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Wolf Theiss

Corporate/M&A

2 ranked lawyersBand 2Central & Eastern EuropeEurope 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Leverages vast resources spread across a number of CEE jurisdictions to attract roles in global transactions that involve significant due diligence and local regulatory tasks. Often selected by European corporate clients or global law firms to handle the CEE aspects of wider group restructurings and reorganisations. Also serves Asia-based clients that are expanding into CEE jurisdictions.

Strengths

One interviewee praises the team's ability to deal with multi-jurisdictional mandates and reports: "They have a very good presence in all these countries in CEE, when there are international aspects involved, they are a good point of contact."

Another interviewee says: "They have a very good know-how and understanding of different international views and cultures. The firm does this extremely well."

Work highlights

Assisted ALSO Holding with a tender offer for the acquisition of 100% of the shares in ABC Data, valued at EUR44 million.

Notable practitioners

Christian Mikosch has a track record of advising on multi-jurisdictional acquisitions, as well as region-wide restructuring and insolvency cases. One interviewee states: "He really understands people and the nuances in the region well, and the complications with the legal regimes in SEE." Mikosch is based in Vienna.

Vienna-based Horst Ebhardt is well reputed in the region for his involvement in sizeable M&A transactions and considered "one of the firmest lawyers in the region."He handles high-value acquisitions and disposals in the real estate and industrial services sectors.

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Overview

Wolf Theiss has the largest team of corporate lawyers in CEE/SEE and, as a single and fully-integrated law firm, is ideally positioned to handle regional as well as local corporate and transactional work in all countries where it operates.

Through its offices in 13 countries, the team can rely on the support of specialized lawyers (industry and legal specialization) on the ground. Each of our offices works on transactions that rank among the most significant in its market. This ensures high quality project and transaction execution and in-depth coverage in relation to regulatory, due diligence and corporate restructuring work. There is no other law firm that has the same level of integrated in-depth coverage in all countries in CEE/SEE where it operates.

In addition, our legal experts in employment, financing, real estate, regulatory and competition/antitrust, capital markets, procurement, litigation and IP in all our offices regularly work together on cross-border assignments and can therefore deliver an aligned high quality work product.

We truly operate as a single firm and as a one-stop-shop as well as a single profit centre. This enables us to always assign the best team of lawyers in accordance with the specific needs of a client or specific project requirements.

We are often retained by major global or national law firms out of the U.S., the U.K., Europe and China that do not have offices in CEE/SEE because of our capacity to cover an entire region as a single firm.

Members

Daszkowski, Peter

Dumych, Taras

Ebhardt, Horst

Eros, Akos

Glodeanu, Ileana

Gordon, Clara

Gritsch, Andrea

Harbaty, Dariusz

Hoenig, Christian

Jardine, Bryan

Kienast, Hartwig

Kraeva, Katerina

Kusznier, Florian

Lalović Marić, Nataša

Toth, Janos

Wared, Sarah

Clients

Advent International

Amundi

Apollo

Ascendis Health

Bain Capital

Deutsche Bahn

Erste Group Bank

Lukoil

Morgan Stanley

OBI

OSRAM / LEDVANCE

REWE

Rockaway Capital

Industries

Aerospace

Automobiles & Parts

Banks

Chemicals

Construction

Consumer Product Manufacturing

Energy

Financial Services

Food & Beverage Producers

Forestry & Paper

Healthcare

Insurance

Media

Pharmaceuticals

Real Estate

Retail

Software & Computer Services

Sports

Technology

Telecommunication

Transportation

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Location

Schubertring 6

Vienna

Vienna

Austria

A-1010

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Central & Eastern Europe

Corporate/M&A


Christian Mikosch
Band 4
Horst Ebhardt
Band 3