We will be with you in the face of your challenges to offer expertise, experience and integrity.

Nina Boteva

Nina BotevaEducation and professional career

Graduated the Law Faculty of the Sofia University Kliment Ochridsky in 1990.

Civil law practice at the Law Faculty of the Prague University – 1988.

Admitted to the Bulgarian Bar in 1991.

Postgraduate commercial law study in Queen Mary and Westfield College at the London University Business law practice at Sinclair Roche & Temperley in the City of London – 1993.

Accomplished EC law course at the British Law Society in London – 1993.

Accomplished course in public-private partnerships at the International Development Law Institute (Rome) – 1995.

Manager of the legal department of Price Waterhouse Sofia – 1994.

A Fellow of the Salzburg Seminar at the Salzburg American Foundation (session Transnational Law and Legal Institutions) – 1994.

Honorary Fellow of the Association of Fellows and Legal Scholars of the Center for International Legal Studies in Salzburg.

Certified anti-money laundering specialist (CAMS).

A former member of the Advisory Board of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (USA).

Member of IBA, member of Interadvokat Law Association, former Human Rights Officer at Interadvokat, former Eastern Europe Officer at the European Young Bar Association Member of the Board of Trustees of Lazarski University, Warsaw, Poland; former member of the Board of Counsellors for the US LLM program at the Suffolk University Law School in Boston, USA

Practice areas

Nina Boteva is a founding partner of Boteva&Kantutis. During her career she has advised on privatisations, mergers and acquisitions, international joint ventures, cross-border corporate transactions and project developments. She has also extensive experience in advising clients in the field of compliance when structuring and introducing compliance programs. She has advised regulatory law for banks and securities companies. Her experience includes negotiating aircraft leases and financing documents, drafting primary and ancillary documents.

Key Transactions

  • Acting as the team leader for an M&A transaction of Bank Austria and Creditanstalt entities in Bulgaria and subsequently for the M & A of Hypovereinsbank and Bank Austria subsidiaries under 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 – Sandanski – a major pharmaceutical company in Bulgaria.
  • Acting as a team leader for due diligence on behalf of General Electric International Inc.
  • Legal advice and assistance of financing projects of ING Bank – Sofia Branch.
  • Team leader of due diligence of Union Bank, acting on behalf of SanpaoloImi Bank (Italy) in a tender for acquisition of a majority stake in the Bulgarian bank.
  • Legal advice and assistance for corporate issues, financial projects, securitization agreements of Johnson & Johnson, JP Morgan, Shell PLC, Rio Tinto.

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 is also 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.)
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.

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.


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


+359 888 535272