Mr Ivan Todorov > Georgiev, Todorov & Co > Sofia, Bulgaria > Lawyer Profile

Georgiev, Todorov & Co
1000 SOFIA

Work Department

Dispute Resolution, Healthcare and Life Sciences


Founder and Senior Partner

Practice areas: Dispute Resolution, Administrative Law and Appeals, Privatization, Banking, Mergers and Acquisitions, Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Law


Ivan Todorov is the founder and managing partner of Georgiev, Todorov & Co. – one of the first law firms to be established in Bulgaria.

Mr. Todorov holds a PhD in Administrative Law. Since 2010 he is a professor in Administrative Law and Administrative Proceedings.

He has extensive expertise in administrative matters, corporate and banking law, privatization, M&A transactions and litigation.

Professor Todorov has led some of the most significant administrative procedures in Bulgaria and the lawsuits, related to them as the privatization of the Bulgarian Maritime Fleet and the Bulgarian Telecommunication Company, the licensing of the second and the third GSM operators, the national licensing of Nova Television, the concessions of Varna and Burgas Airport, the privatization of Nu Boyana Film Studios (the only Bulgarian film studio), complicated legal proceedings for Microsoft Corporation and Mitsui before the Commission on Protection of Competition. He has initiated six cases in the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Bulgaria and has participated in the successful conduct of some of the most important international arbitration cases, as well as court cases in other countries and the Court of Justice of the EU.

Proffesor Todorov has made an outstanding contribution in the field of law in Bulgaria. He gives lectures in law faculties of universities such as South-West University “Neofit Rilski”, Blagoevgrad, The University of Library Studies and Information Technologies and Plovdiv University “Paisiy Hilendarski”.

He has a number of publications, including four monographs (one of which was also published by an American publishing house), a textbook in Administrative Law, with seven revised editions co-authored with Professor Kino Lazarov, as well as multiple legal articles and opinions in Bulgarian newspapers and legal online platforms.

In 2020 he received the prestigious award of the magazine and the largest employers’ organization – the Confederation of Employers and Industrialists in Bulgaria for “Mr. Economy” for his outstanding contribution to the development of the economy in Bulgaria and building a sustainable business in the last three decades.




Professor Todorov has been a national consultant in a working group of the United Nations (UN) for “Institutional and structural reforms in the judicial system in Bulgaria”.

He also participated as a member and rapporteur in the Commission for Drafting the Administrative Procedure Code, and as a national expert in the UN program for administrative modernisation of Central and Eastern Europe. For two mandates

Professor Todorov was a member of the board of directors of one of the largest law firms in Europe – Eversheds Sutherland.

Professor Todorov is also the founder of the Bulgarian Association for European Law and an Honorary Consul of Antigua and Barbuda in the Republic of Bulgaria.


Sofia University, Faculty of Law Professor in Administrative Law.

Lawyer Rankings

Bulgaria > Dispute resolution

(Leading individuals)

Ivan TodorovGeorgiev, Todorov & Co

Georgiev, Todorov & Costands out for its excellent litigation practice’ and has experience in arbitrations, high-value disputes and administrative proceedings across various industry sectors. Practice leaders Ivan Todorov and Arno Mamasyan led the team which acted as co-counsel to White & Case and NSTLAW in the investment arbitration of Kornikom before the ICSID. Other key members of the practice include Mariya Derelieva, who ‘has a very good track record in her dispute resolution practice’, and Tsvetelina Dimitrova, who is engaged in a variety of administrative and commercial cases.

Bulgaria > Intellectual property

Georgiev, Todorov & Co provides ‘excellent legal advice and court representation for all intellectual property matters’, ranging from licensing and copyright issues to patent and trademark registrations, among others. The team includes key adviser Tsvetelina Dimitrova, who has ‘valuable experience in the sector’ and represented Nexo Capital in an appeal against the Patent Office for the deregistration of a trademark, alongside practice co-leader Arno Mamasyan. Other key members include managing partner and team co-leader Ivan Todorov, and ‘excellent associateMargarita Ivanova.

Bulgaria > Healthcare and life sciences

Georgiev, Todorov & Co delivers an ‘unparalleled service’ to clients across the pharma and healthcare sectors, including major hospitals, pharmaceutical and cosmetics companies, when it comes to strategically significant disputes. The team, which also advises on regulatory, corporate and IP matters, successful defended Balkam Group against an alleged unfair competition claim before the Commission for Protection of Competition. Managing partner Ivan Todorov leads the practice and is supported by Tsvetelina Dimitrova, Mariya Derelieva and associate Margarita Ivanova.

Bulgaria > Energy and natural resources

Georgiev, Todorov & Co combines its ‘experience in the energy sector, excellent track record in litigation and great communication with clients’ to represent electricity and renewable producers, gas and oil refineries and natural resources companies, in regulatory and court proceedings. Elsewhere, the team also handles non-contentious mandates, including energy infrastructure and development projects. Managing partner Ivan Todorov jointly leads the practice alongside Mariya Derelieva, who represents cogeneration and renewable producers in disputes. Both Arno Mamasyan and Nikolay Lazarov are key members of the team.