Markus Bruckmüller

Markus Bruckmüller is a partner of Wolf Theiss in Ljubljana and Vienna and heads the Slovenian office of Wolf Theiss. He is specialized in corporate/M&A, banking & finance and real estate. His career experience includes advising on several large-scale M&A transactions, cross-border banking and finance projects and real estate transactions.

He regularly holds internal and external lectures on aspects of M&A transactions and restructurings, inter alia at the Wolf Theiss School of Excellence and on the Ljubljana Faculty of Law. Markus is admitted as attorney in Austria and Slovenia and was educated at University of Vienna.

The Banking & Finance Law Practice:

Recent years have presented financial markets across the globe with historic challenges. With world markets finally regaining balance, your business needs fresh thinking to help you adjust to the demands of new regulations and political and economic developments.

Known for its analytic rigor, our Banking & Finance team draws on its banking product expertise. We collaborate with all our teams, including our regulatory, dispute resolution and restructuring teams to help you realise your business goals. It’s routine for us to provide clients with innovative, customised solutions: much imitated, our financing techniques have set the standard for the industry.

The largest banks, insurers and financial institutions and their customers in CEE/SEE trust us on issues ranging from commercial lending, project financing and private equity to regulatory work, Medium Term Notes (MTN), Eurobonds, IPOs, takeovers, credit-linked notes, securitisations, de-listings and loan portfolios.

We’re aware that regulatory issues are driving banking and financial markets these days. This is why we’ve made it such a high priority to develop relationships with local regulators, stock exchanges and government officials. We pass the benefits of these relationships on to you as we advise on MiFID II, CRR, payment services, and data protection, EMIR, MAD II, Investment Fund Regimes (UCITS IV, UCITS V) and AIFMD.

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 backgrounds, working in offices in 13 countries throughout the CEE/SEE region.

Marko Petek, PhD, Attorney at Law and Mediator

In 1994, he was employed by the police and at the beginning of his work, he graduated from the Higher School of the Interior (1997) and later from the Faculty of Law in Ljubljana (2002). In 2006 he received his MA in the same Faculty of Law, in 2007 he passed the state law examination and in 2013 he received his doctorate in the field of media law. In 2017 he became specialized negotiator and certified mediator.

He has performed numerous tasks in the field of traffic, protection of persons and objects, protection of money transport, and in the last years he worked at the economic police department of the criminal police.

He is the author of several articles, he also lectured at various seminars, and his goal in life is to solve people’s problems. Problems often begin with law, and the solution is always sought broader than merely in legal norms. Cicero said that the highest law can be the biggest injustice, so the problems need to be addressed in a comprehensive way and cum grano salis (with a touch of salt). Solving legal problems is often associated with a lot of nerves, stress, and last but not least, cost, so the wisdom of settling a dispute at the right time is sometimes the greatest victory!

Law Firm:

Petek Law Office, Ltd., is a Slovenian law firm established in 2010 by Dr. Marko Petek. The firm has a team of 6 people, two partners, one paralegal, two legal assistants and one administrative collaborator.

Dr. Marko Petek has 20 years’ work experience, he started his carrier at the Ministry for internal affairs, with the police department. He worked on areas traffic police, Bureau of safeguard and protection and Detective as criminal economic/business investigator. In the year 2003 he started working with an attorney as paralegal and became Attorney at law in 2007. He finished law school in 2002, masters in 2006 and PhD in 2013.


Petek Law office is specialized in areas of corporate law, media law, internet law, labor law, contractual law, terms and conditions, negotiation, damages. We also work in other areas like criminal law, civil law, public procurement, tax law, administrative law. Lately we have been doing a lot of work in negotiation and mediation.

Maja Zgajnar

Legal service:

banking, finance & capital markets, Employment Law, Pharmaceutical Law, labour & employment, insolvency & restructuring


University of Maribor, Faculty of Law, Master’s degree study International Law, Maribor/Slovenia (in course)
Mediation Network Initiative, Certified mediator, Ljubljana/Slovenia (2009)
Bar exam, Ljubljana/Slovenia (2005)
University of Maribor, Law Faculty, Maribor/Slovenia (2001)

Working experience:

International Law Firm, Slovenian Branch, Senior Associate, Ljubljana/Slovenia (2007-2012)
National Law Firm, Attorney at Law, Ljubljana/Slovenia (2003-07)
International Law Firm, Associate, Ljubljana/Slovenia (2001-02)memberships

Slovenian Bar Association


Article “Share Vinculation in Germany”, Pravna praksa (June 2002)
Chapter of a book Public procurement published online (contributed introduction and chapter Audit Procedures) (within the scope of work for Schoenherr)
Article Report on Slovene changes of legislation in year 2001, International lawyer (2001) (within the scope of work for Schoenherr)
Article Privatisierung von Banken in Slowenien, “Die Presse” (2001) (in scope of work for Schoenherr)


Slovenian, English, Croatian, German


Our main ambition is your commercial success and satisfaction as our client. We know that ready-made answers or legal nitpicking are not an option for our clients. We provide flexible, creative, and personally-tailored solutions – always on the highest level of corporate law on both the national and international level.

Legal issues are often very complex. At schoenherr, we ensure that they don’t become perplexing as well. Clear and effective communication is a hallmark of our dialogue with clients. Also within schoenherr, it is one of the highest priorities of our corporate culture.

Schoenherr was one of the first international law firms to move into the dynamically developing CEE market. Today, schoenherr is among the largest law firms in this region and has an outstanding reputation.

Markus Bruckmüller

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 almost 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.

Over 80% of our work involves cross-border representation of international clients. Our full range of services covers: Banking & Finance; Business Crime; Capital Markets; Competition & Antitrust; Compliance; Corporate/ Mergers & Acquisitions; Dispute Resolution; Employment Law; Energy & Renewables; Infrastructure; Intellectual Property & Information Technology; International Arbitration; Investment Funds; Life Science; Real Estate & Construction; Regulatory & Procurement; Retail and Tax.

We have concentrated our energies on a unique part of the world: the complex, fast-developing markets of the CEE/SEE region. Through our international network of offices, we work closely with our clients to help them solve problems and create opportunities.


We do exactly what you would expect a law firm to do. We just do it differently. Our people are smarter, quicker and sharper than most. (So they keep telling us.) But they’re also ready to listen, receptive to argument and lightning quick to grasp what you need.

We like our working relationships to be enjoyable, open and direct. But it’s ultimately about getting results. So if you want advice on whether to go ahead with a deal, we won’t give a long list of delicately nuanced arguments for and against. Just a straight yes or no, backed by a concise rationale.

It’s about helping you make decisions and move your organisation forward. That’s what we do and where we get our satisfaction.