Wolf Theiss

Capital Markets

Looking to raise capital? Whether you plan IPOs, secondary offerings and convertible and straight debt offerings, we can help you.

Issuers or investors? You can rely on our legal advice in relation to all aspects of debt, equity and hybrid securities, and you benefit from our team’s excellent relationships with local regulators, stock exchanges and government officials; essential assets when adapting to a new regulatory world.

With capital markets constantly evolving and changing, it is more important than ever to know your rights and how to protect your investments. If worse comes to the worse, you need experts who have experience in capital markets litigation and who understand the economic drivers behind your dispute.

Contact
Claus Schneider
Claus
Schneider
Partner
T. +43 1 51510 5390
F. +43 1 51510 665390
Schubertring 6
1010 Vienna
Austria
Richard Wolf
Richard
Wolf
Partner
T. +43 1 51510 5080
F. +43 1 51510 665080
Schubertring 6
1010 Vienna
Austria
Alexander Haas
Alexander
Haas
Partner
T. +43 1 51510 5391
F. +43 1 51510 665391
Schubertring 6
1010 Vienna
Austria
Areas of Specialisation

Equity Capital Markets

Equity capital markets are exciting and offer opportunities, but they are also challenging; especially for the uninitiated. It is vital that you have a team who understands how to manage risk. You can rely on our support through each stage of the transaction; our aim is always to help you to achieve a successful offering and/or listing on local and international stock exchanges. Our team regularly advises on equity fundraisings, private placements, stock exchange transactions and IPOs.

Debt and Hybrid Capital Markets

With debt capital markets growing in the CEE/SEE region, you benefit from our expertise in all aspects of issuing debt and hybrid securities. This includes stand-alone corporate bonds and sovereign issues, exchangeables, MTNs and debt issuance programs, convertibles, hybrid and Tier 1, securities and structured products.

Funds

As an investment fund or a fund manager, you can rely on our assistance with fund establishment and marketing, management and structuring requirements, mergers of funds and fund management companies, requirements for reporting and filing and passporting of UCITS-compliant funds. As a core focus of our team, we can support you with the AIFMD requirements and its implementation in the EU Member States of our region. Learn more about our Private Equity & Funds practice.

Derivatives

You may rely on our team to ensure your derivatives transactions are properly structured, negotiated and documented, as well as for assistance dealing with regulations around your exchange-traded derivatives, including swaps, futures, options, repurchase and participation agreements. Our experts work on implementing EMIR, which means we can use our knowledge of the ins and outs of this complex EU legislation to your benefit.

Take-over and Delistings

Successfully structuring and closing take-overs is not easy without an expert on your side. You can depend on our experience in all types of take-overs, including hostile and friendly takeovers, squeeze-outs, and delistings. Whether buyer, seller or target, we act for you and represent your boards and investors, even under time pressure and sensitive circumstances.

Capital Market Regulatory

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 transparency requirements, compliance and white collar criminal investigations. Our regulatory expertise includes MiFID/MiFID II, MAD/MAD II/MAR, AIFM/UCITS, derivative structuring and trading (EMIR, SFT) and Solvency II.

Press Releases

Newssquare  Blockchain Premiere: Erste Group and Wolf Theiss cooperate on first paperless, blockchain-only capital market issue

Vienna, 25 October 2018 - Erste Group and ASFINAG carried out the first fully digital issue of a borrower’s loan note (Schuldscheindarlehen) via a...

Newssquare  Wolf Theiss advises Raiffeisen Bank International AG and UniCredit Bank Austria AG on the Placing of a Corporate Bond of CA Immobilien Anlagen Aktiengesellschaft

Vienna, 27 September 2018 – Wolf Theiss has advised Raiffeisen Bank International AG and UniCredit Bank Austria AG as joint lead managers of a € 150...

Newssquare  Wolf Theiss berät die Raiffeisenlandesbank Vorarlberg bei ihrer Debut Emission einer €500 Millionen Anleihe

Wien, 18.9.2018 – DZ BANK AG, Erste Group, LBBW und RBI platzieren erfolgreich eine Benchmark Emission der RLB Vorarlberg – das DCM Team von Wolf...

Newssquare  Wolf Theiss DCM Team advises RBI, Erste Bank And RLB OÖ on various bond issues as well as RBI and Erste Bank on an exchange offer

Vienna, 13 July 2018 – Led by Partner Alex Haas, the Debt Capital Market (DCM) experts of the Austrian law firm Wolf Theiss advises several banks with...

Newssquare  Wolf Theiss advised on Debut Bond Issue of Republic of Srpska

Vienna/Belgrade, 2nd July 2018 – Wolf Theiss advised in relation to the debut issue of an international bond by the Republic of Srpska, with the issue...

Newssquare  Wolf Theiss berät die Erste Group Bank AG bei der Emission von EUR 750,000,000 Hypothekenpfandbriefe

Wien, 26.6.2018 – Die ERSTE GROUP BANK AG hat am 26.6.2018 auf dem internationalen Kapitalmarkt festverzinste hypothekarisch besicherte Pfandbriefe...

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 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 Advises TF Silesia on the Purchase of SEFAKO Stake

Warsaw, 21 March 2018 – Wolf Theiss has advised the Polish state-owned company Towarzystwo Finansowe "Silesia" sp. z o.o. on the acquisition of the...

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 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 VOLKSBANK WIEN AG IN ISSUANCE OF A €400 MILLION TIER-2 BOND

Vienna, 9 October 2017 – Wolf Theiss has advised Volksbank Wien in the issuance of a subordinated bond (tier 2) with a volume of €400 million. The...

Newssquare  WOLF THEISS ADVISES RAIFFEISEN BANK INTERNATIONAL AG (RBI) IN ISSUANCE OF €650,000,000 6.125% AT1 NOTES

Vienna, 5 July 2017 – Today, RBI closed an issuance of €650,000,000 6.125% AT1. Wolf Theiss and Linklaters advised RBI in this issuance, which was met...

Newssquare  WOLF THEISS ADVISES WIENER STÄDTISCHE VERSICHERUNG

Vienna, 18 May 2017 – Erste Group and Wiener Städtische Insurance have once again placed their trust in Wolf Theiss for advice in the issuance of a...

Newssquare  WOLF THEISS BERÄT DIE ERSTE GROUP BANK AG BEI DER EMISSION EINES EUR 750 MILLIONEN HYPOTHEKENPFANDBRIEFS

Wien, 19.01.2017 – Die ERSTE GROUP BANK AG hat am 18.01.2017 auf dem internationalen Kapitalmarkt einen festverzinsten hypothekarisch besicherten...

Newssquare  Wolf Theiss Belgrade advises the European Bank For Reconstruction And Development (EBRD) on its inaugural RSD-Denominated Bond Issue in Serbia

Vienna, 22 December 2016 – As of 15 December 2016, EBRD's issue of RSD 2,500,000,000 Floating Rate Bonds due December 2019 has been admitted to...

Newssquare  Wolf Theiss berät Banco Bilbao, J.P. Morgan und Unicredit Bank Austria AG als Joint Lead Manager einer EUR 500 Millionen Anleihe der Telekom

Wien, 20. Dezember 2016 – Die Joint Lead Manager Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A., J.P. Morgan Securities plc und UniCredit Bank Austria AG haben...

Newssquare  ALEXANDER HAAS BECOMES PARTNER AT WOLF THEISS

Alexander Haas, 37, has been promoted to Partner at Wolf Theiss. Since 2006, Haas has been at Wolf Theiss in the Practice Group Banking & Finance and...

Newssquare  WOLF THEISS BERÄT DIE RAIFFEISEN BANK INTERNATIONAL AG UND DIE UNICREDIT BANK AUSTRIA AG ALS JOINT LEAD MANAGER EINER EUR 150 MILLIONEN ANLEIHE DER CA IMMOBILIEN ANLAGEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Wien, 15.02.2016 – Ein Bankenkonsortium um die beiden Joint Lead Manager Raiffeisen Bank International AG und UniCredit Bank Austria AG hat eine EUR...

Newssquare  WOLF THEISS BERÄT DIE ERSTE GROUP BANK AG UND DIE RAIFFEISEN BANK INTERNATIONAL AG ALS JOINT LEAD MANAGER EINER EUR 90 MILLIONEN ANLEIHE DER BEST IN PARKING – KONZERNFINANZIERUNGS GMBH

Wien, 05.02.2016 – Ein Bankenkonsortium um die beiden Joint Lead Manager Erste Group Bank AG und Raiffeisen Bank International AG hat eine EUR 90...

Newssquare  WOLF THEISS BERÄT DIE RAIFFEISEN-LANDESBANK (RLB) STEIERMARK AG BEI DER EMISSION EINER 500-MILLIONEN-ANLEIHE

Wien, 21.01.2016 – Die RLB Steiermark hat im Januar am internationalen Kapitalmarkt hypothekarisch fundierte Bankschuldverschreibungen mit einem...

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  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  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  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...

Wolf Theiss Guides

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  Kapitalmarktfinanzierung für mittelständische Unternehmen über Unternehmensanleihen

Die Unternehmensanleihe mag nicht für alle mittelständischen Unternehmen das richtige Finanzierungsinstrument sein – es sind auch nicht alle...

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...

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