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Regulatory, economic and demographic changes are transforming the direction of the transport industry. As automotive and transport companies shift their strategies towards technological innovation, new challenges arise which require legal advisory that meets the transitioning needs of transport sector participants.

Key contacts

  • Contentious and contractual matters in air, road and rail transport
  • Public procurement procedures in the transport sector
  • E-mobility
  • AI and autonomous driving
  • Advising transport companies on insurance matters
  • Claims for damages and claims for freight compensation
  • Settlement of claims
  • Successfully defending Bulgarian and international carriers in disputes arising of carriage contracts and bill of ladings

The road to success is paved with hard work

DPC’s achievements in transport law include both domestic and cross-border matters. We have been successfully defending Bulgarian and international carriers in disputes arising of carriage contracts and bill of ladings. DPC advises the leading national air carrier in complex case on alleged violation of the EU state aid rules.

Our lawyers provide the full spectrum of legal services to the transport industry players, including commercial contracts, corporate and M&A, competition and antitrust, finance, regulatory compliance, data protection, intellectual property, employment, tax and dispute resolution.

Work highlights:
  • Advising the Bulgarian division of a leading European transport and logistics company since its establishment
  • Successfully representing international transporter in debt collection proceedings
  • Successfully managed a complex case regarding the Convention on the Contract for the International Carriage of Goods by Road (CMR).
  • Assisting a Bulgarian transport and logistics company with regard to large scope of services connected to the daily operation of the client’s online courier platform. The law firm’s experts are responsible for an in-depth analysis of the client’s business models and services, preparation of relevant documentation, including general terms and conditions, and consultation on the overall legal framework.

Positioned to Help

DPC’s experience in the area of transport is supplemented by consulting major European transporters, as well as large production enterprises and wholesalers on their relations with providers of transport services. Our lawyers are also regularly engaged with counselling clients on their passengers’ rights as per Regulation (EC) No 261/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council. Whether traditional transport players or disruptive market entrants, our legal advice is strategically structured to benefit the particular needs of our client.

Work highlights:
  • DPC has advised the lenders of one of the bidders in the Sofia Airport concession procedure – Manchester Airports Group
  • DPC advises the leading national air carrier in a complex case on violation of the EU state aid rules
  • Legal assistance is provided to the operator of Sofia Airport in a case of alleged anticompetitive practices on the ground handling market

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