19 January 2024

Office Talk – ESG, things are getting serious

The Green Deal as the new growth strategy of the European Union aiming to transform the Union into a resource-efficient and competitive economy with no net emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) by 2050 has already started. As of 2024 the Corporate Sustainability Directive (CSDR) becomes applicable for large companies and listed SMEs as well as […]...

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9 May 2023

Whistleblowing Directive: Challenges and opportunities for employers

The implementation of Whistleblowing Directive (EU) 2019/1937 is expected to boost the creation of  reporting channels to sound the alert on wrongdoings within public and private companies across EU Member States. The interplay of pre-existing national laws and cultural and political circumstances across the CEE countries, however, has made implementation of the directive a lengthy […]...

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24 April 2023

How do market players view the European Green Bond Standard?

Q&A Video with Erste Group and RBI Green Bonds and Securitisation Series This video accompanies the previous article How do market players view the European Green Bond Standard?. Will the new Green Bond Standard proposed by the European Commission have a positive impact on the Green Bond Market? Can a price on carbon be a […]...

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17 March 2023

Commercial Real Estate in 2023 – Issues, Trends, Perspectives

The commercial real estate industry has not foregone the impact of these turbulent and uncertain times. The time for cheap money is over. Inflation is at 40-year highs. Energy prices have risen steeply. The international banking sector is experiencing some ripples. Valuations are uncertain. The expectations of sellers and buyers seem to be still far […]...

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14 December 2021

Getting Whistleblowing Right

The EU’s Whistleblower Protection Directive should be implemented by Member States into national law by 17 December. Although some countries will almost certainly miss the deadline, the directive has nonetheless created momentum for companies to review their approach to whistleblowing and strengthen their corporate governance practices. Our experts discuss this complex issue from the perspective […]...

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14 June 2021

How Blockchain revolutionizes capital market transactions

The Wolf Theiss Banking & Finance team has been working closely together with Erste Bank for years, including the first fully digital, paperless issue of a borrower’s loan note via a blockchain platform in Europe. Claus Schneider and Matthias Schimka are now catching up with Kathrin Gfall-Gapp, Head of Long Term Funding & Execution bei […]...

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21 February 2021

M&A Spotlight: CEE – WOLF THEISS Corporate Monitor FY 2020

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, dealmakers are broadly positive about the prospects for M&A in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe (CEE/SEE), according to a new survey of senior-executives from Wolf Theiss and Mergermarket. Just over half (52%) of respondents said that the crisis will increase their appetite for deals in the next 12 months.The Wolf Theiss/Mergermarket […]...

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4 March 2020

Gender Diversity – the key to success and innovation

There are many factors which contribute to the success and performance of a company, and gender diversity is definitely one of them. The mix of both male and female talent, paired with different skill sets unlocks innovation. Therefore, companies need to find ways how to attract, motivate and empower such talent. As a panelist on […]...

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3 February 2020

5 Trends to watch in Investment

Recently, the first event of our “The Future of…” series took place. The main focus was on new technologies in the area of investing and how the law reacts. 14 speakers explained in short presentations what the future of investing might look like, including what needs to be considered from a legal point of view.What […]...

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22 October 2019

Learnings from Silicon Valley: Individual & Human

LegalTech has become a buzz word for law firms these days, but is it “only” the technical skills that lawyers need to work on? In fact, the tech revolution teaches us that while machines are getting better and better, it is also on us humans to further develop our superpowers. Andrea Gritsch, Partner at Wolf […]...

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19 October 2019

BREXIT – Quo vadis, EU?

What are the legal consequences for corporate units if the UK withdraws from the EU?Following the kick-off event of our Wolf Theiss BREXIT Desk, Senior Associate Anton Fischer and Partner Christian Hoenig summarize some of the most important legal implications of BREXIT and provide you with future prospects for businesses as well as individuals from […]...

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16 October 2019

Highlighting the latest trends in the CEE region – M&A market in CEE remains robust

M&A activity in Central and Eastern Europe remains strong, and the solid growth of the region’s economies bodes well for the future. In the first three quarters of 2018 deal value in CEE increased to €11.6 bn, almost 30% higher than in the same period of 2017, according to data announced by Mergermarket during the […]...

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