Mr Richard Clegg > Wolf Theiss > Sofia, Bulgaria > Lawyer Profile

Wolf Theiss
1407 SOFIA

Work Department

Corporate/M&A, Infrastructure, TMT.


Partner, working throughout Central & Eastern Europe and South Eastern Europe. Richard has particular specialization and expertise across the regulated sectors, advising companies at board level on corporate and compliance matters, often in sensitive & strategic circumstances. His career experience includes advising on transaction, regulatory and compliance aspects of internationally significant infrastructure, telecom and energy matters.


Joined Wolf Theiss from Advent International and the Bulgarian Telecommunications Company where he served as Group General Counsel, Group Investment Director and Executive Director of NURTS, Bulgaria’s largest television and radio broadcasting company.




Law Society of England & Wales; Law Society of Ireland; Sofia Bar Association.


Educated at Manchester Grammar School, University College London, and INSEAD.

Lawyer Rankings

Bulgaria > Commercial, corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

Richard CleggWolf Theiss

CEE leader Wolf Theiss fields a team of experienced practitioners, who handle a wide range of work both as lead counsel and local counsel, particularly in the technology and energy sectors, including major cross-border transactions. Richard Clegg leads the practice group and has notable experience in infrastructure, telecoms and energy transactions. Other key members of the team include Anna Rizova, who acts for pharmaceutical and industrial companies on commercial and regulatory matters, and Katerina Kraeva, who has experience in corporate and financial transactions.

Bulgaria > Intellectual property

Wolf Theiss advises domestic and international companies across the TMT, outsourcing, financial services, food and healthcare sectors on a range of matters, including the IP aspects of cross-border M&A deals, licensing agreements and prosecution of IP disputes before administrative and judicial courts. Transactional and regulatory partner Richard Clegg, who acts for technology-sector clients on IP matters, jointly leads the practice alongside managing partner Anna Rizova, who acts for global corporates in transactions involving the transfer of know-how.

Bulgaria > TMT

The TMT practice group at Wolf Theiss handles high-end, cross-border transactions in the media industry, as well as financing mandates arising out of the telecoms sector, and counts Software Group, Visa Europe and Megaport, to name a few, among its key roster of clients. Corporate partner Richard Clegg, who has experience in the technology sector, in addition to handling TMT and IT-driven venture capital deals, jointly leads the team alongside managing partner Anna Rizova, who focuses on regulatory issues in this space.

Bulgaria > Projects and PPP

Wolf Theiss handles top-end infrastructure projects, such as advising the European Investment Bank on the financing of the Bulgaria-Greece Interconnector project, as well as cross-border privatisations and concessions. The multidisciplinary team also represents the lenders, including EBRD, IFC and UniCredit Bulbank, among others, in the financing of Sofia Airport Concession. Managing partner Anna Rizova leads the practice group, which includes corporate partner Richard Clegg, whose expertise lies in infrastructure and regulated sectors, banking and finance specialist Katerina Kraeva and Radoslav Mikov, who handles a broad spectrum of energy-related mandates.

Bulgaria > Banking, finance and capital markets

Wolf Theiss advises an impressive roster of domestic and international clients on cross-border financings, with new mandates continuing to emerge out of the IT sector, as well as project finance transactions. The team recently advised the lenders, including BSTDB and EBRD, on one of the largest project finance matters in Bulgaria, regarding the payment of the upfront concession fee due by the concessionaire of Sofia Airport. The team is led by Katerina Kraeva and Richard Clegg, who are supported by senior associate Jasmina Uzova, associate Konstantin Altandzhiyski and dual UK-Bulgaria qualified consultant Irina Dekova, who is praised for her cross-border experience.