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

Dimitrov, Petrov & Co
1303 SOFIA

Work Department

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 > TMT

(Leading individuals)

Hristo NihrizovDimitrov, Petrov & Co

In a league of its own’,  Dimitrov, Petrov & Co has broad strength in this field and acts for market-leading clients. It advises on the regulatory, commercial and IP aspects of acquisitions as well as contentious matters. Prof Dr George Dimitrov, who jointly leads the practice, has extensive regulatory experience, having played a significant role in drafting Bulgaria’s TMT and IT legislation. Desislava Krusteva and Hristo Nihrizov also jointly lead the practice, and are experts in data protection and payment services, respectively. Nikola Stoychev is another name to note.

Bulgaria > Banking, finance and capital markets

The banking and finance team at Dimitrov, Petrov & Co, which is led by the ‘impressive’ Hristo Nihrizov, principally advises on regulatory matters for high-profile clients. In 2018, the firm provided full legal assistance with setting up one of the first alternative funds for collective investment in Bulgaria and acted for clients on obtaining full-scope investment licences under MiFID II rules. The team also acts for borrowers on debt and credit restructurings as well as representing clients in proceedings brought by the Financial Supervision Commission. Pencho Stanchev, who ‘stands out’ for his ‘skills, accuracy, sharp mind and style’ is a key member of the team, and Boyana Milcheva (head of the real estate and construction practice) assists with matters related to project and real estate finance.