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Wolf Theiss
5A/10 Ihorivska St.
04070 Kyiv
Ukraine

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.

*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.

Ukraine: Opening an office in Kyiv was a strategic move which reflected the growing importance of the Ukrainian legal market for Wolf Theiss. The Kyiv office undertakes work in all areas of corporate and M&A activity, including infrastructure and energy projects, as well as real estate and banking and finance. The Ukrainian office is led by Taras Dumych and comprises seven lawyers (including one partner).

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Banking and finance Oksana Volynetsoksana.volynets@wolftheiss.com+38 044 3 777508
Banking and finance Mykhailo Razuvaievmykhailo.razuvaiev@wolftheiss.com+38 044 3 777551
Private equity Taras Dumychtaras.dumych@wolftheiss.com+38 044 3 777517
Private equity Sergii Zhekasergii.zheka@wolftheiss.com+38 044 3 777559
Corporate/M&A Taras Dumychtaras.dumych@wolftheiss.com+38 044 3 777517
Corporate/M&A Sergii Zhekasergii.zheka@wolftheiss.com+38 044 3 777559
Dispute resolution Taras Dumychtaras.dumych@wolftheiss.com+38 044 3 777517
Dispute resolution Olena Kravtsovaolena.kravtsova@wolftheiss.com+38 044 3 777518
Employment Olga Ivlyevaolga.ivlyeva@wolftheiss.com+38 044 3 777575
Employment Olena Kravtsovaolena.kravtsova@wolftheiss.com+38 044 3 777518
Competition and antitrust Olga Ivlyevaolga.ivlyeva@wolftheiss.com+38 044 3 777575
Competition and antitrust Mykhailo Razuvaievmykhailo.razuvaiev@wolftheiss.com+38 044 3 777551
Energy, natural resources and mining Taras Dumychtaras.dumych@wolftheiss.com+38 044 3 777517
Energy, natural resources and mining Sergii Zhekasergii.zheka@wolftheiss.com+38 044 3 777559
Intellectual property and IT, hi-tech and venture capital Taras Dumychtaras.dumych@wolftheiss.com+38 044 3 777517
Real estate Taras Dumychtaras.dumych@wolftheiss.com+38 044 3 777517
Real estate Olena Kravtsovaolena.kravtsova@wolftheiss.com+38 044 3 777518
Regulatory and procurement Oksana Volynetsoksana.volynets@wolftheiss.com+38 044 3 777508
Tax Mykhailo Razuvaievmykhailo.razuvaiev@wolftheiss.com+38 044 3 777551
Renewable energy Sergii Zhekasergii.zheka@wolftheiss.com+38 044 3 777559
PhotoNamePositionProfile
Taras Dumych photoMr Taras DumychPartner; specialised in Corporate Governance, Insolvency and Restructuring. Private Funds, Real Estate…
Oksana Volynets photoMs Oksana VolynetsSenior Associate, specialised in Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions, Banking & Finance, Securities Regulations,…
Sergii Zheka photoMr Sergii ZhekaSenior Associate with over ten years of legal experience in various areas…
Number of lawyers : 340
at this office : 7
Albanian
Bosnian
Bulgarian
Croatian
Czech
English
French
German
Hungarian
Italian
Polish
Romanian
Russian
Slovak
Slovenian
Spanish
Ukrainian
European Business Association
Ukrainian Bar Association
Contact : Taras Dumych (local managing partner)
Other offices : Belgrade
Other offices : Bratislava
Other offices : Bucharest
Other offices : Budapest
Other offices : Ljubljana
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 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.