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Schoenherr (in cooperation with Stoyanov & Tsekova)
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Corporate and M&A, Regulatory, Energy, TMT




Stefana Tsekova heads the regulatory and energy practice groups within Schoenherr’s Sofia office. She possesses in-depth expertise in the area of energy law and provides a complete range of legal solutions to the energy sector in the Balkan region and Eastern Europe (electricity, oil and gas, renewables) – acquisitions and project finance, regulatory and corporate matters, etc. She has been in charge of and brought to a successful closing a number of landmark energy projects. Stefana and her team have broad practical experience supporting both domestic and international companies in specific regulatory and compliance matters. She has also been deeply involved in few projects on EU level for developing the energy regulatory framework and assessing its implementation in Bulgaria and the other EU member states.


Bulgarian, English


Admitted to the Bar in Bulgaria


Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” (Master’s degree in Law 2004)

Lawyer Rankings

Bulgaria > Energy and natural resources

(Leading individuals)

Stefana TsekovaSchoenherr (in cooperation with Stoyanov & Tsekova)

Schoenherr (in cooperation with Stoyanov & Tsekova) acts for upstream and downstream oil and gas suppliers, renewable energy producers, and investors in renewable and fossil-fuel energy companies. The firm is advising Edison on its involvement in the ICBG gas pipeline, and provides ongoing advice to OMV Bulgaria, a fuel station operator. Stefana Tsekova, who counts OMV, EVN, and Woodside Energy among her clients, heads the practice, while attorneys-at-law Ivelina Vassileva and Radoslav Chemshirov focus on downstream oil and gas supply, and regulatory compliance, respectively.

Bulgaria > TMT

Schoenherr (in cooperation with Stoyanov & Tsekova) advises online retailers, streaming and conventional media providers, software and IT companies. Licencing and registration is a core focus; the firm has advised GTS Telecom Romania on registration before the Bulgarian Communications Regulation Commission. Ilko Stoyanov and Stefana Tsekova jointly head up the practice, while Katerina Kaloyanova advises on mergers in the sector, and Radoslav Chemshirov has expertise in telecommunications and media regulation.

Bulgaria > Projects and PPP

The team at Schoenherr (in cooperation with Stoyanov & Tsekova) works on major projects in natural gas exploration and pipeline construction, and is experienced in assisting with the development of commercial real estate and manufacturing facilities. The firm also has experience in public procurement procedures, having advised Alstom on its bid for a €65m concession to maintain public rail cars. Stefana Tsekova and Alexandra Doytchinova jointly head up the practice.