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Wolf Theiss

Global 2022
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Provided by Wolf Theiss
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Management Board: Andrea Gritsch, Sebastian Oberzaucher, Claus Schneider, Richard Wolf

Number of partners: 79

Number of lawyers: approx. 340

Countries: Albania, Austria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine


Firm Overview:


Since starting out in Vienna in 1957, Wolf Theiss has grown into one of the largest firms in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe (CEE/SEE). It’s an area that requires specialist knowledge and contacts – and the firm has plenty of both. Through its international network of offices and desks, Wolf Theiss works closely with clients to develop innovate solutions that integrate legal, financial, and business know-how.


Main Areas of Practice:


Banking & Finance:

From pension funds to project financing, asset finance to capital market transactions, Wolf Theiss provides rigorous and reliable advice to lenders and borrowers, investors to issuers, as well as local and international banks and other financial services providers.


Competition & Antitrust:

Wolf Theiss has developed one of the strongest competition and antitrust practices in the CEE/SEE region. The firm’s specialists regularly advise on EU and national competition law, as well as issues such as merger control, co-operation and distribution agreements, competition law infringement and state aid.


Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions:

Wolf Theiss covers the full range of corporate legal issues faced by its clients including international mergers and acquisitions and other complex transactions. The firm bases its advice on a close working knowledge of its clients’ business sectors – with experience that ranges from banking to energy, real estate to telecoms.


Corporate Investigations:

From corporate criminal liability to internal investigations, asset recovery to compliance, Wolf Theiss is well equipped to provide advice when it comes to acting quickly in crises or preventing them. The firm’s Corporate Intelligence Unit offers extensive intelligence services for clients and runs KYC, reputational or pre-acquisition checks.


Data Protection & Cybersecurity:

Wolf Theiss advises clients on handling all types of data management issues on a daily basis, from staff member data and patients’ medical records, to restrictions on outsourcing and records retention requirements, through to dealing with data leaks or cyber-attacks.


Employment:

International employment law is a fascinating and increasingly complex field. The work of Wolf Theiss covers major cross-border transactions, as well as day-to-day employment issues such as managing incentive plans and pension schemes.


Insolvency & Restructuring:

Wolf Theiss covers a wide range of fields, including corporate, debt and real estate restructuring as well as non-performing loans. The firm also handles sensitive bankruptcy filings and restructuring issues aimed at minimising the likelihood of future legal challenges or the triggering of personal liability.


Intellectual Property & TMT:

Wolf Theiss offers advice and representation on a wide range of areas, including trademark law, patent law, design patent law, copyright law and unfair competition. The expertise extends to the fast-moving area of TMT, where the firm tackles issues ranging from e-commerce to interactive gaming.


Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution:

Wolf Theiss has the experience and know-how to handle even the most complex multi-jurisdictional cases. Recent examples have involved everything from investment arbitration to inheritance disputes, competition law to contract award procedures and white-collar criminal investigations.


Private Equity & Funds:

Wolf Theiss has worked with many of the major private equity managers and investment funds across CEE/SEE. The firm assists clients throughout every stage of the investment cycle, from fund formation and initial fundraising, to day-to-day fund management and operation, through to successful exit.


Projects:

The projects group’s mission is to deliver to project development clients a complete and fully integrated set of legal services in the fields of infrastructure, energy and natural resources, utilities and public-private partnerships.


Real Estate & Construction:

The firm’s real estate practice encompasses construction, acquisition, project development, financing, landlord and tenant law, facilities management contracting and public law. Wolf Theiss acts as permanent counsel to major developers and investors in Austria and the CEE region.


Regulatory & Procurement:

As European and national regulatory requirements become ever more complex, Wolf Theiss helps its clients make sense of a range of day to day issues, as well as advising on their long-term strategic set-up. The work covers areas as diverse as life sciences, construction, insurance, banking, telecoms, gaming and others.


Tax:

As one of the first Austrian firms to advise on national and international tax law, Wolf Theiss has developed an unrivalled range of expertise covering everything from stock option plans to VAT issues, and cross-border leasing to private foundations.

Ranked Offices

Provided by Wolf Theiss

Austria - Head office
Albania
  • Tirana
    Eurocol Business Center, Murat Toptani Steet, 4th floor, Tirana, Tirana County, Albania
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Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • Sarajevo
    Zmaja od Bosne 7, Sarajevo, Sarajevo Canton, Bosnia & Herzegovina, 71 000
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Bulgaria
Croatia
  • Zagreb
    Eurotower, 19th Floor, Ivana Lučića 2a, Zagreb, City of Zagreb, Croatia, HR 10000
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Czech Republic
Hungary
  • Budapest
    Kalvin ter 12-13, Kalvin Center, 4th Floor, Budapest, Budapest, Capital City, Hungary, H 1085
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Poland
Romania
  • Bucharest
    4 Vasile Alecsandri Str., Bucharest, Bucureşti, Romania, RO-010613
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Serbia
  • Belgrade
    PC Ušce, Bulevar Mihajla Pupina 6, Belgrade, City of Belgrade, Serbia, 11070
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Slovenia
  • Ljubljana
    Bleiweisova cesta 30, Ljubljana, Central Slovenia, Slovenia, SI-1000
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Ukraine

Wolf Theiss rankings

Global Guide 2022
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Band
Albania
Corporate/Commercial
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
Department
Corporate/Commercial
1
Corporate/Commercial
1
Band 1
Lawyers
Sokol Nako
1
Sokol Nako
1
Band 1
Corporate/Commercial: Intellectual Property
1 Ranked Lawyer
Lawyers
Blerta Nesho
2
Blerta Nesho
2
Band 2
Austria
Banking & Finance
1 Department
2 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Banking & Finance
1
Banking & Finance
1
Band 1
Lawyers
Andreas Schmid
1
Andreas Schmid
1
Band 1
Markus Heidinger
3
Markus Heidinger
3
Band 3
Capital Markets
1 Department
2 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Capital Markets
1
Capital Markets
1
Band 1
Lawyers
Claus Schneider
1
Claus Schneider
1
Band 1
Alexander Haas
2
Alexander Haas
2
Band 2
Corporate/M&A
2 Department
4 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Corporate/M&A (China)
Corporate/M&A (China)
Spotlight Table
Corporate/M&A
1
Corporate/M&A
1
Band 1
Lawyers
Horst Ebhardt
2
Horst Ebhardt
2
Band 2
Florian Kusznier
3
Florian Kusznier
3
Band 3
Christian Mikosch
4
Christian Mikosch
4
Band 4
Markus Bruckmüller
Markus Bruckmüller
Expertise based abroad in Slovenia
Dispute Resolution
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
Department
Dispute Resolution
2
Dispute Resolution
2
Band 2
Lawyers
Emmanuel Eugenio Kaufman
F
Emmanuel Eugenio Kaufman
F
Foreign expert for Argentina
Dispute Resolution: Arbitration
2 Ranked Lawyers
Lawyers
Stefan Riegler
2
Stefan Riegler
2
Band 2
Venus Valentina Wong
4
Venus Valentina Wong
4
Band 4
Dispute Resolution: Litigation
1 Ranked Lawyer
Lawyers
Clemens Trauttenberg
3
Clemens Trauttenberg
3
Band 3
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