Yoanna Stefanova is a local partner in our corporate practice. She specialises in private equity and M&A with a focus on private equity real estate funds and cross-border transactions. Yoanna advises private equity houses and investment banks on transactions relating to corporate structures and assists with the set-up and implementation thereof from the investment through the divestment phase. This includes the due diligence process, drafting and negotiating the acquisition, partnership, private funds, co-investment, joint venture and management incentive documentation as well as the divestment documentation through public or private sale. She also provides ongoing advice through the life of the structures in relation to financing, restructuring, refinancing, corporate governance and pre-insolvency matters.
Prior to joining NautaDutilh Avocats Luxembourg, Yoanna practiced for several years at other reputed international law firms in Luxembourg.
Yoanna obtained her Master's degree in International Private Law from the Robert Schuman University in Strasbourg (1999). She then completed the Cours Complémentaires de Droit Luxembourgeois (CCDL) at the University of Luxembourg (2002).
Yoanna has published various articles on issues of Luxembourg corporate law and is a member of the editorial committee of ACE Magazine – Accounting, Tax, Audit, Business Law in Luxembourg.
Yoanna has been recommended by legal directories Chambers Europe, 2018 and The Legal 500, 2018. She is described as having "a strong private equity focus".
Yoanna was admitted to the Luxembourg Bar in 2002.
Yoanna is fluent in French, English and Bulgarian.