Wolf Theiss appoints new consultant and four new senior associates in Vienna, Bucharest and Ljubljana

Wien (OTS) - WOLF THEISS, one of the leading law firms in CEE and SEE is pleased to announce the following promotions: Michaela Petsche as Consultant and Angelika Hellweger as Senior Associate for Vienna. Alexandru Campean and Iulia Simion are appointed as new Senior Associates for Bucharest and Teja Balazic as a new Senior Associate for the Ljubljana office.

After having worked for four years in a reputable IP boutique law firm, Michaela Petsche joined Wolf Theiss in 2011. She passed the bar exam with distinction and holds a law degree from the University of Vienna. During her studies Michaela gained international experience in Paris, New York and Brussels and she also worked as a legal clerk at the IP division of the Commercial Court, Vienna.

Michaela has a very strong focus on trademark law, in both contentious and non-contentious matters and she is currently working as a Consultant at Wolf Theiss with IP/IT as her primary assignment She accompanies the entire branding process of high value clients, advises on complex contractual frameworks, in pre-litigation, opposition, cancellation and infringement proceedings. Michaela is also active in unfair competition law, anti-counterfeiting, design law, licensing and distribution law.

Angelika Hellweger joined the Litigation team at Wolf Theiss in 2010 where she advises national and international clients in complex commercial disputes. Especially, over the past years Angelika has gained in-depth experience in the management of large-scale litigation cases. In addition, she is specialized in White Collar Crime, Internal Investigations and Compliance. Before joining Wolf Theiss Angelika worked in an international law firm and at the Austrian Trade Commission in Barcelona. She graduated from the University of Vienna with additional qualifications in commercial and criminal law. Angelika has also earned a PhD in Civil Law.

Alexandru Campean is admitted to the Romanian Bar since 2006. He started his career as a junior associate with a prestigious Romanian law firm before joining the Corporate/M&A team of Wolf Theiss Bucharest in September 2007. Alexandru studied law at the University of Bucharest and has a master's degree in criminal law. He advises Romanian and foreign companies in expanding their operations in Romania, counseling on a wide range of corporate governance matters, restructuring and M&A transactions. He has significant experience in the negotiation, preparation and closing of share and asset transactions. Alexandru also specializes in IT/IP legal matters advising on transactions related to software licensing and implementation of various IT solutions for corporate clients. Alexandru's legal expertise is often required in this area with respect to the drafting of software licensing agreements, IT service agreements and the related Service-Level-Agreements or in relation to the assignment of IP rights.

Iulia Simion joined Wolf Theiss in December 2005, immediately after graduating from law school and successfully passing her bar exam. In addition to her Romanian law degree, Iulia holds an LL.M. in Judicial Career from the Bucharest University. Iulia is specialized mainly in Corporate Law and Real Estate and actively involved in advising high profile clients operating in the CEE/SEE region in various types of transactions - for example, the acquisition and sale of real estates and transactions which involve the development and operation of commercial and office facilities and agricultural developments. During her nine years of practice, Iulia has acquired a vast experience in land and construction law, as well as a significant expertise in niche transactions involving forest land.

Teja Balazic was admitted to the Bar in Slovenia in 2012. After graduating from the University of Ljubljana, Teja was employed with the Higher Court in Ljubljana and worked for two local law firms before joining Wolf Theiss in 2011. Teja specializes in labour and civil law as well as in insolvency law and is currently a member of the Employment, Dispute Resolution and Corporate practice groups. She has extensive experience in the reorganization of companies and redundancy projects and she also advises clients in insolvency proceedings against their debtors and represents the clients in all kinds of litigation proceedings.

Partner and spokesman of the Wolf Theiss Management Board, Erik Steger, says: "These numerous promotions show the extraordinary potential of the firm and we are pleased that Michaela, Angelika, Iulia, Teja and Alexandru have successfully completed this next important career step within our firm!"

ABOUT WOLF THEISS

Founded in 1957, Wolf Theiss is one of the leading European law firms in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe with a focus on international business law. With 340 lawyers in 14 offices located in Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine, Wolf Theiss represents local and international industrial, trade and service companies, as well as banks and insurance companies. Combining law and business, Wolf Theiss develops comprehensive and constructive solutions on the basis of legal, fiscal and business know-how.

AWARD WINNING...

  • Law Firm of the Year: Austria 2014 (The Lawyer European Awards)
  • Best in Austria Award, 2013 & 2012 (European Woman in Business Law Awards, Euromoney)
  • Best in Croatia Awards, 2013 (European Women in Business Law Awards, Euromoney)
  • Energy Law Firm of the Year, 2012 (The Diplomat - Bucharest)
  • ÖGV-Unternehmer, 2011 (Österreichischer Gewerbeverein)
  • Law Firm of the Year: Central Europe, 2014 & 2010 (The Lawyer European Awards)
  • Law Firm of the Year: Eastern Europe and the Balkans, 2012 & 2009 (The Lawyer European Awards)
  • Law Firm of the Year, 2010 (Southeastern Europe Real Estate Awards, Europa Property)
  • Worldwide - Entertainment and Media Law Team of the Year, 2009 (World Leaders International IP Awards)
  • Austrian Client Service Law Firm of the Year, 2011 (Chambers & Partners)
  • Austrian Law Firm of the Year, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 & 2009 ( Who's Who Legal, IFLR - International Financial Law Review; Chambers & Partners; PLC Which lawyer?; ILO - International Law Office)
  • Austrian Tax Law Firm of the Year, 2011, 2010 & 2009 (International Tax Review)
  • Czech Law Firm of the Year, 2010 (IFLR - International Financial Law Review)
  • Hungarian Law Firm of the Year, 2009 (IFLR - International Financial Law Review)
  • First Place Winner Practice Development, 2011 (Your Honor Awards, Legal Marketing Association)

For a complete awards list please visit www.wolftheiss.com/AboutUs/Awards

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Rückfragen & Kontakt:

Georg Baldauf
Marketing & Communications Manager
Wolf Theiss Rechtsanwälte / Attorneys-at-Law
Schubertring 6, 1010 Vienna
Tel.: +43 1 51510 / 3808
E-Mail: georg.baldauf@wolftheiss.com

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