Sofia, Bulgaria:

Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov

Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov
  • Sofia, Bulgaria
  • 10 Tsar Osvoboditel Boulevard, Sofia, Bulgaria 1000
  • One of the largest and most prominent business law firms in Bulgaria, established to meet the unique needs of the new free market environment; provides first-class legal services.
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About our Sofia, Bulgaria: office

Founded in 1994, Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov (DGKV) is one of the largest, oldest and most prominent business law firms in Bulgaria. The law firm currently employs 50 lawyers, including 15 partners, and maintains offices in Sofia and Berlin. It provides first-class legal services as client reviews and reputable international editions attest. For over two decades now we have played a leading role in providing legal advice to the Bulgarian Government as well as all types of domestic and foreign corporate clients, investors, and financial institutions on privatization issues and on all business related matters in Bulgaria. DGKV's ever growing client portfolio of over 3000 major multinational corporations is a fair attestation to the high quality of legal work that we provide.

We advise on all aspects of business law. The firm provides a full spectrum of legal advice and assistance to domestic and foreign corporate clients, investors, and financial institutions on privatisation issues and on all matters related to doing business in Bulgaria.

DGKV maintains excellent working relationships with the majority of the leading international law firms based in Europe and North America. The firm also works closely on joint projects with most of the major international financial, accounting and investment firms.

Chambers: Leading Firm 2016, "Very actively engaged, well established and highly accomplished”

Legal 500: Top Tier 2016, “a high level of professional service”, “incredibly efficient and responsive”, 'excellent industry knowledge”

IFLR1000: “Better performance and higher quality of service can be expected by this firm as compared to others”; “service has been excellent and pricing competitive”; “DGKV is widely considered one of the strongest firms in the country…”.

Some of our recent awards include the 2016 Global Law Experts Annual Awards in the Client Choice category – M&A Law Firm of the Year in Bulgaria – 2016; 2016 Banking & Finance Law firm of the Year- Lawyers World; Business Law Firm of the Year in Bulgaria-2016 awarded by Global Law Experts; Tax Law Experts of the Year 2016 Bulgaria; Global Law Experts Annual Awards 2016 in the category Insolvency Law Firm of the Year in Bulgaria; and etc.

Office Details

Contact Information:
+359 2 932 1100  Phone
+359 2 980 3586  Fax
Mailing Address:
10 Tsar Osvoboditel Boulevard, Sofia 1000
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Year Established:
English, German, French and Bulgarian.
REPRESENTATIVE CLIENTS: Abbott Laboratories; ABB; ABN AMRO; ABO Wind AG; Accor; Accreda Management; AESHorizons; Agip Petroli; The Ahans Alstatter Eisenbahn Group; AIRO Catering; AIG-CET; AIG Emerging Europe Infrastructure Fund; Air Bites Bulgaria; Ajilon Consulting Limited; Alcatel Network Systems; Alcoa-Kofem; Alianz Capital Partners; Aloe Vera; Amadeus; American Chamber of Commerce; American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee; American Pharmaceuticals Companies Association; Americanino Europe; Andersen Legal; Anglian Water; The Anglo-American School of Sofia; AOL Time Warner; Appliance Group Europe; Argus Capital; Arkia Israeli; Astaldi S.p.A; AT&T; Atlas Copco; Atomstroyexport; Aurora Capital; Avon Products; Aventis Pharma; Avis Europe; Axxess Capital; AYGaz; Babcock Networks; Banque Nationale De Paris; Bain Capital; Balfour Beatty Rail; Balkanpharma; Bank Austria; Bank of America; Bank Hapoalim; Bank Leumi Le-Israel; Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria; Bankers Trust (UK); Barclays Bank; BASF; BAWAG; B. Braun Melsungen; BEA Systems; Beam Global Spirits & Wine; Benckiser; Berlinische Leben; Black Sea Property Fund; Black Sea Trade and Development Bank; Bloomberg; BlueCrest Mercantile III B.V.; BNP Paribas; Boston Scientific Corporation; Botschaft von Großbritannien in Bulgarien; BP Italy; Brand Lang; Bridgestone; Bristol-Myers Squibb; British Know How Fund; Broadnet; Bulgarian American Enterprise Fund; Bulgarian Government; Bulgarian Ministry of Finance; Bulgarian Post Privatization Fund; Bulgarian Stock Exchange; BUNGE; Butler Manufacturing; By Water; Cable & Wireless; C3/CustomerContactChannels; CA IB; CallPoint New Europe; CARE Small Business Assistance Corporation Bulgaria; Cargill; Carlsberg Breweries; Carrier Corporation; Catholic Relief Services (CRS); Celhart; Central Europe Media Enterprises; Cereol Holding; Ceylan Holding; čEZ; Charterhouse Development Capital; Chase Manhattan; Chevron; China Development Bank; Chinese Investment Corporation; The Church of Jesus Christ; Ciments Français; Cisco Systems; Citadel Investment Group (Europe); Citibank; Chiquita Banana Company; ClinTec; Clearwire Europe; Clorox; CNA Financial Corporation; Coca-Cola; Codorus Acceptance Corporation; coffeeheaven Holdings; 3Com Europe; Communications Ventures Partners; Comnet; Commerzbank; Compagnie Des Hotels De Luxe; Compania Roca Radiadores; Companie Financiere Ponte Carlo Holding; Compaq; Concerve Italia; Concert; CONDEA Vista; Connex Transport; Conetwork; Conoco; ContourGlobal; Copenhagen Airports; Corio; Cosmo Bulgaria Mobile (Globul); Creditanstalt Investment Bank; Credit Suisse First Boston; CVC Capital Partners; Cyprus Development Bank; Czech Airlines; Czech Export Bank; Daewoo International Corporation; Daimler-Benz; Danexport; Danish Investment Fund; Data Information Systems; Danske Bank; DeDietrich Thermique; DEG Invest; Denton Wilde Sapte; Depfa Bank; Deutsche Bank; Deutsche Bahn; Deutsche Post; Deutsche Telecom; Development Alternatives; Devnya Cement; DE-VI; Dexia Kommunalkredit Bank; DHL; Diamant-Zuker; Diners Club; Discovery Channel; Donaldson; Lufkin & Jenrette; Dow AgroSciences; Dresdner Bank; Dresdner Kleinwort Benson; Dr. Seuss Enterprises; DS Smith; DSK Bank; DVB Bank; Dyno Industries; Dyno Nobel; East European Investment Fund; East-West Commodities; EBRD; ECM; Edison Trade; Edmond De Rothschild Private Equity Management Ltd.; EETEK; Elekta; Eli Lilly; Elite Gold; UK Embassy in Bulgaria; Enel; EnergoPro; ENI; Enron; Entergy;; Epson; Erste Bank der österreichischen Sparkassen; Estée Lauder; Euroclear Bank; European Investment Bank; European Privatization and Investment Corporation (EPIC); ev3; Export - Import Bank of the US; Expandia Finance; Exportní garanČní a pojišt'ovací spoleČnost; EZPADA; FAAC; Facebook; FEAL International; Federal Bank of the Middle East; F. Hoffmann-La Roche; FinAnalytica; Financière Mendelssohn; First Data Corporation; Flying Carpet Ltd.; Ford Motor; Forever Living Products; Fortune Brands; GAF Materials; Gallaher; GASELYS; GAMESA; Gasprombank; Gazprom; GED Capital Development; General Electric; General Motors; GlaxoSmithKline; Global One; Global Finance; GlobalSantaFe; Global Securities Bulgaria; GoldFields; Goldman Sachs Group; Groupe Danone; Gruppo Societá Gas Rimini; GTC; HÄFELE; Haniel Bau-Industrie; Hapag-Lloyd; Harrison Pet Products; HDI International Holding; Hewlett Packard; Hörmann; HILTON; Honda Motor; Honeywell Automation and Control Solutions; HSH Nordbank; HSBC; Hughes Training; Hugo Boss; Hunter Douglas; Hypo Public Finance Bank; HYPO NOE Gruppe Bank; IBERDROLA; ICL; ICON Clinical Research; ICN Pharmaceuticals; Iceland Energy Group; Ideal Standard; IFC; Illinois Tool Works; IMI; Imperial Tobacco; InBev Group; Industrias Metálicas Agrícolas; ING Bank; Iniciativas Estrategicas; Innova Capital; Intel; International Trade Group; Interoute Telecom; Intersnack Bulgaria; International Personal Finance PLC; Irweld Management and Financial Co; International Specialty Corporation (ISP); ÍSLANDSBANKI; Israel Discount Bank; Italcimenti Group; Ivanhoe Mines; Japan Bank for International Cooperation; Jet Finance; Jetix Europe; Johnson Controls; JPMorgan; Karsch Venture Capital; KBC Bank; Kempinski Hotels; KfW; Kimberly Clark; Kingfisher; Kinowelt; Knafaim-Arkia Holdings; KT&G; KuveytTurk Saglam Bankacilik; Landmark; LDK Solar; Leica Geosystems; Les Laboratoires Servier; Legrand; LEM International SA; Levski Football Team; Lockheed Martin; Lolibon; L'Oreal; Lormar; LUKOIL; Magyar Telekom; Malev; Marcolana Lanificio; Marconi Aerospace; Marquitex; Marriott International; Marsh; Marubeni Europower; Marks & Spencer; Mary Kay; MasterCard; Maspex Wadowice; Mattel; The McGraw-Hill Companies; MCI Communications; Merck; Merrill Lynch; Metro Cash & Carry; Michelin; Michigan Magnetics; Mid Europa Partners; Miller Developments; Minol Messetechnik W. Lehmann; Mitsui; Mittal Steel; MKB Bank; M.M. Warburg & Co.; Mobicom; Mobilkom Austria; Modern Times Group; Molson Coors Brewing; Momentive Performance Materials; MoneyGram Payment Systems; Mondi Packaging; Monsanto; Monster Energy Europe; Montpelier Asset Management; Morgan Stanley; MobilTel; Morley Fund Management; Mountel Communications; Multi Development; Natexis Banques Populaires; National Electric Company; Navigation Technologies; Netage Solutions; New Lineo Cinemas de Portugal; Nike; NIS Petrol; Nitro Nobel; NM Rothschild & Sons; NMS Communications; Nokia; Nomura; The Norwegian Credit Agency; Northrop Grumman; Novartis; Novator Partners; Nur Europe; Oman Investment Fund (OIF); OMV; Open Society; Optiroc; Oracle America; Orchid Holding; OST Developpement; Österreichische Volksbanken; OTE International; OTIS Austria; OTP Bank; OTTO; Pacific Century Group; Paddy Power; Palfinger; Park Air Systems; Paramount Pictures; PCCW Global; Penta Ocean/Mitsubishi Joint Venture; PepsiCo; Percheron; Pfeifer & Langen; Pierre Fabre; Piraeus Bank; Playboy Enterprises International; Postova banka a.s.; PPF; ProCredit Bank; Proventus Capital; Provimlux Investments; QBE; Quantel Veco Engineering; Rabobank; Rabo Securities; Radisson SAS Hotels Worldwide; RAG; Raiffeisen Energy and Environment; Raiffeisen Zentralbank; Rail Cargo Austria AG; Ramstore; Rastal; Raytheon Company; Reader's Digest; Recovery Group Boston; Red Bull; The Regional Environmental Centre for Central and Eastern Europe; Reliable Poly Packaging; Refco Capital Markets; Renaissance Capital Group (Russia); Repsol YPF; Research Triangle Institute; Respironics; Reuters Bulgaria; R.J. Reynolds Tobacco; Respironics; Rila Solutions; Roca Corporacion Empresarial; Roche Group; Rolls-Royce Power Ventures; Rouen; RWE; Samsung; Sandler Capital Management; Sandoz Pharma Services; Sandvik; Sanofi-Aventis; Sanoma; Sara Lee Branded Apparel; Schering Plough; Schindler; Schooner Capital Corporation; Schlumberger; Scientific - Atlanta; S.C. Johnson & Son; Selwyn Midgen F.R.I.C.S.; Shell; Shore Capital; Shroeder Salomon Smith Barney; Sidenor; Sigma Bleyzer; SKF; SEAF-Bulgaria; Suuny Day; SME Bank; Snelling Personnel Services; Société Générale; SolaRE; Solvey; Sony; Sotheby's; S.R.S.; Spirits International; Sportalm; Standard Bank; Star Foods; STEAG; Sterling Commerce; Stomana Industry; Swisscom; Tabacalera; Tasty Foods; TBI Holding; Tchibo Holding; T.C. Ziraat Bankasi; Telecom Italia Mobile; Telelink; TeleMedia InteracTV; Telus International; Tengelmann Group;Tenneco Automotive; Tetra Laval; Tetrapak; Texaco; Thames Water; ThyssenKrupp; TNT Express Worldwide; Toshiba; Toyota; Trussardi; 3TS Venture Partners; Tumbleweed Communications; Turner Broadcasting System Europe; UBS Investment Bank; Unicredit; Underwriters Laboratories; Unipost; United Bulgarian Bank; Universal Weather and Aviation; UOP; US Meds; VCP Energy; Vector Tobacco; VELUX Industry; Verbund; Verint Systems; Verlagsgruppe Handelsblatt; ViaSat; Visa International; Vivendi Universal; Vizzavi; VMware; voestalpine; VOLVO; voestalpine; Voxbone; VP Market Group; VTG-Lehnkering; Warner Bros.; Watson Pharmaceuticals; Wells Fargo Bank; Western Union; Whirlpool Europe; Wiemer und Trachte; Wind Development Fund Management; Wind Hellas Telecommunications; Wood & Co.; WoodCommerz; World Bank; World Brands International; World Learning; Wrigleys; Zeevi Holdings; Zen Media; Zobele Bulgaria EOOD; Zonemedia Broadcasting; Zoom Television.
State Bar Summary:


All Partners and Associates are members of the Sofia Bar Association.

Partnership Information:

Attorneys and Counsellors at Law

Office Hours:
09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
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Areas of Practice (55)

Specific Areas of Practice for our Sofia office:

  • Corporate Law
  • Mergers And Acquisitions
  • Foreign Direct
  • Portfolio Investment
  • Privatisation
  • International Joint Ventures
  • Banking Law
  • Finance
  • Project Finance
  • Commercial Finance
  • Cross Border Finance
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Domestic Relations
  • International Banking Law
  • Banking Regulation
  • Securities
  • Secured Transactions
  • Competition Law
  • Merger Control Law
  • Public Procurement
  • International Trade
  • Agency And Distributorship
  • Franchising
  • Pharmaceutical Regulation
  • Telecommunications Law
  • Communications And Media
  • Energy Law
  • Oil And Gas Law
  • Natural Resources
  • Public Utility Law
  • Water Utilities
  • Concessions
  • Mining Law
  • Commercial Property Development
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Zoning Law
  • Planning Law
  • Land Use
  • Construction Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Taxation
  • Litigation
  • Bankruptcy
  • Workouts
  • Insolvency
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Labor And Employment
  • Intellectual Property
  • Patents
  • Trademarks
  • European Union Law
  • Non-Profit And Charitable Organisations
  • Negotiations
  • Representation
  • Governmental Institutions

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    Sofia,  1000

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