Desislava Simeonova

Russian Regional Specialist

Desislava joined NBLO in 2018 on full time on the position of Russian Regional Specialist. She has lived in Russia and holds a Bachelor degree from Saint Petersburg State University.

Desislava’s main focus in NBLO is Citizenship & Immigration. Because of her intercultural awareness and experience, she is a valuable addition to NBLO’s general practices with clients from Russia and CIS. Desislava has participated in a number of events in the area of citizenship by investment, wealth management and tax structuring, and has represented NBLO in Russia, Ukraine and India. She is fluent in Bulgarian and Russian and also speaks English.

Qualifications: Saint Petersburg State University

Languages Spoken: Bulgarian, Russian and English

Office Location: Sofia

  • Citizenship and Immigration

    We advise individuals and families planning for their future and their legacy.  We understand that immigration can be complex, often stressful and traumatic. With our professional advice and sensitive approach we will guide you through all your options and will help you to achieve the best possible outcome. We aim to accomplish this in the […]

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  • Expat Assistance

    Advice prior to arrival Work permit requirements and immigration (for non-EEA, non-Swiss nationals); Arranging residence documents (for EEA and Swiss nationals); Setting up a Trade Representative Office; Planning for issues connected with healthcare, education, child care and buying, owning and renting property. After arrival Renting and owning property, establishing and terminating leases over office space […]

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  • Citizenship by Investment

    Citizenship by Investment Bulgarian law provides a fast-track route to citizenship by investment. Bulgaria provides an accessible, transparent and respectable gateway into the European society, way of life, and economy through EU citizenship. The requirement is to invest, rather than donate to a government fund. Investor may in principle expect to keep the principal and […]

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  • Opening a bank account in Bulgaria in the name of foreign business or organisation

    Foreign-Incorporated Business Bank Account Application In this note, we provide an overview of the requirements an overseas-incorporated business must generally meet to open a bank account in Bulgaria. We restrict our analysis to those organisations or businesses which are structured as companies or corporations in their home jurisdiction. Bulgarian law recognises legal forms originating in […]

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  • Pre-approval Process and Source of Funds for Citizenship by Investment

    The pre-approval or pre-clearance process carried out by the Bulgarian Investment Agency (“BIA”) was newly introduced by legislation in March 2021 and is currently subject to refinement by means of secondary legislation and internal rules by the BIA. Its purpose is to give assurance about the legitimacy of investors, including their compliance with anti money laundering (“AML”) law and […]

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  • Legalization of documents for use in Bulgaria

    In order for official documents issued abroad to be used in Bulgaria, they may need to go through a legalization process.  The type of legalization depends on whether: A bilateral Mutual Legal Assistance Agreement (“MLAA”) is in place between Bulgaria and the document issuing state; OR  the issuing state is a member of The Hague […]

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  • The Economist Radio – Bulgarian Citizenship by Investment

    NBLO has just released an ad on Economist Radio, in which we refer to the famous quip attributed to Boris Johnson – when it came to Brexit, the UK could both have its cake and eat it. Citizenship by Investment in Bulgaria is very much like that. Bulgaria, uniquely in the European Union, allows investors […]

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  • EU Citizenship by Investment and Residence by Investment in Bulgaria

    You may also wish to visit our dedicated microsite where you can find out more about the EU citizenship by investment process and associated steps, and see answers to FAQs at: Please also explore further CBI/RBI articles on this website. Overview Bulgaria is one of several EU member states which offers a citizenship by […]

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  • NBLO presented the Bulgarian CBI program in Mumbai

    Nestor Suarez and Desislava Simeonova, associates at New Balkans Law Office, were invited to the Global Investment Immigration Summit that took place in Mumbai, India on 1st February 2020. As a law firm working in both Bulgaria and the United Kingdom, and specialised in immigration, New Balkans Law Office has accumulated considerable experience in citizenship […]

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