MMag. Dr. Niklas Schmidt, TEP, Partner, Attorney-at-law / Tax Expert, Wolf Theiss, Vienna www.wolftheiss.com
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DR. NIKLAS J.R.M. SCHMIDT is a partner at the Vienna office of Wolf Theiss, one of the leading law firms in the CEE/SEE region. He has been admitted both as a lawyer and as a tax adviser. He has particular expertise regarding tax law, foundations, private clients and crypto assets. Before joining the firm in 2000, 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.
Niklas is frequently engaged as a speaker at international tax conferences and has been a visiting lecturer at various universities in Austria and abroad. He has written several books and many articles in international tax journals. Niklas sits on the editorial board of the Austrian “SteuerExpress” magazine. Furthermore, he is a member of several international organizations (often in leadership positions), including the International Bar Association (IBA), the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), the International Academy of Estate and Trust Law (IAETL), the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) and the International Fiscal Association (IFA). Niklas is a past chair of the IBA’s Private Client Tax Committee and in this capacity has been instrumental in organizing several private wealth related conferences in London.
Apart from his private client related work, Niklas is well known for his technical know-how. He has been involved in the crypto space since 2013 – as a researcher, as an investor and as a lawyer. Recently, Niklas has also been developing an interest in AI and what it means for advisors.
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