Philip Goeth joined Field Court Tax Chambers in 2017. Previously he was a senior partner with a Big-4 accounting firm, holding various 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 Barrister-at-law in Ireland, as Chartered Tax Adviser and Certified Public Accountant in Austria, and as Auditing Expert in Switzerland.
Mr Goeth’s advisory 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 and tax advisers. 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, and negotiates loan contracts and securities issuances on behalf of clients in leveraged buyouts and other finance arrangements.
Mr. Goeth’s litigation practice comprises representation in enforcement and penalties proceedings in relation to revenue and financial regulatory authorities. He also acts as lead counsel 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. In criminal proceedings, Mr. Goeth advises in complex white-collar crime cases, where fraud, misselling and similar allegations are raised.
Mr Goeth has published more than 80 publications on tax, accounting and banking regulatory topics, and is a habilitated faculty member of the Institute of Tax Law at the Vienna University of Economics and Business.