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Corporate / M&A Lawyers

Whether you are planning a merger as part of your growth strategy, thinking about diversifying into new sectors or looking for new funding options, our experts offer you the right mix of legal and commercial advice. With over 25 years’ experience in Central and Eastern Europe, we are the preferred M&A adviser to corporates and financial institutions, and have topped the deal tables by volume for a number of consecutive years. With domestic and international experts on the ground in 15 offices across the region, we can mobilise international specialist teams quickly to manage your cross-border transactions.

We add value by thinking and acting beyond our traditional role to secure the competitive edge you need in an ever-changing business environment. Whether a global multinational group or a dynamic domestic business, we can deliver a tailored, commercial, cost effective solution for you, covering areas such as M&A, private equity, equity capital markets, outsourcing, group restructuring and privatisations.

Our cross-border teams include experts in sectors such as banking, consumer products, energy, infrastructure, insurance, life sciences & healthcare, real estate and construction, technology and media. This means we can save time and money by understanding your specific issues, providing advice within context and pinpointing the commercial issues and risks in your transaction.

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Atanas Bangachev
Part­ner
Head of Corporate, CMS Sofia
Bulgaria, Sofia
Atanas Bangachev is a partner based in Sofia and Head of the Corporate practice group.He is a Bulgarian-qualified lawyer specialising in Bulgarian corporate, contract and privatisation law. His main...
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Dimitar Zwiatkow
Part­ner
Partner (Sofia)
Bulgaria, Sofia
Dimitar Zwiatkow has advised several banks on litigation proceedings, including representation in court and enforcement and insolvency proceedings.
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Gentscho Pavlov
Part­ner
Co-Managing Partner, Sofia
Bulgaria, Sofia
Specialisation in banking & financeGentscho Pavlov is a lawyer specialised in banking & finance and a leading expert in corporate/M&A. He is managing partner at CMS Sofia and a Bulgarian-qualified lawyer...
Angel Naydenov
Angel Naydenov
Ju­ni­or As­so­ci­ate
Bulgaria, Sofia
Angel Naydenov is a Junior Associate and a member of the Corporate Department of CMS Sofia.Angel's work mainly involves commercial and corporate advice. He provides assistance on matters related to company...
Veliko Savov
Veliko Savov
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
Head of TMC Group, Head of Hotels & Leisure Sector Group
Bulgaria, Sofia
Veliko Savov is a Senior Associate in the Corporate Department of CMS Sofia.  Veliko specialises in company and commercial law and has interests in foreign direct investments. He has experience in mergers...
Alexander Rangelov
Alexander Rangelov
Seni­or As­so­ci­ate
Head of Tax
Bulgaria, Sofia
Alexander Rangelov is a Senior Associate in the Corporate department at CMS in Sofia and Head of Tax. Alexander has experience in corporate law with a focus on taxation, in particular corporate income...
Marin-Sarafov-CMS-BGR
Marin Sarafov
As­so­ci­ate
Bulgaria, Sofia
ExpertiseMarin Sarafov is an associate specialized in corporate/M&A. His expertise includes advising both domestic and foreign clients on matters of company incorporation, corporate governance, operational...
Raya Maneva
Raya Maneva
As­so­ci­ate
Bulgaria, Sofia
Raya Maneva is an Associate and member of the core Energy, Projects and Construction group at CMS Sofia. Raya has been part of CMS and the Energy team for more than 10 years now, working on a variety...
Deyan Draguiev
Deyan Draguiev
As­so­ci­ate
Bulgaria, Sofia
Deyan is an Associate in the Litigation Arbitration Insurance Employment (LAIE) department of Sofia office.He is experienced in litigation, competition and compliance matters. He has acted for both large...
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Ivan Gergov
As­so­ci­ate
RRH
Bulgaria, Sofia
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...