Firm Profile > Dinova Rusev & Partners > Sofia, Bulgaria

Dinova Rusev & Partners
22 EMILE DE LAVELEYE STR
1000 SOFIA
Bulgaria

Dispute resolution Tier 1

Dinova Rusev & Partners excels in energy disputes, where Iliya Grozdanov takes the lead in mulitple high-profile and high-value claims, such as representing an international corporation in precedent-setting arbitration against the Bulgarian State concerning the renewables sector. However, under the leadership of Konstantin Stambolov, the practice also has a significant caseload of disputes across of a range of industries, including retail, real estate and construction and food and beverage, among others.

Practice head(s):

Konstantin Stambolov

Other key lawyers:

Iliya Grozdanov

Testimonials

‘Good exprience and knowledge on dispute resolution matters. ’

‘Iliya Grozdanov has very good negotiation skills.’

‘They are very business-oriented, practical, easy to communicate with and they possess specific knowledge about energy law.’

‘Recommend Iliya Grozdanov for his specific knowledge about energy trading; very business oriented, practical, easy to communicate with.’

Key clients

AP Retail I (a Hystead Group company)

Kaliakra Wind Power (KWP)

Terna S.A.

Terna Energy

3M Bulgaria

Egleka Group

Bulgarian Development Fund

Major international investor in the energy field

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Dinova Rusev & Partners acts for some well-known international companies as well as signficiant domestic players, with a noteworthy following among mining companies. A large partner team of six is led by experienced transaction lawyer Anelia Dinova, whose primary focus is inward investment into Bulgaria. She is supported by Iliya Grozdanov, who is recommended for his knowledge of the energy sector. The firm recently won a competitive pitch to become preferred Bulgarian advisor to a well-known global company. Other clients include McDonalds and UK retail chain Marks & Spencer.

Practice head(s):

Anelia Dinova

Other key lawyers:

Iliya Grozdanov

Testimonials

‘The team is highly responsive and interacts with care for capturing the problem/question raised.’

‘Iliya Grozdanov is recommended; a long time partner with good knowledge of our business.’

‘Strong team players, fast response to the enquiries, deep analytic reply providing optional scenarios of the solutions, very professional attitude.’

‘Immediate contact back with drawing of action plan. Very easy to work with all of them.’

Key clients

Major US private equity investment fund

Major IT group

3M

McDonalds

EkoBulgaria

Monsanto

AP Retail

Northrop Grumman

Danaos Development

Fourlis Group

Marks & Spencer

Sephora Bulgaria

Marinopoulos Group

Yazaki

Imerys Minerals Bulgaria

Sofia Hotel Balkan

Economou Shipping

Beit

Devico Bulgaria

Vitasource

Catechin Water Laboratories

Il Cosmetics

Astron Chemicals

IPA Architects

Greenville Bulgaria

EU and competition Tier 2

Dinova Rusev & Partners advises on antitrust investigations and proceedings, as well as handling merger control and compliance reviews for a client base of mid-sized to large companies. The firm is representing a regional motor fuel producer and distributor under investigation by the Bulgarian competition regulator for alleged violations of cartel and anti-monopoly laws. Milen Rusev, formerly of the competition regulator, the CPC, leads the team, which includes Ivelina Cherneva, who focuses on the competition of aspects of M&A transactions.

Practice head(s):

Milen Rusev

Other key lawyers:

Ivelina Cherneva; Yordan Minko

Key clients

3M Bulgaria

AP Retail I

Sofia South Ring Mall

Sephora Bulgaria

Imerys Minerals Bulgaria

Daskalantonakis group of companies

Marinopoulos group

Eko Bulgaria

Projects and PPP Tier 2

Managing partner Anelia Dinova at Dinova Rusev & Partners has a track record of project 'firsts' in the market, particularly in relation to energy projects within the renewables field. The firm is also experienced in public procurement, where managing associate Gergana Chushkova takes the lead and advises on public and private tenders across a range of heavy industries, such as rail. The firm is currently also assisting Kaliakra Wind Power with amendments to project financing agreements related to its wind power plant.

Practice head(s):

Anelia Dinova

Other key lawyers:

Gergana Chushkova

Key clients

Immerys Minerals Bulgaria

AP Retail I, European Trade Centre and C Energy

Kaliakra Wind Power

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 3

Dinova Rusev & Partners acts for companies and investors in a variety of finance transactions, security-related work and regulatory matters, including some high-value and complex debt restructuring. Practice head Diana Valkova is experienced in the field and leads a capable team that includes fellow partner Georgi Vladov, who has project finance, syndicated loan and financial compliance expertise.

Practice head(s):

Diana Valkova

Other key lawyers:

Georgi Vladov; Anelia Dinova

Key clients

3M

Economou Shipping

Terna Energy (GEK Terna group)

AP Retail I

Northrop Grumman

Kaliakra Wind Power

Cash Advance Bulgaria

Imerys Minerals Bulgaria

House Market Bulgaria

Trade Estates Bulgaria

Energy and natural resources Tier 3

Dinova Rusev & Partners is particularly focused on the mining industry with its client roster comprising multiple mining companies operating in Bulgaria. However, the practice also handles disputes within the wider energy sector, such as a competition case for Kaliakra Wind Power. Iliya Grozdanov has valuable experience and is supported by head of dispute resolution Konstantin Stambolov.

Practice head(s):

Iliya Grozdanov

Other key lawyers:

Konstantin Stambolov

Testimonials

‘We work solely with DRP when we need legal services in the energy area. We are satisfied with their services and see no reason to use a different firm.’

‘The team at DRP is competent and provides prompt advice.’

Key clients

Terna Energy

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

Bulgarian Energy Holding

Kaliakra Wind Power

Assos Capital – AP Retail I

Energo Pro

Gorubso Kardzali

House Market Bulgaria

Trade Estates Bulgaria

Real estate and construction Tier 3

Real estate and construction is a core area of practice at Dinova Rusev & Partners, where Georgi Vladov, Anelia Dinova  and litigator Iliya Grozdanov  comprise an experienced team. Although the firm has a broad offering, it has niche expertise in mall management and hospitality services and acts for two major shopping malls in Sofia.

Practice head(s):

Georgi Vladov

Other key lawyers:

Anelia Dinova; Iliya Grozdanov

Testimonials

‘The team understands the needs of the customer and gives clear information on the issue.’

‘Established, long-term cooperation with mutual trust and respect.’

Key clients

Assos Capital

AP Retail I

Svartehavet

Marinopoulos

South Ring Mall Sofia

Baltic International Bank

Eko Bulgaria

Terna Energy

Terna

Sun Foods

Imerys Minerals Bulgaria

Gorubso Kardjali

House Market Bulgaria

Telerik

MG Consult

Trade Estates Bulgaria

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and finance Diana Valkova
Banking and finance Georgi Vladov
Capital markets Diana Valkova
Company and commercial, M&A Anelia Dinova
Company and commercial, M&A Milen Rusev
Competition and antitrust Milen Rusev
Dispute resolution Konstantin Stambolov
Employment Vesela Kabatliyska
Energy and environment Iliya Grozdanov
Real estate and construction Georgi Vladov
Real estate and construction Anelia Dinova
Shipping Georgi Vladov
TMT Milen Rusev
Number of lawyers : 20
English
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German
Russian
Contacts : Anelia Dinova (anelia.dinova@drp-legal.com)
Contacts : Milen Rusev (milen.rusev@drp-legal.com)
Contacts : Diana Valkova (diana.valkova@drp-legal.com)
Contacts : Georgi Vladov (georgi.vladov@drp-legal.com)
Contacts : Iliya Grozdanov (Iliya.grozdanov@drp-legal.com)
Contacts : Konstantin Stambolov (konstantin.stambolov@drp-legal.com)