“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” […]

Hristov & Partners Promote Counsel Biliana Shagova To Partner

Biliana Shagova is a corporate and commercial lawyer and her main areas of expertise include commercial and corporate matters, employment and social and health security. Biliana has extensive experience in advising on complex, high value corporate deals and multi-jurisdictional M&A and commercial transactions in Bulgaria and in the South-East Europe region, with particular expertise in […]

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 […]

Mandatory data protection officers under the GDPR

Data protection officers (“DPO”) will become key figures within organisations striving to ensure compliance with the stricter requirements of the GDPR as from May 2018. In the end of 2016, a conservative estimate by the International Association of Privacy Professionals suggested that 75,000 DPO positions will be created globally in response to the adoption of […]