20 years together

DPC Successful in a Dispute over Processing Genetic Data

The DPC team successfully defended a client in a dispute over the application of personal data protection rules in processing genetic data. view more


Metodi Baykushev Recognized in the CEE Arbitration Powerlist 2021

The head of DPC Dispute Resolution Practice Metodi Baykushev has been included by The Legal 500 in their Arbitration Powerlist for Central and Eastern Europe 2021. view more


Amendments to the Spatial Development Act

Amendments to the Spatial Development Act (SDA) were promulgated in the State Gazette 16/23.02.2021, some of which have aroused lively debate among the professional community. Certain controversial revisions have been criticized and partially vetoed by the president, but the National Assembly has lifted the veto. See our summary of most significant amendments. view more


DPC Top-Ranked by Chambers Europe 2021

DPC ranked in Chambers Europe 2021 for TMT, Competition/Antitrust, Intellectual Property, Tax, Employment, Dispute Resolution, and Real Estate view more


One step forward, two steps back: is the Bulgarian Measures Against Money Laundering Act beginning to respond to the actual needs of society?

Further amendments to the Measures Against Money Laundering Act (MAMLA) were promulgated in State Gazette on March 12, 2021. These amendments are part of series of legislative initiatives aimed at combating money laundering. view more


Two new partners in the DPC team

As of 1 March 2021 Donka Stoyanova and Pencho Stanchev have become partners, and Tsvetelina Georgieva and Martin Zahariev - senior associates. view more



In December 2020 the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) established the Ideas Powered for Business SME Fund for the provision of financial support to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that wish to develop their strategies in the field of intellectual property and to protect their rights at national, regional and European Union level. The Fund is an initiative of... view more


The Audio-Visual Media Services Directive Already Implemented in the Local Radio and Television Act

On 22 December 2020, a new Act for amendment and supplement to the Radio and Television Act was promulgated in the State Gazette and entered into force on the same day. With the amendments, Bulgaria has finally transposed Directive (EU) 2018/1808. view more


DPC’s IP Practice Ranked High by WTR1000

The IP team of DPC retains its silver position in the annual ranking of World Trademark Review (WTR) 1000 - the only independent guide dedicated to identifying the world's leading trademark professionals. view more


2021 - Amendments to the VAT Act

At the end of 2020, amendments to the Value Added Tax Act (VATA) were published in the State Gazette. The amendments transpose 2 European directives on e-commerce and distance selling of goods to consumers established on the territory of the EU. Important amendments to the act were made in connection with the expiry of the Brexit transitional period. Our tax law experts Boyana Milcheva and Ian Alexander Manev review the changes in brief. view more