20 years together
26Jul

New success of the Intellectual Property and Media Law practice groups of Dimitrov, Petrov & Co.

By virtue of a decision of June 18, 2018 under Case No. 2953/2018, Sofia District Court annulled as unlawful a penal order imposing a penalty on one of the biggest media service providers in Bulgaria for alleged cable transmission of sound recordings in violation of the Copyright and Neighbouring Rights Act (CNRA). The said decision provides an answer to a fundamental question in the... view more

19Jul

The Act for Amendment and Supplement to the Personal Data Protection Act, synchronized with GDPR, is officially submitted before the National Assembly

Yesterday, 18th of July, the Bill for Amendment and Supplement of the Personal Data Protection Act was submitted before the National Assembly (the New Bill). The New Bill aims to introduce measures to implement EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (the Regulation/GDPR) and transpose Directive 2016/680 on the protection of personal data in the police sector (the changes proposed in this... view more

17Jul

Our experts with a strong verdict on the latest amendments in Bulgarian arbitration laws: “They are UNCONSTITUTIONAL”

Believe it or not, you cannot set aside an arbitral award rendered in Bulgaria if it contradicts Bulgarian public policy! Bulgaria became one of the few (if not the only) jurisdictions worldwide whose arbitration legislation is based on the UNCITRAL Model Law on Arbitration and where this ground cannot be used in practice. view more

04Jul

Dimitar Benev commented at Bloomberg TV the proposals for a fundamental change of the VAT system

Dimitar Benev, Associate at Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Law Firm, commented at Bloomberg TV the proposals of the European Commission for a fundamental change of the VAT system operating on the territory of the Community. You can watch the whole interview here. view more

25Jun

Our expert Martin Zahariev, PhD trained trainers under GDPR during the first workshop under the ProLegis project

The first workshop under the ProLegis project was held between 12th and 14th of June in Bratislava, Slovakia. The workshop was organised following train-the-trainer approach. To this end, 15 trainers from Austria, Bulgaria, Greece, Latvia, Romania and Slovakia took part in the event. The main goal of the workshop was exchange of experience and knowledge transfer on the key novelties for... view more

13Jun

Metodi Baykushev – speaker at the V Allerhand Dispute Resolution and ADR Summit in Krakow, Poland

Our Head of Dispute Resolution, Metodi Baykushev, was a speaker at the V Allerhand Dispute Resolution and ADR Summit in Krakow, Poland. Metodi commented the latest caselaw of the Bulgarian Supreme Court on enforcement and set-aside of arbitral awards and explained how some of the most important international arbitration concepts are perceived by the Bulgarian courts. The Summit was... view more

29May

New updates regarding the General Data Protection Regulation

In connection with the recent enforcement of one of the most commented regulations, on 23 May 2018 the European Parliament and the Council published a Corrigendum to Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection... view more

23May

Hristo Nihrizov gave an interview with Radio Plovdiv on GDPR

Hristo Nihrizov, Attorney-at-Law and Partner at Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Law Firm, gave an interview with Radio Plovdiv, which discussed the readiness of the Bulgarian business for the entry into force of the General Data Protection Regulation. Тhe bill on the amendment and supplement to the Personal Data Protection Act, which is to be adopted in the coming months, was also discussed, as... view more

04May

Martin Zahariev, PhD, guest in the morning block of TV Europe “Europe Morning”

Martin Zahariev, PhD, part of Dimitrov, Petrov & Co.’s Privacy & Data Protection Team and Legal Expert at Law and Internet Foundation, was guest in the morning block of TV Europe “Europe Morning”. He presented his opinion on the new dating service of Facebook, the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the anticipated development of... view more

19Apr

Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Earns Recertification in Meritas, a Global Alliance of Independent Law Firms

For yet another year Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Law Firm excels and earns recertification in Meritas – a global alliance of independent law firms. Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. has been a member of Meritas since 2005 and is the only Bulgarian representative. As a condition of its membership, the Law Firm is required to successfully complete recertification every three years. Meritas is... view more

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