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Niklas Schmidt

Partner, Wolf Theiss Rechtsanwälte, Austria

Niklas Schmidt is a partner of the Austrian law firm Wolf Theiss and heads the firm-wide tax team. Admitted as both a lawyer and as a tax advisor, Niklas has been named one of Austria's top ten tax lawyers according to the Austrian magazine Trend (2018). Before joining Wolf Theiss, Niklas worked at a "Big Four" accounting firm and for the department of tax law at the University of Vienna. His publications include articles in international tax journals and various works on tax topics. He has also been a visiting lecturer at several universities. Additionally, Niklas is highly regarded for his expertise in the digital sphere, focusing on cryptocurrencies and the blockchain technology. He advises clients and often gives talks and lectures on these cutting edge topics. In March 2019, he published a book on cryptocurrencies that was presented at the Austrian National Bank. He holds a master's in economic science from the University of Economic and Business Administration, Vienna, a master's and a doctorate in law from the University of Vienna, and a diploma in financial strategy from the University of Oxford.

 

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