Christian Buergler is the leader of the Deloitte Austria Indirect Tax and Customs group, operating both in the Vienna and the Salzburg offices. Christian joined Deloitte Austria in 1994 and is a certified tax adviser and public accountant with more than 15 years of professional experience.
He specialises in indirect taxes (VAT law, Customs duty law), M&A and tax due diligence. Christian has provided services for organisations doing business in various industries such as automotive and real estate, on a national as well as international level.
Christian is a lecturer at the Academy for Chartered Public Accountants and Tax Advisers at the Legal Academy in Vienna, and at the Karl-Franzens University of Graz. He has published articles on indirect tax and is one of the editors of the Austrian VAT commentary. Furthermore, he was recently elected a member of the EU VAT Experts Group.
Gerhard Gratzl has more than 20 years of experience in all areas of VAT. He has been with Deloitte Austria since 1988 and has been a partner since 2003.
Gerhard leads a group of 20 people, located in Vienna. His team focuses on compliance work (monthly bookkeeping, reporting as well annual accounts and annual reports) and VAT consultancy services.
Gerhard advises international and global clients doing business in a wide variety of industries. His focus lies in the manufacturing and consumer business, the real estate business (rental services, hotel business, real estate dealers) and the financial services industry. His clients appreciate his expertise in tax audits and tax litigation.
Gerhard studied economics at the University of Economies in Vienna, specialising in accounting and tax law. He earned his master's degree in business administration in 1995. He has been a certified tax adviser since 1997 and an Austrian certified public accountant since 2003.
His mother tongue is German and he is also fluent in English.
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