Yoanna Stefanova is a partner with NautaDutilh’s Corporate practice, focusing on private equity. She advises asset managers and private equity firms on the set-up and implementation of various structures as well as on the transactional aspects of investments and divestments, including in relation to financing, restructuring, refinancing, corporate governance and pre-insolvency matters.
Prior to joining NautaDutilh, Yoanna worked for several years at other international law firms in Luxembourg.
Yoanna holds a master’s degree in private international law from the Robert Schuman University in Strasbourg (1999) and completed the Cours complémentaires en droit luxembourgeois (CCDL) at the University of Luxembourg (2002).
Yoanna regularly publishes on selected legal topics and recently contributed to the Luxembourg Corporate M&A Guide (Mondaq, 2021) and a compendium released by Wolters Kluwer to mark the 100th anniversary of the Luxembourg Companies Act. Yoanna is a member of the editorial committee of ACE magazine, a monthly Luxembourg periodical on business, tax and accounting law.
Yoanna is recommended by IFLR1000 2020 for being “very responsive and helpful.” In addition to it, the Legal 500 2021 describes her as being “a key practitioner [who] combines both investment fund structuring expertise with M&A prowess”. She is also recognised by Chambers Europe.
Yoanna was admitted to the Luxembourg Bar in 2002.
She is fluent in French, English and Bulgarian.