Iliya Grozdanov


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Admitted Pazardzik Bar, 2008
University of Oxford Magister Juris, 2007
Sofia University St.Kliment Ohridski, Master in Law, (with honours) 2003

Iliya is a partner with Dinova Rusev & Partners. His practice focus lies in the Energy sector, where he has extensive experience advising clients on transactions in both renewable and conventional energy. Alongside advising clients on project issues, Iliya actively participates in the discussions on the new energy legislation and regulatory issues in the energy sector. His experience in the field also includes advising clients on all aspects of implementation of projects for production of electricity from renewable sources, electricity trade and supply agreements, environmental compliance and carbon trading issues. Iliya has significant experience in structuring, drafting and negotiating Power purchase and grid connection agreements as well as construction agreements in the energy sector. His Real Estate experience includes participation in due diligence reviews, advising on regulatory compliance and drafting and negotiations on a wide range of contracts, including construction and lease agreements. Iliya also has extensive experience in environmental compliance issues focusing on environments clearance and disputes related to the energy and mining sector. He also represents clients in commercial, environmental and administrative litigation mainly on energy and environmental issues. He has an impressive track record of successful cases in both administrative, civil disputes and is involved in international disputes related to energy issues.

Prior to joining Dinova Rusev & Partners, Iliya completed a clerkship at the Administrative Division of Sofia City Court and worked as a freelance legal counsel. He also teaches the law paper for the ACCA exams and corporate finance with BPP Professional Training. He speaks English and Russian. Iliya was awarded a Magister Juris Degree from Oxford University in 2008 and holds a Certificate from UCSD San Diego in legal drafting which he obtained in 2005.

The process of drafting and negotiating contractual agreements is especially interesting because of the variety of work involved and the need to cater for the particularities of each transaction. Through the negotiation process, it is possible to interact with clients from all sorts of backgrounds and understand their businesses and objectives. The new challenges posed to businesses in the Energy field allow me to not only to assist our clients, but leave me with the satisfaction I have contributed to solving one of the most serious global problems our society faces.

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