Ms Diana Valkova > Dinova Rusev & Partners > Sofia, Bulgaria > Lawyer Profile

Dinova Rusev & Partners
22 EMILE DE LAVELEYE STR
1000 SOFIA
Bulgaria
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Position

Partner specialising in banking and finance, company and commercial, mergers and acquisitions and real estate. Diana’s banking and finance practice focuses on financial transactions and security-related work, with expertise in data server re-allocation projects for banking institutions. In mergers and acquisitions she advises on the structuring of, drafting of the documentation for, and leading due diligence reviews in respect of transactions in this area, many of which take place within the financial sector and involve listed companies and complex capital markets and securities law considerations. Diana’s real estate practice focuses on construction, development, sale and purchase contracts, regulatory advice and due diligence. She also advises companies, mainly in the financial sector, on corporate governance and company structuring as well as compliance with financial services and securities regulations. Diana is admitted to appear before all the courts in Bulgaria, as well as the Appellate Court of the State of New York in the United States.

Career

Prior to joining Dinova, Rusev & Partners, Diana worked at Ernst & Young as a lawyer.

Languages

French, Russian, Spanish and English.

Memberships

New York Bar (admitted 2004); Sofia Bar Association (admitted 2003).

Education

LLM, University of Pennsylvania Law School, USA (2001); LLB, Sofia University (2000); Fulbright Scholarship for Academic Achievements (2000).

Lawyer Rankings

Bulgaria > Banking, finance and capital markets

The ‘highly professional and business-oriented’ team at Dinova Rusev & Partners acts ‘with real care for its clients’ needs’; it assists financial and payment institutions with debt restructuring, bond issuances and syndicated facility agreements, as well as providing compliance advice. Department head Diana Valkova, who focuses on financial transactions and security-related work; Anelia Dinova, who acts on complicated financing and debt restructuring agreements; and Georgi Vladov, who specialises in advising on syndicated loans and regulatory compliance, are recommended.