Tax law has been among bpv Hügel’s core competences for many years. With three partners and one lawyer also being admitted as certified public tax adviser, bpv Hügel’s tax department is one of the largest among Austrian law firms.
The main areas of the tax practice are M&A-transactions, private equity and corporate reorganizations. In addition, the work of the tax department includes inter alia: taxation of permanent establishments, structuring of financial products, implementation of equity participation programs for employees and management, tax aspects of transfer pricing. bpv Hügel’s tax department also engages in estate planning and tax advice in connection with private foundations.
Besides income tax and in particular corporate tax, bpv Hügel specializes in capital transfer taxes and stamp duties. The focus of our international practice is directed at European tax law, in particular the impact of the fundamental freedoms and the EC directives on the Austrian tax system.
Another core competence is international tax law. Main areas are cross-border transactions and cross-border group structures.
Frequently bpv Hügel is called upon to obtain binding rulings from the tax authorities for domestic and foreign clients.
bpv Hügel also represents clients in tax audits and legal proceedings relating to taxation before the supreme courts (Constitutional Supreme Court and Administrative Supreme Court).