Elitsa Ivanova is a dual English and Bulgarian qualified partner in the International Finance team of CMS and head of the Finance practice at CMS Sofia, with more than 15 years of professional experience in the sector. She has been advising clients active in the CEE and CIS on a variety of transactional, restructuring and regulatory matters, with a particular focus on syndicated lending.
Elitsa brings in-house experience having been seconded in leading financial institutions in London and Amsterdam. In 2012/2013, she completed a secondment at UniCredit Bank AG, London Branch as part of their CEE Loans Syndication Team and in 2014, another secondment at Deutsche Bank, Amsterdam Branch, working on structured commodities and trade finance transactions as part of their Loan Documentation team.
Elitsa regularly acts as lead counsel on complex cross-border English law-governed financing transactions for a variety of clients including commercial banks, international finance institutions and corporates. She specialises in trade and structured commodity finance, and leads the CMS sector specialisation team in commodity finance.