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Wolf Theiss

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The firm: Wolf Theiss opened its first office in Vienna in 1957 and soon established a reputation as one of the region’s leading law firms. The firm has since grown into a multinational team of approximately 340 lawyers, making it one of the largest integrated law firms in the region. It has offices in Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia and Ukraine.

This presence on the ground is one of the firm’s key strengths. It works in a fast-moving part of the world that requires deep local knowledge and experience. By combining expertise with a strong international network, the firm is well-placed to handle complex cross-border transactions with a high degree of speed and flexibility.

Apart from its local offices in 13 CEE/SEE countries, Wolf Theiss also offers extensive regional experience in other countries in the region, such as Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Turkey.

*As a technical aside, the firm has regulatory frameworks within which it needs to comply. So by ‘presence’, it is meant a legal form that is in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations in that country.

Areas of practice: Wolf Theiss’ full range of services covers financial services, competition and antitrust, corporate/mergers and acquisitions, employment law, energy and infrastructure, intellectual property and information technology, litigation and alternative dispute resolution, real estate and construction, regulatory and procurement, and tax. The firm’s dedicated practice teams provide in-depth specialist knowledge in their respective areas and collaborate closely to provide clients with seamless advice.

Slovakia: Wolf Theiss originally began tackling major transactions in the Slovak Republic many years ago, initially working in partnership with local counsel. By 2002, the demand for a local office was overwhelming. The team is particularly experienced in handling corporate and M&A work for international clients. Wolf Theiss’ Bratislava practice is led by Katrina Bielikova and comprises seven lawyers (including one partner).

  • Contact

  • Claus Schneider (managing partner)

  • Katarína Bieliková (counsel)

  • Other offices

  • Belgrade

  • Bucharest

  • Budapest

  • Kyiv

  • Ljubljana

  • Prague

  • Sarajevo

  • Sofia

  • Tirana

  • Vienna

  • Warsaw

  • Zagreb

  • Number of lawyers: 340
  • at this office: 7
  • Languages
  • English
  • German
  • Czech
  • Slovak
  • Member
  • American Chamber of Commerce
  • British Chambers of Commerce

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    The finance ministers of the European Union met again last week to discuss the plan of introducing a single EU financial transaction tax. According to the plan, a 0.1 percent tax would be levied on bond and capital transactions, while a 0.01 percent tax would be charged on derivatives transactions.
    - Wolf Theiss

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