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Are the email address and phone number considered personal data?

In a recent Position, the Bulgarian Commission for Personal Data Protection (“BCPDP“) has elaborated on whether an e-mail and a mobile phone number fall within the concept of “personal data”. The analysis was carried out at the request of the Ombudsman of the Republic of Bulgaria in connection to some proposed amendments to the Bulgarian …

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Restrictions in the clause on working for another employer and more recent changes in the Labour Code

In the last days before its dissolution, the National Assembly managed to adopt the proposed amendments to the Labour Code. The tumultuous media reaction to them could leave the false impression that the only innovation was the introduction of child-care leave for fathers of children up to the age of 8 years. However, the changes …

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Bulgaria: Non-Solicitation Clauses in Commercial Contracts

What is a non-solicitation or “no-poach” clause? A non-solicitation clause, also referred to as “no-poach” clause, is a contractual arrangement which limits the hiring and poaching of employees of a business. The effect of the non-solicitation clauses is similar to non-compete clauses, which typically aim to limit competition for customers. The non-solicitation clause limits the …

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Simplified procedure for construction of facilities for production of electricity from renewables for own consumption

Pursuant to Directive (EU) 2018/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 December 2018 on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources, and a measure from the National Recovery and Sustainability Plan of Bulgaria, and after serious debates and changes in the draft bill initially proposed by the government, …

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KDP has advised KONE on its acquisition of Liftkom Service

Komarevski, Dimitrov & Partners has advised the Bulgarian subsidiary of KONE Corporation, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, on the acquisition of Liftkom Service, a local leader in the maintenance of elevators and escalators. The acquisition was completed in the beginning of June 2022 and enlarged the coverage of KONE’s maintenance business …

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Persons placing certain single-use plastic products on the market are subject to registration from 1 September 2022

According to Art. 45, para. 1, item 13 of the Waste Management Act, for the persons placing packaged goods on the market has been introduced an obligation for registration in the public register maintained by the Bulgarian Executive Environmental Agency (“EEA”). With Art. 31, para. 1 of the Ordinance on the on the reduction of …

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What is new in the sphere of personal data transfers to the USA and what do we know about the new Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework?

Background: In 2020, the ECJ rendered a landmark decision in the Schrems II case, annulling the EU Commission’s adequacy decision in favour of the Privacy Shield which allowed for secure personal data transfers between the EU and the USA. Two years later, this continues to cast uncertainty and to prevent businesses from carrying out data …

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Venelin Dimitrov, Ilya Komarevski and Mileslava Bogdanova – Misheva ranked by Chambers Europe 2022

KDP’s Venelin Dimitrov, Ilya Komarevski and Mileslava Bogdanova-Misheva top ranked in the new Chambers Europe 2022 guide in: Corporate / Commercial Competition / Antitrust Dispute Resolution Employment Venelin Dimitrov is praised for his “great project management skills“. Clients also say he is an “excellent negotiator and deal maker. He is very experienced and diligent.“ Ilya …

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KDP became a corporate member of the Council of Women in Business in Bulgaria

We are proud to share that KDP is officially a corporate member of the Council of Women in Business in Bulgaria We will support the Council in its mission to encourage the professional development of women in business, their growth in managerial positions and help young professionals to realize their potential in Bulgaria. KDP will …

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The European Union is expected to grant temporary protection to all Ukraine Refugees. What would that mean in Bulgaria?

The European Union is expected to grant temporary protection to all Ukraine Refugees. What would that mean in Bulgaria?

Earlier this week, the European Commission proposed granting temporary protection to people fleeing the war in Ukraine for a period lasting up to three years. The Decision of the Council of the EU is expected on Thursday, 3 March. If it is adopted, this will be the first-time temporary protection is granted in the EU. …

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KDP ranked by the Chambers and Partners Global 2022

The strength and depth of our legal expertise has been recognized in the Chambers Global 2022. Proud to share that our partners Ilya Komarevski and Venelin Dimitrov have been ranked among the top Bulgarian legal practitioners in Corporate/Commercial and Dispute Resolution by the Chambers and Partners Global 2022 guide! Ilya Komarevski has been recognized for …

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The new EU Clinical Trials Regulation entered into force. How will the provisions of this regulation interplay with the GDPR – an attempt for answer and more questions

After several postponements of the implementation of Regulation (EU) No. 536/2014 on clinical trials on medicinal products for human use (“Clinical Trials Regulation”), the regulation entered into force on the last day of January 2022. One of the objectives of this Regulation is to ensure safe conduct of clinical trials,through which to generate reliable and …

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