Valery Petkov holds an LLM from Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” where he specialized in public administration. He was awarded a Diploma in “An Introduction to English and European Union Law” by Cambridge University’s Board of Continuing Education after two years of studies and completed an EU State Aid Rules course offered by the European Institute of Public Administration (Maastricht, NL). In 2021 Valery was admitted as a PhD student at the Institute for the State and the Law – Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.
Valery was called to the Sofia Bar Association in 2012. Before starting his independent legal practice, he worked for a top-tier Bulgarian law firm for more than 12 years reaching the position of a Senior Associate. Valery practices mainly in the field of administrative law, commercial law, property law, and environmental law (waters and ambient air). He has participated in the drafting of environmental laws and ordinances on behalf of ministries and municipalities. Valery has consulted public bodies and private clients on competition and state aid issues in different sectors such as transport, utilities and entertainment. He has worked as counsel and litigator on civil and administrative cases involving complex property and regulatory regimes.
Valery has published more than 10 articles on administrative law and procedure in legal journals.
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