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Name: Dimitar Karastoyanov
Firm Name: Karastoyanov, Mitkov & Associates Law Office
Country: Bulgaria
Expertise: Corporate Law

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Professional Biography:

LLM.: Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”

Specialization: Jurisdiction, International law and relations

Professional experience: Part-time lecturer in civil and commercial law at Sofia University, Veliko Turnovo University, High Institute of Training Officers and Research Work. Research work and publications in the field of commercial law. Practice as a consultant and lawyer. Founder-member of “Karastoyanov, Mitkov & Associates” Law Office.

Activity areas: Corporate Law, Commercial Law, Civil Law, Contractual Law, Real Estate Law, Litigation

Foreign languages: English, Russian

Firm Overview:

Karastoyanov, Mitkov & Associates Law Office is a mid-tier Bulgarian law firm, established in the year 2000 in the city of Sofia, Bulgaria. The firm was founded by Dimitar Karastoyanov and Svilen Mitkov who continue to be the two managing partners at present. The firm started with four lawyers and now its entire team consists of 12 people in total, plus three associated lawyers for specific legal areas. The main focus of the law firm since its formation has been business law-orientated legal services and the providing of comprehensive and complete legal services to business clients. The team plays the role of a one-stop shop for clients and their needs. The firm is mainly working with international clients – international companies operating in the Bulgarian market; however it also provides legal services to local businesses, private foreign businesses, non-governmental organisations, public authorities and institutions. The team has extensive experience and expertise in various business sectors, such as retail, manufacturing, media, IT and outsourcing, financial services, real estate/construction, movie production and others.

Areas of Practice:

Karastoyanov, Mitkov & Associates Law Office provides complete legal services to business clients on an everyday basis, covering all legal fields any business would need. The firm’s expertise and specialism in different legal areas allows it to have an interdisciplinary team engaged in any transaction, providing complex approaches to any deals and projects by examining all legal implications and sides involved – corporate, taxation, real estate-related, intellectual property, regulations, licences, etc. Having long-time experience in various business sectors and industries allows the firm to provide successful solutions and high-quality advice that best suits the business and economic environment of each client. Its legal assistance is always a perfect mixture of legal and practical advice based on each particular client and their case.

The firm’s main areas of practice and strength are in commercial transactions, dispute resolution and commercial litigation, corporate matters (including mergers and acquisitions), real estate and construction.