Wolf Theiss

CORPORATE, COMMERCIAL & M&A

Whether you are a buyer, seller or target, we represent boards and investors with the efficiency and sensitivity you need. We have been at the vanguard of development of the private and public M&A markets across the region, and you benefit from our experience in successfully negotiating and closing all types of transactions ranging from share deals, asset deals, leveraged buyouts, management buy-outs, to management buy-ins including regulatory advice.

You face any number of complex and unusual regulatory requirements in CEE/SEE, so you need specialist and industry teams throughout the region with the strength and experience to help you find consensus with the most exacting of regulators and stakeholders. Our local presence and industry knowledge means you benefit from efficient advice on a wide range of corporate, commercial and strategic issues such as company incorporations, corporate holding and regulatory structures, corporate governance structures, board advice and day-to-day procedures, including submitting annual reports, maintaining business licenses, and shareholder decisions that impact the welfare of your corporation.

From the moment you appoint us, we consider ourselves to be part of your team. From mergers and acquisitions to corporate and commercial law, we will help you identify and manage legal risk so that you have a firm groundwork on which your business can grow and flourish.

Contact
Horst
Ebhardt
Partner
T. +43 1 51510 5100
F. +43 1 51510 665100
Schubertring 6
1010 Vienna
Austria
Ileana
Glodeanu
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
Ligia Berbecar
Senior Associate
Barnabás Buzási
Senior Associate
Mircea Ciocirlea
Senior Associate
Isabel Firneis
Senior Associate
Clara Gordon
Senior Associate
Petra Heindl
Senior Associate
Iwona Huryn
Senior Associate
Mimo Hussein
Senior Associate
Judit Nádor
Senior Associate
Clemens Schöfmann
Senior Associate
Ivo Stitic
Senior Associate
Jasmina Uzova
Senior Associate
Oksana Volynets
Senior Associate
Jiayan Zhu
Senior Associate
Naida Čustović
Law Office Čustović - Independent Attorney at Law in Cooperation with Wolf Theiss
Lana Sarajlić
Law Office Sarajlić - Independent Attorney at Law in Cooperation with Wolf Theiss
Areas of Specialisation


Private M&A

Founders, entrepreneurs and investors in privately held companies trust us for the success of their private M&A transactions. Our transaction, regulatory and industry lawyers know how to make cross-border transactions work for you in the globalised marketplace of today. We provide the depth of specialist knowledge and breadth of regional coverage needed to make your venture successful.


Public M&A

We are equally effective in public M&A matters. When consensus seems elusive, we find solutions with regulators and stakeholders in the most complex of matters, including executing the acquisition of controlling and minority stakes and both mandatory and voluntary bids. No matter what side of the transaction you are on, as bidder, seller, target or bondholder, we advise you on the structuring of due diligence, negotiations with other parties, and approvals from regulatory authorities.


Distressed M&A

In your time of need, we are there to help you calmly sort out effective options to reduce debt burden and optimise your legal position in reorganisations and turnarounds. We advise companies, international, national and regional financial institutions, lenders, alternative debt and equity providers as well as special situation funds in domestic as well as cross-border matters. Learn more about our Insolvency, Restructuring & Crisis Management practice.


Privatisation & Liberalisation

Our expert advice is born of the practical business world that you work in: our lawyers have worked in the financial services, telecommunications, airline and energy industries and make their knowledge of the drivers, challenges, valuation and structural issues of these sectors work for the success of your transaction. You can rely on us. We advise clients and sovereigns on privatisation transactions in multiple bidder situations and have experience in negotiating with governments, their advisors, stakeholders and regulatory agencies.


Joint Ventures

Much of what we do is aimed at simplifying the complex and making it work for you. This is especially true for the complexities of joint venture partnerships. We guide you through investigating and implementing funding, management and governance mechanisms that mitigate potential disputes and difficulties. We accompany you over the gamut of the joint venture lifecycle, from initial formation to regulatory approvals, financing, corporate governance and exit structures.


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 deal with corporate law matters, implementing corporate governance regimes and compliance programmes across borders and jurisdictions. 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. 


Commercial Contracts

We help you with all matters related to procedures and protocols in order to legally run and operate a company, and specialize in rendering corporate services on the basis of standardized and centralized communication and documentation. Our commercial law expertise includes franchise law, commercial agency and sale of goods law, contractual law and distribution law. Finally, in case of possible disputes, there is often the question of including a precautionary agreement on experts, who as arbitrators can clarify difficult technical and/or commercial issues. We work together with our experts in commercial litigation and arbitration to make sure that you avoid any unpleasant surprises.


Private Equity

From fund formation to LP & GP agreements, regulatory compliance and governance and portfolio M&A, we know how to leverage your private equity in Austria and CEE/SEE and make it work for your future. Our M&A specialists facilitate and negotiate transactions for you, and execute other instruments such as complex financings, strategic partnerships, leveraged buyouts, cross-border M&A, carve-out transactions, IPOs and  trade sale exits. Learn more about our Private Equity & Funds practice.


Venture Capital & Start-ups

Some say that we have entered the age of the start-up. A number of exciting opportunities for VC investors have led to the growth of a real start-up ecosystem in Austria and CEE/SEE. In such a rapidly and unpredictably developing field, you need proactive advice and advisers who can facilitate collaboration between entrepreneurs and venture capital investors. When time and costs are an issue, our industry specialists allow us to provide real deal value, ensuring successful transactions and a solid foundation for your future growth.

Press Releases

Newssquare The Baltics and Belarus offer attractive opportunities for EU firms - Wolf Theiss and Sorainen Conference

Warsaw, 19 September 2018 – Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia offer attractive business opportunities for companies seeking expansion in the construction...

Newssquare Wolf Theiss: Poland needs clear rules to protect Crypto Investors

Warsaw, 13 September 2018 – As cryptocurrencies grow in popularity in Poland, legislators and regulators are struggling to keep up with the changing...

Newssquare Wolf Theiss grows its Corporate and LDR Team in Budapest: with Partner Ákos Erős a Team of 4 Lawyers join from Squire Patton Boggs

Budapest, 12 September 2018 - Wolf Theiss has announced the appointment of a new team in Budapest: the team includes M&A expert Ákos Erős, former...

Newssquare Verstärkung für das Corporate-Team: Sarah Wared startet als Partnerin bei Wolf Theiss

Wien, 12. September 2018 – Wolf Theiss baut seine internationale Corporate-Praxisgruppe weiter aus: Mit Sarah Wared wechselt eine ausgewiesene...

Newssquare Wolf Theiss berät Venture Capital Investor TCV beim Einstieg in Tourradar

Wien, 7. August 2018 – Der internationale Tech-Investor TCV setzt beim Einstieg in das in Wien ansässige Start-up Tourradar auf die Expertise von Wolf...

Newssquare Wolf Theiss berät Borealis bei der Akquisition von Ecoplast

Wien, 20. Juli 2018 – Wolf Theiss hat Borealis, einen führenden Anbieter innovativer Lösungen in den Bereichen Polyolefine, Basischemikalien und...

Newssquare CEE Law Firm Wolf Theiss Assists BT Investments in the Sale of its Shares held in BT Operational Leasing

Bucharest, 2 July 2018 – The Bucharest office of the regional law firm Wolf Theiss assisted BT Investments, a member of Romania's largest financial...

Newssquare Wolf Theiss Advises Chinese Home Appliance Producer Hisense In Takeover Of Gorenje

On 28 June 2018, the China-based producer of home appliances, HISENSE, announced the successful outcome of its takeover offer for the shares in the...

Newssquare Wolf Theiss vertritt Steinhoff beim Verkauf des Kika/Leiner Immobilienportfolios an die Signa-Gruppe

Wien, 21. Juni 2018 - In einem Herzschlagfinale ist es der Steinhoff-Gruppe am Donnerstag gelungen, mit rechtlicher Unterstützung durch Wolf Theiss...

Newssquare Wolf Theiss Empowers Women In Business

Warsaw, 19 June 2018 – Women leaders, entrepreneurs and investors gathered in Warsaw on June 14 to discuss business opportunities and expand their...

Newssquare Wolf Theiss and Winston & Strawn advised U.S. Automotive Supplier Hendrickson in the Acquisition of the Polish Site of Frauenthal Group

Vienna, 19 June 2018 – Hendrickson, the US automotive supplier, acquired the U-bolt division of Frauenthal Group. Wolf Theiss and Winston & Strawn...

Newssquare Wolf Theiss Conference Sees Value In Balkan Investments

Warsaw, 15 June 2018 – Balkan countries offer attractive business opportunities for investors seeking to benefit from European Union asset value...

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 advises Lifebrain

Vienna, 15 May 2018 – Wolf Theiss has advised the shareholders of lifebrain AG (“lifebrain”), a leading Italian laboratory diagnostics services...

Newssquare Wolf Theiss advises Lagardère on Sale of Radio Assets in CEE

Warsaw, 19 April 2018 – Wolf Theiss has advised French media and publishing group Lagardère on the sale of its central European radio businesses,...

Newssquare Wolf Theiss Warsaw Conference Discusses Management Liability in M&A Transactions

Warsaw, 28.03.2018 – Increased volatility on financial markets is putting pressure on company management teams when setting valuations in M&A...

Newssquare Wolf Theiss Advises TF Silesia on the Purchase of SEFAKO Stake

Warsaw, 21 March 2018 – Wolf Theiss has advised the Polish state-owned company Towarzystwo Finansowe "Silesia" sp. z o.o. on the acquisition of the...

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 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 Hilti setzt bei der Akquisition der Wiener Bst-Brandschutztechnik Döpfl Gmbh auf Wolf Theiss

Wien, 21. Februar 2018 - Der Liechtensteiner Baumaschinenhersteller Hilti hat per 31. Jänner 2018 die Wiener bst-Brandschutztechnik Döpfl GmbH sowie...

Newssquare Wolf Theiss und Mergermarket präsentieren neuen M&A-Ausblick für Zentraleuropa (CEE):

- CEE-Studie: Boom bei Technologie-Transaktionen - Start-Ups im Aufschwung

- Österreich gilt als eines der attraktivsten Zielländer für M&A...

Newssquare Wolf Theiss Advises Revetas Capital Fund II And Cerberus Capital Management On Acquisition Of Bucharest Hotel Portfolio

Bucharest, 15 January 2018 – Wolf Theiss has advised Revetas Capital Fund II and an affiliate of Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. on their...

Newssquare WOLF THEISS ADVISES T-MOBILE ON THE ACQUISITION OF UPC AUSTRIA

Vienna, December 22 2017 – Wolf Theiss has advised mobile operator T-Mobile on the acquisition of UPC Austria. Liberty Global plc, the largest...

Newssquare WOLF THEISS UND WILDMOSER/KOCH BERATEN BEI FRANZÖSISCH-ÖSTERREICHISCHER UNTERNEHEMENSTRANSAKTION

Wien/Warschau, 30. November 2017 – Wolf Theiss berät Saint-Gobain bei dem Erwerb von 90% Anteilen an dem auf die Produktion ökologischer Dämmstoffe...

Newssquare WOLF THEISS WARSAW CONFERENCE SEES VALUE IN ENHANCING WHISTLEBLOWING BEST PRACTICES IN POLAND

Warsaw, 30 November 2017 – Polish companies should intensify efforts to strengthen their internal whistleblowing systems, which increase value for all...

Newssquare WOLF THEISS CONTINUES ITS EXPANSION IN CEE: LANA SARAJILIC JOINS WOLF THEISS SARAJEVO

Vienna/Sarajevo, 15. November 2017 - After hiring new partners in Poland and Romania, Wolf Theiss continues its expansion course in Bosnia. Lana...

Newssquare WOLF THEISS BERÄT DATA INTELLIGENCE START-UP KIVU TECHNOLOGIES

Wien, 6. November 2017 – Das auf Anti-Terror-Software spezialisierte Wiener Start-Up Unternehmen KIVU Technologies setzt bei Unternehmensaufbau und...

Newssquare PAULINA PRZEWOŹNIK JOINS EMPLOYMENT TEAM OF WOLF THEISS WARSAW

Warsaw, 16 October 2017 – Paulina Przewoźnik has joined the employment team of Wolf Theiss Warsaw. The appointment of Paulina comes as Wolf Theiss...

Newssquare WOLF THEISS ADVISES RAIFFEISEN WARE AUSTRIA AND LAMB WESTON / MEIJER IN SALE OF FRISCH & FROST

Vienna, 5 October 2017 – VIVATIS Holding AG has acquired Frisch & Frost, which once again finds itself in Austrian ownership. The sellers, US and...

Newssquare WOLF THEISS BEGLEITET DEN CHINESISCHEN AUTOHERSTELLER GREAT WALL MOTOR COMPANY AUF DEM SPRUNG NACH ÖSTERREICH

Wien, 26. September 2017 – Wolf Theiss berät den größten chinesischen SUV-Produzenten bei der Gründung seiner österreichischen Tochtergesellschaft....

Newssquare Wolf Theiss Panel: Quote im Aufsichtsrat – Frauenförderung oder Männerdiskriminierung?

Wien, 19. September 2017 – Gestern Abend diskutierte auf Einladung von Wolf Theiss ein hochkarätig besetztes Panel die ab 2018 auch in Österreich...

Newssquare WOLF THEISS ADVISES KOHLBERG & COMPANY IN PURCHASE OF WINTER SPORT DIVISION OF US COMPANY NEWELL BRANDS

Vienna, 4 August 2017 – The private equity investors Kohlberg & Company L.L.C. have relied on the expertise of Wolf Theiss in their purchase of the...

Newssquare WOLF THEISS ADVISES AUSTRIAN ASSOCIATION OF MEDICAL LABORATORIES "IHR LABOR"

Vienna, 7 June 2017 – Wolf Theiss has advised IHR LABOR, a network of medical laboratories, in legal questions surrounding IP, data protection,...

Newssquare WOLF THEISS ADVISES FACTSET ON THE ACQUISITION OF BISAM TECHNOLOGIES

4 May 2017 - Wolf Theiss has advised FactSet, a global provider of integrated financial information, analytical applications, and industry-leading...

Newssquare WOLF THEISS ADVISES JAPAN-BASED NIDEC CORPORATION IN ACQUISITION OF SECOP-GROUP

Vienna, 3 May 2017 – Wolf Theiss has advised Kyoto-based Nidec, one of the leading manufacturers of electric motors, components and accessories, in...

Newssquare M&A SPOTLIGHT: CEE – WOLF THEISS CORPORATE MONITOR FY 2016

Vienna/London, 16 February 2017 – 98 percent of dealmakers say they are more likely to invest in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe (CEE/SEE)...

Newssquare WOLF THEISS BERÄT INVESCO REAL ESTATE IN INTERNATIONALER HOTELTRANSAKTION

Wien, 3. Februar 2017 - Wolf Theiss hat den weltweiten Immobilieninvestor Invesco Real Estate beim Verkauf eines Hotelportfolios an den Hotelbetreiber...

Newssquare TRUMP-PRÄSIDENTSCHAFT WIRD CHINAS INVESTITIONSPOLITIK BEEINFLUSSEN

Wien, 01.02.2017 – Beim heutigen Wolf Theiss China Breakfast herrschte unter den Experten Übereinstimmung, dass China seine Investitionen infolge der...

Newssquare WOLF THEISS ADVISES AUSTRIAN SOFTWARE COMPANY TRICENTIS ON USD 165 MILLION TRANSACTION WITH PRIVATE EQUITY INVESTOR INSIGHT VENTURE PARTNERS

Vienna, 30 January 2017 – Tricentis, a company specialising in automated software testing solutions, has gained a new financial investor in Insight...

Newssquare ÖBB SETZTEN BEI DER BESCHAFFUNG NEUER GÜTER-LOKS AUF WOLF THEISS

Wien, 27.1.2017 – Wolf Theiss hat die ÖBB bei der Ausschreibung zur Lieferung von bis zu 200 Güter-Lokomotiven in den Bereichen Vergabe- und...

Newssquare WOLF THEISS BERÄT UNION INVESTMENT IN CA IMMO - TRANSAKTION

Wien, 20. Jänner 2017 – Wolf Theiss berät die Union Investment Real Estate GmbH (UIR) beim Verkauf ihres jeweiligen 49% Anteils an zwei Büroobjekten...

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 WOLF THEISS ADVISES REWE IN SALE OF BILLA CROATIA TO SPAR

Vienna/Zagreb, 22 December 2016 – REWE International AG is divesting itself from its Croatian supermarkets. Its 62 franchises under the BILLA brand...

Newssquare Wolf Theiss advised Amundi on the acquisition of Pioneer Investments

Vienna, 16 December 2016 - Amundi has acquired Pioneer Investments from Unicredit for an all-cash consideration of EUR 3.545 bn. Wolf Theiss advised...

Newssquare Mergermarket names Wolf Theiss CEE M&A Legal Adviser Of The Year 2016

Vienna, 9 December 2016 – Wolf Theiss was named the CEE M&A Legal Adviser of the Year 2016 by MergerMarket at an awards gala in London on 8 December....

Newssquare Wolf Theiss advises Harvia in purchase of Sentiotec

Vienna, 18 November 2016 – Wolf Theiss is advising Harvia Group Oy in its acquisition of sentiotec, the sauna and wellness division of abatec Group....

Newssquare Union Investment sichert sich mit Wolf Theiss das Büro-Objekt Doppio Offices

Wien, 11. November 2016 – Union Investment Real Estate Austria AG ("Union") erwirbt von der Strauss & Partner Gruppe das markante Büro-Gebäude Doppio...

Newssquare Wolf Theiss advises Chinese Corporation in the purchase of its new European headquarters in Graz

Vienna, 8 November 2016 – China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC), in collaboration with two other partners from China, is establishing...

Newssquare Wolf Theiss advises Filtration Group in its acquisition of the Industrial Filtration division of Mahle

Vienna, 2 November 2016 – Wolf Theiss has advised the Filtration Group, a subsidiary of the finance investor Madison Capital Partners, in all aspects...

Newssquare Wolf Theiss advises sellers of Heptagon in mega-deal with AMS AG

Vienna, 25 October 2016 – austriamicrosystems AG (AMS) has signed a contract for the acquisition of Singapore-based Heptagon Advanced Micro-Optics...

Newssquare Wolf Theiss advises Total S.A. in sale of Atotech B.V.

Vienna, 14 October 2016 – Wolf Theiss is advising TOTAL S.A. in the sale of its specialty chemicals subsidiary Atotech B.V. TOTAL S.A. decided to...

Newssquare WOLF THEISS IS RANKED AS ONE OF THE MOST INNOVATIVE LAW FIRMS IN EUROPE BY THE FINANCIAL TIMES

Wolf Theiss is the only Austrian law firm which was ranked among the top 10 most innovative law firms in Continental Europe by the FT Innovative...

Newssquare Wolf Theiss advises Heliad Equity Partners on its investment in MT Holding Gmbh

Vienna, 3 October 2016 – Wolf Theiss has advised Heliad Equity Partners on its acquisition of shares in Austria-based MT Holding GmbH. The previous...

Newssquare Wolf Theiss advises Allianz in its acquisition of a minority stake of Gas Connect Austria

Vienna, 23 September 2016 - OMV has signed an agreement selling a 49% minority stake of Gas Connect Austria (GCA) to a consortium of Allianz and Snam....

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 berät beim Verkauf des Mega-Projekts "Forum Donaustadt" in Wien

Wolf Theiss berät beim Verkauf des "Forum Donaustadt" der Wirtschaftsagentur Wien und der STC – Swiss Town Consult AG an die SIGNA-Gruppe und die...

Newssquare WOLF THEISS BREAKFAST: NEUES ZUR TÜRKEI

Der nach dem gescheiterten Putschversuch von der türkischen Regierung ausgerufene Ausnahmezustand sorgt für Verunsicherung unter Unternehmen und...

Newssquare Mergermarket recognizes Wolf Theiss as an M&A leader in Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland

Mergermarket has recognized Wolf Theiss as one of the top law firms in M&A transactions in Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland.

Newssquare Wolf Theiss advises Eurazeo in its acquisition of a hotel portfolio from Accor and other investors

In a cross-border transaction, Eurazeo Patrimoine has acquired from Accor Hotels and other investors 85 hotels under the brands Ibis Budget, Ibis...

Newssquare BREXIT: WOLF THEISS EXPERTEN INFORMIERTEN ÜBER RECHTLICHE UND STEUERLICHE AUSWIRKUNGEN FÜR ÖSTERREICH UND DIE EU

Wien – Über 150 Teilnehmer informierten sich beim WOLF THEISS Brexit-Stresstest über mögliche rechtliche Konsequenzen des künftigen Austrittes der...

Newssquare WOLF THEISS ADVISES CONSOLIDATED PRECISION PRODUCTS ON ITS FIRST POLISH ACQUISITION

Wolf Theiss Warsaw has advised Consolidated Precision Products Corp. on its successful acquisition of two casting facilities located in Rzeszow,...

Newssquare Wolf Theiss advises Dynacast on its acquisition of all shares in Schlieper Gmbh

Wolf Theiss has advised Dynacast, a global producer of complex precision parts, on its acquisition of all shares in the Austrian company Schlieper...

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.

Newssquare Wolf Theiss advises Sportradar in acquisition of core business of Sportsman Media Group

Wolf Theiss has advised the leading provider of innovative data and media products, the Swiss company Sportradar AG, in its acquisition of the core...

Newssquare WOLF THEISS HAS ADVISED ROCKAWAY CAPITAL SE ON THE ACQUISITION OF INVIA FROM MCI.TECH VENTURES

Prague, 24 March 2016 - Wolf Theiss has represented and advised Rockaway Capital SE on its acquisition of the Czech Republic-based online travel...

Newssquare WOLF THEISS AND MERGERMARKET RELEASE INSIDE CORPORATE STUDY ON M&A

Vienna, London 17 March 2016 – Poland, the Czech Republic and Romania are the most likely Central and Eastern European (CEE) and South Eastern...

Newssquare WOLF THEISS ADVISES OSRAM ON THE SPIN-OFF OF THE LAMPS BUSINESS IN 9 COUNTRIES

Wien, 18.02.2016 - Vienna, 18 February 2016 - Wolf Theiss has advised on the spin-off of the traditional lamps business of OSRAM, a leading global...

Newssquare 1 BILLION EURO MEGA-PORTFOLIO DEAL "AQUA" CLOSED: WOLF THEISS ADVISES UNION INVESTMENT IN SALE OF AUSTRIAN ASSETS "SOLARIS" AND "FLORIDO-TOWER" TO AMUNDI

Vienna, 11 February 2016 – The large-scale real estate deal "Aqua" was successfully concluded at the beginning of the year. The "Florido Tower" and...

Newssquare MERGERMARKET RECOGNIZES WOLF THEISS AS THE LEADER IN M&A RANKINGS IN AUSTRIA, SLOVENIA, CROATIA AND ROMANIA

Vienna, 25 January 2016 – Wolf Theiss is the top legal adviser for 2015 in M&A transactions in several countries, according to Mergermarket, the...

Newssquare WOLF THEISS SUCCESSFULLY ADVISED ERG RENEW AND LUKOIL ON THE MUTUAL SEPARATION OF THE LUKERG RENEW JV

Vienna, 13.01.2015 – At the end of December, Wolf Theiss successfully advised on the closing of the mutual separation of LUKERG Renew, a 50-50 joint...

Newssquare WOLF THEISS SUCCESSFULLY ADVISED THE FOUNDERS OF FADATA AD ON THE SALE OF MAJORITY STAKE TO RIVERSIDE AND CHARLES TAYLOR

Vienna, 12 January 2016 – Wolf Theiss successfully advised the entrepreneurs and founders of the Bulgarian company Fadata AD on the sale of a majority...

Client Alerts / Newsletters

Newssquare Update zum WiEReG

Die gesetzliche Frist für die erstmalige Meldung zum Wirtschaftliche Eigentümer Register ist am 1.6.2018 abgelaufen. Mit Informationsschreiben vom...

Newssquare English – Japanese Newsletter: The Continuing Case for Investment in Poland

Many of the Polish government's actions during the first half of its four-year term have put the country in the headlines around the world. Concerns...

Newssquare New System for Distribution of Companies' Dividends in Romania

As of 15 July 2018, Romanian companies are allowed to distribute dividends to shareholders either quarterly or annually. The new system regarding...

Newssquare Proposed Screening of Foreign Direct Investments to Hungary

The new Hungarian Government has submitted its draft act setting out the rules to enable screening of foreign acquisitions of certain Hungarian...

Newssquare Serbia: Register Of Ultimate Beneficial Owners

On 25 May 2018 the Parliament of the Republic of Serbia adopted the anticipated Law on the Central Register of Ultimate Beneficial Owners (the "Law")....

Newssquare The Major Changes brought to the Romanian Public Procurment Legislation by Government Emergency Ordinance No. 45/2018

On 4 June 2018, the Romanian Official Gazette published Government Emergency Ordinance, which had been approved since 24 May 2018 ("GEO 45/2018"),...

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 New Arbitration Regime In Hungary

Renewal of the Procedural Regime

The Hungarian civil procedural rules underwent a sweeping reform in 2017, affecting the entire dispute resolution...

Newssquare New Arbitration Rules in the CEE Region

Vienna Rules 2018 (In Force as from 1 January 2018)

 

Domestic Cases

A major revision is the competence of VIAC to administer domestic cases (from...

Newssquare Neue Schiedsordnungen in der Region

Wiener Regeln 2018

 

Nationale Verfahren

Die neuen Wiener Regeln 2018 gelten grundsätzlich für alle Schiedsverfahren, die nach dem 31.12.2017...

Newssquare Criminal Liability Of Companies Under Romanian Legislation

1. General Criminal Liability Of The Companies Under Romanian Legislation

 

General Conditions of Criminal Liability of Companies

All legal persons...

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 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...

Newssquare The New Law on Ukrainian Limited Liability Companies is adopted

On 6 February 2018 the Ukrainian Parliament adopted a long-awaited Law "On Limited Liability Companies and Additional Liability Companies" No. 4666...

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 New Court Decision Confirms that Enterprise Pledges under Bulgarian Law Remain an Efficient Tool for Lenders

In its decision of 3 January 2018, the Sofia City Court followed Wolf Theiss' argumentation and confirmed that the privilege of first ranking...

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 An Obligatory Charge for Certain Types of Plastic Bags Effective as of 01 January 2018

Earlier this year, National Council of the Slovak Republic passed the Act No. 90/2017 Coll. (the "Amendment") amending and supplementing the Act No....

Newssquare NEW MANDATORY REGISTER FOR COMPANIES IN AUSTRIA

The EU Commission, further incited by the Paris terrorist attacks, has declared the fight against tax avoidance, money laundering and terrorist...

Newssquare WOLF THEISS ADDS THREE PARTNERS TO WARSAW OFFICE, STRENGTHENING REAL ESTATE, BANKING, AND CORPORATE PRACTICE GROUPS

Poland becomes top market for expansion in emerging Europe

 

In response to the growing demand for legal advisory services in Poland, Wolf Theiss has...

Newssquare A new Tax on commercial Real Estate to be introduced in Poland

In early October a draft bill introducing a tax on certain types of commercial real estate was submitted by the Ministry of Finance to Parliament for...

Newssquare Watch out: fee to be introduced for the registration and annual maintenance of ".ro" domains

In December 2016, the Board of Directors of the National Institute for Research and Development in Informatics ("ICI") issued a decision for the...

Newssquare Reminder regarding deadline in Romania for risk analysis for physical security: July 1st, 2017

According to the Government Decision no. 301/2012 on the approval of the Methodological Norms for the application of Law no. 333/2003 regarding the...

Newssquare Companies' European Unique Identifier

Following the adoption of the Law no. 152/2015 (amending and supplementing the national legislation regarding the registration procedure with the...

Newssquare Lex Mercator Passed in Slovenia in Response to Agrokor's Distress

The New Law Aims at Protecting Entities against the Negative Effects of Insolvency by their Majority Owners

Newssquare SPECIAL LEGISLATION AIMED AT RESCUING AGROKOR IS NOW IN FORCE

On 6 April 2017 the Croatian Parliament passed the Act on Special Administration Procedure for Companies of Systemic Importance for the Republic of...

Newssquare Update on Mandatory Electronic Mailboxes for Legal Entities

As of 1 August 2016, the Slovak Republic instituted the mandatory use of electronic mailboxes (accounts) (hereinafter the "emails") for legal...

Newssquare Draft law to watch: mandatory electronic mailboxes for professionals

The Romanian Senate adopted a draft law regarding the "electronic headquarters of economic operators" (the "Draft Law"). The Draft Law regulates the...

Newssquare THE BULGARIAN COMMERCE ACT AMENDED TO PREVENT FALSIFICATION OF DOCUMENTS

On 2 January 2017, amendments to the Bulgarian Commerce Act (the "Act") entered into force in Bulgaria. Amongst the aims of the Act is to prevent...

Newssquare January 2017, new rules in financial business activities

The law on financial business activities in FBiH (law) aims at protecting and improving the position of small and medium-sized enterprises acting as...

Newssquare Mandatory electronic mailboxes for legal entities

As of 1 August 2016, the Slovak Republic instituted the mandatory use of electronic mailboxes (accounts) (hereinafter the "emails") for legal...

Newssquare Restrictions on off-shore companies relaxed in Bulgaria, facilitating fund investment

On 1 July 2016 an Act amending and supplementing the Act for Economic and Financial Relations with Companies Registered in Jurisdictions with...

Newssquare State of emergency in Turkey

On 20 July 2016, the Turkish government announced a state of emergency for the entire country in response to the failed military coup which took place...

Newssquare Cancellation of registration of foreign investments in Ukraine

On 31 May 2016, the Parliament of Ukraine adopted amendments to several Ukrainian legislative acts resulting in cancellation of the registration of...

Newssquare Shareholder Agreements in Austria: new regulations won't offer full protection

Assume nothing. New regulations for civil law partnerships won't prevent a contracting party from terminating a shareholder agreement. Protect...

Newssquare Inside Legal - Newsletter

Are you aware of the newly established system of alternative dispute resolution which will speed up and simplify the settlement of disputes between...

Newssquare Cat de sigure si previzibile juridic sunt contractele GAFTA pentru industria agri?

Avem placerea sa va impartasim cateva noutati in legatura cu contractele GAFTA, urmare in special a unor decizii luate de instantele arbitrale GAFTA...

Wolf Theiss Guides

Newssquare CURRENT STATUS OF AMLD 4 IN CEE

The EU 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive (AMLD 4) was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 5 July 2015 and should have been...

Newssquare M&A Spotlight: CEE / Wolf Theiss Corporate Monitor

Welcome to the newest edition of the WOLF THEISS Corporate Monitor’s M&A Spotlight on Central and Eastern Europe ("CEE"), which we are proud to...

Newssquare M&A SPOTLIGHT: CEE / WOLF THEISS CORPORATE MONITOR

Welcome to the newest edition of the WOLF THEISS Corporate Monitor’s M&A Spotlight on Central and Eastern Europe ("CEE"), which we are proud to...

Newssquare INSIDE CORPORATE - Corporate Monitor FY 2015

Together with Mergermarket, we have analysed the main drivers and challenges for corporate transactions in 2016 and beyond in each of the countries...

Newssquare WOLF THEISS Corporate Monitor FY 2014

INSIDE CORPORATE is a study of M&A activity - alongside macroeconomic and legal developments - in Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe (CEE and...

Newssquare WOLF THEISS Corporate Monitor HY/2 2013

We are delighted to announce that the second edition of the INSIDE CORPORATE – WOLF THEISS CORPORATE MONITOR report was published on February 6, 2014...

Newssquare WOLF THEISS Corporate Monitor HY 1 / 2013

The Corporate Monitor will be released semi-annually and summarises key developments in “our” 13 jurisdictions. In cooperation with CEEMEA, we shed...

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