20 years together

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


Acquiring Property in Bulgaria After Brexit

The withdrawal of the United Kingdom (UK) from the European Union (EU) has had an impact on the regime and the possibility of British nationals to acquire ownership of property in Bulgaria. Our real estate experts provide a brief overview of the options that are still available. view more


2021 – Amendments to Tax Legislation Regarding Natural Persons and Corporate Income Tax

At the end of 2020, amendments to the Income Taxes on Natural Persons Act and the Corporate Income Tax Act were promulgated in the State Gazette. The amendments will enter into force this 2021. Below is a brief overview of the amended acts. view more


DPC Marks a 4midable Accomplishment in WWL Data 2021

Who’s Who Legal – one of the world's leading directories of business lawyers – has released its Data guide for 2021 and we are happy to share that 4 out of the 6 ranked lawyers for Bulgaria are from the DPC team. view more


Sixth Anti-money Laundering Directive - tougher penalties for acquiring money of non-verified origin

This 2020 is passing marked by the pandemic, but also by the ongoing hysteria around the obligations to implement anti-money laundering measures. Obliged entities have barely taken a breather after yet another wave of requirements to bring their internal documents and processes in line with the law in August and September 2020. The transposition of the Sixth Directive, which provides for extremely serious penalties for breaches of anti-money laundering legislation, is now on the agenda again. view more


The Constitutional Court of Bulgaria adopted the arguments of Prof. Dr. George Dimitrov in favour of repealing the traffic data retention

The Constitutional Court fully adopted the arguments presented by Prof. Dr. George Dimitrov and with its decision issued on November 17, 2020, declared as unconstitutional the amendments to the Electronic Communications Act, passed in March this year. view more