Hristo Nihrizov

Managing Partner

Working his way from a summer trainee to a partner at DPC, Hristo Nihrizov has taken part in some of the most groundbreaking projects in the sectors of telecommunications and banking & finance implemented in the region over the last 15 years.

''Hristo Nihrizov deals very well with complex matters and identifies the problems and opportunities arising from cases" – Chambers Europe

Hristo is a partner at DPC and leads the Banking& Finance and TMT teams. He has an unmatched track record of pioneering projects requiring not only deep regulatory knowledge but also specific technology competences. Large multinational corporations from various industries rely on Hristo’s expertise in some regulated industries where compliance and restrictions mandate the need of careful structuring and launch of new products, marketing channels and business models. He specializes also in the areas of privacy and data protection, cybersecurity, payment services, technologies and innovations with impressive achievements both in the TMT and the banking areas.

Hristo has co-authored much of the current electronic communications’ regulatory framework of Bulgaria. Together with his team he provided full legal support and advice on a multi-million project for the deployment of the first and only commercial subsea fibre optic cable connecting the EU and the Caucasus region under the Black Sea. He has also advised several game-changing banking projects with serious impact on the payment systems in Bulgaria, among which assessing and curbing the consequences of the biggest bank insolvency in the country’s history. 

Hristo's expertise is recognized by the most prestigous global legal guides, such as The Legal 500, Chambers Europe, IFLR 1000 and Who's Who Legal.

Work highlights

  • Advised the spin-off of the infrastructure from the retail business of Telenor
  • Advised the deployment of the first Bulgarian internet TV platform
  • Advised Manchester Airport Group in their capacity of lenders to one of the bidders in the concession award procedure of Sofia Airport


  • Sofia Bar Association
  • International Bar Association
  • ITechLaw
  • Senior Legal Expert at Law and Internet Foundation


  • University of Sofia, Faculty of Law (LL.M.)
  • American Institute for Legal Education, University of Michigan, USA, US Business Law Program


  • English
  • Bulgarian

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''Hristo Nihrizov provides what feels like a personalized service, making you feel that nothing is too much trouble to provide a solution to your issue. He is approachable, effective at distilling the issues and helping you to reach pragmatic and commercial solutions. He is not afraid to give you the tough advice!'' – Legal 500


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