CasePro > Sofia, Bulgaria > Firm Profile

CasePro
17A Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd.
floor 2
1504 Sofia
Bulgaria

Bulgaria > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Noted for its expertise in the IT and technology sectors, CasePro fields a ‘team of young professionals’ who assist domestic and international clients on local and cross-border M&A transactions. The practice is jointly led by fintech specialist Damyana Lazarova and Boyan Lazarov, who are supported by head of the real estate team Spartak Yovchev. ‘GDPR superheroes’ Radost Doycheva, Plamena Krasteva and Nikolay Georgiev are key members of the team.

Practice head(s):

Damyana Lazarova; Boyan Lazarov

Testimonials

‘I am very happy with the quality, attentiveness and responsiveness of the services provided by CasePro. I find the team to be very knowledgeable on business law matters as they came up, and true experts in corporate and commercial issues. Through our business relationship, CasePro team have been responsive and detail oriented which has allowed us to stay focused on our business and not getting distracted with legal details.’

‘Boyan Lazarov regularly provides expert advice to our company. He is a professional with a strong legal acumen, problem solving ability, attention to detail and well-developed organisational skills. Plamena and Radost often support us on GDPR related matters, providing punctual updates and responses.’

CasePro Law Firm is a team of young professionals, experts in their fields. Very reliable in the advice they provide. Provide working solutions in a timely manner. Very approachable and operative.’

‘Spartak Yovchev has a very holistic view on the cases and creates smart strategies for their solving. Boyan Lazarov is a devoted professional who cares about each relevant detail. Damiana Lazarova has encyclopedic legal knowledge and can always bring practical solutions.’

‘I’ve worked with CasePro law firm for many years as the firm attends to our overall corporate and commercial issues, always with great results. The team has strong experience in the M&A, especially in the IT sector, and we have been fully satisfied by their work on our deals. The firm is a perfect example of great results and excellent service.’

‘Boyan Lazarov is our go to person. What I appreciate most is that he is always available and can give us quick advice over the phone even before we have a real situation. Our GDPR superheroes are Radost Doycheva and Plamena Krasteva and we owe our GDPR compliance to them.’

‘The team is quite diverse in terms of knowledge and expertise. Also, they are very diligent and proactive in their work.’

Damyana Lazarova and Radost Doycheva stand out among all lawyers I have worked with. Damyana is an incredibly strong leader and the results of that can be seen during the work with every single member from her team. Working with them is easy, they take so much care to deliver best solutions, they are quick, they are smart, working with them is even fun. Knowing the team from many years, I can say that CasePro team really enjoy working together, they know their roles within the team and collaborate both internally and with their clients in a unique manner. I am also very impressed with the support that Tonya Peneva provides on a daily bases. Boyan Lazarov has also helped us on corporate related matters and has always been brilliant in advising us.’

Key clients

NEVEQ II

WHG Services (Bulgaria)

SumUp Ltd.

SumUp Holdings Luxembourg

SumUp Payments

Taulia Bulgaria

Paysafe Bulgaria

Lufthansa Technik Sofia

GrEco Bulgaria

Scale Focus

Breaktime

Rhythm Engineering

Upnetix

MariaDB Bulgaria

Intertainment Services Jsco

Astrea Staffing

Crypto.com

Enco Vending

Melexis Bulgaria

Milestone Systems Bulgaria

Tide Platform

OpenPayd Bulgaria

Astea Solutions

Debitoor Holdings

Lindstrom

Direct Credit Bulgaria

Defacto Retail Limited Sirketi Bulgaria

Trust for Social Achievement Foundation

Fourth Bulgaria

Wealth Effect Management

Henkel Bulgaria

New Vision III Fund

Quanterall

Pontica Solutions

Glovoapp23, S.L

Berry Smart Logistics

Ascent

Certria

Internet Securities Bulgaria

Digital Technology Center Commerzbank AG Sofia Branch BFC

Musala Contact Center

TDB Play

Network Management Innovations

HyperScience

Sb Accounting & Consulting

Work highlights

  • Assisted SumUp Holdings Luxembourg in a cross-border transaction for the acquisition of the Lithuanian based provider Paysolut.
  • Assisted and advised on all legal aspects of the last financing round in Breaktime and the execution of buy back of all shares of a majority shareholder in the company.
  • Advised in a cross-border transaction for the acquisition of Montway Inc. and Ship.Cars USA and their Bulgarian subsidiaries (MDG EOOD and Ship.Cars Bulgaria EOOD) by AEA Investors LP.

Bulgaria > Real estate and construction Tier 3

CasePro’s ‘real estate team shows razor-sharp intellect’ in mandates ranging ‘from lease and sublease relations to due diligence of immovable properties’, as well as acquisitions and development of residential and commercial properties. Spartak Yovchev leads the practice group, which includes corporate partner Boyan Lazarov and attorneys Plamena Krasteva and Silvia Stoyanova. The team counts Bulgarian Burger, DSV and WHG Services among its key clients.

Practice head(s):

Spartak Yovchev

Testimonials

‘I have worked with CasePro for several years on a number of complex legal issues. Our results have been outstanding, and our company fully relies on their expertise in the field of real estate transactions. But, almost equally as important is the team’s responsiveness to my questions and requests throughout the process. The firm is a perfect example of great results and excellent service.’ 

‘So far, I have had great experience working closely with Spartak Yovchev, Boyan Lazarov and Silvia Stoyanova, I would strongly recommend them for their kindness, dedication and professionalism. I have also cooperated with Plamena Krasteva who has proved to have solid knowledge and experience in various areas of law. We will continue to rely on the solid legal expertise and strong proactive thinking of all CasePro experts for the strategic development of our projects.’ 

‘I have been working exclusively with Spartak Yovchev and I really enjoy his proactive way of thinking and extensive legal expertise. His strong legal background has always made us confident, and we feel he is the exact legal partner who can help us develop our complex business activity. Further to that, I have also cooperated with Plamena Krasteva and it is obvious to me that she is fully dedicated to perfection of each case. I have very great impressions from the work of Boyan Lazarov, who is a super talented lawyer.’ 

‘For me, CasePro’s expertise in the field of real estate transactions is irreplaceable. Their advice on all kinds of transactions, from lease and sublease relations to due diligence of immovable properties is very adequate and business oriented. This firm is known for the negotiations skills of its lawyers, and they are great negotiators when it comes to the final adjustments of the real estate transactions.’ 

‘I have had the opportunity to rely on the competent advice and the quality of the services provided by CasePro partners, Spartak Yovchev and Boyan Lazarov. Both stand out with a strong sense of personal accountability and determination to deliver the best legal product. In my day-to-day work, I also depend on the exceptional knowledge and expertise of other members of their team, including Silvia Stoyanova and Plamena Krasteva.’ 

‘CasePro team supported our company in the process of preparation and execution of a significant sale-purchase transaction. I can confirm that CasePro team is doing a great job for us, and we fully trust their professional legal expertise.’ 

‘Spartak Yovchev is an excellent lawyer and very skilful negotiator. Plamena Krasteva is forthright, ethical, and supremely conscientious.’ 

‘Choosing CasePro Law Firm for the complex case of my company was the best decision I could have made. The real estate team shows razor-sharp intellect and a keen interest in representing their client’s interests to the very best of their ability. They bring the full weight of their knowledge and experience to complete each and every transaction.’

Key clients

Litexco Bulgaria

Bulgarian Burger

Property Club Bulgaria

Lufthansa Technik Sofia

SumUp

SumUp Ltd. Bulgarian Branch

Quanterall

Rhythm Engineering

Scale Focus

SumUp Services

Lindstrom

Tamarind Properties

SumUp EU Payments

Property Club Project 1, 2, 3

Defacto Retail Limited Sirketi Bulgaria

Tamarind Properties

Pure Energy Ventures

Martindale Holdings

Software

Crypto.com

Pontica Solutions

WHG Services (Bulgaria)

DSV Road

SumUp Real Estate

Papatak

Musala Contact Center

TDB Play

Concrete Fund

Work highlights

  • Advised DSV Road on the sale and leaseback of its logistics base in Sofia.
  • Advised Software AG Development Centre Bulgaria on the long-term lease of its new office location in Sofia, Bulgaria.
  • Advised long-term client Bulgarian Burger on the construction of its new key restaurant location in the city of Burgas.

Bulgaria > Dispute resolution Tier 4

CasePro, which was founded in 2011, has built up strong capabilities in dispute resolution, successfully representing Lufthansa Technik Sofia before the ICC and subsequently defending the domestic claim on recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards. Managing partners Damyana Lazarova and Spartak Yovchev jointly lead the practice group.

Practice head(s):

Damyana Lazarova; Spartak Yovchev

Other key lawyers:

Stoyan Dimovski

Testimonials

‘Strong and capable team of lawyers.’

‘I’ve had the pleasure of having CasePro represent my business in various disputes and can recommend them without reservation. CasePro has handled a wide range of claims. The team has always been extremely thorough in the communications and their recommendations are always on the mark, without fail. We have settled cases when we needed to and fought them when we wanted to, but always with a positive outcome.’

‘CasePro team consists of professional lawyers, who are dedicated to client services and excellence. A fantastic team.’

‘Damyana Lazarova is the individual that makes the difference. Damyana has deep industry knowledge and is goal oriented. She is capable to articulate clearly complex matters and to clearly propose solutions.’

‘CasePro have a very strong litigation practice. We have cooperated on several court disputes which were completed successfully, they also have represented the company number of times in out-of-court settlement procedures and mediation. They are smart, experienced and result oriented.’

‘Dedicated, motivated and very experienced.’

‘CasePro Law Firm are truly a professional and dedicated law firm focused on defending their client’s rights. We have been working with CasePro law firm for the past few years, and the firm’s dispute resolution professionals have proven to know their way around the courts and to be dedicated to providing the utmost professional service. They make you feel confident with your counsel.’

Key clients

Lufthansa Technik Sofia

DeFacto Perakende Ticaret

GrEco Bulgaria

Melexis Bulgaria

FACET

Fourth Bulgaria

Bulgarian Burger

ISGBG

Milestone Systems Bulgaria

Network Management Innovations

CRM Holding and Trade

Bio Horizont

SumUp, German Branch

SumUp Payments

Essenziale Design

SumUp Services

Debitoor Ireland

Work highlights

  • Representing Lufthansa Technik Sofia in an international commercial arbitration lawsuit before the ICC International Court of Arbitration and the subsequent domestic claim under the Convention on recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards.
  • Representing Lufthansa Technik Sofia in court proceedings initiated over a commercial dispute with a vendor of the company.
  • Representing DeFacto Perakende Ticaret in a commercial lawsuit against a long-time business partner in Bulgaria.
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The firm: CasePro was founded in 2011 by four partners as a boutique corporate law firm specialising in commercial law and financial transactions. Since then, the firm has grown significantly in both size and practice areas to become a leading full-service legal provider.

The firm is proud to be comprised of dependable and ethical lawyers who are experts in their fields and CasePro has always focused on its investment in talented professionals. The CasePro team strives to maintain the highest level of know-how and understanding of its clients’ business sectors and distinguishes itself by a balanced assessment of the legal risks and application of the most relevant legal solutions.

During recent years the firm gained considerable experience in a number of debt and equity investment transactions and became a trusted legal partner of venture capital funds and recognisable international companies from the financial and technology sector.

The team is committed to maintaining the highest level of professional expertise by keeping up with the latest business trends. CasePro specialists are often invited by business organisations and education institutions to speak about various legislative challenges faced by the outsourcing sector, as well as start-ups in Bulgaria.

CasePro and its lawyers are members of a number of sectoral and business organisations and networks, among which are the International Bar Association (IBA), the German-Bulgarian Industrial-Commercial Chamber, the Bulgarian Industrial Association and the Bulgarian Association of Asset Management Companies (BAMMC).

Areas of practice: CasePro is an innovative and dynamic full-service law firm. The firm has established its excellent national reputation in areas such as M&A, banking and non-banking financial transactions, real estate and labour law. CasePro is also recognised by companies from the outsourcing, fin-tech and IT industries.

CasePro was selected as a legal partner of choice for some of the biggest venture capital funds operating in Bulgaria and advised more than 40 financing transactions that were successfully closed in the past two years. The firm also consulted during a series of financing rounds organised by the leading European mPOS provider SumUp and its recent merger with one of its biggest competitors.

The firm has extensive experience in M&A transactions and corporate restructuring and has assisted with a number of cross-border mergers and group reorganisations. CasePro’s complex support involved the execution of transfer of assets, including IP rights, as well as adjustment of the corporate structure and constitutional documents of existing holding companies from common law jurisdictions to the requirements of the continental legal system.

During the past year it has played a significant role in several big real estate projects such as the construction of a luxury residential complex in Sofia, the development of an additional maintenance production capacity facility (including new type of aircraft maintenance services) and office spaces for an international client. CasePro’s support also covers all legal aspects of the financing of the projects.

Being the trusted legal partner of numerous companies of more than 500+ personnel, the team specialises in complex labour-related matters, including structuring of collective employment agreements, management/employees option pools and plans.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
M&A/commercial, real estate and construction Damyana Lazarova
M&A/commercial, real estate and construction Spartak Yovchev
Corporate and capital markets Boyan Lazarov
Corporate and capital markets Spartak Yovchev
Banking and finance Spartak Yovchev
Banking and finance Margarita Tomova
Labour Boyan Lazarov
Labour Zhaneta Zhelyazkova
Intellectual property Damyana Lazarova
Intellectual property Silvia Stoyanova
International commercial arbitration Boyan Lazarov
Litigation and arbitration Damyana Lazarova
Litigation and arbitration Stoyan Dimovski
Immigration Radost Doycheva
Immigration Tonya Peneva
Liquidation and insolvency Boyan Lazarov
Mobile payments Damyana Lazarova
Mobile payments Radost Doycheva
Antitrust and competition Margarita Tomova
Regulatory and compliance Boyan Lazarov
Regulatory and compliance Boyan Dombalov
Public procurement Spartak Yovchev
IT Damyana Lazarova
IT Nikolay Georgiev
Data protection Margarita Tomova
Data protection Plamena Krasteva
Data protection Radost Doycheva
Enforcement and execution procedures Stoyan Dimovski
Marketing and consumer behaviour Boyan Lazarov
PhotoNamePositionProfile
Alexander Andonov photoAdv Alexander AndonovAlex specialises in civil and commercial litigation procedures; incorporation andrestructuring, liquidation and…
Dobromir Angelov photoMr Dobromir AngelovDobromir has been engaged in the AML and compliance practice of the…
Gabriela Dimitrova photoMiss Gabriela DimitrovaGabriela specializes in corporate and commercial matters, focusing on setting up and…
Stoyan Dimovski photoAdv Stoyan DimovskiStoyan is engaged in the Litigation and Arbitration practice of the firm…
Boyan Dombalov photoAdv Boyan DombalovBoyan heads the capital markets practice of CasePro. He has managed projects…
Radost Doycheva photoMiss Radost DoychevaRadost specialises in all areas of corporate and commercial work, focusing on…
Nikolay Dzhonev photoMr Nikolay DzhonevNikolay’s primary focus and experience is in the area of immigration and…
Nikolay Georgiev photoMr Nikolay GeorgievAs a Senior Lawyer in CasePro, Nikolay has taken main part in…
Kalina Koleva - Sarafova photoAdv Kalina Koleva - SarafovaKalina is engaged in all areas of corporate and commercial work, focusing…
Plamena Krasteva photoAdv Plamena KrastevaPlamena is engaged in key real estate projects of the firm. She…
Boyan Lazarov photoMr Boyan LazarovAs a Head of “Corporate & Labour” Boyan has been entrusted with…
Damyana Lazarova photoAdv Damyana LazarovaDamyana heads the M&A practice in CasePro. She has managed number of…
Tonya Peneva photoMiss Tonya PenevaTonya is engaged in advising firm’s clients on various corporate matters, such…
Alexandra Sheyretova photoMiss Alexandra SheyretovaAlexandra specializes in the national and EU labour and insurance legislation with…
Silvia Stoyanova photoAdv Silvia StoyanovaSilvia has a strong background in advising big holding structures on their…
Margarita Tomova photoAdv Margarita TomovaMargarita is a Partner in charge of the Finance and Banking department…
Alexander Tsanev photoMr Alexander TsanevAlexander specializes in the fields of Tax litigation and Transfer Pricing. He…
Bruce Whitfield photoMr Bruce WhitfieldBruce is engaged in supporting CasePro team and advising our clients on…
Spartak Yovchev photoMr Spartak YovchevSpartak is a Managing Partner of CasePro and head of the Banking…
Ivan Zhelev photoMr Ivan ZhelevJunior Legal Advisor
Zhaneta Zhelyazkova photoMiss Zhaneta ZhelyazkovaZhaneta has been engaged in the consulting services of the firm by…
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CLIENT: Teodora Bobcheva
COMPANY/FIRM: Scale Focus AD
TESTIMONIAL: “What I value the most in my work with CasePro is the flexibility and absolute dedication of the team to any minor or serious work that needs to be done. CasePro lawyers are really trustworthy, are doing a great job and are totally focused to chase their client’s best interests.”


CLIENT: Nikolay Gorchilov
COMPANY/FIRM: Intertainment Services JSCo
TESTIMONIAL: “I believe that the biggest advantage of CasePro is that their team makes clients feel comfortable with any task, regardless of the complexity and this adds confidence into one’s business decisions and operations. The strong partner-level attention to each detail makes a difference compared to the service offered by other reputable law firms.”


CLIENT: Todor Popov
COMPANY/FIRM: SumUp
TESTIMONIAL: “I have been working with CasePro for a number of years as the team has excellent skills in the IT area, particularly as they relate to IP transactions and protection. When challenged with a unique problem and a tight time frame they go above and beyond to deliver what is asked. In addition, CasePro lawyers possess a deep understanding of emerging fintech issues.”


CLIENT: Alexander Terziyski
COMPANY/FIRM: NEVEQ
TESTIMONIAL: “I really enjoy the excellent legal background of the legal advisors from CasePo in the field of private equity/venture capital. I have always been satisfied with the work that CasePro has rendered, as its team members are very responsive and easy to work with, deeply devoted to any task assigned and they certainly have an eye for detail.”


CLIENT: Hristina Kuncheva
COMPANY/FIRM: Enco Vending
TESTIMONIAL: “What I value most is the flexibility, pro-activity and the eagerness of the team to provide various and complex legal services. I highly appreciate the responsibility and solid expertise of the CasePro lawyers who are very motivated and focused on achieving practical and timely solutions for each separate case.


CLIENT: Eftim Eftimov
COMPANY/FIRM: Property Club
TESTIMONIAL: “For the past years Property Cub has been relying on CasePro competent legal assistance in its day-to-day business activity, as well as in the preparation and execution of some of its largest and key real estate projects on the Bulgarian market. CasePro team has proven they are fully competent to provide services in various fields of operations. For me CasePro is an indispensable legal advisor, as the work of their prominent team has always brought strong value to our company and I personally highly appreciate their immutable help.”