‘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.
Sylvia Petkova is a criminal law attorney and a specialist in human rights from Sofia Bar Association. She is an author of more than 250 scientific and practical articles in many Bulgarian and foreign legal publications.
Christina Karakoleva is a civil law attorney from Sofia Bar Association. She holds a Master's degree in Law from Sofia University ``St. Kliment Ohridski``.
Mustafa Tırtır is a criminal law attorney with more than 20 years of experience. He is ranked in legal500 – the most prestigious international list of the best criminal lawyers worldwide.
Iveta Valeva is a lawyer from Sofia Bar Association. PhD in Criminal Law at the University of Veliko Tarnovo ``St. St. Cyril and Metodius”. She is an assistant professor of criminal law at the Institute of State and Law at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.
Master of Law from the University of National and World Economy. Extensive experience in a variety of legal areas, including family and inheritance law, as well as in the representation of property transactions and property disputes.
Qualified mediator after successfully completing a course in accordance with the country's regulatory requirements with the Professional Association of Mediators in Bulgaria. Over 15 years of experience in the civil sector and in the field of non-formal education.