Preslava Dilkova has been working on EU regulatory compliance matters for five years. She provides legal advice, proposes strategies, and represents clients before the EU institutions, as well as national enforcement authorities.
Preslava focuses her practice on EU chemicals regulation, in particular on issues under the REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals) Regulation — e.g., registration compliance, data-sharing negotiations, and disputes. She also has extensive experience in the area of biocides, pesticides, and general EU product safety (e.g., medical devices, waste, and cosmetics). She assists in the legal management of REACH, biocides, and food law consortia. Preslava was involved in litigations before the EU Courts in Luxembourg and the Board of Appeal of the European Chemicals Agency.
Preslava has recently provided legal support to one of the Firm's biggest clients in a complex REACH registration project, which was completed successfully. Prior to that, she coordinated an EU-wide strategy on product compliance and technical harmonization on behalf of another client.
Preslava has been a speaker at conferences in Bulgaria on REACH and general EU administrative law. In addition to her native Bulgarian, Preslava is fluent in English and has an advanced level of French.
UPL acquires Arysta LifeScience from Platform Specialty Products Corporation for $4.2 billion
Jones Day advised UPL Limited ("UPL"), a leading global generic agrochemical company based in India, in connection with its subsidiary, UPL Corporation Limited’s, US$4.2 billion acquisition of Arysta Lifescience Inc. (“Arysta”), a global provider of crop protection solutions, including bio-solutions and seed treatment, from NYSE listed Platform Specialty Products Corporation (“Platform”).
Arsenal Capital Partners sells IGM Resins to Astorg
Jones Day advised Arsenal Capital Partners (“ACP”) on the full shop auction of IGM Resins Cooperative U.A. and its group (“IGM”) to European private equity firm Astorg as the successful bidder.
Publications Prior to Jones Day
The New Procedural Regulation in State Aid - Whether ''Modernization'' is in the Right Direction? European Competition Law Review, Thomson Reuters, 2014 volume 35, issue 2.
- Sofia University (Courses in Bulgarian Law, 2015); King's College London (LL.M. in Competition Law 2013); The Hague University of Applied Sciences (LL.B. in International and European Law 2011)
- Brussels, Belgium (E List) and Pleven, Bulgaria
- Trainee: Permanent Representation of Bulgaria to the EU, Brussels (2012-2013) and European Commission, DG COMP (Competition), Brussels (2010-2011)
- Bulgarian, English, and French