Gerald Schachner > bpv Hügel > Vienna, Austria > Lawyer Profile

bpv Hügel
Schreyvogelgasse 2
1010 Vienna

Work Department

Tax, Corporate


Partner at bpv Huegel since 2013; Head of Tax Department; specialised in Tax Audit; Tax Litigation including Fiscal Criminal Law Proceedings and Obtaining of Rulings; Corporate Tax; International Tax Planning; Corporate Reorganisations; Private Clients; M&A Tax; Corporate. He is dual-qualified as lawyer and tax advisor.

Selected representations:
Gerald Schachner advises domestic corporations and multinationals, banks, private equity-funds on transactions, tax structuring including obtaining of advance rulings as well as high net-worth individuals and trusts. A special focus is on internal investigations, voluntary self-disclosures and the representation in tax audits as well as tax litigations.


Partner; admitted as Attorney in Austria since 2007; admitted as Certified Public Tax Advisor in Austria since 2004; prior Arthur Andersen; Deloitte & Touche; Herbst Vavrovsky Kinsky; Norton Rose LLP, London.


German, English


Tax & Legal Excellence – Head of Lounge Vienna; IFA; IBA; Austrian Bar Association; Chamber of Public Accountants and Tax Advisors.


University of Graz, ESADE Barcelona

Lawyer Rankings

Austria > Tax

(Leading individuals)

Gerald Schachnerbpv Hügel

bpv Hügel is referred to by one client as being ‘among the absolute leading practices in Austria‘ in the tax space. Gerald Schachner is at the helm, and ‘thinks pragmatically and strategically‘. Other standout team members include Kornelia Wittmann and Nicolas Wolski. Wittmann focuses on tax audits and litigation, while Wolski concentrates on deal structuring.

Austria > Private client

Handling a range of private client matters, bpv Hügel is a popular choice for Austrian HNWIs seeking advice on estate and succession planning, tax and asset structuring and the drafting of marriage agreements and wills. Working closely with the firm’s corporate and tax teams, the practice also assists private clients with issues relating to business management. Team lead Florian Plattner is known for advising HNWIs on their private foundations. Under his leadership, the team has also been active in managing succession and shareholder disputes for its clients. Gerald Schachner heads the firm’s tax department and is a qualified tax adviser, acting on personal, corporate and foundation tax matters, including consequent criminal issues.