Firm Profile > Tsvetkova Bebov Komarevski > Sofia, Bulgaria

Tsvetkova Bebov Komarevski
9-11 MARIA LOUISA BLVD
SOFIA 1000
Bulgaria

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 1

Tsvetkova Bebov Komarevski impresses in the capital markets arena, where Nikolay Bebov and his team recently worked alongside the London office of Clifford Chance in representing the Republic of Bulgaria on its dual tranche €2.5bn eurobond issuance. The firm also advised on the country's first IPO since 2018, acting for Eleven Capital. Outside the financial markets, the firm is well-versed in a broad scope of regulatory and financial transactions. Practice co-head Damyan Leshev takes an increasing lead on key matters, while Victoria Tzonkova handles financial disputes and litigation.

Practice head(s):

Nikolay Bebov; Damyan Leshev

Other key lawyers:

Victoria Tzonkova

Testimonials

‘Nikolai Bebov and Damian Leshev are seasoned professionals with a successful track record in capital markets. They are flexible and provide a timely response on client requests.’ 

‘Great variety of legal competences. Great ability to provide practical advice, backed up with solid theoretical knowledge. Flexible and client-oriented approach. Competitive pricing. Remarkable level of cooperation with the client; approachable and easy-talking. Deep understanding of clients’ needs and for clients’ expectations. Proactive in the development of the relationship with the clients. Reliable and clear legal opinion and advice. Exceptional quality of service provided. Recommend: Irina Tsvetkova, Nikolay Bebov, Damyan Leshev and Petar Ivanov.’

Exceptional professionals with complex and solid legal expertise. Possess legal expertise which is specific to the market. The whole team is open minded and proactive in searching for the best legal solution for their clients. They always see the practical side of the topic, so their opinion and advice is never based in the theoretical knowledge, solely. Very cooperative, amicable, easy to be reached. ’

‘The services offered are unique in terms of both legal expertise and advice for practical implementation of the relevant requirements.’

‘The attorneys are open-minded, working to combine innovations with conservative legal requirements and their advice really contributes to the development of the companies and is state-of-the-art. I would like to mention more specifically Damyan Leshev, Nikolay Bebov and Dimitar Grozdanov.’

‘Certainly, I can point out their professionalism; high level of expertise in the field of banking, finance and capital markets law (and not only, but also for example in the GDPR area); prompt and reliable consultancy services within short deadlines; valuable pro-active approach (e.g. they organize different legal seminars on actual regulatory and other hot topics); very easy communication; competitive prices.’

‘Nikolay Bebov is a very experienced lawyer with a profound professional knowledge of the industry/sector, prompt delivery of final legal product, reliable legal advice, competitive pricing, easy communication and case/matter management. Damyan Leshev is a very experienced lawyer with a profound theoretical and practical knowledge of the banking and capital markets industry/sectors, prompt delivery of final legal product, reliable legal advice, competitive pricing, availability and easy communication. Petar Ivanov has profound knowledge of the capital markets industry/sector, prompt delivery of final legal product, availability and easy communication.’

‘The team is very knowledgeable and responsive. When we raise any questions or concerns, we always get timely answers, which are very comprehensive and straight to the point. Nikolay Bebov is an outstanding partner who leads his team to perfect results. Nikolay is very humble, easily approachable, always responsive and a mindful lawyer who has broad knowledge of his field, is always open for improvements and feedback, and can explain difficult things in a simple manner.’

Key clients

Balkan Advisory Company

DeltaStock Insurance Broker

Eleven Capital

Energo-Pro

Ferratum

Fourth Limited

MK Brokers

Raiffeisen Asset Management

Société Générale

TBI Bank

Healthcare and life sciences Tier 1

Tsvetkova Bebov Komarevski's life science practice rests on two specialist pillars: pharmaceuticals and medical devices, and foodstuffs, food supplements and cosmetics. Consequently it attracts stellar clients from both the pharma and food industry, such as AstraZeneca, Takeda, Lidl and Mars. Versatile partner Iliya Komarevski is recognised for his expertise and leads on key instructions, including advice to Takeda in respect of new medicinal products on the Bulgarian market. Senior associate Eleonora Mateina is an emerging name in the field and plays a key role in the practice.

Practice head(s):

Ilya Komarevski

Other key lawyers:

Eleonora Mateina

Key clients

AstraZeneca

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company

AmGen

Promedica24 Care

Association of Research–based Pharmaceutical Manufacturers in Bulgaria (ArPharm)

Polpharma (Zakłady Farmaceutyczne Polpharma)

Berlin Chemie

Lidl

Mars, Wrigley and Royal Canine

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Tsvetkova Bebov Komarevski a popular choice for international companies and funds requiring advice for investments and divestments in Bulgaria, which is reflected in its stellar client list including Bombardier, Japan Tobacco International and AstraZeneca, among others. Also locally, the firm is a well-known legal brand attracting significant domestic work. Co-heads of the practice Irina Tsvetkova and Venelin Dimitrov are both seasoned corporate lawyers with 40 years' experience between them, and lead a 'motivated and well-prepared' team that 'never disappoints'. Iliya Komarevski is another key partner.

Practice head(s):

Irina Tsvetkova; Venelin Dimitrov

Other key lawyers:

Ilya Komarevski

Testimonials

‘The TBK team is motivated and well prepared. In our experience, I have particularly appreciated their capability to understand the needs of international clients, representing in a very clear way regulatory peculiarities of the Bulgaria.’

‘Venelin Dimitrov is well prepared and always available to understand the needs of his client. He has an excellent ability to represent his work and what is asked of him to investigate in a clear and a complete way. He coordinates a well-prepared and motivated team which is able to face even pressing deadlines.’

Senior associate Eleonora Mateina is very well prepared with an excellent knowledge concerning the energy sector and related regulatory framework.’

‘Working with Dimitar Grozdanov has always been extremely pleasant. He is quick, solution-oriented and delivers top-quality work.’

‘This law firm never disappoints and provides high-quality advice in all main areas of commercial law, including corporate and employment law.’

‘Venelin Dimitrov and Anastasiya Grunova are excellent corporate and commercial lawyers; Mileslava Bogdanova and Victoria Tzonkova are very strong employment lawyers, with a great sense of business and practicality, hugely responsive.’

‘They act always on time and in a very professional manner.’

‘Professional at English, because its a must in our cooperation with them.’

Key clients

AstraZeneca

Bombardier

Danaher

Deutsche Bahn (DB Cargo Bulgaria)

EnduroSat

Entco

Falcon.io

Fourth

Glencore

Japan Tobacco International

Laboratoires Théa

Mars, Inc.

Micro focus

OMV Petrom

Takeda

Telerik

Wipro

Intellectual property Tier 2

Tsvetkova Bebov Komarevski advises on anti-counterfeiting legal actions, in the administrative and judicial courts as well as arbitration, registration of trade marks and designs, licensing and transfer of IP rights, opposition and revocation procedures and copyright matters, among others. Current work includes acting for an international travel group in a trade mark conflict with a Bulgarian company. Litigation partner Iliya Komarevski leads an experienced bench of associates, including managing associate Victoria Tzonkova, who focues on counterfeiting, and senior associate Dimitar Grozdanov.

Practice head(s):

Ilya Komarevski

Other key lawyers:

Victoria Tzonkova; Dimitar Grozdanov

Key clients

Karoll

GoForth Consulting

Dispute resolution Tier 3

A strong, international client base at Tsvetkova Bebov Komarevski includes Société Générale and Glencore Agriculture Romania; the firm is advising both as creditors in multimillion-euro insolvency proceedings. It also works alongside some well-known global law firms in international arbitration and ECJ cases. Practice head Iliya Komarevski is 'always practical and solution-oriented' and leads a small team of associates. 

Practice head(s):

Ilya Komarevski

Other key lawyers:

Victoria Tzonkova

Testimonials

‘They handle the matters in a very responsible and responsive way, making regular updates, taking several initiatives to speed them up. Strengths are their proactiveness and keeping clients updated.’

‘The team consists of young, but experienced professionals and can cover different areas. The communication with the team is easy, the people are very supportive. The partner, Ilya Komarevski, has a good control over all issues and provides advice and support if needed.’

‘Experience, good communication skills, good command of English language.’

‘It is an international level practice, with different criticalities, and able to manage different levels of judgment in two countries.’

‘They are very prepared and professional. Ilya Komarevski and Philip Kiossev have always shown that they want to get to the bottom in understanding the peculiarities of our sector, in order to understand what arguments to use in support of the cause. Always available for an explanation or further study, very important as we are in another country and it was important to understand the dynamics and decisions of the court.’

‘Strong knowledge, great communication. Easy to communicate. Every one of them delivers strutcured information in a meaningful way on time. They provide realistic estimations about time and their schedule.’

‘TBK is different from the others we have worked with. Their team is always very responsive, solution-oriented and practical. They would never recommend entering a litigation ‘no matter what’, but only after reasonable assessment of the situation. They are experienced and truly reliable professionals. ’

‘I have worked with Eleonora Mateina, Ilya Komarevski and Philip Kiossev. It is a pleasure to work with all of them. The team is lead by Ilya who is always practical and solution-oriented. Eleonora and Philip are truly agile and capable of working within tight deadlines and are accommodating to a fastly changing environment ’

Key clients

Société Générale

Faro

Glencore Agriculture Romania

AstraZeneca

Progress Software (formerly Telerik)

Takeda

Deutsche Bahn

Promedica24

Balkan Advisory Company IP

Raiffeisenbank

Musala Soft

EU and competition Tier 3

Tsvetkova Bebov Komarevski provides day-to-day competition advice to leading global companies, including reviews of their promotional campaigns and distributing agreements, among other matters. The firm also advises on the competition aspects of corporate transactions. Venelin Dimitrov steers the team, which includes capable associates Eleonora Mateina and Iva Georgieva. Clients include Japan Tobacco International and Mars.

Practice head(s):

Venelin Dimitrov

Other key lawyers:

Eleonora Mateina; Iva Georgieva

Key clients

AstraZeneca

Japan Tobacco International

Mars, Inc.

Takeda

Royal Canin

Projects and PPP Tier 3

Experienced energy senior associate Aleksandar Aleksandrov heads the projects practice at Tsvetkova Bebov Komarevski with support from partner Irina Tsvetkova. The firm also draws together expertise from its finance and corporate teams to advise on some significant public procurement tenders and projects. This include acting for Bombardier Transportation in the €29.4m public procurement for the delivery of ten new electric locomotives.

Practice head(s):

Irina Tsvetkova; Aleksandar Aleksandrov

Testimonials

‘The team is diverse and young, but experienced. The partner is involved in many issues and is supporting the team well.’

‘Good communication skills, good command of English, easily available.’

Key clients

Bombardier Transportation Italy

Bombardier Transportation GmbH

DB Cargo Bulgaria

Geofyzika Torun

University of Mining and Geology “St. Ivan Rilski” – Sofia

Bulgarian Gas Centre

TMT Tier 3

Tsvetkova Bebov Komarevski fields a multidisciplinary team from across the firm steered by experienced corporate partner Venelin Dimitrov, who has noteworthy experience of transactions within the Fintech and wider TMT sectors. He led advice to Bombardier on a novel technology assignment in relation to its contract with the National Railway Infrastructure Company.

Practice head(s):

Venelin Dimitrov

Other key lawyers:

Dimitar Grozdanov

Key clients

Bombardier

EnduroSat

Falcon.io

Fourth Bulgaria

I:FAO

Telerik – a Progress company

Wipro Limited

Energy and natural resources Tier 4

Aleksandar Aleksandrov at Tsvetkova Bebov Komarevski has notable energy expertise, particularly in the gas sector, and was formerly in-house at gas distributor Overgas Inc. He leads a practice of corporate, finance, general commercial and public procurement management mandates on behalf of both domestic and international companies, such as NIS Petrol and VEZ Svoghe.

Practice head(s):

Irina Tsvetkova; Aleksandar Aleksandrov

Testimonials

‘The practice has a very strong background in the energy sector with hands-on experience in strategic transactions on the Bulgarian market. The lead lawyers are results-oriented and dedicated to serving the customers’ best interests. ’

‘Venelin Dimitrov is a lead lawyer with significant experience in the energy sector, who’s counsel has guided key clients to develop successful partnerships in Bulgaria.’

Key clients

NIS Petrol

Geofyzika Torun

University of Mining and Geology “St. Ivan Rilski” – Sofia

Bulgarian Gas Centre

VEZ Svoghe

Real estate and construction Tier 4

Tsvetkova Bebov Komarevski advises Bulgarian and foreign investors on the negotiation, acquisition, sale, planning and development of a variety of real estate projects, from urban office buildings to industrial plants. Clients rate the service as 'outstanding' and range from small real estate developers to multinational investors. Senior partner Irina Tsvetkova and energy partner Aleksandar Aleksandrov lead the practice.

Practice head(s):

Irina Tsvetkova; Aleksandar Aleksandrov

Testimonials

‘The quality and client service delivered is outstanding.’

Excellent in meeting the deadlines and expectations and following up each individual case.’

Clearly performs above expectations and above average in the industry.’

Key clients

DB Cargo Bulgaria

Takeda GmbH Representative Office (Shire Bulgaria)

Atendia

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Department Name Email Telephone
Arbitration Ilya Komarevski
Arbitration Eleonora Mateina
Banking Nikolay Bebov
Banking Damyan Leshev
Capital markets Nikolay Bebov
Capital markets Damyan Leshev
Commercial transactions Venelin Dimitrov
Commercial transactions Eleonora Mateina
Competition Venelin Dimitrov
Competition Eleonora Mateina
Dispute resolution Ilya Komarevski
Dispute resolution Victoria Tzonkova
Employment Ilya Komarevski
Employment Elina Ruseva
Energy Irina Tsvetkova
EU law Irina Tsvetkova
EU law Lidia Shumkova
Insolvency and reorganisation Irina Tsvetkova
Insolvency and reorganisation Victoria Tzonkova
Insurance Nikolay Bebov
Insurance Dimitar Grozdanov
Intellectual property Elina Ruseva
Intellectual property Simeon Simeonov
Life sciences (foodstuffs, food supplements and cosmetics) Ilya Komarevski
Life sciences (foodstuffs, food supplements and cosmetics) Elina Ruseva
Life sciences (pharmaceuticals and medical devices) and healthcare Ilya Komarevski
Life sciences (pharmaceuticals and medical devices) and healthcare Elina Ruseva
Mergers and acquisitions Venelin Dimitrov
Mergers and acquisitions Irina Tsvetkova
Personal data protection Ilya Komarevski
Personal data protection Elina Ruseva
Real estate and construction Mariana Velichkova
Transport (rail and aviation) Ilya Komarevski
Transport (rail and aviation) Nikolay Bebov
Number of lawyers : 20
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Contacts : Irina Tsvetkova (partner)
Contacts : Nikolay Bebov (partner)
Contacts : Ilya Komarevski (partner)