Former Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Law Firm Partner Bilyana Angelova has relocated to Luxembourg to join the European Commission as IT contract manager at Directorate-General for Informatics.
Angelova had been with DPC since 2009 when she joined as a Trainee. In 2013, she was appointed to Junior Associate and, in 2014, to Associate. She was then appointed to Senior Associate and Head of the IP team in 2017 and made Partner in 2019 when she was also appointed to head the Life Sciences team.
Don’t be afraid to turn a new page," commented Angelova. "Following thirteen incredible years at Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. (DPC), starting as a trainee and ending up as a Partner, I have recently moved to the European Commission as IT contract manager at Directorate-General for Informatics. This decision was not an easy one as virtually my whole career so far had been with DPC, and the people there felt a lot like family. However, reaching my teenage as a lawyer, I thought maybe the time had come for me to leave the nest. A key factor for this decision was that for personal reasons I had relocated to Luxembourg a couple of years earlier, and although I highly appreciated the opportunity DPC gave me to work from abroad, in the long run, I started missing the face-to-face communication with my colleagues, the small talks, the smiles. The other key reason was this great opportunity that came about to work in a legal area that I have always been passionate about – ICT law, and at such a respectable institution as the Commission. I will always hold DPC and the people I met there over the years dear to my heart, but one of the things I learned from them is not to be afraid to take up new challenges."
Originally reported by CEE In-House Matters.