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November 18, 2022

DPC awarded Law Firm of the Year for Bulgaria 2022 by Who’s Who Legal

Our founding partner Assoc. Prof. George Dimitrov received the prestigous award at a black-tie ceremony held in London on 16 November.

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11/21/2022

Legal safeguards in the use of new technologies for the purpose of countering crime and terrorism

Subject:
Technology & data
Published at:
Academic Publishing House “Za Bukvite – O Pismeneh”
Edition:
Knowledge society and 21st century humanism, The 20th International Scientific Conference Sofia, 1st November 2022

The dynamics of contemporary social relations pose new threats to security and public order. The competent authorities should therefore identify appropriate mechanisms to counter such threats, in line with the modern technological development of society. Such mechanisms may include certain new technologies such as facial recognition, artificial intelligence, automated decision-making and profiling. This report aims to analyse some basic legal safeguards of rights and freedoms in the application of these technologies in the field of countering crime and terrorism. *This publication is in Bulgarian.

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Publication
11/1/2022

Can regulations improve cyber security?

Subject:
Cyber security
Published at:
Digitalk Report
Edition:
Industial Cyber Security

The increasing scale and impact of cyber attacks goes beyond individual companies, industries and even countries. And when the consequences not only damage corporate image but threaten national security, the issue of regulation and the need to introduce standards that ensure sufficient protection inevitably comes to the fore. *This publication is in Bulgarian.

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10/17/2022

Critical review of some aspects of the Electronic Employment Record Ordinance

Subject:
Еmployment law
Published at:
Employment and Benefits TiTA
Edition:
October 2022

A significant step forward in our employment legislation was the possibility provided by the 2016 amendments for a part of the employment documents to be created and stored as electronic documents. This possibility is detailed in a secondary legislative act of the Council of Ministers - the Ordinance on the type and requirements for the creation and storage of electronic documents in the employee's employment record. *This publication is in Bulgarian.

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Publication
9/15/2022

Certain features of termination of the employment contract at the initiative of the employer in exchange for agreed compensation under Article 331 of the Labour Code

Subject:
Employment law
Published at:
Employment and Benefits TiTA
Edition:
September 2022

The termination of the employment contract on the employer's initiative in exchange for an agreed compensation under Article 331 of the Labour Code (LC) is one of the frequently applied grounds in practice. This is due to its advantage for both the employer and the employee. Assoc. Prof. Martin Zahariev, PhD, discusses some specific features of termination on this ground, which are good to know for both parties of the employment relationship. *The article is in Bulgarian.

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8/3/2022

Can a Bad-Faith Seller Under a Preliminary Contract for Sale of Immovable Property Frustrate the Proper Exercise of the Buyer's Right of Action Under Article 19 of the Obligations and Contracts Act?

Subject:
Real estate
Published at:
Property and Law Digest
Edition:
2022, Book 7

Pursuant to Art. 19, Para 3 of the Obligations and Contracts Act, either of the parties to the preliminary contract may bring an action for the conclusion of the final contract. Most often in practice, these claims are initiated by the buyer under the concluded preliminary contract, as it is usually the buyer whose rights and interests are more vulnerable in the overall process of concluding a final contract for the purchase of real estate. This is because it is widely accepted in practice to arrange for the payment of part of the sale price to be made prior to the conclusion of the final contract in the form of a deed. This leads to situations where the buyer has fulfilled their main obligation to pay the sale price (or a large part of it) and they are left with the legitimate expectation (hope) that the seller will appear at the place and time agreed in the preliminary contract to conclude the final contract, but this does not always happen. *This publication is in Bulgarian.

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