Ms Katerina Novakova > Wolf Theiss > Sofia, Bulgaria > Lawyer Profile

Wolf Theiss
1407 SOFIA

Work Department

Projects, Regulatory & Procurement.


Counsel specialising in Regulatory, Energy, Public Procurement Concessions and Environmental Law. Katerina has over ten years of experience in the gas sector, providing legal advice on the European and national regulatory framework in a wide spectrum of issues: gas distribution systems, retail gas supply, mining law, procurement law, as well as territory planning issues.


Counsel, Wolf Theiss, since 2020; Senior Associate, Wolf Theiss, since 2013; Chief In-house lawyer, Overgas Inc. AD, 2012 ; Senior In-house lawyer, Overgas Inc. AD 2006 – 2012.


English, Bulgarian.


University (LL.M.), 2003; Maastricht University (MA in European public administration), 2005; Sofia University in co. with University of Nancy (LL.M. in EU Law), 2008.

Lawyer Rankings

Bulgaria > Projects and PPP

(Rising stars)

Katerina NovakovaWolf Theiss

Wolf Theiss advises on high-value public procurement and concession procedures in strategic industries. The firm has advised participants in tenders for pipeline construction, military fuel provision, telecommunications systems, and airport infrastructure. It draws on the strength of its corporate and commercial and banking and finance know-how to offer expertise in financing for major projects with a particular focus on energy, resource extraction and commercial real estate projects. Finance specialist Anna Rizova leads the team, while Radoslav Mikov and senior associate Oleg Temnikov are highly experienced in energy matters. Atanas Mihaylov offers expertise in construction and EPC agreements, and senior associate Katerina Novakova handles public procurement work.

Bulgaria > Energy and natural resources

(Rising stars)

Katerina NovakovaWolf Theiss

The energy and natural resources practice at Wolf Theiss covers all segments of the power sector – natural gas production and distribution; nuclear, renewable and conventional power generation; commodity and energy trading; regulatory compliance, and dispute resolution. The ‘outstandingly professional, courteous and proficient’ Radoslav Mikov is the key member of the team, and jointly leads the practice alongside Anna Rizova, who is experienced in advising on nuclear energy, gas pipeline construction and electricity trading. Oleg Temnikov and senior associate Katerina Novakova are other names to note. The firm counts ExxonMobil, Edison Trading, and Micronix among its clients.