Firm Profile > Dinova Rusev & Partners > Sofia, Bulgaria

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

Dispute resolution Tier 1

Energy and environmental disputes are a core focus of the team at Dinova Rusev & Partners, having represented renewable energy producers, fossil fuel suppliers and clients in the extractive industries in actions against the state’s administrative bodies and nationalised power companies. Public procurement litigation is another area of expertise, with the firm having been chosen to act for Terna S.A. in its appeal of a contract worth €370m being awarded to another bidder. The team also litigates on behalf of individuals in employment disputes, for companies in commercial disputes, and in matters related to insolvencies and liquidations. Konstantin Stambolov leads the team, with Iliya Grozdanov (who heads the firm’s energy practice) playing a vital role in energy-related litigation.

Practice head(s):

Konstantin Stambolov

Testimonials

‘The team is very customer-oriented and committed.’

‘The team is highly professional, bold, and competent.’

‘Iliya Grozdanov is very capable in negotiations skills and commercial law.’

Key clients

AP Retail I EOOD (a Hystead Group company)

Kaliakra Wind Power (KWP)

Terna S.A.

Terna Energy

3M Bulgaria EOOD

Elgeka Group

Bulgarian Development Fund

Projects and PPP Tier 1

Dinova Rusev & Partners has advised participants in major public procurement processes concerning infrastructure, resource extraction, and manufacturing. Project work includes advising mining companies on opening and operating mines in Bulgaria, advising them on regulatory compliance, agreements with subcontractors, labour regulations, and concession issues. Anelia Dinova leads the practice, and has experience in green field development. Georgi Vladov focuses on real estate projects, while Iliya Grozdanov has extensive experience in energy and environmental regulation compliance.

Practice head(s):

Anelia Dinova

Key clients

Dundee Precious Metals Bulgaria

3M Communications

4finance EOOD

Assos Capital

Sofia South Ring Mall AD

Imerys Minerals Bulgaria

Is Bank

Thompson Global Ltd.

IL Cosmetics S.A. Luxembourg

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Dinova Rusev & Partners‘highly motivated’ team advises on structuring joint ventures, spin-off arrangements, corporate restructurings, and revisions of options and shareholders’ agreements. The firm provides ongoing advice to major clients, including 3M, Monsanto and McDonald's, as well as to a number of players in the mining and energy sectors. Anelia Dinova heads both the firm and practice area and Diana Valkova specialises in M&A work. 'Excellent' duo Iliya Grozdanov and Georgi Vladov have expertise in structuring commercial agreements and advising on corporate governance, respectively.

Practice head(s):

Anelia Dinova

Testimonials

“Very good service. They are highly motivated people with good knowledge.’

“All details are reviewed and analysed – their response always gives us all options and scenarios possible.’

Key clients

3M

McDonald’s

Eko Petroleum Bulgaria EAD

Monsanto

Assos Capital Bulgaria

Northrop Grumman

Danaos and Fourlis Group

Marks & Spencer

Sephora Bulgaria

Marinopoulos Group

Yazaki

Imerys Minerals Bulgaria

Sofia Hotel Balkan AD

Economou Shipping

Beit AD

Devico Bulgaria EOOD

Vitasource EOOD

Catechin Water Laboratories OOD

Il Cosmetics

Astron Chemicals

IPA Architects

Energy and natural resources Tier 2

Dinova Rusev & Partners focuses on natural resource extraction and energy trading; the firm provides ongoing advice to approximately 70% of metal ore mining companies active in Bulgaria. The team is experienced in the licensing process for electricity traders – practice head Iliya Grozdanov is particularly knowledgeable, having himself obtained a licence to trade on the Ibex electricity exchange. In addition to representing energy companies, the team also assists companies in other sectors with negotiating contracts for energy supply and grid connection. Key clients include Coca-Cola, Energo-Pro and Kaliakra Wind Power.

Practice head(s):

Iliya Grozdanov

Testimonials

‘The team is very experienced in energy law matters, they possess the specific knowledge required for top quality representation.’

Key clients

Terna Energy S.A

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

Bulgarian Energy Holding

Kaliakra Wind Power

Assos Capital – AP Retail I EOOD

Energo Pro

Gorubso Kardzali

Dundee Precious Metals

Coca-Cola European Partners

EU and competition Tier 2

Dinova Rusev & Partners focuses on unfair competition matters. The firm acts on contentious matters, having assisted a fuel wholesaler in a claim against a competitor alleged to be selling below cost price, and a renewable energy producer in abuse of dominance claims against the nationalised electricity company. Non-contentious matters include advising on the competition compliance of marketing campaigns, promotions, and distribution agreements. The firm is active in public procurement, ensuring the compliance of bidders in public tenders, defending winning bids, and litigating on behalf of losing bidders. Milen Rusev leads the team and senior associate Ivelina Cherneva leads on most of the firm’s matters.

Practice head(s):

Milen Rusev

Key clients

3M Bulgaria

AP Retail I

Sofia South Ring Mall

Sephora Bulgaria

Imerys Minerals Bulgaria AD

Daskalantonakis Group of Companies

Marinopoulos group

Eko Bulgaria EAD

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 3

Dinova Rusev & Partners' recent work has chiefly been related to regulatory and compliance issues. The team, led by Diana Valkova, has assisted clients with becoming registered as financial institutions and adjusting to the PSD II regulations. Georgi Vladov has advised on mandates relating to project finance, complex debt restructuring, and syndicated finance for a variety of clients. Senior associate Gergana Chushkova is another key member of the team. Clients include Northrop Grumman, 3M and Sephora Bulgaria.

Practice head(s):

Diana Valkova

Key clients

3M

Economou Shipping

Terna Energy – company of GEK Terna group

AP Retail I

Northrop Grumman

Sephora Bulgaria

Kaliakra Wind Power

Beta Property EOOD

Cash Advance Bulgaria EOOD

Imerys Minerals Bulgaria AD

Real estate and construction Tier 3

The real estate and construction team at Dinova Rusev & Partners advise on high-value real estate transactions - it assisted AP Retail on the €20m acquisition of a supermarket. Its experience spans negotiating commercial leases and service agreements for retailers, hotel and resort operators, and companies seeking office space. Industrial land is another strength, it advises clients in the energy and manufacturing sectors on the sale, purchase, and leasing of industrial land and facilities. Georgi Vladov leads the team, while Iliya Grozdanov handles contentious matters. Gergana Chushkova and Radoslav Zahariev are names to note.

Practice head(s):

Georgi Vladov

Testimonials

‘Iliya Grozdanov is excellent, business minded, perfectly educated, quick to find solutions, not problems. Modern in both legal and technical aspects.’

‘Georgi Vladov is excellent in his field of expertise, calm and balanced, providing the feeling of security to the client.’

Key clients

Assos Capital  / AP Retail I EOOD

Svartehavet

Marinopoulos SA

South Ring Mall Sofia

Baltic International Bank

Eko Bulgaria EAD

Alpha Bank – Bulgaria Branch

Terna Energy

Terna S.A.

Sun Foods EOOD

Imerys Minerals Bulgaria AD

Gorubso Kardjali AD

House Market Bulgaria

Telerik AD

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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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)