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Bar admittance and membership:

Member of Sofia Bar Association (since 1999)
Member of the International Bar Association (since 2001)


Master Degree in European Union Law, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Bulgaria and Université Nancy – 2, France (2010 – 2011)
Master Degree in Law,  Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Bulgaria (1981 – 1986)


Bulgarian, English, Russian, French

Boryana Boteva, Partner

Key qualifications

  • Legal consultations to local and foreign corporate clients with respect to share or asset acquisition or disposal transactions, relating to Bulgarian commercial companies, including advice on the structuring and tax aspects of the transactions 
  • Consultations and assistance in relation to financing of business activities or specific projects in Bulgaria, including where financing granted by international financial institutions and banks, or via intercompany loans
  • Advising contracting authorities and bidders upon the preparation and conducting of public procurement procedures, as well as legal representation before the Commission for Protection of Competition and the Supreme Administrative Court in relation to appeal procedures
  • Legal advice and representation in international and domestic arbitration proceedings on commercial disputes, and in litigations before state courts (administrative, civil and commercial lawsuits)
  • Commercial Mediation (mediator registered with the Unified Register of Mediators at the Bulgarian Ministry of Justice, since 2006)

Practice Areas

Corporate and CommercialRestructuring and InsolvencyMergers and AcquisitionsBanking and FinancePublic Procurement Concessions and PPPLitigation and ArbitrationReal EstateTaxation

Work Highlights

Complex legal service to a pharmaceutical company
Legal advice on real estate matters to a large European retail chain
Legal representation in litigations related to EU funding programmes
Representation in court proceedings relating to refund of excise duty
Legal advice and representation of a bank in relation to insolvency procedure of its debtor
Drafting of standardized contract terms for public service contracts
Refinancing of a credit facility in the RES sector
Review of the case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union in the field of public procurements
Transfer of a business as going concern
Enforcement of an ICC arbitral award
Legal services to a private operator of public passenger transport services
Legal advice and assistance in negotiations for reaching an out-of-court settlement agreement
Acquisition of NET INFO as going concern
Preparation of the Republic of Bulgaria for accession to the Hallmarking Convention
Consultancy services related to the establishment of a joint Bulgarian – Romanian commercial entity to manage, operate and maintain the new bridge at Danube river between the towns of Vidin (Bulgaria) and Calafat (Romania)
Participation of the private sector in the water supply and sanitation services
Advising on development of a photovoltaic park
Restructuring of debts under bank loan agreements
Consulting services relating to procurement of water supply and sanitation services to a private operator
Collaterals in relation to an international structured finance project
Sale of HIGIA EAD – enforcement of special pledges – settlement of disputes
Legal advice on the borrower side in relation to a joint financing from EBRD and UniCredit Bulbank
Appeal of a public procurement award relating to the construction of a lot section of Trakia Motorway
Structured finance relating to auto lease business (securitization of auto lease receivables)
Sale of shareholding participation in Franke Bulgaria
Legal due diligence, privatization evaluation and information memorandum of Bulgartabac Holding
Sale of shares of Balkanpharma Razgrad
Acquisition of Business Park Sofia
Acquisition of shares in Prista Oil AD and Monbat AD
Transformation through merger of subsidiaries into their sole owner
Technical Assistance to the Registry Agency (TARA)
Commercial Law Reform Program (CLRP) funded by the USAID
Corporate restructuring – transformation by way of spin-off (de-merger)
Representation in parallel arbitration proceedings related to non-fulfilment of the privatisation agreement for Balkan Airlines
Concessionning of Bulgarian Airports Varna and Bourgas
Implementation of a Budget Sector Financial Management System – Stage One
Awarding of the implementation of a Real Time Gross Settlement System
Legal due diligence reviews upon privatization of state-owned companies


The International Arbitration Review 01/06/2015
Public Procurement 06/06/2016 Getting the Deal Through

Professional Experience

  • 1998 – present Partner, Sabev & Partners Law Firm
  • 1996 – 1998 Legal Adviser, Barents Group (Europe) – Bulgaria Branch  
  • 1993 – 1996 Legal expert and Head of Legal Department, Privatisation Agency
  • 1991 – 1993 In-house counsel, “Children’s World” Municipal Company, Sofia
  • 1988 – 1991 In-house counsel, Bulgarreklama Advertising Agency – Sofia