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Guergana Zabounova

Senior Associate

Guergana Zabounova

As a senior associate in the Banking and Finance practice, Guergana Zabounova has extensive experience in a broad range of asset finance work within the aircraft and rail industries. She has been involved in a variety of renewable energy transactions since she joined the firm in 2006, and is a qualified Bulgarian lawyer. Guergana has also acted for a number of French and international banks in relation to acquisition and syndicated financings both at domestic and cross-border level.

Areas of Focus

Representative Experience

Advising a large syndicate of banks regarding a €850m multi-currency revolving credit agreement to benefit a French global manufacturer of contact lenses.

Assisting the mandated lead arrangers and bookrunners in relation to a €700m revolving credit facility for Banque PSA, the financial division of group Peugeot-Citroën.

Advising agent and mandated lead arrangers in a €1.040bn financing regarding the acquisition by French sugar group Cristal Union of sugar beet producer Vermandoise Group.

Advising the agent in relation to the financing of the acquisition of Synovate by IPSOS for a total amount of €450m.

Advising a syndicate of lenders in relation to the financing of the first two acquisitions of Airbus A380-800 by Air France

Advising French and non-French lenders and airline companies on tax-driven schemes, finance leases, conditional sales, and loan facilities regarding Airbus, Boeing, and other aircraft.

Advising arrangers and lenders in relation to restructuring the financing of four wind farm projects as a result of a change in the borrowers' shareholders.

Advising arrangers and lenders about financing three wind farms of 16.1 MW, 13.8 MW, and 11.5 MW, and a private power transformer in France.

Advising a French bank in French Guyana on setting up a solar plant using a French tax-driven scheme and the 'Girardin' incentive mechanism.

Advising lenders on financing of nine solar plants, with total power capacity of 2.255 MW, located in the regions of Languedoc-Roussillon and PACA, France.

Advising the finance parties in relation to biomass and gas plant projects (ongoing).

Advising CACIB and HSBC in the financing of Teleperformance in connection with the acquisition by Teleperformance of Aegis US Inc.

Assisting Bpifrance Financement in connection with the financing of a methanisation plant in Ennezat, Puy-de-Dome area, France.

Advising the lenders in connection with a total of €85m term and revolving credit facilities for the benefit of the LPCR Group.

Advising the lenders in relation with a syndicated credit facility for Sonepar.

Advising La Banque Postale Credit Enterprises in relation with the financing of two solar plants in France.

Advising Credit Agricole Leasing and Factoring regarding a Pan-European Factoring program for €300m to favor a French company that leads the world in its sector.

Advising finance parties in relation to the sale to a Swiss investor of 44 wind farms in France with power capacity of 203 M KW.

Advising finance parties on setting up a master facilities agreement to benefit three SPC regarding financing of solar plants on private, public, and agricultural sites.

Advising lenders in connection with a US$3.8bn Bridge Loan Facility Agreement in favor of Capgemini regarding the financing of Capgemini's acquisition of Igate.

Advising syndicates of French and international banks regarding a €4.099bn term loan credit facility and €1.216bn revolving forward start credit facility for Banque PSA Finance.

Education and admissions


  • LL.M, Sofia University
  • Master in Management and Business Law, Paris Graduate School of Management
  • Master in Private Law, University of Strasbourg Robert Schuman

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • Bulgaria
  • Paris

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