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Iliyan Petrov

Iliyan Petrov

Senior Associate

CMS Sofia
Landmark Centre
14 Tzar Osvoboditel Blvd
1000 Sofia
Languages Bulgarian, English, French, Russian

Iliyan is a Senior Associate in the Sofia Litigation, Arbitration, Insurance, Employment practice group. He is a Bulgarian-qualified lawyer with 10 years of experience, specialising in disputes, both through litigation and arbitration, in commercial and consumer matters, in employment, corporate and administrative law across a variety of sectors, including, renewable energy, transportation, real estate, healthcare.

Iliyan is also experienced in bankruptcy procedures, preliminary injunction proceedings, enforcement proceedings and out of court settlement procedures. He is a certified mediator.

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Relevant experience

  • A longstanding telecommunications client on representation in a commercial dispute arising from an undue payment.
  • Representing an electricity trading company in a dispute with the National Electricity Company, arising from balancing of the electricity system.
  • A real estate investment company in a dispute with a defaulting tenant and successfully leading the parties to a final out-of-court settlement.
  • Biomet on successfully completing litigation cases against big electricity distribution companies.
  • An international agriculture company and its local subsidiary in a number of commercial disputes with local contractors for breach of sale and supply of goods contracts.
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  • 2009 – LLM (Master of Laws), Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, Sofia
  • 2009 – Philosophy, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, Sofia
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