The main goal of Cathay Associates Sofia is to remain true to our partnership values: team work and consensus. The firm makes its first priority to be attentive to its clients’ needs and to fully collaborate with them in order to achieve the best results. The team has been on the Bulgarian market for 20 years and maintains a constantly growing internationally oriented practice. One of its main assets is the ability to create a great working environment which is to produce the best lawyers and to provide clients with a high quality service.

Year of establishment: 1994

Number of staff: 27


  • Advisory services with respect to all business and operating issues of the Sofia Water Concessionaire;
  • Privatization consultancy for the purchaser of Bulgarian Telecommunications Company;
  • General legal advice to the financial institutions providing syndicated loan of 835,000,000 Euro for the project financing of the new 800 mW power plant construction, sponsored by AES.

Awards and recognitions:
Legal500 EMEA Leading Firm

Local specialities in addition to our Key Practices and Key Industries:
Restructuring and insolvency




Ivaylo Balkanski
Dimiter Smilenov
Managing Partner




4, Kouzman Shapkarev Str. 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria
+359 2 9802403