Jenia is Counsel at CMS Sofia. She is a Bulgarian-qualified lawyer, who heads the Real Estate and Construction Practice.
She advises clients on various real estate, lease and construction matters. Her competences and experience include the preparation and negotiation of design, development and construction contracts (including FIDIC-based contracts), preparation and negotiation of lease and services agreements. She has advised clients on a variety of real estate and commercial transactions, involving legal due diligence and acquisition or disposal of real estate assets (ranging from luxury houses to logistic sites or office/residential projects). Jenia has been heavily involved in the energy and climate change practice of the office with a focus on nuclear power plants and renewable projects.
Jenia coordinated the preparation of a comparative study on the expropriation procedures in Europe, aimed to support the Bulgarian Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works in introducing legislative amendments aimed at facilitating the implementation of large road infrastructure projects.
Before joining CMS, she was the chief legal counsel of HeidelbergCement operations in Bulgaria. She has also worked as an in-house lawyer for WorleyParsons Engineering Services company, where she was responsible for negotiating and monitoring performance of the contracts with the company’s subcontractors for Akkuyu NPP (Turkey) project.
In 2014 she was awarded a CMS CEE “Excellent Client Service” Award.