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.​


German, English


  • 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

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.

Austria > Private client

Cerha Hempel‘s private client practice is jointly led by Albert Birkner and Heinrich Foglar-Deinhardstein. Real estate, corporate matters, wealth planning and asset management are among the areas covered by the practice, and matters frequently have a pan-European bent. Foglar-Deinhardstein is regularly instructed in disputes and reorganisations within trusts as well as in corporate law, takeover law, and succession law. Birkner’s expertise covers private clients, trusts and foundation law. Benjamin Twardosz regularly advises individuals on tax law.