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Ivan Petrov

Junior Associate

CMS Sofia
Landmark Centre
14 Tzar Osvoboditel Blvd
1000 Sofia
Languages Bulgarian, English, German

Ivan Petrov is Junior Associate in the Dispute Resolution group of CMS Sofia. He is regularly involved in complex and high value commercial, IP, competition and banking litigation and arbitration cases.

In addition to being a Bulgarian qualified lawyer, Ivan has an LL.M. degree in International Dispute Resolution from Humboldt University, Berlin, where he obtained profound knowledge in international commercial and investment arbitration. In the course of his LL.M. studies, he gained practical experience in the legal profession as an intern at a leading international arbitration boutique law firm in Hamburg. Ivan has also completed an internship in international construction arbitration in Berlin with our esteemed colleagues from CMS Germany. 

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  • 2020 – LL.M., Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany.
  • 2018 – Master of Law, Sofia University ‘St. Kliment Ohridski’, Sofia, Bulgaria.
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