Wolf Theiss > Warsaw, Poland > Firm Profile

Wolf Theiss
ul. Marszalkowska 107
00-110 Warsaw

Poland > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Wolf Theiss has undergone significant expansion, with the arrival of a 27-strong team from Wardynski & Partners in the summer of 2023; this includes the new trio of practice heads Izabela Zielińska-Barłożek in Ponzań, and Anna Dąbrowska and Krzysztof Libiszewski in Warsaw. The practice provides advice to domestic and international clients on a wide range of mandates, with its offering spanning public and private M&A transactions, joint ventures, corporate governance and corporate restructurings, and privatisations. The practice’s expertise extends across a variety of sectors, including the automotive industry, FMCG, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, and IT, amongst others.

Practice head(s):

Izabela Zielińska-Barłożek; Anna Dąbrowska; Krzysztof Libiszewski

Other key lawyers:

Peter Daszkowski; Dariusz Harbaty; Maciej Olszewski; Jakub Pietrasik; Maciej Szewczyk; Marcin Pietkiewicz


‘I have worked with them on several cross-border transactions and their team was always among the best. Quick, responsive, knowledgeable, and efficient.’

‘I worked with Izabela Zielińska-Barłożek, Anna Dąbrowska and Maciej Szewczyk – all outstanding lawyers who travel the world to reinforce their referral practice and at the same time manage numerous deals. They know what clients expect from them and act accordingly every single time!’

‘This practice stands out due to its exceptional team’s strengths and capabilities, which are highly valued by potential clients. Have a strong focus on innovation in areas such as collaboration and diversity, setting them apart from other firms in the field.’

‘The individuals I collaborate with stand out for their remarkable professionalism, setting them apart from the competition. I highly value their dedication, commitment to excellence, and deep expertise in their respective fields.’

‘The Wolf Theiss M&A team has been very helpful in addressing novel and complicated issues involving Polish law that arose in the course of M&A and financing transactions.’

‘Dariusz Harbaty is exceptional. Responsive, sophisticated, commercial, and practical.’

‘Wolf Theiss provides us with professional legal services on the matters of M&A and other legal issues. The team of Wolf Theiss is always sincere and tries to support our company with deep and experienced legal practices. We are happy with the firm’s attitude and legal services.’

‘Izabela Zielińska-Barłożek, Maciej Szewczyk and Marcin Pietkiewicz are reliable and professional lawyers in the field of M&A. We feel very comfortable to work with them thanks to their sincerity and professional knowledge. We wish to recommend other corporations to receive legal services from the said lawyers.’

Key clients

BHM Group


The Halifax Group

DC Bank

Erwin Hymer Group

The Baupost Group

Goldfinch Partners

Sigma Plastics Group

Fidia Farmaceutici

Vienna Insurance Group

Shareholders of Rusak Business Services


American Airlines Inc.

Poland > Real estate Tier 2

The real estate team at Wolf Theiss serves as a key point of contact for both domestic and international investors venturing into the Polish market, seeking advice on a range of transactional issues within the retail and logistics sectors, in particular. Leading the team is Tomasz Stasiak, who is praised by clients for his ‘clear, practical advice’, which covers the entire spectrum of issues related to land acquisitions and the development process. Grzegorz Skowroński, an expert in the logistics and warehouse spaces, is another key figure.

Practice head(s):

Tomasz Stasiak

Other key lawyers:

Grzegorz Skowroński; Bartosz Kopik; Iwona Huryn


‘The team is recognised for its highly client-centric approach and has a strong track record in investment deals.’

‘Grzegorz Skowroński – strategic legal advice, client focus. Bartosz Kopik – deal structuring, extensive legal knowledge.’

‘Excellent support in property-related matters. Top level local knowledge paired with great understanding of international institutional investors.’

‘Extremely proactive.’

‘Excellent team well managed by Tomasz Stasiak, pricing is well balanced for the excellent service they provide.’

‘Tomasz Stasiak – clear, practical advice; listens, provides solutions; always available. Grzegorz Skowroński – excellent communication and simply clear advice. Iwona Huryn – simply delivers and finds solutions without continual referral to client, which is extremely practical. All the above know how to tone their communication correctly with clients.’

Key clients

Mitiska REIM



Atrium European Real Estate (currently G City Europe)

SIRE Services

Peek & Cloppenburg


Globe Trade Centre (GTC)

Ghelamco Group


White Star Real Estate


DW Reusables


PZŻ (Polish Yachting Association)



Work highlights

  • Advised Mitiska REIM on the successful purchase of a distressed asset, Europa Centralna retail centre.
  • Advising Tesco on the sale of eleven retail centres located in different mid-size cities across Poland to Saller Group, and on the sale of a real property comprising a shopping centre and a petrol station located in Jelenia Góra to E.Leclerc Group.
  • Advising 7R on a portfolio transaction which involves the sale of three Class A logistics and warehouses located in Poznan and Warsaw.

Poland > Banking and finance Tier 3

The banking and finance team at Wolf Theiss specialises in real estate financing projects. Additionally, restructuring and insolvency proceedings are strengths of Joanna Gąsowski, while counsel Adrian Krzyżanowski bolsters the team’s project finance capabilities, especially regarding renewable energy projects. Polish, German, and Austrian banks fall within the firm’s client roster, as well as international investors. Przemek Kozdój chairs the group. Michał Kulig  departed for Taylor Wessing Poland in April 2023.

Practice head(s):

Przemek Kozdój


‘They perform their roles perfectly. Joanna Gąsowski is totally engaged in day-to-day work, and Przemek Kozdój is proactive on each material step in the transaction, finding always solutions satisfactory to both parties and pushing the process forward. Working with them is always a pleasure.’

‘The team acts in a competent manner and with a great understanding of the client’s needs. Importantly, it seeks constructive solutions and is focused on hard work and getting the negotiations and documentation signed as soon as possible. We value cooperation with them in this field.’

‘From among the firm’s lawyers, Przemek Kozdój deserves a mention. He is of high substantive knowledge, and he understands the business of his clients well and responds quickly to the needs of the client. He conducts negotiation processes with banks very well. We recommend cooperation with Przemek Kozdój and the Wolf Theiss law firm in the area of banking.’

‘Good availability, social skills, and expertise.’

‘Wolf Theiss is a solid, well-integrated team. They represent banks and borrower in many projects. I perceive them as very professional advisors and admire working with them, both in the due diligence stage and finance documentation negotiations. They are very knowledgeable but practical and business oriented, punctual and detailed.’

‘Solid, well-integrated team enjoying what they are doing.’

‘Joanna Gąsowski is knowledgeable, practical, business oriented, punctual and detailed.’

‘Przemek Kozdój is a reliable and proactive partner who is handling all our cases well.’

Key clients

PKO Bank Polski

Norddeutsche Landesbank-Girozentrale

ING Bank

MOUNT Finansowania Przedsiębiorstw FIZAN

Berlin Hyp

Hilding Anders


Erste Group Bank

DZ Hyp

Banco Santander

Santander Bank Polska

Work highlights

  • Advising a client on the refinancing of a shopping mall in Szczecin, including drafting and negotiating the facility agreement as well as preparing a set of security documents.
  • Advised Erste Group Bank on the €36m financing granted to BaseCamp, a European student accommodation and hotel developer, to refinance its student housing project in Wroclaw.
  • Advising Panattoni on financing and refinancing projects worth over €450m for industrial warehouses in Poland, including significant transactions with Powszechna Kasa Oszczędności Bank Polski and other major Polish banks.

Poland > Employment Tier 3

The team at Wolf Theiss regularly assists clients with the employment law aspects of cross-border M&A transactions. Other areas it is usually instructed on include the termination of employees and management, workforce restructuring, and settlement negotiations in employment disputes. Data protection and immigration law-related matters are additional areas of strength. Agnieszka Nowak-Błaszczak leads the team and has significant experience supporting employers in enterprise acquisitions and reorganisation processes.

Practice head(s):

Agnieszka Nowak-Błaszczak


‘Agnieszka Nowak-Błaszczak stands out as an exceptional partner, showing not only speed and responsiveness while providing legal support, but most importantly understanding the business and client’s needs properly.’

‘Being an international company opening its office in Poland, we have been facing tons of difficulties in adapting to local peculiarities. Working with Wolf Theiss helped us a lot to better understand the local rulings, to adapt our global policies to the Polish environment and bring our processes in compliance with the law.’

‘Broad outlook, deep knowledge of law, its practical implementation and understanding of our industry specifics are core factors which distinguish the Wolf Theiss team.’

‘I’ve mostly been working with Agnieszka Nowak-Błaszczak. She seems to be a very good professional with a deep understanding of how the law functions. She has expressed willingness to understand the inner client’s needs and try to find the best way to address the revealed needs, even finding non-trivial approaches.’

Key clients

International Rescue Committee (IRC)

HTEC Group


Bright Machines

Heidrick & Struggles


Dow Jones

Work highlights

  • Advising the International Rescue Committee on day-to-day employment matters and immigration issues.
  • Advising Morningstar on collective redundancies and on closing its operations in Poland.
  • Advising Bright Machines on day-to-day employment matters.

Poland > Energy and natural resources Tier 3

The energy and natural resources team at Wolf Theiss has recently been bolstered by the arrival of Igor Muszyński from SSW; he focuses on all aspects of energy projects, providing transactional advice across a spectrum of sub-sectors with a particular focus on conventional and renewable energy, including offshore wind projects. The team, which ‘not only handles complex energy-related matters but also effectively acts in disputes’, frequently collaborates with the firm’s corporate and M&A practice to deliver ‘innovative solutions’ to clients from the electricity, natural gas, heat supply and mining industries.

Practice head(s):

Igor Muszyński


‘I am extremely impressed with the energy team’s ability to not only handle complex energy-related matters but also effectively act in disputes. Their expertise and dedication have been instrumental in resolving issues efficiently.’

‘I appreciate their commitment to finding innovative solutions and their responsive communication throughout the process. It’s clear that this team goes above and beyond to deliver expected results.’

‘Igor Muszyński is not only one of the most experienced energy sector lawyers in Poland, but also a business-savvy professional with broad in-depth knowledge of the energy market and its legal environment. He provides clear and pragmatic advice, making him a pleasure to work with in both legal and business contexts.’

Poland > Restructuring and insolvency Tier 3

Wolf Theiss handles a broad spectrum of financial restructuring, insolvency, and distressed investment matters for both creditors and debtors. This offering encompasses mandates such as representation in out-of-court restructurings, advice on standstill agreements, and service on creditors’ committees of insolvent companies. Since the departure of Lech Giliciński to Soltysinski Kawecki & Szlezak in October 2023, counsel Joanna Gąsowski is now the key senior contact. Krzysztof Libiszewski joined the firm from Wardynski & Partners in July 2023 and now leads the M&A team with notable experience in corporate restructurings.

Practice head(s):

Joanna Gąsowski

Other key lawyers:

Key clients


EGB – Skarbiec Powiązany Fundusz Inwestycyjny Zamknięty

SIAC Construction

European Real Estate Debt II

Work highlights

  • Representing Busoco in the enforcement proceedings of AWW, a company organised to develop a theme park in Central Poland.
  • Representing SIAC Construction, a multi-disciplined construction group with significant operations across Ireland and the United Kingdom, in post-restructuring litigation with creditors in Poland and in settlement negotiations with the Polish State Treasury – the General Directorate of National Roads and Motorways.

Poland > Tax Tier 3

At Wolf Theiss, the tax practice is commended for its ‘broad practical understanding of the real estate market and tax problems and issues faced by companies operating in this sector‘. Outside of that area, the team can regularly be seen advising on VAT, personal income tax and bankruptcy matters. Practice head Karolina Stawowska is a seasoned M&A, corporate and real estate tax advisor, and is ably supported by Izabela Wiewiórka.

Practice head(s):

Karolina Stawowska


Other key lawyers:


‘Wolf Theiss Poland understands in detail the client’s business and issues they have or might have in the future due to upcoming new regulations. The collaboration and communication is excellent and the people are very professional.’

‘Karolina Stawowska and Izabela Wiewiórka are top professionals with many years of relevant experience. They are close to each client and are able to quickly provide recources to address the issue. They clearly stand out from the others because of communication, knowledge and service excellence.’

‘The tax law team at Wolf Theiss consists of experienced tax advisors who not only present a high level of professional knowledge, but also have a broad practical understanding of the real estate market and tax problems and issues faced by companies operating in this sector. I appreciate the commitment and creativity of the entire team in seeking solutions to the problems and issues that require tax analysis.’

‘I would like to mention Karolina Stawowska and Izabela Wiewiórka. Both are exceptional professionals and experts in the tax sector, in particular related to real estate.’

‘I highly appreciate Karolina Stawowska’s experiance in tax law but most of all I like her positive, energetic approach to the issues she deals with and her direct way of communicating. I think she has an exceptional ability to explain tax issues in an understandable/accessible manner to people who are completely unfamiliar with the subject. Karolina is passionate about what she does, which can be easily seen and felt when working with her. She is a very ambitious, results-focused professional who is very efficient and effective to work with.’

Key clients

Centerscape Investments Poland

Mitiska REIM

Sigma Plastics Group

Fidia Farmaceutici

Erwin Hymer Group

Shareholders of Rusak Business Services

International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Work highlights

  • Advising Fidia Farmaceutici on the tax aspects of establishing its subsidiary in Poland and on the acquisition of the Polish business of Unipharm.
  • Advising the shareholders of Rusak Business Services on the tax aspects of the acquisition of its shares by Customs Support Group.
  • Advising Mitiska REIM on the tax aspects of the successful purchase of a distressed asset, Europa Centralna retail centre.

Poland > Intellectual property Tier 4

At Wolf Theiss, clients of the IP practice stem from the life sciences, technology, online gaming and production of consumer goods sectors. The team handles the gamut of patent, trade mark and copyright litigation and negotiations. Leading the practice is Jakub Pietrasik, who is ably supported by Marcin Rudnik.

Practice head(s):

Jakub Pietrasik

Other key lawyers:


‘Excellent team; responsive, commercial, practical and sophisticated.’

‘Jakub Pietrasik and his team are excellent IP lawyers.’

Key clients

Fool’s Theory

JMR Technologies


Fidia Farmaceutici

BHM Group


VentureFruit Global


Burda Media Polska

Work highlights

  • Advising Fool’s Theory on the preparation and negotiation of a new game development agreement.
  • Advising JMR Technologies on matters related to IP protection and software development.
  • Advising VentureFruit Global Limited on the preparation and negotiation of licensing agreements for testing new fruit varieties to be grown in Poland, the Czech Republic, Serbia, Slovakia or Greece.

Poland > White-collar crime Tier 4

The practice at Wolf Theiss is regularly seen representing clients in internal investigations and criminal proceedings. The team boasts particular expertise in asset recovery and the protection of trade secrets, as well as intellectual property-related criminal matters. Former prosecutor Arkadiusz Matusiak heads up the practice, and is well versed in compliance, risk and sensitive investigations.

Practice head(s):

Arkadiusz Matusiak


‘Provide very comprehensive perspectives to solving the issues. Efficiently identify the critical path and lead through it.’

‘Arkadiusz Matusiak is an excellent project leader.’

Poland > Dispute resolution Tier 5

The dispute resolution team at Wolf Theiss is well equipped to handle domestic and international commercial and investment litigation and arbitration proceedings. Co-managing partner Peter Daszkowski sits at the helm of the department with expertise in construction, corporate, commercial, and unfair competition cases. Restructuring and insolvency disputes are a key area of focus for Joanna Gąsowski, in addition to disputes in the construction sector. Marcin Rudnik is recommended as ‘an arbitration lawyer to anyone seeking outstanding legal representation’.

Practice head(s):

Peter Daszkowski

Other key lawyers:

Joanna Gąsowski; Arkadiusz Matusiak; Marcin Rudnik; Olga Gerlich


‘Wolf Theiss lawyers have extensive experience in navigating intricate and sensitive issues, coupled with a strategic approach. They are professionals at handling arbitration proceedings.’

‘The firm provides technological innovations that facilitate communication and navigation through legal matters.’

‘I can wholeheartedly recommend Marcin Rudnik as an arbitration lawyer to anyone seeking outstanding legal representation. What stood out the most was his unwavering commitment to achieving the best possible outcome for our case.’

‘Very proactive team suggesting solutions in advance.’

‘Availability and clear correspondence. Explaining in a non-legal language while also getting straight to the point.’

Poland > Healthcare and life sciences

2023 was a year of huge growth for the life sciences team at Wolf Theiss, which welcomed a vast number of specialised new practitioners; of particular note, Katarzyna Wójcik-Bąkowska joined from Wardynski & Partners, and now co-heads the group with Marcin Rudnik .

Poland > Private equity

Wolf Theiss‘ private equity offering has been significantly bolstered with the arrival of a large number of partners, counsel, and senior associates over the course of 2023, including practice heads Izabela Zielińska-Barłożek, Anna Dąbrowska and Krzysztof Libiszewski, who all joined from Wardynski & Partners.

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 390 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.

*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, compliance and investigations, 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.

Poland: Poland has developed rapidly over the last 25 years and is now one of the largest economies in the EU and a hub for the CEE/SEE region. A well-educated, skilled and hardworking population drives a buoyant, internationally-savvy and competitive private sector. With more around 65 lawyers and tax advisors, Wolf Theiss Poland has been providing best-in-class services since the early 1990s. International and Polish companies and investors trust them for their in-depth understanding of the local market, including the public sector. They conclude complex, large-scale cross-border investments in the CEE/SEE region with the efficiency and precision that their clients need to succeed. The team at Wolf Theiss Warsaw provides fully integrated coverage of Polish commercial law, including corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, banking, finance and insurance, project finance, real estate, competition law, privatisation, public procurement, concessions, tax and litigation/arbitration, including white-collar crime.

Department Name Email Telephone
Financial services Przemysław Kozdój przemek.kozdoj@wolftheiss.com +48 22 3788 947
Competition/antitrust Marcin Rudnik marcin.rudnik@wolftheiss.com +48 22 3788 948
Corporate/M&A Anna Dąbrowska anna.dabrowska@wolftheiss.com +48 22 3788 930
Corporate/M&A Krzysztof Libiszewski krzysztof.libiszewski@wolftheiss.com +48 22 3788 953
Corporate/M&A Izabela Zielińska-Barłożek izabela.zielinska@wolftheiss.com +48 22 3789 016
Dispute resolution Marcin Rudnik marcin.rudnik@wolftheiss.com +48 22 3788 948
Dispute resolution Joanna Gąsowski joanna.gasowski@wolftheiss.com +48 22 3788 938
Employment Agnieszka Nowak-Błaszczak agnieszka.nowak-blaszczak@wolftheiss.com +48 22 3788 943
Energy and infrastructure Igor Muszyński igor.muszynski@wolftheiss.com +48 22 378 8966
Intellectual property Jakub Pietrasik jakub.pietrasik@wolftheiss.com +48 22 3788 969
Life sciences Peter Daszkowski peter.daszkowski@wolftheiss.com +48 22 3788 918
Real estate Tomasz Stasiak tomasz.stasiak@wolftheiss.com +48 22 3788 961
Regulatory and procurement Peter Daszkowski peter.daszkowski@wolftheiss.com +48 22 3788 918
Restructuring/insolvency Joanna Gąsowski joanna.gasowski@wolftheiss.com +48 22 3788 938
Tax Karolina Stawowska karolina.stawowska@wolftheiss.com +48 22 3788 933
Photo Name Position Profile
Peter Daszkowski photo Mr Peter Daszkowski Partner, Wolf Theiss, since 2013, specialising in Restructuring, Arbitration, Commercial Law, Insolvency…
Anna  Dąbrowska  photo Ms Anna Dąbrowska Partner,  co-head of the Corporate/M&A team in Poland
Olga Gerlich photo Ms Olga Gerlich Senior Associate.
Joanna Gąsowski photo Ms Joanna Gąsowski Counsel.
Dariusz Harbaty photo Mr Dariusz Harbaty Counsel, since 2017, Senior Associate, 2015 – 2017.
Iwona Huryn photo Ms Iwona Huryn Counsel.
Katarzyna Jaroszyńska-Lewandowska photo Ms Katarzyna Jaroszyńska-Lewandowska Senior Associate
Bartosz Kopik photo Mr Bartosz Kopik Senior Associate.
Przemek Kozdój photo Mr Przemek Kozdój Partner and head of the Banking & Finance team in Warsaw.
Adrian Krzyzanowski photo Mr Adrian Krzyzanowski Counsel.
Bartosz  Kuraś photo Mr Bartosz Kuraś Partner
Bartosz Lewandowski photo Mr Bartosz Lewandowski Senior Associate
Krzysztof  Libiszewski photo Mr Krzysztof Libiszewski Partner, Co-Head of the Corporate/M&A team in Poland
Igor Muszyński photo Mr Igor Muszyński Partner and leader of the Energy & Natural Resources team at Wolf…
Agnieszka Nowak-Błaszczak photo Ms Agnieszka Nowak-Błaszczak Counsel, specialising in Employment Agreements, Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits, Employment Litigation,…
Maciej Olszewski photo Mr Maciej Olszewski Partner.
Marcin  Pietkiewicz photo Mr Marcin Pietkiewicz Partner
Jakub Pietrasik photo Mr Jakub Pietrasik Counsel.
Marcin Rudnik photo Mr Marcin Rudnik Counsel, Wolf Theiss, specialising in Construction Law, Mortgages, Arbitration, FIDIC Contracts.
Grzegorz Skowroński photo Mr Grzegorz Skowroński Partner, since 2019, Counsel, 2017 – 2019, Senior Associate, 2015 – 2017.
Tomasz Stasiak photo Mr Tomasz Stasiak Co-Managing Partner of the Wolf Theiss Warsaw office and head of the…
Karolina Stawowska photo Ms Karolina Stawowska Partner, heading the Tax team of Wolf Theiss in Poland. Karolina is…
Maciej A. Szewczyk photo Mr Maciej A. Szewczyk Partner
Paweł Szumowski photo Mr Paweł Szumowski Senior Associate.
Joanna Wajdzik photo Ms Joanna Wajdzik Senior Associate.
Dominik Wałkowski  photo Dr Dominik Wałkowski Counsel
Piotr Wcisło photo Mr Piotr Wcisło Counsel.
Izabela Wiewiórka photo Ms Izabela Wiewiórka Consultant, specialising in advising clients on Polish and international tax aspects of…
Katarzyna Wójcik-Bąkowska photo Ms Katarzyna Wójcik-Bąkowska Partner
Michal Zajaczkowski photo Mr Michal Zajaczkowski Senior Associate.
Izabela  Zielińska-Barłożek photo Ms Izabela Zielińska-Barłożek Partner, Co-Head of the Corporate/M&A team in Poland
Marcin Żak photo Mr Marcin Żak Senior Associate.
Number of lawyers : 390
at this office : 60+
Contacts : Peter Daszkowski (local managing partner)
Contacts : Tomasz Stasiak (local managing partner)
Other offices : Belgrade
Other offices : Bratislava
Other offices : Bucharest
Other offices : Budapest
Other offices : Kyiv
Other offices : Ljubljana
Other offices : Prague
Other offices : Sarajevo
Other offices : Sofia
Other offices : Tirana
Other offices : Vienna
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 35% female partners, one of them within our management board, and 48% 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 the Best in Central Europe Award at the European Women in Business Law Awards 2023 and to have been recognised as “Best in Austria” at the European Women in Business Law Awards 2022, 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.


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.