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Tatyana Yosifova

Junior Associate

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

Tatyana is a Junior Associate in the Litigation, Arbitration, Insurance and Employment team. She is part of the Commercial sub-team at CMS Sofia dealing with non-contentions and regulatory matters. She has been helping for the development of the competition and IP law practice ever since she joined CMS in 2016.

Tatyana is an expert on GDPR matters and has considerable experience in complex due diligence reviews of documents regarding the specifics of IP matters, commercial, regulatory and litigious matters.

Prior to joining CMS, Tatyana has gained significant experience in the real estate sector during her work as an Assistant Public Notary.

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Memberships & Roles

  • 2017 – Bulgarian Bar Association
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  • 2014 – LL.M., Comparative and Private International Law, University of Groningen, the Netherlands  
  • 2011 – LL.M., Faculty of Law, Sofia University, Sofia, Bulgaria
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Bul­gari­an par­lia­ment ad­opts amend­ments to Con­sumer Pro­tec­tion Act
The Bul­gari­an Par­lia­ment ad­op­ted amend­ments to the Con­sumer Pro­tec­tion Act (CPA), which im­ple­ment the pro­vi­sions of Reg­u­la­tion (EU) 2017/2394 on co­oper­a­tion between na­tion­al au­thor­it­ies re­spons­ible for...
Bul­garia ad­opts new Marks and Geo­graph­ic­al In­dic­a­tions Act
With the 13 Decem­ber 2019 pas­sage of the Marks and Geo­graph­ic­al In­dic­a­tions Act (MGIA), Bul­garia im­ple­men­ted the EU­'s Trade Mark Dir­ect­ive (2015/2436), which was is­sued to har­mon­ise na­tion­al trade mark...
Bul­garia grants im­munity from car­tel fines for first time
In two de­cisions on 5 Decem­ber 2019, the Bul­gari­an Com­mis­sion for Pro­tec­tion of Com­pet­i­tion (CPC) im­posed sanc­tions on 24 con­struc­tion com­pan­ies for in­fringe­ment of Art­icle 15 of the Bul­gari­an Com­pet­i­tion...
Bul­garia im­ple­ments Fifth Anti-Money Laun­der­ing Dir­ect­ive 
The Bul­gari­an gov­ern­ment just ad­op­ted a new law that amends and sup­ple­ments the Anti-Money Laun­der­ing Meas­ures Act (“AM­LMA”) to in­clude new pro­vi­sions con­tained in the EU­'s Fifth Anti-Money Laun­der­ing...
Bul­gari­an Par­lia­ment ad­opts amend­ments to Copy­right Act to fight TV pir­acy
On 14 June 2019 were pro­mul­gated amend­ments to the Bul­gari­an Copy­right and Neigh­bour­ing Rights Act (CNRA), which al­low the use of auto­mated con­trol tools for identi­fy­ing copy­right in­fringe­ments by the...
Happy Birth­day GDPR in CEE
May 25 marks the first an­niversary of GDPR (the European Uni­on’s Gen­er­al Data Pro­tec­tion Reg­u­la­tion came in­to ef­fect on 2018). GDPR con­tin­ues to have a sig­ni­fic­ant im­pact on how every com­pany col­lects...
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...
Bul­garia ad­opts new Cy­ber Se­cur­ity Act
On 31 Oc­to­ber 2018, the Bul­gari­an par­lia­ment passed the Cy­ber Se­cur­ity Act after a second read­ing, pav­ing the way for this law's en­force­ment with­in the next couple of weeks. The Law im­ple­ments EU Dir­ect­ive...
Bul­gari­an Par­lia­ment to vote on Per­son­al Data Pro­tec­tion amend­ments bill
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...
Pub­lic dis­cus­sions now un­der­way for the Per­son­al Data Pro­tec­tion Act amend­ment...
On 30 April 2018, the Coun­cil of Min­is­ters launched pub­lic con­sulta­tions for amend­ments and sup­ple­ments to the Per­son­al Data Pro­tec­tion Act (“Bill”). The Bill can be viewed at this link, and out­lines...
Amend­ments to the Bul­gari­an Copy­rights Act
On 29 March 2018 were pro­mul­gated amend­ments to the Bul­gari­an Copy­rights and Neigh­bour­ing Rights Act (the Copy­rights Act) so that both non-profit or­gan­isa­tions and com­mer­cial leg­al en­tit­ies are per­mit­ted...
Bul­gari­an com­pet­i­tion au­thor­ity to launch ana­lys­is of the me­dia sec­tor
On 30 March 2018, the Bul­gari­an Com­mis­sion for Pro­tec­tion of Com­pet­i­tion (CPC) an­nounced it is launch­ing a sec­tor ana­lys­is of the me­dia’s com­pet­it­ive en­vir­on­ment after re­ceiv­ing a re­quest from the Min­is­ter...