Yana Marinova

Attorney at law


2019 Transfer Pricing Course on the newly enacted articles in the Tax and Social Security Procedure Code, TBS Consulting, Sofia, Bulgaria


2017 Master of Laws – LLM Corporate and Commercial law, Graduated with Merits

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), London, UK


2017 Certificate of Proficiency in Spanish CEFR Level А2/В1

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), London, UK


2016 IELTS Certificate of Proficiency in English CEFR Level C1

British Council in Bulgaria, Sofia, Bulgaria


2016 Certificate of Advanced English

Alegro Vivace Sugestopedia Center, Sofia, Bulgaria


2014 ILEC Certificate of Proficiency in Legal English CEFR Level C1

Cambridge University, UK


2014 Certificate of Legal English

International Development Law Organization (IDLO) and Bulgarian IDLO Alumni Organization


2014 Southwest University “Neofit Rilski”

Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and Master of laws (LLM)


2013 Certificate Of Intermediate English

American University In Bulgaria, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria


2013 Awarded 3rd place in a Moot Court Interuniversity Competition on Civil Law Cases


Bourgas Free University, Burgas, Bulgariа

Practice areas


Attorney at law Yana Marinova is an experienced professional having more than 5 years of experience in the field of commercial and company law, tax, mergers and acquisitions, labour law, administrative and private international law.

More specifically, she has a demonstrated history of working in anti-money laundering and GDPR compliance procedures, as well as working in the tax advisory industry. Furthermore, she is skilled in due diligence review and analysis, company restructurings, dispute resolution, legal research, etc.

In terms of court proceedings, Yana represents clients in commercial, labour and administrative court hearings.


Professional experience


Attorney at law Yana Marinova began her professional career in 2013 as an intern at Blagoevgrad Municipality dealing with public procurement and project management matters. In 2014, after having obtained a legal practitioner certificate, she joined Velchev and Co Law Office as a legal adviser. As of 2016, she is a member of Sofia Bar Association. Following this, Yana’s education path has taken her to London where, during her LLM program, she worked as a Research Assistant at the Law Department of the London School of Economics and Political Science on a project related to management insulation during hostile takeovers. After coming back to Bulgaria, in 2018, Yana started working at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Bulgaria as a lawyer working on projects related to data privacy regulation (GDPR) compliance, as well as on anti-money laundering (AML) compliance. In addition, she worked extensively at PwC also as a tax associate providing tax advice on various tax matters.

In 2020, attorney at law Yana Marinova joined again the team of Velchev and Co Law Office since she truly admires the leadership and is confident in its vision for the law firm. Moreover, her personal future values and goals are consistent with those of Velchev and Co Law Office.


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