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Werner Leiter is a partner and heads the service line tax. He has more than 25 years of experience with M&A transactions and tax advisory. He has been the lead partner on many M&A projects as well as numerous, significant audits, including listed corporations. Through his M&A activities he has extensive experience in domestic and cross-border tax reorganization projects. Furthermore he led many domestic and cross-border projects in optimizing pre- and after-acquisition situations.

As a consequence of his M&A activities he is active on the management board of numerous significant trusts.

His areas of expertise are

  • national and international tax advisory
  • transaction services
  • listed companies
  • trusts

Werner studied at the University of Innsbruck and earned his business degree with a specialisation on business taxation and industrial management. Werner joined the predecessor company in 1989, since 1991 he acts as partner and managing director.


  • professional groups in the network of Grant Thornton
  • Austrian Chamber of chartered public accountants and tax consultants (Kammer der Wirtschaftstreuhänder – KWT)
  • Institute of Austrian Chartered Accountants (Institut Österreichischer Wirtschaftsprüfer – IWP)
  • Certified auditor
  • Tax advisor
  • Master’s degree in Business Administration
  • Languages spoken: English, German
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