Dr Paul Doralt > Dorda Rechtsanwalte GmbH > Vienna, Austria > Lawyer Profile

Dorda Rechtsanwalte GmbH
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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 > Private client

Dorda Rechtsanwalte GmbH’s private client team’s particular focus lies on corporate succession, securing personal assets and providing for future generations; it regularly advises on the setting up of Austrian trusts and foundations involving tax and estate structuring issues. Paul Doralt, who is able ‘to come up with great solutions’, is advising a Middle Eastern investor in relation to a large-scale real estate matter in Austria. He also jointly leads the department with Elmar Drabek.

Austria > Tax

Dorda Rechtsanwalte GmbH has a specialism in cross-border tax matters, most notably those involving transactional, corporate and finance elements, and private client work. ‘Creative and knowledgeable‘ team head Paul Doralt advised GP Investments and Rhone Capital on various tax issues concerning the merger of their subsidiary Magnesita with RHI.