Ms Zoya Todorova > Dimitrov, Petrov & Co > Sofia, Bulgaria > Lawyer Profile

Dimitrov, Petrov & Co
1303 SOFIA
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Work Department

Corporate Law, M&A and Competition Law Practice Groups




– Joined Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. in 2005; – 2004 – 2005 – Trainee at Georgieva, Petrov, Nenkov, Georgiev Law Firm, Sofia.


Sofia Bar Association


– 2015 – Scholarship received for the Summer Course on European Competition Law by the Academy of European Law, Trier, Germany; – 1999 – 2004 – Sofia University, Faculty of Law, Master of Law, LLM; – September 2003 – December 2003 – University of Copenhagen, Denmark, Faculty of Law, Courses on International – Commercial Disputes, European Union Law, European Court of Human Rights.


English, German

Lawyer Rankings

Bulgaria > Healthcare and life sciences

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Zoya Todorova

Dimitrov, Petrov & Co

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 > Commercial, corporate and M&A

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Zoya Todorova

Dimitrov, Petrov & Co

Dimitrov, Petrov & Co‘s ‘distinguished, competent, well-organised and highly responsible’ team advises clients including Philips, Fox Networks Group and Alpiq on joint ventures, M&A, the transfer of assets and shares, and outsourcing, among other matters. The ‘very positiveZoya Todorova, who specialises in complex cross-border transactions, and corporate and tax expert Boyana Milcheva  are key contacts. In a recent highlight, Todorova, Milcheva and the ‘always accessibleHristo Nihrizov acted as local counsel to King & Wood Mallesons, acting on behalf of a foreign bidder, on a high-profile M&A transaction.

Bulgaria > Energy and natural resources

The ‘loyal, efficient and highly motivated‘ team at Dimitrov, Petrov & Co is noted for its ‘customer-oriented and pragmatic approach and excellent knowledge‘, as well as for providing ‘thorough advice‘ to clients such as Alpiq, VM Petroleum and Windkraft Simonsfeld. The practice is led by Bogdan Petrov, who mainly advises on launching and running energy businesses in Bulgaria, and Zoya Todorova, an ‘exceptional professional with deep knowledge of her field’, who advises on licensing. Boyana Milcheva and senior associate Pencho Stanchev, who are ‘experts in the oil and gas retail sector‘, are also recommended. The team advised the Mareshki Group on the establishment of a petrol station chain in Bulgaria, and recently represented the client in a case before the Commission for Protection of Competition based on allegations of below-cost sales.

Bulgaria > EU and competition

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Zoya Todorova

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.