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Kina Chuturkova

Partner

Year joined: 2002

Areas of expertise

Competition, Employment, Intellectual Property, Litigation and ADR, Procurement

Languages

English, Russian, Bulgarian



EDUCATION

Faculty of Law, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, MA in Law (1979)
Training Programme on European Community Law (2002)
Human Rights Law and Practice Program at the University of Birmingham, Great Britain (1994)
Programme on the American Judicial System and Workshop on Judicial Restructuring, at the Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, USA (1992)

CURRENT AND PREVIOUS POSITIONS

2002 Partner, Borislav Boyanov & Co.
1994 – 2002 Judge, Supreme Court of Cassation, Chair of the Commercial Division
1991 – 1994 Judge, Sofia City Court
1984 – 1990 Judge, Sofia Regional Court
1981 – 1983 Junior judge in Sofia City Court

MEMBERSHIP

Sofia Bar Association, Editing Board of “The Human Rights”- law magazine, issued by Foundation “Bulgarian Lawyers for Human Rights”, Managing Board of the Open Society Institute – Sofia, Bulgaria since 2005, re-elected in 2008

 


Recognition

  • Notable non-contentious offering, acting on a wide range of tax matters concerning corporate transactions, restructuring and compliance, with further strength in tax structuring and optimisation advice. Frequently acts for leading Bulgarian and multinational companies from the banking, retail, technology and real estate sectors. Also represents clients in tax audits and litigation opposite tax authorities.

  • Kina Chuturkova has considerable experience advising a broad roster of clients on a variety of IP issues such as registering and managing patent and trade mark portfolios and defending IP rights in cases of software piracy and counterfeit goods. Sources highlight her as a long-established name with an in-depth understanding of IP law.

  • Clients appreciate the team’s service, with one saying: “They know how to approach things, it’s easy to communicate with them.”

  • Department head Kina Chuturkova is widely acknowledged in the market for her outstanding skill in dispute resolution mandates. She focuses on complex commercial and civil cases. Clients benefit from her arbitration expertise. “She is very well respected,” sources agree.

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