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Maria Harizanova

Attorney-at-Law

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

Maria Harizanova is an attorney-at-law with the CMS office in Sofia, Bulgaria, where she is a member of the CMS banking & finance team.

Maria Harizanova received her law degree from Plovdiv University Paisii Hilendarski. In addition, she obtained an LL.M. in American Law with a focus on business and corporate matters from Boston University.

Maria Harizanova joined CMS in 2017, having previously gained experience in the course of several internships at law firms abroad (United States, Portugal) as well as at the United Nations Headquarters.

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Education

  • 2016 – Master of Laws (LL.M.), International Business Practice concentration, Boston University School of Law
  • 2015 – Master of Laws (LL.M.), Plovdiv University Paisii Hilendarski
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25 February 2021
Gov­ern­ment launches tender for waste in­cin­er­at­or in Sofia
Bul­garia launched a tender for ap­prox­im­ately EUR 149.4 mil­lion without VAT for the con­struc­tion of a com­bined heat and power plant (CHP) in Sofia. The dead­line for sub­mit­ting of­fers is 15 April 2021. The waste in­cin­er­at­or pro­ject plans to con­struct a fa­cil­ity for in­cin­er­at­ing an al­tern­at­ive fuel de­rived from pro­cessed waste – RDF (Re­fuse-De­rived Fuel). The RDF will be used by the Sofia Thermal Power Plant (TPP Sofia) as an al­tern­at­ive to nat­ur­al gas. The waste in­cin­er­a­tion plant must be built on the TPP Sofia site and will burn fuel pro­duced from Sofia res­id­ents’ waste.The ca­pa­city of the fu­ture in­stall­a­tion will be 180,000 tons of mod­i­fied waste per year. The fuel will be provided by the Sofia Mu­ni­cip­al­ity free of charge, which in turn should re­duce the costs of Toplofika­cia Sofia (the Sofia dis­trict heat­ing com­pany). The in­cin­er­at­or plant is ex­pec­ted to save around 65 mil­lion cu­bic meters of nat­ur­al gas per year, or EUR 15 to 18 mil­lion.
11 February 2021
Bul­garia ad­opts Dir­ect­ive 2018/975/EU on post­ing of em­ploy­ees
On 22 Janu­ary 2021, the Bul­gari­an par­lia­ment passed an amend­ment to the Or­din­ance on the terms and pro­ced­ures for post­ing and second­ment of work­ers and em­ploy­ees with­in the frame­work of the pro­vi­sion...
15/12/2020
CMS Em­ploy­ment Snack: Re­struc­tur­ing and Mass Re­dund­an­cies
The im­pact of Cov­id-19 on the glob­al eco­nomy poses sig­ni­fic­ant chal­lenges to nu­mer­ous com­pan­ies. Many are now forced to re­struc­ture their busi­nesses to en­sure their eco­nom­ic sur­viv­al. Mass re­dund­an­cies...
03 December 2020
CMS Em­ploy­ment Snack: Re­struc­tur­ing and Mass Re­dund­an­cies I Bul­garia
The im­pact of Cov­id-19 on the glob­al eco­nomy poses sig­ni­fic­ant chal­lenges to nu­mer­ous com­pan­ies. Many are now forced to re­struc­ture their busi­nesses to en­sure their eco­nom­ic sur­viv­al. Mass re­dund­an­cies...
09/09/2020
CMS Em­ploy­ment Snack: "Home Of­fice and oth­er treats"
The glob­al spread of the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic has forced busi­nesses to rap­idly im­ple­ment home of­fice schemes. New tech­no­lo­gies have sup­por­ted this change, and we have seen busi­nesses em­brace these new forms...
Published in balkangreenenergynews.com I 24 August 2020
Bul­garia: all com­pan­ies set to enter the free elec­tri­city mar­ket from 1...
On 1 Oc­to­ber 2020, all non-res­id­en­tial elec­tri­city cus­tom­ers in Bul­garia, which are con­nec­ted to the low-voltage elec­tri­city dis­tri­bu­tion net­work must start buy­ing elec­tri­city from the free mar­ket on...
16 September 2020
CMS Em­ploy­ment Snack in Bul­garia: “Home of­fice and oth­er treats”
The glob­al spread of the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic has forced busi­nesses to rap­idly im­ple­ment home of­fice schemes. New tech­no­lo­gies have sup­por­ted this change, and we have seen busi­nesses em­brace these new forms...
July 2020
Law­yers on Whis­tleblower Pro­tec­tion and In­tern­al In­vest­ig­a­tions
In Oc­to­ber 2019, when the European Uni­on ap­proved the Whis­tleblower Pro­tec­tion Dir­ect­ive, many EU jur­is­dic­tions re-ex­amined their in­tern­al in­vest­ig­a­tions sys­tems. At the same time, an open dis­cus­sion...
24 February 2020
Bul­gari­an in­tern­al in­vest­ig­a­tions reg­u­lated by col­lec­tion of laws and best...
Whis­tleblower series: Bul­garia No single law gov­erns how an in­tern­al cor­por­ate in­vest­ig­a­tion of cor­rup­tion or wrong­do­ing can be con­duc­ted in Bul­garia. Yet when faced with al­leg­a­tions of wrong­do­ing in...
04 February 2020
In­tern­al in­vest­ig­a­tions in HR cases – best prac­tices in Bul­garia
It’s Sunday af­ter­noon and you have just looked at your com­pany email. An an­onym­ous per­son has sent you in­form­a­tion that your star sales man­ager is steal­ing money from the com­pany, has har­assed oth­er...
29/04/2019
Bul­garia: the drive for full lib­er­al­iz­a­tion of the en­ergy mar­ket and the...
The elec­tri­city mar­ket in Bul­garia is un­der­go­ing cer­tain ma­jor changes, in­clud­ing the in­tro­duc­tion of new rules for re­new­able en­ergy pro­du­cers, the ab­ol­i­tion of the elec­tri­city ex­port tar­iff, and mar­ket...
10/01/2017
Sig­ni­fic­ant Changes to the Bul­gari­an Com­merce Act
On 30 Janu­ary 2016, sev­er­al new amend­ments to the Bul­gari­an Com­merce Act (the "Act") were ad­op­ted. They can be cat­egor­ized as fol­lows:Re­quire­ments re­gard­ing the form of doc­u­ment­sOne of the main goals...