Wolf Theiss

Litigation

Need to ensure the professional handling of dispute resolution work on a regular basis? Or are you or your company shattered by a highly challenging one-off dispute which may affect your business significantly? We are your partner for either case. Knowing where, when, and how to initiate legal proceedings in order to protect your business is a necessity if you want to stay one step ahead of competitors and adversaries, and avoid costly and potentially reputation-damaging investigations. You can rely on our extensive experience in handling complex and sensitive matters combined with a strategic and cost effective approach.

Much of our daily litigation work involves commercial disputes. This means that whatever your business or whatever type of conflict you are involved in, we can help you. We represent you in shareholder disputes, partnership and merger and acquisition disputes, fraud and investment scams, breach of contract and business torts, professional and product liability matters, and intellectual property right infringements.

Involved in a bigger dispute or a dispute abroad? We advise you on your overall dispute resolution strategy, including multijurisdictional questions, and coordinate the involvement of other firms advising on the matter. We use our years of international litigation work to your benefit so that you stay on top of the potentials and risks emanating from litigation elsewhere in the world.

Contact
Clemens
Trauttenberg
Partner
T. +43 1 51510 5750
F. +43 1 51510 665750
Schubertring 6
1010 Vienna
Austria
Marcin
Aslanowicz
Partner
T. +48 22 378 8900
F. +48 22 378 8901
ul. Mokotowska 49
00-542 Warsaw
Poland
Ligia Cecilia
Popescu
Partner
T. +40 21 308 81 00
F. +40 21 308 81 25
4 Vasile Alecsandri Street
010639 Bucharest
Romania
Lawyers
Norbert Bálint
Senior Associate
Nikolaus Loudon
Senior Associate
Atanas Mihaylov
Senior Associate
Katerina Novakova
Senior Associate
Marcin Rudnik
Senior Associate
Clemens Schöfmann
Senior Associate
Oleg Temnikov
Senior Associate
Pawel Wysocki
Senior Associate
Sergii Zheka
Senior Associate
Andreea Zvac
Senior Associate
Areas of Specialisation

Corporate & Shareholder Disputes

You can rely on the successful cooperation between our Corporate and Dispute Resolution experts to give you top level and efficient advice on all types of corporate disputes. We can help you with breach of contract and warranty cases, disputes over the proper construction of agreements, shareholder disputes, disputes over joint ventures, and post-mergers and acquisitions disputes, as well as with corporate governance related litigation, for example shareholder activism battles, disputes on public take-over bids and squeeze-out procedures. Prevention is better than cure; we also help you tackle risk management issues.


Financial Services Litigation

Whether you are a local or a global financial player you need advice on regulatory, compliance, restructuring, and insolvency matters. We represent lenders and borrowers in investigations and court proceedings including consumer mass litigation on the defendants' side. As financial institution or as service provider, you benefit from the close cooperation with our Banking & Finance and Capital Markets experts in litigation matters, both as plaintiffs and defendants. Opponent abroad? No problem: Our litigation team routinely handles highly complex cross-border financial litigation cases.


Life Science litigation

Pharmaceutical, medical device and biotechnology companies face many legal challenges; from regular corporate transactions and regulatory issues to complex (product) liability, patent litigation and criminal proceedings. Given the recent trend towards enhanced compliance in regulated industries such as healthcare, you can also rely on us for support in the development and enforcement of internal compliance guidelines. Learn more about our Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences practice.


Insurance Disputes

Insurance disputes can be both disruptive and damaging to you and your business. Whether you are a party in a lawsuit, defending a policyholder or upholding a duty to indemnify, we use our direct industry experience to assist you in resolving your dispute and keeping costly claims from negatively impacting your business. We advise you on all types of coverage issues ranging from bad faith, director and officer liability, and professional liability to construction defects, mergers and acquisitions issues, cyber security, technology and unfair competition, and represent you at all levels of court proceedings. Learn more about our Banks, Insurance & Other Financial Institutions practice.


Crisis Litigation

Are you facing substantial losses or any other severe impact as a result of civil claims, criminal actions or investigations? Businesses and individuals come to us because of our team's proven ability to handle highly sensitive and complex cases. So when it is impossible to avoid dealing with a conflict situation, you can depend on our litigation experience and knowledge to quickly comprehend, evaluate, and analyse your business and legal issues, and formulate the most effective and efficient strategy for you.


Interim Injunctions

At some point you or your company may need instant help from the courts to prevent irreparable damage or loss. Perhaps you have provided bank guarantees to customers and face unjustified payment requests, which only interim injunctions can stop in time. We can help. We also use interim relief to mitigate harm to you arising from shareholder disputes and, last but not least, in unfair competition and IP disputes.


Product Liability

As an international or national supplier or producer in whichever industry, a claim for product liability needs to be taken seriously and tackled fast. We can represent you in all high-profile disputes relating to compliance with product safety regulations and breach thereof, risk management and injury claims. You benefit from our regional focus which enables us to advise on laws and regulations of a number of countries, and to coordinate our services in the jurisdictions involved.


Constitutional & EU law

In addition to representation before national courts, we can represent you in litigation proceedings before European public authorities, administrative and constitutional law courts as well as the European Court of Justice (ECJ) and the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). You benefit from our solid regional and local network of contacts and strong working relationships with many regional public authorities and courts, also at the level of political decision-making. Learn more about our Administrative, Public & EU Law practice.

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