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Projects and PPP Tier 1
Dinova Rusev & Partners' experience encompasses greenfield development projects, financing issues and PPP matters with notable expertise in the energy and mining sectors. Recent highlights include advising Bulgarian Energy Holding on the financing of the South Stream pipeline project, and assisting Imerys Minerals Bulgaria with issues relating to its mining projects in Bulgaria. Anelia Dinova leads the department, which also includes regulatory expert Milen Rusev, real estate project specialist Georgi Vladov, and Iliya Grozdanov, who focuses on the energy sector.
The ‘highly professional and business-oriented’ team at Dinova Rusev & Partners acts ‘with real care for its clients’ needs’; it assists financial and payment institutions with debt restructuring, bond issuances and syndicated facility agreements, as well as providing compliance advice. Department head Diana Valkova, who focuses on financial transactions and security-related work; Anelia Dinova, who acts on complicated financing and debt restructuring agreements; and Georgi Vladov, who specialises in advising on syndicated loans and regulatory compliance, are recommended.
Dinova Rusev & Partners recently advised on deals in the food and beverage, mining, logistics and consumer goods sectors, among others. Major clients include Sephora, Marks & Spencer, McDonald's and 3M. Team head Anelia Dinova, who focuses on foreign investments, and Iliya Grozdanov, who has experience in structuring, drafting and negotiating various types of commercial agreements, are noted. Georgi Vladov advised an international private equity fund on the sale of one of the largest shopping centres in Sofia for €156m.
Dispute resolution Tier 2
Dinova Rusev & Partners specialises in energy and environmental disputes. In a recent highlight, Iliya Grozdanov acted on behalf of a major international corporation in the renewable energy sector in an investor-state dispute over a breach of the fair and equitable treatment clause of the Energy Charter Treaty. Konstantin Stambolov heads the team.
Energy and natural resources Tier 3
Dinova Rusev & Partners's team is led by Iliya Grozdanov, who advises on renewable and conventional energy matters; he recently defended Kaliakra Wind Power against a €3m claim by the National Electricity Company relating to the payment of balancing charges, which set a precedent in Bulgarian case law. Litigator Konstantin Stambolov and recently promoted senior associate Radoslav Zahariev, who specialises in electricity issues, are also key contacts. Other major clients include Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Bulgarian Energy Holding.
EU and competition Tier 3
Dinova Rusev & Partners has a ‘personal approach’ towards its clients and shows ‘the utmost level of care, understanding and diligence’ when advising on abuse of dominant position, unfair competition and misleading advertising matters. Department head Milen Rusev advises on complex M&A deals from a competition perspective, and Iliya Grozdanov is ‘very responsive and dedicated’. The team acted for Eko Bulgaria in proceedings before the Bulgarian competition authority regarding a possible cartel in the motor fuel retail sector, where the client faced a fine of €30m. Sofia South Ring Mall and Sephora are also major clients.
Real estate and construction Tier 3
Dinova Rusev & Partners has expertise in real estate matters involving large-scale shopping centres, as well as secured debt restructuring. Department head Georgi Vladov advises on construction-related projects and sale-purchase transactions for shopping malls, and the lease of office areas; Anelia Dinova focuses on inward investment matters; and senior associate Gergana Chushkova has litigation experience. Major clients include Sofia South Ring Mall, Telerik and Ikea/House Market Bulgaria. The firm advised Assos Capital and AP Retail on the €156m sale of The Mall to Balkan Retail.
Georgi Vladov leads the department at Dinova Rusev & Partners and has substantial experience in transport projects, shipping disputes and restructuring matters; the group also fields senior associates Ivelina Cherneva and Gergana Chushkova. The team also has notable shipping expertise and counts Economou Shipping Group, Crup and Enteria as clients.
Dinova Rusev & Partners > Firm Profile
|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|
|Energy and environment||Iliya Grozdanov|
|Real estate and construction||Georgi Vladov|
|Real estate and construction||Anelia Dinova|
|Ms Gergana Antonova||View Profile|
|Ms Ivelina Cherneva||View Profile|
|Ms Gergana Chushkova||View Profile|
|Ms Anelia Dinova||View Profile|
|Ms Maria Grigorova||View Profile|
|Mr Iliya Grozdanov||View Profile|
|Mr Hristian Gueorguiev||View Profile|
|Ms Vesela Kabatliyska||View Profile|
|Ms Dilyana Krasteva||View Profile|
|Mr Yordan Minkov||View Profile|
|Mr Milen Rusev||View Profile|
|Mr Yanislav Stamatov||View Profile|
|Mr Konstantin Stambolov||View Profile|
|Ms Maya Todorova||View Profile|
|Ms Kristina Tsankova||View Profile|
|Ms Diana Valkova||View Profile|
|Mr Georgi Vladov||View Profile|
|Mr Radoslav Zahariev||View Profile|