Firm Profile > Stankov, Todorov, Hinkov & Spasov > Sofia, Bulgaria

Stankov, Todorov, Hinkov & Spasov
5 Tsar Shishman Street
entr. A, floor 1
Sofia
Bulgaria

Dispute resolution Tier 3

A diverse caseload demonstrates the versatility of the team at Stankov, Todorov, Hinkov & Spasov, which advises on disputes within the construction, pharmaeutical, food and fisheries, energy and entertainment industries, to name a few. The practice is led by Mihail Stankov, who  is 'precise', alongside 'ambitious' Hristo Hinkov.

Practice head(s):

Mihail Stankov; Hristo Hinkov

Testimonials

Thanks to Stankov, Todorov, Hinkov & Spasov’s hard work a fine imposed on us has been annulled. Throughout the process of work, they kept us informed and answered our questions, which I believe is a key quality for the work of a reliable lawyer/law firm.’

The team at Stankov, Todorov, Hinkov & Spasov is extremely hardworking and responsive. What I like most is the dedication they apply to each case no matter the material interest or the complexity of the matter.’

I have been working with Mihail Stankov, a partner in the law firm. He is young and ambitious. He differs from some other lawyers in Bulgaria with his ultimate dedication to his work. Mr. Stankov is precise, has the necessary expertise and capacity of knowledge to deal with some of the most difficult cases.’

Although each of the lawyers at Stankov, Todorov Hinkov & Spasov has unique qualities, as well as a different area of competence and approach to work, together the team works even better. They all complement each other and manage to put their efforts and knowledge in the right direction. And the facts speak for themselves – so far we have achieved success in several of the cases, as well as out-of-court resolution of some cases with a positive result for us.

Over the years, the lawyers we have worked mostly with are Hristo Hinkov and Petar Spasov, who are partners in the firm. They have in the first place exceptional social and communicative qualities that strengthen the client-lawyer relationship; they manage to present information in an accessible way, and also treat the client with great respect. In second place they are real professionals when it comes to corporate law. Combining these qualities into one, I have never had any worries about who I have entrusted the legal issues of our company.’

We believe that Stankov, Todorov, Hinkov & Spasov’s biggest strength is the diversity of the legal assistance they provide. They have worked with us on matters of administrative law, civil law and have prepared us legal opinions on specialised topics (such as the legal framework for prices of medicinal products). Another positive aspect of their work is that they respond to enquiries promptly and in detail.’

The lawyers with which we work the most are Hristo Hinkov and Simeon Hinkov. Both have given us splendid legal assistance. They are both diligent and have a lot of experience in their field.’

‘What strikes us the most about Hristo Hinkov is his expertise in the field of commercial law and his personal approach towards each of our legal matters. He always keeps us updated with the development of our cases and proposes multiple solutions to each problem we have.’

‘Simeon Hinkov has an in-depth knowledge of Bulgarian, European and international law. He is very attentive and patient with us and is always available for further questions on legal matters.

Key clients

Besta Med

Max Covering

Bester Generacion Bulgaria

Fish Invest

MR Energy

Devin

Tsaki

Tyrbul

Medis Pharma Bulgaria

TVB

Cipy Corporation

Baka 357 Ltd.

Grainchart Ltd.

The Slovenian Embassy in Sofia

MD Build Ltd.

Peltina Ltd.

PAN Chemicals Ltd.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

Stankov, Todorov, Hinkov & Spasov advises across a range of business sectors, such as pharmaceutics, construction, food production and manufacturing, on behalf of local and foreign clients. Of note is the firm's parallel practice in white collar crime, a rare area of focus for firms in this market. Mihail Stankov and Teodor Todorov lead the team.

Practice head(s):

Mihail Stankov; Teodor Todorov

Other key lawyers:

Simeon Hinkov; Hristo Hinkov

Testimonials

What really impresses us about them is that they have a multifaceted view on legal issues – they give various solutions to different problems, which in fact shows that they possess diverse expertise. In other words – the team is diverse and devoted to their work.’

The lawyers we mostly work with are Hristo Hinkov and Emel Bekirova. We find them to be very understanding and straightforward – they focus on what their client needs to know. They also give clear and comprehendible feedback. Hristo Hinkov has practical expertise in negotiations, as well as an entrepreneurial thinking – he has helped us develop strategies for coping with repeatedly appearing business issues. Emel Bekirova has a systematic approach – she has drafted numerous contracts and legal opinions in great detail for us and always keeps us updated with the development of our cases. We find them both very diligent in their work.’

Over the years, we have worked mostly with Hristo Hinkov and Petar Spasov. They have  exceptional social and communicative qualities that strengthen the client-lawyer relationship; they manage to present information in an accessible way, and also treat the client with great respect. Secondly, they are real professionals when it comes to corporate law. Combining these qualities into one, I have never had any worries about who I have entrusted the legal issues of my company.’

Very creative approach. This is extremely essential given the very stubborn nature of local Bulgarian legislation and legal and administrative practices.’

Simeon Hinkov and Hristo Hinkov are two main contacts there. They are very creative and smart lawyers who are able to fit your ideas into a quite stubborn and inflexible local legal framework.’

The team of young and motivated experts makes a unique impression, with fast understanding of the needs of the customer. I am working with several legal offices in Austria and Bulgaria and was positively impressed. The lawyers are competent and motivated and respond very fast to every request.’

Fast and competent response. Billing is extremely precise.’

Key clients

Besta Med

Max Covering

Bester Generacion Bulgaria

Fish Invest

MR Energy

Devin

Tsaki Ltd

Tyrbul

Medis Pharma Bulgaria

TVB

Cipy Corporation

Baka 357

Grainchart

The Slovenian Embassy in Sofia

MD Build

Peltina

PAN Chemicals

Why Stankov, Todorov, Hinkov & Spasov
Excellence and expertise with a singular approach

STHS provides clients with legal expertise, combined with entrepreneurial thinking.

With us you are assured of

  • transparent and easy-to-follow price formation
  • forward-looking solutions providing highest efficiency
  • best value for money

STHS offers the perfect blend of know-how and passion and is truly a one-stop-shop – one of the very few corporate law firms in Bulgaria with an extensive criminal law practice.

Always thinking one step ahead
We go that extra mile for all our clients, regardless whether big or small.
The legal professionals at STHS are not simply your lawyers but your partners – we do not tell you what you want to hear, but rather focus on what you need to know.

We at STHS know who our clients are but most importantly, we know what their business is. STHS follows closely industry-specific developments and legislative initiatives, allowing us to transform regulatory challenges into entrepreneurial opportunities. Knowing the market means efficiency in the solutions we provide.

Who we are
The values that define us: ethics, trustworthiness, loyalty, professional excellence, partnership in the true sense of the word

We are the new generation of lawyers – full of energy, motivated and efficient and most importantly – not stuck in our ways.

STHS offers an ideal mix of experience and sound judgment and the will and strength to go out of our way for a client’s needs.

The team
Our philosophy is simple – bet on strong individuals and build exceptional professionals within the living and breathing organism that is our team.
We not only allow, but encourage entrepreneurial freedom and an independent approach and put special emphasis on the strife for constant self-improvement.

Everyone at STHS welcomes and is not afraid of a challenge.

Our expertise
We learned from the best, we work with the best and know how to be better.
The “do it yourself” approach is admirable, but we are not afraid to admit that it is not always in the best interests of our clients.

STHS actively encourages and engages in the exchange of knowledge, combining our legal expertise with the know-how of established professionals in other civil and commercial areas.

Areas of practice
Boutique / Where we excel

The individuals behind STHS are distinguished experts in their specialized practice areas. We enjoy a sterling reputation for getting the job done and giving you the competitive advantage in

  • Corporate and commercial law
  • International private and EU law
  • Litigation and arbitration
  • Criminal law
  • Insolvency and bankruptcy
  • Tax law
  • Employment

Despite being more of a boutique practice, we at STHS recognize our clients’ need for comprehensive and all-encompassing legal advice.
Through the constant expansion of our team, in addition to the exchange of knowledge and cooperation with recognized professionals, we lead the way and support our clients across a variety of legal disciplines.

  • Public procurement
  • Regulatory and administrative procedures
  • Real Estate and project development
  • Enforcement proceedings
  • Banking and finance
  • Insurance law
  • Immigration law
  • Intellectual and industrial property
  • Family law and inheritance
  • Energy, renewables and natural resources
  • Competition law
  • IT, media and communications

Client portfolio
Local insight with an international touch
STHS’s business-oriented and singular approach provides working cross-sector solutions for local and international clients alike.

Our client portfolio spans a wide range of steadily growing businesses and industries in the Bulgarian economy, including

  • Automotive
  • Pharmacy
  • Fuels and energy
  • IT and outsourcing
  • Asset management and investment
  • Food and beverages
  • Agriculture
  • Public sector
  • Fishery and aquaculture
  • Construction

CSR
Giving back
A responsible and sustainable business is a guarantee for success. Everyone at STHS believes and adheres to this maxim, not only on a corporate but also on an individual level.

STHS has become one of the most recognizable contributors to the “Bulgarian Christmas” Initiative in support of disadvantaged children under the patronage of the President of the Republic of Bulgaria. Engaging and participating in social and environmental initiatives, as well as supporting children in need and the arts have become a tradition.

Still, we understand our corporate social responsibility not only in terms of charity. For us at STHS it also means a proactive effort to enrich society by improving the legislative environment and business climate in Bulgaria.

Department Name Email Telephone
International Private & EU Law Mihail Stankov m.stankov@sths-law.com +359 2 950 6242
Commercial, Corporate and M&A Teodor Todorov t.todorov@sths-law.com +359 2 950 6242
Dispute Resolution Hristo Hinkov h.hinkov@sths-law.com +359 2 950 6242
Criminal Law Petar Spasov p.spasov@sths-law.com +359 2 950 6242
Commercial, Corporate and M&A Simeon Hinkov s.hinkov@sths-law.com +359 2 950 6242
Tax Law Plamena Vasileva p.vasileva@sths-law.com +359 2 950 6242
Commercial, Corporate and M&A Miroslav Mollov m.mollov@sths-law.com +359 2 950 6242
Employment Nina Triondzhieva n.triondzhieva@sths-law.com +359 2 950 6242
Dispute Resolution Emel Bekirova e.bekirova@sths-law.com +359 2 950 6242
Dispute Resolution Lily Stefanova l.stefanova@sths-law.com +359 2 950 6242
Criminal Law Elena Georgieva e.georgieva@sths-law.com +359 2 950 6242
Paralegal Vilyana Harvatova office@sths-law.com +359 2 950 6242
Paralegal Denitsa Atanasova office@sths-law.com +359 2 950 6242
Paralegal Tsvetelina Vancheva office@sths-law.com +359 2 950 6242
Paralegal Tsvetina Blagoeva office@sths-law.com +359 2 950 6242
Photo Name Position Profile
Ms Denitsa Atanasova  photo Ms Denitsa Atanasova Paralegal
Ms Emel Bekirova  photo Ms Emel Bekirova Associate
Ms Tsvetina Blagoeva  photo Ms Tsvetina Blagoeva Paralegal
Ms Elena Georgieva  photo Ms Elena Georgieva Senior Associate
Ms Vilyana Harvatova  photo Ms Vilyana Harvatova Paralegal
Mr Simeon Hinkov photo Mr Simeon Hinkov Senior Associate
Mr Hristo Hinkov  photo Mr Hristo Hinkov Partner, Attorney-at-law
Mr Miroslav Mollov  photo Mr Miroslav Mollov Senior Associate
Mr Petar Spasov  photo Mr Petar Spasov Managing Partner, Attorney-at-law
Mr Mihail Stankov  photo Mr Mihail Stankov Partner, Attorney-at-law
Ms Lily Stefanova  photo Ms Lily Stefanova Associate
Mr Teodor Todorov  photo Mr Teodor Todorov Managing Partner, Attorney-at-law
Ms Nina Triondzhieva  photo Ms Nina Triondzhieva Senior Associate
Mr Emil Tzanev  photo Mr Emil Tzanev Senior Associate
Ms Tsvetelina Vancheva  photo Ms Tsvetelina Vancheva Paralegal
Ms Plamena Vasileva  photo Ms Plamena Vasileva Senior Associate
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