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

Georgiev, Todorov & Co
1000 SOFIA

Work Department

Dispute Resolution, Healthcare and Life Sciences


Managing 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 & Co truly excels in dispute resolution, is noted for its ‘exceptional expertise in the field‘ and ‘innovative thinking for clients’ most challenging needs.’ The firm litigates at the highest level, with a busy caseload of arbitiration; it is acting for investment company Kornikom in its ICSID case against the Republic of Serbia, the first Bulgarian investor claim against a foreign state. Arbitrator Arno Mamasyan and firm managing partner Ivan Todorov steer a team of 14 ‘game changers’, which includes recently promoted partners Mariya Derelieva and Tsvetelina Dimitrova.

Bulgaria > Healthcare and life sciences

Georgiev, Todorov & Co excels in high-level disputes which are often of strategic importance to the healthcare market. Recently, it acted  for Acibadem City Clinic Tokuda Hospital in a dispute with the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) concerning payments to health-insured patients above limits set by the NHIF. Ivan Todorov and his team also handle a wider scope of work, including corporate, regulatory, advertising and licensing matters. Mariya Derelieva and Tsvetelina Dimitrova were promoted to partner in 2020 and lead on several work highlights.

Bulgaria > Projects and PPP

Georgiev, Todorov & Co advises companies, state bodies and investors on public procurement, due diligence, planning and development, and construction in respect of infrastracture projects. Notably, the firm is acting for G.P. Group on two significant matters. Leading litigator Ivan Todorov brings his deep public sector knowledge to the team, which is co-led by construction specialist Miglena Peneva.