Dessislava Iordanova is a Senior Associate at DGKV and one of the lawyers in the firm’s Competition & Antitrust and Intellectual Property practices. She joined DGKV as a senior associate in 2017. Dessislava represents clients in Bulgarian courts and before Bulgaria’s Commission for Protection of Competition, Patent Office, Consumers Protection Commission, and pharmaceuticals-regulatory authority in antitrust proceedings; unfair-competition, trademark, and industrial-designs cases; consumer disputes; and regulatory matters. Prior to joining DGKV, she spent ten years as head of a unit at the Commission for Protection of Competition and eight years as a senior lawyer at two other well-known law firms. She is a member of the Sofia Bar, a registered industria-property attorney at the Bulgarian Patent Office, and on the European Union’s Intellectual Property Office’s list of professional representatives in trademark and design matters.
Recent representative projects include:
- Representing Sandoz before the Bulgarian competition authority with regard to its acquisition of the cephalosporins business of GlaxoSmithKline and helping it obtain merger clearance.
- Representing Pfizer HCP and Pfizer Luxembourg SARL in two antitrust proceedings before the Bulgaria’s Commission for Protection of Commission and Supreme Administrative Court involving allegations of abuse-of-dominant-position and concerted anti-competitive practice.
- Advising Aspen on various issues related to the structuring of distribution activities and regulatory and antitrust compliance.
- Advising Mayoral Moda Infantil S.A.U. and Mayoral Bulgaria in proceedings against both companies initiated by a commercial partner alleging an abuse of superior bargaining position and infringement of competition rules through prohibited vertical agreements.