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Ivan Gergov

Associate
RRH

CMS Sofia
Landmark Centre
14 Tzar Osvoboditel Blvd
1000 Sofia
Bulgaria
Languages Bulgarian, English, German

Ivan Gergov joined CMS in 2014. He completed his Bachelor studies at the University of Birmingham and holds a Master Degree in Corporate Law from University College London. Prior to joining CMS he worked at a Bulgarian law firm, the Permanent Representation of Bulgaria to the European Union as well as two major international investment banks. Ivan is fluent in Bulgarian and English.

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Banking & Finance

Ivan Gergov is an Associate at CMS Sofia. In this capacity, he is part of the CMS Sofia core Banking & Finance team.

Ivan Gergov has experience in advising clients in banking transactions, primarily focusing on structuring and restructuring of real estate financings. In addition, he has advised a number of clients on regulatory and compliance matters related to their activities as financial institutions. Ivan Gergov primarily advises large institutional clients.

Ivan Gergov joined CMS in 2014, having previously gained experience with two investment banks.

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Relevant experience

  • Advising a major international bank on restructuring of its EUR 57 mil real estate financing of a shopping mall.
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Education

  • 2013 – University College London (UK), Master of Laws (LL.M.)
  • 2012 – University of Birmingham (UK), Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
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Publications

  • Europäische Energieunion (European energy union, German publication), Wirtschaftsblatt, 2015
  • Europäischer Gerichtshof mit Urteil über den “Sozialtourismus” in der EU (European Union’s Court of Justice makes a judgment on “benefit tourism” in the EU, German publication), Wirtschaftsblatt, 2014
  • Das Verfassungsgericht der Republik Bulgarien hat die Gebühr von 20 % auf die Einnahmen der Photovoltaik- und Windkraftanlagen aufgehoben (The Constitutional Court of the Republic of Bulgaria has cancelled the fee of 20% on income from photovoltaic and wind energy plants, German publication), Wirtschaftsblatt, 2014
  • The Bulgarian National Bank adopts plan to reform banking supervision, Law-Now, 2015
  • Bulgaria takes steps to implement the FATCA, Law-Now, 2015
  • In the shadow of a recent banking crisis, a new Act on guaranteeing bank deposits is adopted, Law-Now, 2015
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Corporate / M&A

Ivan Gergov has particular experience in M&A transactions, corporate governance’s issues, as well as contract law. As a transaction associate, he further has knowledge of the relevant competition and tax issues relevant for M&A deals.

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Education

  • 2013 – University College London (UK), Master of Laws (LL.M.)
  • 2012 – University of Birmingham (UK), Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
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Publications

  • Europäische Energieunion (European energy union, German publication), Wirtschaftsblatt, 2015
  • Europäischer Gerichtshof mit Urteil über den “Sozialtourismus” in der EU (European Union’s Court of Justice makes a judgment on “benefit tourism” in the EU, German publication), Wirtschaftsblatt, 2014
  • Das Verfassungsgericht der Republik Bulgarien hat die Gebühr von 20 % auf die Einnahmen der Photovoltaik- und Windkraftanlagen aufgehoben (The Constitutional Court of the Republic of Bulgaria has cancelled the fee of 20% on income from photovoltaic and wind energy plants, German publication), Wirtschaftsblatt, 2014
  • The Bulgarian National Bank adopts plan to reform banking supervision, Law-Now, 2015
  • Bulgaria takes steps to implement the FATCA, Law-Now, 2015
  • In the shadow of a recent banking crisis, a new Act on guaranteeing bank deposits is adopted, Law-Now, 2015
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14/08/2018
GET­TING THE DEAL THROUGH - Pub­lic M&A
13/09/2019
Bul­gari­an au­thor­ity probes FinTech use and im­pact in its mar­ket with...
On 30 Au­gust 2019, the Bul­gari­an Fin­an­cial Su­per­vi­sion Com­mis­sion (FSC) pub­lished a ques­tion­naire for en­tit­ies sub­ject to over­sight by the reg­u­lat­or in re­la­tion to the fin­an­cial-in­nov­a­tion tech­no­lo­gies they may be us­ing.
06.11.2017
Cap­it­al Mar­kets Uni­on – how will it help SME fund­ing?
22/08/2019
European Bank­ing Au­thor­ity’s EU-wide re­port sug­gests re­con­cil­ing na­tion­al...
On 19 Ju­ly 2019, the European Bank­ing Au­thor­ity (EBA) pub­lished a re­port on its ana­lys­is of the reg­u­lat­ory frame­work in the EU for FinTech com­pan­ies. The re­port re­veals that little le­gis­lat­ive activ­ity has been un­der­taken at a na­tion­al level to ex­pand the re­mit.
21/03/2017
The European Com­mis­sion cri­tiques the Bul­gari­an bank­ing...
29/08/2018
Bul­garia ad­opts ac­tion plan for join­ing ERM II and EU Bank­ing Uni­on
On 22 Au­gust 2018, the Bul­gari­an Coun­cil of Min­is­ters ap­proved an ac­tion plan on the meas­ures, dead­lines and re­spons­ible in­sti­tu­tions in re­la­tion to the coun­try's in­ten­tions of join­ing the European Ex­change Rate Mech­an­ism (“ERM II”) and par­ti­cip­a­tion in the.
10/01/2017
Fu­ture De­vel­op­ment of the Bul­gari­an Cap­it­al Mar­ket
23/08/2018
ECB an­nounces res­ults of first pub­lic con­sulta­tion by the work­ing...
In Au­gust 2018, the European Cent­ral Bank ("ECB") pub­lished the res­ults of the first con­sulta­tion by the work­ing group on euro risk-free rates re­gard­ing the as­sess­ment of can­did­ate euro risk-free rates ("Con­sulta­tion").
10/01/2017
BNB pub­lishes an­nu­al re­view of its bank­ing su­per­vi­sion...
20/08/2018
Bul­gari­an Na­tion­al Bank ad­opts new reg­u­la­tions for bank in­tern­al ex­pos­ures
In late Ju­ly 2018, the Bul­gari­an Na­tion­al Bank ("BNB") ad­op­ted an or­din­ance on the in­tern­al ex­pos­ures of cred­it in­sti­tu­tions ("Or­din­ance"), provid­ing guid­ance and reg­u­la­tion in three main areas: re­quire­ments for in­tern­al bank­ing rules and pro­ced­ures re­gard­ing.
13/12/2016
Fu­ture de­vel­op­ment of the Bul­gari­an Cap­it­al Mar­ket
25/07/2018
Bul­gari­an Na­tion­al Bank is­sues its Q1 2018 re­port on the Bul­gari­an...
At the end of Ju­ly 2018, the Bul­gari­an Na­tion­al Bank (BNB) is­sued its re­port for the first quarter of 2018 (“Re­port”), which out­lines the state of the Bul­gari­an eco­nomy while fo­cus­ing primar­ily on the bank­ing sys­tem.