Former Wierzbowski Eversheds Sutherland Partner Karolina Stawowska and Of Counsel Izabela Wieworka have joined Wolf Theiss as a Partner (and Head of Tax) and Tax Advisor, respectively.
Kosovo declared its independence on February 17, 2008, nine years after the 1999 conclusion of its conflict with Serbia, during which time it operated under the protection of the United Nation Mission in Kosovo. The post-war climate in the country was full of hopes for new beginnings, and in 2008 the newly sovereign state began the process of establishing effective and fair legislation, developing an independent economy, and building a protective environment for its citizens.
Wolf Theiss and Gleiss Lutz have advised Liechtenstein-based construction machinery manufacturer Hilti on its acquisition of Austrian company Bst Brandschutztechnik Dopfl GmbH and its sales company in Germany. The Vanovac law firm and several other firms advised the sellers on the sale.
On December 22, 2017, CEE Legal Matters reported on EUR 1.9 billion acquisition of UPC Austria from Liberty Global by T-Mobile. T-Mobile’s team was led by Vice President Legal, Regulatory & Interception Anja Tretbar-Bustorf, who spoke to us about the deal.
Wolf Theiss has advised Munich RE Group on the sale by its ERGO Group AG subsidiary of its legal protection subsidiary DAS Switzerland and the legal protection insurance portfolios of DAS Luxembourg and DAS Slovakia to the Allianz Group. Switzerland's Homburger AG and Luxembourg's Arendt & Medernach SA law firms worked alongside Wolf Theiss. White & Case and Binder Groesswang advised the Allianz Group.
Wolf Theiss provides Austrian legal advice and Linklaters provided German advice on Raiffeisen Bank International's issuance of EUR 500 million additional tier notes. Freshfields reportedly advised the Joint Lead Managers on both German and Austrian legal matters.
Wolf Theiss Austria has advised Erste Group Bank in arranging and placing two Sparkassen Immobilien bond issuances. S Immo was advised by Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati.
Although Romania claims the highest GDP growth rate in Europe and a low unemployment rate, all is not rosy in the seventh most populous member state of the European Union, and prominent lawyers in the country admit to profound dissatisfaction with the country’s leadership and concern about its long-term prospects.
Wolf Theiss has advised Revetas Capital Fund II and an affiliate of Cerberus Capital Management on the acquisition of an 86,000 square meter hotel complex in Bucharest. Firon Bar Nir advised the sellers.