Iordan is one of the most experienced capital markets lawyer in Bulgaria. Before co-founding Stoeva Tchompalov & Znepolski, Iordan was a partner at DTT (Dimitrov Tchompalov & Todorova) for 15 years and continues to cooperate with that firm in specific matters as a senior counsel. His securities law practice started in 1996 as a lawyer at the Bulgarian Securities Commission, made a head of the regulations drafting department and finally served as commissioner before joining in late 2000 as a consultant the USAID Capital Markets Regulation Project, aimed to support the development of the Bulgarian securities market.
Iordan’s practice draws on his experience developed over more than 22 years to allow him to advise on complex issues and structures. He particularly enjoys dealing with innovative transactions where there is a complex regulatory and/or corporate background or where a new solution is being applied either to a new or an old problem.
Throughout his career as an attorney, Iordan has regularly advised a diverse range of clients including listed companies and debt issuers, banks, investment firms and asset managers, both internationally and locally on matters including without limitation: public and private offerings and listings, licensing, conduct of business, market abuse/disclosure of price-sensitive information; securities transactions and settlement issues; capital adequacy; investment funds; directors duties, related party transactions and conflicts of interest; general meetings of shareholders; judicial review of regulatory action. Apart from that, he also has a special interest and experience in other financing agreements, corporate, commercial and administrative law matters.
Driven by the impact GDPR has caused to various businesses and the IDD to the insurance industry, data protection and insurance distribution has recently become another emphasis of Iordan's advisory practice.
Iordan has appeared for a decade in directories as leading Bulgarian capital markets and finance lawyer. According to recent Legal 500 testimonials, Iordan is: “simply brilliant” as he “works round the clock to get problems resolved, and provides clever solutions to complex issues” (2016), and “likes to be personally present and involved in the details of the task at hand’” (2017). In Chambers and Partners Europe Iordan is described by clients as “very patient, calm under fire and super responsive” and endorsing his “superb reputation for advising on takeover bids, securities offerings and cross-border financing matters” (2017).
Iordan holds an LL.M from the University of Sofia, Faculty of Law (1991). After that, he accomplished a one-year financial management postgraduate course at the University for National and World Economy, Sofia (1994), and a six months finance and investments program at the University of Wisconsin, USA (1999).
He is admitted to Sofia Bar and to practice in Bulgaria.
In addition to mother-tongue Bulgarian, Iordan speaks English and has a general understanding of Russian.