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Dispute Resolution — Bulgaria


Boyanov & Co. - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Kina Chuturkova
- 2 partners
- 8 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.

Strengths Sources enthuse about the team's high-quality client service: "The service they provide fits our needs perfectly – the lawyers are very responsive and they always try to understand the relationships behind every case."

Another client is impressed by the depth of the firm's knowledge, noting: "We're using them for very key deals where we need a high level of legal support, advice and information," adding: "They have very good expertise - the people are really very knowledgeable."

Work highlights Acted for Ideal Standard on two cases concerning alleged tax liabilities, valued at EUR3 million in total, before the Bulgarian tax authorities.

Assisted Solvay Sodi with appeals brought against various acts concerning its greenhouse gas emissions.

Significant clients Eurobank Bulgaria (Postbank), EVN, Philip Morris, Markan, Coca-Cola.

Notable practitioners

Kina Chuturkova receives ample praise from sources for her extensive courtroom experience, having worked previously as a judge. According to one client: "She really knows the environment" and is "an impressive professional when it comes to litigation." Her areas of expertise include commercial and civil litigation, IP rights enforcement and international arbitration, and she recently led the team in its work on various commercial disputes for Eurobank Bulgaria (Postbank).

Boyko Voynov is a recognised litigation and ADR expert. His latest work highlights include acting for UBS on two appeals relating to pledged assets, totalling over USD30 million, and representing International Investment Bank in a number of civil proceedings to the value of EUR6 million.

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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

第一等

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 Gains a top-tier ranking thanks to outstanding reports of its reputation in the Bulgarian market for dispute resolution matters. 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 expertise in administrative, employment and tax litigation.

Strengths Clients are keen to highlight the team's cohesive approach. One source comments: "All the people in the litigation team are very proactive and involved in the process," also noting: "They always provide detailed, considerate advice and display excellent dedication to us."

The firm draws additional praise for its forward-thinking attitude: "They always manage to maintain full control over the cases, with a very clear sense of how they need to progress and anticipate possible developments."

Work highlights Acted for Omani subsidiary Bulgarian Acquisition Company II on insolvency proceedings against Corporate and Commercial Bank. The matter was valued at over EUR300 million.

Represented Türkiye Vagon Sanayi in an international commercial arbitration concerning its EUR4 million dispute with state rail company BDZ.

Significant clients Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits, Cargill, Saxo Bank, Sumitomo Electric Bordnetze, Inekon Group.

Notable practitioners

Angel Ganev rises in the rankings following numerous endorsements from clients, one of whom calls him a "brilliant litigator" who is "business- and target-oriented, and can envisage the development of a situation well in advance." He recently acted for ČEZ Electro on a commercial litigation against National Electricity Company, and offers further experience in arbitration and insolvency matters.

Elena Ivanova specialises in international arbitration matters, and is described by one client as "a diligent lawyer who is quick and to the point. I've never met anyone who works harder than her." She was recently active on a EUR9 million commercial dispute in which the team represented Punto Fa.

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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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Georgiev, Todorov & Co - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 1

第一等

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 Excellent Bulgarian dispute resolution practice, providing advice to domestic and international clients in industry sectors such as TMT, construction, energy and real estate. Particularly active on domestic arbitration cases and also draws recognition for its expertise in administrative disputes.

Strengths According to clients, the team is strong in matters involving cross-border elements. A source reports that the firm's lawyers are "excellent in the process of negotiating transactions, as well as in dealing with the subsequent issues in our relations with foreign companies."

One client was particularly satisfied with the team's response, describing the lawyers as "efficient, always on the mark and very imaginative in their approaches," while another affirms: "For me, the service was beyond expectations."

Work highlights Represented Brikel in a EUR42 million dispute with the Serbian privatisation agency.

Acted for Mercury on a series of arbitration cases regarding the breach of a lease agreement with KMB Bulgaria. The matter was valued at approximately EUR2 million.

Significant clients Bulgarian Telecommunication, International Asset Bank, AGCapital, Toplofikacia, Aurubis.

Notable practitioners

Ivan Todorov remains an extremely well-regarded figure in the Bulgarian market, offering substantial experience in matters involving administrative law. One client comments: "Ivan is an excellent manager; he runs a tight ship. He's very punctual as to what needs to be delivered when, and he's extremely straightforward."

Sources are "impressed" with Alexander Katzarsky, who maintains a standout reputation for commercial dispute resolution and arbitration. He led the team in a recent patent dispute for Lukoil and is described as "a very humble person, but a brilliant lawyer."

According to one client, Arno Mamasian has "a very friendly way of discussing the major points," enabling him to "create an atmosphere that the client wants." In addition to his litigation expertise, he is well versed in corporate and commercial, privatisation and property law. Recent activity includes representing Montupet in an appeal against an order brought by RIOSV to restrict its factory production.

Alexander Pachamanov is described by sources as "a very good litigator" who "knows what our chances are and can propose different solutions from the very beginning." He recently acted for Sofia Municipality on an administrative case before the Supreme Administrative Court regarding its parking regime in the city centre; he is also experienced in matters relating to IP and TMT.

Miglena Peneva offers expertise spanning a range of areas, including real estate, concessions and public procurement matters. She draws particular praise for her "diligent, hard-working" approach to dispute resolution cases.

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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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Kambourov & Partners - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 1

第一等

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 offering dealing with claims for domestic and international clients across various industry sectors. Noteworthy capabilities in banking, competition and insurance litigation, with additional experience handling energy, project finance, commercial and IP disputes. Particularly knowledgeable of matters involving ADR and also provides advice relating to regulatory investigations.

Strengths Quality of advice and attention to detail are highlighted as major strengths of the team. A source reports that the lawyers are "very responsive, thorough and proactive," adding that "their advice was nuanced and tactical."

The firm also wins acclaim for its cross-border expertise. One client affirms that "the firm is specialised in multi-jurisdictional litigation and has a very good reputation," while another adds that the team is "very resourceful in terms of international network."

Work highlights Represented Bulgarian Football Union in two arbitration proceedings before the Sports Arbitration Court and in civil proceedings against CSKA concerning distribution of revenues.

Acted for Olinesa on several litigation matters, including enforcement and administrative proceedings concerning designs and trade marks.

Significant clients Bulgarian Development Bank, Katarzyna Estate, Monolit, First Investment Bank, Piraeus Bank.

Notable practitioners

Yavor Kambourov continues to enjoy a strong reputation among market commentators, one of whom reports that he is "an outstanding lawyer," adding that "if he is on a case, success is guaranteed." His expertise spans a broad range of areas, such as banking, commercial and IP litigation as well as insolvency matters.

Emil Emanuilov rises in the rankings after receiving widespread praise from peers as well as from clients, one of whom remarks: "He has excellent know-how and flair for resolving complex proceedings," while another adds: "I have full trust in, and reliance on, him; his advocacy skills are exceptional." An expert in cross-border litigation and arbitration matters, he recently led the team in representing Building Development Holding in DAB procedures valued at over EUR6.5 million.

Todor Todorov offers specialist tax knowledge which contributes to his frequent handling of tax litigation matters. He recently represented the retail chain Piccadilly in a number of civil, commercial and arbitration proceedings. He is well regarded by clients for his ability to "navigate respective public administration and manage complex cases before the courts."

Clients single out Stefan Tzakov for his "deep knowledge" of matters concerning litigation, appreciating, in particular, the quality of his drafted documentation. He offers particular expertise in the fields of energy, competition and public procurement.

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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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Andrey Delchev and Partners - Eurolex Bulgaria - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 2

第二等

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 Experienced in disputes arising from public procurement and tendering agreements, with particular expertise in regulatory litigation matters. Advises major commercial, infrastructure and construction clients on high-value contentious matters. Offers knowledge of tax appeals, breach of contract and employment issues and additionally provides services in arbitration proceedings.

Strengths Clients endorse the team's lawyers for their flexibility in addition to their expertise in the field of commercial contracts. The firm is also appreciated for its cross-border capabilities.

Work highlights Acted for Municipality of Bansko on a EUR350,000 damages claim filed by Hotel Guinness relating to flooding caused by a broken dyke.

Represented Asarel Medet in a payment dispute arising from a claim brought by Eurotour concerning the alleged poor quality of its delivered materials.

Significant clients Trace Group, Metropolitan, Biogest, Sofia Municipality, Communicorp.

Notable practitioners

Andrey Delchev is the key point of contact at the firm for dispute resolution matters.

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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
- 2 partners
- 9 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. Offers wide-ranging expertise across a variety of sectors, including energy, TMT, construction and financial services. Particularly experienced in handling disputes in highly regulated industries, and provides additional services in arbitration proceedings and insolvency cases.

Strengths According to clients, the team is "very responsive and proactive," offering excellent communication skills and remaining attentive to their needs.

The team gains further praise for its breadth of expertise across dispute resolution matters. One source remarks: "I am more than satisfied in each area that I've been working with them - the collaboration is excellent."

Work highlights Represented two subsidiaries of Heta Asset Resolution Group in commercial disputes relating to lease and loan agreements to a value of over EUR10 million.

Assisted Mondi with a dispute regarding a workplace accident and the subsequent file of a compensation claim.

Significant clients Carl Zeiss, Peek & Cloppenburg, Russian Foreign Property Enterprise, Hagleitner.

Notable practitioners

Assen Georgiev and Antonia Kehayova are the main contacts for matters concerning litigation.

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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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Band 2

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 Assists clients with complex litigation cases, offering knowledge of pre- and post-trial issues as well as courtroom experience. Acts on a variety of dispute resolution matters, ranging from financial and tax litigation to public procurement and insolvency proceedings. Represents clients across a number of industry sectors, including banking, energy, insurance and real estate.

Strengths The firm is well regarded for its depth of knowledge as well as its sensitivity to commercial issues. According to one client: "The team works with great care and combines a high level of legal expertise with a good understanding of clients’ needs."

Another particularly satisfied client says that "the firm was really instrumental in, firstly, pooling the necessary resources, and then managing the case in a way that got a tremendous result."

Work highlights Assisted Municipal Bank with a EUR7 million property claim relating to the boundaries of properties in Sofia.

Represented Savantelbul in a number of court hearings concerning a EUR150,000 claim in connection with the construction of a shopping centre in Bourgas.

Significant clients DZI, Gulermak Agir Sanayi Insaat Ve Taahhut, Prista Oil, SIUS, Solar Invest Trading.

Notable practitioners

Roumen Lyutskanov is the principal contact for the firm's dispute resolution 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)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Daniela Dokovska and Georgi Atanasov
- 12 partners
- 5 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Highly reputed for its criminal law expertise, alongside a strong offering in commercial litigation. Deals frequently with high-profile and publicly significant cases for a range of domestic and international clients. Recently active on a number of disputes for large companies and private individuals involving elements of M&A, banking and real estate.

Strengths Clients praise the team for its ability to produce positive results through its impressive expertise: "What stands out in the work of this firm is its high professionalism, solid knowledge of legal matters and strong performance in court."

Another source remarks: "I would describe the firm’s client service as excellent," adding: "All its lawyers and all the support staff have always been understanding, responsive and professional."

Notable practitioners

Georgi Atanasov remains a highly respected figure in the Bulgarian litigation market, winning acclaim for his "thorough knowledge of corporate and commercial law and extensive experience with court proceedings." His areas of expertise include civil, trade, tax and administrative law proceedings.

Sources call Daniela Dokovska "one of the best criminal lawyers in Bulgaria," praising her extensive knowledge and experience in the field of criminal litigation. She is skilled in the areas of consultancy and legal representation.

Tsvetana Chukleva is widely appreciated by peers and clients alike, who describe her as "an exceptionally qualified lawyer who is able to offer innovative ideas and approaches for the resolution of legal issues." She is particularly well regarded for her civil litigation expertise and, according to one source, has also "demonstrated ample knowledge in the fields of international and EU law."

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Kalaidjiev & Georgiev - 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 Represents a broad client base of international and domestic entities spanning the finance, media, insurance, real estate and retail industries. Well known for its litigation capabilities on cases across all levels of the Bulgarian court system, as well as on local arbitration matters.

Notable practitioners

Angel Kalaidjiev continues to enjoy a leading reputation in the market as "an excellent litigator," receiving numerous endorsements for his activity in the field. He also gains recognition for his arbitration skills, and offers further expertise in commercial and banking law, M&A deals and foreign investments.

According to market commentators, Margarita Slavova Kalaidjieva is a "very hard-working and responsive" dispute resolution practitioner. She is highly experienced in acting for banks and large commercial companies on complex litigation cases.

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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 a Bulgarian and multinational client roster spanning sectors the energy, TMT, construction and retail sectors. Experienced across a range of litigation types, including banking, employment and tax disputes, as well as debt collection and insolvency cases. Also offers expertise in ADR methods.

Strengths The firm is held in high esteem for its capacity to deal with unconventional cases. One client reports: "I think that one of the firm's main strengths is the way they handle unusual and complex matters – in great detail and with a high rate of success."

Sources also praise the team for its high standard of client service, highlighting, in particular, its "accurate advice, trustworthiness and being industry-savvy" in addition to "excellent service, quick responses and constant availability."

Work highlights Acted for Bank of Cyprus on an appeal regarding assets and loans transferred to it from Marfin Popular Bank following the Cypriot financial crisis.

Represented Teratest in EUR300,000 court proceedings and negotiations before Sofia regional and city courts.

Significant clients Intra City Bus, Intex, Obiteh, Realty, Intrama.

Notable practitioners

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

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Kinkin & Partners 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
- Head of department: Vladimir Kinkin
- 2 partners
- 2 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Recognised presence in Bulgarian litigation matters, offering specialist knowledge of commercial bankruptcy cases alongside experience in civil and administrative disputes. Covers a range of litigation types relating to areas such as energy, tax and employment, in addition to handling domestic and international arbitration. Provides services to a broad client base of Bulgarian and multinational corporations.

Strengths Clients value the firm's lawyers for their innovative approach to matters, appreciating in particular: "The vast knowledge they demonstrate while working on our cases, as well as the creativity they implement in solving the legal issues."

Another source commends the team for its expertise, noting: "They are very experienced and knowledgeable in commercial and dispute resolution legislation" and praising "the attention to detail and the list of possible outcomes for our case they provided."

Work highlights Advised Steni on a dispute relating to a former management company's use of the client's contacts and information for a rival business, filing for return of an undue bonus and the value of items allegedly wrongfully taken.

Represented a number of hydropower plant owners, including BG, in an appeal against distribution and grid access fees implemented by the State Energy and Water Commission.

Significant clients Tombou, Sting, Arise, Vez Svoghe, Injectosond.

Notable practitioners

Vladimir Kinkin is the key contact for litigation matters.

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Penkov, Markov & Partners - 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: Svetlin Adrianov and Svetoslav Dimitrov
- 5 partners
- 10 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Active across a broad range of disputes, with a particularly strong presence in the energy regulatory sector. Experienced in international arbitration proceedings in addition to tax, employment and banking litigation. Assists a varied client base encompassing a number of industry sectors, including TMT, finance, agriculture and property.

Strengths The team is particularly commended for its communication skills. One client remarks: "Their English is very good and some even speak German, which works very well."

Clients also praise the lawyers for their ability to view issues from a commercial perspective, noting: "They are very good at giving legal advice that also takes business judgement into account."

Work highlights Acted for DNV GL on EUR5 million claims in connection with the deaths of a number of Bulgarian citizens during a boat accident.

Represented Vrana in a BGN14.5 million restitution claim relating to Bulgaria's former monarchy.

Significant clients Firstline Estates, PAC Doverie, Knauf, Siloma.

Notable practitioners

Svetlin Adrianov and Svetoslav Dimitrov are the main points of contact for dispute resolution issues.

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Popov & Partners Law Office - Dispute Resolution Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- 3 partners
- 2 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Handles a range of commercial, employment, tax and property disputes for domestic and international clients. Also deals with debt collection and public procurement issues. Acts mainly for major banks, with additional experience assisting private individuals and corporate clients across the infrastructure, telecoms and pharmaceutical sectors.

Strengths Clients highlight the team's commercially minded approach. One source comments: "The law firm has a full understanding of our business, and their advice takes into consideration all aspects of it."

Another source praises the lawyers for their teamwork, also noting: "Everybody from this company I have had contact with is reliable and competent. They have the qualities to solve complicated and varying cases."

Work highlights Represented a number of banks, including UniCredit, in various disputes with debtors concerning bank loans, to a total value of around EUR23 million.

Advised Industrial Parts on EUR2 million public procurement issues relating to its infrastructure projects.

Significant clients Panda Cooperative, Ministry of Justice of Bulgaria, Dicon Group, Gorubso Kardzali, Credissimo.

Notable practitioners

Elisaveta Yotova, Desislava Cvetkova and Eleonora Sergieva are key contacts for the practice.

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Tocheva & Mandazhieva - 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: Tanya Tocheva and Encho Dinev
- 2 partners
- 3 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Established practice with notable knowledge of ADR methods, including mediation, arbitration and out-of-court settlements. Experienced in complex, high-end civil and commercial litigation cases, particularly in the energy and real estate sectors. Also active on disputes relating to capital markets and employment issues.

Strengths The firm is widely respected for its high level of client service. Sources particularly appreciate its "prudent and accurate advice," adding that "they are also very dedicated and loyal to us."

Other market commentators describe the team as "helpful, substantively knowledgeable and responsive."

Work highlights Assisted Veselinovo with a number of appeals against terms and conditions approved by the State Energy and Water Commission.

Represented Lufthansa Technik in various court proceedings concerning the breach of labour contracts.

Significant clients Agriplam, Razlog Energy Park, Razlog Solar, Podem Grigorov, E.Miroglio.

Notable practitioners

Tanya Tocheva and Encho Dinev are the principal points of contact for dispute resolution matters.

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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 Well reputed for its investment and employment arbitration expertise, offering additional experience in state liability cases. 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.

Work highlights Represented AstraZeneca in a number of appeals against price regulations put in place by the Bulgarian Drugs Prices and Reimbursement Commission.

Acted for Valimar on a dispute against the Bulgarian customs authorities concerning anti-dumping levies.

Significant clients Telerik, Faro, Eurolife Bulgaria, Saipem, Raiffeisenbank.

Notable practitioners

Clients describe Ilya Komarevski as "a very clever and knowledgeable person who is really able to provide the advice that we need," adding that "he's very pleasant to communicate with." Highly experienced in commercial disputes and arbitration, he recently led the team in representing FC Barcelona in a trade mark litigation concerning counterfeit goods.

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Eminent Practitioner

Kambourov & Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

Yavor Kambourov continues to enjoy a strong reputation among market commentators, one of whom reports that he is "an outstanding lawyer," adding that "if he is on a case, success is guaranteed." His expertise spans a broad range of areas, such as banking, commercial and IP litigation as well as insolvency matters.

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Eminent Practitioner

Georgiev, Todorov & Co

From the Chambers Europe guide

Ivan Todorov remains an extremely well-regarded figure in the Bulgarian market, offering substantial experience in matters involving administrative law. One client comments: "Ivan is an excellent manager; he runs a tight ship. He's very punctual as to what needs to be delivered when, and he's extremely straightforward."

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Boyanov & Co.

From the Chambers Europe guide

Kina Chuturkova receives ample praise from sources for her extensive courtroom experience, having worked previously as a judge. According to one client: "She really knows the environment" and is "an impressive professional when it comes to litigation." Her areas of expertise include commercial and civil litigation, IP rights enforcement and international arbitration, and she recently led the team in its work on various commercial disputes for Eurobank Bulgaria (Postbank).

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Kambourov & Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

Emil Emanuilov rises in the rankings after receiving widespread praise from peers as well as from clients, one of whom remarks: "He has excellent know-how and flair for resolving complex proceedings," while another adds: "I have full trust in, and reliance on, him; his advocacy skills are exceptional." An expert in cross-border litigation and arbitration matters, he recently led the team in representing Building Development Holding in DAB procedures valued at over EUR6.5 million.

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Kalaidjiev & Georgiev

From the Chambers Europe guide

Angel Kalaidjiev continues to enjoy a leading reputation in the market as "an excellent litigator," receiving numerous endorsements for his activity in the field. He also gains recognition for his arbitration skills, and offers further expertise in commercial and banking law, M&A deals and foreign investments.

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Alexander Katzarsky

Georgiev, Todorov & Co

From the Chambers Europe guide

Sources are "impressed" with Alexander Katzarsky, who maintains a standout reputation for commercial dispute resolution and arbitration. He led the team in a recent patent dispute for Lukoil and is described as "a very humble person, but a brilliant lawyer."

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Dokovska, Atanasov & Associates

From the Chambers Europe guide

Georgi Atanasov remains a highly respected figure in the Bulgarian litigation market, winning acclaim for his "thorough knowledge of corporate and commercial law and extensive experience with court proceedings." His areas of expertise include civil, trade, tax and administrative law proceedings.

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Dokovska, Atanasov & Associates

From the Chambers Europe guide

Sources call Daniela Dokovska "one of the best criminal lawyers in Bulgaria," praising her extensive knowledge and experience in the field of criminal litigation. She is skilled in the areas of consultancy and legal representation.

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Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov

From the Chambers Europe guide

Angel Ganev rises in the rankings following numerous endorsements from clients, one of whom calls him a "brilliant litigator" who is "business- and target-oriented, and can envisage the development of a situation well in advance." He recently acted for ČEZ Electro on a commercial litigation against National Electricity Company, and offers further experience in arbitration and insolvency matters.

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Tsvetkova Bebov Komarevski, Attorneys-at-Law

From the Chambers Europe guide

Clients describe Ilya Komarevski as "a very clever and knowledgeable person who is really able to provide the advice that we need," adding that "he's very pleasant to communicate with." Highly experienced in commercial disputes and arbitration, he recently led the team in representing FC Barcelona in a trade mark litigation concerning counterfeit goods.

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Spasov & Bratanov Lawyers' Partnership

From the Chambers Europe guide

Boyko Bratanov of Spasov & Bratanov Lawyers' Partnership is a well-respected figure in the market, having been described by sources as a "specialised" and "well-prepared" practitioner. He draws particular praise for his work on tax litigation and real estate matters, also offering expertise in arbitration and corporate issues.

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Tsvetana Chukleva

Dokovska, Atanasov & Associates

From the Chambers Europe guide

Tsvetana Chukleva is widely appreciated by peers and clients alike, who describe her as "an exceptionally qualified lawyer who is able to offer innovative ideas and approaches for the resolution of legal issues." She is particularly well regarded for her civil litigation expertise and, according to one source, has also "demonstrated ample knowledge in the fields of international and EU law."

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Georgiev, Todorov & Co

From the Chambers Europe guide

According to one client, Arno Mamasian has "a very friendly way of discussing the major points," enabling him to "create an atmosphere that the client wants." In addition to his litigation expertise, he is well versed in corporate and commercial, privatisation and property law. Recent activity includes representing Montupet in an appeal against an order brought by RIOSV to restrict its factory production.

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Alexander Pachamanov

Georgiev, Todorov & Co

From the Chambers Europe guide

Alexander Pachamanov is described by sources as "a very good litigator" who "knows what our chances are and can propose different solutions from the very beginning." He recently acted for Sofia Municipality on an administrative case before the Supreme Administrative Court regarding its parking regime in the city centre; he is also experienced in matters relating to IP and TMT.

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Margarita Slavova Kalaidjieva

Kalaidjiev & Georgiev

From the Chambers Europe guide

According to market commentators, Margarita Slavova Kalaidjieva is a "very hard-working and responsive" dispute resolution practitioner. She is highly experienced in acting for banks and large commercial companies on complex litigation cases.

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Kambourov & Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

Todor Todorov offers specialist tax knowledge which contributes to his frequent handling of tax litigation matters. He recently represented the retail chain Piccadilly in a number of civil, commercial and arbitration proceedings. He is well regarded by clients for his ability to "navigate respective public administration and manage complex cases before the courts."

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Kambourov & Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

Clients single out Stefan Tzakov for his "deep knowledge" of matters concerning litigation, appreciating, in particular, the quality of his drafted documentation. He offers particular expertise in the fields of energy, competition and public procurement.

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Boyanov & Co.

From the Chambers Europe guide

Boyko Voynov is a recognised litigation and ADR expert. His latest work highlights include acting for UBS on two appeals relating to pledged assets, totalling over USD30 million, and representing International Investment Bank in a number of civil proceedings to the value of EUR6 million.

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Associates to watch

Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov

From the Chambers Europe guide

Elena Ivanova specialises in international arbitration matters, and is described by one client as "a diligent lawyer who is quick and to the point. I've never met anyone who works harder than her." She was recently active on a EUR9 million commercial dispute in which the team represented Punto Fa.

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Associates to watch

Georgiev, Todorov & Co

From the Chambers Europe guide

Miglena Peneva offers expertise spanning a range of areas, including real estate, concessions and public procurement matters. She draws particular praise for her "diligent, hard-working" approach to dispute resolution cases.

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