Vlada Tsenova is a Senior Associate at the firm who specializes in litigation & arbitration, M&A and general corporate law. Vlada has been involved in the corporate due diligence and transactional work on a number of large-scale projects. Vlada is an active member of the General Corporate Practice, advising on a broad range of corporate matters and counselling in shareholders disputes. She specializes in commercial contracts, e-commerce and regulatory compliance with focus on consumer goods, online service providers, and B2B transactions. Vlada also has a solid track record in settlement negotiations and various litigation procedures before the civil courts and arbitration tribunals in diverse disputes over the performance of commercial contracts and the recognition and enforcement of foreign court acts and arbitral awards in Bulgaria. She further has acted for clients (both legal entities and administrative bodies) before administrative courts under different regulatory & compliance related disputes.
Involvement in recent representative projects:
- Advising Meta(Facebook Inc.) on all aspects of the protection and enforcement of its trademark rights in Bulgaria. The work includes filing of oppositions, negotiations with owners of conflicting signs or applications, infringement litigation, settlement negotiations.
- Successful representation of the Bulgarian subsidiary of Sandvik engineering group specialized in mining and construction in three-instance court proceedings against the state owned Montagi EAD related to the recognition and enforcement of a foreign arbitral award at a value of EUR 587,000 rendered over a dispute concerning erection activities at Maritza East 1 Power Station in Bulgaria.
- Successfully representing the Bulgarian Financial Supervision Commission (the Bulgarian financial market regulator) in 19 proceedings before the Supreme Administrative Court based on an appeal of IsaOdit Ltd. against the watchdog’s decision to remove it from the list of approved auditors to verify the assets of Bulgarian pension and insurance companies.
- Legal counselling to Maestro Investments Pte Ltd, part of the corporate group engaged with promotion of Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix, including representation in negotiations and transaction work in relation to the acquisition of a minority stake in Top Five AD, a Bulgarian company specialized in agency of prominent tennis players.