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Wolf Theiss

RAINBOW CENTRE, 29 ATANAS DUKOV STREET, 1407 SOFIA, BULGARIA
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Work +359 2 861 3700
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Fax +359 2 862 0370
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www.wolftheiss.com

Bulgaria

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

Wolf Theiss

Wolf Theiss advises domestic and international financial institutions, as well as corporate borrowers, on high-value transactions. Practice head Katerina Kraeva assisted a syndicate led by United Bulgarian Bank with a financing transaction based on English law, and advised long-term client Arco Capital on a €94m refinancing and new development financing extended by a local banking syndicate. Richard Clegg has handled the regulatory and compliance aspects of significant telecom, infrastructure and energy transactions. Jasmina Uzova is an experienced banking and finance lawyer.

Leading individuals

Katerina Kraeva - Wolf Theiss

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 2

Wolf Theiss

Wolf Theiss’ diverse practice advises equity funds, lenders and borrowers, and financial corporate and sovereign institutions on debt capital and financial instrument transactions. The firm leverages its wider-European presence to provide analyses on EU novelties and their transportation into local law. Lead partner Katerina Kraeva advised Bank of America Merrill Lynch on the Bulgarian law implications of brokerage and custody services concerning debt and corporate securities, and assisted Ideal Standard Group with the issue of €75m secured notes. Richard Clegg is another key practitioner.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 1

Wolf Theiss

One of the ‘best full-service firms in Bulgaria’, Wolf Theiss is valued by international corporates for its ‘brilliant advice on local legal and cultural norms’. ‘Excellent’ practice head Richard Clegg served as regional CEE counsel for Amundi on its €3.5bn global acquisition of Pioneer Investments from UniCredit. Anna Rizova specialises in energy and pharmaceutical matters. Katerina Kraeva has extensive experience in M&A and corporate finance.

Leading individuals

Richard Clegg - Wolf Theiss

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Wolf Theiss

Wolf Theiss’ ‘excellent’ team acts for domestic and international corporates across all the regulated industries, with particular recent experience in energy and construction disputes. The firm is often called upon to handle post-M&A and shareholder disputes. Anna Rizova and Radoslav Mikov jointly head the practice. Axpo Bulgaria and ERG Renew are active clients.

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 2

Wolf Theiss

Wolf Theiss’ interdisciplinary team, led by Anna Rizova, advises multinationals across all of Bulgaria’s regulated industries on compliance, fair trade practices and state aid legislation, as well as handling anti-trust work, enforcement and competition litigation. Notable long-standing clients include South Stream, Boehringer Ingelheim, ExxonMobil and Daimler.

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

Wolf Theiss

Wolf Theiss’ full-service energy practice advises state- and privately owned energy companies, suppliers, distributors and financial institutions. Radoslav Mikov assisted Frea Axpo with all aspects of a corporate restructuring, including the transfer of employees and assets across the Balkans. Mikov and Anna Rizova advised South Stream, as local counsel, on all matters concerning the construction and development of a section of a Russia-to-Europe gas pipeline.

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’ Bulgarian office led on Ascendis Health’s €170m acquisition of Scitec Nutrition’s operations in the CEE region. It also advised Celgene on compliance matters relating to the payment of medical practitioners. Anna Rizova leads the team.

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Projects and PPP
Projects and PPP - ranked: tier 2

Wolf Theiss

Wolf Theiss handles a number of cross-border infrastructure and energy projects, most notably various local aspects of South Stream Transport’s gas pipeline project. Anna Rizova and Radoslav Mikov are key names.

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

Wolf Theiss

Anna Rizova heads Wolf Theiss’ practice, which advises international lenders and borrowers on project financing matters for major Bulgarian real estate projects. It assisted ACC Corporation with the real estate aspects of the €120m refinancing of Business Park Sofia.

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 2

Wolf Theiss

Richard Clegg leads Wolf Theiss’ practice, which handles high-value M&A transactions, as well as regulatory work, for local and international TMT service providers. The group advised FactSet on its $205m acquisition of Bisam Technologies and is now providing post-completion support. It also assists Citic Telecom CPC as CEE regional counsel on all regulatory and corporate aspects of its acquisition of Linx Telecom.

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Legal Developments by:
Wolf Theiss

  • EU TRANSACTION TAX: ADDITIONAL BURDENS ON BANKS?

    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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