Wolf Theiss

Wolf Theiss is one of the leading law firms in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe (CEE/SEE). We have built our reputation on a combination of unrivalled local knowledge and strong international capability. We opened our first office in Vienna 60 years ago. Our team now brings together over 340 lawyers from a diverse range of […]

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Wolf Theiss is one of the leading law firms in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe (CEE/SEE). We have built our reputation on a combination of unrivalled local knowledge and strong international capability.

We opened our first office in Vienna 60 years ago. Our team now brings together over 340 lawyers from a diverse range of backgrounds, working in offices in 13 countries throughout the CEE/SEE region.

Banking & Finance

Competition & Antitrust

Corporate / M&A

Dispute Resolution

Employment Law

IP & IT

Projects

Public Procurement

Real Estate & Construction

Regulatory

Tax

SOKOL NAKO

Partner
Murat Toptani Street
1001 Tirana
Albania
T. +355 4 2274 521
F. +355 4 2274 521
sokol.nako@wolftheiss.com

Sokol Nako is head of the firm’s office in Albania. He specializes in corporate law, banking and finance, mergers and acquisitions, tax law, transport, energy and telecommunications. He regularly advises international clients on various projects in Albania. In addition to his practice, Sokol assists in drafting new pieces of legislation, especially in the areas of corporate, finance and tax law. Prior to joining the firm, he served as Minister of Justice, Minister of Transportation, and Minister for European Integration in the Albanian government. He also gained valuable experience working as the Tax and Legal Director with Deloitte Albania.

PRACTICE AREAS
Corporate / M&A
Projects
Real Estate & Construction

EDUCATION
Widener University, School of Law, Delaware, US (LL.M. with distinction), 1999
Komenski University, Law Faculty, Bratislava, Slovak Republic, 1997
University of Tirana, Jurisprudence Faculty, Albania, 1989

LANGUAGES
Albanian, English, Slovak, Czech

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NIKOLAUS PAUL

Partner
Schubertring 6
1010 Vienna
Austria

T. +43 1 51510 5430
F. +43 1 51510 665430

nikolaus.paul@wolftheiss.com

Nikolaus Paul leads the firm-wide Real Estate Fund Initiatives Team within the Real Estate and Construction Practice Group and the firm-wide Alternative Investment Fund Management Team within the Banking & Finance Practice Group. Nikolaus has specialized experience in the field of investment funds, including the establishment of multi-jurisdictional fund structures. He works on financing transactions in Austria and the CEE/SEE region, primarily in relation to infrastructure and real estate projects.

PRACTICE AREAS

Banking & Finance

Corporate / M&A

EDUCATION

University of Vienna, (Mag. iur.), 1999; (Dr. iur. with Honours), 2003

LANGUAGES

German, English

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ERIK STEGER

Partner
Schubertring 6
1010 Vienna
Austria

T. +43 1 51510 5130
F. +43 1 51510 665130

erik.steger@wolftheiss.com

Erik Steger specializes in real estate matters across the CEE/SEE region. He has specialized expertise in the areas of financing, mergers and acquisitions, and restructuring. His practice focuses on the hotel and leisure industry and the investment and divestment of commercial property with cross-border elements and opportunities for joint ventures. Erik is admitted to the bar in Austria and is a Registered European Lawyer in the Slovak Republic. 

PRACTICE AREAS

Projects

Real Estate & Construction

EDUCATION

College of Europe, Bruges, (LL.M.), 1994

University of Graz, (Dr. iur.), 1994

LANGUAGES

German, English, French, Czech

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RICHARD WOLF

Partner
Schubertring 6
1010 Vienna
Austria

T. +43 1 51510 5080
F. +43 1 51510 665080
richard.wolf@wolftheiss.com

Richard Wolf is a partner within the Wolf Theiss Banking and Finance group and a member of the Management Board. He specializes in corporate finance, capital markets and M&A transactions. Prior to joining Wolf Theiss, Richard worked in the investment banking departments of Chase Manhattan Bank and Crédit Lyonnais in Vienna. He gained valuable cross-border transactional experience while working at international law firms in Vienna, Brussels, and at DG VI (Competition) of the European Commission. After completing his legal studies in Austria, Richard obtained an LL.M. degree from Harvard Law School.

PRACTICE AREAS

Banking & Finance

Corporate / M&A

EDUCATION

Harvard Law School, (LL.M.), 1986

University of Vienna, (Dr. iur.), 1985

LANGUAGES

German, English, French

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NAIDA ČUSTOVIĆ

Law Office Custovic – Independent Attorney at Law in Cooperation with Wolf Theiss
Zmaja od Bosne 7
71 000 Sarajevo
Bosnia & Herzegovina

T. + 387 33 953 460
F. + 387 33 953 461
naida.custovic@lawoffice-custovic.com

PRACTICE AREAS

Banking & Finance

Corporate / M&A

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ANNA RIZOVA

Partner
29 Atanas Dukov Street
1407 Sofia
Bulgaria

T. +359 2 8613 700
F. +359 2 8620 370
anna.rizova@wolftheiss.com

Anna Rizova leads the firm’s office in Bulgaria.  She specializes in regulatory and commercial matters in the energy and telecommunication sectors. Her extensive expertise covers a broad range of energy matters including licensing and tariffs formation, grid connection, financial incentives, retail supply and risk assessment in the case of non-compliance. Anna has led a number of public procurement projects and has advised key stakeholders, sponsors and developers on energy and infrastructure projects, including leading a multinational cross-border gas transportation pipeline project. Her energy career started as a legal consultant to Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) where she actively participated in the structuring, negotiations, finalizing and the ongoing administering of a modernization project.

PRACTICE AREAS

Competition & Antitrust

Corporate / M&A

Dispute Resolution

Public Procurement

Real Estate & Construction

Regulatory

EDUCATION

Boston University (audited classes)

Law Faculty, Sofia University ‘St. Kliment Ohridski’ , Master of Law

LANGUAGES

Bulgarian, English, French, Russian

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LUKA TADIĆ-ČOLIĆ

Partner
Ivana Lučića 2a/19
10000 Zagreb
Croatia

T. +385 1 4925 400
F. +385 1 4925 450
luka.tadic-colic@wolftheiss.com

PRACTICE AREAS

Arbitration

Banking & Finance

Competition & Antitrust

Corporate / M&A

Dispute Resolution

Employment Law

IP & IT

Litigation

Projects

Public Procurement

Real Estate & Construction

Regulatory

Tax

LANGUAGES

Croatian, English, French, German, Italian

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JAN MYŠKA

Partner
Pobřežní 12
186 00 Prague
Czech Republic

T. +420 234 765 111
F. +420 234 765 110
jan.myska@wolftheiss.com

Jan is the co-managing partner of WOLF THEISS’s Prague office. His practice focuses on corporate law and M&A. He has been involved in a number of international corporate and commercial transactions including privatizations, joint ventures, asset sales and mergers and acquisitions. Before joining Wolf Theiss, Jan worked  for 13 years as a partner for a prestigious international law firm. Jan graduated from Charles University Law School in Prague (JUDr. and Ph.D.).

PRACTICE AREAS

Corporate / M&A

Employment Law

Public Procurement

ADMITTED TO THE BAR

Admitted to the Czech Bar Association, since 1996

EDUCATION

 i. Charles University, Prague, JUDr., 2001

ii. Charles University, Prague, Ph.D., 1999

LANGUAGES

Czech, English

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ZOLTÁN FALUDI

Partner
Kálvin tér 12-13
1085 Budapest
Hungary

T. +36 1 4848 800
F. +36 1 4848 825
zoltan.faludi@wolftheiss.com

Zoltán Faludi is head of the firm’s office in Hungary.  He specializes in energy and natural resources, project finance and corporate and M&A matters. He regularly advises clients on all aspects of energy law including regulatory issues in both national and international energy markets. Zoltán’s prior experience includes working at a London-based global law firm where he was the leading partner of the energy practice group in Hungary. In addition, he is the chairman of the Energy Arbitration Court in Hungary. Zoltán has served as both an arbitrator and as counsel in many domestic and international energy related disputes.

PRACTICE AREAS

Corporate / M&A

Dispute Resolution

Projects

Real Estate & Construction

Speciality Energy & Renewables

EDUCATION

University of J.W.Goethe, Frankfurt am Main, LL.M., 1994

University of Janus Pannonius, Pécs, J.D., 1991

LANGUAGES

Hungarian, English, German

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PETER DASZKOWSKI

Co-Managing Partner
ul. Mokotowska 49
00-542 Warsaw
Poland

T. +48 22 378 8900
F. +48 22 378 8901
peter.daszkowski@wolftheiss.com

Peter Daszkowski is co-head of the firm’s office in Poland. He specializes in real estate and construction matters. In addition, he regularly advises major international corporations on various mergers and acquisitions transactions and banking and finance matters. He also has extensive experience advising leading European banks on restructuring loans and securities. Peter is admitted to the bar in both Germany and Poland.

PRACTICE AREAS

Arbitration

Corporate / M&A

Dispute Resolution

Projects

Public Procurement

Regulatory

EDUCATION

University of Bonn, Germany (second state examination), 1993

LANGUAGES

Polish, English, German

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RONALD B. GIVEN

Co-Managing Partner
ul. Mokotowska 49
00-542 Warsaw
Poland

T. +48 22 378 8900
F. +48 22 378 8901
ronald.given@wolftheiss.com

Ron Given is the Co-Managing Partner of the firm’s office in Warsaw. He has previously served as the head of the firm’s office in Croatia and as a resident senior partner of the firm’s offices in the Czech Republic and Ukraine.  His extensive legal experience stems from a long career as a corporate and banking partner with a large global law firm. He also served for several years as the general counsel of a NASDAQ-listed, Bermuda-based international insurance holding company. He is a hands-on practitioner who is specialized in leading teams on public offerings, mergers & acquisitions, project financings, securities compliance, litigation and executive employment arrangements. Ron is admitted to the bar in Indiana, Illinois and New York (USA). He is authorized to practice international law in Croatia and is a Foreign Registered Lawyer in the Czech Republic.

PRACTICE AREAS

Banking & Finance

Corporate / M&A

Projects

Public Procurement

Regulatory

EDUCATION

Indiana University (J.D.), 1978 University of Central Florida (M.B.A.), 1975

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BRYAN W. JARDINE

Partner
58-60 Gheorghe Polizu Street
011062 Bucharest
Romania

T. +40 21 308 81 00
F. +40 21 308 81 25
bryan.jardine@wolftheiss.com

Bryan Wilson Jardine is the Managing Partner of the firm’s office in Romania. He regularly advises business clients on matters related to corporate mergers and acquisitions, energy law, regulatory and public procurement, dispute resolution and real estate. In addition, Bryan is the coordinating attorney for the firm’s regional renewable energy practice group and annually supervises the firm’s popular publications, “The Wolf Theiss Guide to: Generating Electricity from Renewable Sources in Central, Eastern & South-eastern Europe” (first edition published in 2010) and “The Wolf Theiss Waste to Energy Guide in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe” (first edition published in 2016).

PRACTICE AREAS

Corporate / M&A

Projects

Public Procurement

Real Estate & Construction

Regulatory

ADMITTED TO THE BAR

Admitted to the Bucharest Bar (2006)

Admitted to the California State Bar Association (1990)

Admitted to the American Bar Association (1990)

EDUCATION

University of California  (JUDr), 1987 – 1990

Georgetown University (BA of Science in Foreign Service, Magna cum Laude), 1980 – 1984

LANGUAGES

English, Romanian, Spanish

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MIROSLAV STOJANOVIĆ

Partner

T. +381 11 330 2900
F. +381 11 330 2925
miroslav.stojanovic@wolftheiss.com

Miroslav Stojanovic is qualified to practice law in both Austria and Serbia. He is specialized in M&A, corporate, real estate, energy and infrastructure, employment, tax and bankruptcy & restructuring, with more than 19 years of professional experience. During his practice, Miroslav has worked on some of the most high-profile transactions, including privatizations, restructurings and bankruptcy-related reorganizations. He is recognized as a leading lawyer by leading professional review publications such as Chambers, Legal 500 and IFLR 1000. Miroslav is fluent in German, English and Serbian.

PRACTICE AREAS

Banking & Finance

Competition & Antitrust

Corporate / M&A

Dispute Resolution

Employment Law

IP & IT

Projects

Public Procurement

Real Estate & Construction

Regulatory

Tax

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MARKUS BRUCKMÜLLER

Partner
Bleiweisova cesta 30
1000 Ljubljana
Slovenia

T. +386 1 438 0000
F. +386 1 438 0025
markus.bruckmueller@wolftheiss.com

PRACTICE AREAS

Arbitration

Banking & Finance

Competition & Antitrust

Corporate / M&A

Dispute Resolution

Employment Law

IP & IT

Litigation

Projects

Public Procurement

Real Estate & Construction

Regulatory

Tax

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TARAS DUMYCH

Partner
9A Khoryva Str.
04071 Kyiv
Ukraine

T. +38 044 3 777 500
F. +38 044 3 777 501
taras.dumych@wolftheiss.com

Taras Dumych is the Managing Partner of the Wolf Theiss Kyiv office.  He has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, agriculture, capital markets, private equity, energy and natural resources, real estate and dispute resolution. Taras is the author of numerous articles on agriculture, real estate, energy law and foreign investment protection in Ukraine. Prior to joining the firm, Taras was Assistant Professor at the Law School of The University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Kyiv, Ukraine, and Partner at a prestigious international law firm in Ukraine.

PRACTICE AREAS

Corporate / M&A

Projects

Real Estate & Construction

Energy, Natural Resources and Mining

EDUCATION

Diploma of Jurisprudence, Lviv National University School of Law, Ukraine, 1999

University of Baltimore, School of Law, USA Visiting Scholar, 2000

Master of Laws  (LL.M.) with Merits in International and Comparative Business Law, London Guildhall University, Department of Law, UK, 2002

LANGUAGES

English, Russian, Polish, Ukrainian

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Address

ALBANIA
Murat Toptani Street
1001 Tirana
T. +355 4 2274 521
E. tirana@wolftheiss.com

AUSTRIA
Schubertring 6
1010 Vienna
T. +43 1 515 10
E. vienna@wolftheiss.com

BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA
Zmaja od Bosne 7
71 000 Sarajevo
T. + 387 33 953 444
E. sarajevo@wolftheiss.com

BULGARIA
29 Atanas Dukov Street
1407 Sofia
T. +359 2 8613 700
E. sofia@wolftheiss.com

CROATIA
Ivana Lučića 2a/19
10 000 Zagreb
T. +385 1 4925 400
E. zagreb@wolftheiss.com

CZECH REPUBLIC
Pobřežni 12
186 00 Prague 8
T. +420 234 765 111
E. praha@wolftheiss.com

HUNGARY
Kálvin tér 12-13
1085 Budapest
T. +36 1 4848 800
E. budapest@wolftheiss.com

POLAND
ul. Mokotowska 49
00-542 Warsaw
T. +48 22 378 8900
E. warszawa@wolftheiss.com

ROMANIA
58-60 Gheorghe Polizu Street
011062 Bucharest
T. +40 21 308 8100
E. bucuresti@wolftheiss.com

SERBIA
Bulevar Mihajla Pupina 6
11070 Belgrade
T. +381 11 330 2900
E. beograd@wolftheiss.com

SLOVAK REPUBLIC
Aupark Tower, Einsteinova 24
851 01 Bratislava
T. +421 2 591 012 40
E. bratislava@wolftheiss.com

SLOVENIA
Bleiweisova cesta 30
1000 Ljubljana
T. +386 1 438 00 00
E. ljubljana@wolftheiss.com

UKRAINE
9A Khoryva Str.
04071 Kyiv
T. +38 044 377 75 00
E. kiev@wolftheiss.com

Website

http://www.wolftheiss.com