Mr Nikolay Bebov > Tsvetkova Bebov & Partners > Sofia, Bulgaria > Lawyer Profile

Tsvetkova Bebov & Partners
SOFIA 1000

Work Department

Financial Services Law Group


Partner, Head of Financial Services Law Group. Practices include: Capital Markets, Banking, M&A, Energy Law


Professional career: 1999-present – Partner, Tsvetkova Bebov Komarevski (and predecessor legal practices), Bulgaria; 1994-1999 – Tax advisor, PricewerhouseCoopers (Tax) (and predecessor firms), Bulgaria; 1993-1994 – Research Assistant, Center for the Study of Democracy, Bulgaria.


Bulgarian (mother tongue), English, Russian, French (intermediate).


Bar admissions: New York State (since 2011), and Bulgaria (Sofia Bar Association)(since 1999). Associations: International Bar Association, American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, New York City Bar, FedBar.


Columbia Law School, New York, USA, LL.M. (2007); Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, Faculty of Law, Bulgaria, LL.M. (1997); First English Language School, Sofia (1991).

Lawyer Rankings

Bulgaria > Banking, finance and capital markets

(Leading individuals)

Nikolay BebovTsvetkova Bebov & Partners

The financial services team at Tsvetkova Bebov & Partners is widely recognised for its expertise in the debt and equity capital markets space, and is adept at handling financial transactions and regulatory issues. Managing partner Nikolay Bebov has 20 years’ experience in the banking and capital markets space, and counts high-end matters in his caseload. Bebov heads the team alongside Damyan Leshev; they are supported by Victoria Tzonkova, who focuses on financial litigation matters.

Bulgaria > Intellectual property

Tsvetkova Bebov & Partners acts for its roster of clients on anti-counterfeiting legal actions, registration of trademarks and designs, transfer of copyrights and patents, as well as licensing matters. Following the departure of Ilya Komarevski  in September 2021 to Komarevski Dimitrov & Partners, Nikolay Bebov leads the practice group and advises on software licensing agreements and copyright issues. Litigator Victoria Tzonkova is a key member of the team.

Bulgaria > Commercial, corporate and M&A

The commercial and M&A team at Tsvetkova Bebov & Partners counts domestic companies and well-known international corporations, including AstraZeneca and Japan Tobacco International, among its roster of clients. Irina Tsvetkova has over 30 years’ experience in handling M&A transactions together with post-deal structuring. Tsvetkova jointly leads the practice alongside managing associate Eleonora Mateina and head of the financial services group, Nikolay Bebov, following the departure of Venelin Dimitrov  in September 2021.