Wolf Theiss

PRIVATE EQUITY & FUNDS

Together with widespread and increasing opportunities for investments in the CEE/SEE region, funds now also face a number of challenges such as an increased level of regulation and the constant pressure of investment performance. Our multijurisdictional private equity team, drawing on local and international experts in M&A, capital markets, finance, tax, antitrust, regulatory compliance, IP&IT and employment, provide you with a flexible, sector-focused and fully integrated range of legal services.

You benefit from our experience: Wolf Theiss private equity specialists have worked with many of the major private equity managers and investment funds across CEE/SEE and are deeply familiar with the private equity business model. Working under tight deadlines, we have the know-how at the ready to help you best facilitate a full range of transactions; from your venture capital investment to the largest and most complex cross-border mergers and acquisitions.

As recognized funds specialists, you profit from our timely, pragmatic and innovative advice 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.

Contact
Horst Ebhardt
Horst
Ebhardt
Partner
T. +43 1 51510 5100
F. +43 1 51510 665100
Schubertring 6
1010 Vienna
Austria
Nikolaus Paul
Nikolaus
Paul
Partner
T. +43 1 51510 5430
F. +43 1 51510 665430
Schubertring 6
1010 Vienna
Austria
Richard Clegg
Richard
Clegg
Partner
T. +359 2 8613701
F. +359 2 8620370
55 Nikola Vaptsarov Blvd.
1407 Sofia
Bulgaria
Areas of Specialisation


Funds Regulatory

Managing a fund? Our team can assist you with fund structuring, establishment and marketing, operational management, mergers of funds and fund management companies, filing and reporting requirements and the passporting of UCITS-compliant funds. A core focus of our team is also the AIFMD and its implementation in the EU Member States of our region. Learn more about our Capital Markets practice.


M&A

You can rely on our M&A specialists for all kinds of M&A advice. As part of our clients' deal teams we help to facilitate and negotiate transactions, and execute complex financings, strategic partnerships, leveraged buyouts, cross-border M&A, carve-out transactions, IPOs and  trade sale exits. Learn more about our Corporate, Commercial & M&A practice.


Portfolio Management

If you plan to invest in a regulated industry sector, you can rely on our regulatory lawyers for support. We can guide you through investments in highly regulated sectors such as financial services, energy, TMT and life sciences. You also benefit from our wide experience in advising clients in underperforming and distressed situations, including complex litigation cases.


Fund Lending

Need advice regarding lending activities? Our finance specialists regularly advise funds in connection with their lending activities from acquisition financing and recapitalizations to working capital financing, mezzanine financing and bridge loans across the CEE/SEE region. Learn more about our Banking & Finance practice.

Press Releases

Newssquare  Wolf Theiss Advises Berlin Hyp On Eur 166 Mln Polish Real Estate Loan

Warsaw, 3 October 2019 – The Warsaw office of international law firm Wolf Theiss has provided legal advice to lender Berlin Hyp AG on a EUR 166 mln...

Newssquare  Wolf Theiss advises Lifebrain

Vienna, 15 May 2018 – Wolf Theiss has advised the shareholders of lifebrain AG (“lifebrain”), a leading Italian laboratory diagnostics services...

Newssquare  Wolf Theiss Warsaw Conference Discusses Management Liability in M&A Transactions

Warsaw, 28.03.2018 – Increased volatility on financial markets is putting pressure on company management teams when setting valuations in M&A...

Newssquare  Wolf Theiss Supports Young Lawyers’ Career Development

Warsaw, 14 March 2018 – Members of the Wolf Theiss Warsaw team attended the Law Career Fair (Prawnicze Targi Praktyk i Pracy) on March 13, presenting...

Newssquare  Wolf Theiss Advises Revetas Capital Fund II And Cerberus Capital Management On Acquisition Of Bucharest Hotel Portfolio

Bucharest, 15 January 2018 – Wolf Theiss has advised Revetas Capital Fund II and an affiliate of Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. on their...

Newssquare  VC FUNDS HELP BOOST CEE INNOVATION

Warsaw, 20 October 2017 – Venture capital funds have been playing an increasing role in the development of the innovation ecosystem in Central and...

Newssquare  WOLF THEISS ADVISES KOHLBERG & COMPANY IN PURCHASE OF WINTER SPORT DIVISION OF US COMPANY NEWELL BRANDS

Vienna, 4 August 2017 – The private equity investors Kohlberg & Company L.L.C. have relied on the expertise of Wolf Theiss in their purchase of the...

Newssquare  WOLF THEISS ADVISES FINANCIAL INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT COMPANY AACHENER GRUNDVERMÖGEN WITH LIMITED LIABILITY

Vienna, 26 April 2017 – The experts at Wolf Theiss have advised Aachener Grundvermögen in their first real estate investment in Austria. The German...

Newssquare  M&A SPOTLIGHT: CEE – WOLF THEISS CORPORATE MONITOR FY 2016

Vienna/London, 16 February 2017 – 98 percent of dealmakers say they are more likely to invest in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe (CEE/SEE)...

Newssquare  WOLF THEISS ADVISES AUSTRIAN SOFTWARE COMPANY TRICENTIS ON USD 165 MILLION TRANSACTION WITH PRIVATE EQUITY INVESTOR INSIGHT VENTURE PARTNERS

Vienna, 30 January 2017 – Tricentis, a company specialising in automated software testing solutions, has gained a new financial investor in Insight...

Newssquare  Wolf Theiss advised Amundi on the acquisition of Pioneer Investments

Vienna, 16 December 2016 - Amundi has acquired Pioneer Investments from Unicredit for an all-cash consideration of EUR 3.545 bn. Wolf Theiss advised...

Newssquare  Wolf Theiss advises on acquisition of Scitec Nutrition

Budapest, 30 August 2016 – Wolf Theiss has advised Ascendis Health, a South African publicly listed health and care brands company, in their...

Newssquare  Wolf Theiss advises Vis Mundi and Levant Capital in acquisition of company shares of Power Horse Energy Drinks GmbH

Wolf Theiss has advised the investors Vis Mundi and Levant Capital in their purchase of a 49% stake in shares of Power Horse Energy Drinks GmbH.

Newssquare  WOLF THEISS HAS ADVISED ROCKAWAY CAPITAL SE ON THE ACQUISITION OF INVIA FROM MCI.TECH VENTURES

Prague, 24 March 2016 - Wolf Theiss has represented and advised Rockaway Capital SE on its acquisition of the Czech Republic-based online travel...

Newssquare  WOLF THEISS SUCCESSFULLY ADVISED THE FOUNDERS OF FADATA AD ON THE SALE OF MAJORITY STAKE TO RIVERSIDE AND CHARLES TAYLOR

Vienna, 12 January 2016 – Wolf Theiss successfully advised the entrepreneurs and founders of the Bulgarian company Fadata AD on the sale of a majority...

Client Alerts / Newsletters

Newssquare  THE NEW LEGAL FRAMEWORK FOR UKRAINIAN CROSS-BORDER TAXATION ENTERS INTO FORCE

On 21 May 2020, the President of Ukraine signed the Law of Ukraine "On Amendments to the Tax Code of Ukraine on Improvement of Tax Administration,...

Newssquare  FURTHER TIGHTENING OF FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT SCREENING IN HUNGARY

On 25 May 2020, the Hungarian Government adopted a new decree which substantially expands the requirements for non-EU investors to seek prior...

Newssquare  COVID-19 AND RECAPITALISATION STATE AID: PUBLIC SUPPORT FOR COMPANIES IN THE FORM OF EQUITY OR HYBRID CAPITAL INSTRUMENTS

On 19 March 2020, the European Commission ("Commission") adopted a new Temporary Framework for EU State aid. With the adoption of the Temporary...

Newssquare  COVID-19 Logbook: Romanian Legal Updates – Day 33-37 – 16th-21st April: Employment

For today's newsletter we shall analyze the measures adopted by the following:

• Press release issued by the Ministry of Labor and Social Security...

Newssquare  COVID-19 Logbook: Romanian Legal Updates – Day 28-32 – 13th-15th April: Employment/Dispute resolution/Healthcare/Corporate/State-Aid

For today's newsletter we shall analyze the measures adopted by the following:

• Presidential Decree no. 240/2020 on extending the emergency status;...

Newssquare  COVID-19 Logbook: Romanian Legal Updates – Day 23-25 – 8th-10th April: State-Aid/Healthcare/Banking & Finance

For today's newsletter we shall analyze the measures adopted by the following:

• Military Ordinance no. 8/2020;

• Government Emergency Ordinance no....

Newssquare  State support measures available for companies in Romania in the context of Covid-19

First, the Romanian Government approved, via GEO 30/2020, a support scheme for technical unemployment (furlough). In an attempt to prevent dismissals...

Newssquare  POLAND: CORONAVIRUS EMERGENCY BILL UPDATES REGARDING CORPORATE LAW AND REPORTING DEADLINES

Poland – The COVID-19 emergency bill was adopted by Sejm in a final version on 31.03.2020. The new regulation introduces methods for communicating...

Newssquare  COVID-19 Logbook: Romanian Legal Updates – Day 22 – 7th April: State-Aid/Healthcare

For today's newsletter we shall analyze the measures adopted by the following:

• Military Ordinance no. 7 ("MO no. 7/2020");

• Government Emergency...

Newssquare  HUNGARY: CHANGES IN RULES OF CIVIL PROCEDURE DURING COVID-19 CRISIS

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Hungarian government has declared a state of emergency as of 11 March 2020 by Government Decree 40/2020 (III.11.). As...

Newssquare  COVID-19 Logbook: Romanian Legal Updates – Days 18 - 21 3rd – 6th April: Banking & Finance/Employment

European and national finance authorities are pushing for deadline extensions during the COVID-19 pandemic in order to help regulated entities. The...

Newssquare  COVID-19 Logbook: Romanian Legal Updates – Day 17 – 2nd April: Healthcare/Employment

The State measures aimed at limiting the effects of the pandemic continue with a relaxation of the regulatory authorization process of the medical...

Newssquare  COVID-19 Logbook: Romanian Legal Updates – Days 12-16 28th March – 1st April: Healthcare/Banking/Employment/Fiscal

As the emergency status continues in Romania a long list of measures have been taken in the last recent days. As such, the Government established a...

Newssquare  COVID-19 Logbook: Romanian Legal Updates – Day 10-11 – 26th-27th March: Healthcare/Banking and Finance/Dispute resolution/Competition

As the emergency status continues in Romania: (i) the Judges section of the Supreme Council of Magistrates ("CSM") has decided to step in to unify the...

Newssquare  COVID-19 Logbook: Romanian Legal Updates - Days 8-9 – 24-25 March: Social/Banking/Employment/Competition

We continue our COVID-19 Logbook: Legal Updates series and we follow up today with measures taken by the Government to limit the movement of people....

Newssquare  COVID-19 Logbook: Legal Updates - Day 5-7

We continue our COVID-19 Logbook: Legal Updates series and we follow up today with measures taken by the Government as to boost the business...

Newssquare  COVID-19 Legal update – Czech Republic

As of 12 March 2020, a state of national emergency has been declared in the Czech Republic by a decree of theCzech government (No. 69/2020 Coll.) for...

Newssquare  HUNGARY: NEW LENDING MARKET PROVISIONS DUE TO COVID-19

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Hungarian government has declared a state of emergency as of 11 March 2020. On 18 March 2020, the Hungarian...

Newssquare  COVID-19 LOGBOOK: ROMANIAN LEGAL UPDATES - DAY 3&4 – 18&19 MARCH: SOCIAL/EMPLOYMENT/CORPORATE/TAX

As the next round of our regular coverage on the rapidly changing situation in Romania, we follow up today with updates on the new Military Ordinance...

Newssquare  COVID-19 Logbook: Legal Updates - Day 1&2

COVID-19 Logbook: Legal Updates is an initiative undertaken by the Bucharest Office of Wolf Theiss as to keep all clients, partners and the Romanian...

Newssquare  THE COVID-19 LAW - AUSTRIA

Austria has implemented a range of laws and regulations to address and mitigate the adverse consequences of Covid-19 (the "Covid-19 Law"). The...

Newssquare  Proposed Screening of Foreign Direct Investments to Hungary

The new Hungarian Government has submitted its draft act setting out the rules to enable screening of foreign acquisitions of certain Hungarian...

Newssquare  Criminal Liability Of Companies Under Romanian Legislation

1. General Criminal Liability Of The Companies Under Romanian Legislation

 

General Conditions of Criminal Liability of Companies

All legal persons...

Newssquare  The Impact of the New Tax Evasion Regulations on Escrow Agreements

To counteract tax evasion, Polish authorities have recently introduced legislation (the Act) and digital systems allowing tax authorities to analyze...

Newssquare  Romanian Law Implementing The GDPR Has Been Submitted To The Senate

On March 14, 2018 the Romanian law for implementing measures on EU Regulation no. 2016/679 on the protection of individual rights with regard to the...

Newssquare  Trading Bitcoins Subject To Taxation In Poland

On 6 March 2018, the Administrative Supreme Court (NSA) issued the first ruling concerning taxation of income made from trading bitcoins by...

Newssquare  Bulgaria Joins The EU 'AMLD IV Implementation' Club

Yesterday, the Bulgarian Parliament adopted the Anti-Money Laundering Act (in Bulgarian: Закон за мерките срещу изпирането на пари). The Act...

Newssquare  Polish Employee Capital Plans

On February 8th, 2018, the Polish Ministry of Finance released the long-awaited first draft of the bill on employee capital plans (Ustawa o...

Newssquare  The New Law on Ukrainian Limited Liability Companies is adopted

On 6 February 2018 the Ukrainian Parliament adopted a long-awaited Law "On Limited Liability Companies and Additional Liability Companies" No. 4666...

Newssquare  Only Few Days Left to Register your UBO in Slovenia: Are You Exempted or Not?

The application for registrations of beneficial owners is now operational. Deadline to register beneficial owners is 19 January 2018.

Newssquare  Legal Provisions Regarding the Acquisition of Farmland in Certain Countries in CEE

The large-scale acquisition of farmland in CEE countries has been a highly debated topic for some time. This is mainly due to the relatively low price...

Wolf Theiss Guides

Newssquare  M&A Spotlight: CEE / Wolf Theiss Corporate Monitor FY 2019

Newssquare  M&A Spotlight: CEE / Wolf Theiss Corporate Monitor FY 2017

Welcome to the newest edition of the WOLF THEISS Corporate Monitor’s M&A Spotlight on Central and Eastern Europe ("CEE"), which we are proud to...

Newssquare  M&A Spotlight: CEE / Wolf Theiss Corporate Monitor FY 2016

Welcome to the newest edition of the WOLF THEISS Corporate Monitor’s M&A Spotlight on Central and Eastern Europe ("CEE"), which we are proud to...

Newssquare  INSIDE CORPORATE - Corporate Monitor FY 2015

Together with Mergermarket, we have analysed the main drivers and challenges for corporate transactions in 2016 and beyond in each of the countries...

Newssquare  Implementation of the Directive 2011/61/EU on Alternative Investment Fund Managers (“AIFMD”) in selected CEE/SEE countries

Implementation of the Directive 2011/61/EU on Alternative Investment Fund Managers (“AIFMD”) in selected CEE/SEE countries. AUSTRIA - BULGARIA -...

Newssquare  WOLF THEISS Corporate Monitor FY 2014

INSIDE CORPORATE is a study of M&A activity - alongside macroeconomic and legal developments - in Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe (CEE and...

Newssquare  WOLF THEISS Corporate Monitor HY/2 2013

We are delighted to announce that the second edition of the INSIDE CORPORATE – WOLF THEISS CORPORATE MONITOR report was published on February 6, 2014...

Newssquare  WOLF THEISS Corporate Monitor HY 1 / 2013

The Corporate Monitor will be released semi-annually and summarises key developments in “our” 13 jurisdictions. In cooperation with CEEMEA, we shed...

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