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Dispute Resolution — Bulgaria


Boyanov & Co. - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 1

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the Department
- Head of department: Kina Chuturkova
- 3 partners
- 6 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Market-leading practice offering standout expertise in domestic and international litigation and arbitration proceedings. Particularly experienced in banking litigation in addition to disputes relating to the fields of energy, real estate and tax. Represents an impressive client base consisting mainly of major banks and corporates. Provides additional capabilities in administrative appeals and construction disputes.

Strengths Sources appreciate the clarity of the advice offered by the team, adding: "They are very efficient and very fast."

Additional interviewees highlight the firm as "one of the biggest and most reputable" in the Bulgarian market, also emphasising its international network of legal partners.

Work highlights Represented IMO Rila in a EUR17.7 million dispute against the Municipality of Sofia concerning ownership of a hotel in the city centre.

Advised Eurobank Bulgaria on more than 75 claims brought by customers for breaches of consumer rights.

Significant Clients Ideal Standard, Solvay Sodi, Markan, International Investment Bank, Philip Morris.

Notable practitioners

Considered "one of the best Bulgarian litigators," Kina Chuturkova is well versed in civil and commercial litigation as well as domestic and international arbitration, utilising her long-standing experience as a former judge. She represents clients across a range of sectors such as energy, banking and construction. Her recent highlights include assisting Power Machines with a public procurement dispute against two Bulgarian companies. Clients appreciate her co-operativeness and say: "It is very comfortable to work with her."

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BOYANOV & Co. is recognised as a champion in the field of litigation and ADR for the following:

  • The profound knowledge of procedural and substantive law, in civil, commercial, and administrative law matters, and for over a quarter of a century proven ability to handle high-profile cases in national and international litigation and arbitration;
  • The thorough study of the specific aspects of the client’s business and interests, and wherever necessary building teams of lawyers specialising in different fields in order to cover all legal dispute aspects..
  • The network of associated lawyers in 14 cities in the country due to which we provide quick and precise advice and ensure the best representation of clients before the courts in Sofia and in most of the biggest cities in the country;
  • The practice is fully commited to the core professional ethical values;
  • BOYANOV & Co. is highly respected by the legal community. For many years, the firm has been invited to prepare (pro bono) draft Position Papers on behalf of the President of the Supreme Bar Council, and to represent the latter before the General Meetings of the Commercial and the Civil Chambers of the Supreme Court of Cassation (SCC), as well as before the Joint Meetings of Chambers of both SCC and Supreme Administrative Court in interpretation cases (aiming at clarifying the law and unifying the court practice). The firm is active in the legislative process, too, preparing position papers on different bills.

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Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 1

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the Department
- Head of department: Angel Ganev
- 4 partners
- 11 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Advises many prominent domestic and international clients, often on cross-border cases, spanning the TMT, energy, banking and construction industries. Highly experienced in commercial litigation and arbitration matters, with further knowledge in administrative, employment and tax litigation. Notable expertise in insolvency disputes and debt collection matters.

Strengths Clients are keen to praise the lawyers' timely approach: "The team is exceptional in every single aspect of their work and demonstrates incredible efficiency when it comes to complex cases and tight deadlines." They also say that the firm "really shows what premium legal service means."

Further interviewees applaud the team for its "client-oriented way of business and the effectiveness of the proposed solutions."

Work highlights Represented the INEKON GROUP in an EUR8.16 million ICC arbitration claim against the Municipality of Sofia concerning contract prices for tram refurbishment.

Advised Telenor on a white-collar crime investigation related to the acquisition of its Bulgarian subsidiary.

Significant Clients Mechel, BULROM GAS IMPEX, Glorient Investment, Financial Supervision Commission, Aresgas.

Notable practitioners

Angel Ganev offers experience across a range of domestic and international litigation and arbitration proceedings, including energy disputes, public procurement claims and white-collar crime cases. He also regularly assists clients with disputes arising out of insolvency proceedings. His recent activity includes advising Aresgas on a EUR690,000 recovery of receivables claim brought by an Italian citizen. Clients are impressed by his "hunger for success," describing him as a "remarkable litigator and strategist" and adding that "he demonstrates encyclopaedic knowledge of his area and is aware of the nuances of Bulgarian substantive and procedural law."

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DGKV has doubtlessly the largest and most diverse dispute resolution practice in Bulgaria and is recognised as a key factor in litigation in the country. The firm's Litigation practice group represents clients in relation to claims arising in the commercial, industrial, financial or administrative fields on matters such as:

  • conducting litigation before Bulgarian courts of all instances;
  • representation of clients before local and international arbitration tribunals;
  • all types of commercial litigation;
  • bankruptcy (contentious matters);
  • labour disputes;
  • administrative proceedings;
  • tax disputes;
  • recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments and foreign arbitration awards;
  • facilitating negotiations aiming at reaching amicable settlements;
  • all litigation-related work such as collection of evidence, injunctions and other preliminary relief.

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Kambourov & Partners - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 1

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the Department
- Head of department: Emil Emanuilov
- 5 partners
- 7 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Strong team dealing with claims for domestic and international clients across various industry sectors, particularly within the banking and energy industries. Well versed across commercial disputes, including intellectual property and competition litigation. Regularly represents clients in international arbitration, insolvency proceedings, enforcement and debt collection matters.

Strengths Sources commend the experience of the firm, pointing out its "impressive domination of the law, unique industry insight, hard workers, great integration between teams and clear and to-the-point advice."

Additional interviewees have been "impressed by the motivation of the team of lawyers and the level of expertise," and the firm draws further praise for its "very adaptable, flexible" team "with sound industry and legal knowledge."

Work highlights Acted for Fix Finance on a EUR1.8 million arbitration against KMB Bulgaria concerning agreements to purchase real estate.

Significant Clients Bulgarian Football Union, Tabacos Marasca, Olinesa, Katarzyna Estate.

Notable practitioners

Clients are keen to emphasise the strong position Yavor Kambourov holds in Bulgaria: "With his unique deal-making skills, business focus, confident and reassuring presence and vast knowledge, he remains the crème de la crème of the market." He offers expertise across a wide range of commercial disputes, such as insolvency litigation, IP claims and debt collection, and he recently advised Bulgarian Development Bank on litigation proceedings for the collection of receivables.

Clients believe Emil Emanuilov to be "the best." They describe him as "very intelligent and knowledgeable, with high business awareness. He is confident and convincing in court and a very strong litigator." Emanuilov is widely appreciated for his activity in litigation matters as well as construction arbitration, insolvency proceedings and tax disputes. Market commentators admire his "superior skills and strong demeanour in court," adding that "he can distil the biggest complexities into something easy to understand for a non-lawyer." His recent workload includes representing UniCredit Bulbank in commercial disputes valued at EUR10 million and insolvency proceedings brought against bad debtors.

Stefan Tzakov is particularly well regarded for his experience in energy litigation and labour disputes. He regularly advises clients in the energy and automotive sectors and has recently acted on investment arbitration proceedings and damages claims.

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Launched in 1988 as a dispute resolution law firm, KP remains unrivaled in its experience before Bulgarian courts and in domestic and international arbitration proceedings.

The team covers all types of individual claims in all areas of business law, including banking and finance, corporate and commercial litigation, unfair competition, energy and project finance disputes, insurance disputes, IP litigation, procedures for recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards. The firm is among the few in Bulgaria that have experience in collective claims.

The team has an impressive background in multi-jurisdictional litigation and international arbitration, securitization of claims, exequatur procedures, writ of execution-related procedures, proceedings under the Hague Abduction Convention, collection of evidence  under  Council Regulation (EC) No 1206/2001 of 28 May 2001 on cooperation between the courts of the Member States in the taking of evidence in civil or commercial matters. 

The spotlight increasingly falls on alternative dispute resolution such as debt restructuring, debt-equity swaps, and acquisitions as alternative methods of enforcement. The practice also focuses on trade
mediation.



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CMS - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the Department
- Heads of department: Assen Georgiev and Antonia Kehayova
- 1 partner
- 12 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Respected dispute resolution practice acting for local and international clients on complex domestic and cross-border litigation and arbitration proceedings. Particularly experienced in representing clients in sectors such as banking, energy and manufacturing. Regularly acts on employment disputes, insolvency proceedings, administrative claims and debt collection matters.

Strengths Impressed clients describe the team as "responsive, straightforward, productive and helpful."

Other sources pinpoint the team's strength as its speed of service: "All of them are extremely accessible and quick in their response."

Work highlights Represented Biomet in disputes valued at more than EUR1 million against electricity distribution companies.

Advised ČEZ on a dispute with the National Electricity Company and Electricity System Operator concerning the repeal of an administrative decision, brought by an electricity trader.

Significant Clients Carl Zeiss, HETA Asset Resolution, Bulgarian National Bank, Riediger, Juwi Hellas.

Notable practitioners

The main contacts for this department are Assen Georgiev and Antonia Kehayova.

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Our Dispute Resolution practice is among the fastest developing and successful ones at CMS and on the Bulgarian market. We have the resources to compete from Bulgaria at the highest level domestically, nationally and internationally. We have one of the largest footprints in Europe and offices in the Middle East, Africa, South East Asia and Latin America. This differentiates us from our peers on the Bulgarian market. Our clients can be confident that their dispute will be resourced efficiently and they will have access to the right specialists and consistent CMS quality. Our offering is in line with what our clients want, combining depth, breadth, quality and value simultaneously.
Our team is big enough to handle complex court cases and at the same time, due to the diverse sector specialization of our lawyers, we are able to provide advice that is tailored to the client’s business.

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Dobrev & Lyutskanov Law Firm - Dispute Resolution Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the Department
- Head of department: Roumen Lyutskanov
- 1 partner
- 6 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Advises clients in sectors such as retail, energy and banking on a variety of dispute resolution mandates. Experienced in insolvency disputes, public procurement litigation and administrative claims. Particularly well regarded for its representation in contentious employment matters.

Strengths Impressed clients laud the collaboration between departments, saying that the team "works fast, demonstrating impressive co-operation between a number of exceptional professionals in different fields of law."

Work highlights Represented ASP in a number of contentious employment matters, including disputes arising from terminations and personal injury claims.

Acted for Vilox Group on three cases concerning the legality of three orders for disciplinary dismissal on the grounds of abuse of trust.

Significant Clients thyssenkrupp Materials Bulgaria, Municipal Bank Sofia, EcoStroy M&M, SavantElbul, Veolia Energy Solutions.

Notable practitioners

Roumen Lyutskanov is the key contact for this practice.

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Dokovska, Atanasov & Associates - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Highly reputed for its criminal law expertise, alongside a strong offering in commercial litigation. Also regularly represents clients in arbitration and insolvency proceedings.

Notable practitioners

Georgi Atanasov collects extensive praise for his activity in dispute resolution: "He is an old-school litigator, in the courts every day." He is renowned for his experience in civil, trade and commercial disputes, as well as arbitration proceedings. Sources describe him as "a good lawyer, very professional and active."

Daniela Dokovska is widely regarded as "a legend" in the market. She is particularly appreciated for her criminal litigation practice, with interviewees describing her as "one of the best criminal lawyers in the country."

Tsvetana Chukleva is well regarded for her experience in the market, receiving particular praise for her advice in relation to decisions in the Supreme Court. She represents clients in civil disputes as well as insolvency, administrative and tax proceedings.

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Georgiev, Todorov & Co - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the Department
- Heads of department: Ivan Todorov and Alexander Katzarsky
- 4 partners
- 12 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Particularly active in domestic arbitration cases and also recognised for its expertise in administrative disputes. Regularly advises clients in the banking and energy industries. Experienced in enforcement disputes and insolvency proceedings.

Strengths Sources highlight the firm's expertise in administrative litigation and report: "They also have long experience in international arbitration."

Work highlights Advised Atomstroyexport on a EUR620 million ICC arbitration against the Bulgarian National Electricity Company, concerning the Belene nuclear power plant.

Represented Piraeus Bank Bulgaria in two lease disputes valued at EUR3 million.

Significant Clients Toplofikatcia Ruse, TEC Bobov Dol, Sofia Airport, Montupet, Mercury.

Notable practitioners

Ivan Todorov is reputed for his administrative litigation practice and offers further experience representing clients in arbitration proceedings.

Well regarded in the market, Alexander Katzarsky receives particular recognition for his experience in arbitration. His recent activity includes acting for Piraeus Bank on several credit agreement disputes amounting to EUR6 million. He regularly represents clients who are active in energy, banking as well as local government-related cases.

Alexander Pachamanov receives exceptional endorsement for his administrative litigation experience, and is also acclaimed for his expertise in the telecommunications sector.

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Georgiev, Todorov & Co. has a notable expertise on the Bulgarian legal market for more than 25 years.
We are the leading Bulgarian law firm in dispute resolution, competition and litigation. Our firm has been involved in a number of complex international projects in the field of energy law, telecommunications,
and banking as well as in the largest privatization transactions in Bulgaria.

We are aimed at understanding the business needs of our clients and providing them with the best legal advice in order to protect their interests and business decisions. One of our main advantages is the outstanding combination of deep knowledge of the substantive law and regulation and high expertise in judicial and arbitration representation and practice, which enables the firm to provide specifically tailored legal services and to avoid any potential problems and risks for our clients.

Our dispute resolution team consists of experienced and recognized professionals who has provided legal support to our clients and led to successful outcome of their cases.
The head of our team is the highly experienced and valued lawyer Mr. Alexander Katzarsky, Senior partner, who maintains a standout reputation for commercial dispute resolution and arbitration, consulted Atomstroyexport JSC on the ICC international arbitration proceedings against National Electricity Company JSC and acted as the local advisor appointed by Sidley Austin LLP.



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Penkov, Markov & Partners - Dispute Resolution Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the Department
- Heads of department: Svetlin Adrianov and Svetoslav Dimitrov
- 5 partners
- 10 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Regularly represents clients in administrative appeals, tax litigation and debt recovery. Further advises on employment disputes, arbitration proceedings and civil claims. Acts for clients involved in a variety of sectors, such as real estate, transport and telecommunications.

Strengths Clients appreciate the firm's client service and say: "They are always a concerned partner and take every request with care and willingness to help."

Additional sources value the "comfort and security" that comes with having lawyers who are "personally familiar with the nature of our business, politics and needs."

Work highlights Acted for Siloma on a EUR1.5 million administrative dispute against the Ministry of Economy for refusal to grant funding under a specific programme.

Advised PAC Doverie on an appeal to the Supreme Administrative Court against a pension insurance regulation brought in by the Council of Ministers.

Significant Clients Firstline Estates, EMCO, Glorient Investment, DNV GL.

Notable practitioners

Svetlin Adrianov and Svetoslav Dimitrov are the key contacts for the dispute resolution practice.

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Andrey Delchev and Partners - Eurolex Bulgaria - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the Department
- Head of department: Andrey Delchev
- 1 partner
- 6 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Strong domestic practice acting for clients on disputes against local authorities. Advises real estate developers, contractors and infrastructure companies as well as regularly representing municipalities. Particularly well regarded for public procurement and construction disputes. Additionally, advises on claims arising from the termination of tender procedures and FIDIC contracts.

Strengths Impressed clients describe the team as "competent and trustworthy, always very responsive and with excellent understanding of our needs," and further praise the creativity of the lawyers, saying: "They are always ready to design different options and solutions."

Work highlights Acted for the Road Infrastructure Agency on a EUR4 million arbitration brought by a construction company following the termination of the FIDIC contract.

Advised Genov and Co on the EUR370,000 appeal of a public procurement award against the Municipality of Chepelare.

Significant Clients Trace Group Hold, Metropolitan, Municipality of Pravets, Biogest International, Albena.

Notable practitioners

The main point of contact for this department is Andrey Delchev.

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Ilieva Voutcheva & Co Law Firm - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the Department
- Heads of department: Rossitsa Voutcheva and Diliana Ilieva
- 3 partners
- 6 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Advises domestic and multinational clients on litigations, arbitrations and administrative proceedings. Particularly noted for its work in financial disputes arising from loan agreements, tax assessments and insolvency proceedings. Also experienced in VAT disputes and debt recovery cases.

Strengths Clients are "delighted by their work," highlighting the "very in-depth knowledge" of the lawyers.

Additional sources pinpoint speed as a strength: "We are very happy with their service, especially their quick responses."

Work highlights Advised Kestrel Investment Bulgaria on EUR10 million proceedings before the Sofia Court of Appeal concerning the recovery plan brought by Alfa-Bank, its principal creditor in its insolvency process.

Acted for Intex 2005 before the Sofia Court of Appeal on a EUR150,000 loan dispute regarding a debt substitution.

Significant Clients Dion Tex, Saturn, Obitech, Nedjin Engineering International, National Railway Infrastructure Company.

Notable practitioners

Rossitsa Voutcheva and Diliana Ilieva are the main points of contact for the department.

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Kalaidjiev & Georgiev - Dispute Resolution Department

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What the team is known for Well known for its litigation capabilities in cases across all levels of the Bulgarian court system, as well as in local arbitration matters. Recognised for representing clients from the financial sector.

Notable practitioners

Angel Kalaidjiev earns recognition for his experience in dispute resolution, especially arbitration. Interviewees state that he is "good, strong and devoted to his work," and he is particularly well regarded for commercial law, as he is seen as "an authority in this area."

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Kinkin & Partners Law Firm - Dispute Resolution Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the Department
- Head of department: Vladimir Kinkin
- 2 partners
- 4 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Well-regarded team regularly representing clients in the energy, pharmaceutical and manufacturing sectors. Advises on a range of litigation and arbitration proceedings in areas such as shipping, real estate and tax. Offers further capabilities in employment claims, bankruptcy proceedings and administrative appeals.

Strengths Sources describe the team as "smart, fast and polite."

Work highlights Acted for Tombou on a EUR14.9 million dispute brought against a competitor that offered a price which did not include production costs in a public procurement tender.

Significant Clients Sting, VEZ Svoghe, Feral TK, RGK Group, Alliance of the Producers of Ecological Energy.

Notable practitioners

The key contact for the dispute resolution practice is Vladimir Kinkin.

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Popov & Partners Law Office - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 3

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Basic facts about the Department
- 7 partners
- 10 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Advises on disputes concerning debt collection, commercial contracts and administrative decisions. Experienced in insolvency and tax-related cases. Acts for clients in the banking, energy and retail sectors, as well as local municipalities.

Strengths Clients are pleased with the focus of the team: "The lawyers are working with fast response times, they get into the cases fast and are very well oriented on the problems."

Other sources also highlight the speed of the service, saying: "I am happy with the service this office provides. I am especially impressed by the rapidity of work and high-quality advice."

Work highlights Represented JL Company in a EUR1 million international dispute concerning the termination of a commercial agency agreement.

Significant Clients UniCredit Bulbank, Brenntag, Gorubso Kardzali, Panda Cooperative, ČEZ.

Notable practitioners

The main contacts for the department are Elisaveta Yotova, Desislava Cvetkova and Eleonora Sergieva.

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Tocheva & Mandazhieva - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 3

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Basic facts about the Department
- Heads of department: Tanya Tocheva and Encho Dinev
- 2 partners
- 3 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Experienced in mediation, out-of-court settlements and administrative proceedings as well as complex litigation matters. Highly active in the energy sector, particularly on reimbursement claims for local and international energy clients. Further appreciated for its advice on employment and capital markets-related disputes.

Strengths Clients are impressed by the speed of the lawyers and the "good quality" of the service, adding that "because they have an overview of our company and know our hot points well, they are able to give good solutions."

Work highlights Acted for Agriplam and three other SPVs of Samsung C&T Corporation on disputes amounting to EUR1.4 million concerning the reimbursement of grid access prices paid to CEZ Distribution.

Significant Clients Lufthansa Technik, Razlog Energy Park, Podem Grigorov, E.Miroglio, Balkan Energy.

Notable practitioners

Tanya Tocheva and Encho Dinev are the main contacts for this department.

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Tsvetkova Bebov Komarevski, Attorneys-at-Law - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the Department
- Head of department: Ilya Komarevski
- 1 partner
- 4 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Acts for a number of local and international banks, in addition to leading pharmaceutical companies and investment firms. Offers expertise across a variety of sectors including insurance, infrastructure and intellectual property. Regularly represents clients in disputes against the state and is highly experienced in employment and insolvency claims.

Strengths Clients highlight the reliability and speed of the lawyers and say: "Every time we have had excellent service from them."

Work highlights Advised Raiffeisenbank on an employment dispute regarding a disciplinary dismissal due to abuse of trust.

Significant Clients Telerik, AstraZeneca, PwC, FC Barcelona, Faro.

Notable practitioners

Ilya Komarevski is praised by clients for his approachable working manner: "He is very easy to communicate with and very reliable and fast. He is always accessible, easy to work with and also very competent." He offers representation in commercial, administrative and employment disputes as well as arbitration and insolvency proceedings. He acts for clients in sectors such as energy, pharmaceuticals and banking. He regularly advises clients on their actions against the state, and recently he acted for Faro on a EUR600,000 litigation against the Republic of Bulgaria before the Administrative Court of Sofia.

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Eminent Practitioner

Kalaidjiev & Georgiev

From the Chambers Europe guide

Angel Kalaidjiev earns recognition for his experience in dispute resolution, especially arbitration. Interviewees state that he is "good, strong and devoted to his work," and he is particularly well regarded for commercial law, as he is seen as "an authority in this area."

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Eminent Practitioner

Kambourov & Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

Clients are keen to emphasise the strong position Yavor Kambourov holds in Bulgaria: "With his unique deal-making skills, business focus, confident and reassuring presence and vast knowledge, he remains the crème de la crème of the market." He offers expertise across a wide range of commercial disputes, such as insolvency litigation, IP claims and debt collection, and he recently advised Bulgarian Development Bank on litigation proceedings for the collection of receivables.

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Eminent Practitioner

Georgiev, Todorov & Co

From the Chambers Europe guide

Ivan Todorov is reputed for his administrative litigation practice and offers further experience representing clients in arbitration proceedings.

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Boyanov & Co.

From the Chambers Europe guide

Considered "one of the best Bulgarian litigators," Kina Chuturkova is well versed in civil and commercial litigation as well as domestic and international arbitration, utilising her long-standing experience as a former judge. She represents clients across a range of sectors such as energy, banking and construction. Her recent highlights include assisting Power Machines with a public procurement dispute against two Bulgarian companies. Clients appreciate her co-operativeness and say: "It is very comfortable to work with her."

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Kambourov & Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

Clients believe Emil Emanuilov to be "the best." They describe him as "very intelligent and knowledgeable, with high business awareness. He is confident and convincing in court and a very strong litigator." Emanuilov is widely appreciated for his activity in litigation matters as well as construction arbitration, insolvency proceedings and tax disputes. Market commentators admire his "superior skills and strong demeanour in court," adding that "he can distil the biggest complexities into something easy to understand for a non-lawyer." His recent workload includes representing UniCredit Bulbank in commercial disputes valued at EUR10 million and insolvency proceedings brought against bad debtors.

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Band 1

Alexander Katzarsky

Georgiev, Todorov & Co

From the Chambers Europe guide

Well regarded in the market, Alexander Katzarsky receives particular recognition for his experience in arbitration. His recent activity includes acting for Piraeus Bank on several credit agreement disputes amounting to EUR6 million. He regularly represents clients who are active in energy, banking as well as local government-related cases.

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Band 2

Dokovska, Atanasov & Associates

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Georgi Atanasov collects extensive praise for his activity in dispute resolution: "He is an old-school litigator, in the courts every day." He is renowned for his experience in civil, trade and commercial disputes, as well as arbitration proceedings. Sources describe him as "a good lawyer, very professional and active."

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Band 2

Dokovska, Atanasov & Associates

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Daniela Dokovska is widely regarded as "a legend" in the market. She is particularly appreciated for her criminal litigation practice, with interviewees describing her as "one of the best criminal lawyers in the country."

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Band 2

Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov

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Angel Ganev offers experience across a range of domestic and international litigation and arbitration proceedings, including energy disputes, public procurement claims and white-collar crime cases. He also regularly assists clients with disputes arising out of insolvency proceedings. His recent activity includes advising Aresgas on a EUR690,000 recovery of receivables claim brought by an Italian citizen. Clients are impressed by his "hunger for success," describing him as a "remarkable litigator and strategist" and adding that "he demonstrates encyclopaedic knowledge of his area and is aware of the nuances of Bulgarian substantive and procedural law."

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Band 2

Tsvetkova Bebov Komarevski, Attorneys-at-Law

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Ilya Komarevski is praised by clients for his approachable working manner: "He is very easy to communicate with and very reliable and fast. He is always accessible, easy to work with and also very competent." He offers representation in commercial, administrative and employment disputes as well as arbitration and insolvency proceedings. He acts for clients in sectors such as energy, pharmaceuticals and banking. He regularly advises clients on their actions against the state, and recently he acted for Faro on a EUR600,000 litigation against the Republic of Bulgaria before the Administrative Court of Sofia.

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Band 3

Tsvetana Chukleva

Dokovska, Atanasov & Associates

From the Chambers Europe guide

Tsvetana Chukleva is well regarded for her experience in the market, receiving particular praise for her advice in relation to decisions in the Supreme Court. She represents clients in civil disputes as well as insolvency, administrative and tax proceedings.

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Band 3

Alexander Pachamanov

Georgiev, Todorov & Co

From the Chambers Europe guide

Alexander Pachamanov receives exceptional endorsement for his administrative litigation experience, and is also acclaimed for his expertise in the telecommunications sector.

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Band 3

Kambourov & Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

Stefan Tzakov is particularly well regarded for his experience in energy litigation and labour disputes. He regularly advises clients in the energy and automotive sectors and has recently acted on investment arbitration proceedings and damages claims.

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