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

Jordanov, Ignatov, Ivanov Law Firm
1172 SOFIA

Dispute resolution Tier 2

Jordanov, Ignatov, Ivanov Law Firm is a 'safe bet for any in-house counsel seeking advisers for complex, multidisciplinary or high-value disputes'. Name partner Dimitar Ivanov has a strong track record as a litigator and international arbitrator and is described as 'precise, efficient and very experienced'. Senior associate Svilen Babachev is a key member of the team and 'an excellent professional'. The firm is particularly strong in energy disputes, and is notably acting for the Ministry of Energy in matter concerning the Belene Nuclear Power Plant project.

Practice head(s):

Dimitar Ivanov; Ivan Jordanov

Other key lawyers:

Svilen Babachev; Rumen Ignatov


‘ We have fully relied upon the services of Jordanov, Ignatov & Ivanov. They have proven to be a reliable partner and and have provided highly proficient services which reaffirms their reputation as one of the leading dispute resolution practices on the Bulgarian legal market. Partner Dimitar Ivanov and senior associate Svilen Babachev are the legal professionals that primarily work for us’.

‘They are very results oriented and can be both analytical and pay attention to detail while remain focused on the big picture. They are also value for money and they are very transparent with their charging of fees.’

‘Ivan Iordanov is ideal in strategy; Dimitar Ivanov is very thorough in his analyis; Svilen Babachev can work under extreme pressure; and Rumen Ignatov has a very clear mind and sometimes offers you a perspective you didn’t see was there.’

‘The JII dispute resolution and arbitration practice is known for its extraordinary experience in high-value, high stakes disputes across different industries and before different venues. JII stands out for its impressive success rate in domestic litigation and international arbitration. Their lawyers possess deep theoretical knowledge in combination with extreme attention to the detail and strategical thinking. Overall, they are a safe bet for any in-house counsel seeking a firm for complex, multidisciplinary or high-value disputes.’

‘The leading partner Dimitar Ivanov is one of the best litigators I know and have had the honor to work with. He is precise, efficient and very experienced. The depth of his expertise makes him invaluable in complex cases requiring strategic planning . The senior associate Svilen Babachev is an excellent professional who works with passion and dedication backed by his solid theoretical knowledge.’

‘ We have been using the legal services of Jordanov, Ignatov and Ivanov since 2011. They have been providing litigation services to us including representation in both court and arbitration cases of a complex nature. JII’s team provides us with quality legal support and defence up to the professional and ethical standards we expect. The response times to our inquiries are very fast and we receive excellent value for the price we pay. We appreciate the industry knowledge demonstrated by JII in our business (construction), as well as their long and various litigation experience. The strategical advice we receive in all matters is very useful and gives us a bigger picture in any situation.’

‘We work mostly with Rumen Ignatov as well as Svilen Babachev. Both of them possess remarkable qualities as litigation experts. They are pro-active and very diligent in handling our disputes. Mr. Babachev shows remarkable expertise in court hearings and Mr. Ignatov is very competent at designing the right dispute strategy.’

‘We choose the litigation department of Jordanov, Ignatov & Ivanov to represent us in multiple interconnected high- stakes disputes, the outcome of which impacts on the whole investment of our company in Bulgaria. We are extremely content with their services, which are not only valuable, adequate, expedient and competent but also very business oriented, strategic and cost saving.’

Key clients

Core Construction

Ministry of Energy


Quintiles Bulgaria

Turk Telecom


Bulgarian Energy Holding

National Palace of Culture

Fais Group

Dante International

Esha Bulgaria

Marina D’or

Pleven Retail Centre

National Electricity Company

Bulgarian Property Developments

Lindner Holding Bulgaria

ALC Bulgaria

Bulgarian Petroleum Company


Varna Logistics

Energy and natural resources Tier 2

With a strong focus on energy law, Jordanov, Ignatov, Ivanov Law Firm is the preferred choice for the state government in respect of some of the country's most high-profile projects, disputes and legislative change. Most recently, the firm has been advising the Ministry of Energy on the controversial re-start of the €12-14bn Belene Nuclear Power Plant. The work was led by all three key partners of the practice, Ivan Jordanov, Rumen Ignatov and Dimitar Ivanov. Others clients include National Electric Company and Bulgarian Energy Holding.

Practice head(s):

Ivan Jordanov; Rumen Ignatov

Other key lawyers:

Dimitar Ivanov


‘Responsive and covers all matters in a comprehensive manner in a very short time frame.’

Problem-solving approach, proposals for tailor-made legal solutions for complicated cases.’

‘Excellent work from Dimitar Ivanov.’

Key clients

Bulgarian Ministry of Energy

National Electric Company

Bulgarian Energy Holding

EU and competition Tier 2

Jordanov, Ignatov, Ivanov Law Firm represents government departments and state-owned companies, placing it at the forefront of key matters in the competition sphere, particularly in the energy sector. The firm is advising the Ministry of Energy regarding investigations by the European Commission on competition and state aid issues related to the liberalisation of the energy and gas supply market in Bulgaria. Private sector clients incude Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company. Head of the practice Dimitar Ivanov is 'very creative and extremely professional'. Svetlana Valeva is a key associate.

Practice head(s):

Dimitar Ivanov

Other key lawyers:

Svetlana Valeva


‘JII manage in a perfect way to protect us from any compliance risks without burdening the sales process. We understand that this balance is very difficult and believe this is one of the biggest advantages to work with JII, together with their excellent expertise and prompt reaction.’

‘Dimitar Ivanov and Svetlana Valeva are the lawyers whom we can mention specifically. They are always provide us with solutions which are legally grounded, but also taking into consideration the specifics of our business and the market.’

‘Our law firm and JII are representing opposing parties in a very complex case before Bulgarian Competition Body . JII’s team has impressed us with their efficiency, extreme diligence, solid theoretical background and integrity. They possess superb regulatory knowledge and deep insight into the technical aspects of various industries, which sets them apart from other law firms. To the best of my knowledge JII is one of the few law firms in Bulgaria with extensive experience in state aid and competition matters on an EU level.’

‘I have known the leading partner Dimitar Ivanov for many years. He is very creative and extremely professional in his approach to legal cases. I found his business acumen, responsiveness and forward thinking to be most impressive. Another team member I want to recommend is senior associate Svetlana Valeva. She consistently exhibits great skill and litigation prowess which has earned her the recognition of her colleagues. Overall, Dimitar and his team are of the highest calibre.’

‘For many years Jordanov, Ignatov & Ivanov has been advising our group of companies on all aspects of our business. The legal team has deep industry knowledge and assists us in complex legal matters, including but not limited to commercial contracts, competition issues, data and consumer protection and all aspects of our online business. Apart from industry experience and professionalism, the team undertakes all tasks assigned with devotion and pursuit of the best result. They offer excellent value for money.’

‘We work most closely with Rumen Ignatov and Nikolay Ignatov from Jordanov, Ignatov & Ivanov and with Dimitar Ivanov on competition issues. Their main advantages are the in-depth knowledge of the industry basics and specifics, their immediate reaction on assignments as well as their capability to offer client tailored solutions.’

‘We’ve worked with Jordanov, Ignatov & Ivanov for more than ten years and consider them part of our team. They are aware of our business in great detail and are able to propose sound solutions for every business or legal problem we encounter. We highly value the law firm’s approach as the lawyers have always come up with the most optimal solution for our business model.’

‘We closely work with the partner Dimitar Ivanov and senior associate Svetlana Valeva. They both are very devoted and reliable legal professionals. Their response time and legal knowledge are excellent which is very important for our dynamic business.’

Key clients

National Electricity Company


Ministry of Energy

Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company

Bulgarian Energy Holding

Xella Bulgaria

Leader 96

Polaris 8

New Market

Mundus Services

Pleven Retail Centre

Varna Logistics

Dante International

Tavistock Group


UVI United Vision

Aqua Lens

Lenses BG


Effect 2002


ZMM Asenovgrad

Real estate and construction Tier 2

Jordanov, Ignatov, Ivanov Law Firm has expertise in large-scale urban developments, where it gives advice on a number of high-value new projects. Recent examples include a €200m, 100,000m² commercial and residential development in central Sofia, where the firm is acting for Bulgarian Property Developments 2, and advice to Arco Vara on the Botanica Lozen, a €40m project for the development of a luxury residential complex. Experienced real estate practitioners Ivan Jordanov and Rumen Ignatov constitute a strong, partner-level leadership team, and are assisted by senior associate Nikolay Ignatov.

Practice head(s):

Ivan Jordanov; Rumen Ignatov

Other key lawyers:

Nikolay Ignatov

Key clients

Arco Vara

Varna Logistics

Bulgarian Property Developments 2

Fairplay International

BPD Ring Road

Bulgarian Property Developments

Lindner Bulgaria

Mundus Services

Ori Bul/Group of Israeli private investors


Bulgarian Land Developments

Core Construction

Isha Asha

BPD Industrial Real Estates Fund REIT

TMT Tier 3

Jordanov, Ignatov, Ivanov Law Firm has noteworthy expertise in the TMT sector, where the firm has a long-established focus. Instructions typically comprise regulatory issues, construction and commissioning of new facilities for companies, IP compliance and customers' rights, among others. Turk Telekom International BG is a long-standing client of the practice, while sports data company First Play is a recent client gain.

Practice head(s):

Rumen Ignatov

Other key lawyers:

Darina Gospodinova


‘We have worked with Jordanov, Ignatov & Ivanov for more than ten years and consider them part of our team. They are aware of our business in great detail  and are able to propose sound solutions for every business or legal problem we encounter. We highly value the law firm’s approach as the lawyers have always come up with the most optimal solution for our business model.’

‘We closely work with the partner Dimitar Ivanov and senior associate Svetlana Valeva. They both are very devoted and reliable legal professionals. Their response time and legal knowledge are excellent which is very important for our dynamic business. ’

‘I would like to note partner Rumen Ignatov and senior associate Nikolay Ignatov. They are diligent and very reliable professionals. They can handle complex matters and find the most appropriate solutions.’

‘The team possesses diversified experience and we refer to it with a number of issues. There is a contrast in the experience of the assigned attorneys which gives us the security that the person engaged possesses the detailed professional knowledge.’

‘Besides the professional experience, we value the personal engagement with the matter at hand in the attorneys we have worked with.’

Key clients


Turk Telekom International BG

NET 365


LAUNCHub Ventures


Genik kafe reshenyia


Bica Services

Power Drone

First Play

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