Ivan Todorov, Ph. D.

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Ivan Todorov is the managing partner of Georgiev, Todorov & Co Law Offices. In addition, he was the head of the Public Law Department at Plovdiv University “Paisiy Hilendarski” for several years and is currently a professor in Administrative Law at another university. He specialised in the University of South Carolina and later became an honorary citizen of the city of Columbia, the capital of South Carolina, USA. He also took part of a “Program on the Revitalization of Central and East European Companies” at The Association for Overseas Technical Scholarship (AOTS) in Tokyo, Japan.

Professor Todorov has a significant experience both in relation to theoretical and practical legal matters.  He has led some of the most significant administrative procedures in Bulgaria and the lawsuits, related to them as the privatization of the Bulgarian Maritime Fleet and the Bulgarian Telecommunication Company, the licensing of the second and the third GSM operators, the national licensing of Nova Television, the concessions of Varna and Burgas Airport, the privatization of Nu Boyana Film Studios (the only Bulgarian film studio), and complicated legal proceedings for Microsoft Corporation and Mitsui before the Commission on Protection of Competition. He has initiated six cases in the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Bulgaria and has participated in the successful conduct of some of the most important international arbitration cases, as well as court cases abroad and the Court of Justice of the EU.

In addition, Professor Todorov has been a national consultant in a working group of the United Nations (UN) for “Institutional and structural reforms in the judicial system in Bulgaria”. He also participated as a member and rapporteur in the Commission for Drafting the Administrative Procedure Code, and as a national expert in the UN program for administrative modernisation of Central and Eastern Europe. He also participated in a working group for the preparation of a draft amendment to the Administrative Procedure Code, promulgated in State Gazette no. 77 of 18.09.2018 and his role included the preparation of specific proposals for texts in the Code for the introduction of e-Justice, as well as participation in the Committee on Legal Affairs of Parliament. For two mandates Prof. Todorov was a member of the Board of Directors of one of the largest law firms in Europe – Eversheds Sutherland.

Professor Todorov is also the founder of the Bulgarian Association for European Union Law and the Honorary Consul of Antigua and Barbuda in the Republic of Bulgaria.

Independent international legal directories such as Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 rank him as a leading lawyer in the Dispute Resolution in Bulgaria for a consecutive year. He is also recommended in the sectors of Energy Law and Natural Resources, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Intellectual Property and Projects and PPP in the Legal 500.

In 2020 Ivan Todorov received the prestigious award of the magazine Economic.bg and the largest employers’ organization – the Confederation of Employers and Industrialists in Bulgaria for “Mr. Economy” for his outstanding contribution to the development of the economy in Bulgaria and building a sustainable business in the last three decades.

He has a number of publications, including four monographs (one of which was also published by an American publishing house), a textbook in Administrative Law, with seven revised editions co-authored with Professor Kino Lazarov, as well as multiple legal articles and opinions in Bulgarian newspapers and legal online platforms. Some of his key publications include:

  • “Administrative proceedings”, 2020 – 7th amended and supplemented edition with the Аmendments on APC from 2019 and 2020 and the draft amendments to ZANN from 2020, Ciela, co-authored by Prof Dr Kino Lazarov;
  • “Incidental control for legality of administrative acts in civil and administrative proceedings” – lex.bg, September 2020
  • “Administrative proceedings”, 2018 – 6th amended  and supplemented edition, Ciela, co-authored by Prof Dr Kino Lazarov; the amendments on APC from September 2018
  • “Administrative proceedings”, 2016 – 5th amended  and supplemented edition, Ciela, Chapter Two, Chapter Three, Chapter Four, Chapter Five, Chapter Six, Chapter Seven, Chapter Eight, Chapter Eleven, Chapter Seventeen, Chapter Twenty Two, Chapter Twenty Three, Chapter Thirty Four, Chapter Thirty Five
  • “Administrative contract after its implementation in Administrative Procedural Code “, article in Administrative Justice Magazine, year XIX, Issue 3, Prof. Dr. Lazarov Kino, Prof. Dr. Ivan Todorov
  • Scientific editor of “Medical Law”, 2016, second revised edition, Prof. Dr. Darina Zinovieva
  • “Administrative proceedings”, 2015 – 4th amended  and supplemented edition, Ciela, Chapter Two, Chapter Three, Chapter Four, Chapter Five, Chapter Six, Chapter Seven, Chapter Eight, Chapter Eleven, Chapter Seventeen, Chapter Twenty Two, Chapter Twenty Three, Chapter Thirty Four, Chapter Thirty Five
  • Monograph “Interaction between the European and the Bulgarian Administrative Law”, second revised and expanded edition,  2012, Ciela, co-author
  • “Administrative proceedings”, 2012 – second edition, Ciela, Chapter Two, Chapter Three, Chapter Four, Chapter Five, Chapter Six, Chapter Seven, Chapter Eight, Chapter Eleven, Chapter Seventeen, Chapter Twenty Two, Chapter Twenty Three, Chapter Thirty Four, Chapter Thirty Five
  • Monograph “Interaction between the European and the Bulgarian Administrative Law after Enforcement of the Lisbon Treaty”, 2010, Ciela
  • “Administrative proceedings”, 2009, Ciela, Chapter Two, Chapter Three, Chapter Four, Chapter Five, Chapter Six, Chapter Seven, Chapter Eight, Chapter Eleven, Chapter Seventeen, Chapter Twenty Two, Chapter Twenty Three, Chapter Thirty Four, Chapter Thirty Five
  • Monograph “Interaction between the European and the Bulgarian Administrative Law”, 2008, Ciela, Chapter One, Chapter Two, Chapter Three, Chapter Four, Chapter five, Chapter Six
  • Monograph “The Individual Administrative Act on Administrative Procedural Code”, 2007, Ciela – translated into English and Russian
  • Code of Administrative Procedure Commentary – 2006. Chapter Five “Issuing Administrative Acts. Individual Administrative Acts” and Part Five “Execution of the Administrative Acts and Court Judgments” – Part One; Part Two, chapter Four and Five; Section I; Part Five, Chapter Seventeen , Sections V – VII; Part Six; co-authored with Konstantin Penchev and Judge Bogdan Yordanov
  • Monograph “Issuing Individual Administrative Acts”, 2004, Ciela
  • “Profit Tax”, 1997, Ciela, member of the writing team and reviewer
  • “Value Added Tax”, 1996, Ciela, member of the writing team and managing editor
  • Monograph “Issuing Individual Administrative Acts”, 1995, Ciela
  • “Value Added Tax”, 1994, Ciela, member of the writing team and managing editor

   

   

Ivan Todorov, Ph. D.

Ivan Todorov, Ph. D.

Managing Partner
Valentin Georgiev

Valentin Georgiev

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Arno Mamasyan

Arno Mamasyan

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Alexander Pachamanov

Alexander Pachamanov

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Vladimir Ivanov

Vladimir Ivanov

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Mariya Derelieva

Mariya Derelieva

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Dobrina Pavlova

Dobrina Pavlova

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Ivan Tserovski

Ivan Tserovski

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Toma Drashkov

Toma Drashkov

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Margarita Ivanova

Margarita Ivanova

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Krasimir Hristov

Krasimir Hristov

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Tsvetelina Mileva

Tsvetelina Mileva

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Alexander Leshev

Alexander Leshev

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