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03   Welcome to Wolf Theiss
04   Awards & rankings
05   Our story
06   Our culture
07   Our clients
08   What our clients have to say

     Our experience
11   Introduction
12   By transaction size
14   By sector
16   By country

     Our expertise
19   Introduction
20   Mergers & Acquisitions
22   Private Equity
24   General Corporate

26 Talk to us
WELCOME TO WOLF THEISS


Wolf Theiss has built its reputation on a combination of unrivalled
local knowledge and strong international capability. Since opening
our first office in Vienna over 50 years ago, we have expanded to
become one of the leading law firms in Central and Eastern and
South-eastern Europe (CEE/SEE). Our team brings together over 600
talented people from a diverse range of backgrounds, working in
12 offices throughout the CEE/SEE region.

Our Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions practice is one of the main
areas in which we have built our firm’s reputation. The team acts
as a one-stop shop, helping companies through a wide range of cor-
porate challenges. We succeed by combining specialist local knowl-
edge and relationships with the capabilities, speed and experience
of a full-service international firm.

This brochure is designed to tell you more about the work we do.
Rather than making grand claims, we prefer to present the facts.
So you will find out more about the clients we help, the projects we
have handled recently, and the people who work here. If you have
any further questions or would like to discuss working together,
we would be very happy to hear from you.




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AWARDS & RANKINGS                                                OUR STORY


We judge ourselves primarily on the results we achieve for our   We opened our first office in Vienna in 1957 and soon established a
clients. But awards and rankings are a welcome confirmation      reputation as one of Austria’s leading law firms. We have since
of how we are performing. Here are some recent successes:        grown into a multinational team of over 600 people, over 300 of
                                                                 whom are lawyers. We have offices in Albania, Austria, Bosnia &
                                                                 Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania,
2009    Hungarian Law Firm of the Year                           Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia and Ukraine.
        International Financial Law Review

        Austrian Law Firm of the Year                            We believe this presence on the ground is a key strength of the firm.
        Chambers & Partners
                                                                 We work in a fast-moving part of the world that requires deep local
        SEE Real Estate Award Law Firm of the Year               knowledge and experience. By combining that expertise with a
        Europaproperty.com
                                                                 strong international network, we are well placed to handle complex
        Austrian Law Firm of the Year                            cross-border transactions with a high degree of speed and flexibility.
        PLC Which Lawyer?

        Austrian Tax Law Firm of the Year                        Our full range of services covers: Banking & Finance; Capital Mar-
        International Tax Review
                                                                 kets; Competition & Antitrust; Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions; Em-
2008    Austrian Law Firm of the Year                            ployment Law; Infrastructure & Projects; Intellectual Property &
        Chambers & Partners                                      Information Technology; Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution;
        SEE Real Estate Award Law Firm of the Year               Real Estate; Regulatory & Procurement; and Tax.
        Europaproperty.com

        Czech Legal Advisor of the Year                          These dedicated practice teams provide in-depth specialist knowl-
        ACQ Country Award for Achievement                        edge in their respective areas, but can also work closely together
                                                                 when called upon.
2007    Austrian Law Firm of the Year
        International Financial Law Review

        Czech Law Firm of the Year
        International Financial Law Review

        Austrian Tax Law Firm of the Year
        International Tax Review

        European Transport (Roads) Deal of the Year
        Euromoney Project Finance Magazine


2006    Eastern European Law Firm of the Year
        Chambers & Partners




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OUR CULTURE                                                                 OUR CLIENTS


One of the defining characteristics of Wolf Theiss is the quality           In the recent past, we have represented clients across the full
and sheer diversity of the people who work here. Our team brings            spectrum of corporate and financial institutions, investment banks
together people from many nationalities and cultural backgrounds,           and private equity funds. The following is a representative list:
most of whom are fluent in several languages and familiar with
working in a cross-border context. In total, the team speaks over
30 languages. There is also an approximate 50:50 split between
                                                                            21 Centrale Partners                   IBM
male and female lawyers.                                                    3i                                     Invitel International
                                                                            ABB                                    JPMorgan
                                                                            Advent International                   Johnson Matthey
Our cultural diversity not only makes Wolf Theiss a more interesting        Aeroflot                               Kosovo Trust Agency
place to work, it also provides our clients with a valuable range of        AMC Albanian Mobile Communication      Kraft
                                                                            Alstom Power                           Kuehne+Nagel
perspectives and capabilities. Many businesses work across borders.         Altima Partners                        Lindsay Goldberg
They need a law firm that thinks the same way.                               ANZAG                                  Lloyds TSB
                                                                            Austrian Railways                      Lukoil
                                                                            Bank Austria (UniCredit Group)         M&G Group (Prudential)
We also make it a priority to support our team with a continual firm-        BAWAG P.S.K.                           MessageLabs
                                                                            Baxter                                 mobilkom austria AG
wide process of training and knowledge-sharing on the latest trends         Bedminster Capital                     Nordzucker
and deal structures. In order to provide high-quality service to our        Bristol-Myers Squibb                   Novartis
                                                                            Bulgarian Telecommunications Company   OBI
clients, we believe it’s important to maintain a lively interest not only   Capexit                                Oracle
in the projects immediately to hand, but in broader domestic and in-        Capvis                                 Orbis Holding
                                                                            Cerberus                               Otis Elevator Company
ternational developments. This feeds into an ongoing series of client       ˇ
                                                                            C EZ, a.s.                             Permira
seminars and talks, as well as a wide range of specialist Wolf Theiss       Cisco Systems                          Raiffeisen
                                                                            Clariant                               Republic of Albania
publications, all with a sharp focus on our clients’ business needs.        Cogent Communications                  RTL
                                                                            CSC Computer Sciences Corporation      RWE
                                                                            CRH Europe Materials                   Saint-Gobain
                                                                            Croatian Telekom                       Sandmartin (Zhong Shan)
                                                                            Deutsche Bahn                          Stada Arzneimittel AG
                                                                            Electrabel                             Steiermärkische Bank und Sparkassen AG
                                                                            E.ON                                   Swisscom
                                                                            Erste Bank                             Tarmac Limited
                                                                            ESTAG (EdF)                            TPG Texas Pacific Group
                                                                            Euromedic                              ThyssenKrupp
                                                                            Exxon                                  TowerBrook Capital Partners
                                                                            Futurelab                              UBS
                                                                            GE Money Bank                          UniCredit Group
                                                                            General Electric                       United Brands
                                                                            Generali                               Verbund
                                                                            Glencore                               Vienna Insurance Group
                                                                            Goldman Sachs                          Warburg Pincus
                                                                            HochTief                               Wirecard AG
                                                                            Hypo Public Finance Bank               WPP Group plc
                                                                            Hyundai                                Xella International GmbH



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WHAT OUR CLIENTS
HAVE TO SAY

“Wolf Theiss is definitely one of the best firms to turn to for   “In the last seven years, I have worked with more than
 complex corporate transactions in the CEE/SEE region.”            ten local and international law firms. I can honestly
Andreas Treichl, CEO, Erste Bank                                   say that working with Wolf Theiss is the best experience
                                                                   I have had. There is nothing I would criticise or wish
                                                                   had been done differently. I was very impressed by
“Thank you so much for an incredible effort in helping us          the level of service, prompt support and, above all,
 to acquire BAWAG P.S.K. The cross-cultural challenges             by the perfect mix of client and business orientation
 and incredible complexity of this transaction make this           among all the lawyers. I very much enjoyed working
 an outstanding accomplishment in your profession. We              with them and intend to continue this collaboration
 look forward to working with you in the years to come.”           well into the future, possibly extending to other coun-
Cerberus Capital Management, L.P.
                                                                   tries. Once again, thank you for gathering such
                                                                   a great team to work with us.”
                                                                  General Counsel, international food company




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OUR EXPERIENCE
INTRODUCTION

As you can tell from our client list, our work covers a wide range of
commercial sectors, including financial institutions, energy,
healthcare, private equity, telecoms, logistics, manufacturing,
media, information technology, software, building materials
and many more.

In each case, our aim is to develop a collaborative partnership
with our clients, based on mutual respect and understanding.
Our local presence and tight geographical focus is a major advan-
tage in this respect. It means we can put together specialist teams
in the right location at the right time, working alongside clients to
tackle specific challenges as they arise. On many occasions, that
also means drawing on expertise from specialists in our other prac-
tice groups – for example, in a due diligence procedure requiring
an in-depth knowledge of intellectual property, employment, reg-
ulatory or real estate.

The following pages give some examples of our work in recent
years, with cases divided by size, country and industry sector.
Please contact us if you would like to hear more about our experi-
ence in one particular area.




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OUR EXPERIENCE
BY TRANSACTION SIZE

Large                                                                                       Small
                                                                                            (they are not small deals for us)
Erste Bank                                     Novartis
Advising Erste Bank, one of the largest        Advising Novartis on the EUR 1 billion       Roca Sanitario SA                              ANZAG
banks in the CEE/SEE region, on the            takeover of Lek, Slovenia’s largest listed   Advising Roca Sanitario SA, one of the         Advising ANZAG, the leading German
EUR 1.45 billion sale of its insurance busi-   generics manufacturer at the time.           world’s leading ceramic and sanitary           pharmaceuticals distributor, on the acqui-
ness to Vienna Insurance Group,                                                             ware manufacturers, on the acquisition         sition of Farmexpert, the third largest phar-
one of the largest insurance companies
in the CEE/SEE region.                         GE                                           of one of the largest sanitary ware manu-
                                                                                            facturers in Romania.
                                                                                                                                           maceuticals distributor in Romania.

                                               Advising GE on the EUR 1 billion sale
                                                                                                                                           MessageLabs
TH KazMunaiGaz                                 of GE Money Bank Austria, together
                                               with other GE banking subsidiaries,          UniCredit Group                                Advising MessageLabs, the UK-based
Advising TH KazMunaiGaz, the Kazakh en-        to international banking giant               Advising UniCredit Group on the sale           global provider of managed IT security
ergy company, on the Romanian                  Banco Santander S.A.                         of HYPO stavební spor itelna, a major
                                                                                                                  ˇ                        services, on the acquisition of an Austrian
law aspects of the USD 3.6 billion acquisi-                                                 building society in the Czech Republic,        distribution company.
tion of Rompetrol, Romania’s largest oil                                                    to Raiffeisen Bank.
company.

                                                                                            Futurelab Holding
STADA
                                                                                            GmbH
Arzneimittel AG
                                                                                            Advising Futurelab Holding GmbH,
Advising STADA Arzneimittel AG, the Ger-                                                    one of the fastest-growing operators of
man pharmaceuticals group, on the EUR                                                       medical laboratories in the CEE/SEE
500 million acquisition of Hemopharm, Ser-                                                  region, on multiple acquisitions of clinical
bia’s leading pharmaceutical company, by                                                    medicine laboratories in CEE/SEE.
way of a public takeover bid.




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OUR EXPERIENCE
BY SECTOR

Energy                                                                                          Telecoms                                      Transport
RWE                                              Bank Austria                                   Croatian Telekom                              Deutsche Bahn
Advising RWE on the acquisition of               (UniCredit Group)                              Advising Croatian Telekom (a subsidiary       Advising Deutsche Bahn on the acquisition
KELAG, one of Austria’s major utilities.                                                        of Deutsche Telekom) as bidder in the pro-    of Romtrans SA, a major Romanian logis-
                                                 Advising Bank Austria (UniCredit Group)        posed privatisation of Telekom Slovenije,     tics group.
                                                 on the acquisition of Eksimbank, a major       Slovenia’s national telecoms company.
NovEnergia II Fund                               bank in Serbia.
Advising NovEnergia II Fund, one of the
                                                                                                                                              Austrian Railways
most active investors in renewable energy
                                                                                                Advent International                          Advising Austrian Railways on multiple
in the CEE region, in relation to the acquisi-   Private Equity                                 Advising Advent International and             corporate restructurings, including
tion of several wind farm projects.                                                             the Viva Ventures GmbH consortium com-        the largest ever corporate restructuring
                                                 Capexit                                        panies on the acquisition of                  in Austria.
                                                                                                65% of the shares in the Bulgarian
                                                 Advising Capexit on its acquisition of
Health Care                                      Bread & Co, a Serbian bakery franchise.
                                                                                                Telecommunications Company.
                                                                                                                                              Food & Beverage
Bristol-Myers Squibb                             Berlin & Co.                                   Media
Advising Bristol-Myers Squibb on the
                                                                                                                                              Kraft
sale of its Austrian Convatec business           Advising Berlin & Co. on the sale
to Nordic Capital.                               of its stake in Hypo Alpe Adria Bank Inter-    WAZ                                           Advising Kraft on the relocation of busi-
                                                                                                                                              ness units from Romania to Serbia.
                                                 national AG, one of Austria’s largest finan-   Advising WAZ, the German publishing
                                                 cial institutions, to Bayerische Landesbank.
                                                                                                group, on the acquisition of Media
Futurelab                                                                                       Vizion, one of the largest broadcasting       Texas Pacific Group
Advising the founding shareholder                                                               companies in Albania.                         Advising Texas Pacific Group on the ac-
of Futurelab on the tender sale of a major-      Manufacturing                                                                                quisition of the largest coffee distribution
ity stake to a financial investor.
                                                 ThyssenKrupp                                   WPP                                           business in Romania, Serbia and Bosnia.

                                                                                                Advising WPP on several corporate acqui-
                                                 Advising ThyssenKrupp on the acquisition
Financial Institutions                           of an elevator manufacturing company
                                                                                                sitions in Austria.                           Construction Materials
                                                 in Slovenia.
Generali Holding                                                                                Information Technology                        Saint-Gobain
Vienna AG                                        TRW Automotive Inc.                                                                          Advising Saint-Gobain on the acquisition
Advising Generali Holding Vienna AG              Advising TRW Automotive Inc. on the ac-        Cogent                                        of Maxit Austria.
on the squeeze-out of free float minority        quisition of Dana Emerson Systems s.r.o., a
                                                                                                Advising Cogent on its business roll-out in
shareholders, including a corporate reor-        major automotive components producer in        the CEE/SEE region.                           Tarmac
ganisation.                                      Slovakia.
                                                                                                                                              Advising Tarmac in relation to a corporate
                                                                                                Invitel                                       reorganisation in Romania.

                                                                                                Advising NYSE-listed Invitel of Hungary on
                                                                                                the acquisition of Memorex in Austria and
                                                                                                the squeeze-out of minority shareholders.


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OUR EXPERIENCE
BY COUNTRY

Albania                                       Bulgaria                                        Hungary                                        Slovenia
Republic of Albania                           Orbis Holding                                   EU Commission &                                GeoPost
Advising the Republic of Albania on the       Advising Orbis Holding on the protection        E.ON Ruhrgas                                   Advising GeoPost, a subsidiary of Poste
privatisation of Tirana Airport.              of its shareholding in Ilindetzi Mramor, the                                                   de France, on the establishment of a joint
                                              largest marble quarry in Bulgaria.              Assisting The European Commission (DG          venture in Slovenia.
                                                                                              Group) and E.ON Ruhrgas in a post-closing
                                                                                              compliance monitoring program, following
Austria                                                                                       the acquisition by E.ON Ruhrgas of the gas
                                              Croatia                                         business of MOL.
                                                                                                                                             Slovakia
BAWAG P.S.K.
Advising BAWAG P.S.K. on the sale of its
                                              Goldman Sachs                                                                                  BAWAG P.S.K.
stake in Austria’s major lotteries company.   Advising Goldman Sachs on the acquisi-          Romania                                        Assisting BAWAG P.S.K. in selling
                                              tion of a majority interest in Arenaturist, a                                                  Istrobanka a.s. to KBC.
                                              major listed hotel and resorts operator in      BCR
Bosnia & Herzegovina                          Croatia, by way
                                                                                              Assisting BCR, Romania’s largest bank,
                                              of a private purchase and public
                                                                                              in relation to a large-scale cross-border
ˇ
C EZ                                          takeover bid.
                                                                                              share-swap program with Erste Bank, a
            ˇ                                                                                 transaction involving 13,000 individual
Advising C EZ in establishing an innova-
                                                                                              shareholders.
tive joint venture with the state-owned en-   Czech Republic
ergy producer Elektroprivreda Republike
Srpske (ERS).
                                              Lukoil                                          Serbia
                                              Advising Lukoil on the acquisition
                                              of the Czech downstream assets                  MPC Properties
                                              of ConocoPhillips, by way of a
                                              share deal.                                     Advising MPC Properties, one of
                                                                                              Serbia’s largest real estate development
                                                                                              companies, in connection with a joint ven-
                                                                                              ture with Merrill Lynch: the first ever Mer-
                                                                                              rill Lynch investment in a former Yugoslav
                                                                                              country.




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OUR EXPERTISE
INTRODUCTION

As you can see from the above, the expertise we provide spans a
wide range of transactions for clients in many sectors. However, it can
be broken down into three main areas: Mergers & Acquisitions, Pri-
vate Equity and General Corporate. The following pages explain our
capabilities in each of these areas in more detail.




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OUR EXPERTISE
MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS

Wolf Theiss has long been recognised as a high-quality firm advising                           Five recent cases:
on local and cross-border M&A matters in the CEE/SEE region. Our
work spans all types of corporate transactions, acting for buyers, sell-                      Nordzucker                                    OBI AG
ers and targets, or their respective boards and investors.                                    Advising Nordzucker on the acquisition of     Advising OBI AG, a subsidiary of the Ger-
                                                                                              a majority stake in MK Commerce, Serbia’s     man group of do-it-yourself stores,
                                                                                              leading sugar production group.               on the acquisition of the entire business
These transactions include:                                                                                                                 of its Slovenian franchisee by way of an
                                                                                                                                            asset deal.
     Public takeovers of listed companies      Whatever the particular demands of the
                                                                                              Zlomrex SA
     Acquisitions and disposals of private
                                               transaction, we act as a one-stop shop,
                                               handling all relevant transaction aspects
                                                                                              Advising Polish metallurgy giant Zlomrex
                                                                                              SA on the acquisition of a majority stake
                                                                                                                                            BAWAG P.S.K.
     companies                                 by drawing on expertise from our other         in Austria’s largest steel trading group,     Advising BAWAG P.S.K. on the sale of its
                                               practice teams. This covers a wide range       Voestalpine Stahlhandel GmbH, including       Czech subsidiary bank, to Landesbank
     Mergers of listed or private companies    of areas such as tax, employment law,          operations in the Czech Republic,             Baden-Wuerttemberg (LBBW).
                                               regulatory, acquisition finance and com-       Slovakia, Slovenia, Romania, Croatia
     Venture capital transactions              petition law – and it means we can han-        and Bosnia & Herzegovina.
                                               dle a complex transaction swiftly and
                                               seamlessly. Due to our extensive presence
     Privatisations
                                               on the ground we have also been able
                                                                                              Bank Austria
     Tender sales of companies                 to build strong relationships with local       (UniCredit Group)
                                               regulators and government agencies,
                                               which are key to getting deals done.           Advising Bank Austria (UniCredit Group)
     Leveraged buy-outs
                                                                                              on the EUR 1 billion sale of its Croatian
                                               We also bring a great deal of experience       subsidiary bank, Splitska banka, to Société
     Acquisitions of troubled businesses
                                               in handling transactions across multiple ju-   Générale by way of a tender sale.
     Acquisitions out of bankruptcy            risdictions, extending beyond CEE/SEE.
                                               We recently coordinated a legal due dili-
     Post-merger or acquisition integration,   gence across 21 jurisdictions, working with
     including corporate reorganisations.      accounting firms, investment banks and
                                               other law firms around the world.
                                               This is made possible by our ability to
                                               quickly assemble large teams of lawyers
                                               whose expertise matches the specific re-
                                               quirements of the transaction.




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OUR EXPERTISE
PRIVATE EQUITY

We work extensively on behalf of private equity funds and fund man-                      Five recent cases:
agers involved in acquiring and re-selling companies. We see
this as a distinct discipline within Mergers & Acquisitions that requires                Bedminster Capital                              Cerberus
specific expertise and familiarity with the way private equity works.                     Management LLC                                  Advising Cerberus on the acquisition
Many of our lawyers come from backgrounds in private equity, or                                                                          of the Czech business of GDX, an automo-
                                                                                         Advising Bedminster Capital Management          tive company.
have extensive expertise with private equity transactions, so we are                     LLC, a US private equity company, on
able to draw on a great deal of first-hand experience.                                    the acquisition of Kujtesa, the largest cable
                                                                                         TV and internet provider in Kosovo. This        Kohlberg Kravis
                                                                                         was the first private equity transaction in
                                                                                         Kosovo.                                         Roberts & Co
Our work typically includes:
                                                                                                                                         Advising Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co
     Advising on the establishment and        Restructuring to increase shareholder      Cerberus                                        on the indirect acquisition of Sintelon AD,
                                                                                                                                         a major Serbian flooring manufacturer.
     management of funds and fund struc-      value, via disposal of non-core assets,
                                                                                         Advising Cerberus on its EUR 3.2 billion ac-
     tures                                    reorganisation of workforce, acquisition
                                                                                         quisition of BAWAG P.S.K., Austria’s
                                              of new businesses, optimising capital
                                                                                         fourth largest bank: the largest private
     Advising fund managers on EU             structure and developing incentive pro-
                                                                                         equity investment to date into a financial
     investor requirements                    grammes for mid-level and senior man-
                                                                                         institution in Europe.
                                              agement, phantom share schemes,
     Developing equity and debt financing     stock options, and new corporate gover-
     structures                               nance schemes                              Gilde
                                              Assisting in management reporting to       Advising Gilde Buy-Out Partners on the ac-
     Structuring joint venture and share-
                                              satisfy US and international obligations   quisition of the Czech operations of
     holder arrangements to comply with fi-
                                              of private equity companies, sharehold-    the Stankiewicz Group.
     nancing needs, while safeguarding
     operational flexibility                  ers and investors

     Evaluating the potential for improving   Structuring appropriate exits from
     a company’s cash-generating assets to    a portfolio company, either by selling
     minimise risk in developing business     shares to a financial or strategic
     plans                                    investor, or having the company un-
                                              dergo an IPO.




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OUR EXPERTISE
GENERAL CORPORATE

As well as advising on all aspects of mergers and acquisitions, our                           Five recent cases:
work also extends to a wide range of corporate and strategic issues.
We enjoy acting as a partner to clients, supporting them through                              TYROLIT                                     Johnson Matthey
each stage of the corporate lifecycle and helping them to achieve                             (Swarovski Group)                           Advising Johnson Matthey on the negotia-
their long-term goals.                                                                                                                    tion of an investment agreement with the
                                                                                              Advising TYROLIT (Swarovski Group)          Government of Macedonia and construc-
                                                                                              on all aspects of the squeeze-out           tion of a catalyst facility in the Trade Devel-
                                                                                              of over 4,000 minority shareholders         opment and Investment Zone Skopje, one of
The issues we address include:                                                                of Carborundum Electrite, a Czech abra-     the largest recent foreign direct investments
                                                                                              sives manufacturer.                         in Macedonia.
     Raising financing on debt and equity          Advising on corporate restructurings
     markets, including through mezzanine          with a view to optimising taxes or em-
     financing, venture capital and private        ployment costs                             Bank Austria                                Bank Austria
     equity, bond programs and hybrid in-
     struments, and public listings on multi-      Squeeze-out of minority shareholders
                                                                                              (UniCredit)                                 (UniCredit)
     ple exchanges                                                                            Advising Bank Austria (UniCredit)           Advising Bank Austria (UniCredit) in rela-
                                                   Resolving shareholder disputes, through    and HVB Bulgaria on a corporate reorgani-   tion to the merger of its two Romanian
     Advising on international expansion           litigation and arbitration                 sation, including the first                 banking subsidiaries, HVB Romania and
     via subsidiaries, branches, strategic al-                                                ever asset deal involving a financial       Tiriac Bank, and the subsequent merger
     liances, and joint ventures or distribu-      Implementing modern corporate gover-       institute in Bulgaria.                      with UniCredit Romania.
     tion networks                                 nance structures in private and listed
                                                   companies
     Working with our Intellectual Property                                                   ABB
     team to secure the results of research        Assisting with tax structuring and opti-   Advising ABB on a large intra-group re-
     and development, including litigation         misation plans for the exit by             structuring involving seven countries
     where necessary                               a company’s founders or initial share-     in CEE/SEE.
                                                   holders.
     Structuring stock options
                                                 As a full-service firm, we often call
     Managing difficult stages of a com-         on expertise from other practice areas
     pany’s lifecycle, working alongside our     within Wolf Theiss to provide our clients
     dedicated insolvency experts                with a seamless service built around their
                                                 needs at the time. You can see some ex-
                                                 amples opposite:




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TALK TO US


We consider ourselves fortunate to work in a part of the world            Albania       Sokol Nako             Tel: +355 4 227 4521      Sokol.Nako@wolftheiss.com

that presents many fascinating legal challenges. The rapid pace           Austria       Martin Abram           Tel: +43 1 515 10 5330    Martin.Abram@wolftheiss.com
of economic and political change, combined with the evolving re-                        Horst Ebhardt          Tel: +43 1 515 10 5100    Horst.Ebhardt@wolftheiss.com
                                                                                        Eva Fischer            Tel: +43 1 515 10 5440    Eva.Fischer@wolftheiss.com
lationship between EU and national law, means that we                                   Markus Heidinger       Tel: +43 1 515 10 5060    Markus.Heidinger@wolftheiss.com
are often involved in breaking new ground and setting fresh                             Christian Hoenig       Tel: +43 1 515 10 5040    Christian.Hoenig@wolftheiss.com
                                                                                        Christian Mikosch      Tel: +43 1 515 10 5310    Christian.Mikosch@wolftheiss.com
precedents. As a result, our focus is always on the next case,                          Peter Oberlechner      Tel: +43 1 515 10 5170    Peter.Oberlechner@wolftheiss.com
                                                                                        Nikolaus Paul          Tel: +43 1 515 10 5430    Nikolaus.Paul@wolftheiss.com
helping our clients to succeed with their projects across CEE/SEE.                      Clemens P. Schindler   Tel.: +43 1 515 10 5860   Clemens.Schindler@wolftheiss.com
                                                                                        Andreas Schmid         Tel: +43 1 515 10 5030    Andreas.Schmid@wolftheiss.com
                                                                                        Dieter Spranz          Tel: +43 1 515 10 5150    Dieter.Spranz@wolftheiss.com
We would be happy to talk with you to discuss your requirements                         Richard Wolf           Tel: +43 1 515 10 5080    Richard.Wolf@wolftheiss.com
and explore ways of working together. Feel free to contact us at
                                                                          Bosnia &      Sead Miljkovic
                                                                                                     «         Tel: +387 33 29 6 444     Sead.Miljkovic@wolftheiss.com
any of our offices, either through your existing contact at Wolf Theiss   Herzegovina
or by contacting any of the individuals detailed opposite:
                                                                          Bulgaria      Richard Clegg          Tel: +359 2 8613 700      Richard.Clegg@wolftheiss.com

www.wolftheiss.com                                                        Croatia       Ron Given              Tel: +385 1 4925 400      Ron.Given@wolftheiss.com

                                                                          Czech         Paul Sestak            Tel: +420 234 765 111     paul.sestak@wolftheiss.com
                                                                          Republic      Michal Pravda          Tel: +420 234 765 111     michal.pravda@wolftheiss.com
                                                                                        Petr Syrovátko         Tel: +420 234 765 111     petr.syrovatko@wolftheiss.com


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