20 years together

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


Our experts with a strong verdict on the latest amendments in Bulgarian arbitration laws: “They are UNCONSTITUTIONAL”

Believe it or not, you cannot set aside an arbitral award rendered in Bulgaria if it contradicts Bulgarian public policy! Bulgaria became one of the few (if not the only) jurisdictions worldwide whose arbitration legislation is based on the UNCITRAL Model Law on Arbitration and where this ground cannot be used in practice. view more


Dimitar Benev commented at Bloomberg TV the proposals for a fundamental change of the VAT system

Dimitar Benev, Associate at Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Law Firm, commented at Bloomberg TV the proposals of the European Commission for a fundamental change of the VAT system operating on the territory of the Community. You can watch the whole interview here. view more


Our expert Martin Zahariev, PhD trained trainers under GDPR during the first workshop under the ProLegis project

The first workshop under the ProLegis project was held between 12th and 14th of June in Bratislava, Slovakia. The workshop was organised following train-the-trainer approach. To this end, 15 trainers from Austria, Bulgaria, Greece, Latvia, Romania and Slovakia took part in the event. The main goal of the workshop was exchange of experience and knowledge transfer on the key novelties for... view more


Metodi Baykushev – speaker at the V Allerhand Dispute Resolution and ADR Summit in Krakow, Poland

Our Head of Dispute Resolution, Metodi Baykushev, was a speaker at the V Allerhand Dispute Resolution and ADR Summit in Krakow, Poland. Metodi commented the latest caselaw of the Bulgarian Supreme Court on enforcement and set-aside of arbitral awards and explained how some of the most important international arbitration concepts are perceived by the Bulgarian courts. The Summit was... view more