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Konstantin Stoyanov

Senior Associate

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

Konstantin Stoyanov is a dual English and Bulgarian qualified Senior Associate in the Finance Department of CMS Sofia. He specialises in financing, regulatory, capital markets and commercial matters relating to banks and financial institutions. He joined CMS in 2017, having previously gained significant experience with the Banking team of another prominent Bulgarian law firm. In addition, he has completed several internships in leading law firms in Germany.

Konstantin has advised on major Bulgarian banking M&A and portfolio transactions.

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  • 2015 – International JD Student, Columbia Law School, New York City
  • 2014 – LL.M. Finance, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main
  • 2013 – Magister Juris, Sofia University, Sofia 
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ECB an­nounces the names of the Bul­gari­an banks sub­ject to dir­ect su­per­vi­sion
On 11 Septem­ber 2020 the European Cent­ral Bank (“ECB”) an­nounced the names of the Bul­gari­an banks that will be sub­ject to dir­ect su­per­vi­sion un­der its Single Su­per­vis­ory Mech­an­ism (“SSM”) man­date...
Bul­garia joins ERM II
On 10 Ju­ly 2020, Bul­garia joined the European Ex­change Rate Mech­an­ism II (ERM II) to­geth­er with Croa­tia. This comes more than two years after Bul­garia ex­pressed its firm in­ten­tion to join the ERM II and...
The Bul­gari­an Na­tion­al Bank ap­proves sec­tor-wide vol­un­tary morator­i­um
A sec­tor-wide private morator­i­um on bank loan pay­ments dur­ing the peri­od of pub­lic emer­gency in Bul­garia stem­ming from the COV­ID-19 out­break was ap­proved on the 10 April by the Bul­gari­an Na­tion­al Bank...
Res­ults from ECB qual­ity re­view and stress tests over six Bul­gari­an banks...
A tur­bu­lent peri­od for the Bul­gari­an bank­ing sec­tor had an­oth­er chapter last Fri­day. Start­ing from the fate­ful early sum­mer days of 2014 when the fourth-largest bank, Cor­por­ate Com­mer­cial Bank failed...
ECB an­nounces Bul­gari­an banks sub­ject to com­pre­hens­ive as­sess­ment
The European Cent­ral Bank (ECB) has named six Bul­gari­an banks that will be sub­ject to a com­pre­hens­ive as­sess­ment. Of­fi­cially an­nounced on Novem­ber 12, the as­sess­ment will con­sist of an as­set qual­ity re­view...
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...
Bul­garia en­acts the Second Pay­ment Ser­vices Dir­ect­ive
On 9 March 2018, the Second Pay­ment Ser­vices Dir­ect­ive (“PSD 2”) was im­ple­men­ted in Bul­garia, as man­dated by the new Pay­ment Ser­vices and Pay­ment Sys­tems Act (“Act”). The Act brings sig­ni­fic­ant...
New Bul­gari­an re­forms boost its cap­it­al mar­kets
The Bul­gari­an Cent­ral De­pos­it­ory and the Bul­gari­an Na­tion­al Bank (BNB) re­cently con­cluded three mile­stone pro­jects that aim to de­vel­op and deep­en the nas­cent Bul­gari­an cap­it­al mar­kets.Set­tle­ment of gov­ern­ment...