Mr Hristo Nihrizov > Dimitrov, Petrov & Co > Sofia, Bulgaria > Lawyer Profile

Dimitrov, Petrov & Co
1303 SOFIA
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Head of Telecommunications & Media Law and Banking & Finance Law Practice Groups




Joined Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. in 2004




Member of the Sofia Bar Association; Legal expert at the Center for the Law of Information and Communication Technologies (CLICT); member of ITechLaw legal association


Graduated from Sofia University, Faculty of Law (LL.M. 2005); additional course on the New Regulatory Framework in the Telecom Sector at the Center for European Programmes, American University in Bulgaria; attended summer programme on US Business Law held at the American Institute for Legal Education, University of Michigan, USA

Lawyer Rankings

Bulgaria > Banking, finance and capital markets

Dimitrov, Petrov & Co’s team is ‘comprised of specialists in every aspect of the law’, with ‘excellent response times, quality service, ethics and morale’. 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.

Bulgaria > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Dimitrov, Petrov & Co‘s ‘distinguished, competent, well-organised and highly responsible’ 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 ‘very positiveZoya 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 ‘always accessibleHristo Nihrizov acted as local counsel to King & Wood Mallesons, acting on behalf of a foreign bidder, on a high-profile M&A transaction.

Bulgaria > Dispute resolution

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.

Bulgaria > Projects and PPP

Dimitrov, Petrov & Co attracts praise from clients as ‘one of the most experienced teams in telecoms infrastructure projects and financings’; 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.

Bulgaria > TMT

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Hristo Nihrizov

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.