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.
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.
We would like to inform you that Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Law Firm is registered as a personal data controller at the Personal Data Protection Commission. Some of the data you voluntarily provide are defined as personal data and are subject to a specific protection regime under the Personal Data Protection Act. The data provided by you will be processed for recruitment purposes as well as for exercising the legal interests of the personal data controller regarding the future conclusion of an employment contract. Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Law Firm assumes the obligation to process, use and retain your personal data as well as to protect their confidentiality from third parties. We would also like to inform you and you agree that Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Law Firm can provide your personal data to state and municipal bodies and institutions, banks, commercial companies, legal entities and natural persons when there is such an obligation pursuant to a specific legal provision, when this is necessary for exercising your rights and legal interests as a candidate in the recruitment process and when this is necessary for exercising the legal rights and interests of Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Law Firm. Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Law Firm may provide your personal data to legal entities and natural persons who were assigned tasks related to recruitment and conclusion of an employment contract. We would like to inform you that you have the right to access and modify your personal data as well as to object to the processing and disclosing of your personal data for purposes other than those mentioned above.
Dimitrov, Petrov and Co. Law Firm Privacy Notice
on processing of personal data of job applicants and participants in recruitment processes
Please read carefully this Privacy Notice. It contains important information on how Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Law Firm processes personal data of applicants and participants in recruitment processes (“you”)
1. Who is the data controller of your personal data?
The data controller of your personal data is Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Law Firm, with partners George Georgiev Dimitrov, Bogdan Kostadinov Petrov, Alexander Todorov Todorov Metodi Petrov Baykushev, Hristo Ivanov Nihrizov and Zoya Nikolaeva Todorova, registered at the Unified Bar Register with the Supreme Judicial Council, registered with a court decision under court 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, e-mail address (the “Law Firm”/ “DPC”)
2. What type of personal data do we process during the recruitment process?
Application for a vacant position and participation in the recruitment process at DPC is entirely voluntary and at your discretion. However, when you apply for a job with us, you need to provide a resume/CV and a cover letter, containing a minimum of specific information enabling us to assess the suitability of your profile to the job requirements for the position and to contact you in this regard. This information includes: full name; correspondence address (postal or electronic); telephone number; education; information on languages you have command of as well as your level of fluency; information on your skills and qualifications (computer skills, certificates, distinctions, achievements, memberships, additional qualifications and courses); previous professional experience (duration, place of work, position).
Upon applying for a job at DPC, at your own choice and discretion, you may provide additional data (such as additional information contained in your resume and cover letter, age, photo, marital status, diplomas, certificates, recommendations, etc.). In case you do not wish us to process such data about you, we kindly ask you not to include it in your application.
In addition, depending on the specific position, participation in the recruitment process with the Law Firm may include attending an IQ test, resolving legal case study/ies and one or more interviews. In this regard we may also process the following information about you: data and information created and/or that has become known in the course of interview/s; data, results and information from an IQ test and resolving of legal case study/ies for recruitment purposes; data and unstructured information from correspondence related to your application and participation in the recruitment process.
3. 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) Consideration of applications received and recruitment for a specific position: DPC processes your personal data in order to organise the recruitment process, to assess your application with regard to its suitability for a specific vacant position at the Law Firm, as well as to contact you in this regard. For these purposes we process your personal data on the basis of Art. 6, Para. 1 (b) of Regulation (EC) 2016/679 (Regulation/GDPR) – to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract as well as based on Art. 6, Para. 1 (e) of GDPR – legitimate interest of the data controller (the Law Firm – to carry out the recruitment process to fill certain vacant positions) and legitimate interest of the data subject (the applicant – to participate in the recruitment process).
(2) Future recruitment processes: In case you provide your explicit written consent, we may process your personal data in future recruitment processes, incl. assessing your suitability for a position different from the one you initially applied for, considering your application and contacting you in this regard. For those purposes we may process your personal data based on Art. 6, Para 1 (a) of the GDPR – explicit consent provided by the data subject.
(3) Exercising and protection of legitimate rights of the Law Firm and assistance in exercising and protection of legitimate rights of attorneys and employees of the Law Firm and of data processors processing data on its behalf: we may process your personal data for the purpose of establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, incl. in court proceedings such as lodging complaints, reporting, etc. to the competent state and judicial authorities, administration and managing of filed complaints, requests, etc. For those purposes we may process your personal data on the basis of Art. 6, Para 1 (e) of GDPR – legitimate interest of the data controller (the Law Firm) for establishment, defence and exercise of legal claims.
(4) Compliance with the legal obligations: Your personal data may be processed for the purpose of compliance with the legal obligations as well, such as. the obligation to notify You of any circumstances of your rights or the protection of Your rights, the obligation of record-keeping, the obligation of notifying the competent state authorities (if applicable), etc. In this regard we may process Your personal data based on Art. 6, Para 1 (c) of GDPR – compliance with a legal obligation that applies to the controller.
4. For what period do we store your personal data?
The personal data of applicants is processed until the completion of the recruitment process for the position for which the relevant application has been submitted and is stored for not more than 6 (six) months after the completion of the recruitment process for this position.
With the explicit and voluntary written consent of the applicant permitting his/her data to be processed for a longer period (e.g. for participation in future recruitment processes), the applicant's personal data is stored for a period, specified in the respective consent form. Each applicant has the right to withdraw his/her consent at any time with no negative consequences for him/her, such as, for example, being disregarded for the specific position he/she is applying for.
In case of a legal dispute or proceedings requiring the retention of personal data and/or in the case of a request from a competent state authority it is possible for the data to be retained for a longer period until the final settlement of the dispute or the final closure of the proceedings before all instances. The storage period may be modified in case of an establishment of а different requirement for storage of data pursuant to the applicable legislation.
5. Who may have access to your personal data?
Your personal data may be provided to:
- Service providers who process personal data on behalf of the Law Firm such as IT service providers, recruitment agencies, etc. These providers process your personal data on the grounds of an agreement with the Law Firm, upon strict following of the Law Firm’s instructions and only to the extent necessary for the performance of their duties;
- Service providers such as courier and postal service providers for the purpose of contacting you; providers of notary services (in case of any need to defend the legitimate interests of the Law Firm);
- Competent state and judicial authorities if applicable.
Your personal data will not be transferred to recipients outside the European Economic Area.
6. 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 which you can exercise by sending an e-mail to:
- Right of information: to obtain information regarding the processing of your personal data by the Law Firm. The present notice has been prepared and made available to you with respect of 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 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 if there are the grounds for this provided for in the Regulation;
- Notification of 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 behalf of the Law Firm;
- Right of data portability (if applicable): to receive the personal data which you have provided to the Law Firm, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance;
- Right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing (i.e. without human intervention), incl. profiling pursuant to the Regulation. For avoidance of any doubt the Law Firm shall 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 a data 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.