Nadezhda Svinarova-Petrova holds a law degree from Pantheon-Assas Paris 2 and René Descartes Paris 5, two of the most acclaimed law schools in France. During her studies, she also spent 6 months at Queen-Mary University, London within Erasmus.

Mrs Svinarova-Petrova has served as a lawyer with the Paris Bar since 2012 and has been listed in the register of foreign attorneys-in-law at the Supreme Bar Council of Bulgaria since January 2015.

Nadezhda Svinarova-Petrova has worked as in-house counsel for companies such as Oberthur Technologies SA and Ipsen Pharma SAS, as well as a lawyer in law firms such as Intuity and BCTG Avocats, specializing in Commercial and Pharmaceutical law for an array of stakeholders in the life sciences sector, including some of the largest international pharmaceutical companies, drug distributors and associations of pharmacists.

Her multinational legal culture and expertise allow her to work on international legal issues with foreign clients.

She is fluent in French, English and Spanish.