The membership of the Republic of Bulgaria in the European Union has opened many doors for starting and developing your own business with funds received from EU.
Such funding is mostly provided through the European Structural and Investment Funds. Grants can be obtained through the European Regional Development Fund, the European Social Fund, the Cohesion Fund, the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund.
If you have an interesting, innovative or useful business idea, our specialists can assist you with exploring the possibilities of obtaining EU funding or state financial assistance, as well as preparing the project for applying for the relevant funding programme. ‘Sylvia Petkova’ Law Firm provides specialized legal assistance in appeals against denials of EU funding or state financial aid.
‘Sylvia Petkova’ Law Firm assists individuals, traders and NGOs in preparing projects for European funding, as well as for obtaining state financial aid and international funding.
Our specialists follow the European Union’s operational programmes as well as state financial assistance programmes and can offer assistance in preparing projects for grants in many public areas.
Most often we provide assistance in the preparation of projects for funding in the field of culture and art, and our specialists have extensive experience of successfully financing our clients with funds from the “National Fund for Culture”.
Our lawfirm also provides project preparation assistance in the areas of human resource development, small and medium enterprise initiatives, energy efficiency, social inclusion, gender equality and equal opportunities, promoting citizenship and civic participation, research and innovation, development and humanitarian assistance, etc.
‘Sylvia Petkova’ Law Firm has a team of young, ambitious and at the same time experienced specialists, who work in compliance with the principles of trust, loyalty, erudition and individual attention towards each client. We use all legal means to protect the rights and interests of our clients to the fullest extent.
We have extensive experience in successful provision of legal assistance and defending the rights and interests of our clients against institutional arbitrariness, including police arbitrariness, most often carried out by conducting unlawful searches, seizures, successive roadside inspections and imposing unwarranted administrative penalties in violation of legal rules.
‘Sylvia Petkova’ Law Firm is a leading law office, which provides specialized and high-quality legal defense against all types of unlawful imprisonment, including unlawful quarantine. We are among the few specialized law firms in the country that provide comprehensive legal services in the protection of human rights before the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. Our specialists have worked on many landmark cases of serious public interest, including the unlawful detention of peaceful protesters, the unlawful quarantine of foreign arrivals and claims for monetary compensation for such actions.
Our team has consistently successfully defended the interests of debtors in court and enforcement proceedings, as well as employees in landmark cases involving unlawful dismissals, including during the declared state of emergency. We defend our clients in all other areas of law: family and inheritance law, contract law, commercial law, consumer protection and data protection, etc.