Pavlina Ivanova

Senior Associate

Pavlina is a dedicated and diligent professional who joined the DPC team as a trainee to become a top-notch real estate lawyer.

Pavlina’s practice focuses on real estate, construction, and litigation. She provides high-level legal services through the whole process of investment in real estates, including legal due diligence, negotiations, acquisition, construction, leasing and sale of buildings, condominium relationships, disputes. She is skilled in advising and elaborating different types of contracts relating to property acquisition, lease agreements and property management. 

She is a key member of the team representing the company MegaStocken AB in approximately 40 lawsuits initiated against the subsidiaries of the Swedish holding in Bulgaria with respect to properties at the Black Sea coast. She is also part of the team consulting the large European retail chain Pepco on its entry and expansion in Bulgaria, including selection of appropriate locations for the shops, due diligence of the proposed premises, participation in negotiations with the lessors, drafting and negotiating lease agreements. So far advice has been provided with regard to 60 lease agreements in 30 cities.

Pavlina is one of the authors of the first Bulgarian Construction Law Handbook published by the Bulgarian Society of Construction Law. She is a Rising Star in the area of Real Estate and Construction and a Future Leader in the area of Construction according to the prestigious rankings of The Legal 500 and Who's Who Legal, respectively.

Work highlights

  • Assisting an Italian investor regarding its relations with the contractor concerning the construction of a residential building in Sofia and the sale of the newly constructed apartments to local buyers
  • Conducted full legal due diligence on the legal status of several nationwide and a regional fiber optic networks with regard to their acquisition
  • Assisted Belvex OOD in the procedure of renting one of the top beaches along the Black Sea coast, including in the appeal of unlawful administrative acts issued by the competent authorities
  • Assisted the commissioning and joining to the electrical network of holiday complexes in the biggest Bulgarian ski resort - Bansko, including the construction of a transformer and cables, establishing the necessary easements, and transferring the equipment to the electricity company
  • Consulted one of the biggest Bulgarian agricultural producers and traders on purchasing luxury properties and land plots situated at the seaside for development of new construction projects.


  • Sofia Bar Association
  • Dispute Resolution Board Foundation
  • Bulgarian Society of Construction Law


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


  • Bulgarian
  • English
  • Russian

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''Pavlina Ivanova stands out with her in-depth knowledge, experience in the real estate field, always prompt, committed and swiftly responsive.'' – Legal 500

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