Diana Dimova

Kinstellar - Bulgaria

Managing Partner


Highly regarded

Women Leaders


Bar admissions:




Practice areas:

Private equity

Diana Dimova is the firm-wide Co-head of the Banking and Finance sector and Head of the Bulgarian M&A and Corporate practice. She is also counsel on large infrastructure projects. Her specialty is advising international companies on acquisitions and investments in Bulgaria, as well as corporate reorganisations and restructurings.

The diversity in Kinstellar is what sets us apart and is one of the pillars of our strength. We are committed to providing equal opportunities to everyone in recruitment, selection, training, promotion, redeployment and terms and conditions of employment. Our firm’s latest promotions perfectly illustrate our approach: all promotions to Partner are women with an exceptional track record and leadership skills.

Furthermore, six of the most senior roles firmwide are assigned to women, such as the head of the real estate and construction practice and the head of the automotive sector, both traditionally male-dominated fields.

  • Example: Advised Meridiam, a French infrastructure fund, leading a consortium that was announced as the preferred bidder for the 35-year concession of Sofia Airport valued at EUR 3.9 billion. Diana led on all aspects of the procurement procedure, due diligence and structuring of the consortium
  • Advised KBC Group on the EUR 610 million acquisition of United Bulgarian Bank and Interlease leasing company in Bulgaria from the National Bank of Greece. Diana led the full-scope due diligence, transactional assistance, and deal closing
  • Advised on the merger of United Bulgarian Bank and Cibank, covering full scope transaction assistance, structuring advice, TUPE-like transfer of over 2,500 employees, and merger approval in the framework of new legislation

  • International Bar Association

  • Practice Diploma in International M&A, The College of Law, London (2009)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in EU Law, King’s College London (2006)
  • LL.M., University St. Kliment Ohridski, Faculty of Law, Sofia, (2002)