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

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

Work Department

Energy and Environment




Iliya is a partner with Dinova Rusev & Partners. His practice focus lies in the Energy sector, where he has extensive experience advising clients on transactions in both renewable and conventional energy. Alongside advising clients on project issues, Iliya actively participates in the discussions on the new energy legislation and regulatory issues in the energy sector. His experience in the field also includes advising clients on all aspects of implementation of projects for production of electricity from renewable sources, electricity trade and supply agreements, environmental compliance and carbon trading issues. Iliya has significant experience in structuring, drafting and negotiating Power purchase and grid connection agreements as well as construction agreements in the energy sector. His Real Estate experience includes participation in due diligence reviews, advising on regulatory compliance and drafting and negotiations on a wide range of contracts, including construction and lease agreements. Iliya also has extensive experience in environmental compliance issues focusing on environments clearance and disputes related to the energy and mining sector. He also represents clients in commercial, environmental and administrative litigation mainly on energy and environmental issues. He has an impressive track record of successful cases in both administrative, civil disputes and is involved in international disputes related to energy issues.

Prior to joining Dinova Rusev & Partners, Iliya completed a clerkship at the Administrative Division of Sofia City Court and worked as a freelance legal counsel. He also teaches the law paper for the ACCA exams and corporate finance with BPP Professional Training. He speaks English and Russian. Iliya was awarded a Magister Juris Degree from Oxford University in 2008 and holds a Certificate from UCSD San Diego in legal drafting which he obtained in 2005.




Association of European Energy Consultants – Member

Bulgarian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association – Member


Admitted Pazardzik Bar, 2008
University of Oxford Magister Juris, 2007
Sofia University St.Kliment Ohridski, Master in Law, (with honours) 2003

Lawyer Rankings

Bulgaria > Dispute resolution

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.

Bulgaria > Energy and natural resources

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.