Anna Rizova-Clegg

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Anna Rizova is the managing partner of Wolf Theiss in Bulgaria and one of the most established advisers in the country. She has had central and unique roles in Bulgaria’s landmark transactions and projects of the last two decades. Being general dounsel in the sectors of energy and telecoms, Anna has strong competition and regulatory experience in leading Bulgarian companies in the most dynamically developing sectors of the economy. Leveraging this expertise, Anna has advised and represented national and international clients on a broad range of regulatory and commercial matters. Anna has considerable expertise in anti-trust matters – dominance cases, agreements and concerted practices entailing horizontal and vertical competition law issues (cooperation agreements, distribution, agency agreements, etc.), merger control, compliance advice and training programmes. She has specialist know-how in sectors such as telecoms, energy, pharmaceuticals, food industry and consumer goods, retail.Anna leads the team providing regulatory, compliance and competition law advice and represented large multinationals before Bulgarian regulatory and government authorities, including on structuring for compliance with the Third Energy Package and competition requirements for unbundling of ownership, access to infrastructure, on structuring procurement procedures for compliance with the EU and Bulgarian State Aid and competition framework; advising a global pharmaceutical company on structuring its distribution network and distribution agreements and compliance with Bulgarian and EU competition law; advising on competition and regulatory matters related to national roaming agreements and launch of 4G LTE services in Bulgaria.

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