Antoniya Markova, Daniela Petkova, Yoanna Ivanova, and Kostadinka Deleva have been appointed as Partners with Gugushev & Partners in Bulgaria.
Markova joined Gugushev & Partners in 2012, as a Senior Associate, and was promoted to Head of the firm’s Public Procurement and Labour Law department, in 2020. According to the firm, Markova "has established herself as a versatile specialist with significant expertise on a wide number of legal issues in the fields of labor and social security law, public procurement, real estate and construction law, protection of cultural heritage, contractual law, administrative and public law, administrative penal process, as well as civil and administrative litigation."
Petkova has been with the firm since 2016 and is currently the Head of the Corporate and Tax department. Prior to that, she was a Senior Associate at Kinkin & Partners, between 2013 and 2016. According to the firm, Petkova specializes in the field of corporate and commercial law, tax law and international tax planning, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital investments, and banking and finance.
Ivanova specializes in intellectual property, data protection, telecommunications, media and digital technologies, and litigation. Since 2015, she is the Head of the IP and Data Protection department at Gugushev & Partners. According to the firm, she has over 15 years of experience as a lawyer and she is also a member of the board of the national group of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property.
Deleva joined Gugushev & Partners in 2008, as a Senior Associate, and currently leads the firm’s Energy, Capital Markets, and Foreign Investments department. Before joining the firm, Deleva was an Associate at IK Rokas & Partners, between 2005 and 2008. She specializes in commercial law, capital markets, and public companies. According to the firm, Deleva is also "a leading expert on immigration matters, issuance of visas, residence permits, and citizenship."
"Each of them has proven their expertise and leadership skills and has over 15 years of experience in the relevant field, advising some of the most significant clients, deals, and projects in our market," the firm informed. "The changes also aim to strengthen the company’s practice of internal promotion and development of its employees, thus demonstrating the equal opportunities spirit crucial in our law office."
"Each of them gave me a unique sense of pride, a sense of support, satisfaction during our work together," Gugushev & Partners Managing Partner Stefan Gugushev added. "A sense of teamwork and independence, exceptional honesty and loyalty, and dedication to our combined project that is the Gugushev & Partners Law Office."