Date and place of birth: December 15, 1956, Veliko Tarnovo. Education: Faculty of Law, St. Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia (1978). Trainee judge at the Veliko Tarnovo District Court (May 1979 – May 1980). Legal adviser in Veliko Tarnovo (July 1980 – June 1981). Junior judge at the Veliko Tarnovo District Court (June 1981 – December 1985); judge at the Sofia Regional Court (January 1987 – February 1993); judge at the Sofia City Court (February 1993 – November 1998); judge – Head of the Company Division at the Sofia City Court (November 1998 – June 2001). Judge at the Supreme Court of Cassation (SCC) (June 2001 – June 2005). Judge at SCC – Head of the first commercial division (June 2005 – March 2012); Acting Deputy Chairperson and Head of the Commercial Division at SCC (March 2012 – May 2012); Deputy Chairperson and Head of the Commercial Division at SCC (May 2012 – November 2014); Acting President of the SCC (November 2014 – February 2015); Deputy Chairperson and Head of the Commercial Division at SCC (February 2015 – November 2015). Specializations in EU Competition Law; human rights and EU law. Participation in various projects: "Comprehensive Review of the Administrative and Commercial Justice Systems in Bulgaria"; "Rapprochement of Bulgarian Company Law with the EU Acquis"; "Modernization of the Commercial Register in Bulgaria"; "Publicity and Efficiency of Insolvency Proceedings", etc. Participation in the working conferences of The European Supreme Commercial Judges Forum, in the International Conference of the Presidents of Supreme Courts in Central and Eastern Europe /questions on the independence of the judiciary and ensuring the rule of law/; participation in various working groups drafting bills related to commercial law. Commercial insolvency lecturer at the National Institute of Justice, part-time lecturer for many years in civil procedure and commercial law at St. Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia. Co-author of a collection of insolvency case law. Member of the Union of Bulgarian Jurists. Elected Constitutional Court Justice by the Joint Meeting of the Judges of the Supreme Court of Cassation and the Supreme Administrative Court (2015).
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