Nina has over 14 years of experience advising on large international transactions. She is counsel to local and multinational companies on a wide range of commercial matters and cross-border deals, reorganisations and market-entry strategies, with a focus on the TMT, pharma and financial services sectors. She also represents private equity and venture capital firms on acquisitions, disposals and restructurings, as well as portfolio companies on all corporate matters.
Nina is highly experienced in all employment aspects of multi-jurisdictional transactions and often takes the lead in high-profile TUPE transactions, share sales and outsourcing/offshoring arrangements of her clients. Her expertise extends to labour regulations, restructurings, senior executive severance, complex contentious matters, harassment and discrimination claims.
Nina’s recent experience includes advising:
Nina joined Kinstellar as a Senior Associate at our launch in Sofia in 2014. She became Counsel in 2021. Nina is regularly praised by clients and peers in legal directories. In the recent edition of Chambers Europe, clients describe her as ‘‘responsive and detail-oriented‘‘, and one impressed client praises her flexibility, adding that: ‘‘She reacts quickly‘‘.
Atanas has more than 18 years of experience as a senior legal and tax advisor on some of the country’s most notable infrastructure and real estate development projects as well as M&A transactions.
He has advised infrastructure clients and international real estate developers on all aspects of their projects, including land acquisition, zoning, planning, engineering, procurement and construction, permitting, operational agreements, project finance and regulatory matters. Atanas’ tax expertise includes advising on the tax aspects of acquisitions and disposals of assets and/or business. He has also successfully defended clients in high-profile court disputes with the Bulgarian tax authorities. In the area of corporate law, his experience encompasses M&A, joint ventures and restructurings, including regulatory and tax aspects of share-purchase agreements, corporate reorganisations and joint ventures. In his work he has also advised insurers in structuring W&I insurance policy terms. Atanas has also successfully advised clients on commercial litigation and arbitration matters.
His recent experience includes advising:
Atanas joined Kinstellar as a Managing Associate in 2020. Prior to joining Kinstellar, he worked for leading international law firms and at Ernst & Young Bulgaria. He has been ranked in Chambers Europe for nine years in a row. Clients praise him as ‘‘a skilled professional with a long-term approach to every case’’ (Legal 500, 2021) and ‘‘highly efficient, diligent, and always focused on finding solutions‘‘ (Chambers Europe, 2022).
Patrik Bolf, Firm Managing Partner comments: ''I congratulate them on this achievement and thank them for their hard work and contribution to the firm! Both are truly stellar individuals who have consistently demonstrated the highest levels of client service, exceptional skills in winning and managing transactions, dedication, teamwork and commitment to our values. We look forward to their contribution going forward, and we wish them success in their new leadership roles!’’