Wolf Theiss has advised German real estate investment company Art-Invest on its entrance into the Austrian market by means of its acquisition of Vienna's Millennium Tower, Austria's second highest office building, from Morgan Stanley and the Kaufmann Group. The purchase took place for a special fund which Art-Invest established on behalf of the pension fund Rheinische Versorgungskassen.
Wolf Theiss has advised Viennese start-up KIVU Technologies, which specializes in anti-terrorism software, on company structure and financing matters.
Former Baker McKenzie Partner Stefan Riegler is moving to Wolf Theiss, where he will lead the firm's arbitration group in Vienna.
Tomasz Stasiak has joined the Warsaw office of the Wolf Theiss law firm as a partner and head of the office's Real Estate & Construction Practice Group.
Wolf Theiss has assisted Catella Residential Investment Management GmbH with its acquisition of a student apartment building by way of a forward purchase from Germany's real estate development company GBI AG.
Wolf Theiss has advised ASFINAG on its issuance of EUR 750 million 0.25% bonds with a maturity of seven years.
The commercial legal markets of Central & Eastern Europe didn’t appear automatically. They didn’t develop in a vacuum. They were formed, shaped, and led, by lawyers – visionary, hard-working, commercially-minded, and client-focused individuals pulling the development of CEE’s legal markets along behind them as they labored relentlessly for their clients, their careers, their futures.
Wolf Theiss has advised a banking group consisting of UniCredit, RBI, NLB, and SKB Banka on the recapitalization of AGIC and its subsidiary, Fotona in a re-financing. The transaction closed on October 4, 2017.
Wolf Theiss has advised the largest Chinese producer of SUVs, the Great Wall Motor Company, on its creation of an Austrian subsidiary.
Wolf Theiss has advised the sellers on the acquisition by Vivatis Holding AG of Frisch & Frost. Wildmoser/Koch & Partner reportedly advised Vivatis on the transaction, which took place on October 3, 2017. The Austrian Federal Competition Authority is yet to approve the transaction.
Slaughter and May and Wolf Theiss were the two Chairman Sponsors of the 2017 General Counsel Summit in Warsaw, and the individuals from both firms who actually chaired the proceedings – Jonathan Marks, Partner at Slaughter and May on Day 1 and Ron Given, Partner at Wolf Theiss on Day 2 – were kind enough to speak with us about their involvement at the event.
Wolf Theiss has advised The Student Hotel Group on preparations for a new 822-room flagship hotel in Vienna, including on its acquisition of real property and on the drafting and development (design and build) agreement. Hule Bachmayr-Heyda Nordberg reportedly advised the sellers and developers of the real property, the S+B Gruppe.
The Bucharest office of Wolf Theiss has expanded its TMT and data protection & compliance practice by adding former EY Senior Manager Maria Maxim to its team.