Firm Profile > Wolf Theiss > Ljubljana, Slovenia
Wolf Theiss Offices
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Wolf Theiss' team focuses on corporate and M&A, restructuring and insolvency, real estate, competition, regulatory and litigation matters. In a notable highlight, a cross-office group including Markus Bruckmüller, Klemen Radosavljević and counsel Teja Balažic Jerovšek is acting for Hisense on its €293m takeover of Gorenje. Also notable is that Bruckmüller and others provide ongoing assistance to Nova Kreditna Banka Maribor with various banking, corporate and regulatory matters. Laura Štruc has extensive experience of cross-border transactions. Klara Miletič is also recommended. Žiga Dolhar made senior associate in July 2018.
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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-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.
|Financial services||Markus Bruckmüller|
|Financial services||Markus Bruckmüller|
|Dispute resolution||Teja Balažic Jerovšek|
|Dispute resolution||Žiga Dolhar|
|Employment||Teja Balažic Jerovšek|
|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|
|Capital markets||Markus Bruckmüller|
|Capital markets||Klemen Radosavljevic|
|Ms Teja Balažic Jerovšek||View Profile|
|Dr Markus Bruckmüller||View Profile|
|Žiga Dolhar||View Profile|
|Petra Jermol||View Profile|
|Tjasa Lahovnik||View Profile|
|Ms Klara Miletič||View Profile|
|Ms Neja Nastran||View Profile|
|Mr Klemen Radosavljević||View Profile|
|Simon Tecco||View Profile|
Staff FiguresNumber of lawyers : 340 at this office : 17
LanguagesEnglish German Slovenian
OtherContacts : 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’.