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

DORDA Rechtsanwälte GmbH

Work Department

Taxation, Private Client




Paul Doralt joined DORDA in 2006. He is a licensed attorney and licensed tax advisor with extensive experience in tax law, especially in M&A and corporate tax law. He also focuses on trust law as well as structured financing. Paul is recognised as a go to advisor for complex international tax matters. He is also the official representative of the Austrian bar when it comes to commenting new draft tax laws.
Before joining DORDA, he was head of tax with Schönherr and prior to this worked for KPMG Vienna and KPMG New York as senior tax manager. 
In addition, Paul is the author of specialist publications on tax law and trust law and acts as officer in various private trusts.


German, English


IBA – International Bar Association, International Fiscal Association, Kammer der Wirtschaftstreuhänder (Austrian Chamber of Professional Accountants), Austrian Bar Association


Paul Doralt studied at the University of Vienna (Dr iur 1996) and King’s College of the University of London (LL.M. 1997).

Lawyer Rankings

Austria > Private client

DORDA Rechtsanwälte GmbH is a popular choice for Eastern European and Russian clients in particular, largely due its deep knowledge of Austrian foundation structures for tax and estate planning. Paul Doralt and Elmar Drabek jointly head the team, which stands out for its dispute capabilities as well as notable skills in corporation succession and family asset planning. Doralt is a recognised international tax advisor and Drabek has a background in immigration law.

Austria > Tax

DORDA Rechtsanwälte GmbH supports both corporate and individual clients with tax audits, tax issues and cross-border tax structures. Practice head Paul Doralt has experience of structured financing as well as trust law and is a key name for private clients. Associate Katharina Binder brings knowledge of international corporate restructuring to the table.