Tsvetelina Dimitrova, PhD

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Tsvetelina Dimitrova graduated from the Law Department at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” with honors. She joined the team of Georgiev, Todorov & Co. Law Offices in September 2015. Prior to that, she worked in another law firm for 5 years with a focus on court proceedings. In 2019, she defended a Ph.D. in Private International Law at the Department of International Law and International Relations at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” with a topic of her dissertation – “Mechanisms for Settling Investment Disputes ”. Since October 2019, she is a senior assistant at Sofia University, where she teaches Private International Law.

In her practice at Georgiev, Todorov & Co Law Offices, Tsvetelina has been engaged in complex international transactions and cases, as well as national disputes of significant importance. While detecting the most problematic matters for foreign investors and analyzing the main grounds for disputes, Tsvetelina provides legal consultations on the structuring of investments in order to protect the interests of the investors in the best possible way and avoid any potential risks for clients.

In the sphere of Corporate and Commercial law, Tsvetelina consulted the China Development Bank in relation to special pledges in Bulgaria and securing loans for EUR 95 million and EUR 48 million; Resalta Bulgaria for a long-term contract ensuring reduced electricity consumption for the amount of EUR 7.5 million; BM Bank of Moscow in relation to enforcement of special pledges and mortgages; as well as on the merger of 9 clinics in Bulgaria, Romania and Poland, etc.

In the field of Dispute Resolution and Arbitration, Tsvetelina took part in Kornikom’s investment arbitration against the Republic of Serbia before the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes in relation to a bilateral investment agreement between Serbia and Bulgaria and a claim for illegal termination of a privatization contract; represented Thales Austria in a public procurement procedure of EUR 32 million for the design and construction of signaling and telecommunications systems, and a European train control system, and advises the Ministry of Agriculture and Food in determining the ownership of real estate properties worth EUR 4 and 5 million.

Tsvetelina also focuses on EU law, being a part of a case before the CJEU on a preliminary ruling by the Bulgarian Administrative Court; representing many distributors in disputes regarding the competition law rules on the Bulgarian market, etc.

In her everyday work, she consults a number of clients including RECORDATI S.p.A., Experian Bulgaria, Galchev Engineering, Borica, On Clinic JSC, Hill Clinic JSC, Lex.bg JSC, Ciela Production Ltd, Alliance Print Ltd. on various legal issues.

Tsvetelina is an author of a number of publications:

  • The Bulgaria Chapter of “International comparative legal guide to International Arbitration 2019, 16th Edition: A practical cross-border insight into international arbitration work”, August 2019;   International Arbitration_Bulgaria 2019 Gerogiev,Todorov & Co.
  • The Bulgarian Chapter of Pharmaceutical Antitrust 2019 for the English legal publication Lexology Getting the Deal Through, June 2019;
  • The Bulgaria Chapter of “International comparative legal guide to International Arbitration 2018, 15th Edition: A practical cross-border insight into international arbitration work”,July 2018; International Arbitration 2018_Bulgaria Georgiev, Todorov & Co.
  • Investment disputes in the energy sector: recent developments, published by Thomson Reuters, Practical Law, co-author with Alexander Katzarsky, editor Anne Scatena, March 2018;Litigation and enforcement in Bulgaria overview
  • Contribution to the report of World Bank Group – Doing Business 2018: Reforming to Create Jobs Doing Business 2018: Reforming to Create Jobs;
  • The Legal 500 & The In-House Lawyer Comparative Legal Guide – Bulgaria: Intellectual Property, co-authored by Arno Mamasyan and Tsvetelina Dimitrova, 2018 Comparative Legal Guide – Bulgaria: Intellectual Property
  • Author of Chambers and Partners’article “Тhe importance of drafting an addendum”, 2017
  • Establishment of transitional provisions in bilateral investment agreements between Member States and third countries and a new framework for the settlement of financial liability related to investor-state arbitration tribunals established under international agreements to which the European Union is a party, Chapter of the collective monograph: ” Regulations on Private International Law of the European Union 2009-2016. Legal trends and developments”; authors: with Nikolay Natov, Boryana Museva, Vasil Pandov, Dafina Sarbinova, Teodora Tsenova, Mihail Stankov, Emil Tsanev, Tsvetelina Dimitrova, Sofia, Ciela, 2017, p.181-210
  • Concept of an “investment” within the meaning of the Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and Nationals of Other States, 2017 , published in “Papers of the National Conference of Doctoral Students in Law” (ISSN 2603-3011, p.288-295);
  • Contribution to the Bulgarian Legislative Assessment Report on Cross-Boder Insolvency Proceedings: Detecting Best Practices in the co-production “European and national perspectives on the application of the European insolvency regulation”, Edited by Stefano Dominelli, Ilaria Queirolo, co-author with Nikolay Natov, Boryana Museva, Vasil Pandov, Dafina Sarbinova, Teodora Tsenova, Emil Tsanev, publishing house: Scritti di diritto private europeo ed internatzionale, 2017, ISBN 978-88-255-0906-9;
  • The reform in the investment dispute settlement mechanism: from ad hoc arbitration towards Investment court system (ISSN 1314-6459, p.328-339), 2016, published by Institute for legal studies in Bulgaria
  • Employment Contract with Internship Conditions, article in Current Issues of Labor and Insurance Law. Challenges to Bulgarian Labor Law, Volume VII, Sofia, St. Kliment Ohridski University Publishing House, 2015, p.111-126; ISBN 978-954-07-3947-2.

Tsvetelina was recognized by the independent international legal directory Legal 500 as a recommended lawyer in the field of Healthcare and Life Sciences in 2018. In 2019 she was ranked as a Next Generation Lawyer for the Intellectual Property sector and was recommended in the field of Corporate and Commercial Law. In 2020, Tsvetelina is ranked as a Rising Star in Dispute Resolution and Intellectual Property, and is recommended in five other sectors – Banking and Finance, Corporate and Commercial Law, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Projects and Transport.

Тsvetelina is a member of the Sofia Bar Association, as well as of the board of Young ICCA (International Council for Commercial Arbitration) and the Institute of Private International Law, Bulgaria.

Areas of practice

Private International Law
Corporate Law
Dispute resolution and Arbitration
Intellectual Property
Employment Law
Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Law

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