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

bpv Hügel

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; AustrianBar 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 recognised for its high-profile domestic and international corporate tax advice, including handling the tax aspects of cross-border transactions. Gerald Schachner leads the team, which covers the full spectrum of sectors with particular strength in the energy, finance, retail, professional services and real estate industries; the group also acts for high-net-worth individuals on the relocation of tax residences. On the contentious front, Kornelia Wittmann represents clients in tax disputes against the Austrian tax authorities. Christoph Nauer also contributes to the practice. Walter Loukota departed to Deloitte in late 2018.