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Newssquare The Future of Financial Services

Last week, the 7th Women Leadership Forum took place in Vienna and Andrea Gritsch, member of our Management Team, was among the speakers. She joined a panel discussion on "The financial sector in transition - who dominates the future?", stating that a prime success factor in the new era of open banking is maintaining direct customer contact and forming strategic partnerships within the financial ecosystem.

While it is still unclear whether and how open market models will replace the traditional way of doing business, there is no doubt that innovation, collaboration and diversity will be key in mastering the upcoming challenges. Watch our latest video "The Future of Financial Services" for...

Newssquare Yes, no, maybe – should the crypto space be regulated?

Recently, the ANON blockchain summit took place in Vienna. Niklas Schmidt, head of our firm-wide tax team and cryptocurrency expert, joined a panel on the role of regulation in the crypto space. How should the different types of crypto assets be treated from a regulatory perspective? And how should the fast-moving world of cryptocurrencies and blockchains be regulated as such?

Newssquare Digitalisierung – Wie sieht die Zukunft der Rechtsbranche aus?

Wie wappnet sich die Rechtsbranche für die Digitalisierung? In Österreich sehen laut einer Umfrage 90 Prozent der Inhouse-Juristen die Digitalisierung als Chance und erhoffen sich davon konkrete Vorteile wie beispielsweise Zeitersparnis oder Qualitätssteigerung.

 

Wolf Theiss hat mit der neuen Collaboration-Plattform "Wolf Theiss Space" im Rahmen eines galaktischen Abends mit Managing Partner Claus Schneider und Gastredner Werner Gruber seine Lösung für die digitale rechtliche Zusammenarbeit präsentiert.

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.

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