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The European Commission paves the way for a new EU-US data transfer deal

There has been a very recent stir in the EU-US relations regarding the flow of personal data across the Atlantic. After reaching a cornerstone agreement on a new Transatlantic Data Privacy Framework (“TADPF”) back in March this year (you can recall our review of the matter here), the two Parties are yet another step closer …

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KDP became a corporate member of BBLF

Proud to share that KDP is officially a corporate member of The Bulgarian Business Leaders Forum (BBLF) – a prominent business association that promotes and encourages transparent governance, corporate social responsibility and sustainable development of the private sector. We believe that together we can contribute to a better business ecosystem based on ethics, innovation and …

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The new Startup visa encourages third countries entrepreneurs to develop their business in Bulgaria

Bulgaria is now one step closer to becoming an attractive venue for entrepreneurs who want to start developing an innovative business. With the introduction of the new Startup visa rules, our country ranks with other European states where similar legal opportunities have existed for a long time. What is the Startup visa? The startup visa …

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New step towards a legal framework securing free data transfers between the EU and the US

In 2022, the question about free data flows between the European Union and the United States has been a hot topic. The end of March 2022 was a milestone moment as that was the time when the EU and the USA reached an agreement in principle on the so-called Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework (you can …

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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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