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

Dimitrov, Petrov & Co
28 TODOR ALEXANDROV BLVD
FLOOR 7
1303 SOFIA
Bulgaria

Work Department

Corporate and M&A, Competition, Employment, Life Sciences

Position

Managing Partner

Career

Zoya Todorova is a partner with over 18 years of professional experience. She heads the corporate, M&A and competition teams at DPC, specialising in mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, joint ventures, corporate compliance and corporate governance. Zoya has led some of the landmark restructurings and M&A transactions in Bulgaria and has helped numerous international firms establish their business presence in Bulgaria. Using her depth of experience and ability to manage business risks, Zoya helps clients build a roadmap for making critical business decisions.

Her corporate expertise transitions to competition law and she is known for her business-savvy approach to antitrust issues and merger filings. Zoya has first-hand insight gained by testing arguments and presenting complex evidence before the Bulgarian Commission for Protection of Competition.

Zoya has vast experience in advising companies and start-ups in developing labour strategies and incentive tools for managers and employees. She is deeply acquainted with onboarding of new employees, elaboration and implementation of social benefits programmes and particularly experienced in employees’ transfers and mass dismissal.

Languages

Bulgarian, English, German

Memberships

Member of Sofia Bar Association

Member of International Bar Association (IBA)

South East Regional Group Chair at the IBA European Regional Forum

Education

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.

2015 – Scholarship received for the Summer Course on European Competition Law by the Academy of European Law, Trier, Germany;

Lawyer Rankings

Bulgaria > EU and competition

(Leading individuals)

Zoya TodorovaDimitrov, Petrov & Co

The ‘knowledgeable and hardworking’ practice group at Dimitrov, Petrov & Co has a roster of major corporate clients in the media and life sciences areas, notably Google, Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer, which the team advises on a diverse range of contentious and day-to-day advisory matters. Chiefly, the team handles cases related to abuse of dominance, collusive agreements, incompatible state aid and unfair competition. Noted practitioner Zoya Todorova heads up the competition practice group with Donka Stoyanova, who dedicates much of her time to cases concerning abuse of dominance, collusive agreements, cartels and other unfair trade practices.

Bulgaria > Healthcare and life sciences

(Leading individuals)

Zoya TodorovaDimitrov, Petrov & Co

The ‘well-developed’ practice at Dimitrov, Petrov & Co counts multiple multinational pharmaceutical corporations among its key clients, chiefly Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson and Eli Lilly, collaborating between departments to combine expertise in intellectual property, commercial, competition and data protection matters arising out of the sector. The team handles the full suite of day-to-day regulatory and antitrust matters, as well as representing clients in court proceedings to protect their IP rights. Bilyana Angelova heads up the department, with regulatory issues, compliance, advertising and distribution agreements, and intellectual property among her specialisms. She is supported by corporate partner Zoya Todorova, who is another key point of contact within the team.

Bulgaria > Commercial, corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

Zoya TodorovaDimitrov, Petrov & Co

Dimitrov, Petrov & Co are well-versed in mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, enjoying a reputation for possessing a ‘high level of industry knowledge’. They are frequently instructed in a range of industries, particularly in the TMT space. The firm’s client list spans both domestic and international businesses, as well as asset managers and non-government organisations. Practice head Zoya Todorova  is particularly well-versed in M&A deals, corporate restructuring and transaction structuring. Other key points of contact include partner Boyana Milcheva and associate Radina Tomanova .