Associated European Energy Consultants

“Delivering European Energy Solutions”

Associated European Energy Consultants

“Delivering European Energy Solutions”

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Dinova Rusev & Partner Law Office

17 Vassil Aprilov Str, 1504 Sofia
+359 (0)2 943 4350
+359 (0)2 946 3418
Contact person for AEEC matters:

Iliya Grozdanov

Iliya is a partner with Dinova Rusev & Partners. His practice focus lies in the Energy sector, where he has extensive experience advising clients on transactions in both renewable and conventional energy. Alongside advising clients on project issues, Iliya actively participates in the discussions on the new energy legislation and regulatory issues in the energy sector. His experience in the field also includes advising clients on all aspects of implementation of projects for production of electricity from renewable sources, electricity trade and supply agreements, environmental compliance and carbon trading issues. Iliya has significant experience in structuring, drafting and negotiating Power purchase and grid connection agreements as well as construction agreements in the energy sector. His Real Estate experience includes participation in due diligence reviews, advising on regulatory compliance and drafting and negotiations on a wide range of contracts, including construction and lease agreements. Iliya also has extensive experience in environmental compliance issues focusing on environments clearance and disputes related to the energy and mining sector. He also represents clients in commercial, environmental and administrative litigation mainly on energy and environmental issues. He has an impressive track record of succeful cases in both administrative, civil disputes and is involved in international disputes related to energy issues.

Prior to joining Dinova Rusev & Partners, Iliya completed a clerkship at the Administrative Division of Sofia City Court and worked as a freelance legal counsel. He also teaches the law paper for the ACCA exams and corporate finance with BPP Professional Training. He speaks English and Russian. Iliya was awarded a Magister Juris Degree from Oxford University in 2008 and holds a Certificate from UCSD San Diego in legal drafting which he obtained in 2005.


Electricity regulation in Bulgaria: overview

Radoslav Zahariev

Admitted Sofia Bar 2012
University of National and World Economy, Master of Laws, 2011

Areas of practice:
Energy & Environment
Dispute Resolution
Real Estates
Corporate & Commercial

Radoslav is senior associate with Dinova Rusev and Partners Law Office. His work is focused mainly in the field of Energy & Environment, Dispute Resolution, Real Estate, as well as Corporate & Commercial.

He is experienced in the renewable energy sector and actively participates in the discussions and development of the energy legislation and the respective regulatory issues.

Radoslav also advises on matters regarding electricity trade, supply agreements and grid connection agreements. His Dispute Resolution practice is focused in administrative and civil litigation proceedings on energy issues. Radoslav also supports the team on a daily basis in several energy projects that the firm has undertaken.

He handles also various matters related to Real Estate area, where Radoslav is focused on sale-purchase agreements, due diligence and dispute resolution.

Radoslav joined Dinova Rusev & Partners in 2012 as a junior associate having experience in another law office based in Sofia, Bulgaria. In his spare time, Radoslav enjoys sports and spending time with his family.

“It is important for me to be in an environment where my professional development is taken seriously. I enjoy all types of work, but the Energy & Environment sector is really challenging. The fast development of the energy sector allows me to not only to work what I really like, but also to gain invaluable experience on this sensitive issue for the society.”

Dinova Rusev & Partner Law Office

Dinova Rusev & Partners is founded in September 2003 by Anelia Dinova and Milen Rusev. Until 01 April 2009 the firm along with the Greek law firm Potamitis Vekris operated as member-firm of one of the big four consulting companies. Since 01 April 2009 Dinova Rusev & Partners operates as independent law firm providing full scope legal services to some of the major international investors in Bulgaria.
Our Energy practice is recognized for its extensive experience and track record which includes some of the leading and most innovative transactions to have taken place in Bulgaria both in relation to producers and consumers of electricity. Other core practice areas include Banking and Finance, Corporate and Commercial, Competition and Antitrust, Dispute Resolution, Employment and Immigration, Mergers and Acquisitions, Real Estate and Intellectual Property

approx. 22
Accredited professionals
approx. 20
Dedicated departments in the field of energy
Energy and Environment
Accredited professionals active in the field of energy
Other departments
• Banking and Finance, Corporate and Commercial. Competition and Antitrust, Dispute Resolution, Employment and Immigration, Energy and Environment, • Mergers and Acquisitions, Real Estate, • Intellectual Property
Bulgarian and international companies and investors, Banks, Renewable Energy Producers, industrial companies, IT Companies, intellectual property owners and others
Dinova Rusev & Partners is committed to building long-term, sustainable relationships with our clients. We achieve this by treating each client as an individual entity with their own set of priorities, challenges and objectives. Whatever industry you operate in, Dinova Rusev & Partners is well placed to provide you with expert, tailored and effective advice. It is this energetic and enthusiastic approach to service which has gained us a place among the leading firms in Bulgaria.
Selection of references
Advising one of the bidders in the acquisition of the business of CEZ in Bulgaria. Advising Mitsubishi heavy Industries in energy-related administrative and civil litigations on wind power project in Bulgaria. Advising MHI, AES and EVN on implementation of ECJ decision against Bulgaria for breach of Bird and Habitats directives on Kaliakra special protected zone. Acting for Terna Energy in development of its energy projects in Bulgaria Legal representation of the Bulgarian energy Holding in the financing of the South Stream Gas project.

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