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 provides ‘excellent legal advice and court representation for all intellectual property matters’, ranging from licensing and copyright issues to patent and trademark registrations, among others. The team includes key adviser Tsvetelina Dimitrova, who has ‘valuable experience in the sector’ and represented Nexo Capital in an appeal against the Patent Office for the deregistration of a trademark, alongside practice co-leader Arno Mamasyan. Other key members include managing partner and team co-leader Ivan Todorov, and ‘excellent associateMargarita Ivanova.

Bulgaria > TMT

Georgiev, Todorov & Co combines its advisory and unmatched litigation capability to act for publishing and IT companies, including Ciela Norma, Alliance Print and Experian Bulgaria, and telecoms operators in high-end disputes, as well as corporate, finance and regulatory matters. Practice leader Alexander Pachamanov focuses on corporate and competition issues in the telecoms sector, and advises cable television, satellite and mobile networks on licensing mandates. IP specialist Tsvetelina Dimitrova is another key member of the team.

Bulgaria > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Georgiev, Todorov & Co provides ‘expeditious’ advice to domestic and international clients on a range of commercial and corporate matters across the energy and natural resources, TMT and healthcare sectors, with a strong focus on contentious matters. Corporate partner Arno Mamasyan leads the team and is supported by ‘client-orientedTsvetelina Dimitrova and attorney-at-law Margarita Ivanova, who acts for clients in the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors on commercial matters.

Bulgaria > EU and competition

Georgiev, Todorov & Co is noted for its expertise in competition disputes – concerning issues such as exclusionary distribution practices, monopoly and abuse of dominant position and trademark infringement – on behalf of its impressive roster of clients. On the non-contentious side, the team’s workload includes marketing campaigns, acquisitions and procedures relating to local and EU competition regulations. Practice leader Alexander Pachamanov acts for clients in the transport and telecoms sectors on competition and antitrust mandates. Arno Mamasyan and Tsvetelina Dimitrova are key contacts in the team.

Bulgaria > Healthcare and life sciences

Georgiev, Todorov & Co delivers an ‘unparalleled service’ to clients across the pharma and healthcare sectors, including major hospitals, pharmaceutical and cosmetics companies, when it comes to strategically significant disputes. The team, which also advises on regulatory, corporate and IP matters, successful defended Balkam Group against an alleged unfair competition claim before the Commission for Protection of Competition. Managing partner Ivan Todorov leads the practice and is supported by Tsvetelina Dimitrova, Mariya Derelieva and associate Margarita Ivanova.

Bulgaria > Dispute resolution

Georgiev, Todorov & Costands out for its excellent litigation practice’ and has experience in arbitrations, high-value disputes and administrative proceedings across various industry sectors. Practice leaders Ivan Todorov and Arno Mamasyan led the team which acted as co-counsel to White & Case and NSTLAW in the investment arbitration of Kornikom before the ICSID. Other key members of the practice include Mariya Derelieva, who ‘has a very good track record in her dispute resolution practice’, and Tsvetelina Dimitrova, who is engaged in a variety of administrative and commercial cases.

Bulgaria > Transport (including shipping)

Counting BMF Port Burgas, BalkanTel and KG Maritime Shipping among its key list of clients, Georgiev, Todorov & Co’s diverse caseload includes project developments, public procurements and concessions, in addition to the implementation of policies and litigation. Alexander Pachamanov leads the practice group and focuses on regulatory, corporate and competition matters in this space, while real estate and construction partner Miglena Peneva handles major infrastructure projects. Tsvetelina Dimitrova, who advises clients across the shipping and vehicle manufacturing industries, is a key member of the team.

Bulgaria > Banking, finance and capital markets

Georgiev, Todorov & Co provides representation to major banks, including the Bulgarian National Bank, in high-stakes disputes and assists asset and wealth management firms in transactions and regulatory matters. The team is led by Arno Mamasyan, who recently represented the International Asset Bank in a €20m dispute regarding the execution of special pledges and acquisition of properties. Miglena Peneva focuses on real estate finance mandates, as well as the financing aspects of EU projects. Mariya Derelieva and Tsvetelina Dimitrova remain key contacts in the team.