Banking & Finance:
Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. advises on all aspects of domestic and cross-border financing across a variety of industries as well as the structuring of cutting edge fintech services and solutions.
DPCo. has been advising some of the top five Bulgarian banks – UniCredit Bulbank AD, United Bulgarian Bank AD, Corporate Commercial Bank AD, Bulgarian-American Credit Bank AD, the venture capital fund NEVEQ II, Advance Properties AD, the biggest and oldest Turkish commercial bank – T.C. Ziraat Bankasi.
Corporate law has continuously been the leading practice area of Dimitrov, Petrov & Co., consistently providing award winning and cutting-edge legal advice to prominent domestic and multinational corporations. The firm supports clients in the development and implementation of practical and innovative solutions for company law and corporate governance.
M&A is one of the strategic areas of practice of Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. The law firm’s M&A team is well experienced and possesses the skill and capacity to structure and negotiate transactions, carry out due diligence and manage projects. It provides comprehensive legal services, including initial research, complete legal due diligence, negotiations, drafting and preparation of legal documentation and tax advice.
■ Sişecam Group, on the restructuring of its Bulgarian business through spin-off of two business lines into separate entities
■ One of the bidders in the structured sale of historical Bulgarian undertaking, leader in its industry sector
■ Advance Properties on the successful full acquisition of Huvepharma from the US private equity investor Rohatyn Group via one of the biggest corporate loans drawn by a Bulgarian company so far – EUR 275 million
■ The venture capital fund NEVEQ II on а number of local and cross-border multimillion equity investments, including share swap structures
■ Sofia Connect EOOD on a complex restructuring of the ownership and the assets within the client’s corporate structure; Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. advised the sale of the company to the Megaport – Australian elastic interconnection services provider. This is one of the highest-profile telecom deals in Bulgaria for the past year, giving Megaport the extraordinary opportunity to expand its elastic interconnection services across Europe
Privacy & Data Protection:
Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. is a leading law firm and a pioneer in the dynamic field of privacy and personal data protection in Bulgaria, as well as in all other aspects of the legal regime of information. The privacy and data protection practice group is widely acknowledged for its broad practical experience and in-depth knowledge of the national and EU law requirements and the lawyers are internationally recognised for the outstanding quality of their services. The law firm’s international client base ranges from start-up companies to major blue-chip multinational and domestic companies, state authorities, municipalities, public bodies and NGOs.
DPCo. is the exclusive Bulgarian legal counsel of Google on local legal matters with a special focus on privacy, data protection, media, ICT law, competition and regulatory issues. Experts provide legal assistance to Boehringer Ingelheim RCV GmbH & Co KG, CEZ Bulgaria, DSK Bank, UniCredit Bulbank, Omnix Group AD, Software Group, AB Solutions, Jobs.BG, Evrotrust Technologies JSCo.
In the field of telecommunications law DPCo. is the leader in providing legal services to fixed and mobile operators, satellite operators, VoIP operators, Internet service providers, international carriers, internet giants and media conglomerates.
Achievements include assistance in obtaining the first alternative telecom licenses, the successful defense of the first DVB-T license, assisting the launching of the first 4G LTE network, assisting the installation first and only subsea telecom cable under the Black Sea, advising the first internet TV platform, etc.
DPCo. is the leader among GDPR compliance service providers advising banks, utilities, internet companies, governments, retailers, etc.
Clients include Telenor Bulgaria EAD, Fox Networks Group Bulgaria, Caucasus Online, etc. DPCo. is also the exclusive Bulgarian legal advisor of Google.
Dimitrov, Petrov & Co.’s intellectual property practice group provides legal assistance in protecting and defending inventions, brands, designs and creative works. The law firm’s work combines thorough legal analysis and strategic outlook with deep understanding of the business and the key factors related to this area of law.
Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. advises companies of all sizes and industries in any trademarks and designs related aspects from searches and prosecution through litigation and enforcement at national, community or international level in the areas of information technologies, food and beverages production and distribution, education, financial services, on-line services, construction, machinery, electronics, pharmaceuticals, sports, fashion, etc.
The team provides full scope legal counselling and assistance to Google Inc., Fintech Services JSCo., Boehringer Ingelheim RCV GmbH & Co KG Bulgaria Branch, Fox Networks Group Bulgaria Ltd., Trakya Glass Bulgaria, Econt Express OOD, Agrigate Media OOD, Titan Gate JSCo and Phone Arena JSCo.
Dimitrov, Petrov & Co.’s legal services have been used by electricity producers, traders and distributors, importers of batteries and equipment for power stations, petrol and gas stations operators, oil refineries, etc.
The law firm provides legal assistance to Alpiq AG group, Suzlon Energy, a European member of Suzlon Group, Windkraft Simonsfeld, a top-level Austrian alternative energy producer, renewable energy investor Gorichane Energy EOOD, the Chinese HANERGY group.
Acting for one of the leading electricity service providers the energy law team achieved a breakthrough victory by convincing the Sofia Administrative Court to send a reference for a preliminary ruling to the European Court of Justice on a market defining aspect of the energy regulatory framework. The outcome of the case has the potential to redefine the local electricity market.
Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. assisted investors in the privatisation of the National Electric Company pool.
Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. is unquestionably the go-to Bulgarian competition team, capable of handling competition mandates in a diverse range of sectors. The firm's lawyers employ profound knowledge in competition law matters combined with economic and regulatory expertise acquired in the extensive experience of providing complex antitrust risk analyses and in the growing number of cases before the Bulgarian Commission for Protection of Competition.
The firm's client base is among the most impressive on the market: Google, Johnson&Johnson, Fox International Channels, the second biggest mobile operator in the country, Sofia Airport EAD, Eli Lilly and British American Tobacco are among the companies which turn to us for advice on both their day-to-day competition issues and their more complex, high stakes matters.
Real Estate & Construction:
The experience of Dimitrov, Petrov & Co.’s Real Estate Practice Group spans more than 15 years of providing interdisciplinary legal solutions for property investment, development and management, as well as real estate finance. The law firm is among the few Bulgarian law firms with an outstanding track record in advising foreign and domestic contractors on implementation of FIDIC-based contracts in Bulgaria. Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. represents its clients through all stages of the process for acquisition or sale of real estates and all stages of construction process: from tax planning and bidding, implementation and commissioning to litigation and dispute resolution.
Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. is the exclusive Bulgarian legal and tax consultant of Astaldi S.p.A, major international contractor, in all its activities in Bulgaria. DPCo. also exclusively represents a Bulgarian industrial holding which is establishing a petrol station retail chain in Bulgaria. Among our stellar real estate clients might be distinguished companies such as Siscam Group, C.M.C. di Ravenna, Telenor Bulgaria, Corporate Commercial Bank (in insolvency), LPP Bulgaria, Mareshki Group (Confidential), Black Sea Property (Norway), ILPA Development.
DPCo.’s life sciences practice includes a wide range of specialists focused on pharmaceutical and medical law, healthcare services and consumer protection, foods & cosmetics and medical devices. The law firm’s team advises some of the major international pharmaceutical companies on regulatory and corporate matters, reimbursement and prices, compliance, manufacturing, marketing, promotion, advertising and distribution, protection of intellectual property rights, employment, antitrust and competition matters. The firm's clients appreciate our knowledge of the market, understanding of the business needs and our practical approach in providing solutions and legal advice. Among the firm’s clients are Pfizer Luxemburg SARL, Bulgaria Branch, Johnson&Johnson Bulgaria EOOD, OptimaPharm EOOD, Ergomed, Takeda – Takeda Pharma GmbH, Eli Lilly, Boehringer Ingelheim RCV GmbH & Co KG Bulgaria Branch, Sheynovo EAD.
Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. has one of the largest and most diverse dispute resolution practices in Bulgaria. With a total of 12 litigators, the law firm has the resources to assemble the right team to address the most complicated and time-sensitive matters. What sets this firm apart is that it has consultancy and litigation experts in each practice group which gives us the unique advantage to predict industry specific risks and advise on the best strategy for the client’s needs.
The law firm provides full and comprehensive service on all possible disputes: commercial litigation, domestic and international arbitration, insolvency and restructuring, debt collection, administrative and regulatory litigation, tax litigation, construction disputes, medical malpractice, labour disputes, alternative dispute resolution (ADR) – mediation and other forms of ADR.
Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. has provided legal assistance to Astaldi S.p.A – the third biggest Italian construction company in an ICC Arbitration, the Bulgarian National Bank, Ericsson Telecommunications Bulgaria EOOD, Telenor Bulgaria EAD, Corporate Commercial Bank, Gorichene Energy EOOD, Hygia AD, Baustoff and Metal Marsil OOD, Mareshki Group of Companies, Pharmhold JSCo, Medicus Trade OOD, Fox Networks Group Bulgaria EOOD, Compagnie Française d'Assurance pour le Commerce Extérieur, five of the biggest Bulgarian hospitals, one of the three electricity distribution companies in Bulgaria, a leading manufacturer and provider of irrigation products and services.