Wolf Theiss

Regulatory

That economic regulatory requirements locally and across Europe are increasing is clear. What isn't always so clear is exactly how they will affect your sector. With our knowledge of regulations throughout CEE/SEE, we are equipped to advise you on the varying and complex regulatory frameworks that impact your business. But sometimes, just knowing the status quo isn't enough; we strive to anticipate the compliance requirements of the future, sector by sector, so that you can react and plan accordingly.

We are specialised in a broad variety of sectors, including construction, life sciences, banking and finance, insurance, public transport, waste management, infrastructure, telecoms, energy and utilities. You benefit from our industry-specific expertise and local regulatory knowledge so that you can determine and meet your specific compliance requirements.

Contact
Kurt
Retter
Partner
T. +43 1 51510 5240
F. +43 1 51510 665240
Schubertring 6
1010 Vienna
Austria
Areas of Specialisation

Environment, Planning & Zoning

Save yourself time, money and headaches tomorrow by considering these issues today. Businesses that neglect the role that the provisions of environmental law play in corporate acquisitions, energy and infrastructure projects, and commercial and industrial plant permitting and project development may find it hard to meet their goals – and stakeholders' expectations –  efficiently. With national and European laws and regulations (not to mention national laws set forth in various different laws) shifting and growing, you might find it increasingly difficult to get a clear and comprehensive picture. Through their years of experience, our environmental law specialists are equipped to filter out and handle relevant questions in a pragmatic, legally well-founded manner that sets your projects up to succeed.

TMT, Data Protection & Data Privacy

We know the challenges facing technology, media and telecom companies. As laws on privacy and data security grow more complex, businesses are confronted with ever more regulations on their databases, online systems and other sensitive information. How do you reconcile this with your reliance on electronic systems? In addition to regulatory advice in TMT-related matters, we advise clients on general data protection issues and potential data security breaches. We can help you design and implant data applications, outsource IT services, transfer personal data group-wide, create notification procedures for data applications, and prepare and receive authorisation of data applications from the authorities.

Licensing, Permits & Support Schemes

We assist clients in obtaining the licences and permits required under general business rules or special rules relating to specific industries. If you need help in meeting notification requirements specific to your sector, our team can help. For example: in the energy sector, we have helped clients acquire licensing for electricity and gas trading and environmental permits. In the gaming industry, we have helped clients with licensing for poker rooms and online gambling.

Compliance

We help your business comply with regulatory requirements under national and EU law. We are there to help you plan for the future of your business with creative and customised programmes that manage risk and ensure compliance with the latest developments in the law. And speaking of "creative": the Wolf Theiss subsidiary Responsible Business Solutions ("RBS") recently launched "SecuReveal", an online-based whistleblower system which can be integrated into Compliance Management Systems (CMS).

Energy & Utilities

The kind of advice we give fits the needs you have. We provide clients with tailored advice on specific requirements in the infrastructure, energy and utilities sectors. We have played a leading role in driving important energy projects throughout CEE/SEE for more than a decade, helping multinational corporations and project sponsors to conceptualise, develop and finance large-scale project developments. The result of this collaboration is the growing strength of the region's competitive position among global emerging market economies.

Gambling Law

Clients in the gambling industry across the CEE/SEE region turn to us for insight into the various legal frameworks that affect their daily work and long-term success. Not only are we well-versed in this field, we also work hard to become equally knowledgeable about our clients' individual business needs. We believe that this is the key to providing practical advice that helps a client meet its commercial objectives. Our excellent contacts with public authorities allow us to couple legal expertise with a ‘practical touch’, creating solutions that work in the real world.

Private Clients

We serve Austrian and international clients throughout the CEE/SEE region on a wide variety of high-value matters, helping high net worth individuals and their families to grow their business and wealth.  Along with other teams such as Corporate/M&A, Real Estate, Tax and Dispute Resolution, we offer a wide variety of services to private clients, including advice on family-owned and closely held businesses and advice on immigration and citizenship matters dealing with relocation.

Life Sciences

Life sciences businesses face a number of hurdles to their success: compliance with anti-corruption rules, industry guidelines on medicinal products and medical devices, trade and data protection law, and the implementation of clinical trial and research contracts. Our experience in all these legal areas and more gives our attorneys the edge in understanding the unique economic, regulatory, market and political climates in which life sciences companies operate.

Insurance Law

With years of experience in the sector, our regulatory team is a market leader in the CEE/SEE region. Clients benefit from our strong relationships with regulatory bodies, local insurance business associations and market players across the region. We advise both domestic and international clients on all types of insurance law, whereby our top priority is finding the strategy best suited to help the client in its specific situation.

International Trade and Sanctions Law

With the current shifting economic and political landscape, businesses increasingly face international trade restrictions, and failure to pay attention to this complex legal area can have serious consequences. For many years, our regulatory team has been supporting clients in their international trade relations and cross-border M&A. Whether you are faced with trade regulations, export control or trade sanctions – with our experience and global connections, we can help you run your international business smoothly and avoid potential risks.

Press Releases

Newssquare WOLF THEISS BREAKFAST: WILL PROPTECH TURN THE REAL ESTATE WORLD UPSIDE DOWN?

Vienna, 29 June 2017 – PropTech is the latest buzzword in real estate and is jolting the whole sector. The experts at Wolf Theiss analysed the core...

Newssquare WOLF THEISS ADVISES JAPAN-BASED NIDEC CORPORATION IN ACQUISITION OF SECOP-GROUP

Vienna, 3 May 2017 – Wolf Theiss has advised Kyoto-based Nidec, one of the leading manufacturers of electric motors, components and accessories, in...

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 NAMED "CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR" AT CHAMBERS EUROPE AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE

Vienna/London – 11 April 2017 – Wolf Theiss has been named "Central and Eastern Europe Law Firm of the Year" in this year's Chambers Europe Awards....

Newssquare TRUMP-PRÄSIDENTSCHAFT WIRD CHINAS INVESTITIONSPOLITIK BEEINFLUSSEN

Wien, 01.02.2017 – Beim heutigen Wolf Theiss China Breakfast herrschte unter den Experten Übereinstimmung, dass China seine Investitionen infolge der...

Newssquare ÖBB SETZTEN BEI DER BESCHAFFUNG NEUER GÜTER-LOKS AUF WOLF THEISS

Wien, 27.1.2017 – Wolf Theiss hat die ÖBB bei der Ausschreibung zur Lieferung von bis zu 200 Güter-Lokomotiven in den Bereichen Vergabe- und...

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 EXISTENZVERNICHTENDE VERWALTUNGSSTRAFEN AUFGRUND VON EU-VORGABEN: Welchen Handlungsspielraum hat der österreichische Gesetzgeber?

Wien, 12.4.2016 - Verwaltungsstrafen von bis zu € 5 Mio für Privatpersonen und bis zu € 15 Mio oder auch mehr für Gesellschaften können...

Client Alerts / Newsletters

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On 30 October 2015, Law no. 249/2015 on the management of packaging and waste derived from packaging (the "Law"), was published in the Official...

Wolf Theiss Guides

Newssquare Energy Efficiency in Central, Eastern & Southeastern Europe

Wolf Theiss is pleased to publish the first edition (2017) of "The Wolf Theiss Guide to: Energy Efficiency in Central, Eastern & Southeastern Europe"...

Newssquare Generating Electricity from Renewable Sources in Central, Eastern & Southeastern Europe

Wolf Theiss is proud to announce the release of the seventh edition of its flagship publication "The Wolf Theiss Guide to Generating Electricity from...

Newssquare Licensing of Electricity and Gas Wholesale Activities in Central, Eastern & Southeastern Europe

Wolf Theiss is pleased to publish The Wolf Theiss Guide To: Licensing of Electricity and Gas Wholesale Activities in Central, Eastern & Southeastern...

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