Private Clients and Private Foundations

Austria is one of the few countries within the European Union allowing the formation of a trust or foundation solely for private purpose. Such a Private Foundation under Austrian Law enables families and entrepreneurs to structure their wealth with a long term perspective and under a  beneficial tax scheme. We have extensive experience in advising private clients with regard to their legal wealth structure, the establishment of private foundations or trusts, or the assistance with maintaining Family Offices. For centuries our firm has acted as trustees and trusted advisor for some of Europe’s most recognized families, senior executives and private corporations.

The highest discretion and respect are the hallmark of our private client work. Each of our private clients receives utmost personal attention and our lawyers work on a completely individualized basis to meet any possible requests of our private clients. Close ties to many financial centres enable personal counselling tailored to our clients’ specific demands.

Our services include

  • Private Clients, Private Foundation, Private Assets
  • Trusts and Trustee Services 
  • Testaments, Marriage Contracts, Family Agreements
  • Donation Contracts, Transfer Agreements, Annuity Contracts
  • Private Equity
  • Holding structures
  • Tax Structuring
  • Inheritance Disputes
  • Family Business
  • Reorganization of Enterprises
  • Investment Structuring
  • Family Succession & Business Succession
  • Contract Law