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Wolf Theiss

Corporate/M&A

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What the team is known for

Particularly strong in the CEE and SEE countries, benefiting from its network of local offices and the cross-border experience of the Austrian team. Assists with cross-border M&A transactions and restructuring issues and is particularly active in the manufacturing, logistics, finance and technology sectors. Advises corporates as well as institutional investors.

Strengths

One client commends the firm's communication abilities, stating: "They are very responsive, look into the details and gave a good impression in negotiations."

Another interviewee commends the cross-border capabilities, stating: "They react quickly, give good advice and take the client's need into consideration. I also feel in good hands with the international coordination, they take different client-company interests into account."

Work highlights

Assisted Goldman Sachs and Highgate with the acquisition of the K+K Hotels Group bases in Austria, the Czech Republic, Romania and Hungary.

Notable practitioners

Christian Mikosch supports clients in the logistics, transport and manufacturing sectors with cross-border acquisitions.

Florian Kusznier advises on transactions primarily in the healthcare and life sciences sectors. He also frequently acts for startups.

Horst Ebhardt provides advice on acquisitions to high-profile financial institutions and manufacturing companies.

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Overview

Wolf Theiss has one of the largest corporate and M&A teams in Austria. We were recently Highly Commended by the Financial Times Innovative Lawyer Award following our advice on a complex distressed M&A transaction that required a range of first-to-market legal solutions.

We regularly advise on the most complex transactions in Austria and are ideally positioned to do so by working closely with our other market-leading practices at Wolf Theiss, including regulatory, competition, employment, procurement, litigation. IP/IT, dispute resolution, financing, capital markets, tax and real estate.

As Austria's largest and most specialized law firm we can offer unparalleled sector coverage in Austria and across the markets that make up Central and Southeastern Europe, by assembling inter-disciplinary teams that ideally match our clients' requirements.

We regularly advise the global as well as the Austrian elite of investment banks, private equity, corporates and financial institutions on public and private M&A, corporate restructurings, corporate disputes and corporate governance matters. In addition, Wolf Theiss can provide fully integrated corporate and transactional support across 13 offices in Central- and Southeastern Europe, a capability that has just earned us the "Chambers CEE Law Firm of the Year Award 2017".

Members

Ebhardt, Horst (Head of Department)

Kusznier, Florian (Head of Department)

Bruckmüller, Markus

Gordon, Clara

Hoenig, Christian

Kienast, Hartwig

Mikosch, Christian

Wared, Sarah

Clients

Advent International

Allianz Capital Partners

Heptagon

Kellogg Company

Morgan Stanley

Nomura

ÖBB

REWE

Tricentis

Industries

Automobiles & Parts

Banks

Chemicals

Consumer Product Manufacturing

Energy

Financial Services

Food & Beverage Producers

Forestry & Paper

Healthcare

Insurance

Media

Pharmaceuticals

Private Clients

Real Estate

Retail

Software & Computer Services

Sports

Technology

Telecommunications

Travel & Leisure

Corporate/M&A

Wolf Theiss

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Location

Schubertring 6

Vienna

Vienna

Austria

A-1010

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Austria

Corporate/M&A


Christian Mikosch
Band 4
Florian Kusznier
Band 3
Horst Ebhardt
Band 2