Private Clients and Private Foundations

Austria is the only country within the European Union allowing the formation of a civil rights private foundation solely for private purposes. Such a Private Foundation under Austrian Law enables families and entrepreneurs to structure their wealth with a long term perspective and under a very beneficial tax scheme. We have extensive experience in advising private clients with regard to their legal structure, the establishment of private foundations or trusts or the assistance with Family Offices. For centuries our firm has acted as trusted advisor in this area 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 Foundations, Private Assets
  • Testaments, marriage contracts, donation contracts, transfer agreements, annuity contracts
  • Private Equity
  • Holding structures
  • Tax structuring
  • Inheritance disputes
  • Family business
  • Reorganization
  • Investments
  • Family succession & business succession
  • Contract Law