Wolf Theiss


In today’s global marketplace, a multijurisdictional approach to compliance is essential. Combining expertise from different areas such as corporate law, regulatory, competition or procurement law as well as sector-specific knowledge, we can advise you throughout the CEE/SEE region on the ever shifting regulatory frameworks that directly affect your daily work and long-term success. Our excellent regional contacts allow us to couple legal expertise with a practical touch creating solutions that work for you in the real world.

Regulations have increased, and so have the costs of non-compliance. When the government arrives at the door, you need a legal team that can quickly coordinate cross-border internal investigations to determine the scope of the problem and which swiftly mobilises to protect you and your business. Our team not only assists you during investigations, but can also guide you through establishing corporate compliance programmes that address your greatest compliance risks; mitigating problems before you face a potential investigation.

T. +43 1 51510 5750
F. +43 1 51510 665750
Schubertring 6
1010 Vienna
T. +43 1 51510 5600
F. +43 1 51510 665600
Schubertring 6
1010 Vienna
T. +40 21 308 81 00
F. +40 21 308 81 25
58-60 Gheorghe Polizu Street
011062 Bucharest
Areas of Specialisation

Business Crime Prevention

Criminal authorities increasingly look at existing compliance standards when exercising their discretionary powers to prosecute companies and scrutinise how companies react to criminal incidents going forward. You can rely on us to develop, monitor and enforce your corporate compliance programme, including setting up e-learning programmes, as well as drafting and reviewing compliance documents, such as codes of ethics, anti-corruption guidelines and anti-money laundering guidelines, or rules for internal whistleblowing procedures. Learn more about our White Collar Crime practice.

Corporate Governance and Compliance

Compliance is hard enough as it is without accounting for the complications of different jurisdictions. We have the competence you need to help you in implementing corporate governance regimes and compliance programmes across borders and jurisdictions, and can also provide Governance, Risk & Compliance trainings for management boards and senior executives. Listed companies, privately held groups, private equity fund managers and start-ups are just some of the kinds of entities we have helped guide through the compliance thicket. Learn more about our Corporate, Commercial & M&A practice.

GDPR Compliance

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into force in May 2018 is the most important reform of European data privacy laws for 20 years. Non-compliance will be punished with high fines. Is your business prepared? We can help you to identify the gaps in your organisation and suggest the best options to close them; helping your firm become GDPR compliant. An efficient way to ensure compliance with data protection regulations, including the GDPR, and to build customer trust through transparency is to have your IT-products or IT-based services certified through the European Privacy Seal (EuroPriSe). Our admitted legal and technical experts can conduct the necessary evaluation for your certificate. Learn more about our Data Protection & Cybersecurity practice.

Sector specific Compliance

Knowing the ins and outs of all regulatory requirements under national and EU law isn't easy. We can advise you on the production and distribution of regulated products under national and EU law, including on advertising and data protection, and help ensure that your business is compliant in all ways. You benefit from our experience in developing and implementing customized compliance training programmes at all company levels in line with sector-specific regulatory requirements and industry standards; meaning that you are best prepared to manage future risk. Learn more about our Administrative, Public & EU Law practice.

Competition Compliance

You can trust us to develop, implement and monitor tailor-made competition compliance programmes; to conduct audits to identify and minimise legal risk early on; to prepare clear guidelines and training programmes on achieving competition compliance and the proper response to dawn raids and other investigations by the authorities. Learn more about our Competition & Antitrust practice.

Public Procurement Compliance

Whether you are a public contracting authority or a private enterprise, we can support you in implementing Compliance Management Systems and in planning and implementing self-cleaning measures so that you can be re-admitted to public tenders. Learn more about our Public Procurement practice.

Press Releases

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 Bitpanda Setzt Bei Pantos ICO Auf Wolf Theiss

Wien, 12. März 2018 – Bitpanda bringt sein neues Open-Source Forschungsprojekt Pantos mittels Initial Coin Offering (ICO) auf den Markt. Wolf Theiss...

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 Angelika Hellweger named Counsel at Wolf Theiss

Vienna, 26 September 2016 – Angelika Hellweger (32), a member of the Practice Group Dispute Resolution at Wolf Theiss since 2010, has been named...

Newssquare Internal Whistleblowing System: Andritz relies on whistleblowing software from Wolf Theiss IT subsidiary

RBS Responsible Business Solutions GmbH, the IT consulting subsidiary of Wolf Theiss, is pleased to announce that international company ANDRITZ has...


Wien, 16.3.2016 - RBS Responsible Business Solutions GmbH, die IT-Consulting Tochter von Wolf Theiss, startet ihr neu entwickeltes Hinweisgebersystem...

Client Alerts / Newsletters

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 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 The Polish Personal Data Protection Act Is Closer To Completion

On Monday, January 15th, 2018, in the Column Hall of the Polish Parliament, the Ministry of Digitalization organized a meeting to summarize the public...

Newssquare Only Few Days Left to Register your UBO in Slovenia: Are You Exempted or Not?

The application for registrations of beneficial owners is now operational. Deadline to register beneficial owners is 19 January 2018.

Newssquare VERGABERECHT - Neue Schwellenwerte ab 1.1.2018

Ab dem 1.1.2018 treten für Vergabeverfahren neue Schwellenwerte in Kraft. Diese wurden nun am 19.12.2017 im Amtsblatt der Europäischen Union (L 337)...

Newssquare The Romanian Competition Council Releases Its Compliance Guide

In what is a significant step in the promotion of competition law compliance, the Romanian Competition Council ("RCC") released its Compliance Guide...

Wolf Theiss Guides


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