Mariya Derelieva

Attorney at law

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Mariya Derelieva joined “Georgiev, Todorov & Co” Law Offices in 2012. Prior to that, Mariya has held expert legal positions in the public administration. During this time, she gained significant experience in the energy sector and litigation.  As an expert in the Legal Department of the Energy and Water Regulatory Commission (EWRC), she has consulted on the issuance of licenses and price decisions in the electricity sector, and has provided legal representation in numerous appeal proceedings before the Supreme Administrative Court. As a legal expert at the EWRC, she participated in expert groups for legislative changes in relation to the implementation of the European Union’s Third Energy Package in Bulgarian legislation. Maria has worked as a legal counsel at the Ministry of Finance, where she has represented the Bulgarian state in numerous court and arbitration proceedings. In particular, she has specialized in the preparation of the position of the Bulgarian state in the international arbitration disputes, initiated and dealt with under the rules of ICC and UNICITRAL and the Energy Charter.

The main areas of expertise for Mariya Derelieva are dispute resolution, domestic and international arbitration proceedings, appeals of administrative acts, corporate and commercial law, energy law, and healthcare and pharmaceutical law. Аt “Georgiev, Todorov & Co.” Law Offices, Maria consults clients on corporate and regulatory matters, and as a litigator, she represents clients in court on commercial and administrative cases. In particular, Maria advises producers of electricity from renewable sources (RES) and from high-efficiency cogeneration in relation to the the promotion of preferential prices and bonuses concerning the balancing energy market, provides legal representation in commercial cases for the payment of preferential prices and costs for balancing, as well as in administrative cases which appeal against EWRC acts.

Her professional experience includes the establishment of a subsidiary of the French energy company Dalkia SA, legal representation of the Bulgarian National Bank in administrative cases, representation of medical institutions of the Acibadem City Clinic Group in commercial litigation, legal representation on a case for connection to the electricity transmission network. Attorney Derelieva has taken part in the preparation of a case before the Court of Justice on a preliminary ruling from the Bulgarian Administrative Court on the issue of connection to the electricity distribution and transmission network in accordance with the objectives of Directive 2009/72/EC.

Our lawyer Maria Derelieva is a recognized practitioner in Energy Law for 2018 and 2019 in the independent international legal directory Chambers Europe. She is also recommended as a leading individual in Healthcare Law for 2018 and a next generation lawyer in Dispute Resolution for 2019 in another independent international legal directory – Legal 500.

Mariya is an author of numerous publications:

Areas of practice

Corporate and Commercial law
Energy law & Natural resources
Administrative Law and Appeals
Dispute Resolution and Arbitration
Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Law

Ivan Todorov, Ph. D.

Ivan Todorov, Ph. D.

Managing Partner
Valentin Georgiev

Valentin Georgiev

Senior Partner
Arno Mamasian

Arno Mamasian

Senior Partner
Alexander Pachamanov

Alexander Pachamanov

Senior Partner
Vladimir Ivanov

Vladimir Ivanov

Associated Partner
Mariya Derelieva

Mariya Derelieva

Attorney at law
Margarita Ivanova

Margarita Ivanova

Jr. Attorney at Law
Toma Drashkov

Toma Drashkov

Jr. Attorney at Law