Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Atanas Shopov
- 2 partners
- 3 other qualified lawyers
What the team is known for Highly regarded team reputed for acting on high value developments. Frequently assists clients with the development of residential buildings and commercial premises, including shopping centres. Advises on financing, design, construction and long-term leases. Expertise also encompasses the construction of gas pipelines and industrial plants.
Strengths One client enthuses: "The lawyers are very focused, comprehensive and punctual."
Another market observer says: "I think the firm is stellar. I have an excellent impression." The same source adds: "Overall, they produce very high-quality, technically perfect work, have a high level of business awareness and innovative thinking, and present things in a way that is easy for us to understand."
Work highlights Acted for Monolit on the development and construction of a new Decathlon store in Plovdiv.
Advised Sterling Retail on the EUR4 million development and construction of a shopping centre and sports ground on the Black Sea coast.
Significant clients Brentwood Associates, Forton/AG Capital, SALP, Kamenitza, Maxima Bulgaria.
Market sources single out head of department Atanas Shopov as an "absolute top" and a "very knowledgeable, but also flexible and innovative" lawyer. He has extensive experience in the real estate market and led the team advising SALP on the EUR12 million design and construction of the Dobrich-Silistra gas pipeline, of which the client is the main contractor. One satisfied interviewee highlights Shopov's approach, saying: "Mr Shopov is a very well-versed, rational, intelligent and efficient lawyer."
Radosveta Kojuharova led the team advising Sterling Retail on the EUR4 million development and construction of a new shopping centre and sports ground on the Black Sea coast. One client remarks: "When I talked to her I knew everything was going to be okay." She has particular expertise in real estate transactions and residential and commercial developments.