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Youliana Naoumova

Youliana Naoumova is a corporate Partner heading DGKV’s Employment practice group. She joined DGKV as an associate in 2002. Youliana has abundant experience advising both Bulgarian and international clients on a wide spectrum of employment and social security matters. Her role frequently involves providing advice on sensitive employment issues related to the contracting of senior management and the structuring and implementing of individual and collective dismissals, employee transfer schemes, and leasing-of-personnel arrangements, as well as employment litigation. Youliana’s work on complex M&A transactions also includes managing comprehensive due- diligence investigations of employment relations and related issues.  She regularly advises clients on the labor aspects of post-acquisition organizational restructurings. Youliana acts as principal employment counsel to companies in various industries, including manufacturing, technology, media, trade, and services. She also advises multinational clients on on immigration and mobility aspects, and a significant part of her practice involves the optimization of employee-representation systems on a pan-European and domestic level.


Recent representative projects include: 

  • Advising a global leader in security analytics software and intelligence solutions on a wide array of employment matters regarding its Bulgarian operations, including on redundancies and reorganizations, highly sensitive pre-litigation issues, and immigration and mobility aspects, as well as assisting it with management terminations.
  • Providing strategic employment-law advice on the day-to-day activities of a Fortune 500 management-consulting company in Bulgaria, including, recently, on such matters as the outsourcing of business, posting of employees, equal treatment of employees, benefit structures, and post- acquisition harmonization of employment terms, among many others.
  • Providing ongoing legal advice to the Bulgarian subsidiaries of one of the largest global power companies – and the biggest investor in Bulgaria over the last 20 years, with a focus on the implementation of flexible working regimes and incentive mechanisms for employees during the COVID-19 pandemic and on the permissible extent of the employer’s involvement in the vaccination of employees.
  • Providing employment advice to a multinational provider of control solutions for the aerospace and industrial markets related to an economic-based downsizing of personnel (in the form of collective dismissals), advising it on data-privacy-in-the-workplace considerations, and assisting with the preparation of proper employee-training and qualification-course tools, among other things.