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Ivan Jordanov

Jordanov, Ignatov, Ivanov Law Firm

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Real estate group, energy law, arbitration and litigation group.


Ivan Jordanov is a managing partner in the real estate and corporate law practice groups of Jordanov, Ignatov § Ivanov Law Firm. He has significant experience advising multinational and Bulgarian clients from various industries on real estate transactions, major international gas pipeline projects, and domestic and international arbitrations.


Bulgarian, English, Russian.


Bulgarian Bar Association, City of Sofia, Bulgaria; International Bar Association.


University of Sofia, (1997 Masters of Law).


Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Jordanov, Ignatov, Ivanov Law Firm represents clients in the energy, entertainment, real estate and construction sectors, among others, and ‘defends clients' interests effectively, combining a professional attitude with knowledge of industry processes and local and international regulations’. Major clients include Coca-Cola, Bulgarian Petroleum Company, Orbit and Residential Park Sofia. The team is ‘devoted to its work and capable of coping under pressure, and provides tailored business solutions’; it is headed by the ‘precise, efficient, technically strong and determinedDimitar Ivanov, who focuses on construction disputes, corporate litigation and unfair competition cases, and Ivan Jordanov, a ‘good strategic thinker with great commercial awareness’. Senior associate Svilen Babachev, who ‘works with passion and dedication backed by solid theoretical knowledge’, specialises in commercial, debt collection, insolvency, employment and taxation disputes. Ivanov successfully defended the Ministry of Energy against complaints by several international electricity companies that an export ban on electricity, which was imposed by the state for 27 days during the winter, was a violation of EU and international law.

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Energy and natural resources

Within: Leading individuals

Ivan Jordanov - Jordanov, Ignatov, Ivanov Law Firm

Within: Energy and natural resources

The 'logical, analytical and technically excellent' team at Jordanov, Ignatov, Ivanov Law Firm counts some of the biggest state-controlled companies in the renewable, oil and gas, and power sectors as its clients. The team is ‘client-centric and performance-driven, has ‘deep local expertise and is ‘focused on providing a quality service, applying a great deal of creativity in its problem solving’. ‘Impressive and knowledgeable' team heads Ivan Jordanov and Rumen Ignatov have ‘vast experience of big international projects’; along with Dimitar Ivanov, they acted for the Ministry of Energy on various legal and regulatory matters relating to the resumption of efforts to build the Belene Nuclear Power Plant, a project worth €600m. Senior associate Cveta Muleshkova joined from Spasov & Bratanov, and has expertise in gas pipeline and photovoltaic power plant projects as well as natural resources concessions.

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Real estate and construction

Within: Real estate and construction

Jordanov, Ignatov, Ivanov Law Firm advises on corporate real estate transactions, leasing agreements, due diligence of high-value acquisitions, and planning, building permits and developments. The firm has a ‘strong reputation’, ‘excellent expertise and prompt reactions’, and is highly regarded for its 'unparalleled regulatory knowledge and business understanding’. Ivan Jordanov heads the practice, and senior associate Nikolay Ignatov has experience in a variety of construction projects, including energy, industrial, office and residential developments; both ‘deeply impress clients ‘with their experience and business-oriented solutions’. The ‘always availableRumen Ignatov is also recommended. Long-term clients include Residential Park Sofia, Bulgarian Property Developments and Varna Logistics. The firm advised BPD Ringroad on the development of Sofia Ring Logistics Park, and is currently assisting the same client with the acquisition of an additional 13,500 square metres of land for the development of warehouses for Phoenix Pharma, one of the largest medical distributors in Bulgaria.

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