Attorney at law, admitted to the Bulgarian Bar Association and a member of the International Bar Association.

Pavel is a corporate and competition lawyer and his main areas of practice include general corporate matters, domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, antitrust and competition law matters like merger filings, cartel and abuse of dominance investigations, state aid and public procurement.

Pavel has practiced in the corporate departments of two leading international law firms in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Pavel is recognized as an expert in Corporate, M&A and Commercial and EU and Competition Law and ranked by the international legal directories The Legal 500 EMEA, Chambers & Partners Europe, Chambers & Partners Global, IFLR1000 and PLC Which Lawyer.

2013 – to date
Partner, Hristov & Partners, Sofia
2006 – 2013
Senior associate, CMS Cameron McKenna, Sofia
Head of Commercial & Competition Practice Groups, Deputy Head of CEE Consumer Products Group

Associate, CMS Derks Star Busmann, Amsterdam
2002 – 2006

Associate, Borislav Boyanov & Co, Sofia

Trainee, Allen & Overy, Amsterdam

University of Plovdiv, Master of Laws
University of Utrecht, L.LM International and European Law


The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Merger Control in Bulgaria, 2019 (coauthor)

E-Commerce ​and  Competition: The European Commission’s Sector Inquiry​, Mondaq, 2017​ (coauthor)

CMS Competition Survival Pack, Bulgaria and the EU, 4th Edition, 2007 and 5th Edition, 2011

CMS Guide to Merger Control in Europe, 2009

PLC Competition Cross-border Handbook Bulgaria 2006/07

ICL Guide to: Product Liability: Bulgaria, 2005

Draft of a New Competition Law, BNA’s Eastern Europe Reporter, Vol. 18, Number 2, 2008

Bulgaria Significantly Revises Competition Rules, BNA’s Eastern Europe Reporter, Vol. 19, Number 1, 2009