Ms Raina Dimitrova > Boyanov & Co. > Sofia, Bulgaria > Lawyer Profile

Boyanov & Co.
1463 SOFIA

Work Department



• Partner, Head of Commercial
• Aircraft finance, commercial, procurement, TMT.


• Partner, BOYANOV & Co. (2004 – to date);
• Senior Associate, BOYANOV & Co. (1999 – 2004); 
• Senior Legal Adviser, Ministry of Trade (1992 – 1999) • Legal Adviser, Bulgarian State Railways Company (1991 – 1992).


Bulgarian, English, German.


Sofia Bar Association.


• Legal Faculty, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, MA in Law (1990);
• European Commission – DG XVIII Credit and Investments, three month course (1996); 
• USIA, US Trade Policies and WTO, one month course (1997).



Lawyer Rankings

Bulgaria > Transport (including shipping)

(Hall of Fame)

Raina DimitrovaBoyanov & Co.

The well-established transport practice group at Boyanov & Co. is noted for being ‘commercially minded and well versed’ in all aspects of the sector, offering a diverse range of services. The team excels in the aviation sector, where it advises foreign lessors on acquisition projects, in addition to related financing and security transactions. Regulatory, public procurement and infrastructure issues regarding railway and road transport projects are other core areas of focus for the team, alongside assisting overseas law firms with shipping issues. Team leader Raina Dimitrova is praised by clients as an ‘excellent lawyer’ and a ‘tremendous local resource. Also the head of the firm’s commercial practice, she handles aircraft financing, tourism and procurement matters, among others. Senior associate Trayan Targov is also a key contact.

Bulgaria > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Boyanov & Co. is known as one of the most pre-eminent Bulgarian firms in the commercial, corporate and M&A space, specialising in high-value M&A deals and often receiving mandates for complex corporate restructuring projects. The team advised Mondelez International in the Bulgarian elements of its $2bn acquisition of the Greek snack-food company Chipita. Key points of contact within the team include practice group co-head Yordan Naydenov , who is regularly engaged in M&A work, and also regards corporate restructuring amongst his specialisms. He jointly leads the team with Raina Dimitrova. Founding partner Borislav Boyanov is experienced on large-scale M&A and corporate transactional matters. Elsewhere, Alexander Chatalbashev specialises in the energy sector and has extensive experience in handling cross-border corporate mandates. Mihail Vishanin is another important port of call.