Wolf Theiss - in cooperation with local lawyers > Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina > Firm Profile

Wolf Theiss - in cooperation with local lawyers
ZMAJA OD BOSNE 7
71 000 SARAJEVO
Bosnia & Herzegovina

Bosnia & Herzegovina > Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 1

The multidisciplinary team at Wolf Theiss – in cooperation with local lawyers provides a broad range of expertise to borrowers and financial service providers alike. It has particular strength advising on project financings, with a number of core clients in the energy infrastructure industries. The team also has strong international capabilities, advising on a number of cross-border loans. The team is led by Naida Čustović, with expertise in acquisition financing and restructuring.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

APS Recovery Management s.r.o.

Eli Lilly B-H d.o.o.

Abbvie Inc.

CINEPLEXX International GmbH

Lexmark BH d.o.o.

Teleperformance, Germany

Addiko banka d.d. Sarajevo

Addiko banka a.d. Banja Luka

Raiffeisen Landesbank, Austria

Raiffeisen Bank International

ArcelorMittal Zenica

Keune Adrija BiH

Keune Adriatic

Cisco USA

Crosc Inc.

Unicredit bank Mostar d.d.

Pivovarna Laško

Sinochem

NIS a.d.

Unis Fagas d.o.o.

Dinners club. BiH

Sparkasse Bank BH d.d.

Erste Club Card

Suzlon, BiH

GlovoApp23 S.L.

Bosnia & Herzegovina > Projects and energy Tier 1

Wolf Theiss – in cooperation with local lawyers provides services to clients with projects in the renewable energy sector. It is best known for its transactional work, with experience advising on solar, wind, battery and power grid-related projects. It also has a strong project financing practice, led by practice head Naida Čustović.

Practice head(s):

Naida Čustović

Key clients

APS Recovery Management s.r.o.

Eli Lilly B-H d.o.o.

Abbvie Inc.

CINEPLEXX International GmbH / CINEPLEXX BH d.o.o.

Lexmark BH d.o.o.

Teleperformance, Germany

Addiko banka d.d. Sarajevo

Addiko banka a.d. Banja Luka

Raiffeisen Landesbank, Austria

Raiffeisen Bank International

ArcelorMittal Zenica

Keune Adrija BiH

Keune Adriatic

Cisco USA

Crosc Inc.

Unicredit bank Mostar d.d.

Pivovarna Laško

Sinochem

NIS a.d.

Nishimura & Asahi

Unis Fagas d.o.o.

Dinners club. BiH

Sparkasse Bank BH d.d.

Erste Club Card

Suzlon, BiH

GlovoApp23 S.L.

Work highlights

  • Advising the local subsidiary of SUZLON Energy A/S Denmark in Bosnia and Herzegovina on the development of a 25MW wind power plant.

Bosnia & Herzegovina > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Wolf Theiss – in cooperation with local lawyers is best known for its transactional practice but also provides general corporate advisory services to its roster of major international clients. Energy is a core sector of expertise for the team and it advises on acquisitions and market entrances in this space. It also offers corporate dispute resolution services. Naida Čustović leads the team.

Practice head(s):

Naida Čustović

Key clients

APS Recovery Management s.r.o.

Eli Lilly B-H d.o.o.

Abbvie Inc.

CINEPLEXX International GmbH

Lexmark BH d.o.o.

Teleperformance, Germany

Addiko banka d.d. Sarajevo

Addiko banka a.d. Banja Luka

Raiffeisen Landesbank, Austria

Raiffeisen Bank International

ArcelorMittal Zenica

Keune Adrija BiH

Keune Adriatic

Cisco USA

Crosc Inc.

Unicredit bank Mostar d.d.

Pivovarna Laško

Sinochem

NIS a.d.

Nishimura & Asahi

Unis Fagas d.o.o.

Dinners club. BiH

Sparkasse Bank BH d.d.

Erste Club Card

Suzlon, BiH

GlovoApp23 S.L.

Work highlights

  • Assisting Glovoapp23 S.L with the multijurisdictional acquisition of the operations of another food delivery platform.

Bosnia & Herzegovina > Real estate and construction Tier 2

Wolf Theiss – in cooperation with local lawyers provides a broad range of real estate and construction services to its key clients. It is best known for its work for energy sector clients, ranging from advice to private individuals on their investments to advising large multinationals on Bosnian projects. Naida Čustović leads the team.

Practice head(s):

Naida Čustović

Key clients

APS Recovery Management s.r.o.

Eli Lilly B-H d.o.o.

Abbvie Inc.

CINEPLEXX International GmbH / CINEPLEXX BH d.o.o.

Lexmark BH d.o.o.

Teleperformance, Germany

Addiko banka d.d. Sarajevo

Addiko banka a.d. Banja Luka

Raiffeisen Landesbank, Austria

Raiffeisen Bank International

ArcelorMittal Zenica

Keune Adrija BiH

Keune Adriatic

Cisco USA

Crosc Inc.

Unicredit bank Mostar d.d.

Pivovarna Laško

Sinochem

NIS a.d.

Nishimura & Asahi

Unis Fagas d.o.o.

Dinners club. BiH

Sparkasse Bank BH d.d.

Erste Club Card

Suzlon, BiH

GlovoApp23 S.L.

Work highlights

  • Advising the local subsidiary of SUZLON Energy A/S Denmark in Bosnia and Herzegovina on Sarajevo’s first renewable wind project.

Bosnia & Herzegovina > Competition Tier 3

Known for its merger advice, Wolf Theiss – in cooperation with local lawyers offers competition expertise to its major clients in the energy, tech, financial services and other sectors. The team is particularly well regarded for multijurisdictional transaction work, with an ability to leverage its full office network across Europe. Naida Čustović is the name to note.

Practice head(s):

Naida Čustović

Key clients

APS Recovery Management s.r.o.

Eli Lilly B-H d.o.o.

Abbvie Inc.

CINEPLEXX International GmbH

Lexmark BH d.o.o.

Teleperformance, Germany

Addiko banka d.d. Sarajevo

Addiko banka a.d. Banja Luka

Raiffeisen Landesbank, Austria

Raiffeisen Bank International

ArcelorMittal Zenica

Keune Adrija BiH

Keune Adriatic

Cisco USA

Crosc Inc.

Unicredit bank Mostar d.d.

Pivovarna Laško

Sinochem

NIS a.d.

Nishimura & Asahi

Unis Fagas d.o.o.

Dinners club. BiH

Sparkasse Bank BH d.d.

Erste Club Card

Suzlon, BiH

GlovoApp23 S.L.

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-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 and North Macedonia.

**The firm has regulatory frameworks within which it needs to comply. So by ‘presence’, we mean 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.

Bosnia-Herzegovina: In Bosnia, Wolf Theiss works in co-operation with local lawyers. The Sarajevo office has existed since 2005 and comprises eight lawyers.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Financial services Naida Custovic*naida.custovic@lawoffice-custovic.com+387 33 953 460
Competition/antitrust Naida Custovic*naida.custovic@lawoffice-custovic.com+387 33 953 460
Competition/antitrust Naida Custovic*naida.custovic@lawoffice-custovic.com+387 33 953 460
Corporate/M&A Naida Custovic*naida.custovic@lawoffice-custovic.com+387 33 953 460
Corporate/M&A Naida Custovic*naida.custovic@lawoffice-custovic.com+387 33 953 460
Dispute resolution Naida Custovic*naida.custovic@lawoffice-custovic.com+387 33 953 460
Dispute resolution Ilma Kasumagic*ilma.kasumagic@lawoffice-kasumagic.com+387 33 953 458
Employment Lamis Kulenovic*lamis.kulenovic@lawoffice-kulenovic.com+387 33 953 459
Energy and infrastructure Naida Custovic*naida.custovic@lawoffice-custovic.com+387 33 953 460
Energy and infrastructure Naida Custovic*naida.custovic@lawoffice-custovic.com+387 33 953 460
Intellectual property Naida Custovic*naida.custovic@lawoffice-custovic.com+387 33 953 460
Tax Naida Custovic*naida.custovic@lawoffice-custovic.com+387 33 953 460
Real estate Naida Custovic*naida.custovic@lawoffice-custovic.com+387 33 953 452
Real estate Ilma Kasumagic*ilma.kasumagic@lawoffice-kasumagic.com+387 33 953 458
Regulatory and procurement Naida Custovic*naida.custovic@lawoffice-custovic.com+387 33 953 460
* Attorney at law in cooperation with Wolf Theiss
PhotoNamePositionProfile
Ilma Kasumagić photoMs Ilma KasumagićSenior Associate, independent Attorney at Law in cooperation with Wolf Theiss
Lamis Kulenović photoMs Lamis KulenovićAssociate, in cooperation with Wolf Theiss.
Naida Čustović photoMs Naida ČustovićPartner/Attorney at Law, in cooperation with Wolf Theiss, Specialised in Banking &…
Number of lawyers : 340
at this office : 8
Bosnian
Croatian
English
German
Serbian
Contacts : Naida Custovic* (office managing partner)
Contacts : Nikolaus Paul* (regional managing partner)
Other offices : Belgrade
Other offices : Bratislava
Other offices : Bucharest
Other offices : Budapest
Other offices : Kyiv
Other offices : Ljubljana
Other offices : Prague
Other offices : Sofia
Other offices : Tirana
Other offices : Vienna
Other offices : Warsaw
Other offices : Zagreb

At Wolf Theiss, we strongly believe that in a global marketplace, a company that employs a diverse workforce (both men and women of several generations and from ethnically and racially diverse backgrounds) is better able to understand the marketplace it serves, offers better and more unique perspectives and thus, is better equipped to thrive in that marketplace than a company that has a more limited range of employee demographics.

For us, uniting people and overcoming cultural divisiveness is part of our philosophy. By respecting each other, we have created a unique workplace camaraderie that spills over into our daily lives. Wolf Theiss considers itself to be politically liberal, not biased in any direction and imposing no restrictions on its workforce in terms of political view, religion, way of life, race, language and sexual orientation.

Our leadership team is comprised of 22% female partners, one of them within our management board, and 53% of our senior lawyers are women. We strive to stand at the forefront in the region, when it comes to gender diversity. We were one of the first law firms in the region to implement a maternity policy. Innovation initiatives at our firm are driven by female talent. We also encourage our lawyers to spend part of their daily work on firm-wide non-billable initiatives.

Wolf Theiss is proud to have been awarded Best National Firm – Work-Life Balance, 2021, Best gender diversity initiative by a national firm, 2020 and Best national firm mentorship programme, 2020 and to have been recognised as “Best in Austria” at the European Women in Business Law Awards 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 & 2012, “Best in Croatia” at the European Women in Business Law Awards 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 & 2013 and “Best in Romania” at the European Women in Business Law Awards 2016, 2015 & 2014.

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

At Wolf Theiss we believe that success is a two-way street. Our financial success depends in large part on our doing quality work for our clients, so they come back to us and recommend us to others. But our success also depends on the support of the local communities where we live and work. They provide us with a great deal of input and impulses, including the talented lawyers and assistants who make it possible for us to do what we do. We all think it is essential that we give something back to the community.

One way to show our commitment to the community is by providing legal advice on a pro bono basis to clients who need legal help, but are unable to pay for our services. Our pro bono work is directed at clients whom we consider to be very deserving or who face legal issues that we believe are especially important to our communities or to society as a whole.