Attorney at law Ivan Nikolaev

managing partner

About the Team

Attorney at law Ivan Nikolaev is an expert in the field of civil and property law and real estate, experienced in commercial law, construction, and representation in enforcement proceedings and out-of-court arrangements and agreements.

An exceptional professional in the field of real estate survey.

He possesses in-depth knowledge of the Spatial Development Act and its application regulations.

He is the author of a number of articles and annotations on various legal topics in the field of construction, commercial law, and enforcement proceedings.

Education and additional qualification
Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, Sofia, Master of Law, 2015

Адвокат Иван Николаев

Attorney at law Ivan Nikolaev

managing partner

Адвокат Петър Топуров

Attorney at law Petar Topurov

partner

Attorney at law Petar Topurov

partner

Attorney at law Petar Topurov has accumulated rich practical experience in the field of civil and commercial law.

Education and additional qualification

Assistant Professor in the discipline Family and Inheritance Law at the Faculty of Law of Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski.

Assistant Professor at Civil Law Science Division at the Institute for the State and the Law at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS), 2019.

Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, Master of Law, 2014

Kristina Todorova

legal and technical assistant

Kristina Todorova works in the corporate service of the office's clients in the field of construction and commercial law.

Education and additional qualification

President of ELSA - Bulgaria since 2022

Student at the Faculty of Law of Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, in Law.

Graduated from the IV Language School Frederic Joliot-Curie in Varna with a profile in French and English.

Кристина Тодорова, адвокатски сътрудник

Kristina Todorova

legal and technical assistant

Адвокат Петър Петров

Attorney at law Petar Petrov

associate lawyer

Attorney at law Petar Petrov

associate lawyer

Attorney at law Petar Petrov has extensive practical experience in the fields of family and inheritance law, child protection issues, social assistance.

Education and additional qualification
Varna Free University Chernorizets Hrabar, Varna, Master of Law, 2007.

Attorney at law Metin Ibriyamov

associate lawyer

Attorney at law Metin Ibriyamov is an expert in the field of criminal law, procedural representation in criminal cases, occupational accidents and torts, insurance law, corporate law and European Union law.

He is an author of a number of articles and annotations on various legal topics in the field of criminal law and on legal argumentation.

Education and additional qualification
Varna Free University Chernorizets Hrabar, Varna, Master of Law, 2007.

Master of Rhetoric at Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, 2012.

Адвокат Метин Ибриямов

Attorney at law Metin Ibriyamov

associate lawyer

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Attorney at law Ivan Nikolaev

managing partner

Attorney at law Ivan Nikolaev is an expert in the field of civil and property law and real estate, experienced in commercial law, construction, and representation in enforcement proceedings and out-of-court arrangements and agreements.

Education and additional qualification
Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, Sofia, Master of Law, 2015
Baba Tonka High School of Mathematics, Ruse, Mathematics Profile, 2010

He obtained additional specialisations and practical preparation through his participation in the Fulbright Programme at the Sofia Regional Court over 2013-2014, the Settlement and Mediation Center at the Sofia Regional Court and the Sofia City Court from 2014 to 2015, as well as in the Administration of the Ombudsman of the Republic of Bulgaria in 2013 and the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works, Housing Policy – Renovation of Residential Buildings Directorate in 2013. He passed the assistant private bailiff exam in 2017 with the highest mark.

Professional experience
Since 2019, he has provided legal services to a big corporate holding structure with majority shareholding in 18 subsidiaries, and assets amounting to over BGN 2 billion.

From the beginning of 2018 until 2019 he worked at a bankruptcy administration office, where he worked on some of the biggest bankruptcy cases, including the country’s biggest bankruptcy of a business entity to date – that of KBM BULGARIA EAD /in bankruptcy/ – the former Carefour supermarket chain. He participated in the legal management of Piraeus Bank Bulgaria AD in relation to non-performing loans and debt collection.

From 2016 to 2018 he worked at the biggest private bailiff office in the country, where he was directly responsible for over 2,200 enforcement cases.

In the period from 2012 to 2016, he was an intern at a law firm specialized in administrative and property law and construction, where he was actively involved in the defence of rights of rem over real estate and construction sites of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church – the Holy Synod, the St. Joan Rilski Sofia Clerical Seminary and the Faculty of Theology at Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski.

Participation in the law firm’s projects
He works in the field of civil and commercial law, construction and debt collection.

Languages
English

Publications
1. Personal restrictions on participation in public sales. Commercial and contractual law. Trud i Pravo Publishing House, issue 3/2022, accepted for print: 2022, ISSN: 1314-8133
2. Contracts for construction and construction and change of remuneration. Ownership and law, Trud i Pravo Publishing House, issue 2/2022, accepted for print in 2022, ISSN:1312-9473
3. Change in the cost of construction. Commentary on Art. 266, para. 2 of the Law on Obligations and Contracts. “Scientific and practical publications – Lex.bg”, accepted for print in 2021, ISSN: 2682-9606
4. Contracts for the purchase of real estate in construction and consumer protection. Ownership and law, Trud i Pravo Publishing House, issue 11/2021, accepted for print in 2021, ISSN:1312-9473
5. Legal aspects of cryptocurrencies. Commercial and contractual law. Trud i Pravo Publishing House, issue 9/2021, accepted for print: 2021, ISSN: 1314-8133
6. The problems in the legal regime of the terraces. "Scientific and practical publications - Lex.bg", accepted for print in 2021, ISSN: 2682-9606
7. Act form 19 in construction as a condition for payment. Ownership and law, Trud i Pravo Publishing House, issue 3/2021, accepted for print in 2021, ISSN:1312-9473
8. Some matters regarding the application of absolute statute of limitation pursuant to the Contracts and Obligations Act. “Scientific and practical publications – Lex.bg”, accepted for print in 2021, ISSN: 2682-9606
9. Public sale of undividable real estate following court partition. Ownership and law, Trud i Pravo Publishing House, issue 1/2021, accepted for print in 2020, ISSN: 1312-9473
10. Public sale of undividable real estate following court partition. “Scientific and practical publications – Lex.bg”, accepted for print in 2020, ISSN: 2682-9606
11. Use of studios for residential purposes. “Scientific and practical publications – Lex.bg”, accepted for print in 2020, ISSN: 2682-9606
12. Measures against money laundering and beneficial owners of public shareholding companies. Commercial and contractual law. Trud i Pravo Publishing House, issue 11/2020, accepted for print: 2020, ISSN: 1314-8133
13. Promotions and gifts in commerce as unfair client acquisition. Commercial and contractual law. Trud i Pravo Publishing House, issue 9/2020, accepted for print: 2020, ISSN: 1314-8133
14. Building completion by buyers following off-plan purchase. Issues and possible solutions. Ownership and law, Trud i Pravo Publishing House, issue 8/2020, accepted for print: 2019, ISSN: 1312-9473
15. The enforced bailiff’s allocation in bankruptcy proceedings. Application of Art. 638, Para 2 of the Commercial Act in the practice. Commercial and contractual law, Trud i Pravo Publishing House, issue 7/2020, accepted for print: 2020, ISSN: 1314-8133
16. Some matters regarding homes’ unsequesterability pursuant to the Civil Procedural Code. Ownership and law, Trud i Pravo Publishing House, issue 2/2020, accepted for print: 2020, ISSN: 1312-9473
17. Deletion of foreclosures following the latest amendments to the Civil Procedural Code (State Gazette, issue 100 of 20 December 2019). Review of previous court practice. Ownership and law, Trud i Pravo Publishing House, issue 1/2020, accepted for print: 2019, ISSN: 1312-9473

Attorney at law Petar Topurov

partner

Attorney in law Petar Topurov has accumulated rich practical experience in the field of civil and commercial law through his work at a law firm, as well as at the offices of a private bailiff and an assignee in bankruptcy. He has worked on some of the biggest bankruptcy cases over the last years and has provided legal services to one of Bulgaria’s big banks (2017-2018). He has been involved in the legal servicing of public sales valued at tens of millions of levs. He successfully passed the assistant private bailiff exam in 2017. He was registered as attorney in law in January 2018.

Attorney in law Topurov has graduated from the Faculty of Law at Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, as well as from the National School for Ancient Languages and Cultures. He is currently Assistant Professor at Department of Family and Inheritance Law at the Faculty of Law, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski and at Civil Law Science Division at the Institute for the State and the Law at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS) . He has been involved in the preparation of expert opinions on interpretation cases to the Supreme Court of Cassation. In 2018 he carried out research at the faculty of Law of the University of Bologna. He won the Ivan Evstatiev Geshov prize of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in 2019 for scientific achievements in the field of law.

He knows English and Italian.

He is the author of the following publications in the field of law:

  1. Несъвършенствата на правната уредба на Семейния кодекс относно преобразуването на лично имущество при законовия режим на общност. Сборник в чест на проф. Цанка Цанкова, УИ „Св. Климент Охридски“, приета за печат: 2021 г.;
  2. За спазването на задължителното тълкуване от т. 10 на Тълкувателно решение № 2/26.06.2015 г. на ОСГТК на ВКС по т. д. № 2/2013 г. и действието на „отмяната“ на Постановление на Пленума на Върховния съд № 10/18.11.1980 г.. Търговско и облигационно право, ИК „Труд и право“, приета за печат: 2021 г.;
  3. Длъжен ли е съдът да следи служебно за нищожността на правните сделки, които са от значение за решаване на правния спор?. сп. „Общество и право“, приета за печат: 2021;
  4. Прелюдия към Тълкувателно дело № 3/2020 г. ОСГТК на ВКС. сп. „Търговско и облигационно право“, ИК „Труд и право“, приета за печат: 2021, публикувана в кн. 5 за 2021 г.;
  5. За процесуалните права на държавата като присъединен взискател в изпълнителното производство по ГПК. сп. „Търговско и облигационно право“, ИК „Труд и право“, приета за печат: 2021, публикувана в кн. 7 за 2021 г.;
  6. Прекратява ли се изпълнителното производство и по отношение на присъединената по чл. 458 от ГПК държава в случаите, когато производството се прекрати по отношение на първоначалния взискател?. Сборник с доклади от X-та национална конференция на докторантите и постдокторантите в областта на прави науки, Институт за държавата и правото, приета за печат: 2021;
  7. Кога договорната клауза за възнаградителна лихва накърнява добрите нрави. Публикувана в електронното издание lex.bg на 04.01.2021 г. ISSN 2682-9606;
  8. Кога е налице нищожност на договорната клауза за възнаградителна лихва поради накърняване на добрите нрави?. Сборник с доклади от конференция „100 години УНСС-100 години право в УНСС“, приета за печат: 2020;
  9. Може ли с брачния договор да се правят уговорки в полза на трети лица, извън тези относно издръжката на децата?. Дискусионник Семейно право. Том 1. Брак. Отношения между съпрузите., Сиела, приета за печат: 2020;
  10. Правно положение на малолетните и непълнолетните като бенефициери по договори в полза на трети лица. Сборник с доклади от научна конференция „Тридесет години от приемането на конвенцията за правата на детето: предизвикателства и перспективи“, НБУ, приета за печат: 2020;
  11. The opinions of law scientists in the Middle Ages regarding arrangements in favour of third parties. “Law and Religion” collection, University Publishing House of Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, accepted for print: 2020
  12. Правно положение на малолетните и непълнолетните като бенефициери по договори в полза на трети лица. Сборник с доклади от научна конференция „Тридесет години от приемането на конвенцията за правата на детето: предизвикателства и перспективи“, НБУ, приета за печат: 2020;
  13. Може ли да има пострадал от престъплението по чл. 296, ал. 1 от НК?. Сп. Общество и право, кн. 6/2020 г.;
  14. Обещаване на задължението или действието на трето лице. De Jure, ВТУ “Св. св. Кирили и Методий”, 2019, том 10, бр. 2, ISSN:1314-2593;
  15. Недействителност на прихващанията, извършени от длъжника след началната дата на неплатежоспособността или свръхзадължеността. Търговско право, брой № 4/2019 г., ISSN:0861-6892, публикувана 2020 г.;
  16. Договарянето в полза на трети лица в римското право. Сборник с доклади от IX-та национална конференция на докторантите в областта на правните науки, Институт за държавата и правото, 2020 г.;
  17. Издаване на заповед за изпълнение по чл. 410, ал. 1, т. 1 ГПК за изваждане на собственик, ползвател или обитател от сграда в режим на етажна собственост. Собственост и право, ИК Труд и право, приета за печат: 2019, ISSN:1312-9473;
  18. Прилагане на по-благоприятната нормативна разпоредба в административнонаказателното производство. Списание “Норма”, Сиела,  2019, кн. № 9, ISSN:1314-5126;
  19. Contentious issue regarding promisors’ obligation pursuant to Art. 23 of the Obligations and Contracts Act. Commercial and contractual law, 11, Trud i Pravo Publishing House, 2019, ISSN:1314-8133
  20. Nullity of the contractual clause for reward interest due to violation of morality, Inus romanum magazine, 2019;
  21. “Bulgaria“ in the international collection The Common Core of European Private Law – Third party rights, Intersentia. Accepted for print: 2019
  22. “Promise of a third party’s obligation or action: concept and field of application” – Collection of reports from the 8th national conference of PhD students in the field of law, Institute for the State and the Law. 2018
  23. “Nullity of offsets under Art. 645, Para 4 of CA” – Collection from a scientific conference on “Challenge: bankruptcy”. Ciela publishing house, 2018, pp. 276-292
  24. “Contractual performance in favour of third persons” – Collection from the conference “Law – traditions and perspectives” held for the 25th anniversary of the incorporation of the Faculty of Law at Paisiy Hilendarski Plovdiv University. Ciela publishing house, 2018, pp. 296-311
  25. Critical notes on the theory of direct acquisition of rights in a contract in favour of a third party – Collection of reports from the 7th national conference of PhD students in the field of law, Institute for the State and the Law at BAS, 2017, pp. 190-197
  26. “On the relativity principle in contractual relations” – Scientific readings collection on “Legal norms and legal principles”, St. Kliment Ohridski university publishing house, 2017, pp. 564-576
  27. “(Should) one request nullity of the waiver of inheritance?” – Targovsko Pravo (Commercial Law) magazine, issue 3, 2015, pp. 59-75

Kristina Todorova

legal and technical assistant

Kristina Todorova supports the activities of the lawyers in the Nikolaev and Partners Law Firm and ensures the operational work of the law firm.

Education and additional qualification
Graduated from the IV Language School Frederic Joliot-Curie in Varna with a profile French and English. Currently a student at the Faculty of Law of Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, in Law.

Professional experience
Kristina Todorova is President of the Bulgarian national group of European Law Students’ Association“ for the period 2022/2023. In 2022 she held the position of Head of the Organizing Committee of the first edition of international Summer ELSA Law School Sofia on Corporate Law. She was part of the Board of the Directors of ELSA Bulgaria in 2021/2022 and held the position of Vice-President “Seminars and Conferences”– in the same time, she participated in the international work groups for the selection of the next International Focus Progrаmme Topic. For the period 2020/2021 she held the position of Director “Seminars and Conferences” in the same department. Kristina is a member of the Lawyer's Club “Teodor Piperkov” at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridsky” and a member of the Center for International Law - Erga Omnes - CILEO, City of Plovdiv.

Participation in the law firm’s projects
Works in the corporate service of the office's clients in the field of construction and commercial law.

Languages
French and English.

Excellent French in defended Diplôme d’études en langue française - B1 and subsequent Diplôme d’études en langue française - B2.
Certificate of Bilingual Francophone Training from the Ministry of Education and Science and the Embassy of the French Republic.

Attorney at law Petar Petrov

associate lawyer

Attorney at law Petar Petrov has extensive practical experience in the field of family and inheritance law, child protection issues, social assistance and administrative law, gained in his work as a legal adviser in the Social Assistance Agency (SAA) to the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy (MLSP) from 2012 to 2017. Has extensive experience in the procedural representation of children at risk and their families, as well as protection of rights of particularly vulnerable children. He in an expert on children's rights, with an interest in the issue of children with protection measures taken. Since 2017 he is a managing partner in Sensus Veritas law firm in Sofia.

Attorney at law has Petrov graduated from the Faculty of Law at Varna Free University Chernorizets Hrabar in 2007.

He knows English.

Attorney at law Metin Ibriyamov

associate lawyer

Attorney at law Metin Ibriyamov has extensive practical experience in the field of criminal law, criminal representation, occupational accidents and tort, insurance law, corporate law and European Union law, gained in his work as a legal adviser and lawyer from 2008 to 2012 in consulting and non-governmental organizations, as well as in law firms as a full partner since 2012. Attorney at law Metin Ibryamov is a managing partner in Sensus Veritas Law Firm in Sofia. Attorney at law Ibryamov is a member of the Sofia Bar Association, as well as the European Law Institute - ELI and the European Criminal Bar Association - ECBA.

Attorney at law Ibryamov graduated from the Faculty of Law at Varna Free University Chernorizets Hrabar in 2007 , and has a master's degree in Rhetoric from Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski from 2012. He is currently a PhD student at the Department of Rhetoric at the Faculty of Philosophy at Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski.

He knows English and Turkish.

He is the author of the following publications in the field of law:

  1. The "Ad Hominem" argument in law and in judicial rhetoric. Advokatski pregled magazine, published by the Supreme Bar Council, no. 1, 2014, pp. 33-43 ;
  2. Some basic concepts in argumentative discourse. e-magazine Rhetoric and Communication , no. 15, January, 2015, ISSN 1314-4464;
  3. Legal argumentation: multifactor analysis as a method for research and evaluation of legal argumentation in criminal proceedings. El. Magazine Rhetoric and Communication, Issue 20, November 2015 ISSN 1314-4464;
  4. Modern approach in the study of legal argumentation. Theoretical collection in honor of the founder of the Department of Rhetoric Prof. Vasil Ivanov. UI: Bishop Konstantin Preslavski. 2016. Shumen. pp.308-328;

He has the following certificates and specializations:

  • Certificate from the Department of Speech Communication, Theory of Argumentation and Rhetoric at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands for participation in the Summer School on: "Argumentation in the context of 2014" (June 23-27, 2014)
  • Certificate for participation in a seminar on: "Better understanding of the role of the Court of Justice in the field of criminal justice", Trier, Germany, 2016. Organizer: Academy of European Law (ERA)
  • Certificate for participation in a seminar on "The Impact of Detention on Prisoners", Madrid, Spain. 2016 Organizer: Academy of European Law, Germany, (ERA)
  • Certificate for participation in a seminar on "Current case law of the ECtHR in the field of criminal justice", Strasbourg, France. 2016 Organizer: Academy of European Law (ERA)
  • Certificate for participation in a seminar on "Procedural Safeguards in the EU", Krakow, Poland. 2017 Organizer: Academy of European Law (ERA)
  •  Certificate for participation in a seminar on "New changes in the Criminal Procedure Code", March 15, 2018, Sofia, Krastyo Tsonchev Center
  • The Certificate for Successful Qualification Training on the topic: "Peculiarities of Advocacy and Representation in the Types of Cases of Victims of Crime", April 28, 2018, Sofia, Krastyo Tsonchev Center
  • Certificate for participation in a seminar on topics: 1."Private cases - substantive and procedural aspects"; 2. "Evidence in criminal proceedings"; 3. "Issues of the appellate appeal in criminal cases", held from June 7, 2018 to June 10, 2018 in Lozenets, SAC