20 years together

Desislava Krusteva Will Speak at the Prestigious Tenth Marketing Conference for Pharmacists

Desislava Krusteva, head of the Privacy and Personal Data Protection Team at Dimitrov, Petrov & Co., Certified Information Privacy Professional Europe (CIPP/E) by IAPP and Senior Legal Expert at the Law and Internet Foundation, will speak at the Tenth Marketing Conference for Pharmacists. The event is organized by a leading distributor of medicinal products, food supplements and cosmetics... view more


Step ahead in adopting new transparency tax rules at EU level

The European Commission welcomes a political agreement of EU Member States on new transparency rules for tax intermediaries – accountants, lawyers, bank and consultants. Once in force, the new measures will oblige the tax intermediaries who provide their clients with cross border financial advices that could potentially facilitate tax avoidance, to report these structures to the local... view more


European Commission sent a formal notice to Bulgaria to amend VAT rules

The European commission has triggered the first step of infringement procedure against Bulgaria by sending formal notice to the Bulgarian authorities regarding the VAT rules for companies trading in fuel and for non-business use of company’s assets. The Commission considers that national requirement for the small enterprises trading with fuel to provide significant amounts in cash, bank... view more


Yet another recognition for Dimitrov, Petrov & Co.’s IP practice

IP Stars – the leading specialist guide to IP firms worldwide has placed Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Law Firm in the respected Tier 2 group for a second year in a row. Rankings are the result of exhaustive and impartial research of participating IP practitioners. This is also the second year in which IP Stars provide IP coverage for Bulgaria and, naturally, Dimitrov, Petrov &... view more


Bulgarian Competition Watchdog to Launch a Sector Inquiry into the Banking Sector

With a decision of March 1, 2018 the Bulgarian competition authority has launched a sector inquiry into the market of banking services provided by the members of the Association of Banks in Bulgaria. The last analysis of the banking market by the Commission for Protection of Competition was performed almost 10 years ago in 2008. Announcement on the website of the Commission reads that it... view more


Desislava Krusteva of Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. lectured at a seminar organized by the Law Firm for BAPM

Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Law Firm held a one-day seminar on “Personal Data Protection – Principles, Reforms and Tendencies”. The seminar was organized especially for the members of the Bulgarian Association for People Management (BAPM) – a non-governmental organization established to support and develop the professionals in the people management field.   The... view more


Pencho Stanchev and Gavrail Poterov of Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. took part in a conference of the German-Bulgarian Chamber of Industry and Commerce

Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Law Firm supported the second edition of the Compliance Conference organized by the German-Bulgarian Chamber of Industry and Commerce. The event took place on February 27, 2018 and was hosted by Sofia Hotel Balkan.   The conference was divided into thematic modules and discussion panels and aimed at presenting different opinions, viewpoints and... view more


Martin Zahariev, PhD, presented GDPR at a workshop under a European project

Martin Zahariev, PhD, part of Dimitrov, Petrov & Co.’s Privacy & Data Protection Team, delivered a presentation at a workshop on privacy and education in the context of the so called “once-only” principle.   The workshop was held on February 22, 2018 and is a part of the SCOOP4C (Stakeholder Community Once-Only Principle for Citizens) project. It was launched... view more


Zoya Todorova joined the European Regional Forum of the International Bar Association as a Council Member for Bulgaria

Zoya Todorova, partner and head of the Corporate Law, M&A and Competition Law Practice Groups at Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Law Firm, recently achieved yet another recognition through an invitation to join the European Regional Forum (ERF) of the International Bar Association (IBA) as a Council Member for Bulgaria.   The European Regional Forum was established in 1989... view more


Bulgarian Tax Legislation Changes in 2018

At the end of 2017 the following important changes were introduced into the Bulgarian tax legislation:   I. Corporate Income Tax Act (CITA)   1. Economically inactive undertakings shall no longer have the obligation to declare corporate tax (Art. 92, Para. 4 CITA)   - By Act for Amendment and Supplement to the Tax Insurance Procedure Code... view more