Svetlana Ganeva is one of the founders and managing partner at Arsov Natchev Ganeva, having over 25 years of professional experience in a broad array of legal fields including corporate and commercial law, foreign investments, concessions, PPP and public procurements, aviation law, water law and EU law.
Svetlana Ganeva has developed an unrivaled expertise in the concessions and PPP field in Bulgaria. She has been involved as legal advisor in most major concession projects in the country. Ms. Ganeva has been assigned by the Bulgarian government to lead teams of legal, financial and technical experts in the preparation of several concession projects, including projects aiming to amend the effective concession legislation. She has also represented private companies in their participation in concession tenders as well as advised on a regular basis concession companies on their legal compliance and relations with the competent authorities.
Ms. Ganeva frequently provides highly sophisticated advice on the structuring of PPP projects within the specifics of Bulgarian legal environment. On the international arena, Svetlana Ganeva is a member of the UNECE Roster of PPP Experts and is often sought as an expert on international and European concession and PPP surveys.
Svetlana Ganeva is a leading advisor to companies in connection with their participation in large scale multi-million public procurement procedures. She has extensive experience advising and representing international and domestic businesses before the Commission for protection of the competition and the Supreme Administrative Court in procurement matters.
Svetlana Ganeva assists clients in regulatory and transactional matters in the aviation industry. She has handled a wide variety of complex litigation matters for ground handling operators before Bulgarian courts and EU institutions, including airport access, competition and EU legislation compliance. Svetlana Ganeva’s aviation experience further includes work as legal counsel to major Bulgarian airport operators and airlines.
Ms. Ganeva’s clients in the water and sanitation sector comprise both private entities and public authorities. She advises concession companies of water and waste water services, the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works, international consultancy firms on projects of the World Bank in Bulgaria and others.
In the EU law and regulation arena, Ms. Ganeva represents national and European companies from various industries with respect to regulatory and licensing issues, antitrust and competition, administrative litigation, as well as infringement proceedings before the EC. She advises businesses on Bulgarian and EU antitrust laws and compliance, and provides assistance to her clients in investigations and relevant proceedings. Particular strengths of her work include complex antitrust cases before the Competition for Protection of the Competition and representation in infringement proceedings before the European Commission. In addition, Ms Ganeva has actively participated in the implementation in Bulgaria of EU legislation from the pre-accession period of the country until now in the fields of concession, PPP, climate change, water and sanitation, strategic policy making and coordination.
Sofia Bar Association
International Bar Association
European Women Lawyers’ Association
University of Nancy, France, LL.M. in European Law and European Political Studies
Sofia University, Faculty of law, Master of Law
Knight of the National Order of Merit of the French Republic (Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite)