Attorney at law, admitted to the Bulgarian Bar Association

Pavel is a corporate and competition lawyer. 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 practised as a foreign qualified attorney 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
Founding 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