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Claus Staringer

Principal Consultant


One of the best tax lawyers in Austria

Client commentary, Chambers Europe 2019

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About Claus Staringer

Claus specialises in corporate tax and tax litigation, helping make his clients’ transactions tax-efficient and, where necessary, defending their position in disputes.

Combining in-depth expertise with a real understanding of his clients’ businesses, he delivers thoughtful and technically gifted tax advice that is also to the point. He is trusted by his clients to take a considered approach to matters and to focus on how they can benefit in the long term.

Beyond his legal practice work, Claus is a professor for tax law at WU. He writes and speaks frequently on a variety of tax issues.

He speaks German and English

Recent work

  • Advising Porsche family shareholders on their investments in Porsche and Volkswagen.
  • Advising Etihad Airways on building the BlueSky platform in the European leisure airline business.
  • Advising RHI on its acquisition of Magnesita (Brazil).
  • Advising Borealis in several international transfer pricing disputes.
  • Advising ABB in a major European acquisition. 


Professional memberships

  • Executive board member of the Austrian Branch of the International Fiscal Association (IFA) and represents Austria on IFA’s Permanent Scientific Committee

Additional responsibilities

  • Professor of tax law at WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business)
  • Head of WU’s corporate tax group


  • Mitchell B. Carroll Prize (IFA)
  • Albert Hensel-Preis (Deutsche Steuerjuristische Gesellschaft)
  • Gerhard Thoma-Preis (Deutsches Fachinstitut der Steuerberater)
  • Rudolf Sallinger-Preis