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Department Profile

Wolf Theiss Corporate/Commercial Department


  • Profile
  • Eurotower, 19th Floor
  • Ivana Lučića 2a
  • Zagreb
  • City of Zagreb
  • Croatia
  • HR 10000

Department profile submitted by Wolf Theiss

Wolf Theiss is well known for assisting local, regional and multinational clients with privatisation, corporate restructuring and M&A mandates. Our advantage is a depth of local market knowledge and innovative approach. We are a team style law practice dealing with some of the biggest local and international cross-border M&A deals.

We are established privatisation experts, advising both the government as well as private entities. We are involved in the planning stage, the bidding stage, the implementation stage, and, if need be, the litigation phase.

Combining our traditional strengths in the banking and finance and M&A practices, we are a true leader in financial services M&A transactions. Examples since 2015: We advised Advent International on the acquisition of Hypo Alpe Adria's SEE network (one of the biggest transactions in the banking sector since 2008); a consortium of private equity funds on the acquisition of Setefi Group payments unit from Intesa SanPaolo in Croatia; an international bank on setting up a joint venture with the Croatian software developers, and an international bank on the planned sale of its subsidiaries in several countries including Croatia.

We frequently co-operate with other Wolf Theiss offices and international firms to offer cross-border advice for clients in various industries such as banking, insurance, retail, tourism, technology, forestry, postal services, media, pharmaceuticals, and steel industry.


  • Automobiles & Parts
  • Banks
  • Chemicals
  • Construction & Materials
  • Energy
  • Financial Services
  • Food & Beverage Producers
  • Forestry & Paper
  • Healthcare
  • Insurance
  • Media
  • Mining & Metals
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Private Clients
  • Private Equity
  • Real Estate
  • Retail
  • Software & Computer Services
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Transportation
  • Travel & Leisure
  • Utilities


  • Addiko Bank (formerly Hypo Bank)
  • Adriatic Gate Container Terminal
  • Advent International
  • Alphacan
  • Bain Capital Europe
  • British American Tobacco
  • C&A
  • DS Smith
  • Erste Group Bank
  • Exergy
  • Faunus Selva
  • Global Bet Holding
  • Interwood Limited
  • Ledvance
  • Linpac Packaging
  • MediaCom Central Europe
  • Model Holding
  • Oracle Corporation
  • Piaggio Hrvatska
  • REWE International
  • Roca Sanitario
  • Segafrego Zanetti Croatia
  • VB Real Estate Services
  • Walter Frey Holding