Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. is a leading Bulgarian law firm witnessing rapid development in recent years. All our practising lawyers are encouraged to develop expertise in several areas of law. Associates receive training in multiple practice areas during their first couple of years with the firm in order to develop strong and well-rounded legal skills essential for identifying and solving client problems. Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. takes pride in its commitment to providing a stimulating and positive work environment for all employees. We know that we are only as good as our attorneys and staff.
In order to handle the constantly increasing workload, the firm is maintaining a database containing information of young ambitious professionals willing to join our staff. The firm seeks to employ associates and juniors - young graduates, court clerks and last year law students with excellent academic record, strong work ethic, good communication skills and confidence in written and oral English. Candidates should have an excellent academic achievement record and must possess the temperament, maturity, common sense, initiative and marketing skills to become skilled, productive lawyers who can make a real contribution to the success of both our firm and clients. Knowledge of a second foreign language (preferably German, French or Italian) is an advantage. We are looking for lawyers who will enjoy solving complex problems by non-standard thinking and who want to take on serious responsibility early in their careers.
If you think you would like to become a part of our team, please send a CV and a letter of interest to the following e-mail . It would be our responsibility to contact you as soon as there is an appropriate vacancy available.
PRIVACY NOTICE FOR JOB APPLICANTS AND PARTICIPANTS IN RECRUITMENT PROCESSES
Please read this Notice carefully. It contains important information about how we process the personal data of job applicants and participants in recruitment processes (“You”).
- Who is the data controller of Your personal data?
The data controller of Your personal data is Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Law Firm, registered with a court decision under company file 6082/2005 in the company registry of Sofia City Court, BULSTAT 131433772, having its seat and registered address in Sofia, 28 Todor Alexandrov Blvd., fl. 7 and fl. 10, Website: https://www.dpc.bg/, telephone: +359 2 4214201, e-mail address: , with partners George Georgiev Dimitrov, Bogdan Kostadinov Petrov, Alexander Todorov Todorov, Metodi Petrov Baykushev, Hristo Ivanov Nihrizov, Zoya Nikolaeva Todorova and Boyana Asenova Milcheva (“We”, “Us”/the “Law Firm”).
- What type of personal data do We process during the recruitment processfor Our staff and attorneys?
When applying for a position with Us or for entering into a civil contract (e.g. a contract for full-time work with an attorney-at-law under Article 77 of the Bar Act (BA)) and You participate in our recruitment procedures, We may process certain information about You, namely:
(1) Data concerning You and Your contact details: full name; address (permanent, current and correspondence address); e-mail; phone number; information about the position You apply for;
(2) Data concerning Your education and qualifications: resume/CV; cover letter, information contained in documents certifying level of education completed; professional qualifications, professional certification, membership in organisations (including in the bar associations) and additional specialisations; information about the languages You have command of and Your level of fluency; information about Your skills and qualifications (computer skills, technical skills, additional qualifications, certificates and courses);
(3) Data concerning Your professional experience: previous work or other professional experience (including information on the name of a previous employer or other organisation with which You have been contracted (e.g. law firm, etc.), term of employment, place of employment, position held, recommendation letters, legal practice within the meaning of the BA, etc.); information on the nature and scope of work performed with previous employers/other organisation with which You have been contracted, as well as information on current employment and civil contract relations;
(4) Data that became known to Us in the course of interviews and tests conducted during the recruitment process, incl. information on requested/proposed remuneration, information generated in the course of performed tests, interviews and any other forms of assessmentofthe presence of relevant knowledge, skills, competences, qualifications, etc.;
(5) Data from communications carried out with You in connection with Your application and participation in the recruitment process;
(6) Other information included in Your application at Your discretion, including information concerning recommendations; a photo; other data which You have included in Your application at Your own discretion, e.g. information about age; date of birth; information contained in CVs, cover letters, other supporting documentation for the application, etc.;
(7) Information collected and prepared by recruitment agencies, to which the Law Firm has assigned separate stages of or the overall recruitment process, such as considering and assessing applications, conducting interviews, etc. (including data from reports, recommendations, etc., prepared by such agencies);
(8) Information contained in other documents required for the conclusion of an employment or civil contract – e.g. a document certifying the level of education, specialty, qualification, professional certification, scientific title or scientific degree acquired, where such is required for the role or position for which the person applies.
If You are selected and appointed to a relevant position with Us, the information and documents provided to Us within the application and recruitment process could become part of Your file as an employee or contractor (e.g. attorney-at-law at a full-time work at the Law Firm). We will store these documents and information in accordance with the terms for storing data of employees and contractors under civil contract set by Us. If You are selected for the relevant position for the purposes of concluding a contract with You (employment or civil contract), it may be necessary that You provide additional information and documents in accordance with the requirements of the applicable law and Our internal rules and procedures. In these cases, We will bring to Your attention our Privacy Notice for employees and contractors under civil contract.
Information not to be included in Your application:
In case You wish that We do not process the data specified in item (6) above, please do not include such data in Your application.
In addition, We explicitly ask You not to include in Your application and send to Us any copies of official identification documents – ID, passport, driving license, residence document.
- For what purposes and on what grounds do We process Your personal data?
We may process Your personal data for the following purposes and on the following grounds:
(1) Recruitment for a specific position: When You apply for a specific position with Us, We process the personal data specified above in order to consider Your application and to assess to what extent Your qualifications and professional experience meet the requirements for that position. The data We process for this purpose include the data You have provided to Us in Your application and the data generated during the recruitment process (e.g., data which became known to Us during the interview conducted with You). When considering Your application and carrying out the recruitment, We may contact You through the contact details You have provided for the purpose of conducting interviews or clarifying other matters regarding Your application.
For this purpose, We process Your personal data on the basis of Art. 6, Para 1 (b) of Regulation 2016/679 (“GDPR”/ the “Regulation”) – taking the necessary steps before concluding an employment or civil contract with You, and pursuant to Art. 6, Para 1 (f) of GDPR – legitimate interest, where Our legitimate interest is to evaluate the compatibility of Your application with the necessary requirements and to carry out recruitment to fill certain vacancies with Us.
(2) Exercising and protection of Our legitimate rights and interests or those of third parties such as recruitment agencies, employees, partners and attorneys at the Law Firm (including assistance in exercising and protection of legitimate rights and interests of such third parties): In case of complaints, reporting, etc. to the competent state and judicial authorities, We may process the personal data mentioned above to the extent necessary to exercise or protect our rights and interests or to assist our employees, partners, attorneys or contractors in the exercise and protection of their legal rights and interests.
In these cases, We may process Your Personal data on the basis of Art. 6, Para 1 (f) of GDPR – Our legitimate interest in the exercise and defense of legal claims and, accordingly, the legitimate interest of our employees, partners, attorneys or contractors in the exercise and defense of legal claims.
(3) Compliance with the legal obligations: In certain cases and on the grounds of Art. 6, Para 1 (c) of the GDPR, We may process Your personal data in order also to comply with legal obligations that apply to Us, such as the obligation to respond to Your request regarding the protection of Your personal data.
(4) Future recruitment: In case You provide Your prior and explicit consent, We may process Your personal data that were provided in spontaneous application (where no vacancy has been posted) or in application to a vacancy posted by Us for the purposes of carrying out future recruitment process. This includes listing You in our database of applicants for future recruiting, assessment of Your suitability for a certain position (including a different one from the position You originally applied for, if any), considering Your application and contacting You in this connection.
In such cases, We will process Your personal data on the grounds of Art. 6, Para 1 (a) of GDPR – Your explicit consent. You have the right to withdraw Your consent at any time without detriment. Withdrawal or refusal to consent does not in any way affect Your participation in the recruitment for the particular position You are applying for.
- Other sources of personal data
In some cases, personal data processed by Us in connection with Your application are not collected or received directly from You, but from third parties such as Recruitment Agencies – e.g. when applying through such agencies, and from public sources, such as public registers (e.g. Bar registers), etc.
- For what period do We store Your personal data?
We will process Your personal data as part of the recruitment process for the position for which Your application is submitted and will store it for a maximum of 6 (six) months after the process is completed. In the event that We have requested You to provide Us with originals or notarised copies of documents certifying Your qualifications and professional experience required for the respective position, We will return those documents to You within 6 (six) months of the final completion of the recruitment procedure if You are not approved for appointment.
Where there is an explicit and voluntary written consent on Your part which allows Your data to be processed for a longer period (e.g., for You to be listed in our database of applicants for future recruitment and for participation in future recruitment procedures), We may store this data for up to 2 (two) years from the final completion of the recruitment procedure. If You withdraw Your consent, We will remove Your data from our database and will cease processing Your personal data for future recruitment.
In the event of a legal dispute or proceeding requiring the retention of personal data and/or in the case of a request from a competent public authority, it may be possible that We retain the data for a longer period until the final closure of the proceedings before all instances, as well as for a period of up to 5 (five) years from the date of final completion of that proceeding.
Your personal data may also be processed for a longer period than the periods specified above, if this is necessary to achieve the purposes set out in this Notice, or if the legislation in place provides for the processing of the data for a longer period.
- Who may have access to Your personal data?
Your personal data may be provided to:
• Service providers which process personal data on Our behalf such as IT service providers, recruitment agencies, etc. These providers process Your personal data on the grounds of an agreement concluded with Us, in strict compliance with Our instructions and only to the extent necessary for the performance of the activities assigned to them;
• Postal service providers and telecommunications service providers for the purpose of contacting You;
• Providers of legal and notary services – in case of any need to defend Our legitimate interests;
• Competent municipal, state and judicial authorities in accordance with the procedures provided for in the regulations;
• Upon explicit consent – other categories of recipients explicitly specified in the consent.
- What are Your rights with regard to the processing of Your personal data?
With regard to the processing of Your Personal data by the Law Firm for the purposes specified in this Privacy Notice You have the following rights:
• Right of information: to obtain information regarding the processing of Your personal data on Our part. The present notice has been prepared and made available to You with respect to this right.
• Right of access: to obtain confirmation whether personal data relating to You is being processed as well as to obtain access to these data, incl. to request a copy of the data;
• Right of rectification: to request rectification or completion of Your personal data in case the data are inaccurate or incomplete;
• Right of erasure: to request the erasure of Your personal data if there are the grounds for this provided for in the Regulation;
• Right of restriction of processing: to request restriction of processing of Your personal data within the limits provided for in the Regulation, if there are grounds for this;
• Notificationof third parties to whom the personal data has been provided, of any rectification, erasure or restriction of processing of personal data unless this is impossible or requires a disproportionate effort on Our part;
• Right of data portability (if applicable): to receive the personal data which You have provided to Us, in a structured, commonly Used and machine-readable format and to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance if there are the grounds for this provided for in the Regulation;
• Right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing (i.e. without human intervention), including profiling within the meaning of the Regulation. For avoidance of any doubt We do not process Your personal data in this manner.
• Right to withdraw consent for processing, at any time and without detriment, when the processing is based on consent;
• Right to lodge a complaint with adata protection supervising authority in case You consider that the processing of Your Personal data infringes the Regulation or any other applicable requirements for data protection. The data protection supervising authority in the Republic of Bulgaria is the Commission for Personal Data Protection, with its registered address: 2 Prof. Tsvetan Lazarov Blvd, 1592 Sofia, Bulgaria, Website: https://www.cpdp.bg/ .
• Right to object to processing of Your personal data, which is based on legitimate interest, pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (e) GDPR, as specified above. In the event of such an objection, We will consider Your request and, if it is reasonable, We will comply with it. If We believe that there are compelling legal grounds for processing, or that it is necessary to establish, exercise, or defend legal claims, We will inform You of that.
You may exercise Your rights by submitting a written request to Us using the contact details specified above in this Notice in accordance with the requirements of the applicable law.
This Notice is effective as of 25 May 2018.