Anna Tanova > CMS > Sofia, Bulgaria > Lawyer Profile

14 Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd.
1000 SOFIA

Work Department

Litigation, Arbitration, Insurance, Employment


Senior Associate


Anna Tanova is a Senior Associate in the CMS Sofia Litigation, Arbitration, Insurance, Employment (LAIE) team and heads CMS Sofia’s Media and IT law practice.

Anna has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the fields of IP law, IT and Media. She is a qualified expert in new and traditional media, in communications and competition regulation. Since 2015 she has been the Executive Director of the Bulgarian Broadcasters Association – ABBRO. Prior to that, she spent eight years at the bTV Media Group, one of the biggest Bulgarian commercial TV broadcasters ⎯ the final four as Head of the Legal department.

Anna has significant experience in advising clients in the Media industry such as TV and radio broadcasters, cable and satellite operators, advertising agencies and web platforms, in negotiations for licensing of copyrights, IP and competition cases, audio-visual production projects, anti-piracy initiatives, media and advertising regulation and other regulatory and self-regulatory matters and initiatives, and on ongoing corporate and commercial activities of the clients.

Anna is an assistant professor in IP Law at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Faculty of Law. She has PD in EU Competition Law and MA in UK, EU, and US Copyright Law, King’s College, London.


English, Bulgarian


Sofia Bar Association


Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”; King’s College, London

Lawyer Rankings

Bulgaria > TMT

(Rising stars)

Anna TanovaCMS

The TMT practice at CMS shines in the media sector, where ‘outstanding professional’ Anna Tanova, a senior associate, is an emerging industry name. The IP lawyer has built an impressive media practice and acts for the Association of Bulgarian Radio and TV Broadcasters in all its regulatory and business matters. In other areas, a multidisciplinary team, including much-praised corporate partner Atanas Bangachev, provide full legal services to telecoms companies, advertising agencies, software developers, satellite providers and private equity houses, among others.

Bulgaria > EU and competition

(Rising stars)

Anna TanovaCMS