Dimitrov, Petrov & Co.
Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. (DPC) is a full-service business law firm, pioneer in the dynamic field of technology law and data protection in Bulgaria, as well as in corporate and commercial law, employment, real estate, competition, banking & finance, dispute resolution, tax and many others.
DPC’s data protection practice group is widely acknowledged for its broad practical experience an in-depth knowledge of the national and EU law requirements, and the lawyers are internationally recognized for the outstanding quality of the services provided to clients. The law firm’s international client base ranges from start-up companies to major blue-chip multinational and domestic companies, state authorities, municipalities, public bodies, and NGOs.
Prof. Dr. George Dimitrov
Prof. Dr. George Dimitrov is a founding partner of Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Law Firm and a chairman of its Supervisory Board. He is the first in Bulgaria to receive the academic title “Professor of Law and Information Technologies” and is a lecturer of ICT Law at all premier universities and educational institutions in Bulgaria and the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. He holds a PhD degree from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium and has specialized at the Academy of American and International Law, Dallas, TX, USA.
With more than 20 years professional experience, he is consistently praised as one of the world’s leading ICT and privacy & data protection law practitioners by different globally recognized legal editions and directories. For many years George has been advising blue-chip technology companies, government institutions, and key policy-making NGOs. He has been the leading expert and head of numerous working groups that have drafted the contemporary Bulgarian ICT legislation, inter alia, the Electronic Commerce Act, the Electronic Governance Act, the Electronic Communications Act, the amendments of the E-documents and E-signatures Act and the secondary legislation on its implementation, the cyber-crimes section of the Criminal Code, and many other acts of primary and secondary legislation.
Desislava Krusteva is a partner at Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Law Firm, currently heading its Technology & Data Protection Practice Group. For more than 15 years Desislava has been advising large multinational and domestic companies on complex information management and privacy issues, advanced technological and cross-border projects from consultations on the very development of their business model to their launch and day-to-day implementation. She covers a wide range of legal matters in the area of ICT law, including data protection, information security and other special regimes of information, e-Commerce, e-Payments and e-Financial services, e-Healthcare, e-Government, e-Identification, e-Signatures and telecommunications.
Desislava has actively participated in drafting numerous legislative and secondary normative acts on e-governance and re-use of public sector information. She is an author of numerous reports and publications and legal expert in many projects on the implementation of the European legal framework. Desislava is a regular speaker at conferences and trainings and lectures at the most prestigious Bulgarian universities. She is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional Europe (CIPP/E) and a Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) by IAPP and currently a co-chair of the Bulgarian KnowledgeNet Chapter of IAPP.