Vienna, 6 June 2013. This year's Wolfgang Gassner Science Award, presented by the Austrian National Group of the International Fiscal Association, was officially presented to Dr. rer.soc.oec. Karin Simader, LL.B., an associate in the tax advisory team of the TJP Group, as one of three award winners on 25 April 2013.

The dissertation is entitled "Withholding Taxes and the Fundamental Freedoms" and deals with the compatibility of withholding taxes with the fundamental freedoms of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) and the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA). In addition, the EU Agreement on the Free Movement of Persons with Switzerland and EU Association and Partnership Agreements are also examined. The dissertation will soon be published by Kluwer-Verlag.

"I am very pleased to receive this award, as it is also proof that we have employees in our team with outstanding skills and knowledge, and that we are thus also able to provide our clients with the best possible advice, both nationally and across borders," says Dr Andreas Baumann, Partner of TJP Advisory & Management Services GmbH and Lead Partner of the TJP Tax Group.

The renowned jury consisted of Prof. Michael Lang, Prof. Eduard Lechner, Prof. Helmut Loukota and Prof. Georg Kofler. All post-doctoral theses, dissertations and diploma theses with a topic in international tax law were eligible to apply.

Portrait Karin Simader
Karin Simader, Mag.
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The consulting and implementation company TJP Advisory & Management Services GmbH, based in Vienna, Linz and Belgrade, brings together top-class partners who have many years of international experience due to their management positions in well-known consulting and industrial companies in Austria and abroad, and offers consulting and implementation from a single source in accordance with market needs. The focus is not only on strategy and restructuring as well as corporate finance consulting, but also on the implementation-oriented part of such projects - interim management, in particular for reorganisations, post-merger integrations, business development or turnaround situations. Within the TJP Group, specialised tax consulting and auditing services are provided by TJP Austroexpert Steuerberatungsgesellschaft m.b.H.. In addition to ongoing tax advice and advice on the taxation of local and cross-border M&A and private equity transactions, international tax planning for companies and individuals and advice on the restructuring of companies and groups of companies are key areas, with a strong focus on international and cross-border projects.

In addition to conceptual support up to the implementation of the concepts, national and international projects are thus successfully implemented on the market.

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