Head of the firm's tax team, Niklas Schmidt maintains a broad practice, advising clients on tax-related M&A and corporate restructurings, transfer pricing and voluntary disclosures. He also assists with the taxation of crypto-currencies. One client states: "He is just extremely good at finding solutions when we present him with complicated matters. He is an excellent lawyer."
Niklas J.R.M. Schmidt heads the firm-wide Tax team. He is admitted as both a lawyer and as a tax adviser. Before joining the firm, Niklas worked for several years at a "Big Four" accounting firm and as a research assistant in the tax law department at the University of Vienna. His publications include various books and articles in international tax journals. Niklas is frequently engaged as a speaker at tax conferences and has been a visiting lecturer at various universities. Currently, he is a member of the examination commission for the "Certified Financial Planner" exam in Austria, and he sits on the editorial board of the "SteuerExpress" magazine. Furthermore, Niklas is a member of the International Fiscal Association, the International Bar Association, the International Tax Planning Association, the International Academy of Estate and Trust Lawyers and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. He is furthermore the chair of the IBA's Private Client Tax Committee. Niklas also published a book on cryptocurrencies and blockchains and regularly lectures on this topic.
Niklas is a huge cryptocurrency enthusiast. His interest in tech led to his early engagement in the bitcoin and blockchain space. Likewise in business, Niklas' clients appreciate that he is always trying to stay ahead of the game.
Admitted to the BarAdmitted to the bar in Austria, 2004
EducationOxford University, Saïd Business School, Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Strategy (PGDipFS), 2013
IESE Advanced Management Program (AMP) in Barcelona and Munich, 2012
University of Vienna (Dr. iur.), 2000
University of Vienna (Mag. iur.), 1998
University of Economics and Business Administration, Vienna, (Mag. rer. soc. oec.), 1995