20 years together

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


Combating Money Laundering: obligations and deadlines

The State Agency for National Security (SANS) has recently published the results of the National Risk Assessment (NRA). These are aimed to help both authorities and private entities in assessing the risks of money laundering and to undertake adequate and efficient measures in this respect. SANS outlines several widespread schemes of money laundering to which obliged entities should be... view more


Martin Zahariev comments on the digital tax and the fake content on the Internet on Bloomberg TV

The 50th World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting will be held on 21-24 January 2020, in Davos, Switzerland. One of the four global issues put on the agenda of the world leaders is how to govern the technologies driving the fourth industrial revolution, so they benefit business and society while minimising the risks to them. In this context, Martin Zahariev, PhD, a lawyer at Dimitrov, Petrov... view more


Desislava Krusteva gains recognition in the Women in Data 2019 survey

Global Data Review – the leading information source within the data law landscape – has recently released its new survey Women in Data 2019. It features eminent female practitioners playing leading roles in the area of data protection and cybersecurity – many of them holding senior institutional and corporate positions around the world. Desislava Krusteva, а partner at DPC and head of... view more


Martin Zahariev spoke at the conference Smart Cities, Smart Industry, Smart Living

The conference Smart Cities, Smart Industry, Smart Living took place in Sofia on 12th December 2019. It was organized by the French-Bulgarian Chambers of Commerce and supported by Renault Nissan Bulgaria. The event was attended by Krasimir Zhivkov, Deputy Minister of Environment and Water, HE. Mrs. Florence Robin, Ambassador of France to Bulgaria, and Mr. Stefan Stoyanov, Deputy Mayor of... view more