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SETTING UP SUBSIDIARIES AND COMPANIES FOR FOREIGN INVESTORS

For over 30 years we have been helping foreign companies and clients from all over the world to set up companies and/or Austrian subsidiaries of their own companies here.


We offer a full range of services, from establishment of the company to providing registered offices, bookkeeping services and organisation of company balance sheets, as well as secretarial services.

  • Business Transfers

  • International Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Holding Company Structures

  • Joint Ventures

  • Venture Capital Financing

  • MBO, MBI, EBO, Spin-offs, Splits-offs

  • Business Successions

  • Centralised Financial Service Centres

  • Anti-Trust, Unfair Competition Law Issues

  • Privatisation of Companies

  • Family Business Law

Services:

  • Incorporations

  • Registration Office and Administrative Services

  • Servicing International Corporate Structures

  • Employment Law including Service Agreements and Manuals

  • Special Investigations, Internal Audit

  • Managers’ Service Agreements

  • Business Planning and Organisation

  • Corporate Documentation

  • Corporate Compliance

INTERNATIONAL TAXATION

Vienna is an attractive city as a business location, leading to countless foreign companies having either their headquarters or subsidiaries located here. Vienna also provides interesting tax issues arising from international business practices. Our office specialises in advising not only on the impact of double taxation treaties, but also on all matters related to tax settlements in international legal transactions such as in Spain, United Kingdom, USA and Australia.

Services:

  • Tax Advice and Representation

  • International Corporate Tax Planning

  • Taxation of Charitable Organisations

  • Financial Accounting and Bookkeeping Services

  • Internal Revenue Inquiries

  • Tax Opinions and Due Diligence

  • Double Tax Treaties

  • Planning for International Executives

  • Free Trade Zone

TRANSPORT LAW / AVIATION LAW

Vienna is a transportation hub within the heart of Europe, so the international companies headquartered here must deal with many legal issues as to the transport of goods and articles of all kinds, whether by land or by air. Particularly in the event of litigation, our boutique law firm has experience dealing with the legal challenges under CMR and aviation law.

We also specialise in advising on aircraft registration and aircraft financing.

  • Aviation Issues
    - Disaster Liability
    - Offshore Construction Contracts
    - Cargo Claims and Insurance Litigation
    - Aircraft Finance and Leasing

Services:

  • International Transportation
    - Carriage Contracts and Documentation
    - Transport Management and CMR
    - Export Transactions and Transit Procedures
    - Export Licensing and Customs Requirements

CONSULTING ACTIVITIES FOR FOREIGN EXECUTIVES /

INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC SERVANTS

We are specialised on the topics of taxation and social security for Foreign Executives and International Public Servants.

Furthermore, we provide support with regards to any investment and retirement matters.

Services:

  • Advice on Taxation / Social Security matters

  • Residence Permit issues

  • Health Insurance

  • Retirement issues

INTERNATIONAL INHERITANCE LAW -

COMMON LAW COUNTRIES, IN PARTICULAR AUSTRALIA

We are able to rely on years of experience working with lawyers from common law countries in inheritance law and therefore can provide particular expertise in the field of cross cultural estate and succession matters.
 

As many foreign estates are processed in Austria, and often Austrian clients inherit in foreign countries, we have built up an enormous fount of wisdom in handling both international estates and succession proceedings in common law countries.

Services:

  • Succession Planning

  • International Estates

  • Release Proceedings

  • Inheritance and Succession Law

INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS /  NON FOR PROFIT ORGANISATIONS

Vienna serves as an ideal location not only for international companies and corporations, but also for international organisations such as NGOs. For many years we have helped in the formation of various associations established as international organisations and legally represented by us.

Vienna is the only city in the European Union to have housed one of the four United Nations headquarters in the Vienna International Centre (VIC) for 40 years. Other headquarters are located in New York, Geneva and Nairobi. The Vienna International Centre (VIC) has long since become one of the city's landmarks.


Services:

  • Advice on Taxation / Social Security matters

  • Employment contracts

  • Data protection law

  • Lease agreements

INVESTMENT ARBITRATIONS

Investment arbitration is also a specialty of our firm, which we have built up over more than thirty years.

Services:

  • Advice on Arbitration in the English Language in Vienna

  • ICC and East / West Arbitration

  • UNCITRAL and Vienna ad hoc Arbitration

  • Services as Arbitrator in Dispute Settlement

  • Arbitration Agreements

  • Enforcement of Foreign Judgements / Arbitration Awards

  • Austrian and International Litigation

  • Advice on Litigation Risk Management

  • Investment Disputes

  • Product Liability Defence

  • Reinsurance Arbitration

  • Mediation

START-UPS

The business foundation affects the success of your business. We understands the economic conditions and are well-connected in the start-up scene. We support you in all phases of the business foundation.

We have a network of investors and financiers at our disposal. With regard to our fees, we will prepare an individual offer for you.

Services:

  • Advice on the correct company structure

  • Negotiations with potential investors

  • Employment contracts

  • Data protection law

  • Lease agreements

  • Competition law

  • Investments Agreements

  • Terms and conditions

  • Patent, trademark and design application