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Wolf Theiss
POBREZNI 12
186 00 PRAGUE 8
Czech Republic

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Wolf Theiss' team is jointly led by managing partner Jitka Logesová and Robert Pelikán following the departure of Jan Kotous, who left for Deloitte Legal s.r.o., advokátní kancelář. The practice is equipped to deal with local and cross-border transactions thanks to the firm's regional network, and regularly advises clients in the construction, energy and tech industries. Senior associate Kateřina Kulhánková advises international companies on restructuring matters and is particularly active in the IT sector.

TMT Tier 3

The TMT practice at Wolf Theiss is now led by Kamila Seberová after the departure of Petr Syrovátko, who left to lead the dispute resolution team at Deloitte Legal s.r.o., advokátní kancelář. The team has experience advising on IP, technology and compliance matters.

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 4

Wolf Theiss has experience handling an array of large transactions, particularly in the real estate financing space. Banking expert Robert David joined from BADOKH to lead the practice, and the team also includes associate Tomáš Šlechta. The practice has faced a number of departures, notably that of Jan Kotous, who left to form the core banking team at Deloitte Legal s.r.o., advokátní kancelář.

Testimonials

Robert David knows his stuff and is putting Wolf Theiss on the map.

Key clients

Berlin Hyp AG

Dispute resolution Tier 5

The practice at Wolf Theiss is led by Robert Pelikán following the departure of Petr Syrovátko for Deloitte Legal s.r.o., advokátní kancelář, and handles commercial disputes and international arbitration for banking clients. The team includes key senior associate Kateřina Kulhánková, who is experienced in cross-border disputes and corporate litigation, as well as associate Jaromír Pumr, who works alongside Jitka Logesová on white-collar crime matters.

Testimonials

Wolf Theiss is unique due to its exceptional combination of legal practice and academic perspective, and last but not least, the high level of expertise of all its team members. Although it is a medium-sized law firm, it is flexible and well organised.’

Robert Pelikán has an excellent overview of new legislation and trends in legal science. This is a quality that is exceptional in the Czech legal services market.’

Key clients

Czech Export Bank

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 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.

Czech Republic: The Wolf Theiss Prague office opened in 1998 and is now viewed as one of the key international law offices in the Czech Republic. The team advises a mix of international, regional and local clients on a broad range of areas. In addition to providing client-focused and industry-driven advice in all core areas of commercial law including corporate/M&A, banking & finance or real estate, Wolf Theiss Prague has particular expertise in finance regulatory, corporate investigations, dispute resolution, competition, IP/IT and pharmaceutical law.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking & Finance Robert David
Competition/Antitrust Robert Pelikán
Competition/Antitrust Kateřina Kulhánková
Compliance Jitka Logesová
Corporate/M&A Tereza Naučová
Corporate Investigations Jitka Logesová
Dispute Resolution Robert Pelikán
Employment Sabina Krajíčková
IP/IT Kamila Seberová
Life Sciences Kamila Seberová
Real Estate Radka Neničková
TMT Kateřina Kulhánková
White Collar Crime Jitka Logesová
Photo Name Position Profile
Ing Dita Šulcová  photo Ing Dita Šulcová
 Robert David  photo Robert David
Mgr Sabina Krajíčková  photo Mgr Sabina Krajíčková
 Kateřina Kulhánková  photo Kateřina Kulhánková
Mgr Jitka Logesová  photo Mgr Jitka Logesová
JUDr Filip Michalec  photo JUDr Filip Michalec
Mgr Tereza Naučová  photo Mgr Tereza Naučová
Mgr Radka Neničková  photo Mgr Radka Neničková
Dr Robert Pelikán  photo Dr Robert Pelikán
Mgr Kamila Seberová  photo Mgr Kamila Seberová
Number of lawyers : 340
at this office : 20
Czech
English
German
French
International Bar Association
Contacts : Jitka Logesová (local managing partner)
Other offices : Belgrade
Other offices : Bratislava
Other offices : Bucharest
Other offices : Budapest
Other offices : Kyiv
Other offices : Ljubljana
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.