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Wolf Theiss Rechtsanwalte GmbH & CoKG
SCHUBERTRING 6
1010 VIENNA
Austria

Work Department

Banking & Finance, Corporate/M&A

Position

Partner, since 2020, specialising in banking law and debt financing transactions.

Career

Wolf Theiss (Associate, 2010 – 2014; Senior Associate, 2014 – 2017; Counsel 2017-2020), Research and Teaching Assistant, Institute for Civil and Business Law, Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration (2007-2010).

Languages

English, German.

Education

University of Vienna (Mag.iur., 2007), Free University Berlin (2007).

Lawyer Rankings

Austria > Capital markets

Wolf Theiss Rechtsanwalte GmbH & CoKG is a respected player in the Austrian capital markets space and stands out for its extensive DCM and structured finance expertise, including derivatives, while also demonstrating expertise in ECM. This strength is not least based on the team’s close intertwining with the firm’s robust banking and finance practice led by Nikolaus Paul, who is also a key contact for capital market transactions. Matthias Schimka‘s promotion to the partnership in June 2020 underlines this DCM focus, which translates into regular instructions from issuers and includes programme work and regulatory matters. Counsel Christine Siegl is another key contact for the latter as is Claus Schneider, who is also experienced in debt, hybrid and structured capital market issues. Richard Wolf, whose expertise spans the intersection between corporate finance, capital markets and M&A, and DCM and structured finance expert Alexander Haas are other names to note.

Austria > Banking and finance

With an extensive network in the CEE and SEE region, Wolf Theiss Rechtsanwalte GmbH & CoKG is regularly called upon by banks, insurance companies, funds and other financial institutions as well as borrowers on the full spectrum of financing transactions, most notably acquisition, real estate and project finance. Andreas Schmid is a key contact in the project finance sphere. Solid capabilities in the regulatory and litigation space complement this broad offering as does team head Nikolaus Paul‘s investment funds expertise, which includes the establishment of multi-jurisdictional fund structures. His team includes Markus Heidinger, whose wide-ranging banking law expertise includes dispute resolution alongside regulatory investigations and associated proceedings, and Matthias Schimka, who was promoted to the partnership in June 2020. He is well versed in handling DCM-related matters, which constitutes another key area of the team’s expertise alongside financial restructuring work. Managing partner Andrea Gritsch is a key contact for fintech issues.