Wolf Theiss Partners Andrea Gritsch, Sebastian Oberzaucher, and Claus Schneider have been elected Managing Partners at the firm, joining current Managing Partner Richard Wolf, who was reelected to the position.
The election took place on December 7, 2018. According to Wolf Theiss, the new management team will jointly navigate the firm's Central, Eastern and South-Eastern European offices for the next four years.
Andrea Gritsch, who joined Wolf Theiss in 2008, is an expert in the financial services sector and typically handles large-scale cross-border mandates in the fields of M&A, finance, supervisory law, and restructuring. Gritsch, a FinTech expert, is the first woman on the management team, according to a Wolf Theiss press release.
Claus Schneider specializes in debt, hybrid, and structured capital market issues and regulatory advisory for financial institutions. Prior to joining the firm in 2000, Schneider worked at the World Bank in Washington, D.C.
Sebastian Oberzaucher co-heads the firm’s procurement team and is responsible for the public sector in the new management. He specializes in planning and implementing complex construction, supply and service tenders with a particular focus on infrastructure, transport, healthcare, and IT.
On behalf of the entire partnership, Richard Wolf thanked his former management colleagues. "Erik Steger and Nikolaus Paul greatly contributed to and led our partnership since 2010, both in terms of corporate culture and in advancing our footprint in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe. The past few years were extremely important in setting and maintaining the successful course of the firm in a rapidly changing market.”
Steger and Paul will now focus on their specialist areas of real estate law and funds and financing.