In a very recent ruling, the Commission for Protection of Competition (CPC) shed light on prohibited agreements that threaten free market competition and the terms “undertaking” and “economic activity”, which ...

The question of whether it is permissible to accrue interest on interest in contractual relations with the participation of individuals has been considered repeatedly in the case law. The Supreme ...

As of July 1st, 2021, traders making online sales in the European Union (EU) shall register for VAT electronically. The new regime will allow online sellers to declare and pay ...

The team of Ilieva, Voutcheva & Co. Law Firm successfully initiated and conducted the first procedure in Bulgaria for EU Blue Card acquisition under the new procedural regime. As of ...

We often encounter the stereotype of the evil landlord harassing his tenants with a high rent and refusing to take care of his property. However, the truth is that common ...

As of the 1st of October 2020 all non-household electricity consumers, including those, whose facilities are part of the electricity distribution system at low voltage level, must purchase electrical energy for ...

IFLR1000 is a guide to the world’s leading financial and corporate law firms and lawyers For a consecutive year Ilieva, Voutcheva & Co. was ranked among notable law firms in ...

In March we partnered with the Okrilena Foundation. Thanks to their organization and the empathy of our colleagues, funds were raised from the sold martenitsas. The funds were used for ...

The Bulgarian Labour Code (the “LC”) regulates various different hypotheses and scenarios as to termination of an employment agreements. Reflecting the grounds for termination of an employment agreement, the law ...

The obligations for taxes, social insurance contributions and interest are public debts. The Tax-Insurance Procedure Code (TIPC) contains the terms and conditions for public enforcement by a public enforcement official. ...

In the 21st edition of the State Gazette (“SG”) from the 12th of March 2021 the new Industrial Parks Act (“IPA” or “The Act”) was promulgated, which, for the first ...

In its ruling № 247 from 25.02.2020 on civil case № 3200/2018, the Supreme Court of Cassation (SCC) brings clarity to questions regarding the form required for a unilateral increase ...

What are geographical indications (GIs) and what purpose do they serve? GIs establish intellectual property rights regarding certain products, whose qualities have a specific link to the region, where they ...

By Decision № 4 of 20.04.2021, the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Bulgaria declared unconstitutional the provision of § 2 of the Transitional and Final Provisions of the Act ...

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Waste fees fall under the category of municipal fees that each municipality collects. They are owed for the respective real estate that falls under the territory of each municipality. The ...

The deadline for taxation of income generated in 2020 is April 30th, 2021. All income from cryptocurrency should be declared within this term. Most often income from cryptocurrency is generated ...

The work related accidents consist a serious risk both for the employee – leads to damage to his health and inability to use his workforce to its full potential, and ...

Mrs. Snezhanka Baldzhieva, attorney-at-lawy, elaborates on the arguable and ambiguous wording of the Art. 54, para. 3 of the State Property Act (SPA). It currently provides, in sentence one, an ...

In an interpretative decision dated 01.02.2021 the Supreme Court of Cassation (“SCC”) reviewed the termination of an employment agreement by the employer, when: the employee does not have the necessary ...

The liability of managers and procurators for taxes and social insurances of the liable company includes also the interests. That is what the Supreme Administrative Court (“SAC”) in its Interpretative ...

With amendments to the Labour Migration and Labour Mobility Act (LMLMA), as of March 12th, 2021, the European Union Blue Card (“Blue Card”) issuance procedure has been changed. The amendments ...

The amendments to the Foreigners in the Republic of Bulgaria Act (FRBA), promulgated on March 12th, 2021, have introduced significant changes to the regulation of visas. The idea of ​​the ...

With amendments to the Bulgarian Citizenship Act (BCA) and the Foreigners in the Republic of Bulgaria Act (FRBA) the National Assembly finally decided to retain the possibility of acquiring Bulgarian ...