Petar Ivanov

Senior Associate

Member of the financial services law practice in Bulgaria

Petar is a senior lawyer with the firm’s Financial Services Law Practice, extensive experience in financial sector regulation and ECM/DCM transactions, advising you in an ever-changing environment.

Petar Ivanov


Petar is senior associate part of the Financial Services Law practice in Eversheds Sutherland in Bulgaria

He joined the firm in 2017, and has been instrumental in the firm’s banking, financing and capital markets projects in Bulgaria, providing clients with both transaction support and legal advice on various regulatory matters.

With regulatory experience spanning across the breadth of financial services legislation Petar advises financial sector clients, including some of Bulgaria’s largest banks, investment firms and asset managers, on matters, such as regulatory capital, restructuring and resolution, prudential consolidation, conduct of business, market abuse prevention, managers remuneration, and the structuring of funds, banking, and investment products.

Petar regularly provides legal opinions to large local and international banking clients on matters such as the validity and enforceability of market standard derivatives and repo documentation and complex collateralization structures.

He is also instrumental in transactional work. Petar has advised clients in some of Bulgaria’s highest profile DCM and ECM transactions over the past years and provides support to both lenders and borrowers in international financing transactions. He regularly takes part in financial M&A transactions and private equity / VC investments.

Outside of advising clients, Petar regularly speaks at seminars and trainings, and contributes to various prestigious publications, as well as to the annual Hypostat survey of the European Mortgage Federation. He has co/authored works in English, German and Bulgarian.

Petar proactively contributes to various legislative initiatives in the field of financial law and has taken part in legislative drafting projects, both as part of a project team and pro bono.

Before joining the firm in Bulgaria, he worked as student assistant at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, where he took part in academic projects in the field of white-collar crime, tutored a class in criminal law and published his first academic paper.

Petar is passionate about developing the Bulgarian capital market. In his spare time, he enjoys travel and cooking.

Awards and Rankings

  • ranked as rising star for Bulgaria in IFLR1000 2021 and 2022 banking and finance rankings
  • ranked as associate to watch for Bulgaria in Chambers & Partners 2022 banking and finance rankings
  • member of the Bulgarian firm’s Tier 1 ranked banking and finance practice for Bulgaria in IFLR1000
  • member of the Bulgarian firm’s Tier 1 ranked banking and finance practice for Bulgaria in Legal 500
  • member of the Bulgarian firm’s Band 2 ranked banking and finance practice for Bulgaria in Chambers & Partners


Petar regularly presents on seminars, trainings, and other firm events.

He has also tutored a student class in criminal law at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich.