Clemens Philipp Schindler is widely regarded as a leading practitioner on international corporate tax issues, including the formation of holding structures.
Clemens’ practice focuses on corporate and tax law advice in relation to public and private M&A, private equity and corporate reorganisations (including mergers, spin-offs and migrations), most of which have a cross-border element. Furthermore, Clemens is specialised in setting up international holding structures. In addition, his practice is retained as counsel in major private client matters.
Before establishing the transaction-focused law firm Schindler Attorneys, Clemens spent six years as a partner at Wolf Theiss after practising with Haarmann Hemmelrath in Munich and Vienna, as well as with Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz in New York. His track record includes some of the largest and most prestigious Austrian or Austria-related transactions, such as the initial investment of América Móvil into Telekom Austria or Infineon's sale of its wireless business to Intel as well as many private equity deals for international funds such as ARES, ARDIAN, Apax, BC Partners, Capvis, DBAG, Deutsche Private Equity (DPE), Elvaston, Equistone, EQT, HIG, Internos, Melrose, MDP, OpCapita, Riverside, Sankaty, Steadfast Capital, Triton and TVM Capital.
Clemens is ranked by leading international legal directories including Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, The Legal 500, IFLR1000 and Who’s Who Legal. The German legal directory JUVE singles him out as one of Austria’s top 20 corporate/M&A lawyers, while the Austrian business journal Trend named him among the country’s top 10 corporate law experts. Besides the listings for the Austrian market, both Chambers Global and Chambers Europe acknowledge his Brazilian expertise in a special ranking.
Clemens is admitted in Austria both as an attorney-at-law and as a certified public tax adviser, holding law degrees from the University of Vienna and New York University (LLM in international taxation) as well as degrees in business administration from the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration. He has authored and co-authored more than 50 articles, books and commentaries in his fields of expertise where he is also a much sought-after speaker at conferences and seminars.