Wolf Theiss

RETAIL, WHOLESALE & CONSUMER GOODS

Retailers, wholesalers and consumer goods manufacturers operate in a challenging, competitive and constantly changing commercial and regulatory environment; today more than ever. With disruptive market trends, changing consumer behaviour such as the shift from traditional 'brick and mortar' shopping to e-commerce, as well as increasing price pressure, you need a multi-disciplinary team experienced in dealing with the issues at stake.

Our lawyers can not only provide you with in-depth industry knowledge on a local and international level, but can also support in all key aspects of your business: from regulatory compliance and commercial issues, to brand management, pricing and marketing strategies, e-commerce and data protection. Of course, we can also help you with issues such as the best way to finance your expansion plans, the ins-and-outs of strategic takeovers and mergers, the cross-border posting of employees, unfair competition or abuse of dominance claims, and managing real estate portfolios.

Our team consists of experts in all relevant legal areas, working closely together to offer you tailor-made solutions. You benefit from our experience advising clients throughout the sector; from luxury brands to food and beverage producers, from high street retailers to operators of shopping malls. Over the years, we have successfully advised on some of the region's largest deals in the sector, earning us top rankings in international legal directories.

Contact
Georg Kresbach
Georg
Kresbach
Partner
T. +43 1 51510 5090
F. +43 1 51510 665090
Schubertring 6
1010 Vienna
Austria
Lothar Wachter
Lothar
Wachter
Partner
T. +43 1 51510 5050
F. +43 1 51510 665050
Schubertring 6
1010 Vienna
Austria
Tomasz Stasiak
Tomasz
Stasiak
Partner
T. +48 22 378 8900
F. +48 22 378 8901
ul. Mokotowska 49
00-542 Warsaw
Poland
Birgit Kraml
Birgit
Kraml
Partner
T. +43 1 51510 5360
F. +43 1 51510 665360
Schubertring 6
1010 Vienna
Austria
Lawyers
Zoltàn Bodnàr
Zoltàn Bodnàr
Senior Associate
Iwona Huryn
Iwona Huryn
Senior Associate
Maren Jergolla-Wagner
Maren Jergolla-Wagner
Senior Associate
János Pásztor
János Pásztor
Senior Associate
Florian Pechhacker
Florian Pechhacker
Senior Associate
Paulina Pomorski
Paulina Pomorski
Senior Associate
Anja Tauchen
Anja Tauchen
Senior Associate
Michał Zajączkowski
Michał Zajączkowski
Senior Associate
Jiayan Zhu
Jiayan Zhu
Senior Associate
(currently on secondment)
Jonida Braja
Jonida Braja
Associate
Péter Ihász
Péter Ihász
Associate
Blerta Nesho
Blerta Nesho
Associate
Areas of Specialisation

We can help you with

  • Advertising and Promotions
  • Brand Management
  • Competition / Antitrust
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Consumer Finance
  • Consumer Protection
  • Corporate / Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Data Protection and Data Privacy
  • Distribution Agreements
  • E-Commerce
  • Employment
  • Environmental Law
  • Facility Management
  • Franchising
  • General Terms and Conditions
  • Intellectual Property
  • Lease Agreements
  • Logistics and Distribution
  • Market Entry
  • Planning and Zoning
  • Product Development
  • Product Labelling
  • Product Liability
  • Promotions / Loyalty Cards
  • Real Estate
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Tax
Press Releases

Newssquare  Wolf Theiss advises Kyocera on its Acquisition of 100% ownership of Van Aerden Group

Vienna, 21 February 2019 – Wolf Theiss has advised Kyocera on its acquisition of 100% of the shares of Van Aerden Group BV, a European pneumatic tool...

Newssquare  Wolf Theiss berät die Canadian Tire Corporation

Wien, 24. Mai 2018 - Wolf Theiss hat die Canadian Tire Corporation bei der Akquisition des norwegischen Sport- und Funktionsbekleidungsherstellers...

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  WOLF THEISS ADVISES MCARTHUR-GLEN IN EXPANSION OF PARNDORF DESIGNER OUTLET CENTER

Vienna, 4 April 2017 – McArthurGlen, leading developer, owner and operator of designer outlet centres in Europe and Canada, has placed its trust in...

Newssquare  WOLF THEISS ADVISES QIA ON INVESTMENT IN BANVIT

Vienna, 16 January 2017 – Wolf Theiss has advised as Austrian counsel the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) on a joint venture between QIA and BRF, the...

Newssquare  Killt das Internet die Bestandverträge im Handel?

Wien, 14.11.2016 – Bei einem heute von Wolf Theiss und Regioplan Consulting veranstalteten Top-Level-Branchenseminar standen die rechtlichen und...

Newssquare  Wolf Theiss und Jank Weiler Operenyi begleiten den Einstieg von Kellogg bei Vita+ Naturprodukte Gmbh

Wien, 19. September 2016 – Wolf Theiss und Jank Weiler Operenyi beraten bei der Akquisition von 51% an der Vita+ Naturprodukte GmbH durch Kellogg. Die...

Newssquare  Wolf Theiss advises on acquisition of Scitec Nutrition

Budapest, 30 August 2016 – Wolf Theiss has advised Ascendis Health, a South African publicly listed health and care brands company, in their...

Newssquare  Wolf Theiss advises Vis Mundi and Levant Capital in acquisition of company shares of Power Horse Energy Drinks GmbH

Wolf Theiss has advised the investors Vis Mundi and Levant Capital in their purchase of a 49% stake in shares of Power Horse Energy Drinks GmbH.

Client Alerts / Newsletters

Newssquare  PROPRIETORS OF ROMANIAN TRADEMARKS MAY CLARIFY THE SCOPE OF GOODS AND SERVICES BY 30 SEPTEMBER 2020

The Romanian Trademarks Law has been recently and substantially amended. An important change means that now when class headings are used to designate...

Newssquare  New EU regs on e-commerce likely to bolster transparency and innovation (are the critics wrong?)

Although some observers have criticized the EU's new regulations on e-commerce for being too soft on platforms of online intermediation services and...

Newssquare  FURTHER TIGHTENING OF FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT SCREENING IN HUNGARY

On 17 June 2020, the Hungarian Parliament reconfirmed in a new act the rules adopted by the Hungarian Government earlier in May 2020 which...

Newssquare  COVID-19 Logbook: Romanian Legal Updates – Days 82 – 94, 4th June – 15th June

GENERAL INTEREST & EMPLOYMENT

In today's newsletter, we will analyze the following legislation in Romania:

• Government Decision no. 465/2020 on...

Newssquare  POLAND: ALLEVIATION OF RESTRICTIONS ON BUSINESS ACTIVITIES AND SOCIAL LIFE

Poland – All provisions of the Regulation of the Council of Ministers of 29 May 2020 on introduction of specific limitations and restrictions...

Newssquare  SLOVENIA ADOPTS FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT SCREENING MECHANISM

On 31 May 2020, a third legislative package to contain the consequences of the COVID-19 epidemic ("Act") introduced a screening mechanism for foreign...

Newssquare  POLAND SET TO INTRODUCE SPECIALIZED COURTS IN JULY 2020

On 19 February 2020, the Polish President signed an act that amends the Code of Civil Procedure along with other existing acts that impact the...

Newssquare  THE NEW LEGAL FRAMEWORK FOR UKRAINIAN CROSS-BORDER TAXATION ENTERS INTO FORCE

On 21 May 2020, the President of Ukraine signed the Law of Ukraine "On Amendments to the Tax Code of Ukraine on Improvement of Tax Administration,...

Newssquare  AUSTRIA - CORONA-RELIEF FUND – GUIDELINE FOR GRANTS TO COVER NON-REPAYABLE FIXED COSTS IN THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF EUR 8 BILLION (FROM THE CORONA-RELIEF FUND)

Starting from 20 May 2020, companies damaged by the effects of COVID-19 can apply for a non-repayable grant to cover their fixed costs ("Fixed Costs...

Newssquare  COVID-19 Logbook: Romanian Legal Updates – Day 41-53 – 24th April - 7th May: State-Aid/ Healthcare/ Dispute resolution/ Fiscal/ Food retail/ Transportation/ TMT

For today's newsletter we shall analyze the following:

•Military Ordinance no. 10/2020 regarding several measures on limiting the spread of COVID-19;...

Newssquare  Slovenia – Courts in times of Corona

The amendment to the COVID-19 Measures Act published on 30 April 2020 is the first step towards a continuation of judicial proceedings. The president...

Newssquare  SLOVENIA ADOPTED MUCH AWAITED LIQUIDITY MEASURES FOR BUSINESSES

On 1 May 2020, the Act on Additional Liquidity to the Economy to Mitigate the Effects of the COVID-19 Infectious Disease Epidemic ("COVID-19...

Newssquare  LESSONS LEARNED: ACQUIRING PROTECTIVE FACE MASKS IN THE COURSE OF A PANDEMIC

In the midst of the current Covid-19 crisis, there is an unprecedented worldwide demand for protective face masks. Despite various efforts by the EU...

Newssquare  POLAND: RESCUE PACKAGE 2.0

Poland – In connection with the spread of the COVID-19, further legislative steps were taken at the end of last week: over 60 Polish acts were amended...

Newssquare  COVID-19 Logbook: Romanian Legal Updates – Day 33-37 – 16th-21st April: Employment

For today's newsletter we shall analyze the measures adopted by the following:

• Press release issued by the Ministry of Labor and Social Security...

Newssquare  HUNGARY TO RAISE FUNDS THROUGH TAXES ON RETAIL BUSINESSES AND BANKS TO FINANCE MEASURES FOR COVID-19

The Ministry of Finance expects to raise, by levying a retail tax and a bank surtax, additional revenues amounting to HUF 91 billion (approximately...

Newssquare  AUSTRIA - CORONA-RELIEF FUND - GUIDELINES FOR THE ISSUANCE OF GUARANTEES AND DIRECT LOANS FROM THE EUR 15 BILLION CORONA-RELIEF FUND

By way of Ordinance BGBl. II 143/2020, and on the basis of Section 3b para. 3 of the ABBAG-Act (3rd COVID-19 Act, BGBl. I No. 23/2020), the Ministry...

Newssquare  COVID-19 Logbook: Romanian Legal Updates – Day 28-32 – 13th-15th April: Employment/Dispute resolution/Healthcare/Corporate/State-Aid

For today's newsletter we shall analyze the measures adopted by the following:

• Presidential Decree no. 240/2020 on extending the emergency status;...

Newssquare  COVID-19 Logbook: Romanian Legal Updates – Day 23-25 – 8th-10th April: State-Aid/Healthcare/Banking & Finance

For today's newsletter we shall analyze the measures adopted by the following:

• Military Ordinance no. 8/2020;

• Government Emergency Ordinance no....

Newssquare  State support measures available for companies in Romania in the context of Covid-19

First, the Romanian Government approved, via GEO 30/2020, a support scheme for technical unemployment (furlough). In an attempt to prevent dismissals...

Newssquare  Update: Relaxation of the General Ban on Access to Shops

The Ordinance of the Federal Minister of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection concerning interim measures to prevent the dissemination...

Newssquare  SLOVENIA'S THIRD COVID-19 LEGISLATIVE PACKAGE PROVIDES RENT SUBSIDIES FOR COMMERCIAL PREMISES

The Slovenian government is currently working on a third COVID-19 legislative package which, among others, foresees rent subsidies for commercial...

Newssquare  COVID-19 Logbook: Romanian Legal Updates – Day 22 – 7th April: State-Aid/Healthcare

For today's newsletter we shall analyze the measures adopted by the following:

• Military Ordinance no. 7 ("MO no. 7/2020");

• Government Emergency...

Newssquare  HUNGARY: CHANGES IN RULES OF CIVIL PROCEDURE DURING COVID-19 CRISIS

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Hungarian government has declared a state of emergency as of 11 March 2020 by Government Decree 40/2020 (III.11.). As...

Newssquare  COVID-19 Logbook: Romanian Legal Updates – Days 18 - 21 3rd – 6th April: Banking & Finance/Employment

European and national finance authorities are pushing for deadline extensions during the COVID-19 pandemic in order to help regulated entities. The...

Newssquare  SERBIAN MEASURES TO TACKLE THE EFFECTS OF COVID-19-LATEST UPDATES

Since the first coronavirus patient was registered in Serbia on 6 March 2020, the Government of Republic of Serbia ("Government") imposed an array of...

Newssquare  COVID-19 Logbook: Romanian Legal Updates – Day 17 – 2nd April: Healthcare/Employment

The State measures aimed at limiting the effects of the pandemic continue with a relaxation of the regulatory authorization process of the medical...

Newssquare  COVID-19 Logbook: Romanian Legal Updates – Days 12-16 28th March – 1st April: Healthcare/Banking/Employment/Fiscal

As the emergency status continues in Romania a long list of measures have been taken in the last recent days. As such, the Government established a...

Newssquare  COVID-19 Logbook: Romanian Legal Updates – Day 10-11 – 26th-27th March: Healthcare/Banking and Finance/Dispute resolution/Competition

As the emergency status continues in Romania: (i) the Judges section of the Supreme Council of Magistrates ("CSM") has decided to step in to unify the...

Newssquare  CURFEW IN HUNGARY

On 27 March the Hungarian Government introduced curfew in Hungary effective between 28 March and 11 April. In order to learn more about the...

Newssquare  IMPACTS OF COVID-19: EU EXPORT CONTROL ON PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

In order to prevent a critical situation arising due to a shortage of essential products, or to remedy such a situation, the Commission, acting at the...

Newssquare  COVID-19 Logbook: Romanian Legal Updates - Days 8-9 – 24-25 March: Social/Banking/Employment/Competition

We continue our COVID-19 Logbook: Legal Updates series and we follow up today with measures taken by the Government to limit the movement of people....

Newssquare  COVID-19 Logbook: Legal Updates - Day 5-7

We continue our COVID-19 Logbook: Legal Updates series and we follow up today with measures taken by the Government as to boost the business...

Newssquare  COVID-19 Legal update – Czech Republic

As of 12 March 2020, a state of national emergency has been declared in the Czech Republic by a decree of theCzech government (No. 69/2020 Coll.) for...

Newssquare  HUNGARY: NEW LENDING MARKET PROVISIONS DUE TO COVID-19

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Hungarian government has declared a state of emergency as of 11 March 2020. On 18 March 2020, the Hungarian...

Newssquare  COVID-19 LOGBOOK: ROMANIAN LEGAL UPDATES - DAY 3&4 – 18&19 MARCH: SOCIAL/EMPLOYMENT/CORPORATE/TAX

As the next round of our regular coverage on the rapidly changing situation in Romania, we follow up today with updates on the new Military Ordinance...

Newssquare  COVID-19 Logbook: Legal Updates - Day 1&2

COVID-19 Logbook: Legal Updates is an initiative undertaken by the Bucharest Office of Wolf Theiss as to keep all clients, partners and the Romanian...

Newssquare  THE COVID-19 LAW - AUSTRIA

Austria has implemented a range of laws and regulations to address and mitigate the adverse consequences of Covid-19 (the "Covid-19 Law"). The...

Newssquare  Increase of Minimum Salary in Romania

Starting 1 January 2019, the minimum gross salary in Romania will increase to RON 2,080 (approx. EUR 430), while the minimum gross salary for...

Newssquare  A new collective agreement for Slovenia's trade sector: does it apply to you (yet)?

On 15 August 2018, the new Collective agreement for Slovenia's trade sector ("new CA") has entered into force. Currently it is only binding upon...

Newssquare  Latest Amendment to the National Court Register Act

The latest amendment to the National Court Register Act ("Act") introduces many changes that will significantly affect its functioning and obligations...

Newssquare  The Impact of the New Tax Evasion Regulations on Escrow Agreements

To counteract tax evasion, Polish authorities have recently introduced legislation (the Act) and digital systems allowing tax authorities to analyze...

Newssquare  New EU Regulation - the End of Geo-blocking when Shopping Online

A new EU Regulation, which will take effect on 3 December 2018, provides for borderless online shopping.(1) Traders are obliged to treat online...

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  Polish Employee Capital Plans

On February 8th, 2018, the Polish Ministry of Finance released the long-awaited first draft of the bill on employee capital plans (Ustawa o...

Wolf Theiss Guides

Newssquare  COVID-19 Real Estate Investment Guide

COVID-19 has led to significant changes for real estate investments and transactions, some of which might be of a lasting nature. We as legal...

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