Basic facts about the department
-Heads of department: Kalina Tchakarova and Youliana Naoumova
-5 other qualified lawyers
What the team is known for Market-leading employment practice with wide-ranging expertise covering various industry sectors. Offers a high-capacity team able to handle large-scale projects for major international employers. Particularly knowledgeable in employment issues arising from corporate transactions, restructurings and downsizing. Experienced in outsourcing, data protection and health and safety issues, as well as incentive plans and dismissal advice, including related litigation.
Strengths Commentators acknowledge that the firm "can handle high-profile cases" and has "wide market experience."
Clients appreciate the firm's excellent communication skills and "good information-sharing within the team."
Work highlights Advised Allergan on local employment aspects of the sale of its generics business to Teva.
Supported AbbVie in a range of employment issues including data protection, incentive schemes and annual leave queries.
Significant clients GE, Marks & Spencer, Covance, Amdocs, TeleTech.
Prominent market presence Youliana Naoumova is recognised for her employment law knowledge. She is singled out as a "very experienced" lawyer "with an accommodating character, who is able to find the best solution for the client." She assisted Virtustream with the establishment of its operations in Bulgaria.
Kalina Tchakarova advises on a variety of employment topics including employee transfers, data protection and collective bargaining agreements. Her recent work includes advising Bloomberg on updating its local employment contracts.
Polina Panayotova continues to show promise as a talented associate. She advises on outsourcing, dismissals and data protection concerns for international corporations, assisting major clients from the energy, food and drink and technology industries.