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Dimitrov, Petrov & Co
1303 28 Todor
Alexandrov Blvd., Fl. 7
Bulgaria, Sofia

Tel: +359 (2) 421 42 01
Fax: +359 (2) 421 42 02


Prof. Dr. George Dimitrov is a founding partner of Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Law Firm and head of its ICT Law & IPR Practice Group. He is a Doctor of Laws of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium (Ph.D. 2008). Dr. Dimitrov graduated cum laude from Sofia University, Faculty of Law (LL.M. 1995) and specialized at the Academy of American and International Law, Dallas, Texas (2002). Holder of the prestigious Victor Folsom Fellowship. Dr. Dimitrov is a lecturer in ICT Law at Sofia University, Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, the Technical University, the University of Library Studies and Information Technologies, and Veliko Tarnovo University.

Being a Chairman of the Center for Law of the Information and Communication Technologies in Bulgaria (CLICT), Dr. Dimitrov 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 Commercial Register Act, the last amendments of 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.

Since 2009 he is an expert at the Advisory Council on Electronic Communications, Postal Services, Information Society and Electronic Governance at the Ministry of Transport, Information Technologies and Communications as well as at the Transport, Information Technologies and Communications Committee, the Internal Security and Public Order Committee and the Healthcare Committee at the National Assembly. He played an essential role in the elaboration of key strategies of national importance such as: the Strategy for the Implementation of Electronic Healthcare in Bulgaria, the Strategy for Electronic Government, the Strategy for Bulgaria’s Competitiveness on International ICT Markets, etc.

IT Law Practice:

Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. possesses boutique expertise in the area of information and communication technologies law (ICT law) gained over the years of investing in the knowledge and continuous education of its lawyers. Being a pioneer in this area of law in Bulgaria, the firm has gained practical experience in advising the biggest private Bulgarian Internet service providers, content providers, web portals, software companies, engineering firms, certification service providers and other growing ICT businesses.

Dimitrov, Petrov & Co.’s lawyers teach ICT Law in premiere Bulgarian universities, train magistrates, police officers, attorneys, in-house lawyers, and state officials. They are often invited as visiting professors in leading international universities.

The firm has advised and represented the Bulgarian ICT business and its branch organizations in various negotiations with the government resulting in the elaboration of national strategies, enforcement of new legislation, establishment of PPP bodies and high-tech parks.

Dimitrov, Petrov & Co:

Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. is a Bulgarian law firm having its head office in Sofia, Bulgaria. Established in 1997 by the name partners Prof. Dr. George Dimitrov and Mr. Bogdan Petrov, the firm has exclusively focused its activities on commercial law, information and communication technologies law, intellectual property law, real estate law, litigation and arbitration and brings together a rapidly growing team of highly qualified lawyers. In 2005 Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. opened its first branch office outside the capital – in the city of Varna.

Many international and domestic companies and public authorities trust the professional legal services of Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Cross-border projects are regularly advised in co-operation with leading international law firms.

Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. is ranked among the Top 10 Bulgarian law firms. The most respected legal guides in Europe and the world containing referral information about lawyers and their practices – Martindale-Hubbell, Legal 500, Chambers Europe, IFLR 1000 and PLC Which Lawyer – in their annual editions recommend Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. as one of the most successful and reliable law firms in Bulgaria.

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