Prof. Ivan STOYNEV

Prof. Ivan STOYNEV

Managing partner, Attorney-at-Law

Prof. Ivan Stoynev is the founder and managing partner of STOYNEV & PARTNERS. He is among the leading Bulgarian experts in EU Law, Competition Law and Energy Law. 

In 2005, he obtained a LL.M. from Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”. In 2007, he obtained a Master’s Degree in EU Law from Université Paris II – Pantheon Assas, France. In 2011, he obtained a Ph.D with distinction in EU Competition and Energy Law from Université Paris II – Pantheon Assas. The tittle of his Ph.D dissertation was “The influence of concentrations on the creation and functioning of  Internal energy market”.

Since 2013, he has been an attorney-at-law at the Sofia Bar Association. From 2013 to 2018, he has been an Assistant professor at Sofia University, as well as a lecturer in the EU Law International Master’s Program at Sofia University. From 2015 to 2017, he has been a postdoctoral researcher at Université de Lorraine. He also received a scholarship on behalf of the French Government for outstanding academic achievement. In the period 2002-2003, he has been an associate at the Energy Commission of the National Assembly of the Republic of Bulgaria.

He has published numerous articles in the field of Competition, Internal Market and Energy Law. In 2018, he published the first volume of his monographic work titled The legal framework for the protection of competition in the EU. He is fluent in French and English.

He is also a member of the Bulgarian International Law Association and its General Secretary since 2018.

His area of expertise includes Competition Law, Commercial Law, Intellectual Property Law, Administrative Law and Litigation, Public Procurement, Energy Law, EU Law.