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Wolf Theiss Appoints Six New Partners in Vienna, Bucharest, Warsaw, Bratislava, and Belgrade

Wolf Theiss Appoints Six New Partners in Vienna, Bucharest, Warsaw, Bratislava, and Belgrade

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Former Counsels Zeno Grabmayr, Adelina Iftime-Blagean, Maciej Olszewski, Aleksandar Ristic, Bruno Stefanik, and Stefan Wartinger have all become Partners in Wolf Theiss’ respective offices across CEE.

Grabmayr is a member of the Banking & Finance team in Vienna. According to the firm, he has "a particular focus on transactions in the financial sector, distressed M&A, restructuring, and financing." Grabmayr joined Wolf Theiss in 2013 and has been with the firm since, save for a six-month secondment with Slaughter and May in London. "I appreciate the trust Wolf Theiss has placed in me and the recognition of my work so far," Grabmayr said. "With this promotion, the next chapter of an exciting professional journey begins for me and my colleagues."

Iftime-Blagean is a labor law and IP&IT expert in Wolf Theiss' Bucharest office. Before joining the firm in 2006, Iftime-Blagean spent three years with Popovici, Nitu, Stoica & Asociatii and a year in-house with SSIF Broker. "I am delighted and grateful to be appointed as a Partner at Wolf Theiss," Iftime-Blagean commented. "From this position, I aim to contribute to the future growth of the firm. This promotion not only represents personal appreciation but also honors the collective effort of our team."

Olszewski is a member of the Corporate/M&A team at Wolf Theiss in Warsaw. According to the firm, he has "specialized in corporate transactions, including share and asset deals, equity investments, corporate restructurings, joint ventures, and regulatory advice." Before joining Wolf Theiss in 2019, he spent 11 years with Allen & Overy and, earlier, over three years with Salans. "I am excited about this professional milestone and looking forward to further developing our Corporate/M&A practice with my colleagues," Olszewski stated.

Stefanik is a member of the Corporate/M&A team at Wolf Theiss in Bratislava. According to the firm, "for over ten years, Bruno has advised clients on various corporate law matters, including M&A, restructurings, and regulatory issues." Before his career at Wolf Theiss, Stefaniak spent almost five years in-house as Lead Counsel with Audia Plastics, and, earlier, almost six years with Kinstellar. "Being appointed Partner greatly motivates me to further expand our office in Bratislava and to achieve many more successes for Wolf Theiss with my colleagues," Stefanik added.

Wartinger is a member of the Competition and Antitrust Law team at Wolf Theiss in Vienna. According to the firm, his activities encompass "complex cartel and abuse proceedings before the European Commission and Austrian courts as well as leniency applications at national and EU levels." Before joining Wolf Theiss in 2021, he spent eight and a half years with E+H. "In my new role, I aim to further contribute to Wolf Theiss's strengths in terms of expertise and solution-oriented action on an international level," Wartinger commented.

Aleksandar Ristic is a member of the Corporate and Disputes team at Wolf Theiss in Belgrade. Ristic began his legal career with Wolf Theiss in 2015, joining as an Associate and becoming a Senior Associate in 2019 and Counsel in 2021.

"We are delighted to welcome six exceptional colleagues to the circle of Partners, further expanding our market presence and service portfolio in the CEE/SEE region," Managing Partner Sebastian Oberzaucher said. "Promoting excellence and talents within the firm is of great significance to Wolf Theiss."

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