Iliya Grozdanov > Dinova Rusev & Partners > Sofia, Bulgaria > Lawyer Profile

Dinova Rusev & Partners
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Bulgaria > Real estate and construction

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.

Bulgaria > Projects and PPP

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.

Bulgaria > Energy and natural resources

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.

Bulgaria > Dispute resolution

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.

Bulgaria > Commercial, corporate and M&A

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.