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Raya Maneva


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

Raya Maneva is an Associate and member of the core Energy, Projects and Construction group at CMS Sofia. Raya has been part of CMS and the Energy team for more than 10 years now, working on a variety of different matters, especially in the renewables sector and in environmental law.  She has been involved in all stages of solar and wind projects from acquisition through construction and grid connection, including negotiations with the other side and administrative bodies and the corporate aspect of the transactions.

She has been involved in a number of acquisitions in the energy sector for clients such as Toshiba, SDN Company, Contour Global and Sun Edison, among others. She also works on projects matters, public and private procurement, public-private partnerships, environmental, commercial, and personal data protection matters. She has experience in the preparation and conduct of public tenders and in negotiations of contracts.

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  • 2009 – LL.M., Faculty of Law, Sofia University, Sofia Bulgaria 
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  • 2011 – Bulgarian Bar Association
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November 2018
CEE Soil and Ground­wa­ter Con­tam­in­a­tion Guide
05 Dec 19
Open tender an­nounced for con­struc­tion of largest tun­nel in Bul­garia
On 22 Oc­to­ber 2019, the Bul­gari­an Road In­fra­struc­ture Agency an­nounced a pub­lic pro­cure­ment pro­ced­ure for the “design and con­struc­tion of a cir­cu­lar in­ter­sec­tion at the city of Gab­rovo from km 20 un­til...
15 Nov 19
Re­start of the tender for Plov­div Air­port Con­ces­sion with­in 2019
The Bul­gari­an Gov­ern­ment is plan­ning to re-start the tender for Plov­div Air­port con­ces­sion fol­low­ing the suc­cess­ful pro­cess with Sofia Air­port. It is ex­pec­ted that the start of the con­ces­sion pro­ced­ure...
13 Sep 19
Bul­garia holds pub­lic con­sulta­tion on draft amend­ment to the Pub­lic...
Bul­garia has pub­lished a draft amend­ment and sup­ple­ment to the Pub­lic Pro­cure­ment Act (PPA), which re­late to the im­ple­ment­a­tion of an elec­tron­ic award sys­tem for pub­lic pro­cure­ment. The draft was re­leased...
19 Jun 19
Bul­garia to aid com­pan­ies for car­bon leak­age due to in­dir­ect emis­sion...
Bul­garia has pub­lished a bill on sup­ple­ment­ing the Cli­mate Change Mit­ig­a­tion Act, which is in line with European Uni­on le­gis­la­tion re­lated to the func­tion­ing of the EU emis­sion trad­ing sys­tem (EU ETS)...
01 Mar 19
Bul­garia im­ple­ments GDPR in­to Per­son­al Data Pro­tec­tion Act
After ex­tens­ive pub­lic con­sulta­tions and dis­cus­sions in par­lia­ment, Bul­gari­an law­makers passed amend­ments to the Per­son­al Data Pro­tec­tion Act, which im­ple­ments the EU­'s Gen­er­al Data Pro­tec­tion Reg­u­la­tion...
23 Nov 18
Bul­garia launches first and largest EFW pro­ject
The Bul­gari­an gov­ern­ment has just ap­proved the in­stall­a­tion of a RDF (re­fuse-de­rived fuel) com­bus­tion waste fa­cil­ity at the Thermal Power Plant Sofia in the na­tion's cap­it­al. The in­stall­a­tion of RDF tech­no­logy...
24 Jul 18
Bul­gari­an Par­lia­ment to vote on Per­son­al Data Pro­tec­tion amend­ments...
On 18 Ju­ly 2018, after ex­tens­ive pub­lic con­sulta­tions, the Coun­cil of Min­is­ters sub­mit­ted the bill for amend­ments and sup­ple­ments to the Per­son­al Data Pro­tec­tion Act (“Bill”) to the Bul­gari­an Par­lia­ment...