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    • Maria Danailova - Danailova, Todorov & Partners
    • Kaloyan Todorov - Danailova, Todorov & Partners

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Andrey Delchev and Partners - Eurolex Bulgaria advises the Ministry of Transport on the river port concessions of Ruse-East, and the Municipality of Ruse on all aspects of a PPP concession for the management of the Port of Pristis. The practice, led by Magdalena Valova, also handles major infrastructure projects, including Trace Sofia’s €195m restoration of the Plovdiv-Bourgas railroad and numerous zoning and public transport projects for the Municipality of Sofia.

Danailova, Todorov & Partners is a boutique transport firm, with key mandates concerning rail, road and air. Practice heads Kaloyan Todorov and Maria Danailova, who are ‘energetic and focused’, are advising Porr on a tender for the renovation of the Zmeyovo-Stara Zagora railway and are assisting Infosystems International with the production, implementation and commissioning of an AFCS for urban transport. The ‘innovative’ Ivaylo Danailov leads on aviation consumer protection.

Georgiev, Todorov & Co is ‘one of the best Bulgarian firms in the area of transport’. Alexander Pachamanov assisted VTB Capital with its bid for the aborted Sofia Airport concession; Ilian Beslemeshki advised ADM Bulgaria on shipping agent operation regulation; and Nikolay Lazarov represented the state before the Supreme Administrative Court in a case concerning objections to road toll regulation amendments.

Arsov Natchev Ganeva has a full-service aviation practice. The firm consulted for the Ministry of Transport regarding a future concession for Plovdiv Airport. It also advised Alitalia on its business operations in Bulgaria. Svetlana Ganeva is the name to note.

Boyanov & Co handles substantial aviation work. Raina Dimitrova has expertise in aircraft finance and public procurement. The firm advises Bulgaria Air Maintenance, as the lessor, on a contract with Lufthansa Technik for the construction and subsequent lease of new facilities. It also has experience advising facilities operators on government transport tenders.

Dobrev & Lyutskanov’s maritime practice, led by Roumen Lyutskanov, has notable experience handling maritime transportation contracts, litigation, and the arrest of Bulgarian vessels. The group also assists with maritime insurance matters. Katerina Gramatikova advised Triaena Maritime Security on the arrest of a ship for which it was providing security services.

Rossitsa Voutcheva heads BWSP Ilieva Voutcheva & Co Law Firm’s transport practice, which advises domestic and international haulage companies and airlines on operations in Bulgaria, and cargo-related disputes.

Dinova Rusev & Partners’ ongoing mandates include advising Economou Shipping on regulatory matters, and assisting Crup with a river navigation system for the Bulgarian Danube. Georgi Vladov is the main practitioner.

Kinkin & Partners handles shipping contracts, marine and cargo insurance and ship finance. The firm also represents clients in marine litigation concerning Bulgarian waters. Vladimir Kinkin is the key contact.

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