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Sustainable Law

Shaping the ESG Future

Discover the profound impact of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors on the legal landscape.
Wolf Theiss is committed to shaping the ESG future by offering sustainable legal solutions. Gain valuable insights into the intersection of law and sustainability and how it influences business practices globally.

Banking & Finance

Explore the nexus of banking, finance and ESG at Wolf Theiss. Our firm excels in navigating the complexities of sustainable finance, providing expert counsel on ESG integration within financial regulations and projects. Delve into our comprehensive insight related to how ESG principles are reshaping the banking and finance landscape.

Real Estate

Wolf Theiss leads the way in sustainable real estate law with unmatched expertise in ESG. From innovative green developments to sustainable property investments, our firm carves out excellence at the intersection of sustainability and real estate law. Discover how our pioneering efforts are shaping a sustainable future in the real estate sector.

Competition & Antitrust

In the realm of Competition & Antitrust law, Wolf Theiss sets the standard for integrating ESG principles. Our approach combines environmental, social and governance considerations with legal acumen, fostering responsible corporate conduct. Discover how we drive success at the crossroads of competition law and sustainability.

Banking & Finance

In the realm of banking and finance law, our firm's prowess in ESG stands out. With a proven track record of navigating the complexities of sustainability within financial regulations, we've provided expert counsel on numerous ESG projects. Learn more about our expertise at the intersection of ESG and banking & finance law.

ESG in Bulgaria – Five Factors to Watch in 2024

Discover the latest trends and regulatory updates at the intersection of ESG and banking & finance law in Bulgaria for 2024. Authored by Katerina Kraeva and Katerina Novakova our recent client alert provides comprehensive insights into 5 key factors shaping the ESG landscape. From the introduction of groundbreaking regulations like the New Green Asset Ratio to the implications of the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive, we focus on the evolving dynamics of sustainable finance. Gain valuable perspectives on how these developments are influencing investment decisions, regulatory compliance and business strategies. Stay ahead of the curve with our in-depth analysis.

ESMA’s Public Statement on ESG in Prospectuses

Discover the latest regulatory updates concerning sustainability-related disclosure requirements in prospectuses for both equity and non-equity securities, as outlined by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA). This client alert highlights ESMA's emphasis on the inclusion of material sustainability-related disclosures in prospectuses, providing guidance for issuers of non-equity securities. From common disclosure requirements for all ESG bonds to specific considerations for "use of proceeds" and "sustainability-linked" bonds, this alert offers comprehensive insights aimed at assisting issuers in aligning their prospectuses with ESMA's expectations. Stay informed and ensure compliance with ESMA's guidelines to enhance transparency and promote investor confidence.

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Our References

Amidst regulatory flux, legal expertise becomes the compass that guides businesses towards an ESG-driven horizon, where compliance isn't just a necessity but a strategic advantage in a shifting legal landscape.

-Katerina Kraeva, Partner, Sofia

Real Estate

In the dynamic landscape of real estate, our firm's ESG proficiency is unmatched. From pioneering sustainable development projects to crafting innovative green initiatives, we've carved a path of excellence at the intersection of sustainability and real estate law. Discover our unparalleled expertise in shaping the sustainable future of real estate.

Join us as we explore Europe’s Green Deal and its impact on sustainability. Led by industry experts including Birgit Kraml, Partner at Wolf Theiss and Chair of the Urban Land Institute Austria, our event will address crucial topics such as the balance between competitiveness and regulation, efficient sustainability implementation in real estate and the transformative role of AI in achieving ESG goals.
Don’t miss this opportunity to gain valuable insights into the future of sustainability in Europe.

Date: 28 May 2024
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
Location: BDO Vienna, QBC4 – Am Belvedere 4 (Eingang Karl-Popper-Straße 4), 1100 Vienna

(Note: Event will be conducted in German)

Past real estate events

Sustainability obligations of companies - Photovoltaic systems

Our Energy and Environmental Law expert, Harald Strahberger and Birgit Kraml, our Real Estate, Construction and Sustainability Law expert, delve into the requirements for installing PV systems according to building codes, changes brought on by the Vienna Building Regulations Amendment 2023 and the regulatory aspects and approval obligations under the Condominium Act and Tenancy Act.

Language: German

Past "ESG in the real estate industry" events

Office Talk – ESG, things are getting serious

Join Birgit Kraml, Partner at Wolf Theiss, as she delves into the impact of the CSRD on real estate. Gain valuable insights into compliance strategies, reporting frameworks and the transformative power of sustainability.

This interview is conducted in German.

With the introduction of the Directive on Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence, it is expected that the “S” factor will become even more important as companies will have to ensure compliance with fundamental rights along their whole supply chain.

-Birgit Kraml, Partner, Vienna

Competition & Antitrust

In the dynamic field of Competition & Antitrust law, Wolf Theiss stands as a benchmark for our an unwavering commitment to ESG principles. Our innovative approach integrates environmental, social and governance considerations into every aspect of our practice. From pioneering sustainable business models to advocating for responsible corporate conduct, we set the standard for excellence at the intersection of competition law and ESG. Explore how our unique perspective can drive sustainable success for your organization.

Have a listen to this episode of our Soundshot podcast, where we delve into the crucial intersection of Competition Law and Sustainability. Join our Senior Associate Martin Gassler as he discusses the evolving landscape of competition law and its alignment with environmental responsibility with our expert guest speakers, Sonja Rentz and Moritz Schwarz. This insightful conversation sheds light on how legal frameworks are adapting to support sustainable practices.

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