Victor is а Partner at the Law Office. His sphere of expertise closely relates to а legal advisory on corporate issues, mediation, tax planning, and financing.  His international experience is enhanced by а law degree (LLM) from one of the most prestigious legal faculties in England – Queen Mary University of London. He holds a number of honors and awards, among which the most outstanding are “The Best Young Legal Expert in Bulgaria” and the award “The Best Young Lawyer in Bulgaria”. Victor is a manager of the Business Development and Strategy Department at Gugushev & Partners Law Office as well as President of FBN-Bulgaria Next Generation. Over the years, he has been a board member of various investment funds, as well as Director “Investors Relations”. He has been guest lector a number of times at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” and a member of the jury of the European Annual Awards of CEE Legal Matters. Victor is often a guest for interviews at national and international media. He has several publications. 

Awards & Rankings

  • „The Best Young Lawyer in Bulgaria“ from „National Justice Awards
  • „The Best Young Legal Expert in Bulgaria “ in the competition „Next Generation“
  • Leading Expert in the area of „Corporate Finances” - Global Law Experts 2016
  • Leading Expert in category „Considerable Achievements in Corporate Law – Bulgaria 2015“ - Corporate LiveWire Legal Awards
  • Award for special merit - Model UN
  • Еducational Initiative for Central and Eastern Europe scholarship recipient (2010) 

Professional experience 

Part of the clients Victor 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 center – 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

  • The Queen Mary University of London, England (2014 – 2015), Master of Laws
  • Sofia University Kliment Ohridski (2007 – 2012), Master of Laws
  • Sofia High School of Mathematics Paisii Hilendarski (2002 – 2007) 

Membership

  • Sofia Bar Association (2015 – current)
  • FBN-Bulgaria Next Generation (2015 – current)
  • International Bar Association (2014 – current)
  • Club to the Institute for Market Economics (2007 – current)
  • European Association of the Legal Students - England (2014 – 2015)
  • European Association of the Legal Students – Bulgaria (2007 – 2012)
  • General Assembly of Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” (2011 – 2012)
  • Monitoring Board of Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” (2011 – 2012)
  • General Assembly of the Faculty of Law, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” (2011 – 2012)
  • Faculty Council of the Faculty of Law, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” (2011 – 2012)

Languages: 

  • English