Wolf Theiss

Litigation

Need to ensure the professional handling of dispute resolution work on a regular basis? Or are you or your company shattered by a highly challenging one-off dispute which may affect your business significantly? We are your partner for either case. Knowing where, when, and how to initiate legal proceedings in order to protect your business is a necessity if you want to stay one step ahead of competitors and adversaries, and avoid costly and potentially reputation-damaging investigations. You can rely on our extensive experience in handling complex and sensitive matters combined with a strategic and cost effective approach.

Much of our daily litigation work involves commercial disputes. This means that whatever your business or whatever type of conflict you are involved in, we can help you. We represent you in shareholder disputes, partnership and merger and acquisition disputes, fraud and investment scams, breach of contract and business torts, professional and product liability matters, and intellectual property right infringements.

Involved in a bigger dispute or a dispute abroad? We advise you on your overall dispute resolution strategy, including multijurisdictional questions, and coordinate the involvement of other firms advising on the matter. We use our years of international litigation work to your benefit so that you stay on top of the potentials and risks emanating from litigation elsewhere in the world.

Contact
Clemens Trauttenberg
Clemens
Trauttenberg
Partner
T. +43 1 51510 5750
F. +43 1 51510 665750
Schubertring 6
1010 Vienna
Austria
Ligia Cecilia Popescu
Ligia Cecilia
Popescu
Partner
T. +40 21 308 81 00
F. +40 21 308 81 25
4 Vasile Alecsandri Street
010639 Bucharest
Romania
Valerie Hohenberg
Valerie
Hohenberg
Partner
T. +43 1 51510 5021
F. +43 1 51510 665021
Schubertring 6
1010 Vienna
Austria
Eva Spiegel
Eva
Spiegel
Partner
T. +43 1 51510 5120
F. +43 1 51510 665120
Schubertring 6
1010 Vienna
Austria
Lawyers
Nataša Lalović Marić
Nataša Lalović Marić
Partner
(independent attorney-at-law in cooperation with Wolf Theiss)
Žiga Dolhar
Žiga Dolhar
Counsel
- Žiga Dolhar - Odvetnik (Attorney at law)
Florian Horak
Florian Horak
Consultant
Norbert Bálint
Norbert Bálint
Senior Associate
Marko Ernek
Marko Ernek
Senior Associate
Stefan Horn
Stefan Horn
Senior Associate
Marietta Molnár
Marietta Molnár
Senior Associate
Michael Müller
Michael Müller
Senior Associate
Katerina Novakova
Katerina Novakova
Senior Associate
Florian Pechhacker
Florian Pechhacker
Senior Associate
Jakub Pietrasik
Jakub Pietrasik
Senior Associate
Markus Taufner
Markus Taufner
Senior Associate
Simon Tecco
Simon Tecco
Senior Associate
Sergii Zheka
Sergii Zheka
Senior Associate
Alexander Zollner
Alexander Zollner
Senior Associate
Andreea Anton
Andreea Anton
Associate
Jonida Braja
Jonida Braja
Associate
Claudia Brewi
Claudia Brewi
Associate
Sorin Dumitru
Sorin Dumitru
Associate
Xhet Hushi
Xhet Hushi
Associate
Paul Krepil
Paul Krepil
Associate
Lukas Macha
Lukas Macha
Associate
Jan Mącior
Jan Mącior
Associate
Damian Majda
Damian Majda
Associate
Agim Muco
Agim Muco
Associate
Jaromír Pumr
Jaromír Pumr
Associate
Costin Salaru
Costin Salaru
Associate
Denis Selimi
Denis Selimi
Associate
Marcel Vereš
Marcel Vereš
Associate
Heimo Weiss
Heimo Weiss
Associate
Ana Zorn
Ana Zorn
Associate
Areas of Specialisation

Corporate & Shareholder Disputes

You can rely on the successful cooperation between our Corporate and Dispute Resolution experts to give you top level and efficient advice on all types of corporate disputes. We can help you with breach of contract and warranty cases, disputes over the proper construction of agreements, shareholder disputes, disputes over joint ventures, and post-mergers and acquisitions disputes, as well as with corporate governance related litigation, for example shareholder activism battles, disputes on public take-over bids and squeeze-out procedures. Prevention is better than cure; we also help you tackle risk management issues.


Financial Services Litigation

Whether you are a local or a global financial player you need advice on regulatory, compliance, restructuring, and insolvency matters. We represent lenders and borrowers in investigations and court proceedings including consumer mass litigation on the defendants' side. As financial institution or as service provider, you benefit from the close cooperation with our Banking & Finance and Capital Markets experts in litigation matters, both as plaintiffs and defendants. Opponent abroad? No problem: Our litigation team routinely handles highly complex cross-border financial litigation cases.


Life Science litigation

Pharmaceutical, medical device and biotechnology companies face many legal challenges; from regular corporate transactions and regulatory issues to complex (product) liability, patent litigation and criminal proceedings. Given the recent trend towards enhanced compliance in regulated industries such as healthcare, you can also rely on us for support in the development and enforcement of internal compliance guidelines. Learn more about our Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences practice.


Insurance Disputes

Insurance disputes can be both disruptive and damaging to you and your business. Whether you are a party in a lawsuit, defending a policyholder or upholding a duty to indemnify, we use our direct industry experience to assist you in resolving your dispute and keeping costly claims from negatively impacting your business. We advise you on all types of coverage issues ranging from bad faith, director and officer liability, and professional liability to construction defects, mergers and acquisitions issues, cyber security, technology and unfair competition, and represent you at all levels of court proceedings. Learn more about our Financial Institutions practice.


Crisis Litigation

Are you facing substantial losses or any other severe impact as a result of civil claims, criminal actions or investigations? Businesses and individuals come to us because of our team's proven ability to handle highly sensitive and complex cases. So when it is impossible to avoid dealing with a conflict situation, you can depend on our litigation experience and knowledge to quickly comprehend, evaluate, and analyse your business and legal issues, and formulate the most effective and efficient strategy for you.


Interim Injunctions

At some point you or your company may need instant help from the courts to prevent irreparable damage or loss. Perhaps you have provided bank guarantees to customers and face unjustified payment requests, which only interim injunctions can stop in time. We can help. We also use interim relief to mitigate harm to you arising from shareholder disputes and, last but not least, in unfair competition and IP disputes.


Product Liability

As an international or national supplier or producer in whichever industry, a claim for product liability needs to be taken seriously and tackled fast. We can represent you in all high-profile disputes relating to compliance with product safety regulations and breach thereof, risk management and injury claims. You benefit from our regional focus which enables us to advise on laws and regulations of a number of countries, and to coordinate our services in the jurisdictions involved.


Constitutional & EU law

In addition to representation before national courts, we can represent you in litigation proceedings before European public authorities, administrative and constitutional law courts as well as the European Court of Justice (ECJ) and the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). You benefit from our solid regional and local network of contacts and strong working relationships with many regional public authorities and courts, also at the level of political decision-making. Learn more about our Regulatory & Administrative Law practice.

Press Releases

Newssquare  Wolf Theiss expands in Slovakia: Bruno Štefánik and Marko Ernek join Bratislava Office

Bratislava, 22 June 2020 – Bruno Štefánik and Marko Ernek will join the Bratislava office of Wolf Theiss as Counsel and Senior Associate respectively...

Newssquare  Marcin Rudnik from Wolf Theiss Warsaw Office among 5 Lawyers promoted to counsel firm-wide

Warsaw, 14 May 2020 – Wolf Theiss has announced promotions of senior lawyers to counsels. Besides Marcin Rudnik, who specializes in dispute...

Newssquare  Wolf Theiss strengthens its Bucharest Office Team with new Hires

Bucharest, 11 February 2020 – The Romania office of CEE law firm Wolf Theiss extends its team of lawyers. Thus, Wolf Theiss Bucharest announces and...

Newssquare  Wolf Theiss Expands Dispute Resolution Practice By Launching White Collar Crime Practice In Warsaw

Warsaw, 8 January 2020 – Wolf Theiss has hired Arkadiusz Matusiak to start its new White Collar Crime practice. This move, along with last year’s...

Newssquare  Wolf Theiss advises Miba on the Expansion of its eMobility Business

Vienna, 24 July 2019 – Miba relies on Wolf Theiss' expertise on acquiring a stake in VOLTLABOR and establishing a joint venture.

Newssquare  Wolf Theiss advises Blackstone on the Acquisition of €1.64 billion CRH European Distribution Unit

Vienna, 18 July 2019 – Wolf Theiss advised the US multinational investment firm Blackstone on the acquisition of a €1.64 billion European Distribution...

Newssquare  Major Success of Wolf Theiss Lawyers: EUR 180 Million Ruling in favour of Al Arrab in a Post-Privatization Litigation against the Romanian State

Bucharest, 17 September 2018 – A team of lawyers from the Dispute Resolution team of Wolf Theiss Bucharest office led by Partner Ligia Cecilia Popescu...

Newssquare  Wolf Theiss grows its Corporate and LDR Team in Budapest: with Partner Ákos Erős a Team of 4 Lawyers join from Squire Patton Boggs

Budapest, 12 September 2018 - Wolf Theiss has announced the appointment of a new team in Budapest: the team includes M&A expert Ákos Erős, former...

Newssquare  Wolf Theiss berät Borealis bei der Akquisition von Ecoplast

Wien, 20. Juli 2018 – Wolf Theiss hat Borealis, einen führenden Anbieter innovativer Lösungen in den Bereichen Polyolefine, Basischemikalien und...

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 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 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  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...

Client Alerts / Newsletters

Newssquare  POLAND SET TO INTRODUCE SPECIALIZED COURTS IN JULY 2020

On 19 February 2020, the Polish President signed an act that amends the Code of Civil Procedure along with other existing acts that impact the...

Newssquare  COVID-19 Logbook: Romanian Legal Updates – Day 62 - 66 - 17th – 19th May

For today's newsletter we shall analyze the following legislation concerning the newly adopted alert status in Romania:

•Government Emergency...

Newssquare  LEGAL AND DIGITAL CHANGE IN THE BULGARIAN INSURANCE INDUSTRY RESULTING FROM COVID-19

The Bulgarian and European insurance industries are experiencing uncertain times amid the effects of the lockdown imposed by national governments in...

Newssquare  COVID-19 Logbook: Romanian Legal Updates – Day 54-59 – 8th May - 12th May

Newssquare  COVID-19 Logbook: Romanian Legal Updates – Day 41-53 – 24th April - 7th May: State-Aid/ Healthcare/ Dispute resolution/ Fiscal/ Food retail/ Transportation/ TMT

For today's newsletter we shall analyze the following:

•Military Ordinance no. 10/2020 regarding several measures on limiting the spread of COVID-19;...

Newssquare  Slovenia – Courts in times of Corona

The amendment to the COVID-19 Measures Act published on 30 April 2020 is the first step towards a continuation of judicial proceedings. The president...

Newssquare  Slovenian courts in the times of Coronavirus: Have creditors been left with nothing?

Creditors have noted an increased deterioration of their contractual partners' payment discipline caused by governmental measures aimed at curbing the...

Newssquare  COVID-19 Logbook: Romanian Legal Updates – Day 38-39 – 22nd -23rd April: Dispute resolution/Tax/Employment

For today's newsletter we shall analyze the following:

• Government Emergency Ordinance ("GEO") no. 48/2020 concerning certain financial & tax...

Newssquare  POLAND: RESCUE PACKAGE 2.0

Poland – In connection with the spread of the COVID-19, further legislative steps were taken at the end of last week: over 60 Polish acts were amended...

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  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  SLOVENIA'S SECOND COVID-19 LEGISLATIVE PACKAGE PROVIDES BREATHING SPACE FOR DEBTORS

On 2 April 2020, the Slovenian Parliament adopted the Act on emergency measures to control the COVID-19 epidemic and mitigate its effects on citizens...

Newssquare  SERBIAN MEASURES TO TACKLE THE EFFECTS OF COVID-19-LATEST UPDATES

Since the first coronavirus patient was registered in Serbia on 6 March 2020, the Government of Republic of Serbia ("Government") imposed an array of...

Newssquare  Dispute Resolution Insider Special Edition: Covid-19

Welcome to this special edition of the DRInsider, the regularly published Newsletter of the Wolf Theiss Disputes Group, in which we provide an...

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  NAVIGATING JUDICIAL AND ARBITRAL PROCEEDINGS UNDER COVID-19 EMERGENCY LEGISLATION IN BULGARIA: What you need to know

Via the recently adopted "State of Emergency Act , the Bulgarian Parliament has extended the emergency measures and actions to cover some judicial and...

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  Croatian Measures to Tackle the Effects of COVID-19

On 19 March 2020, the Croatian parliament passed the first legislative package that resulted in 66 measures to help the economy cope with the COVID-19...

Newssquare  LEGISLATIVE AMENDMENTS REGARDING COVID-19 ENTERED INTO FORCE ON 22 MARCH 2020

Yesterday legislative amendments entered into force in Austria that create a temporary moratorium on filing deadlines in private law proceedings until...

Newssquare  National Assembly adopts urgent provisional measures regarding judicial, administrative and other public law matters

Following a number of adopted governmental measures in the past week to fight the spread of COVID-19, the National Assembly adopted a new package of...

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  Dispute Resolution Insider - fifteenth edition

Welcome to the 15th edition of the DR Insider, the quarterly Newsletter of the Wolf Theiss Disputes team, in which we provide an overview of recent...

Newssquare  The Asset Tracing and Recovery Review: Austria

The Austrian chapter in the Asset Tracing and Recovery Review provides an overview of the most relevant provisions under Austrian law with respect to...

Newssquare  Poland: Increase to Court Fees

On November 7, 2019, the Statute substantially amending the Civil Procedure Code and other Statutes will come into effect. However, some of the...

Newssquare  Dispute Resolution Insider - fourteenth edition

Welcome to the 14th edition of the DRInsider, the quarterly Newsletter of the Wolf Theiss Disputes team, in which we provide an overview of recent...

Newssquare  Poland: Administrative Proceedings are becoming digitalized

On May 31, a new legal institution in Polish procedural law came into force. The main goal of the modifications is to further digitalize proceedings....

Newssquare  Dispute Resolution Insider - Thirteenth Edition

Welcome to the Spring Edition of the DRInsider, the quarterly Newsletter of the Wolf Theiss Disputes team, in which we provide an overview of recent...

Newssquare  Dispute Resolution Insider - Twelfth Edition

Welcome to the festive 12th edition of the DRInsider, the quarterly Newsletter of the Wolf Theiss Disputes team, in which we provide an overview of...

Newssquare  Dispute Resolution Insider - Eleventh Edition

Welcome to the 11th edition of the DRInsider, the quarterly Newsletter of the Wolf Theiss Disputes team, in which we provide an overview of recent...

Newssquare  The Major Changes brought to the Romanian Public Procurment Legislation by Government Emergency Ordinance No. 45/2018

On 4 June 2018, the Romanian Official Gazette published Government Emergency Ordinance, which had been approved since 24 May 2018 ("GEO 45/2018"),...

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 Regime In Hungary

Renewal of the Procedural Regime

The Hungarian civil procedural rules underwent a sweeping reform in 2017, affecting the entire dispute resolution...

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  Dispute Resolution Insider - Tenth Edition

Welcome to the 10th edition of the DRInsider, the quarterly Newsletter of the Wolf Theiss Dispute Resolution Group. We provide an overview of recent...

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  Bulgaria: Private Damages Directive Implemented

On 3 January 2018, a new Law for Amendment and Supplementation ("New Law") of the Competition Protection Act ("CPA") was published in the Bulgarian...

Newssquare  Amendments to the Procurement Laws entered into Force on 22 December 2017

On 22 December 2017, the Romanian Government published in the Romanian Official Gazette no. 1022 the Government Emergency Ordinance no. 107/2017 ("GEO...

Newssquare  Dispute Resolution Insider - Ninth Edition

Welcome to the 2nd Anniversary Edition of the DRInsider; the quarterly Newsletter of the Wolf Theiss Dispute Resolution Practice Group:

Newssquare  Dispute Resolution Insider - Eighth Edition

Welcome to the 8th edition of the DRInsider, the quarterly Newsletter of the Wolf Theiss Dispute Resolution Practice Group. We are happy to provide...

Newssquare  Dispute Resolution Insider - Seventh Edition

Welcome to the 7th edition of the DRInsider, the quarterly Newsletter of the Wolf Theiss Dispute Resolution Practice Group. We are happy to again...

Newssquare  Dispute Resolution Insider - sixth edition

Welcome to the 6th edition of the DRInsider, the quarterly Newsletter of the Wolf Theiss Dispute Resolution Practice Group. We are happy to once again...

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Newssquare  The Wolf Theiss Guide to: Dispute Resolution in Central, Eastern & Southeastern Europe

This 2018 Wolf Theiss Guide to Dispute Resolution in Central, Eastern & Southeastern Europe is intended as a practical guide to the general principles...

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