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Kinstellar

69 BULGARIA BLVD, INFINITY TOWER, 14TH FLOOR, 1404 SOFIA, BULGARIA
Tel:
Work +359 2 904 8300
Email:
Web:
www.kinstellar.com

Diana Dimova

Tel:
Work +35929048300
Email:
Web:
www.kinstellar.com
Kinstellar

Work Department

Partner and Head of the local Corporate and M&A practice. Diana focuses on M&A, corporate and private equity

Position

Managing Partner

Languages

Bulgarian, English

Member

Sofia Bar Association

Education

2009: The College of Law, London, LL.M. in International M&A
2005 – 2006: King’s College London, PG Diploma in EU Law
1997 – 2002: University St Kliment Ohridski, Sofia, Faculty of Law, LL.M.


Bulgaria

Banking, finance and capital markets

Within: Banking, finance and capital markets

The team at Kinstellar offers 'spot-on advice, timely delivery and great client-adviser relations'; it advises on mainstream banking, project and structured finance, debt restructuring, non-performing loans (NPLs) and distressed assets. Firm-wide practice head Diana Dimova advised United Bulgarian Bank and Cibank on their merger, which resulted in the establishment of the third largest bank in Bulgaria. Svilen Issaev, who covers a broad spectrum of finance and investment issues, heads the banking and finance practice in Sofia. Both lawyers are 'excellent, capable and knowledgeable' and 'handle delicate and intricate matters extremely well'.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Leading individuals

Diana Dimova - Kinstellar

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Kinstellar's 'competent' team provides 'spot-on advice' to clients in the banking, consumer goods, recruitment and hotel sectors, including major players such as Unilever, United Bulgarian Bank, the Adecco Group and Marriott, thanks to its rich experience and expertise. 'Exceptional professionalDiana Dimova heads the department; she and Prague office managing partner Lukas Ševčík represented a technology company in its high-value acquisition of a software business in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic and Hungary. Managing associate Nina Tsifudina, who has a particular focus on cross-border transactions, is also noted. The team acted as local counsel to Unilever on the sale of its global spreads business to KKR for €6.8bn, which involved advising on the Bulgarian law aspects of the vendor due diligence and acquisition documents.

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Energy and natural resources

Within: Energy and natural resources

The team at Kinstellar offers ‘spot-on advice, timely delivery and great communication skills’, and has acquired clients such as Novenergia and Old Mutual Property in the past year. The ‘smart and well-organisedDiana Dimova advises on corporate transactions in the sector; she co-heads the practice with ‘extremely smart’ managing associate Mladen Minev. The team advised Novenergia on the acquisition of all shares in the capital of Budeshte Agro, a Bulgarian company which owns and operates a 4.118MW photovoltaic power plant.

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Legal Developments by:
Kinstellar

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