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Diliana Ilieva

  • Firm: Ilieva,Voutcheva & Co
  • Practice Area: Entertainment
  • Country: Bulgaria
  • Email: [email protected]
  • 28, Hristo Botev blvd 4th floor, 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria

About Diliana Ilieva


1995 – LL.M. Law Faculty, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”
1997 – International Economic Cooperation, University for National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria
2003 – “Media ownership and its impact on media independence and pluralism in South East Europe and EU accession countries”, Bled, Slovenia
2004 – Media Law Specialization, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Arizona State University, USA

Professional Carrier

1997 – to date Attorney-at-Law, Managing Partner in Ilieva, Voutcheva & Co. Law Firm

1996 – 1997 Sofia City Court Legal Trainee

2004 to date – an expert with the Center for Law of the Information and Communication Technologies

2001-2008 –Member of the Board of Directors of New Television-First Private Channel

2001-2008- participation in all Parliamentary working groups in relation to the amendments of Radio and Television Act

2007 – Participation in a Parliamentary working group with the Gambling Commission of the Parliament preparing the amendments to the Gambling Act.


1997 to date- Member of Sofia Bar Association.

2009 to date – member of the Ethics Commission of the National Self-regulation Council

Languages: Bulgarian, English and Russian.

Practice area

Legal advice and presentation of legal opinions on different aspects of commercial contracts of the legal entities, having main scope of business in the fields of media, telecommunications,entertainment and gambling, representations in negotiations with counterparties

Legal services related to the standard operation of the television, including but not limited to drafting of and advising on all type of commercial contracts necessary for the proper operation of the broadcasting channel for instance agreements with cable TV channels, Completion Guarantees, Copyright issues, Cross-media ownership, Development agreements,  Film, TV & Video Finance, Production and Distribution, Interactive media, Internet/New Media Issues, Performers’ contracts, Production Deals, Merchandising, Rights acquisitions, Satellite and Transponder Agreements, Sponsorship, Union/Guild agreements, Writer’s agreements, etc., supporting the relationships with other participants in the telecommunication business, corporate law advice and legal assistance of the company in its capacity of employer and assignor of services, support and legal provision of co – productions and attraction of external productions;

Assistance and advice in incorporation of the business presence of the legal entity as a foreign investment in Bulgaria, legal advice and representation upon licensing procedures for TV and radio broadcast operator.

Legal advices in the process of producing advertising materials (TV clips, posters, printing advertisements, etc.), on the legal frame related to rewards games, promotions and on the registration of trade marks.

Legal advices on and preparation of licensing agreements, franchising contracts, assistance in protection of copyrights including in litigation, advice and assistance in protection of trademarks, advice on and preparation of know-how and patent agreements





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