Prof. Dr. George Dimitrov is a managing partner of Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Law Firm and head of its Information and Communication Technologies Law Practice Group. He is responsible for the firm’s strategic growth, development and compliant policy. George Dimitrov is professor of ICT law at the University of Library Studies and Information Technologies and the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. He holds a PhD degree from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium and has specialized at the Academy of American and International Law, Dallas, TX, USA. He is a local representative for Bulgaria of the largest association of technology lawyers – The ITechLaw Association (itechlaw.org).
With more than 20 years professional experience, he is consistently praised as one of the world’s leading practitioners by all independent legal editions and directories. For many years Prof. Dimitrov has been advising blue-chip technology companies, government institutions, and key policy-making NGOs. He has gained sound experience in restructuring companies, mergers and acquisitions, financial and industrial projects implementation and management, litigation and arbitration.
Being a renowned academic scholar, Prof. Dimitrov has been teaching ICT Law in all premier universities in Bulgaria. He is frequently asked to give lectures and key speeches at academic institutions, international forums and conferences. For number of years he has trained attorneys, magistrates, in-house lawyers and state officials in the legal aspects of e-commerce, e-government, e-justice, e-healthcare and cybercrimes and has authored a number of books, handbooks, articles and commentaries on these demanding and distinctive areas of law.
Prof. Dimitrov has headed numerous working groups that have drafted the contemporary Bulgarian ICT legislation, resulting in elaboration and enforcement of hundreds of acts of primary secondary legislation. He has played an essential role in the elaboration of key strategies of national importance in the areas of ICT in different sectors of the economy – healthcare, education, governance, finance, tourism, etc. Prof. Dimitrov has acted as a national correspondent at many projects, assigned by the European Commission, World Bank and other highly authoritative international institutions on reporting the implementation of the supranational legislation and policies in areas of e-signatures, e-documents, e-communications, privacy and data protection, e-health and others in Bulgaria.
Prof. Dimitrov is a member of various committees and professional legal organizations of local and international importance. He is fluent in English, Italian, Spanish, and Russian.