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Paul Doralt

Paul Doralt



  • Banking & Finance
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts and Estates

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Paul Doralt is licensed both as lawyer and as a tax consultant.

He has extensive experience in tax law (corporate tax law, mergers & acquisitions). Further focal points of his work are foundation and inheritance law as well as structured financing.


- University of Vienna, Mag. iur. 1994, Dr. iur. (1996)
- King's College of the University of London, LL.M. (1997)
Areas of Practice

Banking & Finance | Mergers & Acquisitions | Tax Law | Trusts and Estates

Professional Career

Professional Associations

- "He is an outstanding and extremely experienced tax lawyer. He has very sound knowledge of Austrian tax law and very quick comprehension." (Chambers Europe, 2019)
- The international reference book "World Tax" has listed him as one of Austria's leading lawyers in the field of M&A taxation
- The renowned international handbooks "Legal 500" and "Chambers Global" also recommend Paul Doralt for his competence in tax matters

Professional Activities and Experience

- Schönherr Rechtsanwälte, where he headed the tax department
- From 2001 to 2003 he worked as Senior Tax Manager in the International Corporate Tax division and as Head of the Austrian Tax Desk at KPMG in New York
- From 1998 to 2001 he was Tax Manager at KPMG in Vienna

Corona Virus: Impacts on Taxation, Financial Statements, Ability to Distribute Dividends
DORDA, March 2020

The Corona virus has dramatic consequences for most Austrian enterprises. But could it even have an impact on their 2019 financial statements (provided they were not resolved and filed yet)? Will it be possible to use the crises negative effects for claiming deductions in the 2019 tax return? Will it reduce the capacity of an entity that was profitable 2019 to distribute dividends? We limit this short overview on the most common forms of Austrian entities, i.e...

Additional Articles

Paul Doralt is author of several expert publications on Tax Law and Private Trusts. Here is a list of few publications from the last few years:
- Private Client 2019 - Austria Chapter (2019)
- The Private Wealth & Private Client Review (2018)
- Steuer-Tipps für Unternehmer (2018)
- Privat Client 2018 (2018)
- Wie in Österreich karibische Träume platzen (2017)
- Privat Client 2018, Getting the deal through (2017)
- Besteuerung von Apple und Co hat Nebenwirkungen (2017)
- Tax Law in Austria (2016)
- Steuerreform 2015/16: ein Überblick über wesentliche Änderungen (2015)
- Rechnungslegungs-Änderungsgesetz 2014: Steuerrechtliche Auswirkungen (2015)
- Private Client Tax in Austria (2015)
- Haftung bei Abgabenschulden einer GmbH (2015)

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