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 […]

Hristov & Partners contributed to the ICLG’s Merger Control 2019 edition

We are pleased to announce that our team has contributed the Bulgaria chapter in The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Merger Control 2019. The guide gives an overview of the Bulgarian merger control regime and provides our practical advice and tips for businesses involved in transactions subject to merger filings and approval by the Bulgarian competition […]

Recent CPC’s decisions highlight the importance of internal competition compliance

The Bulgarian Competition Protection Commission has recently fined several companies on various unfair competition practices in what is a sound reminder of the importance of competition compliance reviews in daily business/marketing activities. Net Info  On 15 November 2018 the Commission fined Net Info AD with approx. BGN 267,000 for misleading and unlawful comparative advertising. In […]

Pavel Hristov in CEE Legal Matters: Corner Office

Our partner Pavel Hristov spoke to CEE Legal Matters, “The Corner Office: Mentors”: “My mentors: Roman Tarlavski, CMS Netherlands and Robert Hayhurst, CMS CEE/Budapest. One characteristic both Roman and Robert shared – in addition to being among the most accomplished dealmakers in their respective markets – was that each had a disciplined, patient, and structured approach […]