Nikolay Kolev is a counsel in Boyanov & Co specialising in corporate law/M&A, concessions and underground resources, energy, litigation and arbitration. He graduated from the legal faculty of the St Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia (LLM, 2005) and completed his PhD in civil and family law with the State and Law Institute at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (PhD, 2011). Mr Kolev is admitted to the Sofia Bar and is an associate professor in civil and family law at the State and Law Institute at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, where he chairs the Civil Law Department. He was a team member in a number of M&A transactions, such as the acquisition by Warburg Pincus of more than 20 cable and internet providers, the takeover of Bulgarian Plus business by Lidl, a number of arbitration disputes and administrative and commercial litigations of the Bulgarian companies of Dundee Precious Metals group, EVN group, Montupet, etc.