Zoya Todorova

Managing Partner

The beating heart of DPC corporate and M&A and competition practices, Zoya is a master in leading by example versatile teams and handling complex projects.

''She is very experienced and client-friendly partner, with very high coverage and astonishing skills.'' - Legal 500

Zoya Todorova is a partner with over 19 years of professional experience. She heads the corporate, M&A and competition teams at DPC. She specialises in mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, joint ventures, corporate compliance and corporate governance. Zoya has led some of the landmark restructurings and M&A transactions in Bulgaria and has helped numerous international firms establish their business presence in Bulgaria. Using her depth of experience and ability to manage business risks, Zoya helps clients build a roadmap for making critical business decisions.

Her corporate expertise transitions to competition law and she is known for her business-savvy approach to antitrust issues and merger filings. Zoya has first-hand insight gained by testing arguments and presenting complex evidence before the Bulgarian Commission for Protection of Competition.

Zoya has vast experience in advising companies and start-ups in developing labour strategies and incentive tools for managers and employees. She is deeply acquainted with onboarding of new employees, elaboration and implementation of social benefits programmes and particularly experienced in employees’ transfers and mass dismissal.

Zoya is highly regarded by IFLR1000 and included in their elite ranking category Women Leaders; she is a Leading Individual in the areas of Corporate, commercial and M&A, EU and competition, and Healthcare and life sciences according to The Legal 500, recommended in Competition/antitrust and Employment by Chambers Europe, and in Competition by Who's Who Legal.

Work highlights

  • Advising team.blue on the acquisition of the Bulgarian webhosting company SuperHosting
  • Advising venture capital fund NEVEQ II on а number of local and cross-border multimillion equity investments, including share swap structures
  • Advising Google on the implication of competition regulations on their daily business activities
  • Responsible for the day-to-day legal support of some of world's largest pharmaceutical companies
  • Successfully defending Sofia Airport in an antitrust dispute before the Bulgarian Commission for Protection of Competition


  • Sofia Bar Association
  • International Bar Association (IBA)
  • South East Regional Group Chair at the IBA European Regional Forum


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


  • English
  • Bulgarian

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"She is extremely proactive, thorough and detail-oriented in every mandate we assign her" – Chambers Europe


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