Austrian Desk


In addition to their geographical proximity, Germany and Austria are not only closely linked by language and culture, but also maintain intensive economic relations. Our team of experts for Austria provides comprehensive advice on cross-border activities in Germany and Austria in relation to transactions, investments and commercial business. A particular focus of our expertise is advising on inheritance law issues relating to both countries.

Georg Schmidt, Partner at TIGGES, is our main contact for Austria. He has been Honorary Consul of the Republic of Austria for North Rhine-Westphalia since June 2019 and is fully committed to German-Austrian economic relations.

We support Austrian companies that are already active in Germany or are planning to expand. In this context, we work closely and trustfully with Advantage Austria, the foreign trade organisation of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, which has a branch office in Düsseldorf. At the same time, we support German companies with their projects in Austria and co-operate closely with the Austrian Business Agency, Austria's state-run business relocation agency.

We also have an established network of leading independent law firms in Austria and Austrian lawyers in Germany. This enables us to work together seamlessly when specific local legal expertise is required.

You can count on us in these areas

  • Business start-ups / market entry advice
  • Start-up and investor advice
  • Commercial and contract law
  • Corporate law / M&A
  • Tax law
  • Inheritance law
  • Competition and distribution law
  • Trade mark, patent, design and copyright law
  • IT law
  • Labour law
  • Transport and logistics law
  • Property law


Georg Schmidt PROMISSUM

Georg Schmidt
+49 211 8687 175