Local Lounge Vienna

With over 1.8 million inhabitants, the metropolis on the Danube is the sixth largest city in the European Union. Vienna is appreciated by companies not only as an international congress and conference venue, but also as the seat of more than 30 international organisations, the city continues to play an important role in diplomacy.


The Lounge Vienna offers an optimal environment for the dialogue between companies, executives, consultants and science – international and interdisciplinary.

Head of Lounge Wien

Gerald Schachner

Gerald Schachner is an experienced tax lawyer and partner at the international law firm bvp Hügel. Prior to joining bvp Hügel in 2010, his consulting positions took him to Arthur Andersen, Deloitte & Touche and Herbst Vavrovsky Kinsky Attorneys at Law in Vienna. In current rankings of various lawyer directories, Gerald Schachner is frequently recommended in tax law and for restructurings.

In addition to his consulting activities, Gerald Schachner is the author of publications on tax law and, amongt others, works on the Austrian chapter “Tax Controversy” of GTDT, the Austrian M&A Chapter of the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation (IBFD) and the Austrian chapter “Transfer Pricing” of Lexology.


What awaits you in the Lounge Vienna

The Local Lounge Vienna takes place in the Hotel, wich is one of the most luxurious hotels in Vienna, has a long historical tradition of welcoming state guests and is a meeting place for history and culture. In a relaxed atmosphere, the participants have the opportunity to be inspired by the lectures at the evening events, to make new contacts and to cultivate relationships with professional colleagues.

You can expect cross-legal lecture evenings in the tension between science, state and economy as well as lively discussions on internationally relevant topics among experts. In exclusive discussion groups, participants learn first-hand about the necessary background and analysis for understanding complex legal processes and economic interrelationships. The Local Lounge Vienna thus offers an excellent framework for networking, inter-professional exchange of experience and lateral thinking.