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Dr. Estelle Ivanova

Estelle Ivanova is a French qualified lawyer and mediator. She advises clients on cross-border matters involving Swiss and French proceedings. Dedicated to facilitating amicable solutions, Estelle guides parties through mediations.

Her litigation practice is focused on administrative and general contract law. Additionally, she has extensive expertise in human rights protection, property law and sports law. She also represents clients before French courts and administrative bodies. She speaks French, English and Bulgarian.

Estelle Ivanova holds a Ph.D. in International and European Law from the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, as well as a CAS in Regulation of Global Sport from the University of Lausanne.


D +41 44 515 02 36

Curriculum Vitae

  • Of Counsel and Head French Law Practice Group with VALLONI Attorneys at Law (since 2024)
  • 2023 CAS in Regulation of Global Sport, University of Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • Legal Internship (23/08/2005-7/10/2005), Alfred James & Co Solicitors LLP, South Croydon, England.
  • 2018 – 2019 Lecturer, Côte d’Azur University and Le Mans University, France.
  • 2018 PhD in International and European Law, Paris 1 Pantheon – Sorbonne University, France.
  • 2017 Diploma in Mediation, IFOMENE, Catholic University of Paris, France.
  • 2016 – 2018 Temporary Research Assistant and Assistant Lecturer (ATER), Le Mans University, France.
  • 2012 – 2016 Lecturer, Pantheon-Assas University, Pantheon-Sorbonne University and University of Versailles, France.
  • 01/03/2012- Present Independent Attorney-at-Law at the Paris Bar & Mediator
  • Associate (16/03/2011- 28/02/2012) and Trainee-Lawyer (01/01/2010 – 30/06/2010), Israel avocats, Paris.
  • 2010 Certificate of Aptitude for the Legal Profession (CAPA), Paris Bar School, France.
  • 2009 Master’s Degree in European Law, Paris 1 Pantheon – Sorbonne University, France.
  • Legal Internship (01/05/-31/08/2009), International Arbitration Chamber of Paris (IACP), France.
  • 2006 Master’s Degree in International Law, Bordeaux University, France.


  • Associate member of the Le Mans University Law Laboratory

French, English, Bulgarian

16/03/2011, Paris Bar


Ivanova, E. (2020). L’UE et les matières premières critiques. Rev. dr. UE, 2, pp. 112-122.
Ivanova, E. (2019). La protection des investissements dans le cadre des accords de libre-échange de nouvelle génération conclus par l’UE: aspects procéduraux. Rev. aff. eur.- Law & European Affairs, 4, pp.745-761.
Ivanova, E. (2018). L’accès aux données publiques encouragé : les règles du financement de l’open data par l’UE. In E. Mouriesse (Ed.), L’open data, une évolution juridique ? Revue générale du droit. Retrieved from www.revuegeneraledudroit.eu/?p=29533