DGKV’s Partners Stephan Kyutchukov and Zdravka Ugrinova Have Assumed Joint Management Responsibilities as Co-Managing Partners of DGKV

DGKV’s Partners Stephan Kyutchukov and Zdravka Ugrinova have assumed joint management responsibilities as co-managing partners of DGKV, thus putting a strong anchor in two generations of DGKV partners.

This comes as we mourn the loss of our managing partner Assen Djingov, an esteemed legal professional, a remarkable leader, mentor and co-founder of DGKV, a friend.


In Memoriam:

Assen Djingov – Between Music and the Law

DGKV co-founders and Assen’s childhood friends, Georgi Gouginski, Stephan Kyutchukov and Marius Velichkov, share memories on their friendship and partnership with Assen Djingov.

The English version of this article was translated by Angela Rodel, a prominent literary translator from Bulgaria who won the 2023 International Booker Prize for Georgi Gospodinov’s novel ‘Time Shelter’. 

Read the Bulgarian original.


“Assen played a key role in founding DGKV and navigating our law firm to its top position in the Bulgarian legal market over the past 30 years. The cause and mission of DGKV were shaped by his leadership, dedication and unwavering commitment to providing high-quality client service and building a strong team of talented lawyers. His legacy will always be cherished.” – says Stephan Kyutchukov, co-founder of DGKV and co-managing partner.

“During this challenging time we are committed to maintaining continuity and ensuring a smooth and seamless transition in the firm’s management, for the benefit of our clients and team. We remain focused on maintaining the highest standards of legal services, integrity, and professionalism. We sincerely appreciate our clients’ continued trust and partnership.” – says second generation partner Zdravka Ugrinova, co-managing partner.