I am a Lawyer with a combination of strong knowledge and experiences in Finance, Due diligence, Investigations, Banking compliance, Anti-money laundering, Business Ethics, Human Rights as part of ESG, Human rights diligence, CSR.


  • Master in Law, Sofia University “Kl. Ohridski” – 1991
  • LLM in European Law, University Nancy II, France – 1994
  • PhD in International Public Law and Human Rights, Geneva, Switzerland – 2002
  • University Diploma in Mediation, IUKB, Sion, Switzerland – 2013
  • CAS in Health Law and Fundamental Rights, Neuchâtel University, Switzerland - 2014
  • Certificate in coaching, Concordis school, Neuchâtel, Switzerland - 2020


  • Regional Judge in Bulgaria – 1992-1997
  • Admitted to the Bulgarian Bar - 1998
  • Head of department “Representation of Bulgaria before the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg”, Bulgarian Ministry of Justice – 2005-2006
  • Legal and Compliance Officer for Geneva based financial institutions, Switzerland, since 2008


  • Compliance
  • Anti-money laundering
  • Due diligence
  • Anti-fraud
  • Anti-corruption
  • Code of conduct
  • Reputational risks
  • Business Ethics
Human Rights:
  • Rule of Law
  • Social Rights
  • Property Rights
  • Equality
  • Anti-discrimination
  • Access to Justice
  • ECHR
  • UN Human Rights mechanisms

Selected articles:

  • Protection of property rights in Europe and its importance for the practice of Constitutional Courts, ed. Ciela, Sofia, Bulgaria, 1998 (NATO fellowship); Read
  • The Role of the International Human Rights Instruments for the Eastern European Restitution of Property, Review of Central and East European Law, the Netherlands, 1, September 2004, vol. 29, iss. 3, pp. 325-363(39), Martinus Nijhoff Publishers; Read
  • ECHR principles on property rights protection as guidance for Eastern European States, in Round Tables on Judicial Reforms, ed. Statut, Moscow, 2009, Read

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