An Austrian-French speaking team  accompanies you in development projects and transactions. We bundle comprehensive expertise for French companies that want to venture into the Austrian market as well as for Austrian companies that want to position themselves in France. 

Even for companies that are already active in the French or Austrian market, precise knowledge of the market and the framework conditions are important for your business success. Our team therefore includes bilingual auditors and consultants who are thoroughly familiar with the Austrian and French markets and culture. We have been auditing and advising subsidiaries of CAC-40 groups and international medium-sized companies of French origin for many years.

As a member of Grant Thornton International, we also offer direct access to resources from our international network. Depending on requirements, specialists and industry experts from around the world can be included in the competence teams.

Your advantage

  • Bilingual employees
  • International experience
  • A worldwide network
  • Bilingual employees
    Bilingual employees
    Our French desk team speaks both German and French. This allows us to guarantee perfect communication and service.
  • International experience
    International experience
    The many years of experience in cross-border transactions is reflected in the expertise of our team and makes the joint work of high quality.
  • A worldwide network
    A worldwide network
    Durch die jahrelange Erfahrung und die internationale Ausrichtung konnten sich unsere Expert:innen ein weltweites Netzwerk aufbauen.

Our Services


More and more companies from France are seeking advice from Grant Thornton on their business entry into Austria. Our team works closely with you. If you wish, we can take over all "Global Mobility Services" and advise you on your business activities in Austria

  • Payroll & salary administration
  • Incentive packages and employee secondment
  • Tax law issues
  • Social security issues
  • Setting up a business and a company

From assessing the effectiveness of the internal control system to auditing the financial statements, we support you in enhancing the quality of your financial information - whether statutory or voluntary audits.

  • Audit of financial statements
  • Special audit
  • Consolidation and reporting
  • Advice on national and international accounting issues (in particular IFRS, UGB
  • and French GAAP ANC n° 2014-03)

The Austrian French Desk supports you in cross-border projects and takes equal account of financial, operational and strategic aspects. We support you during all phases of a corporate transaction on the buyer's or seller's side and guarantee professional transaction management.

  • Company valuation
  • Conducting due diligence/vendor due diligence
  • Merger
  • Carve-out
  • Purchase price allocation
  • Preparation/plausibility check of business plan

With our experts in the field of operational and financial restructuring, we accompany you in the development of customised solutions so that you can quickly get back on the road to success. Our focus is on optimising structures, exploiting existing potential, identifying options for action and monitoring the measures introduced with a precise reporting system.

  • Restructuring
  • Insolvency-related consulting
  • Going concern forecasts
  • Support of the integration process/post-merger integration
  • Implementation management and support
International tax consultancy

French companies can draw on our extensive experience in international tax matters when entering Austria. Our tax advisors are familiar with the complex national tax systems of France and Austria. We design your tax structure in an optimal and legally compliant manner.    

  • Corporate taxes
  • Structuring of international corporate activities
  • Tax optimisation in cross-border company acquisitions and sales
  • Advice on tax groups and holding structures
  • Structuring and documentation of transfer prices
  • Tax disputes

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