Stefana Tsekova > Schoenherr > Sofia, Bulgaria > Lawyer Profile

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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 > Transport (including shipping)

Schoenherr (in cooperation with Stoyanov & Tsekova) leverages the expertise of other practice groups across the firm to advise clients in the transport and logistics sectors on matters involving M&A, construction, project financing and regulatory issues, as well as litigation mandates. Head of regulatory Stefana Tsekova acts for clients in the Balkan region and Eastern Europe on a range of transport-related matters, and is supported by associates Radoslav Chemshirov and Dimitar Kairakov, who are key members of the firm’s regulatory group.

Bulgaria > TMT

Commended for its ‘international know-how‘, Schoenherr (in cooperation with Stoyanov & Tsekova)’s ‘well-established TMT team’ has a track record in noteworthy transactions which continues to grow, as evidenced by its recent advice to United Group on the acquisition of several leading telecoms companies, including Net1, Digital Cable Television (N3) and NetworX Bulgaria. The practice is also active in matters concerning the provision of electronic services and e-commerce, as well as data protection issues. ‘Experienced negotiatorIlko Stoyanov, who specialises in corporate mandates and M&A deals arising out of the telecoms sector, leads the team alongside head of regulatory Stefana Tsekova. Radoslav Chemshirov left the firm in November 2021.

Bulgaria > Projects and PPP

The interdisciplinary team at Schoenherr (in cooperation with Stoyanov & Tsekova) has experience of acting for public and private sector clients on major energy, infrastructure and industrial projects, as well as public procurements. Stefana Tsekova heads the practice group and is experienced in handling energy projects, including advising Alstom on an open €65m railcars maintenance tender procedure announced by the Bulgarian Railway Company. Office managing partner and M&A specialist Alexandra Doytchinova is another key contact in the team.

Bulgaria > Energy and natural resources

(Leading individuals)

Stefana TsekovaSchoenherr

Schoenherr handles a range of energy-related mandates across the oil and gas and electricity sectors, including transactional, competition, regulatory and project financing matters, among others. The team is noted for its capability in renewable energy projects, such as advising MET Group on the acquisition of 42 MW wind park from Enel Green Power. Stefana Tsekova is ‘well positioned among major energy lawyers on the local market’ and leads the practice alongside Radoslav Chemshirov, who is praised as a ‘true expert in his field’.