Dinova Rusev & Partners > Sofia, Bulgaria > Firm Profile

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

Bulgaria > Dispute resolution Tier 1

Dinova Rusev & Partners has a leading practice in energy disputes and handles high-end cases related to rulings of the energy regulator. Iliya Grozdanov leads on administrative, civil and international litigation in this sector, such as representing Kaliakra Wind Power in multiple cases against a state-owned energy company for payment of balancing charges on renewable energy. The team, which is led by Konstantin Stambolov, also includes real estate and construction, employment, public procurement and retail disputes in its caseload. Key clients include Terna Energy and the Bulgarian Development Fund.

Practice head(s):

Konstantin Stambolov

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Testimonials

‘They are business oriented and make things happen. A very good quality of service and the team has specific energy law knowledge.’

‘Iliya Grozdanov is business oriented, communicative and has specific energy law knowledge.’

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

Work highlights

  • Representing Kaliakra Wind Power in cases against one of the state owned energy companies for payment of balancing charges on renewable energy.
  • Representing a client in a railway construction related dispute in Bulgaria.

Bulgaria > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Noted for its expertise in the mining and real estate sectors, Dinova Rusev & Partners advises local companies and international brands on a range of ongoing corporate mandates, providing day-to-day advisory work. The team is led by Anelia Dinova, who has over 20 years’ experience and handles transactions with a focus on foreign investments in Bulgaria. Another key member of the practice includes Iliya Grozdanov, who assists clients in the energy sector on commercial matters.

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Testimonials

‘The main advantage of DRP is the approach to the specific request of the customer, and knowing our business and practices. They have a very collaborative team with lots of knowledge and expertise. Our connection is fast and responses are obtained in timely manner.’

‘DRP’s professionals are reactive, knowledgeable, and business oriented. They accommodate our needs well.’

‘We are very satisfied from our work with them. They are very professional and you just feel they have your back and will threat your problem as theirs. Their response rate is very good, they are quick and very organized. They speak our language and give very good practical advices.’

Key clients

Transmetrics

iCOVER Services

3M

McDonalds

Eko Bulgaria

Monsanto

AP Retail

Northrop Grumman

Danaos Development

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

Bulgaria > EU and competition Tier 2

Dinova Rusev & Partners handles a broad scope of competition and antitrust mandates, including merger control, abuse of dominant position and cartel investigations, as well as compliance reviews for its roster of long-standing clients. Milen Rusev previously worked for the Bulgarian Commission for Protection of Competition and leads the team, while Ivelina Cherneva advises on the competition aspects of M&A deals. The practice group regularly assists key clients, including 3M, Daskalanotnakis Group and Eko Bulgaria, to name of few, on day-to-day competition law and unfair trading issues.

Practice head(s):

Milen Rusev

Other key lawyers:

Ivelina Cherneva; Yordan Minko

Testimonials

‘The main advantage of DRP is the approach to the specific request of the customer – knowing our business and practices, they have provided professional legal support. They have a very collaborative team with lots of knowledge and expertise. Our connection is fast and responses are obtained in timely manner.’

‘The team delivered efficiently all the requirements within the agreed time schedule without and budget. Key capabilities are accuracy, well designed scope and results.’

‘Availability is one of their key advantages, without undervaluing their high quality of services and their experience versus competitors.’

Key clients

3M Bulgaria

AP Retail I

Sofia South Ring Mall

Sephora Bulgaria

Imerys Minerals Bulgaria

Daskalantonakis Group of Companies

Marinopoulos group

Eko Bulgaria

Work highlights

  • Assisted Daskalantonakis Group in a group restructuring exercise in Bulgaria, which included the preparation of a complicated and not straight-forward application for merger clearance and representation of the Client before the Bulgarian merger regulator.
  • Representing EKO Bulgaria in an ongoing cartel investigation involving all major fuel retail and wholesale operators in Bulgaria.
  • Providing litigation services to Kaliakra Wind Power, aimed at putting an end of unfair trading practices, including abuse of monopolistic position, by the state owned National Electric Company.

Bulgaria > Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 3

Key clients of Dinova Rusev & Partners’ banking and finance practice - which has a strong focus on the energy sector - include Terna Energy and Kaliakra Wind Power. The team handles refinancing and debt restructuring matters, in addition to regulatory issues. Diana Valkova leads the practice group and focuses on financial transactions and security related work, while Georgi Vladov has experience in project financing and syndicated loans.

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Testimonials

‘Efficiency within deadlines is their most important, competitive advantage. Among the key capabilities are accuracy, well designed strategy, high experience and results.’

Key clients

3M

Economou Shipping

Terna Energy

AP Retail I

Northrop Grumman

Kaliakra Wind Power

Imerys Minerals Bulgaria

House Market Bulgaria

Trade Estates Bulgaria

Bulgaria > Energy and natural resources Tier 3

Noted for its expertise in renewables projects and mining-related disputes, Dinova Rusev & Partners has expanded its practice into different areas of the energy sector, such as representing AIK Energy in proceedings for electricity trading licensing and issuance of license for gas trading. The team is led by Iliya Grozdanov, who has experience in renewable and conventional energy transactions, and is supported by head of dispute resolution Konstantin Stambolov.

Practice head(s):

Iliya Grozdanov

Other key lawyers:

Konstantin Stambolov; Radoslav Zahariev

Testimonials

‘I consider that the renewable energy practice at DRP law firm is excellent due the following reasons: it has extensive experience in renewable projects in Bulgaria; its responses to needs for legal service are swift and flexible which makes collaboration highly efficient; their professionalism in M&A and local compliance issues is practical and they keep a close eye on the latest change of regulatory attitudes by local authorities.’ 

Key clients

Hyperion Renewables

AIK Energy

Mercuria Trading

Terna Energy

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

Bulgarian Energy Holding

Kaliakra Wind Power

Assos Capital

Energo Pro

Gorubso Kardzali

AIK Energy

Trade Estates Bulgaria

Bulgaria > Projects and PPP Tier 3

Bulgaria > Real estate and construction Tier 3

Noted for its expertise in mall management and hospitality services, Dinova Rusev & Partners advises its diverse roster of clients, including two of the largest shopping malls in Sofia, on transactions, real estate-related litigation and construction matters. Georgi Vladov heads the practice group and is supported by co-founding partner Anelia Dinova, who is active in the field of commercial real estate, and litigator Iliya Grozdanov.

Practice head(s):

Georgi Vladov

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Testimonials

‘Dinova Rusev & Partners is highly competent, solution oriented, dedicated to resolving any matter while taking into consideration all legal risks involved and finding the most efficient way to mitigated them.’

‘The team includes professionals with diverse backgrounds and specialisation who collaborate effectively, both within the team and with the client.’

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

Danaos Development

Work highlights

  • Assisted AP Retail I  on the management of one of the largest retail centres in Sofia including tenant negotiations, real estate-related litigation, advice on ongoing construction matters and cadastre issues.
  • Advising MG Consult acting as project manager on ongoing issues of construction of a Class A office building in Sofia with total built up area of 50,000 sqm.
  • Advising Danaos Development on structuring, project development and construction of a €40m residential project, including inventing a complex structure of the relations with the contractor and leading the negotiations on its implementation.
DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
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
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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)