Master in Law, Sofia University “Kl. Ohridski” – 1991
LLM in European Law, University Nancy II, France – 1994
PhD in International Public Law, Geneva, Switzerland – 2002
University Diploma in Mediation, IUKB, Sion, Switzerland – in progress
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
Compliance Officer for Geneva based banks, Switzerland, since 2008

Area of practice:
  • Property rights protection in Eastern Europe
  • Restitution of property in Eastern Europe
  • Land issues and land reform in Eastern Europe
  • Judicial proceedings in Eastern Europe
  • European Union Law
  • Family law and successions in Eastern Europe
  • Intercountry Adoption policy
  • Bulgarian Law and Litigation
  • Anti-money laundering, Swiss banking Compliance and Due diligence
  • Ethical business issues
  • Fundamental rights
  • Legal opinions on Eastern European legal issues
  • Analyses and legal opinions on property rights protection in Eastern Europe
  • Analyses and legal opinions on restitution cases in Eastern Europe
  • Independent audit of judicial cases taken before Eastern European jurisdictions
  • Legal opinions on cross-border family and successions matters with Eastern European parties involved
  • Cross-border mediation
  • Anti-money laundering and Compliance research on Eastern European clients and prospects
  • Research, analyses and reports on Eastern European prospective partners, companies, etc.
  • Human Rights, Social and Environmental Risks evaluation
  • Legal opinions on Implementation of EU law in new member-states
  • European Convention of Human Rights proceedings and litigation
  • Legal opinions in Bulgarian Law, litigation before Bulgarian courts
  • Registration of companies in Bulgaria
  • Research and translation of Eastern European laws
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

Large network of Eastern European lawyers and notaries

Eastern European commercial registers:
Albanian Commercial registry
Bulgarian Commercial register
Croatian register of companies
Estonian Central commercial register
Hungarian commercial register
Hungarian commercial register
Latvian register of Enterprises
Lithuanian commercial register
Macedonian commercial register
Polish commercial register
Romanian commercial register
Russian (Moscow) legal persons’ regietration office
Serbian business registers agency
Slovak business register
Slovenian busines register
Czech register of companies
Eastern European Property/Land registers:
Albanian Ministry of Justice (Land register)
Bulgarian Land Register
Croatian land register
Czech land register
Hungarian land register
Latvian land register
Lithuanian property register
Polish property register
Natonal Agency for Cadastre and Land Registration, Romania
Russia, Moscow Departament of housing policy
Russia, Sanct Peterbourg property register
Serbia, First basic court in Belgrade, Land register
Land register, Slovakia
Land register, Slovenia
Ukrainan real estate register

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