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

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

Bulgaria > Dispute resolution Tier 3

The litigation department at Stankov, Todorov, Hinkov & Spasov is engaged in a range of disputes emerging out of the pharmaceutical, construction, renewable energy, fisheries and entertainment sectors. Mihail Stankov jointly leads the practice alongside Hristo Hinkov, who has experience in commercial mediation. The team counts Besta Med, Fish Invest and MR Energy, to name a few, among its key roster of clients.

Practice head(s):

Mihail Stankov; Hristo Hinkov

Testimonials

‘STHS do a great job of resolving legal disputes. I would put my most difficult cases in their competent hands without a second thought. They are a team of young, passionately hardworking and innovative thinkers.’

‘Stankov, Todorov, Hinkov & Spasov have a professional team. They combine lawyers with different interests and strengths which is very useful in dealing with an array of cases.’

‘The legal counsel offered by the firm is of an exceptional level. Everyone on the team does their work diligently and with the utmost care for the client. The members of the firm were very polite in our exchanges and they never rushed through them. They also adapted to the challenges of the pandemic and there were no difficulties with remote communication, nor were there any delays when it came to the work that had to be done, which is a big positive.’

Key clients

Municipal Bank

Transpress

Inter Cars Bulgaria

Ford Moto Pfohe

Bulgarian Football Union

Besta Med

Max Covering

Realfin Bulgaria

Fish Invest

Devin

Tsaki

Tyrbul

TVB

Baka 357

Grainchart

The Slovenian Embassy in Sofia

MD Build

Peltina

Paralax Life Sciences

Marsfeld Railways Logistics

Work highlights

  • Advised a client in the sphere of tourism on its €200k dispute with State fund Agriculture, related to the EU funds for Rural Development Programme.
  • Advised the client on a case concerning a correction on the procedure for providing grants under the Management Capacity Development and SME Growth Program.
  • Advised Besta Med on its dispute with National Council on Prices on the formation of prize of parallel imported medicine product.

Bulgaria > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

Praised for its ‘mixture of youth, enthusiasm and professionalism’, Stankov, Todorov, Hinkov & Spasov’s team acts for clients across the pharmaceuticals, healthcare and food production sectors, among others, notably on commercial matters, as well as corporate issues. Led by Mihail Stankov and Teodor Todorov, the practice also includes key contacts Simeon Hinkov and Hristo Hinkov.

Practice head(s):

Mihail Stankov; Teodor Todorov

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘An excellent team, with a mixture of youth, enthusiasm and professionalism. I have been treated as if I were the one and only client with no delays.’

‘Simeon Hinkov is extremely dedicated to both his work and his clients. He always manages to answer questions in a very short time, which helps a lot in my work.’

‘The STHS team is distinguished by its diligence and hard work. They approach the case with great care and thoroughness.’

‘I can confidently say that I have never met a more responsible and principled person than Teodor Todorov. He approaches the resolution of cases in an extremely professional manner and with excellent competence.’

Key clients

Municipal Bank

Transpress

Inter Cars Bulgaria

Ford Moto Pfohe

Bulgarian Football Union

Besta Med

Max Covering

Realfin Bulgaria

Fish Invest

Devin

Tsaki

Tyrbul

TVB

Baka 357

Grainchart

The Slovenian Embassy in Sofia

MD Build

Peltina

Paralax Life Sciences

Marsfeld Railways Logistics

Work highlights

  • Advised the Bulgarian Football Union on the legal and regulatory matters of the VAR System implementation in Bulgaria and the negotiations with the provider Hawk-Eye Innovations Ltd.
  • Advised Alexander Ratskevych on his €520k investment in the Dental Clinic Petar Duchev.
  • Advised a logistics companies in Bulgaria in its €3m investment project for building one of the biggest logistics hubs on the Balkans.
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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.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
International Private & EU Law Mihail Stankovm.stankov@sths-law.com+359 2 950 6242
Commercial, Corporate and M&A Teodor Todorovt.todorov@sths-law.com+359 2 950 6242
Dispute Resolution Hristo Hinkovh.hinkov@sths-law.com+359 2 950 6242
Criminal Law Petar Spasovp.spasov@sths-law.com+359 2 950 6242
Commercial, Corporate and M&A Simeon Hinkovs.hinkov@sths-law.com+359 2 950 6242
Tax Law Plamena Vasilevap.vasileva@sths-law.com+359 2 950 6242
Commercial, Corporate and M&A Miroslav Mollovm.mollov@sths-law.com+359 2 950 6242
Employment Nina Triondzhievan.triondzhieva@sths-law.com+359 2 950 6242
Dispute Resolution Emel Bekirovae.bekirova@sths-law.com+359 2 950 6242
Dispute Resolution Lily Stefanoval.stefanova@sths-law.com+359 2 950 6242
Criminal Law Elena Georgievae.georgieva@sths-law.com+359 2 950 6242
Paralegal Vilyana Harvatovaoffice@sths-law.com+359 2 950 6242
Paralegal Denitsa Atanasovaoffice@sths-law.com+359 2 950 6242
Paralegal Tsvetelina Vanchevaoffice@sths-law.com+359 2 950 6242
Paralegal Tsvetina Blagoevaoffice@sths-law.com+359 2 950 6242
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CLIENT:
COMPANY/FIRM: Former Head of Department of International Law and International Relations at the Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, international arbitrator, guest lecturer at world famous universities
TESTIMONIAL: “Attorneys with an excellent legal background and education. They exhibit exceptional diligence and professionalism in all assigned cases.”


CLIENT: Nikolay Vassilev
COMPANY/FIRM: Managing Partner at Expat Capital, former Deputy Prime Minister and former Minister of Economy
TESTIMONIAL: “Young lawyers with a promising career ahead of them. I have no doubts that Stankov, Todorov, Hinkov & Spasov will be successful in all their endeavors.”