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Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

Wolf Theiss

Wolf Theiss provides ‘impressive solution-oriented legal advice’ to global financial institutions and major corporate borrowers, handling some of the largest deals in the market. ‘Great professionalKaterina Kraeva led advice to Arco Capital on structuring and consolidating €103m loans provided by UniCredit for Business Park Sofia, the largest office park in Southeastern Europe. Bank of America Merrill Lynch, HSBC, Barclays and Raiffeisen Bank International are also clients.

Leading individuals

Katerina Kraeva - Wolf Theiss

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 2

Wolf Theiss

Wolf Theiss stands out for its ‘professional approach when solving complex legal problems across borders’. Highlights included assisting Sensata Technologies with its $700m high-yield bond offering, and advising BNP Paribas on the sale of its equity derivative products to Bulgarian regulated companies. Raiffeisen Bank and Barclays are also clients. Katerina Kraeva is the practice head.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

Wolf Theiss

Top-quality law firmWolf Theiss handled Bulgaria-headquartered global insurance software company Fadata’s sale of a majority stake to private equity firm Riverside and UK-listed insurer Charles Taylor. Richard Clegg is ‘very knowledgeable and experienced’ and managing partner Anna Rizova is ‘user-friendly and proactive’.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Wolf Theiss

Wolf Theiss’ team of ‘very good technical lawyers’ includes Anna Rizova and Radoslav Mikov, who are supported by a team of associates who ‘clearly have good local knowledge and are able to apply it in the context of international legal issues’. A varied caseload includes acting for Axpo Bulgaria in arbitration.

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 2

Wolf Theiss

Wolf Theiss handles all facets of EU and competition law, including representing clients before the Supreme Administrative Court. Practice head Anna Rizova is part of a team representing Pfizer in antitrust proceedings before the CPC. Other clients include DaimlerChrysler, ExxonMobil and Max Telecom.

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Energy and natural resources
Energy and natural resources - ranked: tier 2

Wolf Theiss

Wolf Theiss’ team has ‘an extensive and precise knowledge of Bulgarian laws and regulations’ in the energy sector. Anna Rizova and Radoslav Mikov are ‘knowledgeable, smart and very nice to work with’. The firm is on the legal panels of ČEZ and Siemens.

Leading individuals

Anna Rizova - Wolf Theiss

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Healthcare and life sciences
Healthcare and life sciences - ranked: tier 2

Wolf Theiss

Wolf Theiss’ team is part of the firm’s CEE-wide life sciences practice. Its expertise includes advising pharmaceuticals and medical devices companies on competition, regulatory, IP and corporate matters. Clients include Pfizer, Vertex Pharmaceuticals and Arysta LifeScience.

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Projects and PPP
Projects and PPP - ranked: tier 2

Wolf Theiss

Wolf Theiss is able to draw on its ‘very extensive and useful network across the CEE region’ to handle big-ticket infrastructure projects, often in a cross-border context. Anna Rizova and Radoslav Mikov are leading advice to South Stream Transport on the infrastructure and development aspects of the South Stream offshore gas pipeline. It also assisted Hypo Noe Gruppe Bank with the financing of a wind farm.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 2

Wolf Theiss

Wolf Theiss is valued for its ‘hands-on mentality’ and ‘close collaboration’ between team members. The firm advised Arco Capital on the real estate aspects of the €103m financing of Business Park Sofia by UniCredit. Atanas Mihaylov has ‘great experience in the field of real estate law’.

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TMT - ranked: tier 2

Wolf Theiss

Wolf TheissRichard Clegg has ‘a perfect understanding of the telecoms market’. He advised Max Telecom on the country’s first national roaming agreement, and handled its bid for blizoo. Swan Mobile and Nik Electronics are also clients.

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    The finance ministers of the European Union met again last week to discuss the plan of introducing a single EU financial transaction tax. According to the plan, a 0.1 percent tax would be levied on bond and capital transactions, while a 0.01 percent tax would be charged on derivatives transactions.
    - Wolf Theiss

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