Stanislav Kostov is asociate professor in EU Law at the European Studies Department and the Faculty of Law at Sofia University. He has specialised in Maastricht, the Netherlands and the Inter-University Centre for Human Rights, Sofia. In 2011, he defended his doctoral thesis on Acts of Justice of the European Union and Their Legal Consequences. He has worked at the Maritime Administration Executive Agency where he was appointed senior legal adviser until 2006. Since 2007, he has been a lawyer at the Sofia Bar Association. In the period of 2009 - 2010 he was Board Member of the French-Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce. Since 2012, he has been member of the scientific and methodological center of the Supreme Bar Council. Since 2015, he has also been member of the editorial board of the European Legal Review journal.