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Kinstellar

69 BULGARIA BLVD, INFINITY TOWER, 14TH FLOOR, 1404 SOFIA, BULGARIA
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www.kinstellar.com

Bulgaria

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 2

Kinstellar

Kinstellar’s ‘hands-on’ team advised KBC Bank on its €610m acquisition of United Bulgarian Bank. The group also has a niche in matters relating to facility arrangements, including mezzanine and add-on finance. The team is led by ‘technically excellent’Svilen Issaev. Diana Dimova is also recommended.

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 2

Kinstellar

At Kinstellar, Diana Dimova led a multijurisdictional team advising KBC Bank on local capital markets regulation and compliance following its acquisition of United Bulgarian Bank. The practice also assisted Nomura International with its role as arranger and dealer of a €200m Euro medium-term note. Svilen Issaev leads the practice.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 3

Kinstellar

The team at Kinstellar has a ‘commercial approach’ and a ‘high level of professionalism’; the group handles the range of cross-border commercial, corporate and M&A matters. Highlights included advising KBC Bank NV on the €610m acquisition of the United Bulgarian Bank and leasing company Bulgaria, Interlease, from the National Bank of Greece. The Sofia-based team often handles CEE matters in tandem with the firm’s other offices in the region. Diana Dimova heads the practice. Clients include Teva Pharmaceutical Industrials and Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC.

Leading individuals

Diana Dimova - Kinstellar

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 3

Kinstellar

Kinstellar’s team provides ‘reactive, reliable assistance on competition matters’ through its corporate and M&A practice. The firm advised KBC Bank on the anti-trust and merger control aspects of its €610m acquisition of United Bulgarian Bank and Interlease. ‘Business-orientedDessislava Fessenko is the key contact.

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Energy and natural resources
Energy and natural resources - ranked: tier 4

Kinstellar

Kinstellar’s team has ‘an amazing commercial approach’ and ‘very thorough knowledge’ of the energy sector. Mladen Minev is advising Unit Group on an internal reorganisation and the establishment of its natural gas trading operational structure in Bulgaria. Diana Dimova has assisted a number of corporates in the energy sector with finance facilities.

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Healthcare and life sciences
Healthcare and life sciences - ranked: tier 2

Kinstellar

Kinstellar advises Teva Pharmaceutical Industries on all aspects of its activities in Bulgaria, and Shire on local healthcare legislation and regulations. Svilen Issaev leads the team.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 2

Kinstellar

Kinstellar’s team ‘comprises brilliant lawyers’. The firm advised GIC as local counsel on its €2.4bn acquisition of P3 Logistic Parks, which included Bulgarian assets. The firm also advises Bulgarian financial institutions on project finance lending. Antonia Mavrova is ‘a great negotiator’. Victor Constantinescu leads the practice.

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 3

Kinstellar

Kinstellar advises a number of lenders on TMT transactions, including assisting UniCredit Bulgaria with a series of second-round convertible loan investments in high-tech start-ups. The group also advises a multinational mobile equipment manufacturer on data protection and the implementation of an incident management system. Dessislava Fessenko is the key name.

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