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; Austrian Bar Association; Chamber of Public Accountants and Tax Advisors.


University of Graz, ESADE Barcelona

Lawyer Rankings

Austria > Tax

(Leading individuals)

Gerald Schachnerbpv Hügel

Tax advisory, structuring and dispute cases are the pillars of bpv Hügel‘s tax department, which ‘goes the extra mile’. The group includes a number of dual-qualified tax lawyers and tax advisors who are well placed to consider all angles of tax matters. Gerald Schachner specialises in international and corporate tax law and is able to combine this with his M&A expertise. Tax litigation, including fiscal criminal law, is the core strength of Kornelia Wittmann, a key member of the group. Recently promoted partner Nicolas Wolski is notable for work at the intersection of tax and M&A.

Austria > Private client

The private client practice at bpv Hügel stands out for its seamless integration with the firm’s tax practice and its high quota of dual qualified lawyers and tax advisers. High-net-worth individuals, family enterprises and private foundations engage the ‘very experienced‘ team for advice on succession planning, asset structuring and reorganisations. Florian Plattner has knowledge of private foundations and Gerald Schachner combines corporate as well as tax experience with private client work. Associate Verena Hügel is also noted.

Comparative Guides

Austria: Tax September 2020 This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Tax laws and regulations that may occur in Austria.