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 the International Chamber and Commerce (ICC) and UNICITRAL and the Energy Charter.

Our lawyer Maria Derelieva is currently a PhD student in Administrative Law and Procedure at “Paisii Hilendarski” University of Plovdiv.

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, she consults clients on corporate and regulatory matters, and as a litigator, she represents clients in court on commercial and administrative cases. More specifically, Maria advises producers of electricity from renewable sources (RES) and from high-efficiency cogeneration in relation to 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 Acts of the EWRC.

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 was part of the team, which prepared a reasoning for a case before the Court of Justice on a preliminary ruling from the Administrative Court Sofia-city on the issue of connection to the electricity distribution and transmission network in accordance with the objectives of Directive 2009/72/EC.

She has also provided successful legal assistance in court to Sofia Municipality and Proshek Immobilien. As consultant, Mariya advises on a daily basis on corporate matters various clients such as Evroskip – leading distributor for cosmetics and perfumery on the Bulgarian market and Comsed – the largest toy store chain on the Bulgarian market.

Our lawyer Maria Derelieva is a recognized practitioner in Energy Law for 2019 and 2020 in the independent international legal directory Chambers and Partners. She is also recommended as a leading individual in Healthcare and Life Sciences for 2018 and a Next Generation Lawyer for 2019 and a Rising Star for 2020 in the Dispute Resolution field in another prestigious independent international legal directory – Legal 500.

In 2021, Mariya has been recommended for Banking and Finance, Commercial, Corporate and M&A, Dispute Resolution, Energy and Natural Resources, EU & Competition and Healthcare and Life Sciences by the 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 Mamasyan

Arno Mamasyan

Senior Partner
Alexander Pachamanov

Alexander Pachamanov

Senior Partner
Vladimir Ivanov

Vladimir Ivanov

Associated Partner
Mariya Derelieva

Mariya Derelieva

Attorney at law
Dobrina Pavlova

Dobrina Pavlova

Attorney at law
Ivan Tserovski

Ivan Tserovski

Attorney at law
Toma Drashkov

Toma Drashkov

Attorney at Law
Margarita Ivanova

Margarita Ivanova

Attorney at Law
Tsvetelina Mileva

Tsvetelina Mileva

Junior Attorney at Law
Alexander Leshev

Alexander Leshev

Junior Attorney at Law