Philip Goeth was called to the Bar in 2017. Previously he was a senior partner with a Big-4 accounting firm, holding leadership positions in Austria, Switzerland, and in the Asia-Pacific region.
He obtained a Master of Business Administration and a Master and Doctor of Law degree in Austria, as well as a Graduate Diploma in Law at BPP and a Master of Law at the LSE in London. Mr. Goeth is also licensed as Chartered Tax Adviser and Certified Public Accountant in Austria, and as Auditing Expert in Switzerland.
Mr Goeth’s practice comprises a broad range of tax issues with a focus on corporate tax law and corporate restructuring, taxation of financial instruments, land tax law, advising family offices with respect to domicile/residence and investments, international tax law and tax treaty application, as well as international exchange of information. He is also an expert on international accounting standards (IFRS), capital markets disclosure requirements, audit standards (ISA), and has provided advice in the context of professional negligence of auditors. Mr Goeth is also involved in advising banks and financial institutions with respect to AML standards, licence applications, risk management, regulatory capital and liquidity requirements, SREP/Pillar 2 and corporate governance issues.
Mr. Goeth’s practice is predominantly advisory, but encompasses representation in enforcement and penalties proceedings in relation to revenue and financial regulatory authorities. He also acts as advisor in complex white-collar crime cases as well as in commercial litigation and arbitration, especially where accounting, valuation and capital markets requirements are in issue, and he is instructed on a frequent basis as independent expert in court proceedings.
Mr Goeth has published more than 80 publications on tax, accounting and banking regulatory topics, and is a faculty member of the Institute of Tax Law at the Vienna University of Economics and Business.