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Jenia Dimitrova

Head of Real Estate

CMS Sofia
Landmark Centre
14 Tzar Osvoboditel Blvd
1000 Sofia
Languages Bulgarian, English
Bul­garia: State Own­er­ship Act amended and sup­ple­men­ted
Re­cently, amend­ments and sup­ple­ments to the State Own­er­ship Act [1] (the “SOA”) were in­tro­duced.The main changes re­late to:Li­quid­a­tion of co-owned state prop­er­tyP­ri­or con­sent of the ex­ec­ut­ive dir­ect­or of the Agency for Privat­isa­tion and After Privati
CEE Prop­erty Today (Is­sue 3)
We are de­lighted to wel­come you to the third edi­tion of our real es­tate fo­cused pub­lic­a­tion "CEE Prop­erty Today" in which we look at some of the leg­al trends and de­vel­op­ments that af­fect the prop­erty...
CMS European Real Es­tate Deal Point Study 2017
The European in­vest­ment mar­ket con­tin­ued to per­form well after the pre­vi­ous re­cord-break­ing years. In 2016, total in­vest­ment volume was around EUR 230bn, less than 10% be­low the re­cord amount of the...


Real es­tate trans­ac­tion costs and taxes in Bul­garia
1. Due di­li­gence costs for the pur­chase of real es­tate 1.1 Mu­ni­cip­al search Cost Vari­able de­pend­ing on the par­tic­u­lar mu­ni­cip­al­ity. VAT Nil 1.2 Util­ity search (each ser­vice) Cost N/A VAT Nil 1.3...
Elec­tron­ic sig­na­tures in real es­tate doc­u­ments in Bul­garia
1. Which doc­u­ments can use an elec­tron­ic sig­na­ture and take leg­al ef­fect? Gen­er­ally, any doc­u­ments that can be ex­ecuted in simple writ­ten form and which are not sub­ject to man­dat­ory or op­tion­al re­gis­tra­tion...
Build­ing law and reg­u­la­tion in Bul­garia dur­ing Cov­id-19
1. Is there con­struc­tion-rel­ev­ant COV­ID-19 reg­u­la­tion? No con­struc­tion-spe­cif­ic reg­u­la­tion has been ad­op­ted to ad­dress the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic, but there are oth­er reg­u­la­tions that are con­struc­tion-rel­ev­ant.The...
Sign­ing with e-sig­na­ture in CEE
Di­git­al­isa­tion af­fects all as­pects of a busi­ness’s op­er­a­tions, in­clud­ing con­tracts, in­tern­al doc­u­ment­a­tion and em­ploy­ment re­la­tion­ships. The COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic has cre­ated the need for con­tact­less and...
Law and reg­u­la­tion of rent­al agree­ments in Bul­garia dur­ing Cov­id-19
Up­dated on 10.04.2020 1. Is a less­ee eli­gible for rent re­duc­tion due to a sig­ni­fic­ant de­cline in foot­fall and con­sequently its turnover as a res­ult of COV­ID-19? No, in prin­ciple not (ex­cept when this...
Bul­garia ends state of emer­gency and im­me­di­ately an­nounces emer­gency epi­dem­ic...
Dur­ing the emer­gency epi­dem­ic situ­ation, the Health Min­is­ter is en­titled to de­term­ine anti-epi­dem­ic meas­ures (either for spe­cif­ic re­gions or for the en­tire coun­try) and im­pose each meas­ure via an or­der...
Bul­garia amends its Emer­gency Meas­ures Act
Bul­gari­an law­makers have sug­ges­ted amend­ments to the Emer­gency Meas­ures Act ad­op­ted just two weeks ago in Bul­garia. (For de­tails on the ori­gin­al Emer­gency Meas­ures Act, see: Bul­garia: state of emer­gency...
Bul­garia: state of emer­gency le­gis­la­tion pub­lished today
Fol­low­ing nu­mer­ous le­gis­lat­ive pro­pos­als for amend­ments and sup­ple­ments between first and second vot­ing and a par­tial pres­id­en­tial veto, the Bul­gari­an par­lia­ment ad­op­ted the Act on the Meas­ures and Ac­tions...
Bul­gari­a's COV­ID-19 State of Emer­gency meas­ures bill re­ceived ini­tial par­lia­ment­ary...
In the wake of Bul­gari­a's March 13 law that places the coun­try in a State of Emer­gency un­til April 13, the Bul­gari­an par­lia­ment is about to ad­opt a Bill on the Meas­ures Dur­ing the State of Emer­gency...
CMS European Real Es­tate Deal Point Study 2019
A first glance sug­gests there were no ma­jor changes in the European in­vest­ment mar­ket in 2018, with the in­vest­ment volume be­ing roughly the same as in the pre­vi­ous year at around EUR 264bn. However...
Two Sec­tor Heads pro­moted to Coun­sel at CMS Sofia
CMS Sofia has an­nounced the pro­mo­tion of Real es­tate Head Jenia Di­mitrova and Com­pet­i­tion and IP Head Nevena Rad­lova to Coun­sels to­geth­er with four ad­di­tion­al of­fice pro­mo­tions of as­so­ci­ates at vari­ous...
Bul­gari­a's high court rules pen­alty clauses to be as­sessed case by case,...
In a re­cent rul­ing by the Bul­gari­an Su­preme Court, which ad­dressed the is­sue of pen­alty clauses in lease agree­ments, the high court ruled that as­sess­ments on the valid­ity of pen­alty clauses should be...