Dinova Rusev & Partners > Sofia, Bulgaria > Firm Profile

Dinova Rusev & Partners
17, Vasil Aprilov Str.
1504 Sofia

Bulgaria > Dispute resolution Tier 1

Energy disputes lie at the heart of Dinova Rusev & Partners‘s practice, where the team is frequently asked to assist in high-profile cases that arise from the rulings of the energy regulator. The firm has a proven track record in administrative, civil and international litigation and handles cases relating to real estate, construction and employment as well as public procurement. Iliya Grozdanov and Georgi Vladov jointly lead the disputes practice, with the former focusing on energy litigation and the latter covering real estate and construction cases. Key partner, Konstantin Stambolov  has a focus on civil and administrative cases.

Practice head(s):

Iliya Grozdanov; Georgi Vladov

Other key lawyers:


‘Very good knowledge of energy law and energy trading in particular.’

‘Iliya Grozdanov – very good knowledge of energy law, very practical and business oriented.’

‘Very knowledgeable in labor law. The team always finds solutions and does thorough research on the cases.’


Key clients

Streamflow EAD

AP Retail I EOOD (a Hyprop Group company)

Kaliakra Wind Power (KWP)

Terna S.A.

Terna Energy

3M Bulgaria EOOD

Egleka Group

Bulgarian Development Fund

Major international investor in the energy field


Stamovi 2016 OOD

Natural Brande

Dimitar Berbatov team

Individual – Mr. Yonchev

Sofia Hotel Balkan

Victoria Bank, Moldova

Everty Bulgaria


MG Consult

Work highlights

  • Represents Kaliakra Wind Power in high-value cases against State owned energy company for payment of balancing charges on renewable energy.
  • Represents Dimitar Berbatov in 8 different court cases related to his candidacy for President of the Bulgarian Football Union.

Bulgaria > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

The corporate and commercial team of Dinova Rusev & Partners is well equipped to handle M&A transactions, through the expertise of the team led by founding partner Anelia Dinova and Ivelina Cherneva. Dinova focuses her work on the structuring of transactions and deal negotiations, while Cherneva specializes in unfair competition and consumer protection next to commercial matters and M&A deals.

Practice head(s):

Anelia Dinova; Ivelina Cherneva

Other key lawyers:

Georgi Vladov


‘Their language of communication is user-friendly; they aim at making the client comprehend the issue and its practical implications no matter how complex it may be from a legalistic perspective.’

‘Georgi Vladov: reachable, calm, very knowledgeable, creative thinking. I appreciate his patience in working with a multi-jurisdictional team. His judgement is trustworthy; he is straightforward in his communication, succinct yet thorough and he never beats around the bush or “hides” behind legalistic terminology when talking to us on a matter.’

‘Very strong team with huge range of professional knowledge. Very cooperative and fast responding. Carefully study all details of the problem and provide multiple options/decisions where possible.’

‘Smart thinking!’

‘Highly experienced team in M&A and privatizations, they have strong negotiation capabilities.’

‘Individuals at all levels are result oriented. Confidence for the deliverables is one of the key competitive advantages.’

Key clients

Transmetrics AD

I-Cover Services Limited

Everty Bulgaria

CRD Sport


AP Retail I EOOD

Northrop Grumman

Imerys Minerals Bulgaria

Sofia Hotel Balkan AD

Economou Shipping

Devico Bulgaria EOOD

Cavalieri 1981 AD

Astron Chemicals


Greenville Bulgaria

Work highlights

  • Acting for Transmetrics in the negotiations and perfection of a convertible loan investment from the European Innovation Council.
  • Acting for a real estate group company on the implementation of restructuring its assets-holding in Bulgaria.
  • Advising on the Bulgarian law implication of the international acquisition of XBT Holding SA by One Equity Partners.

Bulgaria > EU and competition Tier 2

Dinova Rusev & Partners competition lawyers excel in matters relating to merger control and the related regulations, competition violation cases, abuse of dominant market position and competition issues related to advertisements. The team advises both domestic and foreign clients across the energy and fuels sectors and manufacturing and retail companies. Milen Rusev leads the practice and has extensive experience advising on all competition aspects of M&A transactions, while Ivelina Cherneva advises on unfair competition cases and provides ongoing advice relating to competition law.

Practice head(s):

Milen Rusev

Other key lawyers:


‘A highly experienced team which delivers results in the most efficient way. Business oriented, with services that create value.’

‘Experienced and hands on individuals at all levels of the firm.’

Key clients

3M Bulgaria

AP Retail I

Sofia South Ring Mall

Imerys Minerals Bulgaria AD

Daskalantonakis Group of Companies

Eko Bulgaria EAD

CRD Sport

Work highlights

  • Advised CRD Sport in the successful acquisition of a Bulgarian first-division professional football club.
  • Assisted Hellenic Dairies in obtaining unconditional merger clearance by the Bulgarian merger regulator, of the acquisition of United Milk Company.

Bulgaria > Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 3

Work highlights

Bulgaria > Energy and natural resources Tier 3

Dinova Rusev & Partners advises across the renewable energy, oil and gas, utilities and emerging technologies and has expert knowledge on energy regulation. Iliya Grozdanov leads the practise and is highly regarded in this sector.

Practice head(s):

Iliya Grozdanov


‘The company took a very short time to fully understand the specific of the problem, gathered a team of professionals that took a look on the matter from different point of views, some of which even we did not think of. The final consultancy was complete and comprehensive. 

‘The individuals we have worked we personally were very straight to the point professionals.’

‘The uniqueness of their practice lies in its exceptional blend of legal prowess, innovation, and client-centered service. Potential clients would be keen to know about their team’s deep legal expertise, diverse strengths, and collaborative approach, ensuring comprehensive solutions to their legal needs.’

‘The individuals we collaborate with, stand out through their unparalleled dedication, expertise, and client-centric approach. What sets them apart from competitors is their unwavering commitment to excellence and their ability to tailor solutions to meet each client’s unique needs. Their qualities of integrity, innovation, and proactive problem-solving have been invaluable in our collaborations.”’

‘We have a really good impression on the team from DRP. This is mainly based on the always professional and very fast feedback and analysis by them. In challenging and dynamic times, it is crucial to act quickly and well prepared. We also value DRP Legal’s expertise in the energy sector. The insight into different positions of the value chain enables professional and efficient support.’

Key clients

Ignitis renewables

Taalery Energia

Armaco Energy

United Group Solar

State Power Investment Corporation China


Mann energy

Kaliakra Wind Power

Kellag (windfarm Balchik)


Work highlights

Bulgaria > Projects and PPP Tier 3

Bulgaria > Real estate and construction Tier 3

Dinova Rusev & Partners' practice covers a litany of real estate matters, consisting of completing due diligence for energy infrastructure projects and the drafting and negotiating of various contracts and lease agreements, as well as representation in arbitration and court proceedings related to real estate assets. The team led by Georgi Vladov has particular expertise in advising on matters relating to shopping malls and hospitality services.

Practice head(s):

Georgi Vladov

Other key lawyers:

Anelia Dinova; Iliya Grozdanov


‘Dinova Rusev and Partners adopt an interdisciplinary approach and have the capacity to provide the full range of services related to the acquisition, financing and construction of real estate projects. They go the extra mile to help clients create and implement effective strategies to meet specific business needs.’

‘Georgi Vladov has exceptional expertise in real estate transactions. He also has the ability to swiftly bring in experts and incorporate expertise from other practices when it comes to specific requests outside of the team’s core legal competencies. He is very responsive and has excellent communication skills, with a focus on detail when necessary for the client to understand.’

‘A highly experienced team which delivers results in the most efficient way. Business oriented, with services that create value.’

‘Individuals at any level involved are result oriented. Confidence in the deliverables is one of the key competitive advantages.’

‘They are quick to respond, and I feel confident that the advice and answers are realistic and carefully assessed for quality and competence.’

Key clients

AP Retail I EOOD

United Energy


Al in Motion


Greenville Bulgaria

UL China

Victoria Bank, Moldova

Gorubso Kardjali AD

House Market Bulgaria

MG Consult EOOD

Amit Construction


Work highlights

  • Advising United Group on a complex EPC contract for a solar project in Bulgaria.
  • Advising Venafi on leasing its new office in Sofia.
  • Advising AP Retail I EOOD on all aspects of the operation of The Mall, including a number of internal reconstructions.

Who we are

DRP is a full service law firm based in Bulgaria offering companies a wide range of legal services. We pride ourselves in providing results orientated and personalized advice of an exceptionally high standard in a time and cost efficient manner.
DRP is well placed to provide you with expert tailored and effective advice. It is this energetic and enthusiastic approach to excellence in everything, which gained us a place among the leading law firms in Bulgaria.

What defers us

Our firm is structured on corporate basis where each lawyer specializes and works in several fields. This allows us to offer to our clients specialized high quality advice. Our lawyers are talented and committed. We prioritize their professional development and strive to create an inspirational working environment. We are proud to offer solution based advice tailored to the specific business needs of our clients. We do not only advise on the law, but also understand our client’s goals and offer solutions to the particular issues.


Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and finance Georgi Vladov Georgi.Vladov@DRP-Legal.com 00 359 2 903 01 01
Capital markets Anelia Dinova Anelia.Dinova@DRP-Legal.com 00 359 2 903 01 01
Company and commercial, M&A Anelia Dinova Anelia.Dinova@DRP-Legal.com 00 359 2 903 01 01
Company and commercial, M&A Milen Rusev Milen.Rusev@DRP-Legal.com 00 359 2 903 01 01
Competition and antitrust Milen Rusev Milen.Rusev@DRP-Legal.com 00 359 2 903 01 01
Dispute resolution Konstantin Stambolov Konstantin.Stambolov@DRP-Legal.com 00 359 2 903 01 01
Personal Data Protection Vesela Kabatliyska vesela.kabatliyska@drp-legal.com 00 359 2 903 01 01
Employment Vesela Kabatliyska vesela.kabatliyska@drp-legal.com 00 359 2 903 01 01
Energy and environment Iliya Grozdanov Iliya.Grozdanov@DRP-Legal.com 00 359 2 903 01 01
Real estate and construction Georgi Vladov Georgi.Vladov@DRP-Legal.com 00 359 2 903 01 01
Real estate and construction Anelia Dinova Anelia.Dinova@DRP-Legal.com 00 359 2 903 01 01
Shipping Georgi Vladov Georgi.Vladov@DRP-Legal.com 00 359 2 903 01 01
TMT Milen Rusev Milen.Rusev@DRP-Legal.com 00 359 2 903 01 01
Number of lawyers : 20
Employment Law Alliance
International Commercial Law Alliance (ICLA)
European Employment Law Association
Bulgarian Entrepreneurial Association
South East Legal Alliance
Bulgarian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association
Association of European Energy Consultants
Contacts : Anelia Dinova (anelia.dinova@drp-legal.com)
Contacts : Milen Rusev (milen.rusev@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)
Contacts : Ivelina Cherneva (ivelina.cherneva@drp-legal.com))
Contacts : Vesela Kabatliyska (vesela.kabatliyska@drp-legal.com)