Banking & Finance

27 February 2024

Securities or cryptoasset: Differences & delimitation questions regarding the scope of MiFID II and MiCAR

We cordially invite you to the KURS banking congress, an event organized by imh GmbH. In this context, we are particularly pleased that our Banking & Finance specialist, Christine Siegl, is a speaker and is available to answer any questions you may have. The focus of her presentation is on differences and demarcation questions regarding […]...

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20 November 2023

MiFID II special day – MiCAR/The new challenges for compliance officers

We warmly invite you to the MiFID II special day – an event organized by imh GmbH. In this context, we are particularly pleased that our Banking & Finance specialist, Christine Siegl, will be a speaker and will be happy to answer any questions you may have. The focus of her presentation is on new […]...

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7 August 2023

ESMA Statement zu ESG Angaben in Prospekten

This Client Alert is also available in English. Am 11. Juli 2023 veröffentlichte die Europäische Wertpapier- und Marktaufsichtsbehörde (European Securities and Markets Authority – “ESMA”) eine öffentliche Erklärung (“ESMA Statement”) zu nachhaltigkeitsbezogenen Offenlegungspflichten in Prospekten für Dividendenwerte und Nichtdividendenwerte.  1. Einführung Die ESMA betont, dass wesentliche nachhaltigkeitsbezogene Angaben gemäß Artikel 6 Abs 1 der Prospektverordnung in Prospekten und […]...

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24 May 2023

Wolf Theiss advises Banca Comercială Română S.A. on its first green Eurobond issue of EUR 700 million

Bucharest, 25 May 2023 – Wolf Theiss acted as legal advisor to Banca Comercială Română S.A. in relation to its inaugural issue on the international capital markets of EUR 700 million fixed to floating senior non-preferred Green Eurobonds due 2027, under the Multi Issuer EMTN Programme. On 19 May 2023, Banca Comercială Română S.A. has successfully closed its […]...

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14 June 2021

How Blockchain revolutionizes capital market transactions

The Wolf Theiss Banking & Finance team has been working closely together with Erste Bank for years, including the first fully digital, paperless issue of a borrower’s loan note via a blockchain platform in Europe. Claus Schneider and Matthias Schimka are now catching up with Kathrin Gfall-Gapp, Head of Long Term Funding & Execution bei […]...

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3 February 2020

5 Trends to watch in Investment

Recently, the first event of our “The Future of…” series took place. The main focus was on new technologies in the area of investing and how the law reacts. 14 speakers explained in short presentations what the future of investing might look like, including what needs to be considered from a legal point of view.What […]...

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26 September 2019

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 […]...

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23 April 2019

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 […]...

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21 May 2018

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 […]...

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8 November 2017

Blockchain – Hype oder Realität?

Hinter Kryptowährungen wie Bitcoin und Ethereum steht das Prinzip der Blockchain. Wie funktioniert die Blockchain und welche anderen Anwendungsfälle abseits von Kryptowährungen gibt es? Wird die Blockchain die Welt verändern?...

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19 September 2017


“Schattenbanken” spielen eine immer größere Rolle bei Finanzierungen in Österreich und der CEE/SEE Region. Unter den Begriff “Schattenbanken” fallen alle Institutionen, die Finanzierungen bereitstellen, aber nicht regulierte Banken sind. Zuletzt hat sich auch die Österreichische Nationalbank intensiver mit diesen Institutionen beschäftigt und deren Bedeutung im Finanzierungsgeschäft anerkannt. Schattenbanken können für Unternehmen bestehende Finanzierungslücken schließen und […]...

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