Nina Boteva

Nina Boteva, Attorney-at-Law

Nina Boteva is the managing lawyer of Nina Boteva Law Office and has been a member of the Sofia Bar Association since 1991. Nina Boteva was a founding and managing partner of Boteva & Kantutis Law firm for 25 years. In 1994 she was assigned to manage the legal practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers Bulgaria as she laid the foundations of the legal presence of the Big Four Law firm in the post-socialist environment. She has advised on privatisations, mergers and acquisitions, international joint ventures, cross-border corporate transactions and project developments. Nina Boteva has also extensive experience in advising clients in the field of compliance when structuring and introducing compliance programs. She has advised banks and securities companies about regulatory law. Her experience also comprises aircraft lease negotiations and financing documents, drafting primary and ancillary documents.

Nina Boteva is a Sofia University Law graduate (1990) with a specialisation in Commercial Law from Queen Mary and Westfield College at the London University (1994). She was also competitively selected for study at Prague University (1988) and for law practice at Sinclair Roche & Temperley in the City of London (1993).

Nina Boteva has broad international law exposure thanks to numerous participations in different courses such as: a seminar at the Salzburg American Foundation (session Transnational Law and Legal Institutions) (1994), a course in public-private partnerships at the International Development Law Institute (Rome) (1995), and an Honorary Fellowship of the Association of Fellows and Legal Scholars of the Centre for International Legal Studies in Salzburg (1995).

Nina Boteva is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and a former member of the Advisory Board of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (USA), a member of Interadvokat Law Association, a former Human Rights Officer at Interadvokat, a former Eastern Europe Officer at the European Young Bar Association Member of the Board of Trustees of Lazarski University, Warsaw, Poland, and a former member of the Board of Counsellors for the US LLM program at the Suffolk University Law School in Boston, USA

 

Key Transactions

  • Acting as the team leader for M&A transaction of Bank Austria and Creditanstalt, affecting their entities in Bulgaria and subsequently for the M & A transaction of Hypovereinsbank and Bank Austria, affecting their subsidiaries incorporated under the Bulgarian jurisdiction.
  • Acting as a team leader for post-privatization financing deals for Commercial Bank of Greece – its subsidiary Commercial Capital in Bulgaria for Europa Capital Management Fund (EBRD) – for post-privatization financing of Medica, a major pharmaceutical company in Bulgaria.
  • Acting as a team leader for due diligence of a local entity on behalf of General Electric International Inc.
  • Acting as a team leader for due diligence of Kapniki Mihailidis SA – a Greek company with a major stake in the Greek tobacco market.
  • Legal advice and assistance for obtaining a bank licence for ING Bank-Sofia and Macedonia Thrace Bank.
  • Legal advice and assistance of financing projects for ING Bank-Sofia under Bulgarian jurisdiction.
  • Acting as a team leader of due diligence of CB Union Bank AD, acting on behalf of SanpaoloImi Bank (Italy) in a tender for acquisition of a majority stake in the Bulgarian bank for the amount of BGN 51,149,100.
  • Legal advice and assistance on licencing, operating lease and sub-lease agreements and wet lease charter agreements on behalf of AirGo Airlines Bulgaria EAD.
  • Legal advice and assistance for corporate issues, financial projects, securitization agreements of Johnson & Johnson, JP Morgan.
  • Negotiating and advising on clinical trial research agreements on behalf of INC Research Branches Limited – Sofia.
  • Advising on regulatory and tax implications of Employee Incentive Plans for Shell PLC, Rio Tinto, Teva PLC, William Hill International.
  • As a member of European Crowdfunding network advising on market conditions and legal framework on crowdfunding platforms under the Bulgarian jurisdiction and contributing to the drafting of the European Directive on crowdfunding.

 

Other Assignments

Nina Boteva has been a speaker at a number of legal forums, including The First World Women Lawyers Conference in London in 2001, The Anti-Money Laundering Measures and Anti-Corruption Conferences in Miami (2005) and Las Vegas (2006) and others.

 

She was author of publications on securitization of assets in cross-border business law transactions, competition, public procurement law, articles on commercial legal topics in international legal and financial editions. (Salomon Smith Barney Guide to World Equity Markets, Eurolawyer, European Newsletter, International Asset Securitization and Other Financing Tools, Public Procurement in Bulgaria – A World Guide to Best Practice in International Public Procurement, 2009, etc.)

She was co-author of an article on the existing regulations of the crowdfunding legislation in Bulgaria to the European Crowdfunding Network AISBL (ECN) – an international professional non-profit organisation in Belgium, 2013.

 

She was co-author of an article on the existing regulations of the Crowdfunding legislation in Bulgaria with regard to the Renewable energy sources Projects for the European Crowdfunding Network AISBL (ECN) – an international professional not-profit organization in Belgium, 2015.

 

Languages

Bulgarian, English, Russian, German, French, Swedish.

Telephone: +359 888 53 52 72

E-mail:  nboteva@nbotevalaw.com

 

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