Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. possesses in-depth expertise in the area of construction law and provides a complete range of legal solutions for the construction sector. The lawyers’ experience extends to the elaboration of legal opinions on zoning procedures, approval of investment design and obtaining construction permits. Dimitrov, Petrov & Co.’s construction team is expert at negotiating design, construction and supervision contracts and associated legal documentation. In order to assist clients at all stages of their construction projects, Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. offers high-quality counsel on litigation and arbitration issues for solving construction related disputes as well as on appealing individual administrative acts on construction such as construction bans, for example.
On behalf of clients, Dimitrov, Petrov & Co.’s experienced team of lawyers provides consultations in the field of international construction contracts based on the General Conditions of FIDIC, the International Federation of Consulting Engineers with a membership of about 1 million professionals. They also draft and negotiate FIDIC-based construction and design subcontracts in accordance with the Conditions of Contract for Construction (the Red Book), the Conditions of Contract for Plant and Design-Build (the Yellow Book) ās well as the Conditions of Contract for EPC/Turnkey Projects (the Silver Book).
For many years the firm has provided legal advice to the local branch of one of the major Italian transport infrastructure constructors that won the tenders for five of the biggest PHARE-financed infrastructure projects in Bulgaria amounting to more than 60 million euro.
Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. also consulted the Bulgarian subsidiary of another leading Italian construction company specializing in railway roads which won a tender for an ISPA-financed railway project evaluated at more than 100 million euro. The law firm’s dedicated experts rendered the contractor a complete set of legal and taxation services including court representation, arbitration and legal counsel for the optimization of the company’s day-to-day business in Bulgaria. Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. recently represented the client in a complicated dispute under a FIDIC subcontract involving complex pre-court interim measures. The resolution on the procedure is still pending.
The firm has consulted big construction companies on reconstruction of airports, rehabilitation of roads and highways. It also protects their interests in litigation, debt collection, preparation of complete company documents including representation before the government, etc.
Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. has gained an extensive practice in the implementation of procedures for the registration of construction companies in the National Register of Constructors (NRC) – an essential prerequisite for the performance of any construction activities on the territory of Bulgaria. The law firm has successfully registered several local and foreign constructors with the NRC, among which a significant international construction company specialized in the construction of petrol stations with more than 20 completed projects on the territory of Bulgaria.
Jointly with the M&A Practice Group, Dimitrov, Petrov & Co.’s experts participate in the whole negotiation process and the performance of a comprehensive legal due diligence of the target developments of a global construction company. They also offer leading constructors and land owners an integrated service covering all legal and tax aspects of the development of national and international telecommunication projects such as the construction of cable networks.
Dimitrov, Petrov & Co.’s experts offer comprehensive legal assistance in all administrative procedures under Bulgarian law in obtaining clearance for construction in protected areas under Natura 2000 – the European ecological network of protected areas.
Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. also advises investors on the relevant Bulgarian and international law procedures throughout the course of construction in territorial waters and in the continental shelf.
The law firm’s multi-faceted work enables it to bring together diverse experience from various sectors, therefore, in cooperation with its Energy Law Practice Group, the law firm offers complete legal services pertaining to the acquisition or establishment of rights of way and easements for electricity infrastructure, construction, acquisition and development of wind farms including consultations of contracts for grid connections of power plants, etc.