Assen Dyulgerov


Assen Dyulgerov has extensive professional experience in the fields of legislation, administrative law and process and public administration.

Assen Dyulgerov is a consultant and participant in Open Government Initiative of USAID (DPK Consulting US) – public procurement management and integrity, during 2005 – 2007.

Assen Dyulgerov  has in-depth knowledge and experience in:

  • project management – technical assistance contracts, including legal aid under the World Bank Program for development and implementation of an Integrated Information System for Cadastre and Property Register and its subsequent upgrade financed by EU projects (contract with the Agency for Geodesy, Cartography and cadastre from 2007 and a contract with the Registry Agency from 2008 and 2018-2020).
  • Public Procurement Management and Integrity, as a consultant in the USAID Open Government Program (DPK Consulting US, 2005-2007) and subsequent participation in corporate consulting structures.
  • Medical law and bioethics as a lawyer and consultant, incl. in EU-funded projects abroad.

Fluent in English and Russian languages.

Academic Qualifications

Certificate, Legislative Research Services and Drafting

US Congress – Research Service, 1991

Certificate, American Jurisprudence Course for young lawyers

DAC Foundation Budapest and Columbia University, joint program, 1991

Administrative Law and Process – post-graduate doctor’s course, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Faculty of Law, 1991

Master of Law, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”,

Faculty of Law, 1986

Professional Qualifications

Attorney, Sofia Bar Association



Code of the Administrative Procedure – Systematic Commentary (co-author), Sofia, “Trud i Pravo” Publishers, 2013.

Manuals and professional handbooks

Energy and Good Governance: Problems and Possible Political Options. Sofia, Center for the Study of Democracy, 2010 (co-author for legislative aspects and public procurement sections).

Operational Manual for the Integrated Information System for the Cadastre and Property Registration: Title Deeds Registration, Sofia 2009

Corruption in Public Procurement: Risks and Reform Policies, Sofia, Center for the Study of Democracy, 2007 (co-author)

Public Procurement Cycle Management Handbook, Sofia, USAID, 2007 (co-author)


The Prohibition on Re-Assignment of Municipal Property, “Property and Law Digest”, 2018, No 02, p. 32.

Would the Contract to Apply Urban Development Provisions be Legally Binding, “Property and Law Digest”, 2017, No 09, p. 48.

Probative Value of the Satellite Imagery in the Administrative Procedure, “Property and Law Digest”, 2016, No 10, p. 33.

Decisions of the Local Government Bodies Subject of Challenge and Judicial Review. “Property and Law Digest”, 2015, No 5, p. 21-31.

Civil Forfeiture within the National and Comparative Context (in Bulgarian). Bar Review December 2011, No 12. pp. 3-17.

Dilemma of the Consequent Judicial Reform: Specialized or Extraordinary Courts (in Bulgarian):

“Concurring Opinion to the Ombudsman Rationales for Rejecting the Request of Y.Yanev for Proclaiming Unconstitutionality of National Assembly Rules and Procedures” (in Bulgarian). Legal World, No 1, February 2010. pp. 127-128.

Local Government – Is It Time for the “First Amendment”? In: The Constitution and State, Sofia, 2004, pp. 167-173

Goals, Scope and Impact of Directive 2004/23/ЕO, Yearbook ЕАТА Foundation, Sofia, 2006, pp. 9-13

Evolution of the Administrative Review of Unlawful Decisions of the Public Authorities, in: Constitution and Democratic Developments in Bulgaria (Research Conference carried out on 7/10/1995 in Sofia, National Convention Centre), issued by the National Assembly and Association “Constitutionalism and Democracy” 1996, pp. 93-109

On the Discourse for Administrative Reform Strategy in the Republic of Bulgaria, Administracia (Administration) journal 1994, No. 8-9

On the Legal Status of the Central Non-Ministerial Bodies, Administracia (Administration) journal, 1994, No 5, pp. 15-19

Fair Competition and Reliability in Commercial Communication, Pravna Misal (Legal Studies) journal, 1992, No. 4, pp. 3-9

Legislative Developments and Contradictions Based on “Public – Private” Concepts: US-Bulgarian Round Table, St. Konstantin and Elena, May 1991

Consumerism and the Law, State and Law journal 1991, No. 12, pp. 3-12

Legislative Approach and Situational Management (in Bulgarian). IKO journal, 1990, No 2.


Attorney-at-Law admitted Sofia City Bar  – 2003 – present;

Deputy Director, Centre for Administration, Council of ministers  –

May 1992 – October 1994;

Secretary in Sofia Municipality – November 1995 – October 2003;

Chief counsellor, Legal Department, National Assembly – January 1991 – October 1995


National Association Legal Initiative for Local Government (NALILG), Bulgaria