Firm Profile > Wolf Theiss > Ljubljana, Slovenia

Wolf Theiss
BLEIWEISOVA CESTA 30
1000 LJUBLJANA
Slovenia

Leading firms Tier 1

Wolf Theiss is able to utilise its CEE and SEE network of offices to advise on complex, cross-border transactions. It is well-known for its banking and finance expertise where it handles a raft of cross-border asset-based, projects and real estate financing transactions, as well as capital markets, NPL transactions and restructuring mandates. Competition, disputes and complex corporate and real estate transactions are also mainstays of the practice; the team advised Hisense, a Chinese multinational white goods and electronics manufacturer, on the €759m takeover of Gorenje, a leading Slovenian white goods producer. Markus Bruckmüller, who divides his time between Ljubljana and the firm's Vienna office, heads the Slovenian office and is a 'loyal and brilliant lawyer'. Klemen Radosavljević and Klara Miletič are also key partners. while senior associate Petra Jermol is a 'rising star in the field of real estate'.  Laura Tjaša Štruc recently left the firm to set up as a sole practitioner.

Practice head(s):

Markus Bruckmüller; Klemen Radosavljević; Klara Miletič

Testimonials

The firm’s good team co-operation and efficiency works. The partners manage the team well and have smooth communication with the client’s in-house legal team; this perfect team management is outstanding.

The real estate practice is special insofar as the team is highly specialised, always available, responsive and to the point in its advice. It certainly is among the leading practices covering all aspects of real estate, corporate and finance which are needed in more complex transactions. Because of its team’s pragmatic approach and outstanding expertise, it is also in a position to efficiently manage complex situations.

Markus Bruckmüller is easily approachable, responsive and has the client’s benefit always in his mind.

When working on a transaction, Petra Jermol considers all relevant aspects, has the active knowledge of all relevant details and proposes creative solutions.

Key clients

Barclays Banka PLC, Abanka d.d.

BNP Paribas

COMMERZBANK AG

Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank

HSBC Bank CCF

Hisense

Supernova Invest

UniCredit Bank

Zavarovalnica Triglav

SeneCura Kliniken- und HeimbetriebsgmbH, Orpea

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.

*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.

Slovenia: The Slovenian office opened in 2003 in the aftermath of a successful transaction, which was, at the time, the largest takeover ever in Slovenia. Since then, the firm has grown to become one of the leading players in the Slovenian market in large-scale cross-border transactions. Wolf Theiss Ljubljana lawyers specialise in all areas of commercial law, including banking and finance, corporate/M&A, real estate, employment, competition, IP/IT and dispute resolution.

Department Name Email Telephone
Financial services Markus Bruckmüller
Financial services Markus Bruckmüller
Competition/antitrust Klemen Radosavljevic
Competition/antitrust Tjaša Lahovnik
Corporate/M&A Markus Bruckmüller
Corporate/M&A Klemen Radosavljevic
Dispute resolution Teja Balažic Jerovšek
Dispute resolution Žiga Dolhar
Employment Teja Balažic Jerovšek
Employment Žiga Dolhar
Employment Simon Tecco
Insolvency/restructuring Markus Bruckmüller
Insolvency/restructuring Klara Miletic
Energy and infrastructure Klemen Radosavljevic
Intellectual property Klara Miletic
Real estate Markus Bruckmüller
Real estate Neja Nastran
Real estate Petra Jermol
Regulatory and procurement Klemen Radosavljevic
Tax Markus Bruckmüller
Tax Neja Nastran
Capital markets Markus Bruckmüller
Capital markets Klemen Radosavljevic
Photo Name Position Profile
Ms Teja Balažic Jerovšek  photo Ms Teja Balažic Jerovšek Counsel in cooperation with Wolf Theiss, specializing in Employment and Civil Law.…
Dr Markus Bruckmüller  photo Dr Markus Bruckmüller Partner.
 Žiga Dolhar  photo Žiga Dolhar Counsel, in cooperation with Wolf Theiss
 Petra Jermol  photo Petra Jermol Counsel, in cooperation with Wolf Theiss
 Tjasa Lahovnik  photo Tjasa Lahovnik Counsel, in cooperation with Wolf Theiss
Ms Klara Miletič  photo Ms Klara Miletič Partner, in cooperation with Wolf Theiss, since 2016, specialised in Intellectual Property,…
Ms Neja Nastran  photo Ms Neja Nastran Senior Associate, in cooperation with Wolf Theiss
Mr Klemen Radosavljević  photo Mr Klemen Radosavljević Partner, in cooperation with Wolf Theiss, specialised in Corporate / M&A, Data…
 Simon Tecco  photo Simon Tecco Senior Associate, in cooperation with Wolf Theiss
Number of lawyers : 340
at this office : 17
English
German
Slovenian
Contacts : Markus Bruckmüller (regional managing partner)
Other offices : Belgrade
Other offices : Bratislava
Other offices : Bucharest
Other offices : Budapest
Other offices : Kyiv
Other offices : Prague
Other offices : Sarajevo
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 in a region where, in some cases, it has previously experienced first-hand war-time prejudice 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 and 60% of our senior associates 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.

Wolf Theiss is proud to have been recognised as “Best in Austria” at the European Women in Business Law Awards 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 & 2012, “Best in Croatia” at the European Women in Business Law Awards 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. We are proud that Euromoney Legal Media Group honoured us with the ‘2014 Best National Firm for Pro Bono Work’.


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 in a region where, in some cases, it has previously experienced first-hand war-time prejudice 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 25% 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 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.