Senior Lawyer/Managing Partner
Specialization: Corporate and tax law, IT sector, related IPR, employment law, data privacy, taxation and social security, pharmaceutical industry regulations, and environmental law.
Experience: Partner with SMTLegal since 1999; 2004-2207 – Chief Commercial Legal Counsel to VIVACOM (during the transition period after the privatization); Chief Legal Counsel of Bulgarian International Road Transport Association, implementing the TIR regime in Bulgaria /2000 - 2004) - collaboration with the Customs Administration on international transport issues; Legal counsel of the Pharmaceutical Group within the Bulgarian -American Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce for amending the Public Procurement Act /2001/; Lawyer - KPMG-Bulgaria /1996-1998/; Co-Chair of a Work Group for drafting and lobbying for a micro finance legislation in the Republic of Bulgaria; Legal advisor for USAID sponsored project - Evaluation of Rule of Law /2003/. Lawyer with Stoyanov Mittov Tanev since 1999.
Education: M.L. - School of Law, University of Sofia "St. Kliment Ohridski"; B.A. - Business Administration, Finance - California State University, Fullerton, USA; Economics and Eastern Europe - American-Bulgarian Program (USIA Scholarship, 1991).
Languages: English, Russian, Greek.
Maria G. MILEVA
Specialization: property law and real estate development projects; zoning (city planning) issues
Experience: - 2009 – present: Legal Counsel to the City Councils of Sadovo, Krichim, Laki (providing legal advice in connection with the activities of the Municipal Council; Preparation of draft Resolution of the Council; participation in standing committees to the City Council; support the work of Municipal Administration); participation in the City Council for zoning issues; preponderant work with employees dealing with on territory, including with the chief architect of the municipality and resolve cases arising related to cadastral map and cadastral registers for land; preparation of administrative acts; preparation of tender documents and participation in committees to manage and dispose of municipal property ; preparing documentation and providing legal advice in relation to public procurement; participate in ad hoc committees to the City Council regarding adoption of legislative acts; - 2004 – 2009: Legal Counsel to the Governor of Plovdiv District - providing legal advice in relation to the overall activities of the department "State property and Regional Development " ; assistance to the experts in the department, case studies related to the ownership, contractual, commercial law, zoning planning, litigation ; participation in the Regional council for zoning; case studies and participation in land acquisition procedures for a construction of the project: " Reconstruction and electrification of the railway line Plovdiv - Svilengrad - Greek / Turkish border and optimization of track speed ;
Education: Master of Law – School of Law, University of Plovdiv “Paisii Hilendarski” (2004);
Languages: English, Russian