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Dimitrov, Petrov & Co.

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Managing Partners: Prof. Dr. George Dimitrov, Bogdan Petrov, Alexander Todorov, Metodi Baykushev, Hristo Nihrizov, Zoya Todorova
Number of partners: 9
Number of lawyers: 35
Bulgarian, English, French, German, Russian, Spanish

Firm Overview:
Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. is a full-service business law firm with more than 20-year track of successful growth. It takes pride in being an undisputed leader on the Bulgarian market in the most innovative and dynamic legal areas, where law and technology merge. The firm’s winning strategy combines global thinking with local expertise, broad legal competence with thorough understanding of the client’s business and market trends. Its responsive approach and style, creative thinking and service excellence are rewarded with clients’ trust and loyalty. Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. is the preferred Bulgarian partner of leading international firms and global networks, such as Meritas, the South East Legal Alliance (SELA), the International Business Law Consortium (IBLC).

Main Areas of Practice:
Corporate/ Commercial/M&A
Telecommunications & Media
Privacy & Data Protection
Intellectual Property
Banking & Finance
Capital Markets
Dispute Resolution
Real Estate & Construction
Health Care & Life Sciences
Projects & PPP

Corporate & M&A:
■Rare industry-specific corporate expertise and due diligence
■Business structuring and reorganisation
■IPO and M&A
■Transaction structuring
■Legal support to start-ups
■Legal representation before competent Bulgarian authorities
Contact: [email protected]

■Market leader with boutique expertise in the area of the ICT Law
■Unique regulatory expertise on local and EU level — actively involved in the establishment of the modern ICT legal framework in Bulgaria
■Broad experience in advising global corporations and leading Bulgarian Internet service providers, web portals, software companies, engineering firms, certification service providers etc.
Contact: [email protected]

Telecommunications & Media:
■Leading legal advisor to fixed and mobile operators, satellite telecommunications operators, infrastructure providers, VoIP operators, Internet service providers, WiMAX operators
■Professional support on complex regulatory matters, drafting commercial contracts, IRU agreements, contracts for provision of different types of electronic communication services, SLAs, etc.
■Exclusive Bulgarian legal counsel of global multinational media corporations and content distributers
■Advising clients on legal aspects of innovative businesses and technology projects
■Regulatory compliance of products and services
Contact: [email protected]

Privacy & Data Protection:
■IAPP certified experts in the field of privacy and personal data protection
■Legal due diligence and consultation on GDPR compliance
■Data mapping and Gap analysis
■Drafting of privacy policies, terms and conditions
■Data transfers and cross-border data protection projects
■Assistance regarding data security breach issues
■Tailored data privacy-related trainings
Contact: [email protected]

■Patents and utility models, franchising and licensing, copyright and trademark matters
■Domain name registration, management and dispute resolution
■Legal assistance in protecting and defending inventions, brands, designs and creative works
■Search and monitoring; enforcement and litigation
Contact: [email protected]

■Legal assistance to local and foreign businesses in the onboarding process of new employees, implementation of social benefits programmes
■Advice on labour and social security issues
■Mobility of work force, secondment
■Restructuring of the work process, outsourcing, collective redundancies
■Legal protection of employers, preparation of collective and individual employment agreements, litigation and solving of labour disputes
■Labour law in M&A transactions
Contact: [email protected]

Banking, Finance & Capital Markets:
■Legal advice on all aspects of domestic and cross-border financing matters
■Acquisition and project financing, syndicated loans and NPL due diligence and transactions
■Prospectus preparation, increase of capital, delisting, transfer of shares of public companies
■Licensing/registration of investment intermediaries, AIFs and other non-banking financial institutions
■Advising and representing clients on financial restructuring, swaps, securitisations, covered bonds and asset backed securities
■Debt restructuring/recovery/collection
Contact: [email protected]

Dispute Resolution:
■Commercial litigation & Arbitration
■Administrative and regulatory litigation
■Tax litigation, IP infringement
■Debt recovery, Insolvency & Restructuring
■International & Investment arbitration
■Antitrust & Competition litigation
■Mediation & Alternative dispute resolution
■Medical malpractices, Labour law disputes
Contact: [email protected]

■Merger control, abuse of dominance, cartels and unfair trade practices
■Regular advice to major players in various industries on competition law compliance
■Legal aspects of marketing promotions and advertising; pricing and distribution models etc.
■Combination of antitrust knowledge and competition law with economic and regulatory expertise
■Representation before the Commission for Protection of Competition
Contact: [email protected]

Real Estate & Construction:
■Complex legal services in real estate-related transactions
■Due diligence, consultations on property acquisition, management and disposition
■Unique track record in FIDIC-based construction and design contracts and EPC contracts
■Representation through all stages of the construction process: from planning and bidding, through implementation and commissioning, to litigation and dispute resolution.
■Concessions & PPP procedures
Contact: [email protected]

■Comprehensive legal advice on tax planning, strategies, tax optimisation
■Tax consultations in commercial restructurings and transactions
■Avoidance of double taxation
■Advising on VAT and excise duties regime
■Application of transfer pricing regulations
■Assistance with tax audits and handling disputes with tax authorities
Contact: [email protected]

■Legal advice on all issues related to the energy business in Bulgaria
■Assistance in licensing procedures and counselling on regulatory compliance in the energy sector
■Zoning, grid connection and environmental approvals
■Legal representation before all competent authorities
■Legal opinions on the regulatory framework
Contact: [email protected]

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