Dimitrinka is a Senior Partner and the Head of the firm’s corporate practice. She advises on a wide range of corporate issues, in particular on M&A, private equity and venture capital investments, corporate reorganisations and joint ventures. She also has rich experience in financing and the security arrangements related thereto. Dimitrinka speaks English and is recommended by the international legal directories IFLR1000 and Legal 500. 

„Reliable“ Dimitrinka Metodieva is recommended for her „detailed theoretical and practical“ knowledge.Legal 500 (2018) 

Awards & Rankings  

  • Leading/Highly Regarded Lawyer in the areas of Banking and Finance and M&A for Bulgaria - IFLR1000 (2015 - 2020)
  • Ranked Lawyer in the area of Corporate/Commercial Law/M&A, Banking & Finance and Capital Markets for Bulgaria – Legal 500 (2016 – 1018) 

Professional experience 

Part of the clients Dimitrinka advised are: 

  • Morgan Stanley Senior Funding, Inc., USA – advised on the Bulgarian security documents in relation to USD 2 billion credit facility provided by a syndicate of banks to Sensata Technologies Group
  • International Financial Corporation – advised on 80 million credit facility, provided to Kaufland Bulgaria EOOD and Co EOOD, and the collateral related thereto
  • MRI Construction Ireland Ltd., Ireland - EUR 23 million project financing provided by a syndicate of banks for the development of four vacation complexes in Razlog region
  • Hareon Solar Technology Co., Ltd., China - acquisition of a company, developing a photovoltaic power plant as well as on further financing of its activity by Chinese Development Bank
  • Alpiq Holding AG, Switzerland -  acquisition of two companies, owners of wind parks in Bulgaria
  • El Sewedy Electric S.A.E., Egypt - acquisition of majority stake in a Bulgarian company, developing a wind park project
  • Northridge Capital, UK - real estate investments: vacation complex at the Bulgarian seaside and a landmark office in Sofia centre – Polygraphia Office Centre
  • Debt Collection Agency JSC, Bulgaria - sale of the company, specialised in acquiring debt portfolios to a financial services provider, headquartered in Norway
  • Management Financial Group JSC, Bulgaria - acquisition of Svea Finance Bulgaria Ltd, a company specialized in the purchase of debt portfolios and debt collection
  • Icom Ltd., Bulgaria - sale of a majority stake in a company active in the sector of telematic electronic equipment and services, to Viasat Group, Italy 

Education 

  • Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski (1998 – 2003), Master of Laws
  • The College of Law of England and Wales (2008), Practical Diploma in International Mergers and Acquisitions 

Membership 

  • Sofia Bar Association

Publications 

  • Changes in the Investment Promotion Act:

http://issuu.com/jakepowers/docs/expert_guide_-_mergers___acquisitio/71?e=3615184%2F3426575

  • Changes in the Bulgarian Law, IFLR 1000 

Languages 

  • English