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Wolf Theiss

Banking & Finance

1 ranked lawyersBand 2BulgariaEurope 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Wolf Theiss advises both lenders and borrowers on cross-border and domestic financing. Particular areas of strength include acquisition finance, project finance and real estate finance. The firm also provides guidance on banking regulatory issues, acting for a number of well-known international and domestic banks. It has further expertise in bond issuances.

Strengths

One client remarks that "their commercial awareness is very, very good."

"There is a great synergy between the team members, allowing the delivery of a coherent solution," another client comments.

Work highlights

Wolf Theiss advised HIG Capital on the questions of Bulgarian law underpinning the financing for its acquisition of Concord USA and its Bulgarian subsidiary Concord Europe.

Notable practitioners

Katerina Kraeva is a well-established presence in the market, frequently advising on project finance transactions and real estate finance. She also has experience providing banking regulatory advice. One source acknowledges that "Katerina's bright legal mind and innovative outreach contributed to the successful completion of the project."

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Overview

Our Reputation

Wolf Theiss Sofia is a first-choice law firm with ample experience in multijurisdictional and domestic finance transactions. We use our international expertise in combination with our Bulgarian legal knowledge to provide the seamless and high quality work product to which clients in the finance area are accustomed. We have a team of senior lawyers, many of whom worked for leading professional services firms and finance institutions, and deliver legal advice that is firmly grounded in commercial reality.

Our Cases

We are currently working with some of the biggest banks, insurers and financial institutions and their customers in Central and East and Southeast Europe on issues from commercial lending, project financing and private equity to regulatory work,  IPOs, takeovers, credit-linked notes, securitizations, de-listings and loan portfolios. As a result of our specialization we have taken on a key forerunner position on current legal issues in Bulgaria advising on regulatory matters related to financial instruments transactions, payment services and market entries.

Our Role

We are able to provide commercial and strategical advice on local challenges; enabling our clients to accommodate and deal with issues ahead of time during the project structuring. We regularly work as lead advisers and manage and coordinate regional projects out of Bulgaria.

Members
Clients

Arco Capital Corporation

Bain Capital

BNP Paribas

Generali Group

Gramercy Emerging Markets Fund

QBE Insurance Group

Raiffeisen Bank International

UniCredit Bank

Industries

Banks

Financial Services

Insurance

Payment Services

Private Equity

Banking & Finance

Wolf Theiss

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Location

55 Nikola Vaptsarov

Sofia

Sofia City

Bulgaria

1407

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Bulgaria

Banking & Finance


Katerina Kraeva
Band 2