Ms Donka Stoyanova > Dimitrov, Petrov & Co > Sofia, Bulgaria > Lawyer Profile

Dimitrov, Petrov & Co
1303 SOFIA
Donka Stoyanova photo

Work Department

Public Procurement Law, Competition Law, Administrative Law, Litigation, International Private Law


Senior Associate


– Joined Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. in 2008; – 2007 – 2008, Attorney-at-law at Penev and Partners Law Offices; – 2005 – 2006, Trainee at Yaneva and Associates Law Company; – 2002 – 2004, Trainee at Eastlaw Law Firm


English, German


Sofia Bar Association


She graduated from Sofia University, Faculty of Law, in 2006. At present, she is a PhD candidate of International Private Law, at the Institute for the State and Law, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia.

Lawyer Rankings

Bulgaria > Healthcare and life sciences

The department at Dimitrov, Petrov & Co is ‘highly dedicated and competent‘ and ‘strives to deliver high-quality advice‘; it handles the full spectrum of issues for clients in the life sciences and pharmaceutical sectors including regulatory matters, clinical trials, marketing work and data protection mandates. Zoya Todorova and senior associate Biliyana Angelova jointly lead the practice; Todorova acts for domestic and international life sciences companies, and Angelova focuses on clinical trials and regulatory work in the food sector. Clients also single out litigator and ‘brilliant adviser‘ Metodi Baykushev, who is ‘always available‘; and senior associate Donka Stoyanova, who ‘gives clients the value they need‘. The team advised OptimaPharm on clinical trial and research issues relating to its entry into the Bulgarian market. Pfizer, Janssen-Cilag and Johnson & Johnson are also clients.

Bulgaria > EU and competition

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Donka Stoyanova

Dimitrov, Petrov & Co

Dimitrov, Petrov & Co‘s ‘highly efficient‘ team advises on abuse of dominance, collusive agreements, incompatible state aid and unfair competition matters. Practice head Zoya Todorova specialises in merger clearances and senior associate Donka Stoyanova is ‘able to address regulatory matters before the respective authorities‘. Other key lawyers are the ‘distinguished‘ Metodi Baykushev and senior associate Dimitar Karabelov, who is ‘highly reliable and available at any time‘. The team’s client roster includes global companies such as Google, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer and Fox Networks Group, and the Bulgarian subsidiaries of multinationals such as Telenor and Société Générale. Recent highlights include defending Sofia Airport against a claim of abuse of dominance via predatory pricing offered by some low-cost airlines in a high-profile case before the Bulgarian competition regulator.

Bulgaria > Transport (including shipping)

Key practitioners at Dimitrov, Petrov & Co include senior associate Donka Stoyanova, who leads the team and is active in the aviation sector, and associate Tsvetelina Georgieva, who is recommended for contentious work. Clients include Tradenet Varna and Sofia Airport; the group acted for the latter in a case before the Bulgarian competition regulator relating to alleged abuse of dominance through predatory pricing. The practice also handles public infrastructure projects, contractual disputes and passengers’ rights issues.