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Newssquare Financial Industry goes Blockchain

Blockchain technology is no longer science fiction, it has become reality! Our Banking and Finance team partnered with Erste Group in developing the first paperless blockchain-only Schuldscheindarlehen (a debt instrument) issue in Europe! The benefits are obvious: thanks to digitization, issuance processes are now a lot faster and offer more transparency and certainty for all parties involved.


In our latest Snapshot, partner Claus Schneider takes a deeper look at this topic and explains why lawyers cannot afford to turn their backs on this development (and why they have to know their industry).


Newssquare Highlighting the latest trends in the CEE region - M&A market in CEE remains robust

M&A activity in Central and Eastern Europe remains strong, and the solid growth of the region’s economies bodes well for the future.

In the first three quarters of 2018 deal value in CEE increased to €11.6 bn, almost 30% higher than in the same period of 2017, according to data announced by Mergermarket during the Forum. The number of deals went down to 277 from 345.

In our video executive summary, Ron Given, co-managing partner of Wolf Theiss Warsaw discusses the conclusions from the CEE M&A and Private Equity Forum, which was supported by Wolf Theiss. Karolina Stawowska, a partner at Wolf Theiss Warsaw and head of the tax practice, talks about the impact of new tax rules on M&A deals at...

Newssquare The Future of Work - How will digitalization affect us?

"The Future of Work: Friend or Foe?" - this was the title of a panel discussion at the digital conference Darwin's Circle 2018, which was recently held in Vienna. So what changes in the world of work can we expect?

In our new Wolf Theiss Snapshot, Ralf Peschek, head of our Employment Practice and one of the panel speakers, talks about the impact of digitalization in professional life and which challenges employers and employees will be facing.

Newssquare Revolution in Residential Development

A new law that may revolutionize spatial planning and property development in Poland came into effect on August 22nd. The Act may heavily impact the residential market in Poland for the next 10 years. Partner and Head of Real Estate and Construction team, Tomasz Stasiak, and team member and Associate Aleksander Duma have prepared a video executive summary of our Client Alert on the new law.

Newssquare Satoshi, innovation, disruption and the legal world

Have you come across the name Satoshi Nakamoto before? He is the pseudonymous founder of Bitcoin and although we do not know who he really is, he is probably one of the most influential people of our time!


In our brand new Wolf Theiss Snapshot, Partner Niklas Schmidt explains why cryptocurrencies, Blockchains and next-generation projects like DASH, Nano and ZenCash affect us in real life.

Newssquare M&A Trends in CEE

Is the current M&A market seller-friendly or buyer-friendly? What do the holdbacks in purchase prices signalize? Are there more locked box deals or completion account deals on the market?


Find the answers to these questions in our Wolf Theiss Snapshot, where our Partners Markus Bruckmüller and Ileana Glodeanu speak about the latest M&A trends in the CEE region.


Newssquare Europa-Crypteuropa?

Das Who's Who der Digitalen Community hat sich auch dieses Jahr wieder beim 4Gamechangers Festival in Wien versammelt, um Themen wie Blockchain, Kryptowährungen, Cloud Computing und Big Data zu diskutieren. Hierfür ist nicht nur ein funktionierendes Ökosystem sondern auch ein Rechtsrahmen mit klar definierten Regeln unabdingbar.

Andrea Gritsch, Partnerin und FinTech-Expertin bei Wolf Theiss, erklärt in unserem Wolf Theiss Snapshot, welche Voraussetzungen erfüllt werden müssen, damit die digitale Innovation auch in Europa weiterhin vorangetrieben werden kann.

Newssquare Arbeitsrecht Frankreich: alles neu?

Der französische Staatspräsident Emmanuel Macron hat eine weitreichende Reform des französischen Arbeitsrechts versprochen – und zur Jahreswende 2017/2018 nun auch geliefert. Hunderte Seiten des „Code du travail“ wurden gestrichen, gekürzt oder neu verfasst mit dem Ziel das französische Arbeitsrecht moderner und flexibler zu gestalten und Frankreich für Investoren wieder attraktiver zu machen. Matthias Rubner, Partner bei Latham & Watkins in Paris und Wolf Theiss Associate Julia Morscher nehmen in unserem Wolf Theiss Snapshot die französische Arbeitsrechtsreform genauer unter die Lupe.

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