Firm Profile > Jordanov, Ignatov, Ivanov Law Firm > Sofia, Bulgaria
Jordanov, Ignatov, Ivanov Law Firm Offices
15A KRUM KIULIAVKOV STR
Jordanov, Ignatov, Ivanov Law Firm > The Legal 500 Rankings
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.
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.
Ministry of Energy
National Electricity Company
Bulgarian Petroleum Company
Lindner Holding Bulgaria
Consumers Legal Aid Association (NGO)
Bulgarian Property Developments (part of Tavistock Group)
Pleven Retail Centre
National Palace of Culture
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.
National Electricity Company
Ministry of Energy
Coca Cola Hellenic Bottling Company
Bulgarian Energy Holding
Pleven Retail Centre
UVI United Vision Ltd.
Expo Display EOOD
Aqua Lens EOOD
Lenses BG EOOD
Effect 2002 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.
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
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.
‘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.’
Turk Telekom International BG EOOD
NET 365 AD
Genik kafe reshenyia OOD
Jordanov, Ignatov, Ivanov Law Firm > Firm Profile
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.
|Litigation and arbitration||Dimitar Ivanov|
|Intellectual property||Darina Gospodinova|
|Real estate and construction||Ivan Jordanov|
|Mergers and acquisitions||Rumen Ignatov|
|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|