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Bulgaria

Banking, finance and capital markets
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 2

Dinova Rusev & Partners

The ‚Äėhighly professional and business-oriented‚Äô team at¬†Dinova Rusev & Partners¬†acts ‚Äėwith real care for its clients‚Äô needs‚Äô; it assists financial and payment institutions with debt restructuring, bond issuances and syndicated facility agreements, as well as providing compliance advice. Department head¬†Diana Valkova, who focuses on financial transactions and security-related work; Anelia Dinova, who acts on complicated financing and debt restructuring agreements; and Georgi Vladov, who specialises in advising on syndicated loans and regulatory compliance, are recommended.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

Dinova Rusev & Partners

Dinova Rusev & Partners¬†recently advised on deals in the food and beverage, mining, logistics and consumer goods sectors, among others. Major clients include Sephora, Marks & Spencer, McDonald's and 3M. Team head¬†Anelia Dinova, who focuses on foreign investments, and Iliya Grozdanov, who has experience in structuring, drafting and negotiating various types of commercial agreements, are noted. Georgi Vladov¬†advised an international private equity fund on the sale of one of the largest shopping centres in Sofia for ‚ā¨156m.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Dinova Rusev & Partners

Dinova Rusev & Partners specialises in energy and environmental disputes. In a recent highlight, Iliya Grozdanov acted on behalf of a major international corporation in the renewable energy sector in an investor-state dispute over a breach of the fair and equitable treatment clause of the Energy Charter Treaty. Konstantin Stambolov heads the team.

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 3

Dinova Rusev & Partners

Dinova Rusev & Partners¬†has a ‚Äėpersonal approach‚Äô towards its clients and shows ‚Äėthe utmost level of care, understanding and diligence‚Äô when advising on¬†abuse of dominant position, unfair competition and misleading advertising matters. Department head¬†Milen Rusev¬†advises on complex M&A deals from a competition perspective, and¬†Iliya Grozdanov¬†is ‚Äėvery responsive and dedicated‚Äô. The team acted for Eko Bulgaria in proceedings before the Bulgarian competition authority regarding a possible cartel in the motor fuel retail sector, where the client faced a fine of ‚ā¨30m. Sofia South Ring Mall and Sephora are also major clients.

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Energy and natural resources
Energy and natural resources - ranked: tier 3

Dinova Rusev & Partners

Dinova Rusev & Partners's team is led by¬†Iliya Grozdanov, who¬†advises on renewable and conventional energy matters; he recently defended Kaliakra Wind Power against a ‚ā¨3m claim by the National Electricity Company relating to the payment of balancing charges, which set a precedent in Bulgarian case law. Litigator¬†Konstantin Stambolov¬†and recently promoted senior associate¬†Radoslav Zahariev,¬†who¬†specialises¬†in electricity issues, are also key contacts. Other major clients include Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Bulgarian Energy Holding.

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Projects and PPP
Projects and PPP - ranked: tier 1

Dinova Rusev & Partners

Dinova Rusev & Partners' experience encompasses greenfield development projects, financing issues and PPP matters with notable expertise in the energy and mining sectors. Recent highlights include advising Bulgarian Energy Holding on the financing of the South Stream pipeline project, and assisting Imerys Minerals Bulgaria with issues relating to its mining projects in Bulgaria. Anelia Dinova leads the department, which also includes regulatory expert Milen Rusev, real estate project specialist Georgi Vladov, and Iliya Grozdanov, who focuses on the energy sector.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 3

Dinova Rusev & Partners

Dinova Rusev & Partners¬†has expertise in real estate matters involving large-scale shopping centres, as well as secured debt restructuring. Department head¬†Georgi Vladov¬†advises on construction-related projects and sale-purchase transactions for shopping malls, and the lease of office areas; Anelia Dinova¬†focuses on inward investment matters; and senior associate Gergana Chushkova¬†¬†has litigation experience. Major clients include Sofia South Ring Mall, Telerik and Ikea/House Market Bulgaria. The firm advised Assos Capital and AP Retail on the ‚ā¨156m sale of The Mall to Balkan Retail.

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Transport (including shipping)
Transport (including shipping) - ranked: tier 3

Dinova Rusev & Partners

Georgi Vladov leads the department at Dinova Rusev & Partners and has substantial experience in transport projects, shipping disputes and restructuring matters; the group also fields senior associates Ivelina Cherneva and Gergana Chushkova. The team also has notable shipping expertise and counts Economou Shipping Group, Crup and Enteria as clients.

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