Iliyana graduated with distinction from the University of Edinburgh in 2017 and since the beginning of her degree, she has acquired valuable legal experience at the Aberdeen Law Clinic, the Free Legal Advice Centre and the Oxford University Student Law Panel. After working for a financial advisory firm for a year, Iliyana joined the Dispute Resolution department of Burness Paull LLP as a paralegal during the final year of her undergraduate studies when she wrote the article "Third-Party Funding and Confidentiality in International Commercial Arbitration: A recipe for uncertainty?".
Iliyana is currently a second year trainee solicitor in Burness Paull LLP which is one of Scotland's leading independent commercial law firms. With 65 partners, over 500 people and offices in Scotland's three largest cities: Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow, the firm is deeply resourced in every sector important to its clients in Scotland, the UK and internationally - including financial, energy, property & infrastructure, and food & drink. In 2018 the firm was confirmed as the top legal corporate dealmaker in Scotland for the third year running, advising on 296 publishable transactions with a total value of £42.8 billion. The award-winning firm has also been recognised for outstanding work on behalf of clients in its Intellectual Property, Technology and Employment practices. Burness Paull is the exclusive member firm in Scotland for Lex Mundi - the world's leading network of independent law firms - and has worked in over 60 jurisdictions across the globe in the last three years.
- Diploma in Professional Legal Practice, University of Edinburgh (2016 - 2017)
- Law School on International Banking and Finance Law, Universidade do Minho (2017)
- LLB (with Honours) Law with European Legal Studies, University of Aberdeen (2011 - 2016)
- Vienna Law School on Dispute Resolution, University of Vienna (2014)
- Exchange student, KU Leuven (2013 - 2014)
English, Bulgarian, German, French, Flemish