Tsvetelina Koleva

Senior Associate

Having practiced for ten years in the core of DPC dispute resolution team, Tsvetelina has made herself a name as a dedicated and tenacious litigator who is not afraid of tough cases.

Tsvetelina is a talented and hard-working young lawyer specializing in commercial litigation, insolvency, interim measures and enforcement procedures, medical malpractice, insurance and defamation disputes. She regularly advises clients, including financial institutions and virtual asset service providers, on various AML matters.

Recently Tsvetelina managed to reverse the established case law of the Supreme Administrative Court in cases concerning the awarding of compensations to employees whose employers are insolvent, which used to be to the detriment of such employees.

Tsvetelina was also a key member of the team acting on behalf of a flag carrier European airline in a procedure for recognition and enforcement of an international arbitration award issued by the ICC International Court of Arbitration against a Bulgarian airline company.

She has provided assistance to a range of clients to secure their claims under various agreements by establishing collateral securities, including registered pledges.

Work highlights

  • Represented a globally renowned Swiss producer of measuring equipment in a complex commercial dispute against its Bulgarian distributor
  • Member of the team advising and representing the pan-European insurance claims handling company Van Ameyde regarding collection of receivables from the insurance company Euroins
  • Member of the team representing the leading Swiss electricity producer Alpiq in the insolvency proceedings initiated against the Bulgarian electricity retailer Energy Power
  • Member of the team that represented a client claiming outstanding salaries and compensations against a Bulgarian football club before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) based in Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Represented Telenor Bulgaria in two complex disputes with another telecom regarding termination of international calls and regulatory issues
  • Significant practical experience with the application of Regulation 1215/2012 on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters


  • Sofia Bar Association
  • International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA)


  • University of Sofia, Faculty of Law (LL.M.)


  • Bulgarian
  • English
  • French

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''The team provides first-class advice and services in all areas of business law. Their assistance with regard to the development of our projects from scratch has been invaluable. DPC has experts with different specialisations, including transport, who view our projects from different angles as needed and work together to provide a multi-faceted service.'' – Legal 500


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