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Denitsa Dudevska

Senior Associate

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

Denitsa Dudevska is a Senior Associate in the Energy, Projects and Construction department at CMS in Sofia. Her expertise includes oil & gas, mining, renewables and underground resources, real estate, construction of energy projects. She has been a key lawyer in our oil & gas practice for a number of years and is advising major oil & gas corporates on their prospecting and exploration projects in Bulgaria, both onshore and offshore.

In addition, Denitsa has extensive experience in real estate matters, performing real estate legal due diligence exercises, drafting title transfer deeds and security documents, and negotiating and drafting lease agreements. She is also experienced in employment law.

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Relevant experience

  • A consortium of large international oil & gas companies on their successful exploration activities for the “Han Asparuh” block offshore Bulgaria, which is the largest oil & gas exploration project ever developed in Bulgaria with estimated exploration costs exceeding EUR 500m.
  • Shell International Exploration and Development Italia on the Han Kubrat oil & gas exploration project located offshore Bulgaria in the Black Sea and on the exploration rights transfer related to this project.
  • Petroceltic on the preparation of all necessary documents and the application for the licensing of Galata gas storage facility - Bulgaria's second gas storage, including on the relevant legislative changes; and on all of the client’s concessions in Bulgaria: Galata, Kavarna, Kavarna East and Kaliakra.
  • SPM Bulgaria LLC on the issuance of a permit and entering into an agreement for prospecting and exploration of Block 1-25 Vratsa West, the biggest onshore block in Bulgaria tendered in the past few years.
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Memberships & Roles

  • 2009 – Bulgarian Bar Association
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  • 2008 – LL.M., Faculty of Law, University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria 
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08 September 2017
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04 January 2021
Bul­garia con­tin­ues sup­port of oil and gas ex­plor­a­tion
De­clar­ing po­ten­tial dis­cov­er­ies as "one of the main factors for the en­ergy se­cur­ity of the coun­try", the Bul­gari­an gov­ern­ment has pledged re­newed sup­port for oil and gas ex­plor­a­tion through its draft...
16 November 2020
Gas Traders Li­cens­ing on the Start in Bul­garia
Midst this year, the Bul­gari­an law­makers de­cided on new re­quire­ments for gas traders to be present on the mar­ket.  Start­ing 1 Oc­to­ber 2021, gas traders must be li­censed to trade in Bul­garia.  In or­der...
05 August 2020
Bul­gari­an Pres­id­ent ve­toes Un­der­ground Re­sources Act
Bul­gari­an Pres­id­ent Ru­men Radev re­cently ve­toed an amend­ment to the Un­der­ground Re­sources Act (URA), which is the main spe­cial­ised le­gis­lat­ive act gov­ern­ing pro­spect­ing and ex­plor­a­tion, ex­plor­a­tion and...
22 May 2020
Bul­gari­a's Tervel Block tender un­der way un­til 31 Au­gust 2020
Eight months after the de­cision of the Bul­gari­an Coun­cil of Min­is­ters to open a tender pro­ced­ure for the Black Sea off­shore Tervel Block, the de­cision was fi­nally pub­lished in the Of­fi­cial Journ­al of...
20 April 2020
Bul­garia is­sues new guid­ance on pub­lic pro­cure­ment dur­ing the state of...
The Emer­gency Meas­ures Act pro­mul­gated on 28 March (Act) deal­ing with the con­sequences of COV­ID-19 was un­clear on the run­ning of terms of pub­lic pro­cure­ment pro­ced­ures which are now act­ive.  The Pub­lic...
07 April 2020
Draft bill on the Un­der­ground Re­sources Act filed to the Bul­gari­an par­lia­ment
Des­pite Bul­gari­a's state of emer­gency, on Fri­day 3 April Bul­gari­an law­makers filed a draft Bill to par­lia­ment for amend­ment and sup­ple­ment of the Un­der­ground Re­sources Act. The Min­is­ter of En­ergy pub­lished...
02 April 2020
Bul­garia: Pub­lic pro­cure­ments dur­ing the coronavir­us crisis
Al­though the Bul­gari­an par­lia­ment ad­op­ted meas­ures in the re­cently passed state-of-emer­gency law (Emer­gency Meas­ures Act) to reg­u­late ma­jor re­la­tion­ships dur­ing the cur­rent crisis, ques­tions still re­main...
30 March 2020
Pro­ced­ure for Bul­gari­a's Tervel Block tender now un­der­way
The tender pro­ced­ure for oil and nat­ur­al gas pro­spect­ing and ex­plor­a­tion in Bul­gari­a's off­shore Tervel Block area (pre­vi­ously known as the Teres Block) is now un­der­way after the tender­'s re­cent pub­lic­a­tion...
26 February 2020
Draft amend­ment pub­lished for Or­din­ance linked to changes in the Bul­gari­an...
Fol­low­ing amend­ments made to the Bul­gari­an Fuel Act that came in­to ef­fect this Janu­ary, a draft amend­ment and sup­ple­ment to the Or­din­ance on the Or­der and Con­di­tions for Main­tain­ing the Re­gister of the...
03 February 2020
Re­vi­sions to Bul­gari­an Fuel Act ease reg­u­lat­ory re­gime
On 22 Janu­ary 2020, the Bul­gari­an par­lia­ment ad­op­ted amend­ments to the Ad­min­is­trat­ive Reg­u­la­tion for the Eco­nom­ic Activ­it­ies Re­lated to the Oil and Oil Products Act (Fuel Act), which sets the re­quire­ments...
13 November 2019
New reg­u­la­tions to the prices of nat­ur­al gas in Bul­garia are on the way
The En­ergy and Wa­ter Reg­u­lat­ory Com­mis­sion (EWRC) has pub­lished draft amend­ments to the Or­din­ance for reg­u­la­tion of the prices of nat­ur­al gas for pub­lic dis­cus­sions that began on Oc­to­ber 24. The amend­ments...
03 October 2019
Re­cent de­vel­op­ments in the Elec­tron­ic Vehicles sec­tor in Bul­garia
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