Maria graduated in Politics and International Relations from the University of Cambridge in 2019. In 2019-20 she was involved in Polish electoral campaigning. Maria joined our team in 2020 to help us develop our work with early-stage technology and investors.

She is a native-level English and Polish speaker, with strong intercultural skills and a strong interest in the growth of the CEE, EU and UK technological sectors. Her work at NBLO involves the development of our strategic communication to the technology business community, client relations and business development.

Qualifications: Cambridge University

Languages Spoken: English and Polish


    Startup Desk now offering NBLO’s Startup Pro Bono Legal Advice Clinic Programme Our 15 years of industry experience have consistently proven the importance of legal due diligence at the early stage of business development. A solid legal foundation is key to long-term business success by: safeguarding against personal liability protecting your ideas and intellectual property […]

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  • Fintech

    Bulgaria’s fintech sectors is fast-growing and innovative. Thanks to exceptional talent, domestically founded companies have become globally competitive actors. Our lawyers are highly knowledgeable about the legal challenges of dynamically changing fintech market. Our commercially minded lawyers deliver high-quality advice on how to effectively safeguard your business and profits. We at NBLO offer a number […]

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  • Venture Capital
  • 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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    INFLUENCERS AND ADVERTISING is the first in our upcoming series on influencers and the law. Future articles will cover topics such as influencer liability and intellectual property matters. Influencer advertising takes a significant share of advertising spend, especially in sectors such as beauty, luxury and others, but also of general fast-moving consumer goods. The child […]

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  • Renewable energy in Bulgaria

    A recent report on Bulgaria’s renewable energy market by E3 Analytics – “Scaling-up Distributed Solar PV in Bulgaria” – found that solar PV projects in Bulgaria built for own consumption are intentionally under-dimensioned.  Nearly all energy is then consumed on-site to avoid having to export excess to the grid.  This is partly because electricity traders […]

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  • Lawyers’ insights into the NFT market

    Interest in NFT digital assets market In March 2021, the market for non-fungible token (NFT) digital assets has been examined with increasing interest prompted by the record-breaking US$ 69 million NFT sale by the artist Mike Winkelmann, known as Beeple. This followed the sale by Top Shot of a collection of NBA videos for US$ […]

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Maria Cieslak