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Dimitrov, Petrov & Co

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

Bulgaria

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 2

Dimitrov, Petrov & Co

Dimitrov, Petrov & Co’s β€˜strong and responsive’ team has β€˜thorough regulatory knowledge and an excellent understanding of corporate structures and strategic objectives’. The firm handles restructurings including assets, bank loans and collateral. Desislava Krusteva has particular expertise in the emerging fintech sector, advising FinTech Services on the launch of a number of consumer financing products. Hristo Nihrizov heads the practice.

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 3

Dimitrov, Petrov & Co

Dimitrov, Petrov & Co’s β€˜reliable’ team advises a number of Bulgarian investment intermediaries on the range of capital markets matters. Boyana Milcheva heads the team. The group successfully appealed a decision by the FSC regarding the non-approval of a listing for a pharmaceutical company on the Bulgarian Stock Exchange. Dimitar Karabelov is β€˜a key player’.

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

Dimitrov, Petrov & Co

Zoya Todorova heads the team at Dimitrov, Petrov & Co, which advises local and foreign corporates on all aspects of their operations and transactions in Bulgaria. Boyana Milcheva has β€˜an excellent command of law and an impeccable professional approach’. Metodi Baykushev leads on commercial disputes.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Dimitrov, Petrov & Co

Dimitrov, Petrov & Co has β€˜an impeccable in-depth and professional approach’ to commercial disputes, and represents debtors and creditors in numerous high-value insolvency proceedings. Practice head Metodi Baykushev is a member of the arbitration council of the newly established Bulgarian Confederation of Employers and Industrials. Encho Simeonov is a former judge.

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 1

Dimitrov, Petrov & Co

At Dimitrov, Petrov & Co, Zoya Todorova has β€˜extensive knowledge of EU and competition law’. The team advised British American Tobacco on merger control clearance pertaining to its €100m acquisition of multiple Bulgartabac brands. The firm also successfully defended Sofia Airport against allegations brought by Swissport of abuse of dominance regarding predatory pricing. Donka Stoyanova has β€˜impressive efficiency’ in competition matters.

Leading individuals

Zoya Todorova - Dimitrov, Petrov & Co

Next generation lawyers

Donka Stoyanova - Dimitrov, Petrov & Co

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

Dimitrov, Petrov & Co

At Dimitrov, Petrov & Co, Zoya Todorova is representing a group of electricity traders – Alpiq Energy, Danske Commodities and Axpo Services – in appealing the lawfulness of a one-month export ban on electricity from Bulgaria, imposed in January 2017, as a prerequisite for subsequent damages and compensation claims. Bogdan Petrov is another key practitioner.

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

Dimitrov, Petrov & Co

At Dimitrov, Petrov & Co, β€˜diligent’ practice head Zoya Todorova, Bilyana Stefanova and Martin Zahariev have β€˜excellent knowledge of healthcare law and regulations’. The firm advises Pfizer Luxembourg and Johnson & Johnson on all local compliance and operational matters. The group is also representing DiagCor Bioscience in a dispute with a Bulgarian distributor.

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Projects and PPP
Projects and PPP - ranked: tier 2

Dimitrov, Petrov & Co

Dimitrov, Petrov & Co’s Metodi Baykushev advised Astaldi on various projects relating to railway electrification works across Bulgaria; the firm represented the client at a hearing in an ICC arbitration regarding a complex construction dispute against the Ministry of Transport. The group assists clients with telecoms, ICT, construction and pharmaceutical PPPs.

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

Dimitrov, Petrov & Co

Dimitrov, Petrov & Co’s β€˜excellent’ team handles some of the biggest construction and real estate deals and projects on the Bulgarian market. The practice is jointly headed by the β€˜highly sophisticated and responsive’ Alexander Todorov and Boyana Milcheva, who has β€˜multifaceted expertise in real estate, finance and tax matters’. Highlights included advising the Bulgarian subsidiaries of Şişecam on all aspects of the construction of a manufacturing facility.

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 1

Dimitrov, Petrov & Co

β€˜Excellent’ Dimitrov, Petrov & Co has β€˜very good TMT industry knowledge’. The firm is local counsel to Google, advising it on matters including IP, data protection and privacy matters. The team also handles all TMT matters for Telenor, recently representing the client in unfair competition proceedings before the regulator, which are now at appeal stage. Hristo Nihrizov, George Dimitrov and Desislava Krusteva are the key contacts.

Leading individuals

George Dimitrov - Dimitrov, Petrov & Co

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