Ivana Bliznakova

I am working in the fields of regulatory finance, licensing procedures, private placements, public listings/de-listings, corporate finance, due diligence, energy and M&A transactions. Among my strongest sectors of expertise are compliance advice on regulatory issues (MiFID, PSD, AML inclusive), project finance, and commercial agreements.

I am admitted and registered as Industrial Property Representative with the Bulgarian Patent Office and EUIPO bureau in Alicante. I am a member of the Conciliation Commission in Bulgaria, which helps dissatisfied consumers from the European Union to resolve out-of-court disputes in the field of financial services. I am also a certified fraud examiner certified by ACFE.

Some of the recent big projects I have been involved in are: the sale of 43MW of Samsung C&T Corporation’s investment in Bulgaria to the amount of appr. EUR 80 million; implementation of MiFID II regulations in the operations of several banks and investment firms in Bulgaria; implementation of AML 4th and 5th Directives’ regulations in the operations of several financial institutions.

Alongside my fluent English I have basic knowledge of Spanish.

Education
LL.M from the Sofia University Kliment Ohridski
Certified fraud examiner