Firm Profile > Jordanov, Ignatov, Ivanov Law Firm > Sofia, Bulgaria

Jordanov, Ignatov, Ivanov Law Firm
1172 SOFIA

Energy and natural resources Tier 1

Jordanov, Ignatov, Ivanov Law Firm is a key name in the field of energy and natural resources. The firm advised the Bulgarian Ministry of Energy on the potential tender offer to complete the €12-14bn construction of Belene Nuclear Power Plant. While most of the firm’s mandates come from the Ministry of Energy and the nationalised energy companies, it has also represented Elit Auto against the regulatory authorities in its petition to have its renewable energy facilities connected to the national grid. Practice heads Rumen Ignatov  and Ivan Jordanov are highly experienced in this field, with the latter having assisted with the creation of Bulgaria’s energy exchange (Ibex) in 2014. Dimitar Ivanov is another name to note.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

Bulgarian Ministry of Energy

National Electric Company

Bulgarian Energy Holding

Elit Auto Limited

Dispute resolution Tier 2

The dispute resolution practice at Jordanov, Ignatov, Ivanov Law Firm has a particular speciality in energy disputes, having litigated on behalf the government through the Ministry of Energy and the state-owned Bulgarian Energy Holding company and the National Electricity Company. As well as advising the government in its €1.2bn ICC arbitration with Atomstroyexport, practice co-head Dimitar Ivanov  led the team in defending the national energy companies in abuse of dominance and state aid cases before the European Competition Commission. In other work, the team is advising the Consumer’s Legal Aid association in a class-action suit, unusual for the Bulgarian market, against a large car dealership. Dimitar Ivanov  and senior associate Svilen Babachev are active in labor disputes. Ivan Jordanov  co-heads the practice.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

Ministry of Energy

National Electricity Company

Bulgarian Petroleum Company

ALC Bulgaria


Lindner Holding Bulgaria

Consumers Legal Aid Association (NGO)

Bulgarian Property Developments (part of Tavistock Group)

Pleven Retail Centre

Varna Logistics

National Palace of Culture

Dante International

Esha Bulgaria

Marina D’or

Turk Telecom

Quintiles Bulgaria

EU and competition Tier 2

Jordanov, Ignatov, Ivanov Law Firm has a strong track record in representing Bulgaria’s state-owned energy companies in abuse of dominance, unfair competition, and state aid proceedings against the European Competition Commission. It represented the National Electricity Company in €1bn proceedings before the European Commission regarding possible violations of state aid rules in its power purchase agreements with foreign investors in the Maritza coal mines. In the private sector, practice head Dimitar Ivanov  has acted for Mundus Services, the largest facility management company in the country, in proceedings against a competitor accused of client poaching and trade mark imitation.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

National Electricity Company

Ministry of Energy

Coca Cola Hellenic Bottling Company

Bulgarian Energy Holding

Leader 96

New Market

SP Rentals

Core Construction

Pleven Retail Centre

Mundus Services

Varna Logistics

Dante International

Tavistock Group


Zagora-2000 OOD

UVI United Vision Ltd.

Expo Display EOOD

Aqua Lens EOOD

Lenses BG EOOD


Effect 2002 OOD

Genik OOD

ZMM Asenovgrad OOD

Real estate and construction Tier 2

The team at Jordanov, Ignatov, Ivanov Law Firm are highly experienced - with a focus on private sector developments.  Ivan Jordanov  and Rumen Ignatov  head the practice together, which has advised Bulgarian Property Developments on a €200m residential and commercial project in the heart of Sofia. The firm seeks to provide advice through the entire lifetime of a project, encompassing initial due diligence, zoning disputes and planning permissions, financing, and all regulatory aspects of construction. Nikolay Ignatov, a senior associate in the practice, is considered a name to note.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

Arco Vara AS

Varna Logistics EAD

Bulgarian Property Developments 2 EOOD

Fairplay International AD

BPD Ring Road EOOD

Ziv – Bul OOD

Bulgarian Property Developments OOD

Tavilog EOOD

Smart Processing OOD

Mundus Services AD

Ori Bul OOD

S.P.D. Bulgaria EOOD

Arpino EOOD / Gema Real Estate EAD


TMT Tier 2

Jordanov, Ignatov, Ivanov Law Firm’s ‘committed and collaborative’ TMT practice has a strong track record in advising tech start-ups and joint ventures at an early stage of their operations. It deals with the setting up their corporate structures, arranging rounds of financing, and ensuring that the operations are compliant with the relevant regulatory framework. The team has expertise in the data protection and IP aspects of online retail, wireless internet provision, and outsourcing. Notably the firm is working with Vivansa to develop customs software to be used across the EU. Practice head Rumen Ignatov is an IP expert, as is senior associate Darina Gospodinova, who is praised by clients for her ‘wide expertise’. The ‘thoroughly knowledgeable’ Nikolay Ignatov is another name to note.

Practice head(s):


‘They are a team of highly motivated and efficient professionals we can always depend on. We are pleased with their in-depth knowledge of the matters we deal with and especially of the applicable European regulations.’

‘We are pleased with the tailored business solutions they provide for each specific case we face.’

The law firm has very experienced and qualified team of lawyers, which possess in depth knowledge and are devoted to their work. They are capable to solve complex legal matters and respond promptly in urgent situations.’

‘High quality, very responsive, excellent knowledge.’

Key clients

Vivansa OOD

Turk Telekom International BG EOOD

NET 365 AD

Transmetrics AD

LAUNCHub Ventures


Genik kafe reshenyia OOD



Power Drone

The firm: Jordanov, Ignatov, Ivanov Law Firm (JII) was established in 1997 by Ivan Jordanov. Since then it has steadily grown into a well regarded and prominent law practice with a national reputation. JII has proven itself to be one of the leading law firms in the fields of litigation and arbitration, corporate and commercial law, energy law, real estate and construction law.

JII’s priority is to deliver tailor-made solutions and to build strong relationships with its partners, based on mutual respect, trust and confidence. The firm’s clients include international and local investors, state enterprises, banks, real estate developers, distribution and retail companies. The firm consists of professionals who graduated from Bulgarian and foreign universities, and provides legal services in Bulgarian, English, German, Russian and Spanish.

Areas of practice: JII has positioned itself among the leading law firms in the area of energy and natural resources law by counselling foreign and local investors, state-owned companies and government entities. The firm plays an important role in the structuring of several major energy projects, including nuclear and gas pipeline projects of national and European importance.

The firm has developed an excellent litigation practice, which includes representation before civil and administrative courts, as well as before arbitration authorities. It offers litigation and arbitration services relating to commercial, labour, tax, privatisation disputes, debt collection procedures and alternative dispute resolution. JII’s international arbitration practice is focused on commercial disputes. The firm has been involved in a number of high-profile arbitration cases before the ICC International Court of Arbitration representing clients that include a major electricity company, the Bulgarian Privatisation Agency and others. The amount in controversy that JII’s litigation practice-handled exceeds €1bn.

The firm’s corporate law practice is focused on mergers and acquisitions (M&A). JII advised a number of clients on planning, structuring and executing M&A of domestic public and/or private companies. The firm provides a full range of services, including legal and tax due diligence, deal structuring, negotiations, drafting of contracts, and support in obtaining approvals from the relevant authorities. The firm was the leading consultant structuring the acquisition transaction of the largest office and technological park on the Balkans.

The real estate practice has always been one of the most important and successful pillars of JII. The firm has been involved in many of the landmark real estate transactions in recent Bulgarian history. To its international and local clients, the firm offers the full scope of legal services such as assisting in real estate transactions, due diligence, property acquisitions, financing, and real estate management and leasing.

JII is actively trying to support international investors, local and foreign entrepreneurs and start-ups in setting up their businesses in Bulgaria and in the Balkan region. The very first ‘A-Class Investor’ certificate issued in Bulgaria was obtained with the support of JII.

The firm is collaborating with seed and acceleration funds, and members of the JII team participate in mentor-led programs in order to help young entrepreneurs grow their businesses faster. JII offers the full range of corporate law services, including advice on appropriate business structures, incorporation of holding and subsidiary companies, branches and joint ventures.

Department Name Email Telephone
Litigation and arbitration Dimitar Ivanov
Energy Rumen Ignatov
Corporate Nikolay Ignatov
Corporate Venera Ervenlieva
Civil Svetlana Valeva
Tax Dimitar Ivanov
Intellectual property Darina Gospodinova
Real estate and construction Ivan Jordanov
Mergers and acquisitions Rumen Ignatov
Insolvency Dimitar Ivanov
Labour and social security Svilen Babachev
Banking and finance Nikolay Ignatov
Privatisation, foreign investments and state aid Ivan Jordanov
Privatisation, foreign investments and state aid Svetlana Valeva
Competition Dimitar Ivanov
Competition Svetlana Valeva
Number of lawyers : 11