Stefana Tsekova > Schoenherr > Sofia, Bulgaria > Lawyer Profile

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Work Department

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

Noted for its ‘real experience in energy trading and licensing mattersthe team at Schoenherr has demonstrable acumen in the space. Drawing from the strength of practice areas, the multi-disciplinary department has a strong portfolio of energy sector work, including, but not limited to, transactional, competition, regulatory and project financing matters. A focus on renewable energy projects is a defining aspect of the practice, as evidenced by the advisory services provided to RGreen Invest on the financing of a PV plant via a green bond issuance. The ‘proactiveStefana Tsekova is the main point of contact as head of the practice group, focusing on acquisitions, project finance, regulatory and corporate matters in the space. Dimitar Kairakov is a key name at associate level.

Bulgaria > Projects and PPP

Stefana Tsekova heads up the projects and PPP team at Schoenherr and draws from her core expertise in energy and regulatory matters to advise on a variety of renewables, oil and gas, and green financing projects, among other mandates. In a recent highlight, the team advised SpaceX on the rollout of free internet provision via its Starlink satellite internet constellation service. Other key names in the practice include M&A expert and team co-head Alexandra Doytchinova, who lends her expertise to infrastructure projects and both concessions and public procurement matters.

Bulgaria > TMT

The TMT practice group at Schoenherr is praised by clients for its ‘serious know-how and legal experienceThe firm’s extensive regional network means it is well placed to handle complex cross-border mandates, often in collaboration with partner offices in other jurisdictions. In a recent high-profile, multi-jurisdictional matter, practice co-head Stefana Tsekova acted alongside the firm’s Vienna office to advise SpaceX on the rollout of its Starlink satellite internet constellation services to the CEE and SEE regions. Fellow co-head Ilko Stoyanov is another key name in the team, overseeing competition work in the TMT sector.

Bulgaria > Transport (including shipping)

Major transport infrastructure projects form the bulk of the workload at Schoenherr, although the team frequently handles the full suite of transport-related issues on behalf of a client list that includes BlackPeak Capital, Siemens Mobility and OMV Bulgaria. Stefana Tsekova heads the firm’s regulatory practice group and advises on acquisitions, project finance, public procurement, regulatory and corporate matters in the transport and logistics space. Dimitar Kairakov provides support at associate level and is another key name in the team.