Firm Profile > Stoeva, Tchompalov & Znepolski > Sofia, Bulgaria

Stoeva, Tchompalov & Znepolski
SOFIA 1504

Healthcare and life sciences Tier 2

Stoeva, Tchompalov & Znepolski has a focus on commercial, contractual, and compliance issues for pharmaceutical companies. Key clients include GlaxoSmithKline and Perrigo, an over-the-counter medicine producer. The firm has also advised Sofia Business Consulting Group on the distribution and marketing of new medical devices developed by Human Brain Wave, a biotechnology company. Irina Stoeva leads the team and of counsel Vania Todorova handles the majority of the team's work for GlaxoSmithKline.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

GlaxoSmithKline (Bulgaria, UK)

Perrigo (Belgium, Bulgaria)

Adriatic BST (Slovenia)

Sofia Regional Pharmaceutical Association

Ekan – Lubomir Subev (Bulgaria)

Adriatic D.O.O (Serbia)

Sofia Business Consulting Group (Bulgaria)

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 4

Within the field of banking and finance, the team at Stoeva, Tchompalov & Znepolski has a clear focus on insurance law. The firm acts for insurance claimants and insurance companies; as well as representation in court, the firm has advised the latter on mediation procedures, professional training, and anti-money laundering compliance. The team has also advised on high-value financing for M&A. Iordan Tchompalov and Irina Stoeva lead the team. Peter Znepolski has expertise in insurance law, having previously worked as an in-house lawyer for Bulstard Insurance.


‘STZ is a highly reliable firm with lawyers who understand the issues in depth.’

‘Stoeva, Tchompalov & Znepolski stand out among all legal practices in the finance and capital markets niche due to its extensive knowledge, deep understanding and on time manner with which they have handled our business needs.’

‘STZ comprises of very diligent and trustworthy lawyers with extensive legal expertise and experience, who are dedicated to providing top quality legal services to their clients.’

Key clients

Eurohold Bulgaria AD

Alfa Finance Holding AD (Bulgaria)

The Bulgarian Association of Insurance Brokers

SDI Group

UBB Insurance Broker (part of KBC group in Bulgaria)

Expat Asset Management EAD (Bulgaria)

Axion Swiss Bank SA

Dealing Financial Company AD (Bulgaria)

Bulbrokers AD (Bulgaria)

Paysera (Bulgaria)

Credissimo (Bulgaria)

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

Stoeva, Tchompalov & Znepolski advises on high-value M&A deals, reviews and amends sales and distribution contracts and assists participants with public tender procedures. Iordan Tchompalov advises on the M&A deals of publicly traded companies, structuring intragroup relationships and corporate governance. Irina Stoeva, who jointly heads the group with Tchompalov, has experience of agency and distribution agreements, tender documentation, and data protection. Of counsel Yasen Nikolov  and Vania Todorova, and senior associate Miroslava Iordanova are names to note.


‘STZ is comprised of very diligent and trustworthy lawyers with extensive legal expertise and experience, who are dedicated to providing top quality legal services to their clients.’

‘The STZ team is a unique combination of very experienced partners and young dedicated lawyers. For more than 10 years we never received wrong advice or inappropriate suggestions from Irina and her colleagues.’

‘Their professionalism and approach to our specific problems is unmatched and finding solutions for us has been their specialty throughout the years.’

‘Ms Irina Stoeva is an outstanding lawyer with in-depth knowledge and impressive experience in commercial litigation. She is very responsive, flexible and persuasive.’

‘Iordan Tchompalov is knowleageable, responsive and pragmatic.’

Key clients

Eurohold Bulgaria AD

GlaxoSmithKline (Bulgaria, UK)

The Bulgarian Association of Insurance Brokers

SDI Group

UBB Insurance Broker

Carrier Corporation

Dialogue Plus Ltd, Bulgaria

Samex Ltd.



Vox On International Ltd.

Sofia Business Consulting Group

Stoeva, Tchompalov & Znepolski is a law boutique firm founded in November 2017. The firm is built on its partners’ top-tier experience and focuses on what its lawyers do best. The firm’s principal practice areas are related to litigation and disputes resolution, on one hand, and on non-contentious matters, advising clients on certain legal, regulatory and transnational matters.

At Stoeva, Tchompalov & Znepolski our entrepreneurial culture is based on:

  • More Efficient Business Philosophy. We have the “big-firm” expertise without the “big-firm” hourly rates and overhead. We do not occupy expensive office space or maintain a large complement of administrative personnel. We only deploy experienced lawyers whose billing rates are quite affordable. Rather than incentivizing our lawyers to increase time spent on a matter, we reward efficiency.
  • Commercially sensible approach. Clients not just expect their lawyers to understand the law, but also to understand clients’ business, goals and priorities first before step ourselves into the legal aspects. This is what we do. Furthermore, we are flexible enough to offer to our clients on a case by case basis the best fee structure for their needs, whether that’s fixed fees, blended rates or other innovative arrangements. In certain personal injury court cases we front all expenses and only receive a fee if our client recover.
  • First class service. We are committed to technical excellence in our work and to providing proactive, agile and practically oriented advice. Our referrers and clients know that we are accessible and responsive. We strive to give our clients the very best legal representation in the most professional, courteous and cost-efficient manner.
  • Sustained senior focus. Our partners are uniquely across every aspect of clients’ matters. Our clients benefit from senior level attention from start to finish.
  • Clients’ trust. We recognize that we must earn our clients’ trust every day by placing their interests and needs first. We intentionally keep accepted cases to a manageable level so that we can form true longstanding relationships with our clients.
Department Name Email Telephone
Irina Stoeva +359 2 9546106
Iordan Tchompalov +359 2 9546106
Photo Name Position Profile
Ms Miroslava Iordanova  photo Ms Miroslava Iordanova Senior Associate
Dr Yasen Nikolov  photo Dr Yasen Nikolov Of counsel 
Ms Irina Stoeva  photo Ms Irina Stoeva Partner
Mr Iordan Tchompalov  photo Mr Iordan Tchompalov Partner
Mr Tihomir Todorov  photo Mr Tihomir Todorov Associate
Ms Vania Todorova  photo Ms Vania Todorova Of counsel 
Ms Natalia Yordanova  photo Ms Natalia Yordanova Junior partner
Mr Peter Znepolski  photo Mr Peter Znepolski Partner 

Stoeva Tchompalov & Znepolski’s values are at the core of our business: we strive to give our clients the very best legal representation and advice in the most professional, courteous and cost-efficient manner, and to furthering justice and the public interest. Diversity is another fumdamental value of our firm. We acknowledge that people differ – in ways such as age, gender and ethnicity, education, social background, religion, sexual orientation, personal experiences and perspectives.

We believe that everybody has the right to fair treatment and equal opportunities at work. We recognise the importance of creating an environment of equality, inclusion and mutual respect, in which people with different views, experiences and backgrounds can fulfil their potential. We aim to establish long term working relationships with our staff, positive working environment and to create an atmosphere in which each individual can develop his or her potential to the fullest extent possible

Our firm is committed to eliminating discrimination and promoting equality and diversity in our policies, practices and procedures and in those areas in which we have influence in the wider community.

At Stoeva Tchompalov & Znepolski we further believe that as a business we have a responsibility to play a positive role in our community and to contribute in a wider social context. As an example, by drafting its charter and assisting its court registration, our partner Irina Stoeva has supported a not-for-profit organization, devoted to improve the local community environment in Oborishte region of Sofia (where the firm’s office is located). Same pro bono services have been rendered by Iordan Tchompalov to the Bulgarian branch of the English-Speaking Union. We encourage our lawyers to continue being engaged in pro bono and volunteer work, charity fundraising and community opportunities.