Vesselina Lafchieva, Manager

Education and qualifications:
1995 – Master in Law, Sofia University Saint Kliment Ohridski
2001 – Admitted to the Sofia Bar Association
2006 – Attorney-at-law at Dimitrova & Partners Law Firm

Professional experience:
Vesselina specializes in labour and commercial law. She has significant experience in consulting and preparation of all types of contracts and documents, related to human resources management (employment and civil contracts, regulations, instructions and other internal documents, contracts for secondment of personnel, etc.), performs due diligence of companies for observance of the labour legislation and the specific requirements for ensuring safe and healthy labour conditions. She consults employers on lawful termination of employment contracts, including procedures for mass dismissals and for out-of-court settlement of employment disputes. She represents and consults foreign citizens for obtaining permits for stay and permits for work in Bulgaria. Vesselina advises foreign investors in privatized Bulgarian companies for lawful development of their business activity, for registration of companies, branches and representative offices of foreign entities and establishing of their business in Bulgaria or upon termination of their business activity. Vesselina is also experienced in consulting investors on application of the currency and banking legislation.

Vesselina has more than 20 years of experience in the following fields: Labour & Social Security, Personal Data Protection, Migration Law, Corporate & Commercial, Liquidation & Bankruptcy.

Before joining Dimitrova & Partners Law Firm, Vesselina has worked as attorney-at-law with Ernst & Young AFA OOD and AFA OOD, as well as in-house lawyer in а bank.

Language skills: English and Russian