Eversheds Sutherland has announced it is combining with Sofia-based "long-standing relationship firm" Tsvetkova Bebov & Partners, as of June 22, 2022.
The TBP team joining Eversheds is led by Irina Tsvetkova, specializing in M&A, commercial, and corporate law, and Nikolay Bebov, specializing in capital markets, banking, financial services, and M&A, and includes Partners Damyan Leshev, specializing in capital markets and banking, and Victoria Tzonkova, specializing in commercial transactions, litigation and dispute resolution, insolvency, and employment law matters, as well as 15 further lawyers.
"The firm is committed to growing across Europe and is now present in 23 countries," Eversheds Sutherland Chair for Europe Ian Gray commented. "We are delighted to be working more closely with the Bulgarian practice which will expand our Central Eastern European presence."
"By joining forces with Eversheds Sutherland, and having the weight of a global brand behind us, we will be able to drive the further growth of our practice across CEE," Eversheds Sutherland Bulgaria Managing Partner Irina Tsvetkova added. "This is a very important step for us. Our people, our clients, and our communities will all benefit from our more visible presence in the market. Our lawyers will be able to further develop their skills and knowledge across multi-jurisdictional sectors, our national and international client base will benefit from inbound and outbound opportunities in new markets, and the feedback from our community is one of huge excitement that Eversheds Sutherland, with its strong global brand and reputation, will be established in Sofia."