“Punev and Stoimenov” is a Bulgarian Law firm, established in June 2017. Its efforts are focused in three main spheres – environmental law, corporate law and transactions, as well as dispute resolution.
Our main clients are medium sized and large enterprises, most of which are foreign companies based in other Member States of the EU, operating in the industrial, construction, financial and technological sector. Some of our clients have started doing business or have acquired an enterprise in Bulgaria with our help. Our expertise includes not only consulting in the above-mentioned fields but also risk assessment and imp089lementation of good corporate practices. We also offer legal representation before all state and arbitration courts in Bulgaria.
Since 2020 the law firm offers a new legal service that is unique for the Bulgarian market. It does not represent legal consultancy work but auditing of Bulgarian subsidiaries of multinational companies. The scope of the services includes assistance in case of conclusion of important deals, implementation of good corporate practices, legal monitoring of counterparties, auditing of main processes, etc.
We are co-founders of Visegrad Legal +, a group of independent law firms based in Czechia, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Russia. Thanks to the participation in this group we assist in the conclusion of numerous cross-border transactions and operations for our clients, including cross-border acquisitions.
Our contacts and extensive experience in working with colleagues from Western Europe help us advise our clients in directing them to high-quality legal services beyond the region of Central and Eastern Europe.
Individual approach: The boutique character of the partnership implies direct contact between the client and the partners, as well as their active participation in each mandate. This helps to improve the quality of the legal services, to create a good team, and to bear a clear responsibility for the work done.
In Depth: Apart from their work as lawyers, our partners and associates have experience in the academic environment in Bulgaria and abroad and continue to develop their lecturing and scientific activities not only at the university but also within the framework of conducting training sessions, drafting analyses, legal advice and translations for private clients. Part of our team actively participates in the process of amending the Bulgarian legislation, by joining working groups and projects related to the improvement of the business environment.
International Profile: Our network membership in Visegrad Legal+ and our long-standing previous experience with foreign clients and international environment allow us to provide services in Bulgarian, English, German and French, as well as to assist our clients in their legal affairs not only within Bulgaria but also in almost all of the Central and Eastern Europe countries.
Clarity and predictability of costs: The lack of a heavy corporate structure reduces costs to the most necessary ones, with each invoice reflecting effectively completed work.
Trust: We strictly observe the ethical norms of the lawyer's profession. Our clients trust us because they know that our most important asset is the good professional and personal reputation.
Education: Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Master in Law (2012)
Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski", PhD in Law (2020)
Languages: English, German
Anastas is a lawyer since 2013 and in 2020 he obtained a PhD in the field of civil procedure. Anastas practiced as a legal consultant and a lawyer in a Sofia-based law firm and since 2017 he is a partner at “Punev and Stoimenov” law firm. He has authored numerous publications on legal topics.
Education: Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Master in Law (2003)
Osnabrück University, LLM (2007)
Dimitar is a lawyer and a part-time lecturer in contract law at the Faculty of Law of the Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”. He is a member of the Presidium of the Permanent Court of Arbitration at GBITC. He has many years of experience as a consultant, lawyer and manager, gained in international law firms and public institutions in Bulgaria and Germany.
Languages: English, German, French
Education: Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Master in Law (2015)
University of Vienna, LLM (2018), Sofia University“St. Kliment Ohridski”, PhD candidate in private international law (since 2019).
Donka is a lawyer since 2018. Her interests include environmental and private international law. She is also experienced in dealing with different regulatory regimes: manufacture of cosmetics, wholesale and unfair competition.
Languages: English, German
Education: Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Bachelor in International Relations (2012), Master in Law (2015), Master in Translation (French philology) (2019)
Languages: English, French
Evgeni is a lawyer since 2017. In 2018, he won the competition organized by the Supreme Bar Council and participated in the International internship for young lawyers, organized by Paris Bar Association. His interests include corporate law, law of obligations and commercial law as well as regulatory regimes in the field of fishing and hunting.
Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Master in Law (2012)
Languages: English, Spanish
Nikolay is a lawyer since 2014. He has gained valuable experience in dispute resolution in the field of commercial, insurance and property law, as well as administrative disputes in the sphere of spatial planning. Nikolay is also skilled in the field of real estate restitution, insolvency and the legal regulation of collective representation bodies both of employees and employers.