The ECJ’s ruling in Case C-307/18 (Paroxetine) – important insights for the pharma sector and antitrust in general

On 30 January 2020 the ECJ issued its preliminary ruling in Case C-307/18 which is likely to have both general and sector-specific implications for antitrust practice. The case concerns certain pay-for-delay agreements between GSK as the manufacturer of an originator drug called paroxetine and its (potential) generic competitors on the UK market IVAX, GUK and […]

Higher Rankings in Chambers Global 2020

We are very pleased to share our latest recognition and higher rankings in the international legal directory Chambers Global 2020. Our firm has been recommended as an ‘active corporate and commercial practice with a noted strength in cross-border M&A and corporate governance’ and ranked among the leading Bulgarian law firms in the area of commercial […]

Hristov & Partners 2019 Work Highlights

We believe that the legal profession must contribute to the overall economic and social well-being of society. We facilitate transactions and help businesses with positive impact on the local environment. We are proud to share that in 2019 our firm marked its 7th anniversary with further achievements in that strategic direction: We advised one of […]

Hristov & Partners Acts for Elit Car on the Acqusition of LKQ Corp. Business in Bulgaria and Formation of a Joint Venture

Hristov Partners acted for Elit Car and its founders on the parallel acquisition of Auto Kelly Bulgaria Ltd. and the sale of 20% of Elit Car’s share capital to Auto Kelly a.s., an affiliate of LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ: LKQ), a global automotive spare parts conglomerate, in a complex series of interrelated cash and shares transactions. The combined business, which will continue to operate under both […]

A new ruling of the ECJ on the limits of website operators’ responsibility as controllers when using third party plugins

On 29 July 2019 the European Court of Justice rendered its preliminary ruling in Case C-40/17 Fashion ID GmbH & Co. KG v. Verbraucherzentrale NRW eV providing insight on the limits of a controller’s responsibilities under Directive 95/46 and possibly under the GDPR. Fashion ID, an online clothing retailer, embedded on its website the ‘Like’ plugin of Facebook which […]

On the notion of restriction of competition under EU and Bulgarian law

Our associate Dragomir Stefanov has recently written an article analysing the evolution of the concept of “restriction of competition” under Article 101 TFEU and its Bulgarian equivalent – Articles 15-17 of the Competition Protection Act (“Понятието за ограничаване на конкуренцията по смисъла на чл. 101 от ДФЕС и чл. 15 от ЗЗК”). It was published […]

Pavel Hristov: “IT is booming in Bulgaria”, in an Interview for CEE Legal Matters

CEE Legal Matters has published an overview of the Bulgarian legal market with the views of some of the market leaders. Our partner Pavel Hristov commented on the pending concession procedure for the Sofia Airport, IT industry and its growth potential, and Bulgaria’s investment climate. “IT is booming in Bulgaria and it has excellent potential, […]

Hristov & Partners Keeps Top Rankings in Legal 500 EMEA 2019

We are very pleased that the international legal directory The Legal 500 EMEA 2019 confirmed our top rankings in the categories EU and Competition and Corporate and M&A. “Hristov Partners has multiple international clients, … as well as panel appointments…, and advises on multi-jurisdictional, high-value and sensitive matters. “Hristov & Partners has expertise in merger control […]

Hristov & Partners Recognised Again by Chambers Global 2019

We are delighted to announce that our firm has been recognised again and ranked among Bulgaria’s leading law firms in the area of Corporate/Commercial. Thank you to our clients and peers for the positive feedback. “Pavel Hristov has a strong reputation for his transactional experience, frequently advising foreign investors on market entry acquisitions.” Chambers is an independent […]