Following on the already-reported news that Wolf Theiss has made Ileana Glodeanu a Partner in its Bucharest office, the firm announced today that it had made four more partners in various CEE offices. Lawyers Laura Struc (Ljubljana), Katerina Kraeva and Radoslav Mikov (Sofia) and Sebastian Oberzaucher (Vienna) all joined the Wolf Theiss partnership along with Glodeanu.
Struc joined Wolf Theiss in 2007, after graduating from the University of Vienna in 2001 and earning an LL.M. degree in U.S. and Global Business Law from Suffolk University, Boston. Laura works in the fields of Corporate/M&A, Insolvency & Restructuring, Banking & Finance and is specialized in cross border transactions and restructurings. Her professional experience includes work at the European Court of Justice and a Viennese insolvency law firm. She is a lecturer for Slovenian Business Law at the Vienna University of Economics and author of several publications on Slovenian law.
Kraeva has over fifteen years of professional experience in Bulgaria. She started her career as in-house lawyer in Bulgarian banks and subsequently moved to international private practice, where she held senior positions at Cameron McKenna and DLA Piper before joining Wolf Theiss. In her practice she advises lenders and borrowers on a variety of projects such as Islamic finance, mezzanine finance and aircraft financing. Her core practice areas are Banking & Finance and Corporate/M&A, and she is specialized in financial services regulation.
Mikov joined Wolf Theiss as Senior Associate in January 2010 as part of the merger with the DLA Piper Bulgaria team. He gained experience in the Energy and Regulatory sectors in Bulgaria and his previous work includes an in-house lawyer position at a Nuclear Power Plant in Bulgaria and head of regulatory management at E.ON Bulgaria. Mikov covers a wide spectrum of issues related to the energy regulatory framework. In addition, he is experienced in the legal aspects of multi-disciplinary due diligence projects with respect to regulatory and real estate law matters in the energy sector. He has been involved in the decision making processes of several large energy sector stakeholders operating in Bulgaria.
Oberzaucher joined the public procurement team of Wolf Theiss in 2010, after working several years for CMS. He studied law at the University of Vienna and was admitted to the Austrian Bar in 2011. His main area of expertise is public procurement law where he advises Austrian and international clients – both bidders and contracting authorities – on matters related to public tenders. He regularly advises contracting authorities on planning and implementing tender procedures, particularly in the infrastructure and the health care sectors. He advises and represents both contracting authorities as well as bidders in reviewing procedures. Moreover he advises bidders during tender procedures to safeguard full compliance of their bids with public procurement law.
Partner and Spokesman of the Wolf Theiss Management Board, Erik Steger, commented: "It gives me great pleasure to announce that the partnership has promoted five new Partners. It is a privilege to have them on board – these promotions show the extraordinary potential of the firm, even in the prevailing economic situation."