Irina Stoeva has over 27 years of experience in insurance law and in all related forms of dispute resolution, as well as in corporate and commercial law. She has also extensive experience in healthcare and pharmaceutical, data protection, employment and public procurement.
Irina co-founded Stoeva, Tchompalov & Znepolski Attorney Partnership in November 2017, after having worked for 13 years as a partner at Stoeva, Kuyumdjieva & Vitliemov law firm. Her previous professional experience comprises four years of work as a senior lawyer at one of Bulgaria’s biggest law firms and, before that, six years as an in-house lawyer at Bulstrad Insurance Company (currently Bulstrad Vienna Insurance Group).
Irina has represented clients at all levels of the Bulgarian courts and at all stages of insurance and commercial litigation. In relation to insurance, she advises multinational and local insurers, insurance brokers and large policyholders on various matters, such as policy interpretation, claims, regulation and regulatory investigations. She provides expert statements regarding assessment of damages and Bulgarian insurance law when applicable to particular claims for compensation filed to the UK courts of law.
According to The Legal 500 (2020 and 2021), clients appreciate that Irina ‘not only provides answers to concrete questions, but she looks for a solution for the client which is tailor-made’. The clients also consider Irina to be a ‘very responsive, business oriented, flexible and persuasive lawyer’ and appreciate her ‘profound knowledge of the local and European regulations in the insurance litigation space’.
Irina holds an LLM from the University of Sofia, faculty of law (1994). She was admitted to the Sofia Bar in 2000 and currently practises law in Bulgaria.