Dr Michaela Petritz-Klar > Taylor Wessing enwc Rechtsanwälte GmbH > Vienna, Austria > Lawyer Profile

Taylor Wessing enwc Rechtsanwälte GmbH

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Michaela Petritz-Klar is a partner and head of the Tax team in CEE. She has comprehensive expertise in all areas of tax law and advises national and international clients on M&A transactions, private equity, capital markets, restructurings, corporate tax planning and project finance. In addition, Michaela gives tax advice to high net worth individuals and is also active in the tax optimization of funds.


After her judicial clerkship year, Michaela became an associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Attorneys at Law in Vienna. After that, she has been a senior associate for 5 years at the renowned law firm Wolf Theiss Attorneys at Law in Vienna. Before joining Taylor Wessing Vienna, Michaela led the Tax Practice Group at first at Weber Attorneys at Law and then at Schönherr Attorneys at Law.


German, English


Vienna Bar Association, International Fiscal Association (IFA), Austrian Lawyers Association, Society of Trust and Estate Practicioners (STEP)


Studies of International Business Administration at the University of Vienna / Law studies at the University of Vienna, faculty of law / Postgraduate studies in Commercial Science at the Vienna University of Economics and Business / Erasmus programme at the McGill University in Montréal, Canada / Doctoral studies (Dr. iur.) at the University of Vienna, faculty of law

Lawyer Rankings

Austria > Tax

Taylor Wessing enwc Rechtsanwälte GmbH is particularly strong in relation to tax litigation, and clients benefit from the cross-practice approach of the firm. A large part of practice head Michaela Petritz-Klar‘s work is the representation of clients in tax audit and appeal proceedings, but she is also described by one client as ‘one of the most skilled experts on the market when it comes to large-scale transactions and intricate tax structuring‘.