Nevena has 8 years of experience advising private and corporate clients. She is a pioneer in Bulgarian citizenship and nationality law.

Nevena’s recent clients include a global software group which she advises on compliance and corporate actions, a China- and Hong Kong-based group applying for support under the Investment Promotion legislation in Bulgaria and a variety of technology clients on a range of corporate and commercial issues. In addition, she frequently assists with corporate expansion plans, trade representation of overseas businesses and startup projects.

A very important part of Nevena’s practice relates to immigration and nationality.

In addition to corporate immigration work, Nevena works extensively with HNWIs to advise on their immigration status, personal taxation, relocation of family members and EU family reunification applications. She has worked extensively with clients coming from Russia and other Russian-speaking countries, East and Southeast Asia, the USA and others.

More recently, Nevena has also developed her work in financial regulation and fund law.

Nevena has been a speaker at events in the areas of immigration and nationality law, fund and wealth management and is a member of the Investment Migration Council, which is the worldwide association for investor immigration and citizenship by investment.

Nevena is fluent in Bulgarian and English, and has a working understanding of Russian.

Qualifications: Sofia University

Languages Spoken: Bulgarian, English and Russian

Office Location: Sofia

Member of: Investment Migration Council

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