Other Areas of Law
Estate Litigation; Decedents Estates; Estate Planning; Estates; Probate; International Probate; Probate Litigation; Wills; Inheritance Law; International Inheritance Law; Mergers and Acquisitions; Securities
University of Vienna, J.D., 1984; New York University, LL.M., 1994
1992, Austria; 2004, New York
Viennese Bar Association; New York State Bar Association (Trusts and Estates Section, Member of International Estate Planning Committee).
Member of the Highest Disciplinary Committee for Lawyers at the Supreme Court
German and English
Author, recent publications: Austria's New Approach on Banking Secrecy and Tax Treaty Policy, Dartmouth Law Journal 2011, Fall Issue; The Austrian Private Foundation Judged by Panel of International Experts, PSR 2011, 203; Liability for Prospectus on the Secondary Market, ecolex 2011, 1096; Causation Requirement and "Market Sentiment" Regarding Civil Liability for Wrongful Capital Market Information, GeS 2011, 317; Some Ideas on the Responsibility of Directors of a Private Foundation for Investment Decisions, PSR 2010, 173; Foundations and Trusts: The Beneficial Owner in Terms of the Third Money Laundering Directive Compared against Tax Law Principles, ZfS 2009, 104; Who is the Beneficial Owner of Foundations and Trusts Under the Third Money Laundering Directive? ÖBA, 2008, 777; Controlled Private Foundations and Amendment to Stock Exchange Act 2007 - Additional Disclosure Requirements After Implementation of the Transparency-Directive, NZ 2008, 161; Can Founder's Rights truly be Attached? ZfS 2007, 39 - won Kathrein & Co. - Trust-Award 2007; Indirect Acquisition of Shares by Controlled Private Foundation under the Tender Offer Act after Amendment to Tender Offer Act 2006, GesRZ 2007, 182; Exercise of Founder's Rights by Guardian? NZ 2007, 133; Legislative Changes to the Condominium Apartment Partnership upon Partner's Death, FamZ 2006, 228; Legislative Changes to the Succession in Businesses brought about the Act on the Revised Business Code, NZ 2006, 161; Right to Information of Beneficiaries of a Private Foundation, GesRZ 2006, 17. Associate in leading Viennese business law firms, 1989-1996. Notary Public Associate, 1986-1989.
Vice President of the Lawyer's Association "Anwaltsclub"
Full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and Registered Trust and Estate Practitione
OGH 30.5.2012, 8 Ob 115/11m, PSR 2012, 128 OGH 16.6.2011, 6 Ob 82/11v, PSR 2011, 117
OGH 25.3.2010, 5 Ob 30/10p, ecolex 2010, 665 OGH 26.8.2009, 9 ObA 87/08x, ecolex 2010, 182 = wbl 2010, 37 OGH 2.7.2009, 6 Ob 101/09k, PSR 2009, 46 = ecolex 2009, 874 = RdW 2009, 717 BGH 16.12.2004, I ZB 23/04, AnwBl 2005, 411 OLG Vienna 18.9.2003, 28 R 33/03h, ecolex 2004, 185 OGH 20.3.2003, 8 Ob 244/02v, ecolex 2003, 512 OGH 1.10.2002, 5 Ob 167/02y, AnwBl 2003, 161 OGH 19.9.2001, 3 Ob 147/01s, AnwBl 2002, 655 OGH 19.12.2001, 3 Ob 195/01z, AnwBl 2002, 592 OGH 7.3.2002, 8 ObA 241/01a, wbl 2002, 368 OGH 9.4.2002, 4 Ob 10/02b, ecolex 2002, 596 OGH 30.1.2002, 3 Ob 4/02p, AnwBl 2002, 340.
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