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Kostadin Sirleshtov Takes Over as Managing Partner of CMS Bulgaria

Kostadin Sirleshtov Takes Over as Managing Partner of CMS Bulgaria


CMS has announced that Kostadin Sirleshtov has taken over as Managing Partner of the firm’s Bulgarian office from David Butts, who is stepping down after almost ten years in the role and retiring from the CMS partnership.

Sirleshtov has been a leader of the Energy practice of CMS in Bulgaria for over 13 years and has been Head of the CMS Energy practice for Central and Eastern Europe since 2014. According to CMS, "his area of expertise spans across oil and gas, conventional power, underground resources, nuclear energy, electricity, renewables, infrastructure, projects, PPP, public procurement. He has advised on all offshore oil & gas production concessions in Bulgaria and was involved in all recent tenders in the sector. He has advised a multitude of energy clients on their oil & gas exploration and production activities in Bulgaria."

Butts moved to Europe from his native Canada in 2001 to join Hayhurst Robinson as a partner in Budapest and Sofia. Five years later, in January 2006, the firm merged with CMS McKenna.

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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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