Radosveta Vassileva


Radosveta Vassileva
NameRadosveta Vassileva
Job titleVisiting Fellow
Research institute
Primary appointmentLaw and Social Sciences
Email addressR.Vassileva@mdx.ac.uk
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-7118-3949
Contact categoryResearcher

Biography

Biography

Dr Vassileva is a Visiting Research Fellow focusing on comparative private and public law, and EU law. She holds a PhD in Law from University College London (UK), a Master's degree in Global Business Law from the Sorbonne (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne), a Master's degree in Economic Law from the Institute of Political Studies in Paris (Sciences Po Paris), and a Bachelor's degree in International Relations from Tufts University (USA). 

Her research has been published in leading journals, such as the European Review of Private Law, the European Business Law Review, the Journal of Comparative Law, European Public Law, the Journal of International Economic Law, etc. She often writes for the media - her articles have been published in New Eastern Europe, Euronews, the EUobserver, etc. 

Her book Bulgarian Private Law at Crossroads (ISBN 9781839702051) was published by Intersentia in August 2022.

Education and qualifications

PhD in Law
University College London, the UK
Master's Degree in Economic Law
Sciences Po Paris, France
Master's Degree in Global Business Law
Université de Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris, France
Bachelor of Arts in International Relations
Tufts University, the USA

Research outputs

Bulgarian private law at crossroads

Vassileva, R. 2022. Bulgarian private law at crossroads. Cambridge, UK Intersentia.

Investment arbitration and the rule of law: How transparency impacts on domestic accountability

Vassileva, R. 2024. Investment arbitration and the rule of law: How transparency impacts on domestic accountability. in: Heidemann, M. and Andenas, M. (ed.) Commercial Contract Law and Arbitration: From Assignments to Unfair Terms Routledge. pp. 46-77

A perfect storm: the extraordinary constitutional attack against the Istanbul Convention in Bulgaria

Vassileva, R. 2022. A perfect storm: the extraordinary constitutional attack against the Istanbul Convention in Bulgaria. Osteuropa Recht. 68 (1), pp. 78-96. https://doi.org/10.5771/0030-6444-2022-1-78

Legal change and the role of the scholar: scratching beneath the surface of comparative taxonomies

Vassileva, R. 2024. Legal change and the role of the scholar: scratching beneath the surface of comparative taxonomies. Studia Iuridica. 99, pp. 615-637. https://doi.org/10.31338/2544-3135.si.2024-99.36

Three ways to bolster flawed AML/CFT in the EU

Demetriades, P. and Vassileva, R. 2021. Three ways to bolster flawed AML/CFT in the EU. Central Banking Journal. XXXII (1).

Concluding remarks: Interwar dialogues and the patterns of legal change [Blog post]

Vassileva, R. 2023. Concluding remarks: Interwar dialogues and the patterns of legal change [Blog post]. British Association of Comparative Law.

Bulgarian Private Law at Crossroads (Intersentia 2022) [Blog post]

Vassileva, R. 2022. Bulgarian Private Law at Crossroads (Intersentia 2022) [Blog post]. British Association of Comparative Law.

Bulgaria’s mafia state and the failure of the CVM

Vassileva, R. 2023. Bulgaria’s mafia state and the failure of the CVM.

Extradition to Russia from an EU member state: judicial incompetence, political bias, or just another sign of rule of law decay?

Vassileva, R. 2022. Extradition to Russia from an EU member state: judicial incompetence, political bias, or just another sign of rule of law decay? Verfassungsblog: On Matters Constitutional. https://doi.org/10.17176/20220818-181747-0

Bulgaria’s failed specialized criminal justice experiment

Vassileva, R. 2022. Bulgaria’s failed specialized criminal justice experiment. https://doi.org/10.17176/20220429-182318-0

Impunity: the unbearable difficulty of dismissing a General Prosecutor for abuses of office and other crimes

Vassileva, R. 2022. Impunity: the unbearable difficulty of dismissing a General Prosecutor for abuses of office and other crimes. Verfassungsblog: On Matters Constitutional. https://doi.org/10.17176/20220318-121202-0

Framing and raiding: Bulgaria’s Kafkaesque Prosecutor’s Office

Vassileva, R. 2021. Framing and raiding: Bulgaria’s Kafkaesque Prosecutor’s Office. Verfassungsblog: On Matters Constitutional. https://doi.org/10.17176/20210609-123826-0

Yellow light for disciplining inconvenient judges? The ECtHR’s ambivalent judgment in Todorova v Bulgaria

Vassileva, R. 2021. Yellow light for disciplining inconvenient judges? The ECtHR’s ambivalent judgment in Todorova v Bulgaria. Verfassungsblog: On Matters Constitutional. https://doi.org/10.17176/20211105-011230-0

Short but sweet: Bulgaria's short-lived 45th National Assembly as a first step towards reforms

Vassileva, R. 2021. Short but sweet: Bulgaria's short-lived 45th National Assembly as a first step towards reforms. Verfassungsblog: On Matters Constitutional. https://doi.org/10.17176/20210512-181802-0

Bulgaria’s election spiral: the anatomy of disappointment

Vassileva, R. 2023. Bulgaria’s election spiral: the anatomy of disappointment. Jan Nowak-Jeziorański College of Eastern Europe in Wrocław.

Bulgaria's institutional wars

Vassileva, R. 2022. Bulgaria's institutional wars. Jan Nowak-Jeziorański College of Eastern Europe in Wrocław.

After yet another election, where are you heading Bulgaria?

Vassileva, R. 2022. After yet another election, where are you heading Bulgaria? Jan Nowak-Jeziorański College of Eastern Europe in Wrocław.

Who is who in the Bulgarian coup?

Vassileva, R. 2022. Who is who in the Bulgarian coup? Jan Nowak-Jeziorański College of Eastern Europe in Wrocław.

Snap elections in Bulgaria: who is ready for political suicide?

Vassileva, R. 2021. Snap elections in Bulgaria: who is ready for political suicide? Jan Nowak-Jeziorański College of Eastern Europe in Wrocław.

Bulgaria’s media jungle: the good, the bad and the ugly

Vassileva, R. 2021. Bulgaria’s media jungle: the good, the bad and the ugly. Jan Nowak-Jeziorański College of Eastern Europe in Wrocław.

Bulgaria’s deepening political crisis: An opportunity to separate the wheat from the chaff [Blog post]

Vassileva, R. 2023. Bulgaria’s deepening political crisis: An opportunity to separate the wheat from the chaff [Blog post]. Institute of Communication Studies (ICS).

The Bulgarian-Macedonian hala meets EU hypocrisy [Blog post]

Vassileva, R. 2022. The Bulgarian-Macedonian hala meets EU hypocrisy [Blog post]. Institute of Communication Studies (ICS).

The end of an autocratic era? Bulgaria’s new regular government [Blog post]

Vassileva, R. 2021. The end of an autocratic era? Bulgaria’s new regular government [Blog post]. Institute of Communication Studies (ICS).

Snap parliamentary elections in July: civil society v Bulgaria’s autocracy [Blog post]

Vassileva, R. 2021. Snap parliamentary elections in July: civil society v Bulgaria’s autocracy [Blog post]. Institute of Communication Studies (ICS).

The rise of the pro-Putin “Revival” party in Bulgaria

Vassileva, R. 2024. The rise of the pro-Putin “Revival” party in Bulgaria. Jan Nowak-Jeziorański College of Eastern Europe in Wrocław.

Bulgaria’s Faustian bargain and the betrayal of the 2020 anti-corruption protests

Vassileva, R. 2024. Bulgaria’s Faustian bargain and the betrayal of the 2020 anti-corruption protests. Jan Nowak-Jeziorański College of Eastern Europe in Wrocław.

Lyuben Dikov, Filippo Vassalli, and Karl Llewellyn: three scholars who may hold a key to understanding some peculiar similarities between Bulgarian, Italian, and US Law, by Radosveta Vassileva [Blog post]

Vassileva, R. 2024. Lyuben Dikov, Filippo Vassalli, and Karl Llewellyn: three scholars who may hold a key to understanding some peculiar similarities between Bulgarian, Italian, and US Law, by Radosveta Vassileva [Blog post]. British Association of Comparative Law.

Environmental delicts and post-communist private law in Bulgaria: time for reforms in view of UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and the European Green Deal?

Vassileva, R. 2024. Environmental delicts and post-communist private law in Bulgaria: time for reforms in view of UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and the European Green Deal? in: Santos Silva, M., Nicolussi, A., Wendehorst, C., Coderch, P., Clément, M. and Zoll, F. (ed.) The Routledge Handbook of Private Law and Sustainability Routledge.

At a snail’s pace: How EU bureaucracy undermines fundamental rights

Vassileva, R. 2023. At a snail’s pace: How EU bureaucracy undermines fundamental rights. Verfassungsblog. https://doi.org/10.59704/cb1c6dfd944241bf

Review of Kriszta Kovács (ed), The Jurisprudence of Particularism: National Identity Claims in Central Europe (Bloomsbury Publishing 2023), ISBN: 9781509960125

Vassileva, R. 2023. Review of Kriszta Kovács (ed), The Jurisprudence of Particularism: National Identity Claims in Central Europe (Bloomsbury Publishing 2023), ISBN: 9781509960125. British Association of Comparative Law.
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