O’Melveny Worldwide

For over two decades Sevda Staykova has been advising on cross-border acquisitions, joint ventures, and corporate finance transactions in the UK and a number of other European countries.

Sevda has a wealth of experience advising buyers and sellers in private sales and acquisitions as well as corporate issuers in the US private placement market. She also represents investors on post-completion integration and reorganisation transactions.

Prior to joining O’Melveny, Sevda worked at another AmLaw 10 firm.

  • Represented Pharmaron on a number of UK acquisitions
  • Represented Huvepharma on a number of acquisition and disposals in Europe
  • Represented Bupa on its acquisition of LUXMED Group, the largest healthcare provider in Poland 
  • Represented Nordic Capital on its acquisition of The Binding Site Group, a UK diagnostics business
  • Advised portfolio companies of Seidler Equity Partners on acquisitions in Europe

  • Represented Strava in their acquisition of Fatmap
  • Represented HID Global on several of UK acquisitions
  • Represented the majority shareholder in an infrastructure joint venture with the Three Seas Initiative Investment Fund
  • Represented Advance Properties on their acquisition of Nova Broadcasting Group
  • Represented VinciWorks Holdings on their disposal of Vinci Legal
  • Represented Coller Capital, AlpInvest and Avenue Capital on a number of secondary transactions


  • Bulgarian
  • Russian


  • Supreme Court of England & Wales
  • Sofia Bar Association


  • Central European University, LL.M., International Business Law
  • T.M.C. Asser Instituut, Post-Graduate Program in International Trade and Business Law
  • Sofia University School of Law, Master’s Degree