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Wolf Theiss

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Katerina Kraeva

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Wolf Theiss Rechtsanwalte GmbH & CoKG

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Banking & Finance, Corporate, Tax.


Partner, Wolf Theiss, since 2014, specialised in Banking & Finance, Corporate, Tax. Katerina advises lenders (senior and mezzanine) and borrowers on project finance, acquisition and asset based lending and restructuring. Her expertise covers regulatory issues in the financial sector - compliance, structuring, derivatives and commodities trading.


Counsel, Wolf Theiss, 2013 - 2014, Senior Associate, Wolf Theiss, 2011 - 2013.


English, Russian, German.


Sofia Bar Association.


Sofia University, Faculty of Law, Master of Law.


Banking, finance and capital markets

Within: Leading individuals

Katerina Kraeva - Wolf Theiss

Within: Banking, finance and capital markets

Wolf Theiss provides the full range of banking and capital markets advice to clients including UniCredit Bulbank, Raiffeisen Bank International, Visa Europe and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). Katerina Kraeva and Richard Clegg, who works across the CEE region and has expertise in the regulated sectors, head the practice; Kraeva advised a syndicate of senior lenders (a number of foreign banks) on the implications of the recapitalisation of the Bulgarian operations of Dundee Precious Metals due to accounting losses. Senior associate Jasmina Uzova, who advises mainly on cross-border transactions, is also noted. Rebeka Kleytman is now with Ernst & Young.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

The 'highly professional' team at Wolf Theiss¬†provides ‚Äėconstantly reliable advice‚Äô and is ‚Äėresponsive and easy to deal with‚Äô; it handles both local corporate matters, such as the market entry of international companies into Bulgaria, corporate restructurings and M&A deals, and cross-border transactions, including the acquisition of foreign companies and various types of foreign investment. Key contacts include Anna Rizova; Bulgaria office founding partner¬†Richard Clegg, who¬†specialises in international infrastructure, telecoms and energy matters;¬†and Katerina Kraeva, who¬†advises on the mergers of listed and private companies, venture capital transactions, leveraged buyouts and corporate reorganisations. The team advised Sumitomo Corporation on¬†the ‚ā¨62m acquisition of the Moto-Pfohe business in Bulgaria, including the Ford, Volvo, Jaguar and Land Rover brands.

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Projects and PPP

Within: Projects and PPP

Wolf Theiss regularly handles project developments, privatisations and concession matters and has notable expertise in cross-border mandates. The group recently advised Arco Capital on the refinancing and new development financing of an extension to an office park; Edison Trading, Aurubis and Axpo Bulgaria are also clients. Anna Rizova leads the group and is a key contact for cross-border investment projects, Richard Clegg focuses on the infrastructure, TMT and regulated sectors; Katerina Kraeva handles financing matters, Radoslav Mikov is an specialist in the energy field, and senior associate Katerina Novakova is experienced in the gas industry.

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Real estate and construction

Within: Real estate and construction

Wolf Theiss specialises in structuring real estate investments, handling construction projects, providing transactional support and advising on the commercialisation of office centres. Major clients are Arco Capital, United Bulgarian Bank, Raiffeisen Bank and Gramercy Emerging Markets Fund. Anna Rizova, who advises on permits and environmental and construction projects, and Katerina Kraeva, who focuses on real estate financing, head the practice. Senior associate Atanas Mihaylov advises real estate developers on property rights acquisition, land use, technical infrastructure issues, construction, environmental regulations, commercial leasing and asset management. The team advised HedgeServ Bulgaria, a newly established subsidiary of global software development company HedgeServ, on setting up its business premises in Bulgaria.

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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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