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Firm Profile

Boyanov & Co.

Firm Profile

Sofia

  • Profile
  • 82, Patriarch Evtimii Blvd
  • Sofia
  • Sofia City
  • Bulgaria
  • 1000

Firm profile submitted by Boyanov & Co.

Boyanov & Co. is recognised as a top law firm for doing business in Bulgaria and in South East Europe. Since 1990 the firm has advised on numerous landmark transactions. The serviced clients exceed 4,000 and include both large local and international businesses and organisations, major IFIs and governments. The firm has consistently been ranked as a market leader for the excellence of its services, drawing on years of experience and brilliance of its professionals. Boyanov & Co. is the initiator of SEE Legal – the leading regional service provider in South East Europe www.seelegal.org.
Managing Partner: Borislav Boyanov
Number of partners: 10
Number of lawyers: 46
Languages: Bulgarian, English, French, German, Russian, Spanish

Banking & Finance:
4 partners; 8 fee earners
Recently advised:
■Lead Manager of 2016 largest local corporate bond issue in Bulgaria (EUR 130 million bonds by Energo Pro Bulgaria)
■EIF on the SME Initiative for Uncapped Guarantee Instrument
■Eurobank Bulgaria on the acquisition of Alpha Bank in Bulgaria
■Raiffeisen Bank International on a restructuring of a loan for construction of a business and logistic centre near Sofia airport
■Capita Asset Services (UK) on the restructuring and refinancing of a large NPL for the development of the first-ever modern business park in Bulgaria
■NAMA in relation to a global assignment of NPLs secured by real estates
■Borrower on a loan for the acquisition of the largest telecom company in Bulgaria
Key Clients: EIB, EIF, EBRD, RBI, NAMA, UBS, Eurobank, SGRF, JCB, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, London, JP Morgan
Contact: Damian Simeonov
Email: [email protected]

Competition:
2 partners; 3 fee earners
Recently:
■Defended successfully a major international sugar manufacturer before the competition authority
■Represented Dante International, one of the leading online retailers in CEE, in its acquisition of Fashion Days
■Advised a leading global software solutions provider in successful challenging a sanctioning decision of the competition authority
■Represented major real estate developer in relation to acquisition of control over two hotels in Sofia - Hilton and Radisson Blu
■Advised BauMax Bulgaria, in its acquisition of Landmark Retail Park
Key Clients: AbbVie, Agrion, Apple, Bulgaria Air, Dante, EVN, Fraport, Jacobs Douwe Egberts, Microsoft, Mondelez, Novartis, Procter & Gamble, Philip Morris, Samsung, Siemens
Contact: Peter Petrov
Email: [email protected]

Corporate & M&A:
5 partners; 13 fee earners
Most recently advised:
■The National Bank of Greece on the sale of United Bulgarian Bank, the largest banking transaction of 2017 and of the decade ■Eurobank on the acquisition of the Bulgarian operations of Alpha Bank, the largest acquisition in the banking sector for 2015 - 2016 ■Mondelez on its global JV with Douwe Egberts in the coffee business
■Mohawk (world’s No. 1 tile manufacturer) on the acquisition of KAI (the largest Bulgarian tiles producer)
■Yara International in the acquisition of part of the business of a Bulgarian group from the “smart agriculture”
■Different purchasers on the acquisition of several Bulgarian leasing companies (Piraeus Leasing Bulgaria, BM Leasing, TBA Leasing, etc.) Key Clients: Microsoft, Samsung, Sony, CVCI, Philip Morris, Coca-Cola, AWAS, CIT Aerospace, Credit Agricole, Schreiber Foods
Contact: Yordan Naydenov
Email: [email protected]

Energy & Natural Resources:
2 partners; 5 fee earners
Recently advised:
■EVN on a complex matter involving regulatory and court/arbitration disputes with the National Electricity Company and the Regulators ■A client on regulatory matters related to the South Stream gas pipeline
■A Canadian company on oil and gas exploration rights
■Iskander Energy Corp. (Canada) on Bulgarian exploration activities
Key Clients: Westinghouse, EVN, Sunowe Solar GmbH
Contact: Alexander Chatalbashev
Email: [email protected]

Intellectual Property:
2 partners; 4 fee earners
Representation of:
■Coca-Cola on trademarks and infringements matters
■Danjaq on objection before the Patent Office
■ Lycamobile Group in а trademark infringement and oppositions
■ LVMH in customs seizures of counterfeit goods and enforcement proceedings
■ F. Hoffmann-La Roche on management of patent portfolio
■Chanel on online sale of counterfeit goods
Key Clients: Philip Morris, Novartis, GlaxoSmith- Kline, Alcon, Amazon, Cisco, EMI, Vodafone, S.P.I. Spirits, Kaufland, Danjaq
Contact: Stela Sabeva
Email: [email protected]

Litigation:
3 partners; 6 fee earners
Representing:
■Eurobank Bulgaria on commercial and consumer protection cases, on a class action case related to credit contracts
■Solvey Sodi in proceedings related to the Annual Free Greenhouse Gas Emission Allowances for Bulgaria and the objected EU Commission Decision providing their framework
■International Investment Bank in insolvency proceedings and several complex and substantial cases for invalidation of fraudulent real estates transactions
■HETA in large scale arbitration proceedings and in a related court case
■GI Group on civil and criminal cases initiated by their ex-local partner
■Power Machine in a larger scale litigation for delayed performance of a contract, with value of EUR 16 million
Key Clients: EVN, UBS, Ideal Standard Vidima, Sanofi, Markan, Montupet, Bayer, BNP Paribas
Contact: Kina Chuturkova
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate & Infrastructure:
2 partners; 4 fee earners
Advising:
■NBG Pangaea on the acquisition of a shopping mall in Sofia
■BauMax Bulgaria on the acquisition of Landmark Retail Park
■Bulgarian Aviation Group re construction and long-term lease of new facilities for LufthansaTechnic and DHL
■Behr-Hella Thermocontrol on a green field factory
■Westinghouse on construction legislation
Key Clients: Westinghouse, SGRF, Bulgaria Air Maintenance, Cleves, Embassy of China
Contact: Nickolay Nickolov
Email: [email protected]

Tax:
1 partners; 3 fee earners
Recently advised:
■Business Park Sofia on various tax issues and intragroup financing restructuring
■Trelleborg Bulgaria on tax and intragroup financing restructuring
■Kamenitza on a complex construction project
■Ideal Standard Vidima on large scale tax cases
■A major player in motor vehicle distribution on tax structuring
Key Clients: Business Park Sofia, Ideal Standard, Kamenitza, Service Source
Contact: Yordan Naydenov, Ivaylo Angelov
Email: [email protected]; [email protected] boyanov.com

TMT:
2 partners; 4 fee earners
Advised:
■The buyer on the acquisition of the largest Bulgarian telecom company
■Inmarsat Ventures on regulatory matters related to its mobile satellite services
■Lenovo on various regulatory, employment, corporate and commercial matters
■Samsung on all topics related to their operation
■Software company active in global distribution systems in relation to investment in it by one of the largest international airlines
Key Clients: Apple/iTunes, Vivacom (Bulgarian Telecommunications Company), Inmarsat, Telefonica, Cisco, Microsoft, Samsung, European Commission, Comverse, Verizon Communications
Contact: Damian Simeonov, Ralitsa Nedkova
Email: [email protected]; [email protected] boyanov.com

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