How to define the most relevant legal basis for personal data processing under the GDPR

On its entry into force, the GDPR would make reliance on data subjects’ consents inappropriate for many personal data processing activities. A practical tip to self-test current consents: if it seems difficult for a controller to obtain a valid consent, perhaps there is another legal ground that should apply. When implementing a GDPR compliance strategy, […]

Consent of data subjects under the GDPR

One of the most common grounds for lawful processing of personal data is obtaining the data subject’s consent. As from 25 May 2018 when the GDPR shall enter into force, the requirements for obtaining lawfully such consent will be significantly amended. Despite being more burdensome for companies, the new requirements may serve as a competitive […]

Principles of personal data processing under the new EU data protection rules

The newly revised EU legal framework in the field of personal data protection has already made the processing of personal data an increasingly important topic for businesses operating in the territories of EU member states. As from 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) will become directly applicable in all EU states. With […]

Hristov & Partners acted for S.A. Spadel on the acquisition of Devin, the leading water bottling company in Bulgaria

Hristov & Partners teamed up with the global law firm Dentons to advise Group Spadel, a European family-owned company specializing in the production of natural mineral water, spring water and natural fruit drinks, on the acquisition of a 93.29 percent stake in Devin AD, the market-leading producer of bottled water in Bulgaria, from private equity […]

The Legal 500 ranking for Bulgaria

We are happy to announce that our partner Pavel Hristov has been ranked among the top 5 Leading Individuals in the populated category Commercial, Corporate and M&A by The Legal 500 for 2016.    In the same category, our firm Hristov & Partners is ranked among some of the best firms in town.   For details, please follow this link: http://www.legal500.com/c/bulgaria/commercial-corporate-and-manda#table_270

Hristov & Partners Legal 500 2016 Rankings

Following our recent recognition by Chambers & Partners Global 2016, we are proud to announce our firm’s highest ever recognition and ranking in the Legal 500 EMEA (2016) in the category Commercial, Corporate and M&A. We are ranked in Tier 2 among some of the best firms in town. Pavel Hristov, Partner, is ranked among the country’s […]

A third party’s liability for a failure to respond to a Bulgarian competition authority’s information request

We have heard this question often from clients and peers, mainly from foreign jurisdictions. We’ve always responded that this is a relevant question and it must not be neglected since it needs to be considered along with all associated risks (such as legal, financial, reputational, etc.) and costs. We say: “If you are a third […]