At Stoeva, Tchompalov & Znepolski our entrepreneurial culture is based on:

  • More Efficient Business Philosophy. We have the “big-firm” expertise without the “big-firm” hourly rates and overhead. We do not occupy expensive office space or maintain a large complement of administrative personnel. We only deploy experienced lawyers whose billing rates are quite affordable. Rather than incentivizing our lawyers to increase time spent on a matter, we reward efficiency.
  • Commercially sensible approach. Clients not just expect their lawyers to understand the law, but also to understand clients’ business, goals and priorities first before step ourselves into the legal aspects. This is what we do. Furthermore, we are flexible enough to offer to our clients on a case by case basis the best fee structure for their needs, whether that’s fixed fees, blended rates or other innovative arrangements. In certain personal injury court cases we front all expenses and only receive a fee if our client recover.

  • First class service. We are committed to technical excellence in our work and to providing proactive, agile and practically oriented advice. Our referrers and clients know that we are accessible and responsive. We strive to give our clients the very best legal representation in the most professional, courteous and cost-efficient manner.

  • Sustained senior focus. Our partners are uniquely across every aspect of clients' matters. Our clients benefit from senior level attention from start to finish.

  • Clients’ trust. We recognize that we must earn our clients’ trust every day by placing their interests and needs first. We intentionally keep accepted cases to a manageable level so that we can form true longstanding relationships with our clients. 

Though Stoeva, Tchompalov & Znepolski was found in November 2017, the professional and personal relationship between the name partners had its roots in the late 1980s when they studied law at the same university. Afterwards, for nearly 6 years Irina Stoeva and Peter Znepolski worked together as in-house lawyers at a major Bulgarian insurer and later, as attorneys, they closely cooperated in insurance and litigation matters for more than 10 years. On the other hand, since 2005 Irina Stoeva and Iordan Tchompalov have practiced in associated law firms.

The firm’s principal practice areas are related to:

  • litigation and disputes resolution, and
  • insurance, capital markets & finance, healthcare and pharmaceutical, personal data protection, employment, regulatory & administrative, corporate & commercial.

Advising on litigation and dispute resolutions are core activities for our lawyers. We will assess the strengths and weaknesses of your position and, where appropriate, explore early resolution of a dispute through discussion. If collaborative approaches fail and litigation becomes the only option, we have the right experts on hand to fight your corner, representing you in the courts of law, at arbitration or in administrative proceedings.

On non-contentious matters, we can help our clients by advising them on legal, regulatory and transactional matters. Our lawyers can act as counterparty counsel and as review counsel.

We work with national and international corporations, financial institutions, regulators, individuals and owner managed businesses. Clients and international law firms for whom our lawyers have acted include:

  • GlaxoSmithKline;
  • Perrigo;
  • EU Pharmacia, member of USP group;
  • Sofia Regional Pharmaceutical Association
  • Bulstrad Vienna Insurance Group, Bulgaria;
  • EuroHold group, Bulgaria;
  • The leading Bulgarian insurance broker SDI Group;
  • The Bulgarian Association of Insurance Brokers;
  • Morrison & Foerster, London;
  • Allen & Overy LLP, London;
  • Carrier, part of United Technologies Corp.;
  • Impressa Spa, Italy;
  • British Petrolium, Italy;
  • UniCredit Bulbank, Sofia;
  • UniCredit, London;
  • Clifford Chance LLP, London;
  • DWF LLP, London;
  • The national Bulgarian fuel distributor Petrol;
  • Central Cooperative Bank, Sofia;
  • Marsh, Bulgaria;
  • UBB Insurance Broker, part of KBC group;
  • Trowers and Hamlins, London