Ms Tsvetelina Dimitrova > Georgiev, Todorov & Co > Sofia, Bulgaria > Lawyer Profile

Georgiev, Todorov & Co
27 PARCHEVICH STREET
1000 SOFIA
Bulgaria

Work Department

Corporate and Commercial, Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property

Position

Partner

Main practice areas: Corporate and Commercial Law, Private International Law, EU and Competition Law,  Intellectual Property Law, Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Law, Empoyment Law

Career

Tsvetelina Dimitrova joined the team of Georgiev, Todorov & Co Law Offices in 2015 and since then she is actively involved in the corporate and commercial projects of the firm. In 2019 she defended a PhD in Private International Law at the Department of “International Law and International Relations” in Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” on the topic “Mechanisms for International Investment Dispute Settlement”. Since October 2019, she is a senior assistant at Sofia University, where she teaches Private International Law. 

Tsvetelina focuses on the transnational aspects of the cases resulting in the applicability of foreign substantive and procedural law, including the application of bilateral and multilateral treaties. She did an extensive research on the applicability of The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) in relation to the performance and non-performance of the contracts of the sale of goods, possible remedies on the side of the seller and the buyer, avoidance of the contract, remedies in  cases of non-compliant letter of credit, and the importance of the INCOTERMS in such contracts.

In her practice at Georgiev, Todorov and Co Law Offices, Tsvetelina has been engaged in complex international transactions and cases. In the sphere of Corporate and Commercial law, she advised China Development Bank with on special pledges in Bulgaria’s securing facilities; BM Bank of Moscow on enforcement of special pledges and mortgages securing a loan; and on the merger of 9 clinics in Bulgaria, Romania and Poland etc. She recently assisted Fleet Services on one of the biggest deals for Bulgaria – 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 is the legal advisor of 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 and also currently represents the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry for determining the ownership of real estate properties worth EUR 4 and 5 million.

Tsvetelina is interested in the application of the EU legislation and its compliance with the national provisions, as well as its incorporation into the national jurisprudence, including the recognition and enforcement of foreign awards and judgments with respect to the public order. 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.

Tsvetelina is also acting on daily basis for a number of clients in various sectors such as RECORDATI S.p.A., Experian Bulgaria, Borica, On Clinic, Hill Clinic, Ciela Production, Alliance Print, etc.

She is also regularly contributing to a number of national and international publications for arbitration, antitrust and EU law. 

Languages

English, German

Memberships

Sofia Bar Association;
Young ICCA, (International Council for Commercial Arbitration);
Institute of Private International Law, Bulgaria.

Education

Sofia University, Faculty of Law;

PhD in Private International Law at the Department of “International Law and International Relations” in Sofia University with a PhD thesis “Mechanisms of Investment Dispute Settlement”; 

European Academy of Law and ICT, completion of the summer school for European Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law. 

Lawyer Rankings

Bulgaria > Intellectual property

(Next Generation Partners)

Tsvetelina DimitrovaGeorgiev, Todorov & Co

Georgiev, Todorov & Co is ‘one of the best firms in intellectual property in Bulgaria‘, supplementing its broad advisory practice with top-notch disputes capability. Clients range from a broad spectrum of industries, including media, publishing, healthcare, fashion, IT and gaming, and food and beverage, for example. Lead adviser in the team, Tsvetelina Dimitrova, was deservedly promoted to partner in 2020, and rated by clients as ‘an exceptional IP and corporate lawyer ‘ who is ‘dedicated and precise‘. Associate Ida Golemanova  assists.

Bulgaria > Transport (including shipping)

An extensive transport practice at Georgiev, Todorov & Co comprises a full range of services from development of projects, commercial contracts and infrastructure to procurement, implementation of policies and litigation. Clients are drawn from all pillars of the sector – road, rail, air and shipping -, and notably include BMF Port Burgas, Alfred C. Toepfer International and Thales Austria. Regulatory, competition and corporate partner Alexander Pachamanov steers the multidisciplinary team that utilises the infrastructure expertise of Miglena Peneva and recently-promoted corporate and commercial partner Tsvetelina Dimitrova .

Bulgaria > Healthcare and life sciences

Georgiev, Todorov & Co excels in high-level disputes which are often of strategic importance to the healthcare market. Recently, it acted  for Acibadem City Clinic Tokuda Hospital in a dispute with the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) concerning payments to health-insured patients above limits set by the NHIF. Ivan Todorov and his team also handle a wider scope of work, including corporate, regulatory, advertising and licensing matters. Mariya Derelieva and Tsvetelina Dimitrova were promoted to partner in 2020 and lead on several work highlights.

Bulgaria > EU and competition

Elite litigation firm Georgiev, Todorov & Co handles disputes related to exclusionary distribution practices, among others, on behalf of some top-drawer clients; it recently acted for Vivacom in a dispute with Apple concerning the sale of iPhones. Non-contentious work includes marketing campaigns, acquisitions and internal rules and procedures relating to local and EU competition regulations. Head of the practice Alexander Pachamanov is praised for his ‘exceptional‘ knowledge and experience. Tsvetelina Dimitrova made partner in 2020 and plays a key role.

Bulgaria > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Leading litigation firm Georgiev, Todorov & Co has valuable corporate and commercial capability, advising domestic and international companies on a broad range of transactions, restructuring and general contracts, among other matters. In a significant expansion of the practice, Tsvetelina Dimitrova and Mariya Derelieva were promoted to partner in 2020 and senior associate Dobrina Pavlova  was recruited from Gugushev & Partners Law Office.

Bulgaria > Banking, finance and capital markets

Boasting a significant following among banks, financial services suppliers and asset and wealth management firms, Georgiev, Todorov & Co advises on a broad range of transactions, regulatory and dispute resolution issues. Arno Mamasyan leads an expanding team, boosted by the promotion to partnership of Mariya Derelieva and Tsvetelina Dimitrova, and hire of senior associate Dobrina Pavlova  from Gugushev & Partners Law Office. Dimitrova, in particular, plays a key role in the practice and led advice to Alfred C. Toepfer International on the restructuring of its Bulgarian business.

Bulgaria > Dispute resolution

Georgiev, Todorov & Co truly excels in dispute resolution, is noted for its ‘exceptional expertise in the field‘ and ‘innovative thinking for clients’ most challenging needs.’ The firm litigates at the highest level, with a busy caseload of arbitiration; it is acting for investment company Kornikom in its ICSID case against the Republic of Serbia, the first Bulgarian investor claim against a foreign state. Arbitrator Arno Mamasyan and firm managing partner Ivan Todorov steer a team of 14 ‘game changers’, which includes recently promoted partners Mariya Derelieva and Tsvetelina Dimitrova.