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Jordanov, Ignatov, Ivanov Law Firm
1172 SOFIA

Bulgaria > Dispute resolution Tier 2

Jordanov, Ignatov, Ivanov Law Firm is involved in high-end litigation that covers issues of insolvency, class actions, personal liability, property tax and collective labour agreements. The firm represents public entities and governmental bodies, notably the Ministry of Energy, as well as private companies in both local cases and multi-jurisdictional cases across Europe. The practice is led by Dimitar Ivanov, who is experienced in international arbitrations, construction and corporate disputes, next to managing partner Ivan Jordanov. Svilen Babachev is praised as a ‘top expert in dispute resolution and litigation’.

Practice head(s):

Dimitar Ivanov; Ivan Jordanov

Other key lawyers:

Svilen Babachev; Rumen Ignatov


‘Dedicated and competent.’

‘We work with Jordanov, Ignatov, Ivanov Law Firm on a regular basis and we highly appreciate their business understanding and competent approach towards disputes and litigation. They have an individualized approach which we highly value.’

‘Rumen Ignatov, Dimitar Ivanov and Svilen Babachev are top experts in dispute resolution and litigation.’

‘We have entrusted our legal disputes to JII Law Firm’s Dispute Resolution Department, and it has been nothing short of outstanding. This department consistently demonstrates its top-tier expertise, efficiently navigating complex legal matters with precision.  In addition to dispute resolution, we have also benefited from JII’s General Consultancy Services.’

‘Rumen’s legal acumen, strategic thinking, and ability to navigate complex legal challenges make him an outstanding lawyer. Our interactions with Svilen Babachev have consistently demonstrated his exceptional skills as a lawyer. Svilen’s comprehensive understanding of the law, particularly in the areas of dispute resolution, is remarkable.’

‘I have worked with Dimitar Ivanov and Svetlana Valeva-Petrova. They have been excellent, very responsive, diligent and easy to work with and up to speed with the detail of the case. They gave very clear and concise advice on issues of Bulgarian law.’

‘JII Law Firm’s Dispute Resolution Department truly stands out as the best in its class.’

‘The true strength of JII Law Firm’s Dispute Resolution Department lies in the exceptional synergy and collaborative efforts within the team. This teamwork consistently yields efficient and effective legal solutions, expediting case resolutions and alleviating the stress and uncertainty typically associated with legal disputes.’

Key clients

Core Construction

Ministry of Energy

Coca Cola

Bulgarian Energy Holding

National Palace of Culture

Fais Group

Polaris 8

Esha Bulgaria

Pleven Retail Centre

Bulgarian Property Developments

Lindner Holding Bulgaria


Varna Logistics

Consumers Legal Aid Association

Active Mind

Thrax Invest EOOD

Arpino EOOD

Ivisia OOD

Mundus Services AD

Behr-Hella Thermocontrol EOOD

Iztok Parkside

Leader 96

Work highlights

  • Defending the State against European Roads, a major road construction company in Bulgaria, seeking damages due to the government’s decision to halt material extraction. The company alleges this led to disruptions causing over 35 million BGN in damages across 22 separate claims.
  • Advised Coca-Cola in a complex multi-party case involving various stakeholders in a distressed construction project.
  • Continuously represents the Ministry of Energy in a significant legal battle before the Supreme Court of Cassation. Entrusted with safeguarding the State’s interests in two trials stemming from a 1999 concession agreement, granting global mining leader Dundee Precious Metals rights to the Chelopech underground gold-copper mine.

Bulgaria > Energy and natural resources Tier 2

Bulgarian state bodies and public entities frequently engage the experienced energy department at Jordanov, Ignatov, Ivanov Law Firm for legal counsel during high-end energy projects, with a key client being the Ministry of Energy. The team led by Ivan Jordanov and Rumen Ignatov , is praised by clients for its ‘extensive expertise in PV solar projects.’. Svetlana Valeva further strengthens the practice with her focus on renewables and EU regulations.

Practice head(s):

Ivan Jordanov; Rumen Ignatov

Other key lawyers:


‘Mr. Rumen Ignatov and Mr. Dimitar Ivanov were very helpful in finding very good solutions to difficult legal cases.’

‘Their legal team comprises seasoned professionals with extensive knowledge and experience in the renewable energy sector. Their services are consistently delivered with a personal touch and attention to detail. Without a doubt, we intend to engage JII Law Firm for all our future PV projects, confident that their expertise and dedication will continue to be instrumental in our success.’

‘Rumen Ignatov and Svetlana Valeva provide unwavering commitment, attention to detail, and the ability to provide effective business solutions. We greatly appreciate their expertise in navigating the complex regulatory landscape surrounding PV projects in Bulgaria. Their legal guidance and support at every stage have been instrumental in our achievements.’

‘Their work has been impressive – they bring deep experience and knowledge to the table. JII Law Firm has been instrumental in structuring, financing, and implementing our energy projects. Their commitment to our success is clear, and we highly recommend JII Law Firm for legal counsel in the renewable energy sector.’

‘Svetlana Valeva’s communication skills are outstanding, and she has proven herself to be a comprehensive legal professional. Her expertise in renewables and commitment have played a crucial role in our successful partnership with JII Law Firm. We highly value her contributions and are grateful for her exceptional service.’

‘JII stands out as one of the foremost law firms within the Bulgarian energy market. Their energy law department boasts extensive expertise in PV solar projects. We express our utmost satisfaction with the legal support received and firmly believe that the success in the project is due to the remarkable efforts of the legal team at JII.’

‘Rumen Ignatov and Svetlana Valeva exemplify excellence in the field of energy law, possessing profound theoretical knowledge and a keen business acumen. Notably, Svetlana demonstrates unwavering diligence in her work, ensuring punctuality in meeting deadlines while upholding great attention to detail and maintaining the highest standards of quality.’

‘JII’s Energy Department comprises of exceptional team of experts. Their comprehensive legal services for PV projects, characterized by their commitment to high standards, perfectly align with our requirements. In particular, we must highlight the senior associate Svetlana Valeva, whose exceptional knowledge of solar projects and competence in regulatory matters have been indispensable. Her expertise has been a guiding force in navigating the complex landscape of solar project regulations.’

Key clients

Bulgarian Ministry of Energy

National Electric Company

Bulgarian Energy Holding

Varna Logistics EAD

Polaris 8

Vicinity OOD

Miltopia OOD

Solay OOD

Industrial Zone Pleven OOD

SOGE Invest


Valevi Trade


Work highlights

  • Assisted the Ministry of Energy on all legal aspects concerning the termination of a long-term concession agreement with the construction company European Roads for extraction of inert materials.
  • Advised the Ministry of Energy on the re-negotiation of the 1999 concession agreement of the Chelopech underground gold-copper mine.
  • Advising on the development of a 20 MW PV project situated within the Industrial Park Pleven premises.

Bulgaria > EU and competition Tier 2

Multinational corporations, Bulgarian companies and governmental bodies regularly turn to Jordanov, Ignatov, Ivanov Law Firm for advice during unfair competition cases and for acquisition and merger clearance, where the team frequently appears before the Bulgarian Commission and the European Commission. The firm shows particular strength advising across the energy and increasingly the logistics sectors and counts a number of high-profile clients in its roster. Dimitar Ivanov leads the practice and is supported by senior associate Svetlana Valeva who together ‘work perfectly as a team’ according to clients.

Practice head(s):

Dimitar Ivanov

Other key lawyers:


‘JII Law Firm offers exceptional legal services across a wide spectrum of legal areas. Their EU and Competition Legal Practice is unrivaled, encompassing a broad range of expertise in competition law, including antitrust, merger clearance, compliance, and litigation.’

‘Our main point of contact within the EU and Competition department at JII Law Firm is the highly capable Svetlana Valeva, who closely collaborates with the esteemed partner, Dimitar Ivanov. Both of these individuals exemplify excellence in the legal profession. What sets Svetlana and Dimitar apart is their business-oriented approach. When we approach them with inquiries or concerns, they don’t just provide legal answers; they tailor their responses to our specific business needs and objectives. This pragmatic and solution-focused mindset has proven invaluable in our interactions.’

‘Our key contacts at the law firm are Dimitar Ivanov and Svetlana Valeva. Both are very responsive and work perfectly as a team. Dimitar always provides practical and business-oriented advice. Svetlana is very focused and dedicated to what she does. She is very diligent, expedient, and accurate.’

‘What truly sets JII Law Firm apart is their outstanding team, encompassing professionals from all departments, including the EU and Competition Department. Each member of their team embodies excellence, offering a depth of legal knowledge, dedication, and strategic insight that has been pivotal to our legal success.’

‘Svetlana Valeva is undoubtedly a valuable asset within the JII Law Firm team. Throughout our engagement, Svetlana demonstrated an in-depth understanding of the intricacies of merger clearance, particularly in the context of local competition authorities.’

‘In matters pertaining to EU law and competition, Svetlana Valeva has been our invaluable point of contact at JII Law Firm. She stands out as an unparalleled expert in these domains, possessing an exceptional reputation in the legal community.’

‘One of JII Law Firm’s standout attributes is their team of seasoned legal professionals. Their lawyers ensure that our legal concerns are not just addressed but also strategically managed for our benefit. This has been particularly evident in their handling of EU and competition matters, where their in-depth knowledge and strategic insights have consistently provided us with a competitive advantage.’

‘The extensive experience and profound understanding of the senior associate Svetlana Valeva in EU law and competition regulations have proven to be instrumental in guiding us through intricate compliance issues, antitrust concerns, and complex legal challenges.’

Key clients

Plesio Computers

Didis Kitchen

Ministry of Energy

Coca Cola Hellenic Bottling Company

Xella Bulgaria

Leader 96

Mundus Services

UVI United Vision

Aqua Lens

Lenses BG

Effect 2002

Genik Kafe Reshenia

SP Rentals

Smart Organic


BPD Ring Road

Varna Logistics

BPD Industrial Real Estate Fund

Work highlights

  • Represented Didy’s Kitchen in a case pertaining to the application of Regulation (EU) No 1407/2013 concerning Articles 107 and 108 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union on de minimis aid.
  • Represent Mundus Services before a new panel of the first instance court.
  • Advised on the acquisition of Varna Logistics EOOD by an investment, insurance and banking group, including supporting the transaction on all acquisition clearance aspects before the Commission for Protection of Competition.

Bulgaria > Real estate and construction Tier 2

The real estate and construction team at Jordanov, Ignatov, Ivanov Law Firm ‘demonstrates excellence’ in a broad spectrum of real estate and construction matters. The firm handles corporate real estate transactions, due diligence reports for land acquisition and leasing agreements on the real estate side. For its construction mandates, the team is involved in drafting and securing building permits and advising on the development of complex construction projects; a notable example is its ongoing advice to long-term client Bulgarian Property Developments on the construction of a large residential and commercial project in Sofia. Founding partners Ivan Jordanov and Rumen Ignatov jointly lead the practice.

Practice head(s):

Ivan Jordanov; Rumen Ignatov

Other key lawyers:

Nikolay Ignatov; Dimitar Ivanov


‘The Jordanov, Ignatov, Ivanov Law Firm team has multifaceted expertise and impeccable skills and our satisfaction with its services remains unwavering. The legal team at JII consistently demonstrates swift responsiveness and an exceptional grasp of our business intricacies. Its ability to adapt to our evolving needs and provide effective solutions has been a cornerstone of our successful collaboration.’

‘Rumen Ignatov’s insights and guidance have consistently proven invaluable to our organisation. Nikolay Ignatov possesses an exceptional mastery of regulatory and administrative procedures, and shows proficiency in navigating the intricate web of regulations and procedures.’

‘The real estate department at JII Law Firm has consistently exceeded our expectations, demonstrating excellence in every aspect of our collaboration. Their extensive expertise in real estate matters, combined with their unwavering dedication, has been instrumental in achieving successful outcomes.’

‘JII Law Firm’s real estate department is a paragon of professionalism, offering tailored solutions that align seamlessly with our specific needs. Their comprehensive knowledge of the real estate industry and commitment to client satisfaction have made them an invaluable and trusted partner in navigating the complexities of our business.’

‘All members of the JII team consistently excel in their roles. Ivan Jordanov, Rumen Ignatov, and Dimitar Ivanov have played pivotal roles in our business over the years, contributing significantly to our success. Nikolay Ignatov has also demonstrated remarkable prowess. Their collective expertise and dedication have made JII Law Firm a trusted and valuable partner in our journey.’

Key clients

Bulgarian Property Developments EOOD

Varna Logistics EAD

Arco Vara SA

Fairplay International AD

BPD Ring Road EOOD

Lindner Bulgaria EOOD

Core Construction EOOD

Mundus Services AD

BPD Industrial Real Estates Fund REIT

Industrial Zone Pleven OOD

Tavilog EOOD

Pleven Retail Centre ЕOOD

Castello Precast OOD

Smart Organic AD

Casa Nobile EOOD

Work highlights

  • Providing a comprehensive advisory service to Bulgarian Property Developments in relation to the creation of a mixed residential and commercial project.
  • Advising Varna Logistics AD on the potential sale of its logistics facility.
  • Acting as legal counsel for Lindner Bulgaria EOOD in relation to its Residential Park Lozen project.

Bulgaria > TMT Tier 3

Jordanov, Ignatov, Ivanov Law Firm has plenty of experience advising e-commerce platforms and digital businesses on various matters, including software licensing agreements, data privacy and IP matters. The team is also well regarded for its expertise in M&A transactions in the TMT sector. The team is jointly led by senior partner and IP rights expert Rumen Ignatov and data protection and cybersecurity regulations specialist Svetlana Valeva.

Practice head(s):

Rumen Ignatov; Svetlana Valeva

Other key lawyers:

Dimitar Ivanov


‘We specifically engaged JII’s TMT department due to their outstanding reputation in the start-up industry. JII Law Firm has consistently delivered an exceptional service to both local and foreign investors, offering support in various languages. All of the lawyers at JII Law Firm are highly skilled professionals with extensive experience and a strong focus on business-oriented legal solutions.’

‘Dimitar Ivanov and Svetlana Valeva have proven themselves to be excellent advisors with extensive experience in the corporate sector and TMT initiatives. Dimitar and Svetlana consistently meet deadlines and excel in providing comprehensive, business-oriented legal solutions. We greatly value their contributions and are confident in their ability to guide us through any legal challenges that may arise.’

‘JII Law Firm has consistently proven to be a trusted and reliable partner for all our legal needs.’

‘JII’s TMT services have been instrumental in helping us navigate the intricate landscape of intellectual property protection. Their expertise in handling technology-related legal matters, coupled with their understanding of our industry, ensures that our innovations are well protected.’

‘Rumen Ignatov’s unique blend of legal acumen and strong, business-oriented perspective is truly invaluable to us as clients. Svetlana Valeva’s deep knowledge in the TMT domain is remarkable. Her commitment to staying current with the latest legal developments and case law ensures that we receive the most up-to-date and accurate guidance. Svetlana’s attention to detail further enhances the quality and precision of the legal services we receive.’

‘Their team consistently delivers timely, thorough, and expert legal counsel, particularly in the field of TMT law. Their responsiveness to legal developments and their unwavering commitment to the highest standards set them apart.’

‘The firm boasts a diverse cadre of dedicated experts across a myriad of fields. Dimitar Ivanov and Svetlana Valeva’s collaborative approach is exemplary, ensuring seamless communication and delivery of exceptional service. Dimitar consistently offers pragmatic, business-oriented counsel that resonates with our strategic objectives. Meanwhile, Svetlana’s unwavering focus and dedication are truly commendable. She approaches her work with meticulous attention to detail, displaying exceptional diligence, swiftness in action, and precision in all endeavours.’

Key clients


ImmoTech Germany

Aqua Lense

Leader 96

Turk Telekom International BG EOOD

Sciant AD

Speedvalue Ltd, Israel

UVI United Vision


Work highlights

  • Advised on the structuring of a German-Bulgarian partnership, known as ImmoTech Germany, focused on the development and distribution of high-tech facility management software.
  • Advising IQVIA on intellectual property rights related to the promotion of a new medical product on the Bulgarian market.
  • Advising Ecom Solutions with regard to a high-stakes service-level contract with an Indian contractor.

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