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Milen Rusev

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Dinova Rusev & Partners


Co-founding partner of Dinova Rusev & Partners, Milen assists businesses across a range of industries to set up and expand their activities in the Bulgarian market. He has acted extensively in the field of company acquisitions and disposals and has substantial experience in advising on and drafting commercial contracts. He also undertakes regulatory work, specialising in advising listed companies on compliance. Milen's competition and antitrust practice includes representing clients before the Bulgarian Commission for Protection of Competition, particularly in relation to obtaining anti-monopoly clearances and licenses, and investigations of alleged breach of fair trading regulations. In the area of dispute resolution, Milen has experience ranging from debt recovery to breach of contract, and commercial- and employment-related disputes. In the field of energy and environment Milen advises on free market energy trading, obtaining licenses, and compliance with regulations and legislation. Milen also undertakes negotiations with the regulatory authorities.


Senior Associate, PI Partners; Freelance Translator of EC Law Access, Ministry of Justice and European Integration; Chief Expert, Bulgarian Commission for the Protection of Competition; Tax and Legal Advisor, Ernst & Young and Arthur Andersen.


English, French and Russian.


Stara Zagora Bar (admitted 2000).


LLM, College of Europe, Bruges (1996); LLM, Moscow State Institute for International Relations (MGIMO), Russia, Masters in Law (1994).


EU and competition

Within: EU and competition

Dinova Rusev & Partners has a ‘personal approach’ towards its clients and shows ‘the utmost level of care, understanding and diligence’ 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 ‘very responsive and dedicated’. 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 €30m. Sofia South Ring Mall and Sephora are also major clients.

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Projects and PPP

Within: Projects and PPP

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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