Maya is a graduate of the Law Faculty of the University of Plovdiv with an excellent academic attainment. She joined NBLO in 2020 and her areas of practice are related to white-collar crime and the associated areas of civil and compliance law: money laundering, corporate fraud, investment fraud, asset tracing, regulatory compliance, bribery and corruption and data protection.
Prior to NBLO, Maya worked for two years in the General Directorate for Combating Organized Crime at the Ministry of Interior of Bulgaria where she dealt primarily with Anti Money Laundering. Later she joined the Bulgarian State Agency for National Security where she worked for 6 years primarily on financial crimes which includes money laundering, investment fraud, tax evasion and more.
She has extensive experience with Anti Money Laundering matters, regulatory, national security, criminal defense and white collar crimes.
Maya has a fluent command of English and Bulgarian, her native language.
Qualifications: Plovdiv University
Languages Spoken: Bulgarian and English
Office Location: Sofia
Corporate and M&A
Overview We see corporate and commercial work and M&A as the core of our practice. We serve a range of international clients in different sectors of the economy and advise on a broad variety of corporate and commercial work. Our lawyers have in-depth knowledge and abundant practical experience of local, as well as international transactions […]
White collar crime and investigations
New Balkans Law Office (NBLO) provides cross-border and intra-Bulgarian legal advice of the highest quality including in the areas of white-collar crime and the associated areas of civil and compliance law: Anti-Money Laundering Corporate fraud Investment fraud Asset tracing Environmental law Bribery and corruption Regulatory compliance Market manipulation Whistleblowing NBLO works extensively in the field […]
Blockchain and Cryptocurrency
NBLO has advised blockchain entrepreneurs since 2016 and remains well connected in the field. Bulgaria is attractive to early-stage firms which appreciate its talent pool, its vibrant tech community and the countries low business, labour and living costs. The overwhelming majority of Bulgaria’s blockchain and cryptocurrency entrepreneurs operate in Sofia which functions as a “sandbox” […]
Tax policies and corporate tax regulations are always of strategic importance to our clients in conducting their business and investment. Tax is a major concern for all businesses and individuals. There are tax related aspects in each transaction and business venture, both at the stage of its structuring and set-up, as well as in the […]
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Central Point of Contact in Bulgaria from the AML perspective
NBLO’s work as Central Point of Contact New Balkans Law Office’s expertise and extensive work in the area of Anti Money Laundering (AML) has recently been recognised by one of the largest global cross-border payment services providers who has appointed NBLO as their Central Point of Contact (CPC) in Bulgaria. What is a CPC? […]
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 […]
New Anti Money-Laundering (AML) Legislation in Bulgaria
In March 2018, Bulgaria adopted a new anti-money laundering (AML) statute (Zakon za Merkite sreshtu Izpiraneto na Pari, Закон за мерките срещу изпирането на пари or Prevention of Money Laundering Act) (AML Act), implementing the Fourth EU Money Laundering Directive (MLD4). The new Act came in effect on 31 March 2018, however certain of its […]