Wolf Theiss

Banking & Finance

The past years have been some of the most challenging in the history of global financial markets. As lender or as borrower, you need a banking and finance team which can support you with innovative and efficient solutions, and which has regulatory, litigation, restructuring and other specialists who can help you adapt to changing economic, political and regulatory conditions.

Recent developments have shown that the trend is focusing on financial regulatory issues. This means you need advice not only on compliance, but also assistance in developing internal policies and procedures that are consistent with banking laws and regulations to help you avoid unnecessary risk. You benefit from our team’s excellent relationships with local regulators and government officials.

Contact
Markus
Heidinger
Partner
T. +43 1 51510 5060
F. +43 1 51510 665060
Schubertring 6
1010 Vienna
Austria
Andreas
Schmid
Partner
T. +43 1 51510 5030
F. +43 1 51510 665030
Schubertring 6
1010 Vienna
Austria
Nikolaus
Paul
Partner
T. +43 1 51510 5430
F. +43 1 51510 665430
Schubertring 6
1010 Vienna
Austria
Lawyers
Ramona Hromei
Senior Associate
Mimo Hussein
Senior Associate
Rebeka Kleytman
Senior Associate
Michał Kulig
Senior Associate
Melinda Pelikán
Senior Associate
Jasmina Uzova
Senior Associate
Oksana Volynets
Senior Associate
Carina Wolf
Senior Associate
Jiayan Zhu
Senior Associate
Naida Čustović
Law Office Čustović - Independent Attorney at Law in Cooperation with Wolf Theiss
Areas of Specialisation

Financing

Whether you are a project sponsor, developer, commercial bank, underwriter, debt or equity investor, supplier, export-credit agency, government, contractor, purchaser or lender, you need advice on financing sector developments. You can rely on our experts in acquisition, real estate and project finance to quickly and efficiently help turn ideas into reality.


Loan Portfolio Transactions

Involved in a (distressed or non-distressed) loan transfer? You are on the safe side with us. No matter if you are on sell-side or buy-side, you benefit from our lawyers' expertise in loan portfolio transactions throughout the CEE/SEE region. The distressed debt market shows increased activity and potential for financial investors and banks recovering from low credit ratings and poor profitability performance. Our NPL dedicated team is available to advise you under English and on local law using LMA standards.


Deleveraging, Restructuring, Insolvency

When facing deleveraging, sensitive bankruptcy filings and restructurings issues, it is essential to minimize future legal challenges, potential liability hazards and risks of being preferential or set aside under avoidance rules. You can rely on us to advise you on turnarounds, asset protection and recovery from a commercial perspective as well as in relation to banking, corporate and litigation laws. Learn more about our Insolvency, Restructuring & Crisis Management practice.


Regulatory of the Financial Industry

We support you on all regulatory issues related to the establishment, licensing and operation of branches, subsidiaries and services on a local and cross-border basis, including capital and liquidity regulations such as Basel III and Basel IV.

Press Releases

Newssquare Raiffeisen Centrobank AG has introduced Reinvesting Certificates advised by Wolf Theiss

Vienna, 4. June 2018 - On 11 May 2018, the updated base prospectus for Raiffeisen Centrobank AG's Structured Securities Programme was published. Since...

Newssquare Wolf Theiss berät die Oberösterreichische Landesbank Aktiengesellschaft bei der Emission einer € 300 Millionen Anleihe

Wien, 22.5.2018 – Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft, Erste Group Bank AG und Landesbank Baden-Württemberg platzieren erfolgreich eine Subbenchmark...

Newssquare Wolf Theiss berät die Raiffeisen-Landesbank Steiermark bei der Emission einer € 500 Millionen Anleihe

Wien, 14.5.2018 – DZ BANK AG, Erste Group, LBBW, RBI und UniCredit platzieren erfolgreich eine Benchmark Emission der RLB Steiermark – das DCM Team...

Newssquare Wolf Theiss berät Commerzbank AG, Danske Bank A/S und Erste Group Bank AG bei der Platzierung einer Unternehmensanleihe der Wienerberger AG

Wien, 07.05.2018 - Wolf Theiss hat Commerzbank AG, Danske Bank A/S, Erste Group Bank AG als Joint Bookrunner einer € 250 Mio Anleihe (ISIN:...

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 Bitpanda Setzt Bei Pantos ICO Auf Wolf Theiss

Wien, 12. März 2018 – Bitpanda bringt sein neues Open-Source Forschungsprojekt Pantos mittels Initial Coin Offering (ICO) auf den Markt. Wolf Theiss...

Newssquare Wolf Theiss Forum Sees Polish Proptech Growth Accelerating

Warsaw, 09 March 2018 – Polish companies providing digital technology for the real estate industry are set for rapid growth, as they benefit from...

Newssquare Wolf Theiss berät die Erste Group Bank AG als Arrangeur und Platzeur von zwei Emissionen von Teilschuldverschreibungen der S IMMO AG

Wien, 6. Februar 2018 – Die Erste Group Bank AG platzierte zwei Emissionen fixverzinslicher Teilschuldverschreibungen der S IMMO AG im Gesamtvolumen...

Newssquare Wolf Theiss berät RBI bei der Emission von EUR 500.000.000 Additional Tier 1 (AT 1)

Wien, 29.1.2018 - Die Raiffeisen Bank International AG hat am 24.1.2018 weiteres zusätzliche Kernkapital (Additional Tier 1) mit unbegrenzter Laufzeit...

Newssquare Wolf Theiss berät die Erste Group Bank AG bei der Emission eines EUR 1 Milliarde Hypothekenpfandbriefs

Wien, 17.01.2018 – Die ERSTE GROUP BANK AG hat am 17.01.2018 auf dem internationalen Kapitalmarkt einen festverzinsten hypothekarisch besicherten...

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 WOLF THEISS BERÄT BAYERNLB, DEUTSCHE BANK, DZ BANK AG, ERSTE GROUP UND RBI ALS JOINT LEAD MANAGER EINER € 500 MILLIONEN ANLEIHE DER RAIFFEISENLANDESBANK OBERÖSTERREICH

Wien, 27. November 2017 – BayernLB, Deutsche Bank, DZ Bank AG, Erste Group und RBI platzieren erfolgreich eine Benchmark Emission der RLB...

Newssquare WOLF THEISS ADVISES ASFINAG ON BOND ISSUANCE

Vienna, October 20, 2017 – ASFINAG relies on Wolf Theiss' expertise in issuance of EUR 750,000,000 0.25% bond 2017 – 2024.

Newssquare WOLF THEISS ADVISES RAIFFEISEN BANK INTERNATIONAL AG AND QUIRIN PRIVATBANK ON THE ISSUANCE OF CORPORATE BOND OF UBM DEVELOPMENT AG

Vienna, 20 October 2017 – Wolf Theiss has advised RBI and Quirin Privatbank as Joint Lead Manager and Bookrunner of a EUR 150,000,000 Corporate Bond...

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 BANK GROUP IN THE RECAPITALIZATION OF AGIC CAPITAL AND ITS SLOVENIAN SUBSIDIARY FOTONA

Vienna, October 17, 2017 – Wolf Theiss advises the bank group consisting of UniCredit, RBI, NLB and SKB BANKA in the recapitalization of AGIC and its...

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 MARCELL NÉMETH NAMED PARTNER AT WOLF THEISS

Vienna, 24 July 2017 – Marcell Németh (47) has been named Partner at Wolf Theiss, where he has worked in the Banking & Finance practice group since...

Newssquare WOLF THEISS FREUT SICH ÜBER IFLR AWARD 2017: HETA-DEAL ALS "RESTRUCTURING DEAL OF THE YEAR" GEKÜRT

Wien/London, 21. April 2017 - Wolf Theiss wurde bei der Verleihung der 2017 International Financial Law Review European Awards mit dem Preis...

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 Heliad Equity Partners on its investment in MT Holding Gmbh

Vienna, 3 October 2016 – Wolf Theiss has advised Heliad Equity Partners on its acquisition of shares in Austria-based MT Holding GmbH. The previous...

Newssquare Wolf Theiss advises Allianz in its acquisition of a minority stake of Gas Connect Austria

Vienna, 23 September 2016 - OMV has signed an agreement selling a 49% minority stake of Gas Connect Austria (GCA) to a consortium of Allianz and Snam....

Newssquare Wolf Theiss Finance & Tax Breakfast: Geldwäschebekämpfung bei Banken

Wien, 15. September 2016 – Die bevorstehende Umsetzung der 4. EU-Geldwäsche-Richtlinie bringt für den österreichischen Finanzmarkt einige Änderungen...

Newssquare Wolf Theiss berät HETA-Gläubiger im Zusammenhang mit dem neuerlichen Angebot

Wien, 06.09.2016 – Heute wurde das neuerliche (verbesserte) Angebot des Kärntner Ausgleichszahlungs-Fonds an die HETA-Gläubiger veröffentlicht. Eine...

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 Eurazeo in its acquisition of a hotel portfolio from Accor and other investors

In a cross-border transaction, Eurazeo Patrimoine has acquired from Accor Hotels and other investors 85 hotels under the brands Ibis Budget, Ibis...

Newssquare BREXIT: WOLF THEISS EXPERTEN INFORMIERTEN ÜBER RECHTLICHE UND STEUERLICHE AUSWIRKUNGEN FÜR ÖSTERREICH UND DIE EU

Wien – Über 150 Teilnehmer informierten sich beim WOLF THEISS Brexit-Stresstest über mögliche rechtliche Konsequenzen des künftigen Austrittes der...

Newssquare WOLF THEISS SUCCESSFULLY ADVISED ERG RENEW AND LUKOIL ON THE MUTUAL SEPARATION OF THE LUKERG RENEW JV

Vienna, 13.01.2015 – At the end of December, Wolf Theiss successfully advised on the closing of the mutual separation of LUKERG Renew, a 50-50 joint...

Client Alerts / Newsletters

Newssquare Latest Amendment to the National Court Register Act

The latest amendment to the National Court Register Act ("Act") introduces many changes that will significantly affect its functioning and obligations...

Newssquare New Arbitration Rules in the CEE Region

Vienna Rules 2018 (In Force as from 1 January 2018)

 

Domestic Cases

A major revision is the competence of VIAC to administer domestic cases (from...

Newssquare Neue Schiedsordnungen in der Region

Wiener Regeln 2018

 

Nationale Verfahren

Die neuen Wiener Regeln 2018 gelten grundsätzlich für alle Schiedsverfahren, die nach dem 31.12.2017...

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 Verwaltungsstrafe - Immobiliengesellschaft als AIF

IMMOBILIENGESELLSCHAFT ALS AIF

Wie durch eine kürzlich veröffentlichte Entscheidung des Bundesverwaltungsgerichts vom 27.11.2017 zu Gz W2102148720-1...

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 Bulgarian Competition Protection Commission Launches A Sector Inquiry Into The Banking Sector

On 7 March 2018 the Bulgarian Competition Protection Commission ("CPC") announced a sector inquiry into the banking sector in Bulgaria covering the...

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 New Court Decision Confirms that Enterprise Pledges under Bulgarian Law Remain an Efficient Tool for Lenders

In its decision of 3 January 2018, the Sofia City Court followed Wolf Theiss' argumentation and confirmed that the privilege of first ranking...

Newssquare ОТСРОЧКА ЗА ПОСЛЕДНИТЕ МЕРКИ ОТНОСНО ЕЛЕКТРОННИТЕ ПЛАЩАНИЯ

На 27 ноември 2017г. Европейската комисия прие Регулаторните технически стандарти ("Техническите стандарти") към втората директива(1) на ЕС за...

Newssquare WOLF THEISS ADDS THREE PARTNERS TO WARSAW OFFICE, STRENGTHENING REAL ESTATE, BANKING, AND CORPORATE PRACTICE GROUPS

Poland becomes top market for expansion in emerging Europe

 

In response to the growing demand for legal advisory services in Poland, Wolf Theiss has...

Newssquare Nullity of Loan Agreements Concluded with Foreign Lenders in Croatia

Following the initiative of several consumer organizations, and based on allegations that the constitutional order has been disrupted by the lending...

Newssquare Further Pieces of MiFID II Puzzle Fall into Place

TECHNICAL STANDARDS BECOME EFFECTIVE

 

As 3 July 2017 gets closer, and January 2018 is also approaching rapidly, the regulators and the in-scope...

Newssquare MiFID II – Wag Ministerialentwurf – Massive Änderungen

Der Ministerialentwurf (ME) zur Umsetzung des Market in Financial Instruments Directive 2014/65/EU (MiFID II) Paketes in Österreich ist am 31.3.2017...

Newssquare The National Bank of Ukraine Continues Easing Exchange Control Regulations

The end of winter brought a number of measures promoted by the National Bank of Ukraine (the "NBU") and aimed at easing and deregulating exchange...

Newssquare IMPROVING THE POSITION OF SECURED CREDITORS UNDER REGISTERED PLEDGES IN BULGARIA

Almost two decades after being adopted following the model of the World Bank and UNCITRAL for non-possessory registered pledges, the Special Pledges...

Newssquare January 2017, new rules in financial business activities

The law on financial business activities in FBiH (law) aims at protecting and improving the position of small and medium-sized enterprises acting as...

Newssquare PSD2: EBA CONSULTS ON STRONG CUSTOMER AUTHENTICATION AND COMMON AND SECURE COMMUNICATION

On 12 August 2016 the European Banking Authority (EBA) published a Consultation Paper on draft regulatory technical standards on strong customer...

Newssquare DEVELOPMENTS IN CONSUMER CREDIT REGULATION IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC

On 27 July 2016, the President of the Czech Republic signed a new Consumer Credit Act (the "CCA") that brings substantial changes to the provision of...

Newssquare Law on debt discharge to enter into force on 13 May 2016

After controversial debates, Law no. 77/2016 on discharge of mortgage-backed debts through transfer of title over immovable property (the "Law on Debt...

Newssquare Regulatory Push to Unlock NPL Sales in Bulgaria

Following the recent regulatory improvements, a potential acceleration of the Non-Performing Loans (NPLs) transactions in Bulgaria is in the spotlight...

Newssquare NBU RELAXES CERTAIN RESTRICTIONS ON THE UKRAINIAN FX MARKET

On 24 March 2016 the National Bank of Ukraine (“NBU”) approved Resolution No. 192 ("Resolution 192"), which introduced changes to the NBU's recent...

Newssquare THE NBU CANCELLED PROHIBITION ON ASSIGNMENT OF FOREIGN CURRENCY LOANS BUT INTRODUCED ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Beginning from 11 January 2016, registration of the assignments of foreign currency loans received by Ukrainian borrowers is again allowed based on...

Wolf Theiss Guides

Newssquare CURRENT STATUS OF AMLD 4 IN CEE

The EU 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive (AMLD 4) was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 5 July 2015 and should have been...

Newssquare Restructuring Loans and Enforcement of Security

The most important lessons learned since the collapse of Lehman Brothers are that no bank is too big to fail and that national banking systems are...

Newssquare LOAN PORTFOLIO TRANSACTIONS IN CEE&SEE

The chart assumes that the deal is structured as a straightforward sale of the loan portfolio by a domestic seller to a foreign buyer. Other possible...

Newssquare The Relevance of EMIR for Non-Financial Actors

doing OTC business in non-regulated markets with volumes of more than EUR 1-3 billion gross notional value ▪ Implications of Regulation 648/2012 on...

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 Public Debt Management in Central, Eastern & Southeastern Europe

Sovereign bond issues, derivatives and finance transactions with public bodies. In the aftermath of the Financial Crisis of 2009, the issuance of...

Find a Lawyer

Top