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Georgi Kostolov

Georgiev, Todorov & Co - Sofia

Georgi Kostolov - Georgiev, Todorov & Co
  • 27 Parchevich Street
  • Sofia, Sofia City, Bulgaria
  • 1000

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Main Areas of Law

Tax law, Property and Real estates, Contracts

Career

Mr. Kostolov is a specialist in the area of Tax law. He has specialised in the area of tax law for more than 15 years.
His extensive experience includes litigation on tax cases for the largest Bulgarian companies as well as providing tax consultancy to Bulgarian and multinational clients,analyses of the tax consequences in case of transfer of shares and assets, acquisition of land plots by foreign investors, distribution of dividends, etc.
He has also participated in the public procurement for developing of the relevant legislation for implementing the e-government in Bulgaria.

Georgi Kostolov has graduated from Sofia University, Faculty of Law in 1998 and since 2007 he is a Barrister with the Sofia Bar Association. His experience includes being a Legal Adviser with a Regional Tax Office as well as a Chief Tax Expert with the Headquarter of the Bulgarian National Revenue Agency. He has also worked as a Senior Tax Advisor at Deloitte Bulgaria in 2006 and 2007.

His projects experience includes participation in numerous Bulgarian-EU Accession Projects, incl. participation in the Expert Group for implementing the Sixth VAT Directive and drafting the Bulgarian VAT Act; EU Accession Project for Kremikovtzi AD (the biggest Bulgarian metal factory) providing tax analysis of the company’s activities; tax structuring of HP’s Bulgarian Call Centre activities, determining the proper tax treatment of IBM warranty services and repairing and maintenance supplies, legal due diligence of Sofiiskiimoti EAD on behalf of the Sofia Privatization Agency, structuring the sale of shares of CSKA (the biggest Bulgarian football club), legal advice on concession issues and prospecting, exploration and extraction of resources on the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria.

Professional Memberships

Barrister with the Sofia Bar Association for 10 years.
Member of the Tax and Legal Committee of the Confederacyion of the Employers and Industrialists in Bulgaria - the biggest Bulgarian employers' organisation.

Languages Spoken

He is fluent in English and his native Bulgarian.

Publications

Mr. Kostolov has contributed articles on tax issues for Legal World Magazine - the most popular Bulgarian legal publication.

Awards

Tax Litigation Lawyer of the Year in Bulgaria Corporate Intl Magazine 2015 2015
Tax - Lawyer of the Year – Bulgaria Finance Monthly 2017