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 […]

The New Rules on Geo-Blocking within the EU

Following the GDPR hassle, next on the line for companies conducting business online within the EU comes the Regulation (EU) 2018/302 on addressing unjustified geo-blocking and other forms of discrimination based on customers’ nationality, place of residence or place of establishment within the internal market (the “Regulation”). The Regulation shall apply as from 3 December […]

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 […]