Dr Paul Doralt > DORDA Rechtsanwälte GmbH > Vienna, Austria > Lawyer Profile

DORDA Rechtsanwälte GmbH

Work Department

Taxation, Mergers & Acquisitions, Structured Finance, Trusts and Estates


Paul Doralt heads the firm’s Tax department. He draws on extensive experience in tax matters (corporate tax, mergers & acquisitions, private client) and is also an expert in trusts and estates, corporate restructurings and structured finance. He is involved in the establishment of numerous private trusts with a majority of beneficiaries and diversified assets and also serves on the management board of several private trusts.Paul Doralt is licensed as lawyer and as a tax consultant.


Prior to joining DORDA in 2006, Paul Doralt was head of the tax department at Schönherr Rechtsanwälte (2003-2006), senior tax manager in corporate tax and head of the Austrian Tax Desk at KPMG in New York (2001-2003), tax manager at KPMG in Vienna (1998-2001). He is admitted to the Austrian Bar and is also a certified tax adviser. Paul Doralt wrote several expert publications on tax law and private trusts. He has already been IBA’s Austrian national reporter on tax issues since 2007.


German, English


IBA – International Bar Association (Austrian national reporter in the Tax Committee), IFA – International Fiscal Association, Austrian Chamber of Professional Accountants


University of Vienna (Dr iur 1996), University of London, King’s College (LL.M. 1997)

Lawyer Rankings

Austria > Tax

Paul Doralt, who is dual qualified as attorney and certified tax adviser, leads DORDA Rechtsanwaelte GmbH‘s tax department, which handles corporate cross-border tax matters and assists corporate as well as private clients with tax audits; the group also has a particular focus on the energy sector. The team further benefits from referrals from leading international law firms and banks.

Austria > Private client

Thanks to the combination of Elmar Drabek‘s knowledge of immigration law and Paul Doralt‘s experience in tax law and corporate restructuring, DORDA Rechtsanwaelte GmbH is instructed by an increasing number of Eastern European and Russian private clients. Drabek and Doralt assist primarily with the organisation of corporate succession, in particular the establishment of Austrian private trusts. Other areas of expertise include estate planning, structured finance and cross-border reorganisations.

Austria > Banking and finance

DORDA Rechtsanwaelte GmbH regularly assists domestic and international banks, funds, corporates and public entities covering the full gambit of finance and banking matters, from acquisition and leveraged finance work, loan transactions, project and asset finance issues and securitisations to regulatory advice and bank contract law queries. Andreas Zahradnik and Tibor Varga jointly lead the practice, which also includes Paul Doralt and Christian Schöller.