Clemens Willvonseder

Partner, MMag.

Clemens Willvonseder is a partner in the firm’s Tax Team and has extensive experience in Austrian and international tax law, especially in the context of cross-border transactions.

He focuses on

  • international tax law (cross-border transactions, transfer pricing)
  • transactional tax law (M&A, restructurings, financial transactions)
  • general corporate tax law
  • stamp duty law
  • tax criminal law

Clemens is listed by Legal 500 (EMEA Edition 2021) as a “Rising Star” in the tax area in Austria.

Clemens started his career as a research and teaching associate at the Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law of the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Wien) and worked then as an associate of Arendt & Medernach in Luxembourg. He also gained professional experience in several internships, in particular at Deloitte and at international law firms in Vienna, at Erste Group Bank AG in New York and at the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg. Clemens studied law at the University of Vienna (Mag. iur. 2010) as well as international business administration at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (Mag. rer. soc. oec. 2011) and at the University of Texas at Austin – McCombs School of Business (2008). He is a fully qualified lawyer in Austria (Rechtsanwalt) and Luxembourg (Avocat à la Cour).

Clemens is an author of different publications on Austrian and international tax law and is a speaker at conferences and professional events.

He is a member of the International Fiscal Association (IFA), the International Bar Association (IBA) and the International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA).

  • Tax law advice to Insight Venture Partners on the acquisition of a majority interest in the Austrian software developer Tricentis
  • Tax law advice to Constantia Flexibles Group on €1.15 billion sale of its labels division
  • Tax law advice to private equity investor Ardian in connection with the sale of Esim Chemicals, a Linz-based specialty chemicals producer
  • Tax law advice to the creditors’ co-ordinating committee (consisting of major banks and investment funds) concerning the restructuring of the Steinhoff group
  • Tax law advice to VR Equitypartner and HÖR Technologie on the acquisition of Pichler & Strobl
  • Voluntary disclosures regarding Austrian permanent establishments and transfer pricing questions for different international clients
  • Cross-border restructuring of a multinational US group (Dow Jones listed)
  • Ongoing advice to a US pharmaceutical group (Dow Jones listed) on corporate income tax and international tax law
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