Experience

    • Pueblo Viejo Dominicana, a joint venture between Barrick Gold and Goldcorp Inc., in a dispute with the Government of the Dominican Republic regarding the Pueblo Viejo gold, silver and copper mine, which is reported to be the largest foreign investment in the Dominican Republic.
    • Perenco Ecuador against the Republic of Ecuador in ICSID proceedings concerning Ecuador's amendment of the Hydrocarbons Law to increase the State's participation to 99% of all revenues from oil sales above a fixed ""reference price.""
    • Norilsk Nickel and Interros International Investments in a dispute with United Company Rusal, including LCIA arbitration proceedings and related court litigation in the United States, England, Russia, Switzerland, St. Kitts & Nevis and The Netherlands.
    • A European equipment manufacturer in an SCC arbitration arising out of the termination of a supply contract requiring performance in a country subject to trade restrictions.
    • Hyundai Heavy Industries in an ICC arbitration involving disputes between the shareholders of Hyundai Oilbank Ltd. (HDO), South Korea’s fourth largest oil refining and marketing company.
    • A major publicly-listed mining company in a dispute with an African government regarding a mining project.
    • Swiss cement manufacturer Holcim in its ICSID arbitration against the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela for the expropriation of its Venezuelan subsidiary, in which Holcim announced a settlement for some US$650 million.
    • The UK Government as amicus curiae in litigation before U.S. federal courts and the United States Supreme Court.
    • A publicly-listed mining company in connection with negotiations with a government entity concerning a mining project in the Middle East.
    • Siemens’s Audit Committee in a world-wide investigation into possible corrupt payments to government officials leading to an early settlement with the U.S. and German authorities.
    • A publicly-listed mining company in connection with a cross-border mining project.
    • US multinational corporations in European, German and Austrian law aspects of FCPA investigations and OFAC sanctions
    • A publicly-listed mining company in connection with socio-environmental matters relating to a mine in Latin America.
    • A publicly-listed sporting goods company in a dispute arising out of a distribution agreement.

Education

  • Harvard Law School, 2007, LL.M.
  • Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas, 2006, Maîtrise en droit
  • University of Cambridge, 2006, B.A.

Languages

  • Bulgarian
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish