During recent years the lawyers of Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. have gained significant experience in the area of pharmaceutical law. The law firm is the legal adviser in this area of a leading international company and its Bulgarian trade representation office. Legal consultations have been provided with regard to competition and pharmaceutical law aspects of agreements with local distributors, which include, amongst others, data protection, privacy and indemnification.
Dimitrov, Petrov & Co.’s lawyers have provided a US-based blue-chip biotech company with legal assistance with regard to the conduct of clinical trials on the territory of Bulgaria. They have consulted the client on various matters regarding indemnification, insurance, personal data protection and privacy in the healthcare environment.
The team has rendered legal services with regard to the e-healthcare regulation and the data protection in the medical sector to a premiere German company and its Bulgarian subsidiary. Full legal service has been also provided to one of the major Bulgarian companies acting on the food supplement market.
A leading UK pharmaceutical company is another client which has been assisted during the whole procedure of merger notification to the Bulgarian Commission on Protection of Competition.
Throughout 2008 Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. consulted a number of clients on contracts for the conduct of clinical trials on the territory of Bulgaria.
In 2009 Dimitrov, Petrov & Co.’s experts represented a major US pharmaceutical company in a proceeding before the national competition authority regarding unfair competition practices in the advertising of pharmaceutical products. They have advised the same company in relation to an appeal against the inclusion of a competitor’s product in the national positive drug list.
Consultations on a case-by-case basis have been provided to a premiere Bulgarian company in the pharmaceutical sector. Some of the problems advised by the firm’s lawyers were related to a dispute with a local competitor regarding unfair competition in the advertising of pharmaceutical products.
Since 2011 Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. advises a leading wholesale drug distributor on regulatory matters. The experts of the law firm drafted suggestions for amendment to an ordinance in order to provide equal conditions for all wholesale distributors to supply pharmacies with drugs reimbursable by the National Health Insurance Fund, which were subsequently passed.
Among the law firm’s clients is one of the largest retail pharmacy chains in the country, which seeks our services for appealing infringement acts, issued by the National Health Insurance Fund. On behalf of the client the law firm’s experts have also been involved in the struggle for amendments of the applicable regulations regarding the registration and activities of pharmacies, aiming more favourable terms for opening a pharmacy and à more flexible approach of competent authorities as regards the ongoing business issues concerning the pharmacies.