of M&A deals, tax structuring and reorganisations, international tax law, and fiscal criminal law. Johannes Prinz and Benjamin Twardosz co-head the team, the former a corporate taxation and litigation specialist and the latter hailed for his expertise in litigation and stamp duty. Banking and finance practice head Peter Knobl assists with AIF, UCITS, and financial instrument taxation.

Austria > Private client

With a strong basis in corporate law, Cerha Hempel guides UHNWI, funds and trusts in an array of matters related to foundations and businesses, estate and wealth management, and succession planning. In addition to heading the firm’s takeovers and antitrust team, Albert Birkner is firmly placed in the private client practice through numerous seats on the supervisory boards of major Austrian foundations. Head of the contentious business team Irene Welser brings to the table exceptional expertise in probate, succession, and estate disputes. Corporate lawyer Heinrich Foglar-Deinhardstein specialises in reorganisations, takeovers, and succession, while tax expert Benjamin Twardosz focuses on estate and tax planning, as well as advising on fiscal criminal law.