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 five 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, she 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 drafting 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 mergers and acquisitions of 9 clinics in Bulgaria, Romania, Poland, etc. She recently assisted Fleet Services on one of the biggest deals for Bulgaria for 2019 – the purchase of Mobiliz Bilgi ve İletişim Teknolojileri Anonymous Şirketi, Turkey (the second biggest GPS company in Turkey).

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 for 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, Food and Forestry in determining the ownership of real estate properties worth EUR 4 and 5 million.

Tsvetelina also focuses on European Union Law, and she recently advised a client before the CJEU on a preliminary ruling by the Administrative Court Sofia-city. She also represents many international distributors from various industries in cases regarding competition law on the Bulgarian market.

She also advises on employment law issues, including management contracts, termination of the contracts and rights and obligations of the employer.

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

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.

In 2021, Tsvetelina maintains her position in the Intellectual Property sector, where she is a “Next Generation Partner” and is recommended in six other sectors – Banking, Finance and Capital Markets, Commercial, Corporate and M&A, Dispute ResolutionEU & CompetitionHealthcare and Life Sciences, Projects and PPP and Transport.

An additional recognition for the professional qualities and her experience in the sector is the inclusion of Tsvetelina Dimitrova in the annual list of “most influential arbitrators” in Central and Eastern Europe (Arbitration Powerlist 2021 Central and Eastern Europe) of Legal 500.

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.

After participating as a judge in the Foreign Direct Investment International Arbitration Moot for 2020, Mrs. Dimitrova received a special certificate: FDI Moot 2020 – Tsvetelina Dimitrova 

Furthermore, in December 2020, Tsvetelina successfully completed a training at the Bulgarian Association of Architects and Engineers Consultants on the topic: Dispute Commissions under FIDIC Contract Terms

Since 2021, Tsvetelina has been a member of the Bulgarian Society of Construction Law. The organization is a member of the “European Society of Construction Law” and organizes seminars on FIDIC, for which our law firm is often invited as some of their members are in the Dispute Resolution Commissions.

Tsvetelina is an author of a number of publications:

Areas of practice

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

    

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