Irina brings over 29 years of experience in insurance and in all forms of dispute resolution, as well as in corporate and commercial law. She also has extensive experience in healthcare & pharmaceutical, data protection, employment, and public procurement law.
Irina co-founded Stoeva Tchompalov & Znepolski in November 2017 after 13 years of being a partner at Stoeva, Kuyumdjieva & Vitliemov law firm. Her previous professional experience comprises 4 years of work as a senior lawyer at one of the biggest law firms in Sofia, Bulgaria, and before that 6 years as an in-house lawyer at Bulstrad Insurance Company (currently Bulstrad Vienna Insurance Group).
In her practice across both advisory and trial, Irina has appeared in all levels of Bulgarian courts and before a multitude of arbitration and regulatory panels and has represented clients at all stages of litigation. She advises multinational and local insurers, insurance brokers, healthcare companies, and other large corporations operating in different sectors, as well as small and medium businesses, and individuals. Irina has been repeatedly praised by Legal 500 for her work in insurance and healthcare & pharmaceutical.
Irina has contributed the Bulgarian chapter to The Insurance and Reinsurance Law Review 2021-2022 (The Law Reviews) and, previously, to Getting the Deal Through on insurance and litigation matters. Irina also authored the Bulgarian chapter of Pharmaceutical Advertising (Legal 500) 2022.
Irina holds an LL.M from the University of Sofia, Faculty of Law (1994).
She is admitted to Sofia Bar and to practice in Bulgaria.
In addition to mother-tongue Bulgarian, Irina speaks English as well as has a basic knowledge of French and Russian.