llm in international tax law vienna austria

Last Updated on August 28, 2023

In a time of globalization, international tax law has gained in importance. The LL.M. program at WU meets the increasing demands for training and education by offering courses the intensity of which is second to none worldwide. The main emphasis is on conveying specialist knowledge in international tax law, as well as on making an interdisciplinary link to related areas of knowledge. With renowned experts from all over the world as lecturers, education at the highest international level with a great degree of practical relevance is guaranteed.

This program was devised at the Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law of WU (Prof. Michael Lang, Prof. Jeffrey Owens, Prof. Pasquale Pistone, Prof. Robert Risse, Prof. Alexander Rust, Prof. Josef Schuch, Prof. Claus Staringer, Prof. Alfred Storck); the Institute has specialized in lecturing on and research in international tax law for many years. Comprehensive networking with professionals in this field, renowned scholarship and widely acknowledged achievements in research, and a broad range of partnerships with researchers from all over the world have created the preconditions for expanding the course offerings to postgraduate education. 

The program is jointly offered by WU and the Akademie der Steuerberater und Wirtschaftsprüfer. The Akademie der Steuerberater und Wirtschaftsprüfer has a proven and comprehensive track record in the area of training and education, and thus also represents the cutting edge of our LL.M. program.

This website provides details on the program. Additionally, we would be glad to meet you and provide further information in a personal discussion that will give you a deeper insight into the quality of our program. We are very much looking forward to having you as one of our students.

Students not only attend a vast number of courses, for which they prepare papers and case studies, and sit numerous examinations, but they also write a master thesis. This thesis is a prerequisite for the academic degree “Master of Laws (LL.M.)”. The program is structured so that all the master theses in one particular year discuss various aspects of the same general topic. Students are encouraged to discuss their ideas with each other and also learn how to tackle and solve complex issues using a structured approach. The volumes that are already available bear witness to this. The results of these papers will hopefully both influence the scientific discussion and be of use to tax practitioners.

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