Todor Papanov is a UK qualified solicitor based in our London office.

Todor advises on a wide range of competition law matters, including investigations and competition law compliance, merger control under both the UK and the EU competition regimes and the application of competition law to commercial agreements and trading practices.

In addition, Todor has advised a variety of UK and international clients on issues, such as State aid, export controls and sanctions. Todor also has experience in competition litigation, representing both claimants and defendants.

Prior to joining Van Bael & Bellis, Todor worked in the London offices of two leading international law firms. 


English, Bulgarian, Spanish 


  • King’s College London, Postgraduate Diploma in EU Competition Law, 2020
  • BPP Business School, London, Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration (Legal Services), 2018
  • BPP Law School, London, Legal Practice Course, 2015
  • University of Warwick, Joint BA in Law & Business Studies, 2014

Bar Admission

England and Wales
Republic of Ireland

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    • 13/10/2022
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    Distribution across Europe and the UK Verticals regime: Do you really need to mind the “gap”?

    Long awaited developments over the summer provided some appreciable clarity on the refreshed UK distribution regime (following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU). In particular, pursuant to a consultation process that ran almost in parallel to the equivalent EU process, and also adopting the same analytical framework as the EU (see VBB Insights of 27 June 2022), the UK has also now introduced a new verticals agreements block exemption order and accompanying CMA guidance.

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    • 21/12/2021
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    The New UK Foreign Investment Regime – “The Biggest Shake-up in 20 Years”

    The UK's National Security and Investment Act, which enters into full force on 4 January 2022, represents a major overhaul of the UK foreign direct investment (“FDI”) control regime. The Act provides the UK government with wide powers to scrutinise transactions not traditionally subject to heavy FDI scrutiny, ranging from artificial intelligence and data infrastructure to communications and transport, and also establishes a mandatory notification and suspensory review regime.

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