Svilen Issaev


+359 2 9048 361

Svilen Issaev

+359 2 9048 361



69 Bulgaria Blvd.
Infinity Tower, 14th floor
1404 Sofia

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Svilen Issaev is a Counsel in the Sofia office and the head of the local Banking, Finance & Capital Markets practice.

Svilen focuses on banking and finance, capital markets, restructuring and insolvency, as well as on life sciences and healthcare.

Interviewees say he is 'highly responsive and flexible with respect to clients’ needs' and also describe him as 'practical, solution-orientated and easy to work with'.

Chambers Europe, 2020


Banking, Finance & Capital Markets

  • KBC BANK NV on the EUR 610 million acquisition of the fourth largest bank in Bulgaria, United Bulgarian Bank, and of the third biggest leasing company in Bulgaria, Interlease, from the National Bank of Greece
  • A CONSORTIUM OF HUNGARY’S OTP BANK, its Bulgarian subsidiary, DSK BANK, and EUROBANK BULGARIA on a landmark EUR 133 million senior loan facility to Business Park Sofia, the largest business park in CEE and the first of its kind in Bulgaria
  • UNICREDIT BANK AG, MILAN BRANCH, as agent and security agent, on the Bulgarian law aspects of the EUR 210 million senior syndicated loan to Zobele Holding
  • NOMURA BANK, as arranger and dealer, on the set-up of a EUR 200 million Euro Medium-Term Note (EMTN) programme by Eurohold Bulgaria AD


  • 2004 – 2006: University St. Kliment Ohridski, Sofia, Bulgaria, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Master of Economics
  • 1997 – 2003: University St. Kliment Ohridski, Sofia, Bulgaria, Faculty of Law, LL.M.


  • Sofia Bar Association
  • Bulgarian Industrial Pharmacy Association


Bulgarian, English


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