20 years together

Тhe Commission for Protection of Competition with heavy sanctions for non-cooperation during investigations

The sanction imposed on Speedy AD by the Commission for Protection of Competition (CPC) for not providing thorough and accurate information in relation to the acquisition of Rapido Express and Logistics OOD has reminded of the considerable sanctioning powers the Commission has. In this particular case, the sanction imposed on Speedy AD is within a concentration procedure. Although it has been... view more



The second ICC regional conference on practical issues in construction dispute resolution and dispute avoidance was held in Sofia, Bulgaria on 27th and 28th September 2018. The event hosted more than 50 eminent practitioners and speakers who shared their experience on different mechanisms and techniques for dispute resolution and dispute avoidance in the area of construction... view more


Dimitrov, Petrov & Co.’s IP expert contributes to the new World Intellectual Property Rights and Remedies publication

The recently published loose-leaf World Intellectual Property Rights and Remedies, Release 2018-3 features a chapter on Bulgaria written by Bilyana Angelova, head of the IP team of Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Law Firm. This publication has been realized in collaboration with the Center for International Legal Studies – a non-profit law research, training, and teaching institute the... view more


Did the rush around GDPR fade away? Desislava Krusteva’s comment in the morning block of Bloomberg TV “Business start”

In an interview for the morning block of Bloomberg TV “Business start”, the respected expert Desislava Krusteva, a partner at Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Law Firm, answered questions on the implementation of the European data protection regulation in Bulgarian conditions.   „There is still no legal act in Bulgaria that officially proclaims the Bulgarian Commission for... view more


Bulgarian company sued under a fictitious case was successfully defended by Dimitrov, Petrov & Co.’s experts

The experts of Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Law Firm Encho Simeonov and Martin Zahariev, PhD have achieved yet another key success for our practice in the field of commercial arbitration. Our team assisted in preserving the business of a Bulgarian company, ordered to pay around BGN 2 000 000 (approx. EUR 1 022 000) under a fictitious arbitration case, in which this company has never taken part... view more


Second ICC Regional Conference on Practical Issues in Construction Dispute Resolution and Dispute Avoidance – 27-28 September 2018, Sofia

Following the 2017 success of the first ICC Bulgaria regional conference, its second edition is forthcoming on 27th - 28th September 2018, in Sofia.   This year’s event is co-organized by the highly prestigious international organization The Dispute Resolution Board Foundation (DRBF). The 2018 debate will be devoted to the resolution and avoidance of construction... view more


Martin Zahariev, PhD, commented on the crash of the Commercial Register in the morning block of Bloomberg TV “Business start”

The hot topic of the recent week – the crash in the system of the Commercial Register – was the occasion for the appearing of Martin Zahariev, PhD in the morning block of Bloomberg TV “Business start”.   Martin Zahariev, PhD is a privacy & data protection expert at Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Law Firm and at Law and Internet Foundation.   He presented his... view more


Prof. Dr. George Dimitrov ranks among the world’s Thought Leaders in the IT, TMT and Data legal area

Prof. Dr. George Dimitrov, managing partner of Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Law Firm and renowned international expert in the Information and Communication Technologies Law, has recently been listed among the world’s inspirers in the prestigious WWL: Thought Leaders – Data 2018 directory. Through thousands of votes and nominations held in the course of the research the best practitioners in... view more


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


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