20 years together

DPC Top-Ranked by Chambers Europe 2020

One of the two most anticipated annual rankings in the legal world – Chambers Europe, has recently been published and we are happy to announce that the top-tier position of Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. (DPC) has been reaffirmed. Eight of the firm’s departments are ranked, two of them – Tax and Employment – having climbed the ranking as compared to last year and another one –... view more


Force Majeure and Hardship under COVID-19 Pandemic

The pandemic situation and the related control measures introduced by the local governments have led to delay and non-performance under commercial contracts. We have outlined below some considerations regarding force majeure and hardship under the Bulgarian legislation in the context of the current circumstances. Force Majeure Force majeure is an unforeseeable and unavoidable event of... view more


Zoya Todorova spoke on labour rights in times of crisis in The Important, Said Out Loud on bTV Radio

What do we need to know about our labour rights during an epidemic? Zoya Todorova, head of DPC's labour law practice group, gave answers to a number of topical questions in the show The Important, Said Out Loud on bTV Radio on March 16, 2020. She spoke about the rights and obligations of employees and employers, putting a stress on the mechanisms for dealing with crisis situations for... view more


COVID-19 Pandemic: Brief Guidance for Employers

The human and economic impacts on businesses resulting from the declared COVID-19 pandemic have been significant and will only grow posing complex challenges to employers in various ways. The following brief guidance addresses some of the key legal implications and issues Bulgarian employers should consider in this public health emergency situation. This article reflects the situation as of... view more


Desislava Krusteva on the EU's strategy for AI regulation

The White Paper on Artificial Intelligence, which the European Commission released for public discussion at the end of February, ‘firmly indicates that Europe sees the development of AI technologies as a strategic priority. It puts forward ambitious plans for investments in this area, for targeted efforts towards providing the necessary skills, qualifications, scientific potential,... view more



Bilyana Angelova, Boyana Milcheva, and Metodi Baykushev, partners at Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. (DPC), have earned recognition for their accomplishments in their respective areas of practice from three international legal directories. Bilyana, who specializes in intellectual property law and life sciences, has been ranked among the Top Trademark Professionals by World Trademark Review... view more



Desislava Krusteva, a partner at Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. and head of the law firm’s IT and Data Protection Practice Group, has shed light on data localization laws in Bulgaria in a Q&A for Thomson Reuters Data Privacy Advisor. The platform provides trustworthy information about data privacy rules and regulations around the world, thus helping organizations define clear data... view more


Encho Simeonov took part in the first healthcare debate organized within the project Best Hospitals 2019

Encho Simeonov participated in the healthcare debate Modern Healthcare Management – Challenges and Good Practices, held on17 February 2020 as a part of Investor.bg’s project Best Hospitals 2019. The Deputy Minister of Healthcare, the Chairman of the Bulgarian Medical Association, representatives of the National Health Insurance Fund, various government bodies and NGOs, as well as hospital... view more


Desislava Krusteva commented on the EU plans for the regulation of AI development and use for Bloomberg TV

Desislava Krusteva was invited in the morning show Business Start of Bloomberg TV to comment on the rules for using artificial intelligence that the EU is about to introduce and how they are going to affect the companies developing facial recognition products. Desislava elaborated on the main principles underlying those rules, which aim to guarantee that basic human rights and freedoms... view more


Zoya Todorova has been appointed an officer of the IBA European Regional Forum

Zoya Todorova, partner and head of Corporate law, M&A and Competition law practice groups at Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. (DPC), is one of the newly appointed officers of the European Regional Forum (ERF) of the International Bar Association (IBA). For her collaboration and dedication as a Council Member for Bulgaria in the last two years, Zoya has been promoted to ERF Regional Fora... view more