New Rules for Consumer Protection and Transactions with a Digital Element

From the beginning of 2022 significant legislative changes have been made in the field of consumer law, aimed at modernizing consumer protection rules and adapting them to the digital economy. A new Act on the Provision of Digital Content and Digital Services and on the Sale of Goods (hereinafter referred to as “APDCDSSG”) entered into force on 1 January 2022, while amendments to the Consumer Protection Act became effective on 22 May 2022 (hereinafter “CPA”). With the abovementioned legislative changes in practice the requirements of a package of acts of the European Union, including The Digital Content and Digital Services Directive (Directive 2019/770), the Sales of Goods Directive (Directive 2019/771), the Omnibus Directive (Directive 2019/2161), are introduced in the Bulgarian legislation.

Why Dronamics Capital chose Tsvetkova Bebov & Partners

On January 18, 2022, CEE Legal Matters reported that Tsvetkova Bebov & Partners had advised Dronamics Capital on its IPO and listing on the Beam market of the Bulgarian Stock Exchange. CEE In-House Matters spoke with Svilen Rangelov, Co-Founder and CEO at Dronamics Capital to learn more about the matter.

Home office inspections scheduled in 2022

The Bulgarian General Labour Inspectorate announced the start of a campaign aiming at inspection of the working conditions of the employees working from distance. A new methodology for monitoring legal compliance of the distance work practices in Bulgaria will be used allowing employers to electronically submit self-check questionnaires on the working conditions applied.

Bulgarian Commission for Protection of Competition has set its priorities for 2022

In light of the obligation of the Bulgarian Commission for Protection of Competition (“BCPC”) to determine annually its enforcement priorities during the respective calendar year, taking into account the current economic situation, the need to increase competition in certain markets or to improve the market conditions, BCPC with its Decision No. 80/27.01.2022 adopted its annual priorities for initiating antitrust proceedings, and proceedings concerning unfair competition and unfair commercial practices.