The tax law has been among bpv Huegel’s core competencies for many years. With three partners and one lawyer also being admitted as a certified public tax adviser, bpv Huegel’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 reorganisations. In addition, the work of the tax department includes inter alia: taxation of permanent establishments, structuring of financial products, implementation of equity participation programmes for employees and management, tax aspects of transfer pricing. bpv Huegel’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 Huegel specialises 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 competency is international tax law. Main areas are cross-border transactions and cross-border group structures.

Frequently bpv Huegel is called upon to obtain binding rulings from the tax authorities for domestic and foreign clients.

bpv Huegel also represents clients in tax audits and legal proceedings relating to taxation before the supreme courts (Constitutional Supreme Court and Administrative Supreme Court).