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

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Адвокат Петър Топуров

Attorney at law Petar Topurov

partner

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Attorney at law Petar Topurov

partner

Attorney in 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

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

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

Кристина Тодорова, адвокатски сътрудник

Kristina Todorova

legal and technical assistant

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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. The problems in the legal regime of the terraces. "Scientific and practical publications - Lex.bg", accepted for print in 2021, ISSN 2682-9606
2. 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
3. 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
4. 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
5. Public sale of undividable real estate following court partition. “Scientific and practical publications – Lex.bg”, accepted for print in 2020, ISSN 2682-9606
6. Use of studios for residential purposes. “Scientific and practical publications – Lex.bg”, accepted for print in 2020, ISSN 2682-9606
7. 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
8. 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
9. 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: 2020, ISSN:1312-9473
10. 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
11. 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
12. 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 holds the position of Director of the Department Seminars and Conferences at the European Association of Law Students in Bulgaria (ELSA Bulgaria). She is a member of the Lawyer's Club Teodor Piperkov and a member of the Center for International Law - Erga Omnes - CILEO, 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.