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Bulgarian First Investment Bank Head of Legal Takes on Chief Legal and Compliance Officer Roles

Bulgarian First Investment Bank Head of Legal Takes on Chief Legal and Compliance Officer Roles

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Iliana Byanova has been promoted from the role of Head of Legal to that of Chief Legal and Compliance Officer at First Investment Bank in Sofia. 

Byanova first joined the bank in September 2008 as a legal advisor and was promoted to Head of Legal in December 2011. Before that she was an Associate with Gugushev & Partners between 2007 and 2008 and held previous positions as Legal Counsel with Sofbuild & Co Ltd. and Comac Medical Ltd. 

In her new C-suite role, she is responsible for four additional departments within the company in addition to legal: AML, Regulations & Standards, Customer Complaints, and Control of Investment Services & Activities.

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Schoenherr is a leading full-service law firm in Central and Eastern Europe. With 13 offices located in Belgrade, Bratislava, Brussels, Budapest, Bucharest, Chisinau, Istanbul, Ljubljana, Prague, Sofia, Vienna, Warsaw and Zagreb, as well as country desks for Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro and Ukraine, Schoenherr provides its clients with comprehensive coverage of the CEE/SEE region. More than 300 legal professionals work across borders in both a centralized and de-centralized manner, according to the individual client’s needs and requirements. Quality, flexibility, innovation and practice-oriented solutions for complex assignments in the field of business law are at the core of the Schoenherr philosophy.

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