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Bulgaria opened a tender for awarding concession of Sofia Airport

On 5 July 2018 the Bulgarian Ministry of Transport, Information Technologies and Communications opened a tender procedure for identifying a concessionaire of the Sofia Airport. Detailed information on the procedure is available at https://www.concession-sof.bg/en/. Sofia Airport is the largest passengers and cargo airport in Bulgaria. It is currently operated by Letishte Sofia EAD, a joint-stock company […]

An awaited new ECJ preliminary ruling on data privacy in the case C-210/16 Wirtschaftsakademie Schleswig-Holstein

On June 5, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) released its preliminary ruling in the case Wirtschaftsakademie Schleswig-Holstein. The ECJ found that the administrator of a fan page on Facebook is jointly responsible with Facebook for the processing of data of visitors to the page. By creating a fan page on Facebook and defining the criteria […]

Hristov&Partners New Recognitions in the 2018 Chambers Global and Legal500 Rankings

We are very pleased of our firm’s new recognition and excellent client feedback for the quality work of our Partners Biliana Shagova, Aldin Shenkov and Pavel Hristov in the 2018 editions of the international legal directories The Legal 500 EMEA and Chambers Global. Our clients praise Biliana Shagova as ‘extremely diligent‘. Pavel Hristov is ‘client […]

“Bulgaria needs constantly success stories to attract investors”, Rob Irving and Pavel Hristov for Capital Weekly during the Annual Deals and Dealmakers Conference in Sofia

                        Rob Irving and Pavel Hristov Interview for Capital Weekly, 15 December 2017 (Translation from Bulgarian) Profile Rob Irving is the Co-Chair of Dentons’ Global Private Equity Group. Rob’s practice focuses on cross-border M&A particularly private equity transactions, throughout CEE and SEE where he […]

GDPR implications on the global M&A process

A recent GDPR seminar attended by members of our team inspired us to share our thoughts on how the new European legislation on data protection would affect the M&A transactions. The GDPR implications on M&A deals would certainly go beyond the borders of the EU given the extraterritorial application of the Regulation. Privacy “by design” […]

E-commerce and Competition: The European Commission’s Sector Inquiry

The European Commission’s report on the e-commerce sector released in May (the Report) outlines the main trends and potential competition barriers in the online retail. Overall, the Commission did not deem necessary a review of the Vertical Block Exemption Regulation (VBER). This means that despite the ongoing innovations in the e-commerce business models, at this […]

Hristov Partners advised G4S plc. on its divestment of G4S Bulgarian security business to VIP Security

Hristov & Partners acted for G4S plc., the leading global integrated security group, as the vendor’s Bulgarian counsel, along with the global lead legal counsel, in the divestment of its Bulgarian subsidiary company to VIP Security. The transaction followed a strategic global-wide business review by G4S plc. including restructuring and exists from various non-core jurisdictions across the globe. Our […]

Bulgaria’s Competition Commission Activity in 2016 in Numbers

The national competition authority (CPC) has just published its annual activity report for the preceding 2016 year. In Bulgaria, CPC has controlling and enforcement powers in three major areas: antitrust and competition, public procurement procedures appeals and appeals relating to concession procedures. Here is some of the published statistical data in the area of competition […]