Tanya Tocheva


A co-founding partner of Tocheva & Mandazhieva Law Office. Tanya has extensive experience in the field of energy law, real estate and construction, project development and finance, M&A, general corporate and banking law, corporate reorganizations and restructuring , IP and administrative law as well as litigation. Tanya is admitted and registered as Industrial Property Representative with the Bulgarian Patent Office.

Before co-founding T&M in 2004, Tanya was a part of the Legal Department of KPMG Bulgaria as well as an in-house lawyer at Eurobank JSC, Sofia, until 2001.

Tanya has been representing both local and foreign clients, acting as a leading advisor or being a part of the legal team for major projects in the banking, industrial and telecommunications sector, real estate market, such as: the transfer of majority stake of Eurobank JSC in 2001, legal due diligence of Mobiltel JSC (the first Bulgarian mobile operator), Cabletel JSC (the largest national cable operator in Bulgaria), Biohim bank JSC (subsequently merged with UniCredit Bulbank), Devin JSC (one of the first Bulgarian private companies for bottling and sale of bottled mineral water), the winery Domein Menada, VINPROM – Rousse JSC, Alen Mak (the first Bulgarian perfumery factory).

Since 2005 she is consulting Tishman International Companies with respect to their real estate and construction projects in Bulgaria, including fully servicing the structuring, development, letting and management of the Sofia Airport Center (SPV and one of the largest office and logistics parks in Bulgaria). Among her clients were Cosmo Bulgaria Mobile AD (the second Bulgarian mobile operator), RWE Power AG, Akbank T.A.S., Exclusive Property REIT and BenchMark REIT.

Tanya’s experience includes:

Legal analysis, drafting amendments and negotiation on the draft FIDIC turnkey EPC contract for construction of Belene Nuclear Power Plant Project and all accompanying documentation; legal advice on permits and licences, planning and construction and litigation aspects of the project.

Drafting and negotiations on FIDIC, O&M, Lease and Built to Suite Lease Contracts, Property Management Contracts with respect to Sofia Airport Center.

Advising Samsung C&T Corporation, South Korea, in its large investment (around 50 MW photovoltaic power plants) in the field of renewable energy business – drafting and representation during the negotiations and signing of 7 EPC Contracts (some of them FIDIC Contracts); legal due diligence of the real estate and construction aspects of these projects; regulatory aspects and litigation with this respect; legal advice on grid interconnection and grid access agreements, electricity trading rules, etc.

Ongoing legal advice and court representation of Notus Energy, Germany, for their wind power plants in Bulgaria.

Ongoing legal advice to Asteros Group, Russia, for their real estate investment projects in Bulgaria (acquisitions and transfers of property, zoning, infrastructure and constructions issues, management of real estate).

Tanya graduated from the Law Faculty of St. Kliment Ohridnski in Sofia in 1996 and became a member of Sofia Bar in 1998. Since 2013 she is a qualified mediator under the Bulgarian Mediation Act.

In addition to her native Bulgarian, Tanya speaks English and currently is studying German.