Nikolay Kolev


Nikolay is a hard-working, attentive, and responsive lawyer playing a central role in DPC stellar real estate and construction team. He is also active in the areas of contract law, commercial law, and public procurement.

Nikolay is proficient in every stage of the property acquisition process – from the preliminary due diligence and risk analysis, through the preparation of contracts and transactions structuring, to the negotiations and representation. He is also experienced in preparation of different types of contracts related to the construction process, property management and property acquisition.  

Nikolay is part of the team consulting the quickly expanding European retail chain Pepco on various real estate matters, including due diligence, drafting and negotiating of lease agreements for more than 80 commercial premises in Bulgaria.

He has been a key member of the team to support Tradenet Varna during its expansion and development as a major petrol station chain by carrying out the due diligence on the status of the land and the properties, including ownership rights, urban regulation status, compliance with specific construction requirements and drafting of the acquisition papers.

Nikolay is also one of the authors of the first Bulgarian Construction Law Handbook published by the Bulgarian Society of Construction Law and the Bulgarian Chapter of Studies in European Construction Law issued by the European Society of Construction Law.

Work highlights

  • Part of the team advising one of the biggest Bulgarian agricultural producers and traders during its launch of a separate business line – real estate investment and construction of luxury properties.
  • Part of the team advising the big Israeli real estate investment fund in an acquisition finance deal consisting of buying a top-notch hotel and seasonal properties in the winter resort of Bansko
  • Part of the team working on the large-scale corporate spin-off of Telenor Bulgaria with focus on the transfer of ownership of the entire mobile network and infrastructure of the company and all related administrative procedures.


  • Sofia Bar Association
  • Meritas Young Lawyers Group
  • Bulgarian construction Law Society


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


  • Bulgarian
  • English
  • Russian
  • German

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"Nikolay Kolev is a junior but very promising member of their team." – Legal 500


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