Ana Krusteva

Attorney at Law


Professional experience

Ana Krusteva, attorney-at-law, recognized by professional organizations such as the Legal 500, provides advice in areas such as Intellectual Property, Company and Commercial law, Mergers and Acquisitions, Employment law, as well as some aspects of Pharmaceutical law and Tax law. Particularly interested in smart contracts, NFTs, various aspects of Technology, media and telecommunications law (TMT), Compliance.


As part of the team of “Penkov, Markov and Partners”, Ana Krusteva, attorney-at-law, advises companies in industries such as automotive industry, banking and non-banking institutions, consumer goods, insurance, manufacturing, real estate, sports, TMT, tobacco, e-commerce, entertainment, healthcare, IT, publishing, retail, assistance to start-ups and others:

Intellectual Property: trademarks (national, international, European Union), designs, know-how, trade secrets, domains, assistance in proceedings before the Bulgarian Patent Office, European Union Intellectual Property Office, World Intellectual Property Organization, preparation and submission of applications for registrations, renewals, representation in oppositions, objections, invalidations, infringements; strategies for IP protection, preliminary searches, preparation of licensing agreements, etc; copyrights: drafting of opinions, different types of contracts for works of art, software, EULA, T&C, opinions on the protection of rights in social networks (Instagram, YouTube), for clients such as Coca-Cola, Karelia Tobacco Company, Tiger Technology, NHL,  Berlin Chemie, Subway, Paradise mall, MAN Truck & Bus, Pierre Fabre, Klett  Group, Doverie, TBI Bank, Titan Cement Company, Arteks Engineering, SDK Secure, Naturprodukt / Dr. Theiss Naturwaren, Mondi, radio, media, artists, producers, etc.

Company and Commercial law: registrations in the commercial register, legal opinions, legal due diligence, preparation of various types of commercial contracts, assistance in mergers and acquisitions, for clients such as Nokia, Rakuten Inc. (Viber), Delivery Hero / Food Panda, BA Glass (BA Glass is one of the largest multinational glass manufacturers), Tiger Technology, Everty, Tek Experts, Classic Maritime, Blue Lynx (a leading recruitment company in the Netherlands, established in 1988).

Employment law: preparation of contracts, legal opinions, assistance in the preparation of bonus schemes, including for provision of shares, options and crypto assets to employees, assistance in procedures for work permits type Blue Card of the European Union, assistance in licensing and reviewing agreements of recruitment agencies, temporary employment, etc., for clients such as Rakuten (Viber), Acronis, Adecco Group, Pierre Fabre, Xella, Ubisoft Bulgaria, Zlatna Panega, Urbanise, Blue Lynx, etc.

Pharmaceutical law: regulation of advertising of medicinal products, participation in the preparation of a legal guide on the advertising of medicinal products in Bulgaria, regulation of the relationships between pharmaceutical companies and healthcare professionals, parallel import of medicinal products: criteria of the Court of Justice of the European Union and national framework, clinical trial agreements (CTA, CTO, PI).

Tax law: tax aspects of crypto assets, providing bonuses in crypto assets; provision of shares and options to employees; double taxation treaties, corporate tax, etc.

Anti-money laundering measures: analysis of corporate structures, identification of beneficial owners, performance of internal checks (Customer Due Diligence).

Whistleblowing - compliance with the legislation for protection of whistleblowers

Preparation of Compliance legal briefs


  • What is whistleblowing according to European Union? In co-authorship with Asen Apostolov, PMP Legal News, issue 41 - 42, 2022
  • "Penultimate" - on the legal status of the orders of the Minister of Health during COVID, "Actualno", 2020.
  • Electronic identity – regulation of the digital society, Libre foundation, 2016