Emil Tumbev

Senior Associate

Emil is a relentless litigator with over 12 years of professional experience in court, arbitration and enforcement proceedings, debt collection and insolvency procedures, and a significant track record in contractual and commercial law cases.

Emil is highly experienced in negotiations, preparation of out-of-court agreements and court settlements. Over the years his extraordinary dedication has led to a successful outcome a huge number of commercial lawsuits of clients in the construction, pharmaceutical, foods and beverage industries, manufacturing, as well as hospitals. Emil is also an industrial property attorney in the sphere of trademarks, geographical indications, and industrial design at the Patent Office of the Republic of Bulgaria.

For more than 7 years Emil represented Higia EAD in a complex chain of court and execution procedures for recovery of a EUR 20 million portfolio of commercial debts from more than 200 debtors. The leading Bulgarian sunflower seed producer Si Ko Ltd is another client on whose behalf Emil has not just won a dozen of court cases, but also managed to collect 100% of the claimed debts.

Work highlights

  • Representing Baustoff and Metall in over a hundred debt collection and enforcement procedures
  • Representing Bulgarian company for establishing that its creditor’s receivables have been repaid by prescription
  • Representing a company under administrative and civil claim procedures initiated against the client as a result of the death of an employee caused by an accident on a construction site abroad
  • Consulting foreign owners of real estate in Bulgaria and participating in the procedure of their sale by in-kind contribution to the capital and transfer of shares of the companies
  • Participated in numerous court and enforcement proceedings related to the restitution of the ownership of Italian citizens over state-owned real estate and claiming compensation for their use by third parties.


Sofia Bar Association


University of Sofia, Faculty of Law (LL.M.)


  • Bulgarian
  • English

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