Kornelia Wittmann > bpv Hügel > Vienna, Austria > Lawyer Profile

bpv Hügel

Work Department

Tax Law, Fiscal Criminal Law, Banking & Finance


Partner, Attorney at Law (Munich Bar Association), Tax Advisor. Specialised in International Tax Law, Tax Audits, Tax Litigation, Fiscal Criminal Law, Internal Investigations, Tax Planning of International Groups and Banking Regulatory Law. Kornelia is admitted as a lawyer (Munich Bar Association) and as an Austrian and Hungarian tax advisor.

In addition to her work as a lawyer Kornelia is lecturer for tax law at the University of Applied Sciences for Management & Communication of the Chamber of Commerce of Vienna.

Selected representations:

Kornelia advises domestic and international corporations, credit and financial institutions on transactions and tax structuring and on binding tax rulings. Her clients also include high net-worth individuals. A particular focus of Kornelia is on tax disputes before the Federal Fiscal Court and the Supreme Administrative Court as well as on the settlement of international tax disputes (mutual agreement and arbitration proceedings). She regularly advises clients in connection with self-disclosures with penal waiver effect, tax audits and fiscal criminal tax proceedings. In addition, Kornelia regularly is involved in internal investigations both with respect to the investigation of the facts and circumstances as well as the tax and financial criminal law analysis thereof.


With bpv Huegel since 2012 (partner 2018) Joined bpv Huegel from PwC Austria.


German, English, Hungarian


Lower Austria Bar Association; Munich Bar Association, Austrian Chamber of Tax Advisors and Auditors


University of Passau (2006 Diplom-Juristin Univ.); University Széchenyi István in Hungary (2007 Dr. jur.); 2008 Mediator (CVM Munich) – focusing on business mediation; since 2009 Attorney at Law; University of Passau: Diploma Study Business Administration (2010 Dipl.-Kffr. Univ.); Academy of the Chamber of Public Accountants and Tax Advisers: Course Financial Criminal Law (2011 Certified expert in financial criminal law); Vienna University of Economics and Business (2013 LL.M. International Tax Law); since 2011 Hungarian Tax Advisor; since 2013 Austrian Tax Advisor

Lawyer Rankings

Austria > Tax

(Next Generation Partners)

Kornelia Wittmann – bpv Hügel

bpv Hügel’s tax team ‘can deal with any problem that an international company faces in its day-to-day business’. The firm covers topics such as Brexit-related tax matters, restructurings, and recently also tax-related state aid issues in light of the pandemic in addition to corporate and transactional tax law. Gerald Schachner, who is ‘a star among the tax lawyers in Austria’, leads the practice. Nicolas Wolski and Kornelia Wittmann are also noted for their expertise in this area.

Comparative Guides

Austria: Tax September 2022 This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Tax laws and regulations that may occur in Austria.