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Georgiev, Todorov & Co

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Established 30 years ago, Georgiev, Todorov & Co. is well-known for its strong market understanding, ssuccessful legal representation to key local and international companies, as well as its extensive experience in arbitration procedures. It is one of the leading Bulgarian law firms in the Dispute Resolution field for over three decades. The law firm has …

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Boyanov & Co.

Praised as an ‘excellent team of talented lawyers with distinguished expertise’, Boyanov & Co. maintains its reputation as one of the premier Bulgarian firms in the dispute resolution space. The team is noted for its multi-disciplinary approach and capability across multiple sectors, frequently representing various entities in both domestic and cross-border disputes related to banking, energy, real estate, construction and intellectual property. Head of the dispute resolution practice group, Kina Chuturkova, previously served as a Supreme Court judge and regularly handles both employment litigation, whilst Boyko Voynov is another key litigator and a specialist in alternative dispute resolution.

Practice head(s):

Kina Chuturkova

Other key lawyers:

Boyko Voynov; Radoslav Alexandrov


‘The team is very competent in relevant subjects and professional in communication with its clients.’

‘Kina Chuturkova has a clear view on legal problems, full availability and knowledge of practicalities of local litigation.’

‘Excellent team of talented lawyers with distinguished expertise, knowledge and skills.’

‘Open to client’s requirements, extremely adaptable and agile.’

Key clients

Eurobank Bulgaria

Ideal Standard – Vidima

Solvay Sodi


Philip Morris


Behr-Hella Thermoconsult

International Investment Bank

The Coca-Cola Company




Prodea Investments

Dundee Precious Metals Chelopech

TNT Bulgaria

Top Hospital Services

Work highlights

  • Advised and represented Solvay Sodi in a number of administrative and court proceedings related to an administrative act of the State Reserves and Wartime Stocks State Agency.
  • Represented two companies of Chanel Group in legal action against the Bulgarian company Rezon on the website of which economic operators advertise and offering for sale counterfeit goods bearing signs identical with the registered well-known trademarks of “Chanel”.
  • Represented Dundee Precious Metals Chelopech in two parallel court proceedings concerning claims of the Minister of Energy for penalties allegedly owed by Dundee for partial non-compliance with annual investments.


The team at CMS leverages the strength of the firm’s international network to handle a diverse portfolio of domestic and cross-border mandates, involving litigation, arbitration and mediation; representing clients across a range of sectors including IP-heavy sectors, insurance, public procurement and employment. The team is chiefly engaged on disputes pertaining to post-M&A issues, contracts, construction projects, insolvency and tort law. The practice group is jointly led by two lawyers: partner Assen Georgiev, who is an expert in litigation and alternative dispute resolution, and counsel Antonia Kehayova. Other notable names within the group include Anna Tanova and Yana Antonova.

Practice head(s):

Assen Georgiev; Antonia Kehayova

Other key lawyers:

Anna Tanova; Yana Antonova


‘The team is always available and quickly reacting on our requests for various kinds of issues. The new team-members nominated to our service get quickly involved and acting professionally.’

‘Quick and professional reaction on all matters sent to CMS for legal consultation or action.’

‘The CMS dispute practice is very practically orientated and the advice they are providing helps us to understand the situation in a clear manner. CMS provides users friendly advice and manage the clients expectations.’

‘Assen Georgiev is the lawyer that stands out and you feel that he knows what he is doing with a professional approach.’

Key clients

Xylem Water Solutions Sweden

Kooperatsiya Paralel 2000

Embassy of Portugal in Bulgaria

ZAD Allianz Bulgaria

Delvag Versicherungs

Classic Air Representations

Espe Energy Bulgaria

Work highlights

  • Acted for Xylem Water Solutions Sweden in an international commercial arbitration case administered by the ICC International Court of Arbitration with regard to a commercial dispute.
  • Defended hydropower producer Kooperatsiya Parallel 2000 in a post-privatisation dispute initiated by Bulgaria’s Public Enterprises and Control Agency.
  • Advised the Lufthansa Group owned insurance company Delvag with regard to a large value insurance event in Bulgaria including criminal investigation check and insurance claim matter advice under Bulgarian law.

Dimitrov, Petrov & Co

Whilst principally sought after for its work in regulatory litigation, the dispute resolution practice at Dimitrov, Petrov & Co also handles a wealth of critical mandates concerning commercial arbitration and litigation, cross-border debt recovery, real estate disputes and public procurement review. As a full-service business law firm, the team regularly acts on behalf of clients before Bulgarian regulators as well as international arbitrations, including under ICC rules. Co-team leaders Metodi Baykushev and Pencho Stanchev  have a strong track record for commercial dispute resolution, international arbitration and state court litigation. They are supported by partner Alexander Todorov , who is a specialist in the real estate space. Other names of note include Donka Stoyanova and Encho Simeonov, who is praised as ‘brilliant at building a case’.

Practice head(s):

Metodi Baykushev; Pencho Stanchev

Other key lawyers:

Alexander Todorov; Encho Simeonov; Donka Stoyanova


‘The whole team is extremely knowledgeable, reliable and efficient. They work very well as a team which enables them to deliver excellent results within challenging deadlines.’

‘Pencho Stanchev and Alexander Georgiev – they are always available and extremely helpful. Pencho manages the team really well and ensures all your needs are satisfied.’

‘DPC have a rather big and extremely well-performing dispute resolution team. The team consists of smart and friendly young people that have proven to be also excellent at court. Currently they represent us in an ICC arbitration procedure that we have initiated against a former partner of ours. DPC lawyers have been doing great so far.’

‘Encho Simeonov is very intelligent, calm and well-prepared, just brilliant at building a case. He used to be a judge and knows in detail all court procedures. Communication is very smooth and friendly.’

‘Unique expertise and legal knowledge – that’s for me the most important and what makes DPC stand out. When it comes to dispute, I feel safe that I have the best counsels to defend my interest.’

‘Pencho Stanchev and Alexander Georgiev – what a dream team! Pencho is already a partner and the promotion is more than deserved and expected! He is impeccable, reliable, and easy going in terms of communication. The hard-working and brilliant Alexander is the next big star of the team! He is amazing young talent with sharp mind and quick reactions. His efficiency is incredible – he works is such a fast pace!’

Key clients

Ribno Stopanstvo

Alpiq Energy

United Bulgarian Bank


Inekon Group






Diana Ivanchova

Van Ameyde International

Work highlights

  • Advised Ribno Stopanstvo on a complex shareholders dispute regarding the ownership of shares from a joint-stock company and obtained a security order from a court which prohibited the counter-parties from exercising their voting rights on the shares.
  • Represented United Bulgarian Bank in a series of lawsuits related to payment fraud.
  • Represented Inekon Group on a case regarding recovering receivables of the latter from Sofia Municipality.

Dinova Rusev & Partners

Dinova Rusev & Partners is home to a leading dispute resolution practice in the energy sector, regularly instructed on complex and high-value cases pertaining to rulings of the energy regulator. Notable from the firm’s client base are Kaliakra Wind Power and Terna Energy. The team is also strong across arbitration and commercial litigation, offering services that cover the full life-span of commercial disputes. Konstantin Stambolov leads most of the firm’s civil and administrative cases, in addition to heading up the team. Elsewhere in the team, Iliya Grozdanov is praised for her ‘wide knowledge on legal matters’ and is a key litigator in the energy space, directing much of the practice group’s work in that area.

Practice head(s):

Konstantin Stambolov

Other key lawyers:

Iliya Grozdanov


‘We have excellent timely support from the team. They know both our local presence, but also corporate policies and practices. We cooperate closely. Also our contacts are working on a task from any kind of perspective what a certain issue may cause.’

‘Iliya Grozdanov has wide knowledge on legal matters, good coverage of the specifics of the business.’

‘The team completely fulfils my requirements for working with a legal firm. Exceptional communication, very good research on each topic we have discussed and worked on.’

‘Everything is done on time and the team always proposes several approaches to each legal case.’

Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov

One of the largest dispute resolution teams in the Bulgarian market, the team of seasoned litigators at Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov is in demand for its ability to handle a full-spectrum of matters across the real estate, intellectual property, public procurement and tax sectors, focusing on high-value commercial litigation and international arbitration. Team leader Angel Ganev is singled out for his ‘high professional knowledge and skills in the field of commercial law’ and regularly appears before both domestic courts and international arbitration institutions. Gergana Monovska is renowned for acting on behalf of clients in high profile energy and financial disputes. Valentin Bojilov  is active on disputes arising out of the M&A and banking sectors.

Practice head(s):

Angel Ganev

Other key lawyers:

Anton Krustev; Valentin Bojilov; Gergana Monovska


‘The law firm DGKV provided us a wide range of legal services. Еach of the lawyers we worked with has a narrow specialization in their field. Everyone has excellent communication skills.’

‘Angel Ganev leads the team working on our project and established the relationship with us as a customer. Нe has high professional knowledge and skills in the field of commercial law, international supplies, court procedures and arbitration. He was very responsible and does the best for us.’

Key clients

Intercom Group


PJSC Power Machines

Blocks Group

Bulgarian Mezzanine Partners

Teva Pharmaceuticals Europe


MVM Partner

Chardash Trading

Mechel International Holding

Mechel Carbon

Work highlights

  • Represented Mechel International Holding and Mechel Carbon AG in a registered pledge collection matter against Thermal Power Plant Pleven and Thermal Power Plant Rousse.
  • Provided legal advice to Bulgarian Mezzanine Partners through a public procurement bid process awarded by Fund Manager of Financial Instruments in Bulgaria.
  • Advised NASEKOMO on several civil and administrative litigation matters in relation to the establishment of its industrial-scale production facility in Bulgaria.

Georgiev, Todorov & Co

‘Very well-developed, with long-term experience in the field and specific industry knowledge’ describes the dispute resolution team at Georgiev, Todorov & Co. The practice group handles a broad range of commercial disputes, including litigation, administrative proceedings and arbitration. The team are preferred advisors for several notable Bulgarian entities, blue-chip multinationals, and industry-specific clients for whom the team leverage their experience across transport, agriculture and manufacturing to provide a full-suite of dispute resolution services. Founder and senior partner Ivan Todorov leads the team alongside experienced litigator Arno Mamasyan, who is praised for his ‘great decision-making skills, eye for detail and excellent analysis of risks’. Tsvetelina Dimitrova  is another important contact within the group, who she sees frequent engagement on complex administrative and commercial disputes. ‘Great litigator’ Miglena Peneva specialises across real estate and construction, territorial planning and concessions.

Practice head(s):

Ivan Todorov; Arno Mamasyan

Other key lawyers:

Miglena Peneva; Tsvetelina Dimitrova; Mariya Derelieva


‘Potential clients should be aware of the teams exceptional professional knowledge in the legal field, exceptional quality of work, speed in solving diverse cases and incredible flexibility in work which allows them to comply with any interest.’

‘The lawyers we regularly work with are Arno Mamasyan, who has outstanding negotiation skills, great analytical skills, is very organized, and a great team player.’

‘Georgiev, Todorov & Co. has been our main legal advisor for over a decade. The reason we chose the firm is the excellent reputation and success rate in multiple fields including dispute resolution. The law firm has a team of partners, associates and jurisconsults who are all prepared to defend the interests of clients in court, have excellent research skills and are able to negotiate the best possible solutions for various legal matters. We fully trust them due to their expertise and long-term experience, as well as the conflict management and exceptional teamwork.’

‘Miglena Peneva is not only an expert in the real estate field, but also a great litigator, who makes us feel that our interest are properly protected in court and before administrative bodies no matter how complex our legal matters are. She is very easy to communicate with, very persuasive in court and knows our business in detail. We value her positive attitude and compassion toward our issues.’

‘The team is very well developed, with long-term experience in the field and specific industry knowledge. The reason why we chose to work with them is their exceptional negotiation skills, problem-solving approach and communication skills. They have represented multiple local and international companies on all court instances, including in the EU courts, and this is an additional prerequisite for trusting them for our legal matter.’

‘Georgiev, Todorov & Co is one of the best law firms in Bulgaria for dispute resolution. What impressed us the most is the high standard of work of the lawyers. The whole team consists of skilled and diligent specialists with great attention to details.The expertise in multiple sectors distinguishes the law firm and lets them meet all of our requirements.Тhe team is committed, fully understands our needs, and therefore develops a strategy which matches both our litigation and business objectives.’

‘The team has been a leader in the dispute resolution field for over 20 years. This is the reason we trusted them for three high profile and high value matters. They also have specific energy and natural resources knowledge, which makes our company feel better protected. The team offers diversity of both partners and associates with excellent negotiation skills, analytical approach and high success rate. We have been working with them for several years on various legal matters and they have never disappointed us.’

Key clients

Acibadem City Clinic Tokuda Hospital

Acibadem City Clinic University Hospital

ADM Bulgaria Trading

Advance Properties

Agriculture State Fund

AG Capital

Albena Sport 2000


Asarel Medet

Aurubis Bulgaria

Balkam Group

BMF Port Burgas


Bulgarian National Bank

Bulgarian Posts

Bulgarian Branch Chamber “Roads

Bulgarian Telecommunications Company

Commission for Protection against Discrimination


Contract City


Dolna Mitropoliya Municipality

Dundee Precious Metals

Este Properties

Euromax Services

Bulgarian Chamber of Mining and Geology

Galchev Engineering

Gimel Organic

Grand Energy Distribution


Heating Plant Bobov (ТEC Bobov Dol)

Hemus Motorways

Hydroinject & Subev 2002

Hydro Power Utilities

Institute for Medical Research

International Asset Bank

KG Maritime Shipping


MBAL Evropa

MBAL Uni Hospital


Moution Arts

Ministry of Agriculture, Foods and Forestry

MTK Trans

Multi Had

National Association of Property Developers

Nexo Capital

NURTS Digital

Port of Burgas

Private Bailiff Chamber

Proshek Immobilien

Sliven Municipality

Agricultural State Fund

Sliven Municipality

Shalev Investment Group

Supreme Bar Council



Tobo Group

Toplivo Corporation

Toplofikacia Pernik

Toplofikacia Ruse

Toplofikacia Sliven

Union of the Producers of Green Energy

Vatia Holding


Yambol Municipality

Water Supply and Sewerage, Smolyan city


Work highlights

  • Represented Dundee Precious Metals in several cases against the Council of Ministers and the Director of the Director of the Basin Directorate “Eastern White Sea Region” Plovdiv.
  • Represented Thermal power plant Maritsa 3 in two high profile significant cases against AEC Kozloduy and against a Decision of the Energy and the Water Regulatory Commission.
  • Appointed as the external law firm protecting the interests of Bulgarian Posts in several court cases.

Kambourov & Partners

‘Specialised in litigation and arbitration in all business areas’, the dispute resolution practice group at Kambourov & Partners has significant experience domestic and international arbitration proceedings, rendering them firm of choice for a broad roster of distinguished clients. The sizeable team excels in multi-jurisdictional commercial litigation, competition law, energy and project finance disputes and intellectual property litigation, amongst others. Team members of note include partner Emil Emanuilov, who heads the department and was praised for his ‘exceptional expertise in all and any dispute resolution and litigation matters’. He is supported by founding partner Yavor Kambourov and associate Ivaylo Nikolov.

Practice head(s):

Emil Emanuilov

Other key lawyers:

Ivaylo Nikolov; Hristina Kirilova; Yavor Kambourov


‘The team provides prompt and high-quality services where the motivation of the lawyers and their level of expertise are constantly expressed. We assess the level of service as excellent and we emphasize that the answers to the legal questions were provided by Kambourov & Partners law office in due time. Responses were accurate and always provided in close cooperation with in-house lawyers of the company.’

‘Kambourov & Partners has a dream DR team. They are efficient, results-driven and always get to the core of the matter. They have been advising us on multi-party arbitration proceedings for several years and during that time, they have been quick to respond to any questions we have had every time. We always get updates in a clear, understandable way. The team is sharp and aligned. For us, they are the winning team.’

‘Emil Emanuilov is one of the best litigators we have ever seen. He has it all: exceptional knowledge, impeccable language skills, and a winning mentality. He also has the vision to be a great leader of his team which is very important to us. Ivaylo Nikolov is an up-and-coming litigator. He is very calm and a true pleasure to work with. He is thorough in legal analysis and has excellent communication skills.’

‘Kambourov offers the most complete dispute resolution practice on the market with an extensive experience of over thirty years. They are specialised in litigation and arbitration in all business areas and are a first choice for complex multijurisdictional or multiparty cases. They handle matters with intelligence and a strategic commercial approach and you can always count on their impeccable judgement and insight. They really stand out among their peers not only due to the experience and knowledge, but also because of their attitude, honesty and ethics.’

‘All individuals carry the distinct work culture of Kambourov – one of hard work, thoroughness, commercial approach, transparency and attentiveness. Emil Emanuilov is an outstanding dispute resolution lawyer, with extraordinary capacity to handle complex matters. His experience, intelligence, strategic thinking and relentlessness are really one of a kind. He is technically brilliant and exceptional in court. Ivaylo Nikolov is another individual who deserves all the praise. Quick on his feet, smart, exhaustive and highly dedicated are just a few of Ivaylo’s traits that make him an exceptional litigator.’

‘The firm is providing various options for solving problems. Quality procedural behavior in a courtroom, creating a sense of security. In-depth commercial awareness and thus always a competent analysis of the relevant legal framework and case law. No specific innovation to mention. Just professional approach, fast and accurate consulting.’

‘The main lawyers from Kambourov & Partners we have been working the most are Ivaylo Nikolov and especially Emil Emanuilov. The above mentioned lawyers are responsive, correct and available at any time. Their attitude to work is analytical, professional and competent.’

Key clients


Chivas Holding

Kalli Trade

Patni Nastilki

Piraeus Properties

American College of Sofia (ACS)

Bulgarian Football Union

Bulgarian Telecommunications Company

Viva Telecom Bulgaria

Highberg Solution


Bulgarian Export Insurance Agency (BAEZ)

Imex Group

First Investment Bank

Strabag AG

Consortium HSS-Monolit Sofia


Bulgarian Industrial Engineering Management (BIEM)

Katarzyna Estate

Fix Finance Limited, South Management Company & Burgas Plaza

UniCredit Bulbank

University Specialised Hospital for Active Treatment of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Deutsche Bank

Work highlights

  • Represented Investbank before all court instances in three separate cases.
  • Represented the Bulgarian Telecommunications Company in commercial, IP and financial disputes.
  • Represented Strabag AG in a dispute with regard to performed reconstruction and rehabilitation works.

Andrey Delchev and Partners - Eurolex Bulgaria

Andrey Delchev and Partners - Eurolex Bulgaria is best known for handling a series of cases arising out of regulatory and public procurement disputes, often high-value and complex litigation on behalf of public bodies such as the Energy and Water Regulation Commission. Practice head and founding partner Andrey Delchev counts commercial disputes, utilities regulation and public law as among his specialisms, as well as commercial litigation. Concessions expert Magdalena Valova advises on complex litigation cases.



Practice head(s):

Andrey Delchev

Other key lawyers:

Magdalena Valova


‘In my experience the practice stands out with its excellent, honest and loyal treatment of its clients. Their key strength is their expertise, experience and understanding of business. I feel very secure with them on our company’s side and would recommend them to any other enterprise that seeks competent legal advice on complicated issues.’

‘Our business is handled on the level of the senior partners, almost exclusively by the attorney Magdalena Valova. I have been working with her for years and have always found her to be extremely competent, talented, well-prepared, and professional.’

Key clients

CEZ Group

Fresh Media Group

Bulvest Print

Energy and Water Regulation Commission

Trace Group Hold

Nova City Residents

Specialized Hospital for Active Treatment of Spine

Treger Limited

WSS Association – Targovishte Region


Work highlights

  • Represented the Energy and Water Regulation Commission in a series of legal proceedings before the administrative courts.
  • Represented Treger in a high-profile court case against the local Water Supply and Sanitation Services operator.
  • Represented Bulvest Print in a dispute concerning the failure for payment by one of its counter-parties under contracts concluded for the preparation of printing products.

Atanassov & Ivanov Law Firm

The multi-disciplinary team at Atanassov & Ivanov Law Firm draws from its breadth of sector-specific knowledge to provide litigation expertise across the commercial, corporate, tax and employment spaces. Two key litigators jointly head the team: Ilian Ivanov and Stoyan Atanassov, who are described as ‘true and dedicated professionals’. The team also includes Maria Dimitrova, who has considerable experience advising on employment disputes and regulatory matters.

Practice head(s):

Iliyan Ivanov; Stoyan Atanassov

Other key lawyers:

Maria Dimitrova


‘Atanassov & Ivanov has been our trusted partner and advisor for more than two decades. We highly value their expertise, attention to detail, fast and straight-forward communication. Always satisfied with the services provided. From beginning to end they provide clear explanation of the processes, present the options and recommendations, and provide with exactly what is needed in each specific case. Always focused on practical solutions rather than theorizing.’

‘Iliyan Ivanov and Stoyan Atanassov are true and dedicated professionals – knowledgeable, efficient and customer focused. Making it easy to understand what is behind different legal actions available to opt from. Extremely proactive and supportive in helping to make the right decision and to achieve the most beneficial result.’

‘In my opinion, Atanassov & Ivanov Law Firm has deep knowledge and diverse expertise in legal areas that are key and most important to local and international businesses across corporate, M&A, day-to-day commercial transactions, employment, migration, debt collection, litigation, tax and regulatory matters. Teamwork, collaboration, flexibility and creativity distinguish our experience throughout our long-lasting collaboration with Atanassov & Ivanov. Atanassov & Ivanov has built a team of professionals responding to their clients’ needs seamlessly and efficiently. All this helped Atanassov & Ivanov to build a reputation for handling the highest-profile matters and solving complex corporate, regulatory and litigation challenges for local and international businesses.’

Key clients

Park Place Energy

Major Bulgarian Food Producer

Unicredit Bulbank

Unicredit Leasing


Colour Mark

Elton Corporation

Asset Management Company

Bulgarian Bread Producer

Ms Tsvetlina Bochevska-Todorova

Work highlights

  • Represented Toyota Balkans on a dispute with a group of companies belonging to a former Toyota retailer which filed several complaints against the client before the Bulgarian Protection of Competition Commission.
  • Acted on a number of complex insolvency, asset repatriation and debt recovery procedures for UniCredit Bulbank.

Jordanov, Ignatov, Ivanov Law Firm

Seasoned litigator Dimitar Ivanov, an expert on construction disputes and commercial disputes, heads the practice at Jordanov, Ignatov, Ivanov Law Firm alongside Ivan Jordanov. The ‘exceptional team’ of litigators and arbitrators has a first-rate track record representing a diverse roster of clients on insolvency, group litigation and tax disputes; frequently acting before the Supreme Court and, on an international level, in ICC arbitrations. The firm is notable for its work for the government in the energy space. Svilen Babachev is another key member of the practice group.

Practice head(s):

Dimitar Ivanov; Ivan Jordanov

Other key lawyers:

Svilen Babachev


‘The team is correct, provides feedback on the tasks assigned timely and in details, advice had always be useful so far, the team is reliable, experienced and with excellent communication and knowledge about its clients.’

‘The people in charge respond quickly, adequately and with useful proposals. Correct and reliable.’

‘They have high business standards and they are very resourceful, they have more plans than just Plan A. And they are very fast and careful with their work which is a combination hard to find.’

‘Jordanov, Ignatov & Ivanov Law Firm has an exceptional team where people work in a coordinated and impactful way. They are always on time and give pragmatic advice. They try to find balanced and pragmatic solutions to disputes.’

‘The individuals are experts in their areas with deep and insightful knowledge.’

‘We have already worked with the same team for more than five years and the legal team acquired a very good knowledge about our methodology, projects and clients. We appreciate a lot the responsiveness and the short time needed for the legal team to enter into the specific case and propose variant solutions.’

‘We work closely with Svilen Babachev and Dimitar Ivanov. Both of them are excellent professionals. They act proactively, communicate with us all possible lines of action and advise us what to do in order to have higher chances of success.’

Key clients

Core Construction

Ministry of Energy

Coca Cola

Bulgarian Energy Holding

National Palace of Culture

Fais Group

Polaris 8

Esha Bulgaria

Pleven Retail Centre

Bulgarian Property Developments (part of Tavistock Group)

Lindner Holding Bulgaria


Varna Logistics

Consumers Legal Aid Association

Active Mind

Thrax Invest



Mundus Services

Behr-Hella Thermocontrol

Iztok Parkside

Leader 96

Work highlights

  • Represented Leader 96 in a number of legal disputes in Bulgaria and abroad covering wide legal areas such as sale of goods, intellectual property rights, insolvency and competition law.
  • Acted for Coca Cola in matter concerning their major warehousing facility in Bulgaria near Sofia.
  • Defended the Bulgarian State in two trials, arising from a concession agreement executed by the State back in 1999 for a period of thirty years.


Noted for possessing ‘excellent knowledge in applicable litigation rules, as well as a commercial approach’, the team at Kinstellar represents both foreign and domestic investors in complex disputes arising out of the energy, tax, insurance and real estate sectors. Antonia Mavrova co-leads the practice group, specialising in real estate litigation and alternative dispute resolution, alongside counsel Mladen Minev who is notable for his acumen in international arbitration proceedings. Atanas Mihaylov is a further important member of the team.

Practice head(s):

Antonia Mavrova; Mladen Minev

Other key lawyers:

Atanas Mihaylov


‘Kinstellar showed flexibility and were ready to find solutions in complicated situations for us.’

‘Very strong team, each of the lawyers has excellent knowledge in the field the applicable litigation rules, as well as commercial approach. They discuss the cases with the client on regular bases and propose adequate solutions.’

‘Antonia Mavrova and Atanas Mihailov are both very good professionals, able to provide necessary support quickly and according to the client’s needs. Antonia gives timely and commercially driven advice; she is dedicated to her work and manages to deal with even the most complex situations.’

Key clients

Galleria Burgas



Syneos Health Bulgaria

Work highlights

  • Represented a European insurance company in court proceedings related to marine insurance.
  • Represented NovEnergia’s subsidiariesin a dispute with the Energy and Water Regulatory Commission (EWRC) related to a decision on the price of energy.
  • Assisted a global wholesale distributor of luxury goods with the recovery of significant amount of funds fraudulently transferred to a bank account in Bulgaria.

Penkov, Markov & Partners

Penkov, Markov & Partners fields a team of practitioners with experience in various areas of litigation, acting on high-value and high-profile mandates from clients in the energy, real estate and construction sectors. The practice group acts on both a domestic and EU level: practice head Atanas Valov led the team in representing Toto Costruzioni Generali before both the Bulgarian Supreme Court of Cassation and the European Court of Justice, on a ruling regarding interim injunction measures. Valov has been praised as a ‘outstanding professional’ and is supported by senior associate Pavel Tsanov  , who is another key point of contact.


Practice head(s):

Atanas Valov

Other key lawyers:

Pavel Tsanov


‘The team consists of highly experienced lawyers with diverse expertise, so they are able to cover a wide range of cases and legal matters. The members of the team engaged with our cases were in all cases fully focused on our needs and expectations, taking into account our understanding of the matter while at the same time providing us with additional options and considerations. The communication was very effective, always in the frame of the necessary and the sufficient – not more and not less.’

‘I would specifically point out Atanas Valov who is an outstanding professional, experienced, responsive, attentive to details. Last but not least, he manages to create in the client this comfortable feeling to be in safe hands, that all the challenges of the specific case will be taken into account and adequately reflected.’

‘Atanas Valov is their lead litigator and the lawyer whose opinion we always ask when the matters may result in litigation. With both real estate and commercial law background he disposes with the needed knowledge of both the applicable law and court practice and the business logic and commercial relations in our sector. He is a standout litigator in the court room and very precise in drafting the written submissions, be them claims or defences. Milena Gaidarska is the main contact person in their team for all our projects and her vast knowledge of real estate and zoning law makes her a valuable asset when planning strategies for upcoming or pending cases and for the perfection of the written statements from the point of view of the substantive law. Boris Strijlev has successfully co-led our penal-administrative cases together with Atanas Valov and is a very notable young lawyer with excellent writing skills, fast understanding of the specifics of any case and constantly stable performance in the court room. Koycho Marinov is both part of their real estate and litigation team and is invaluable in the follow-up and supervision of all our cases, the relations with the court clerks, pleading in the court room and the perfection of strategies related to the enforcement of court decisions, injunction measures and granting the upper hand to the client through procedural tactics in all court proceedings.’

‘Penkov, Markov & Partners have an excellent team that provides balanced and pragmatic solutions to disputes.’

‘Very productive, professional, proactive work. They’ve developed strong team dynamics and great legal tools.’

‘They have precise attitude towards the specific issue. Always show dedication and deep knowledge’

‘In my opinion, the team at Penkov, Markov and Partners is one of the leading on the local market when it comes to litigation. They have extensive experience and knowledge in the field and are making in-depth analysis on each case in a very complex way.

Key clients

Toto Costruzioni Generali


Accession Capital Partners

Arteks Engineering

Viva Incubator Investment Management

Allianz Bank Bulgaria


Ferratum Bulgaria

DNV GL SE (former Germanischer Lloyd SE)

Arteks Zlaten Vek

Minstroy Holding Group

Zagorka AD, part of Heineken Group

ČEZ, a.s. and CEZ Bulgarian Investment

Coca Cola Hellenic Bottling Company Bulgaria AD (CCHBCBG)

Zlatna Panega Cement EAD, part of TITAN S.A. Group


Fund for Guaranteeing of Deposits in Banks

Anerg Group

State Fund Zemedelie


Kamsar Ink


Glorient Investments BG

Luxury Real Estates

Work highlights

  • Represented Toto Costruzioni Generali SpA before Bulgarian Supreme Court of Cassation on an interim injunction case and before the CJEU.
  • Represented Arteks Zlaten Vek under judicial proceedings against the National Construction Supervision Directorate before the Supreme Administrative Court on the lawsuit for the cease of construction and the validity of the construction permit.
  • Represented Viva Incubator Investment Management before Sofia City Court.

Tomov & Tomov

Boutique firm Tomov & Tomov places particular emphasis on high-value international commercial and investment arbitration, possessing ‘unparalleled expertise’ in the space. The team’s caseload includes complex mandates arising out of the energy sector, representing the Bulgarian Ministry of Finance in an investment treaty arbitration. Senior partner and head of the arbitration practice, Lazar Tomov, is among the most pre-eminent name on the market and specialises in proceedings for recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards. Sylvia Steeva focuses her practice on representing clients in arbitration, enforcement of arbitral awards and set-aside proceedings.

Practice head(s):

Lazar Tomov

Other key lawyers:

Sylvia Steeva


‘Tomov & Tomov have a team with unparalleled expertise in arbitration in their jurisdiction. They are the Bulgarian market leaders in that space.’

‘Lazar Tomov and Sylvia Steeva are highly effective advocates. Each has a well-developed expertise in crafting compelling case strategies, and each has the experience in implementing those strategies to positive effect. They are tireless attorneys, and go ‘the extra mile’ for their clients.’

‘Tomov & Tomov’s team consists of highly qualified and experienced international arbitration lawyers who can be trusted to provide procedural representation and legal advice in complex cases with professional excellence and devotion.’

‘Lazar Tomov is an exceptional counsel who excels in everything – in knowledge, convincing advocacy, and making the right strategic decisions for the case.’

Key clients

Republic of Bulgaria through the Ministry of Finance

White & Case

Arnold & Porter

Bulgarian National Bank

National Electricity Company

Work highlights

  • Represented the Republic of Bulgaria in four international investment arbitrations before ICSID.
  • Provided a legal opinion on Bulgarian law in relation to a case before the US Federal Courts.
  • Represented the National Electricity Company in an ad hoc arbitration under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules regarding a dispute arising out of a power purchase agreement.

Wolf Theiss

The ‘knowledgeable team of experienced lawyers’ at Wolf Theiss shows considerable strength in energy disputes and regulatory litigation. Utilising the firm's broader network across CEE, the group is frequently instructed on complex multi-jurisdictional disputes, with post-M&A and shareholder disputes, and major insolvency cases also within the team’s broad capabilities. Managing partner Anna Rizova co-leads the practice alongside Radoslav Mikov  who is praised as an ‘excellent professional, with deep knowledge and experience of the law and legal procedure’. Oleg Temnikov  is another key name at associate level.

Practice head(s):

Anna Rizova; Radoslav Mikov

Other key lawyers:

Oleg Temnikov


‘I would say that they have probably the best team on the market for cross-border and complex insolvencies and commercial disputes. The size of the team in Bulgaria and the region allows them to handle efficiently and promptly the biggest insolvencies in the country by mobilizing huge teams with extensive experience. This makes them the go-to firm for such matters and for international clients in Bulgaria. A feature which I really appreciate is their in-house secured data rooms and project management tool, which allows easy sharing and collaboration on large amount of documents, as well some project management features. The big difference is that this solution is entirely hosted on their servers and thus, protected by legal privilege, which is important in complex or sensitive matters. Overall, I think that they are definitely among the best litigation law firms in our jurisdiction.’

‘I am working for several years mostly with Oleg Temnikov. He has an exceptional reputation on the market for his professional integrity, legal knowledge and strategic thinking. In the cases in which we have been both involved, he has impressed the parties with his capability to quickly step-in the matters, provide straightforward and practical advice to his clients and the extensive legal knowledge on insolvency, in particular in cross-border context.’

‘Radoslav Mikov has an outstanding reputation for energy related disputes and insolvencies.’

‘This is among the most reputable law firms on the local markets. They have long history of experience in all key areas, in projects, transactions, litigation and arbitration. Given this wealth of knowledge and experience, the team can handle and assist any matter’

‘Radoslav Mikov is an excellent professional, with deep knowledge and experience of the law and legal procedure, provides swift and reliable legal advice and is immediately available to discuss any concerns of the client.’

‘Highly professional team of litigation lawyers, offering a good knowledge of the local judicial system and highly efficient guidance throughout the entire proceedings.’

‘Wolf Theiss has a very well structured dispute resolution team in their Bulgarian office, with special focus on energy related arbitrations, civil and administrative litigations. They boast quite a few notable names in their practice and stand well on the market, reputable mostly in the arbitration field (domestic and international) and in the civil and commercial disputes before the general courts of Bulgaria.’

‘The litigation practice of Wolf Theiss approaches the disputes with comprehensive knowledge and complex strategy. All possible outcomes are considered and taken into account. Great communication skills and positive thinking if settlement is required.’

Key clients

GDDIKA (Polish State Treasury)


Rietumu Banka

H&M Hennes & Mauritz

MET Energy Group SPVs

Scientific Games International

GE Aircraft Engine Services


Leto Investment

ERG SPVs in Bulgaria

Vesto Energy

BL Leasing

EQOS Energie Oesterreich

Work highlights

  • Represented the Polish national road administration in appeals against interim measures preventing the calling of a guarantee issued by a Bulgarian company under a public procurement award.
  • Advised and represented a large German corporation in corporate disputes in Bulgaria relating to its local subsidiary.
  • Represented a leading international energy trading company in complex arbitrations and court disputes in Bulgaria, related to electricity production and trading agreements.

Deloitte Legal Law Firm

Deloitte Legal Law Firm predominantly represents public entities, including several municipalities, on a wide range of litigation. On the private sector side, the team draws from the expertise of other departments to continue to expand its capabilities, handling all types of civil, commercial, arbitration and administrative dispute resolution. The team is led by Zvezdelina Filova, who is singled out for her ‘extensive litigation background.’

Practice head(s):

Zvezdelina Filova

Other key lawyers:

Konstantin Ivanov


‘They are dedicated to solve even the most complicated matters. They are ready to invest in improving their sector-based knowledge.’

‘Zvezdelina Filova is a strong individual with an extensive litigation background.’

Key clients

Loznitsa Municipality

Work highlights

  • Defended the client against findings of violations ascertained by the Ministry of Environment of Operation Programme Environment and against the potential imposition of financial corrections.

Gugushev & Partners Law Office

In addition to seeing notable client gains, the dispute resolution practice group at Gugushev & Partners Law Office continues to represent notable clients across a range of areas including real estate, construction and public law. Under the leadership of senior partner and ‘amazing professional’ Dafinka Stoycheva, the group are well-versed at all levels of the domestic court system, frequently appearing before the Supreme Court of Cassation, and having experience at the European level before the European Court of Justice. The group was bolstered by the promotion of Antoniya Markova to partner in January 2022; she focuses on contractual and commercial disputes.

Practice head(s):

Dafinka Stoycheva

Other key lawyers:

Antoniya Markova; Yoanna Ivanova


‘Yoanna Ivanova definitely stood out with her amazing attitude and knowledge!’

‘Viktor Gugushev is exceptional in terms of communicating the case, explaining the possible outcomes and visualizing the all courses of action within the whole case.’

‘What stood out to me most was that their team always had someone that could talk to me about my case. They were also clear with their answers and informed me about any new developments.’

Kinkin & Partners

Kinkin & Partners demonstrates core strength in commercial, civil and administrative dispute resolution. The litigation team continues to hone its particular specialism in commercial bankruptcy proceedings, and the associated litigation , alongside intellectual property disputes including design and patent registration. Founding partner Vladimir Kinkin heads up the practice group and has more than 30 years of experience in the space. Adriana Nacheva is another key contact in the team.

Practice head(s):

Vladimir Kinkin

Other key lawyers:

Adriana Nacheva

Key clients






The Bakers

VEZ Svoge



East Estates

RGK Group LP

SA MMA IARD and MMA IARD Assurances Mutuelles

RVB Bulgaria


Murgova & Partners Attorneys at Law

Murgova & Partners Attorneys at Law provides the full scope of dispute resolution services to its client base, frequently appearing before both domestic and international courts. Alternate dispute resolution is a strength of the team, offering its own mediation and conciliation centre. ‘Litigation lawyer with impressive experience’ Petya Murgova jointly leads the practice group alongside Alexander Moskov. Silvana Dzharkova-Aleksandrova  is an important name when it comes to tax-related litigation.

Practice head(s):

Petya Murgova; Alexander Moskov

Other key lawyers:

Silvana Dzharkova-Alexandrova


‘Flexibility, a network of professional contacts, social responsibility and readiness to cooperate.’

‘The corporate culture is an implementation of uncompromising professionalism and flexible social skills – this is the most important thing that distinguishes the partners and employees of the office from others in this market segment.’

‘We are represented by the members of Murgova & Partners’ team. They have vast litigation experience and knowledge of Bulgarian and EU legislation both theoretical and practical. As a result of their services the positive outcome under most of the court cаses is in our favour. We use the services of  Murgova & Partners for appealing administrative acts of administrative bodies, regulator’s acts concerning our activity, as well as for all commercial cases. Their tailored made and creative approach to each case always impressed us.’

Key clients

Active Sofia

Palms Mercure Casino

Unique Estates

ET Gena Gospodinova

Simonas cards

Property Assets


SOD 2004

IMAG Engineering


Krito Commerce


Digital Marketing

Chateau Louise et Louis

Go Grill

Work highlights

  • Advised and represented BDJ Cargo Freight in two case related to damages from derailed trains.
  • Advised and represented IMAG Engineering in a litigation case related to claim of payment under a construction agreement.
  • Advised and represented Active Sofia in a litigation case related to claim of payment under a construction agreement.

Popov, Arnaudov & Partners

The team at Popov, Arnaudov & Partners shows demonstrable know-how in civil, administrative and arbitration cases, often acting on behalf of domestic players in the banking, telecoms, media and transport sectors. Representation in intellectual property, insolvency and real estate disputes also feature regularly in the team’s work portfolio. Desislava Tsvetkova leads the team, offering expertise in the tax, finance and administrative law fields.

Practice head(s):

Desislava Tsvetkova

Other key lawyers:

Eleonora Sergieva; Elisaveta Jotova


‘The firm has vast experience in all aspects of dispute resolution: negotiations, strategic precedural decisions, money collection, etc. The team is large enough so they can react quickly when an immediate action is needed – this is especially valuable in the phase of money collection – when a new asset or bank account of the debtor has been discovered and there is a high risk of the owed money disappearing quickly.’

‘I have been working with the team of Popov, Arnaudov and partners, and we have started working with them specifically on the occasion of court cases with state institutions. From the very beginning, we trusted Eleonora Sergieva, team leader and until now we work mainly with her, as well as with Elisaveta Yotova and Borislava Hristova. Over the years, we have always relied on their professional attitude, quick response and rich expertise. At the moment, we have assigned several cases related to disputes on concession contracts with the state, as well as administrative disputes with state authorities related to environmental impact assessment.’

‘The cases that we have assigned for the moment to Popov, Arnaudov and partners are conducted at the first instance, and the main team on them by the firm’s side are Eleonora Sergieva, Borislava Hristova and Elisaveta Yotova. Apart from the legal side of the cases, the lawyers from the team deal exclusively with the specific expert matter of the essence of the projects – concession fees, methodologies, determination of yields, reporting, environment, protected areas, application of components for evaluation of reports and projects, etc. The experience that Sergieva has in recent years, in view of her work with numerous state institutions and her view on the development of strategic planning by the state and the regulatory framework in the field of concessions, ecology and environmental protection. Yotova and Hristova have taken over the essence of legal representation and the development of cases in the courtroom, successfully defending the position of Gorubso – Kardjali before the court.’

Simeonov & Dermendjiev

Acting as counsel in complex litigation, arbitrations and mediations, Simeonov & Dermendjiev has been praised as ‘innovative and flexible’. The team manages a caseload that includes high-value international commercial disputes, alongside investor-state arbitrations. International sports arbitration is a stand-out capability of the team. ‘Sharp and extremely knowledgable’ name partner Ivaylo Dermendjiev leads the team and is a notable practitioner in the space.


Practice head(s):

Ivaylo Dermendjiev

Other key lawyers:

Vassil Baichev


‘The team’s main advantage is its international exposure and collaborations with lawyers all around the world. Also, their approach is innovative and flexible both in terms of strategy and billing.’

‘Ivaylo Dermendjiev is a reference in the arbitration and litigation world in Bulgaria. Sharp and extremely knowledgable.’

‘The Law Firm is a long-term partner in International arbitral cases. Deep knowledge of arbitral procedures. Practically-based advising. Client’s goals oriented. Reasonable pricing. On-time reaction.’

Key clients

Power Machines

Handy Bulgaria

Cosmos Energy

Municipality of Sofia

Hyundai Bulgaria

Centre for European Financing


Vitosha Auto

Municipality of Sofia

Industrial Commerce

Balkan Holidays Air

Work highlights

  • Represented Handy Bulgaria in an action for compensation for termination of distributorship agreement.
  • Represented Hyundai Bulgaria in an appeal action against the Bulgarian Commission for protection of competition’s decision sanctioning Hyundai Bulgaria.
  • Represented Power Machines against Toplofikacia Sofia in a dispute arising out of the termination of a contract for the engineering of turbogenerator and associated equipment.

Stankov, Todorov, Hinkov & Spasov

Stankov, Todorov, Hinkov & Spasov acts on a broad range of disputes across a significant number of industry-focused sectors, chiefly pharmaceuticals, energy, agriculture and retail. Name partners Mihail Stankov  and Hristo Hinkov  co-lead the practice group, both possessing considerable acumen on international disputes.

Practice head(s):

Mihail Stankov; Hristo Hinkov

BWSP Ilieva Voutcheva & Co Law Firm

The caseload of the dispute resolution practice group at BWSP Ilieva Voutcheva & Co Law Firm includes multinational high-value civil, commercial, tax and administrative litigation matters, which sees the team regularly appear before the Supreme Court of Cassation and Supreme Administrative Court. The department counts waste management, energy, construction, retail, banking, debt collection and insolvency as sectors of particular expertise. Practice heads Rossitsa Voutcheva and Diliana Ilieva are active in the space.

Practice head(s):

Diliana Ilieva; Rossitsa Voutcheva

Other key lawyers:

Tamara Kovacheva

Key clients


Hec Solar

VP Ecosolutions


Arim Business

JI Electronics


Volos 05

Geophoto Systems

National Railway Infrastructure Company


Noted for its ‘profound legal expertise and business awareness’, the dispute resolution team at CasePro runs a broad practice that is adept at handling litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution methods. Specialised areas for the department include corporate, contractual and insolvency disputes. Managing partners Damyana Lazarova and Spartak Yovchev jointly lead the team.


Practice head(s):

Damyana Lazarova; Spartak Yovchev

Other key lawyers:

Stoyan Dimovski


‘In my experience CasePro team stands out with its profound legal expertise and business awareness, understanding and strong partnership with clients, as well as innovative and effective solutions to any matter at hand. In addition to this, I highly value their work ethic, commitment and honesty.’

‘The legal advisory services that the firm provides maintain an effective balance between the appropriate depth of legal analytics and the company’s practice. Strengths, individual professionalism, expertise in the law and understanding of the dynamics stand out. All professionals have solid substantive subject matter and technical knowledge in their respective areas of expertise, have a deep understanding of the client’s business and needs and are of great value.’

‘The team is extremely responsive and solution-oriented. Amazing expertise in their respective areas.’

‘It is a real pleasure to work with the responsive and proactive legal professionals from CasePro team who show complex business understanding. They always aim at getting straight to the core of the issue and at the same time have met ambitious deadlines.’

‘I fully rely on the strong legal expertise of Boyan Lazarov, Stoyan Dimovski, Silvia Stoyanova and Alexandra Sheyretova who are my “dream team” when it comes to dispute resolution matters. I am very impressed by Boyan’s ability to find best solutions in complex situations. Silvia, Stoyan and Alexandra all are also great lawyers who know their stuff and show deep involvement in the details and company’s legal issues.’

‘The team itself represents a truly exceptional group of young and talented experts. They guide us through any litigation case with determination, expertise and strong skills. CasePro family truly puts the client in the center – they would go above and beyond to protect your interests and assure the best possible results.’

‘I would highly recommend CasePro lawyers as experienced litigators who get results. They are true professionals who exemplify a hard work ethic, persistence and a strong passion for their clients’ needs. In the past few years they developed superb dispute resolution practice.’

Key clients

Lufthansa Technik Sofia

Defacto Perakende

GrEco Bulgaria

Melexis Bulgaria



Fourth Bulgaria

Bulgarian Burger


Milestone Systems Bulgaria

Yulian Zlatev

Network Management Innovations

CRM Holding and Trade

Bio Horizont

SumUp Ltd. German Branch

SumUp Payments

Essenziale Design

SumUp Services

Debitoor Ireland


Property Club

Nikolay Tumbev


Stan Vision

Dobrev & Lyutskanov

The practice group at Dobrev & Lyutskanov is experienced at appearing before all levels of the Bulgarian judicial system and handles complex litigation alongside both national and international arbitrations. Firm co-founder Roumen Lyutskanov heads the group, and is supported by Gergana Ilieva .

Practice head(s):

Roumen Lyutskanov

Other key lawyers:

Gergana Ilieva


‘The team is very precise and a responsible partner for our business. They always give us innovative solutions and motivate us to find the best way to handle any situation. They always find the right solution for the problem.’

‘Every employee of Dobrev and Lyutskanov is an outstanding professional and is dedicated to his or her work. I have a specific experience with the work of Roumen Lyutskanov and Gergana Ilieva. I have confidence in and I can count on every one of them.’

‘Proven and experienced team with good collaboration.’

‘Good expertise and knowledge of the market environment and legal framework.’

‘Their competence and serious attitude to work stands out.’

‘Innovative approach, in-depth knowledge of both international law and conflict-of-law norms.’

‘They are very experienced lawyers in legal representation. We are impressed from their competence in the representation before the court and their knowledge of the material legal matter, as well as their attention to the details.’

‘Gergana Ilieva is extremely professional in the courtroom. She has a gift for speech and quick thinking.’

Key clients


DZI Life insurance Jsc.


EKO – PROECT 2000 Ltd.

Vlaev and Son LLC

Avtotrade SA EOOD

Air Lazur General Aviation Ltd. – in insolvency


Adriana Pristly

Elektroenergien Sistemen Operator Jsc.

Ivanov & Partners

Ivanov & Partners handles a range of mandates in the litigation space, including litigation at first instance and on appeal. Dispute prevention and alternate dispute resolution is another core pillar of the practice group, which sees frequent work arising out of the construction sector. Dian Ivanov leads the ‘high quality team’, advising domestic and international companies across various matters.

Practice head(s):

Dian Ivanov


‘Ivanov and Partners litigation team is a high quality team from junior lawyers to partners, they have technical quality in their advice, quality of work delivery, they master the practical aspects of the dispute and their performance in court is impressive. The team are always on hand anytime we need them, which is better than other firms we have worked with which are hard to contact. Through the year they help us with flexible billing which helps our cash flow as a business. In terms of diversity, we are working with male and female lawyers at the firm who are all excellent at what they do. They collaborate with a specialist in our case who is highly-experienced insolvency lawyer to get the strategy right.’

‘All the lawyers at the firm have a hands-on approach. Dian Ivanov is always available, even on short notice, when we need, giving us a partner level service on strategic decisions in our lawsuit. Dian is very good at providing the efficient solutions. We value Dian’s availability to us anytime we need him for any questions we ask.’

‘An approachable and likeable team which has strength in-depth and second to none experience in this market. They are client focused, commercial, and are dedicated to delivering efficient and effective outcomes in their work. They specialize in disputes against policy holders and other insurance companies and fight for their clients to ensure favourable outcomes. Compared to other law firms they are always on hand for any questions we have which is not the same with other law firms we have dealt within the past.’

‘Dian Ivanov is an excellent partner. He is very committed and focused on getting the job done. He does an excellent job of communicating issues to us, he is always on hand and the entire team is very personable and easy to work with. Senior lawyer Petar Panayotov is highly committed to helping us in all our works and helps us in exceptionally difficult litigation issues. Some of our cases are highly complex and all the team at Ivanov & Partners simplify legal issues and are quick to provide workable solutions.’

‘All the lawyers at the firm have a hands on approach. Dian Ivanov is always available, even on short notice, when we need, giving us a partner level service on strategic decisions in our lawsuit. Dian is very good at providing the efficient solutions. We value Dian’s availability to us anytime we need him for any questions we ask.’

‘This is very reliable firm, that has supported be extremely professionally even in very complex cases and too tight deadlines. The team can react with full understanding, rapidly and trying to find the best approach in each situation. They have saved me a lot of time and funds each time I have sought their assistance. The transparency has become their priority as they have provided a software for billing based on the really worked man hours.’


Schoenherr has experience handling both commercial litigation and arbitration, alongside alternative dispute resolution methods, with particular emphasis on insolvency-related litigation. Ventsislav Tomov leads the team, focusing on civil, commercial and administrative litigation proceedings alongside debt collection and insolvency matters. Dimitar Vlaevsky and Dimitar Kairakov are fellow key contacts.

Practice head(s):

Ventsislav Tomov

Other key lawyers:

Dimitar Vlaevsky; Dimitar Kairakov


‘Their team is responsive, professional and always keeps to the deadlines.’

‘They are prompt, focused and deliver straight solutions.’

‘Superb work ethics, fast and efficient team possessing comprehensive and in-depth knowledge in all fields of law. They stand out for their business acumen and ease of both work and communication.’

‘Dimitar Vlaevsky is extremely experienced and efficient. He can handle any legal matter with ease and accuracy that are difficult to match.’

‘Dimitar Kairakov is always involved in depth in any legal matter and task. He can handle anything problem that a client throws at his direction.’

Key clients


SAP Bulgaria


Viva Telecom Bulgaria

TUI Deutschland

TUI Österreich

VA Intertrading Aktiengesellschaft

NADH Handels GmbH

Republic of Moldova

Work highlights

  • Advising OMV Bulgaria on high-profile cases before various courts, regulators and other state authorities.
  • Advising SpaceX on Russian sanctions in light of the roll-out of its Starlink satellite internet constellation services.
  • Advises VA Intertrading Aktiengesellschaft in the enforcement of a GAFTA arbitration award in Bulgaria.

Eversheds Sutherland

As the newly-joined Bulgarian member firm of Eversheds Sutherland’s global network, the growing dispute resolution team at Eversheds Sutherland is well-placed to handle a cross-border caseload that includes international investment arbitrations, state liability, insolvency and commercial cases, among others. Victoria Tzonkova leads the practice group, focusing on insolvency cases, receiving support from Philip Kiossev and Eleonora Mateina.

Practice head(s):

Victoria Tzonkova; Eleonora Mateina; Philip Kiossev


‘Very deep legal expertise; exceptional customer service; high effort to understand the business and the case specifics.’

‘We have experience with the team responsible for the pharma sector only. They are very responsive, knowledgeable and experienced in practical matters; the team is well organised so that uninterrupted service was ensured during the judicial vacation.’

‘The main advantage of the lawyers we worked with, was their responsiveness within short deadlines and the clear understanding of the client’s needs. That was the stepping stone to choose the best procedural strategy and to proceed forward in a very short period of time. In our case the practical experience in the pharma field was also very important.’

‘We have experience with the team responsible for the pharma sector only. They are very responsive, knowledgeable and experienced in practical matters; the team is well organised so that uninterrupted service was ensured during the judicial vacation.’

‘The main advantage of the lawyers we worked with, was their responsiveness within short deadlines and the clear understanding of the client’s needs. That was the stepping stone to choose the best procedural strategy and to proceed forward in a very short period of time. In our case the practical experience in the pharma field was also very important.’

Work highlights

  • Represented Société Générale as a major creditor in  insolvency proceedings concerning Corporate Commercial Bank.
  • Represented AstraZeneca in numerous appeal procedures against regulated price resolutions of Bulgarian regulatory authorities.