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Kinstellar advises winning bidder for Sofia Airport concession

July 2019 ─ Kinstellar has successfully advised a consortium led by French infrastructure fund Meridiam on its winning bid for the 35-year concession to manage Sofia Airport.

Our team in Sofia — coordinated by Partner Diana Dimova and Managing Associate Mladen Minev, also including Antonia Mavrova (Partner), Svilen Issaev (Counsel), Dessislava Fessenko (Of Counsel), Nina Tsifudina (Managing Associate), and Associates Kristina Lyubenova, Denitsa Kuzeva, Vanya Evtimova, Simeon Vachev, Kamen Chanov, Georgi Georgiev and Petar Popov — provided comprehensive advice on the legal framework of this EUR 3.9 billion project.

Kinstellar advised Meridiam on all Bulgarian legal aspects of its bid for the Sofia Airport concession, including an in-depth legal due diligence of Sofia Airport, a review and analysis of the draft concession agreement, and full-fledged procurement support.

Diana Dimova, Managing Partner of Kinstellar’s Sofia office, comments: “We are pleased to have had the opportunity to advise the consortium on this major infrastructure project and are confident that Meridiam and Munich Airport will contribute significantly to the development of Sofia Airport in the years to come. This is a landmark project for Bulgaria and we are honoured to have been a part of it. Congratulations to all teams involved.’’

For more information please contact Diana Dimova, Partner, at