20 years together
19Dec

Amendments regarding the Commissioning of Constructions

On November 15, 2019 the amendments to Ordinance No 2 of 2003 on Commissioning of constructions in the Republic of Bulgaria and minimum warranty periods for completed construction and installation works, facilities and construction sites (the “Ordinance”) entered into force. The adopted amendments aim at standardizing the administrative services for the commissioning of fourth and fifth... view more

18Dec

SHORTER TERMS AND HEAVIER SANCTIONS IN THE NEW TRADE MARKS AND GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS ACT

The new Trade Marks and Geographical Indications Act (TMGIA) entered into force on December 16, 2019. Part of the amendments to the previous Act are related to implementation of provisions of Directive (EU) 2015/2436 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2015 to approximate the laws of the Member States relating to trade marks, while other changes aim to align our... view more

06Dec

Combating Money Laundering: Next episode

The constant combat of the EU against money-laundering has resulted in the Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (EU) 2018/843 (the Directive). All Member states are obliged to implement it no later than 10 January 2020. Among the main achievements of the Directive are: broadening the list of obliged entities; covering more activities exposed to money-laundering risks; introducing measures... view more

03Dec

A New Bill Aims at Consolidating the Legislation on Agricultural Land Ownership and Use

A Bill for a new Agricultural Land Act ("Bill") was published on 5 November 2019 for public consultation and comments. The draft legislation seeks to systematize and consolidate the legislation regarding the ownership and use of agricultural land. The Bill reproduces and further develops much of the current legislation while introducing some new provisions arising from the dynamics of the... view more

02Dec

New rules regarding automatic exchange of information and mandatory disclosure of cross-border arrangements are being introduced in Bulgaria

Draft amendments to the Tax and Social-Insurance Procedure Code (TSIPC) provide for adding a new Section VII named Specific Rules on the Mandatory Exchange of Information on Cross-Border Tax Arrangements. The purpose of the bill is to align the Bulgarian legislation with the requirements of the Council of the European Union Directive 2018/822 of 25 May 2018 amending Directive 2011/16/EU... view more

25Nov

DPC co-organized the ICC conference for young arbitration practitioners in Thessaloniki

International conference dedicated to the commercial arbitration in the technological era was held on 22nd November 2019 in Thessaloniki, Greece. The ICC Young Arbitration Forum (ICC YAF) was co-organised by DPC, Yiannopoulos & Kozi LLP and the Thessaloniki Bar Association and attracted over 80 counsels and attorneys, predominantly practicing in the SEE region. The first conference... view more

25Nov

EASIER ACCESS TO THE SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE GEODESY, CARTOGRAPHY AND CADASTRE AGENCY

Amendment to Ordinance No. RD-02-20-4 of 2016 on the provision of services from the cadastral map and cadastral registers (the “Ordinance”), introduced changes aimed at improving the quality of administrative services provided by the Geodesy, Cartography and Cadastre Agency (GCCA). The amendments provide for a simplified and expedited administrative procedure and a broadened range of both... view more

20Nov

DPC contributed to Meritas’ global guide on data protection

Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. (DPC) law firm  is the contributor for Bulgaria in the second edition of  “A Global Roadmap to Personal Data Protection”, recently published by Meritas. Europe chapter includes useful information on the latest developments in the field of data protection in sixteen countries in the region. Desislava Krusteva, Partner and Head of IT & Data... view more

06Nov

Hristo Nihrizov was a speaker at the 4th Annual Data, Disruption and Technology Forum

DPC’s leading expert in TMT law Hristo Nihrizov participated in the discussion panel of the 4th Annual Data, Disruption and Technology Forum held on 5 November 2019 in London. The event is organized annually by The Global Leaders Forum – an exclusive community of global corporate executives, regulators, legal professionals and business advisors. Hristo Nihrizov was a co-moderator of... view more

17Oct

How GDPR affects the activities of arbitral institutions – Martin Zahariev on Bloomberg TV

Personal data protection remains an issue of vital importance for both business and legal communities. Martin Zahariev, a lawyer at Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. and an expert at the Law and Internet Foundation, was invited in the morning block of Bloomberg TV, where he presented his research on how the activities of the arbitral institutions are affected by the GDPR. The absence of specific... view more

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