Practice Areas
Corporate &

We help start-ups and international SMEs to establish their businesses in Austria, optimize their legal form, do corporate housekeeping and restructure or adapt to changing circumstances (VUCA). We work from a legal and a business perspective with a focus on cross-border structures with companies based in Austria, Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein. is experienced with m&a work, contract drafting and transaction management. Due to our international network and experience we smoothly think, conceptualize and establish corporate structures across the European continent. We can set up an impactful and efficient team of lawyers and business advisors (

Litigation &
Dispute resolution

We help our clients to enforce or defend their rights in all Austrian courts. Adversary proceedings are not always the most efficient solution. Thus we also work in the area of mediation, alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) pursuant to Regulation (EU) No 524/2013. represents clients in all Austrian courts and the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg.


We offer advice to international and national SMEs in the financial services sector dealing with US-clients and FATCA (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act). We help with system requirements as well as ongoing reporting to the IRS (Internal Revenue Service). We have an effective network of specialized tax attorneys who are familiar with Austrian, Swiss and Liechtenstein structures and reporting requirements.

We inform and help to implement the OECD CRS (Common Reporting Standard) to our clients’ businesses. This includes legal advice and information on legal issues in connection with technical requirements and proceedings pursuant to the OECD CRS.


We support white collar crime convicts and their families throughout all stages of a commercial criminal proceeding. We know the issues at hand and how to deal with all legal and business related questions.
In doing so we are taking a comprehensive 360-degree approach.

Strategies to help reduce physical and mental strain, tailor-made legal solutions to ensure continuation of your business and managing family matters, as well as communications and data security, obtaining new prospects for life, sustainable organization and time management are the very core of our business.

virtual JOURNAL
Issue #10 Austrian Association of the Real Estate Industry
Comment in ÖVI News 4.2017
Issue #9 Future Law 2017 Prezi
Presentation for Future Law Conference 2017 @ Park Hyatt Vienna
Issue #8 FutureLaw Legal Tech Conference 2017
Speaking @ Future Law Legal Tech Conference @ Park Hyatt Vienna
Issue #7 FutureLaw 2017
FutureLaw 2017 @ CodeX in Stanford & quo vadis
Issue #6 Legal Tech
Anwalt 4.0 oder eine schleichende Revolution?
Issue #5 Diplomat Magazine
Eva Baumgartner @ Diplomat Magazine Canada!
Issue #4 Invitation
Tax residence in Dubai -'s partners SDH inform @ Landtmann's bel etage
Issue #3
Die Zukunft der Rechtsberufe - Legal Innovation
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International network
France & Italy

Language barriers should not be business barriers. French and Italian SMEs can accede the Austrian market with our help. We make our French and Italian clients understand Austrian legal requirements for their businesses – in their language.

Europe & UAE works in cooperation with SDH Law and the European Lawyers Group. The established network across Europe and the UAE makes it easy to set up an international team of lawyers.

Switzerland & Principality of Liechtenstein

Due to our experience in Liechtenstein and Switzerland we are familiar with legal and administrative issues in connection with the establishment of businesses, cross – border corporate structures and trust- and foundation law. Our well-established network in both countries extends to lawyers and business advisors.

North America has established relationships with US expert law firms focused on US tax law and FATCA. Due to our participation in the UoT Alumni club (Rotman School of Management, Toronto), we are happy to help set up a legal team for our clients in Canada too.

Innovation & virtual lawyering
· offers virtual lawyering to clients. Clients can have their private secured web space where we can directly share our work with our clients, and our clients can share their comments, work and ideas with us. We are supported by FABASOFT. Data is stored in Austria and the security standards comply with the CCBE (Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe) Guidelines on the use of Cloud Computing Services by Lawyers. Data is encrypted according to the secure HTTP standard TLS and is stored on encrypted hard disks (self encrypting disks). Fabasoft is widely certified and complies inter alia with ISO 9001, ISO 20000-1, and ISO 27001 standards.


Smart clients need witty lawyers. Our hands on experience in the area of start-ups and establishment of businesses in Europe is backed by academic achievements (M.B.A. UoT, Rotman School of Management, Toronto, Canada and G.E.M.B.A. University of St. Gallen, Switzerland). Legal design thinking, new approaches for legal work, its decomposition and ideas to revolutionize legal work (such as online dispute resolution) are our areas of interest and research.


Our virtual lawyering solution includes permanent updates on the cost structure and the current amount of work to be performed and already completed. If our clients opt for traditional lawyering, we are happy to update them on a regular basis on all work performed and costs incurred. This way, our clients know at all times where we stand.

Member of the Faculty Council of the Sigmund Freud Privatuniversität (SFU), Faculty of Law, Vienna, Austria
Lecturer at the Faculty of law at Sigmund Freud Privatuniversität (SFU), Vienna, Austria
G.E.M.B.A HSG, St. Gallen, Switzerland
M.B.A. Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, Canada
WKK Law, Vienna, Austria
Managing Director, Schwyz, Switzerland
Gasser & Partner, Principality of Liechtenstein
Austrian Bar Exam (distinction)
Schoenherr, Vienna, Austria
University of Vienna (Dr.iur)
University of Vienna (Mag.iur)
Maximilian Zorzi