20 years together

Changes in the Audiovisual Media Services Directive protect the consumers against harmful content and foster European productions

On November 6, 2018 the European council adopted the third amendment in Directive 2010/13/EU concerning the provision of audiovisual media services (Audiovisual Media Services Directive). The new rules will introduce equal requirements for viewer protection with regard to media service providers' programs, regardless of the type of service they provide or the platform they use. For... view more



On 13th November 2018, the new Cybersecurity Act (the CA) was promulgated in State Gazette. The CA is the first comprehensive piece of Bulgarian legislation in the area of cybersecurity. It was adopted in order to implement the requirements under Directive 2016/1148 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 July 2016 concerning measures for a high common level of security of network... view more


Att. Desislava Krusteva is a panelist in the 40th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners

From 22nd to 26th October 2018, the 40th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners (ICDPPC) will take place. This is the most prestigious event for exchange of ideas, practice and analysis of the global trends in the private data protection. This year the conference is focused on the ethical aspects of personal data processing in the digital era and will take place... view more


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