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Dimitrov, Petrov & Co

28 TODOR ALEXANDROV BLVD, FLOOR 7, 1303 SOFIA, BULGARIA
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Work +359 2 421 4201
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Fax +359 2 421 4202
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www.dpc.bg
Sofia, Varna

Bulgaria

Banking, finance and capital markets
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 2

Dimitrov, Petrov & Co

Dimitrov, Petrov & Co‚Äôs team is ‚Äėcomprised of specialists in every aspect of the law‚Äô, with ‚Äėexcellent response times, quality service, ethics and morale‚Äô.¬†Hristo Nihrizov, who regularly acts for banks in insolvency proceedings, heads the banking and finance practice. Capital markets team head Dimitar Karabelov¬†assists clients with licensing, the listing and delisting of companies, tender offers and compliance matters.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

Dimitrov, Petrov & Co

Dimitrov, Petrov & Co's¬†‚Äėdistinguished, competent, well-organised and highly responsible‚Äô team¬†advises clients including¬†Philips, Fox Networks Group and Alpiq on joint ventures, M&A, the transfer of assets and shares, and outsourcing, among other matters. The ‚Äėvery positive‚Äô Zoya Todorova, who specialises in complex cross-border transactions, and corporate and tax expert¬†Boyana Milcheva¬†¬†are key contacts. In a recent highlight, Todorova, Milcheva¬†and the ‚Äėalways accessible‚Äô Hristo Nihrizov¬†acted as local counsel to¬†King & Wood Mallesons, acting on behalf of a foreign bidder,¬†on a high-profile M&A transaction.

Leading individuals

Zoya Todorova - Dimitrov, Petrov & Co

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Dimitrov, Petrov & Co

Dimitrov, Petrov & Co advises on high-value cross-border disputes in the telecoms, energy, banking and pharmaceutical sectors. Metodi Baykushev has expertise in debt collection, insolvency, public procurement and construction disputes and medical malpractice litigation, and Hristo Nihrizov often handles major regulatory lawsuits. Key clients include Telenor and Bulgarian National Bank. Alexander Todorov is also recommended.

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 1

Dimitrov, Petrov & Co

Dimitrov, Petrov & Co's 'highly efficient' team advises on abuse of dominance, collusive agreements, incompatible state aid and unfair competition matters. Practice head Zoya Todorova specialises in merger clearances and senior associate Donka Stoyanova is 'able to address regulatory matters before the respective authorities'. Other key lawyers are the 'distinguished' Metodi Baykushev and senior associate Dimitar Karabelov, who is 'highly reliable and available at any time'. The team's client roster includes global companies such as Google, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer and Fox Networks Group, and the Bulgarian subsidiaries of multinationals such as Telenor and Société Générale. Recent highlights include defending Sofia Airport against a claim of abuse of dominance via predatory pricing offered by some low-cost airlines in a high-profile case before the Bulgarian competition regulator.

Leading individuals

Zoya Todorova - Dimitrov, Petrov & Co

Next Generation Partners

Donka Stoyanova - Dimitrov, Petrov & Co

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Energy and natural resources
Energy and natural resources - ranked: tier 3

Dimitrov, Petrov & Co

The 'loyal, efficient and highly motivated' team at Dimitrov, Petrov & Co¬†is noted for its 'customer-oriented and pragmatic approach and excellent knowledge', as well as for providing 'thorough advice' to clients such as Alpiq, VM Petroleum and Windkraft Simonsfeld. The practice is led by¬†Bogdan Petrov, who mainly advises on launching and running energy businesses in Bulgaria, and¬†Zoya Todorova, an¬†‚Äėexceptional professional with deep knowledge of her field‚Äô, who advises on licensing.¬†Boyana Milcheva¬†and senior associate Pencho Stanchev, who are 'experts in the oil and gas retail sector', are also recommended. The team advised the Mareshki Group on the establishment of a petrol station chain in Bulgaria, and recently represented the client in a case before the Commission for Protection of Competition based on allegations of below-cost sales.

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Healthcare and life sciences
Healthcare and life sciences - ranked: tier 1

Dimitrov, Petrov & Co

The department at Dimitrov, Petrov & Co is 'highly dedicated and competent' and 'strives to deliver high-quality advice'; it handles the full spectrum of issues for clients in the life sciences and pharmaceutical sectors including regulatory matters, clinical trials, marketing work and data protection mandates. Zoya Todorova and senior associate Biliyana Angelova jointly lead the practice; Todorova acts for domestic and international life sciences companies, and Angelova focuses on clinical trials and regulatory work in the food sector. Clients also single out litigator and 'brilliant adviser' Metodi Baykushev, who is 'always available'; and senior associate Donka Stoyanova, who 'gives clients the value they need'. The team advised OptimaPharm on clinical trial and research issues relating to its entry into the Bulgarian market. Pfizer, Janssen-Cilag and Johnson & Johnson are also clients.

Leading individuals

Zoya Todorova - Dimitrov, Petrov & Co

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 1

Dimitrov, Petrov & Co

Dimitrov, Petrov & Co¬†has ‚Äėa well-established structure and a competent and qualified team‚Äô, which is¬†‚Äėvery considerate, quick and cost efficient‚Äô and provides 'an excellent service'; it regularly advises on the protection and defence of innovations, brands, designs and creative works. Senior associate Bilyana Angelova¬†leads the group and is singled out as¬†‚Äėan outstanding young expert, recognised not only nationally but also at an EU level‚Äô thanks to¬†‚Äėimpressive competency levels and organisational talent‚Äô; associate¬†Alexandra Lassina¬†also attracts praise for her 'responsiveness and professionalism'. Clients include Google and Johnson & Johnson; the group acted for the latter in a trade mark infringement claim against a Bulgarian distributor.

Next Generation Partners

Bilyana Angelova - Dimitrov, Petrov & Co

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Projects and PPP
Projects and PPP - ranked: tier 2

Dimitrov, Petrov & Co

Dimitrov, Petrov & Co¬†attracts praise from clients as ‚Äėone of the¬†most experienced teams in telecoms infrastructure projects and financings‚Äô; the group recently advised UTI Group on a tender process relating to a surveillance system, and also assisted Mareshki Group with its investment in a business centre in downtown Sofia. The 'very communicative'¬†Boyana Milcheva¬†and managing partner¬†Metodi Baykushev¬†jointly¬†lead the department; other key practitioners include the 'responsive and extremely smart'¬†Hristo Nihrizov¬†and senior associate¬†Boyan Ivanov, who handles e-procurement matters.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 1

Dimitrov, Petrov & Co

The 'knowledgeable experts' at¬†Dimitrov, Petrov & Co¬†assist with real estate investment, development, management, financing and litigation, as well as providing a complete range of legal services in the construction sector, especially with regard to infrastructure projects. Practice heads Alexander Todorov¬†and Boyana Milcheva¬†are both ‚Äėcompetent, experienced and highly respected in the sector‚Äô and ‚Äėhave an impressive way of managing projects‚Äô. Major clients include Astaldi, Agrix Bulgaria and Pepkor. The firm regularly handles high-value cross-border deals, and is advising private fund Black Sea Property on various issues surrounding the acquisition of apartments in a holiday complex.

Leading individuals

Boyana Milcheva - Dimitrov, Petrov & Co

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 1

Dimitrov, Petrov & Co

The 'responsive and business savvy' team at Dimitrov, Petrov & Co is 'unique in its devotion to its clients' interests and determination to find the best possible solution' with 'laser-focused advice and in-depth knowledge'. The TMT practice is divided into distinct groups, including the telecoms and media, information and communications technology, and privacy and data protection teams. Hristo Nihrizov, Prof Dr George Dimitrov and Desislava Krusteva lead the groups respectively; Nihrizov 'stands out for his professional approach and constant dedication to perfection', and Krusteva 'has unparalleled knowledge of e-identity, privacy and personal data law'. Key clients include Google and ContourGlobal; the team advised the latter on its GDPR compliance.

Leading individuals

Hristo Nihrizov - Dimitrov, Petrov & Co

Prof Dr George Dimitrov - Dimitrov, Petrov & Co

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Transport (including shipping)
Transport (including shipping) - ranked: tier 3

Dimitrov, Petrov & Co

Key practitioners at Dimitrov, Petrov & Co include senior associate Donka Stoyanova, who leads the team and is active in the aviation sector, and associate Tsvetelina Georgieva, who is recommended for contentious work. Clients include Tradenet Varna and Sofia Airport; the group acted for the latter in a case before the Bulgarian competition regulator relating to alleged abuse of dominance through predatory pricing. The practice also handles public infrastructure projects, contractual disputes and passengers' rights issues.

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