Hristina Dzhevlekova is a Counsel at Wolf Theiss with over eight years of experience in the areas of competition, regulatory and employment law. She is experienced senior lawyer with a demonstrated history of working on landmark cases in Bulgaria and CEE.
In her practice, Hristina advises on a range of EU and local competition matters, including in specific regulated sectors such as pharmaceuticals, telecommunication, automotive, etc. She focuses mainly on antitrust law, in particular in assessment of vertical and horizontal agreements, application of various distribution and agency systems, market policies applied by dominant undertakings, etc. Hristina was advising on the competition and regulatory aspects in the completion of the first National Roaming Agreement in Bulgaria and recently, represented one of the global manufacturers of innovative medicines in a challenging dominance case before the Bulgarian Competition Protection Commission. Her competition law expertise includes further a number of successfully completed merger clearance procedures in Bulgaria and North Macedonia.
Skilled at Employment Law and TUPE transfers, she also advises on sensitive employment cases (dismissal of top-tier personnel, mass-dismissals, negotiations with unions), structuring of employment relations upon commercial transactions, representation in legal disputes and internal compliance investigations.
Hristina is a qualified Bulgarian attorney-at-law. She has an honors Master of Law Degree from the Sofia University and obtained with Distinction a Diploma on English and EU Law from BLC (ass. Cambridge University). Hristina graduated with honors a PD on (Advanced) EU Competition Law from King's College and was the winner in the category "Rising Star Bulgaria" at the 2019 IFLR/Euromoney Legal Media Group Europe Rising Stars Awards.
Recognized by clients and peers, she is among the young generation of leading lawyers ranked by Chambers Europe and Legal 500 on the Bulgarian legal market.