Stephan is one of the four founding partners of the law firm, Head of the Real Estate & Construction Practice which has always maintained a stellar reputation in the market. He has been leading the concession, infrastructure, real estate and project finance projects at DGKV since the establishment of the firm. Stephan has steered or worked on quite a few pioneer projects, such as the first concession in Bulgaria, the first project finance in Bulgaria, the first bank merger in Bulgaria, and has been actively involved as a leading partner with some of the other largest privatization and M&A deals in the region. He was actively involved in drafting of Bulgarian legislation and as a liaison between drafting law groups and the Bulgarian Parliament. Stephan is committed to providing comprehensive legal services through the whole process of investment in real estates as his expertise goes beyond classic real estate transactions counselling. He laid the ground of the Banking & Finance Practice of the firm and possesses significant track record of advising both lenders and borrowers in finance transactions throughout the real estate industry. Clients could rely on him at all stages of their real estate projects, from the term sheet and structuring stage, through closing, syndication and securitization, administration, servicing and, if required, restructuring.
Involvement in recent representative projects:
- Advised on EBRD financing for the Sofia Water Concession.
- Advised on IFC financing of the construction of the Sofia Hilton.
- Development of OMV’s network of over 70 petrol stations in Bulgaria.
- Advised on the acquisition by NEPI Rockcastle of the Paradise Mall in Sofia in a share deal.