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phone: +359 2 980 0412/0413
fax: +359 2 980 0457

ineycheva@sabevandpartners.com

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Bar admittance and membership:

Sofia Bar Association (since 2009) 

Education:

Master of Business Administration (MBA), Financial Management, City University of Seattle (January 2006 – June 2008)
 
Master Degree in Law, University of National and World Economy (1995 – 2000)

Languages:

Bulgarian, English, French, Russian, Arabic

Iskra Neycheva, Partner

Key qualifications

  • Significant experience in providing legal advice to domestic and international clients in the field of financial services (banks, insurance, securities, consumer loans, payment services), including public offering of securities, tender offers, licensing of investment intermediaries, management companies, payment institutions, distribution of units of collective investment schemes, restructuring and liquidation of public companies, corporate governance, compliance with the regulatory framework, and others
  • Legal advice and representation before the State Commission on Gambling in relation to procedures for granting of license for organizing gambling games and online betting, consultations with respect to licensing requirements, requirements towards the activities of organizers of gambling games and their taxation
  • Legal services and advice to Bulgarian and foreign clients in the field of corporate law and commercial agreements
  • Legal support, participation in negotiations and legal advice to Bulgarian and foreign clients on structuring and execution of merger and acquisition transactions of Bulgarian commercial companies, including legal due diligence
  • Legal advice to applicants in the preparation for participation in public procurement proceedings and in the execution of awarded contracts
  • Consultations and representation in civil, commercial and administrative court proceedings in all instances
  • Significant experience in the legislative process and the harmonization of Bulgarian legislation with acquis communautaire, elaboration of draft laws and other legal acts
  • Participation as key expert in international projects financed by the EU for harmonization of the national legislation with EU law in the field of financial services and strengthening of the administrative capacity of regulatory and supervisory institutions

Practice Areas

Corporate and CommercialMergers and AcquisitionsCapital MarketsBanking and FinancePublic Procurement Concessions and PPPLitigation and Arbitration

Work Highlights

Legal opinion on netting and exchange of collateral provisions under ISDA Master Agreements and Credit Support Annexes
Arbitration proceedings at ICC Paris
Legal representation in litigations related to EU funding programmes
Consultations and legal representation to the Bulgarian Deposit Insurance Fund
Legal representation in litigations relating to bank services
Legal representation in a litigation related to the electricity supply
Legal services to a consumer credits provider
Enforcement of an ICC arbitral award
Private venture capital fund investment in an IT company
Legal advice and representation of the claimant in litigation proceedings related to non-payment of debts by Stolichen Avtotransport EAD
Legal advice and assistance in negotiations for reaching an out-of-court settlement agreement
Legal services on issues related to consumer credits and consumer protection
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)
Advising on a tender offering of the shares of a public company and its subsequent delisting
Advising on a bid to obtain a permit for prospecting and exploration of oil and natural gas
Corporate restructuring of a Bulgarian holding group
Consulting services in relation to the restructuring of Bulgartabac Holding Group
Acquisition of shares in Prista Oil AD and Monbat AD

Professional Experience

  • October 2008 – present, April 2006 – September 2007 Attorney-at-Law, Sabev & Partners Law Firm
  • October 2008 – July 2012 External Expert, Financial Supervision Commission
  • October 2007 – September 2008 Head of International Cooperation and Public Relations, Financial Supervision Commission
  • August 2005 – April 2006 Legal Advisor, Landwell Bulgaria (Price Waterhouse Coopers)
  • August 2001 – July 2005 Expert, Senior Expert and Chief Expert – lawyer, Financial Supervision Commission