Nikolay Bebov, holder of LLM degrees from Columbia Law School in New York and the Sofia University Faculty of Law, has been leading Tsvetkova Bebov Komarevski’s financial services law group since 2001. He is a renowned securities and capital markets practitioner in Bulgaria, recognised by The Legal 500, IFLR1000, Best Lawyers and Chambers. He regularly advises issuers or underwriters of debt and equity securities and parties to other capital markets transactions (e.g., mandatory tender offers). He also advises financial sector clients on matters of prudential regulation, dispute resolution, licensing and authorisations, derivatives transactions and conduct of business rules. Nikolay also practises in the areas of banking laws and regulations; fintech; DLT and crypto-assets; and financial sector M&A, such as the acquisition of banks. Nikolay has also contributed to many professional publications about Bulgaria’s financial laws and regulations, including International Banking Law & Regulation and International Capital Markets Law and Regulation. He has been involved with the drafting of financial sector laws and regulations in Bulgaria and North Macedonia, recently regarding the transposition of the EU’s Covered Bond Directive. He is qualified as attorney and counsellor at law in Bulgaria and the State of New York.