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Maria Lazarova

Maria Lazarova

Senior Associate

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

Maria Lazarova is a Senior Associate in the Litigation Arbitration Insurance Employment (LAIE) department at CMS Sofia. She has represented clients in litigation/court disputes and advised on out-of-court settlement arrangements and arbitration proceedings in a variety of sectors including lifesciences, commercial, energy, construction and telecommunications. She has been part of the major due diligence processes our CMS office has done for various clients in different sectors.

Maria also specialises in employment law with a focus on employment litigation, concluding and termination of employment agreements, compliance of internal employer regulations with the legislation, transfer of employees, work permits and residence of foreigners, as well as visa related assistance to foreign managers and employees. She has considerable experience working for major international corporations with establishments in Bulgaria.

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  • 2007 – LL.M., Faculty of Law, Sofia University, Sofia Bulgaria 
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  • 2009 – Bulgarian Bar Association 
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