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Mariya Bakalova

Attorney at Law


Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, 2010, Master’s degree in Law,
Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration

Successfully completed courses in Advanced Negotiation Issues in M&A; Negotiating Loan Documentation in Leveraged Deals (Redcliffe Training).

Practice areas

Extensive experience in corporate and commercial law, foreign investments and regulatory compliance, M&A transactions and due diligence processes

Professional experience

In the period 2006 - 2010 she was an intern in the following Bulgarian law firms: Kostakiev Consult & Partners (2006-2007); Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. (2007); Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov (2008-2010).

In May 2010 she was appointed as a legal expert in the Legal Department of General Directorate “Programming of the Regional Development” in the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works, where she provided full legal assistance to the Managing Authority of Operational Programme “Regional Development”.

As an associate in CMS Cameron McKenna in the period October 2010 - November 2012 she provided legal advice to foreign investors on cross-border transactions, as well as full legal assistance in a wide range of corporate matters; conducted due diligence on target businesses and regulatory analyses.

As of 2011 she is a member of Sofia Bar Association.

In December 2012 Mariya joined Velchev and Co. Law Office.


Contribution to World Bank Group Projects (2012 edition): Investment across Sectors; Starting a Foreign Investment