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Desislava K. Docheva

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Desislava Docheva is a skilled litigation lawyer with a specific emphasis on financial services litigation, commercial litigation and arbitration.

Professional Biography

Overview

Desislava Docheva has almost ten years of experience in law in both the U.S. and Canada, having represented clients in construction and commercial litigation, complex contractual disputes, international arbitration, insurance coverage disputes, and professional negligence matters.

Desislava is fluent in Bulgarian (her native language) and English.

Representative Matters
  • Acted as trial counsel for a leading chemical and technology company in a successful $1.3 billion breach of contract and conversion claim against the operator of a jointly owned ethylene manufacturing facility in Canada.

  • Acted as trial counsel for a subsidiary of a major oil and gas company successfully defending an alleged wrongful termination of an independent contractor.

  • Acted as hearing counsel for a junior oil company in a securities hearing successfully defending insider trading and other allegations.

  • Acted as appellate counsel for individual clients defending an appeal of a successful trial judgment and further successfully defending a leave to appeal application to the Supreme Court of Canada.

  • Acted as pre-trial counsel for an international construction contractor advancing a multimillion dollar claim arising out of the design and construction of a magnesium oxide plant in Jordan.

  • Acted as pre-trial counsel for a major Canadian bank in a mortgage fraud and unjust enrichment matter.

  • Acted as summary trial and appellate counsel for an insurance company on a contentious, not settled point of law relating to insurance coverage.

  • Acted as counsel on multiple files requiring interpretation of insurance policy coverage, including policies relating to business interruption, professional negligence, title insurance, third-party liability, and environmental pollution liability.

  • Assisted in several complex arbitration matters arising out of construction and insurance disputes.

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Education

  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D., 2018, cum laude
    • Completed joint J.D./LL.M. in International Arbitration, July 2018
  • University of Calgary, J.D., 2009
  • University of Toronto, M.A. in Russian and East European Studies, 2006
  • Sofia University Kliment Ohridski, B.A./M.A., 2000

Admissions

  • Florida, 2018
  • Alberta, Canada, 2010
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

Languages

  • Bulgarian

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