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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.

Managing Partner: Borislav Boyanov
Number of partners: 11
Number of lawyers: 46
Languages: Bulgarian, English, French, German, Russian, Spanish


Boyanov & Co. is recognised as a top business law firm for doing business in Bulgaria and in South East Europe. Since 1990 the firm has advised on numerous landmark transactions. Clients exceed 4,000 and include large international, local and foreign businesses and organisations, IFIs and governments. The firm has consistently been ranked by all major legal directories as a market leader for the excellence of its services, drawing on years of experience in a wide variety of areas of law, and brilliance of its professionals. Boyanov & Co. is the initiator and co-founder of SEE Legal - a leading regional service provider in South East Europe (www.seelegal.org).

Banking & Finance:
5 partners, 10 fee earners. Recently advised on:
■ A EUR 400 million refinancing of listed bonds of a large Bulgarian company
■ Sale of a corporate NPL bank portfolio
■ EIF on the SME Initiative for Uncapped Guarantee Instrument (SIUGI)
■ A USD 300 million financing of IT companies by Credit Suisse
■ Československá obchodní banka on the financing of the Walmark Group
Key Clients: EIB, UBS, Citibank, Credit Suisse, Raiffeisenbank, J.P. Morgan, UniCredit
Contact: Damian Simeonov
Email: [email protected]

Competition:
2 partners, 3 fee earners. Successfully advised:
■ A local insurance provider in antitrust proceedings in relation to alleged prohibited agreements
■ Dubai Aerospace Enterprise in relation to obtaining merger clearance to acquire the global aircraft financing firm AWAS
■ The major European container glass manufacturer BA Glass in the acquisition of the largest South-East European container glass manufacturer Drujba Glassworks
■ The major European artificial fertiliser conglomerate EuroChem Group in merger clearance for its proposed acquisition of the Bulgarian Agricola
Key Clients: AbbVie, Agrion, Apple, Bulgaria Air, EVN, Fraport, Jacobs Douwe Egberts, Microsoft, Novartis, Procter & Gamble, Philip Morris, Samsung, Siemens
Contact: Peter Petrov
Email: [email protected]

Corporate & M&A:
5 partners, 13 fee earners. Recently advised:
■ National Bank of Greece on the sale of the United Bulgarian Bank financial group – the largest deal in the Bulgarian financial sector ever with value of circa EUR 650 million
■ Hystead Limited on the EUR 156 million acquisition of a major shopping centre in Sofia
■ Dundee Precious Metals on the EBRD financing of the Krumovgrad gold-silver mine development project
■ B.A. Vidro on the acquisition of the glass container business of the Greek Yioula Group
■ On the sale of Vayant Travel Technologies Inc., a software company in the global systems in the air-travel industry
Key Clients: Microsoft, Samsung, Sony, CVCI, Philip Morris, Coca-Cola, AWAS, Mondelēz, Schreiber Foods, Molson Coors, UniCredit
Contact: Yordan Naydenov
Email: [email protected]

Energy & Natural Resources:
2 partners, 5 fee earners. Recently advised:
■ Private equity funds on transactions for acquisition of portfolios of local PV projects
■ EVN on a complex contentious matter involving regulatory disputes with the National Electricity Company and the State Energy and Water Regulatory Commission
■ A Canadian company on the acquisition of a local company holding oil and gas exploration rights
■ A foreign company on the sale of local PV plants by enforcing security rights over the business
Key Clients: EVN, Westinghouse, Sunowe Solar GmbH
Contact: Alexander Chatalbashev
Email: [email protected]

Intellectual Property:
2 partners, 4 fee earners. Representing:
■ GlaxoSmithKline on trademark prosecution matters
■ Amazon in trademark opposition proceedings
■ Philip Morris in customs seizures of counterfeit goods and enforcement proceedings
■ F. Hoffmann-La Roche on management of patent portfolio
■ Chanel on the protection against online sale of counterfeit goods bearing the client’s trademarks
Key Clients: Philip Morris, Novartis, GlaxoSmith- Kline, Alcon, Amazon, Cisco, Kaufland, Lycamobile Group, S.P.I. Spirits Intl., Procter & Gamble, bet365 Group Limited, Pepe Jeans Group
Contact: Stela Sabeva
Email: [email protected]

Litigation:
2 partners, 6 fee earners. Representing:
■ Eurobank Bulgaria on commercial disputes and consumer protection cases
■ Power Machines - a Russian power engineering company - in a dispute related to a public procurement contract
■ Sanofi in court proceedings for the recognition and enforcement of a foreign judgment
■ International Investment Bank in insolvency proceedings and several related disputes for invalidation of fraudulent transactions
■ Behr-Hella in a complex construction arbitration case
■ GI Group on civil and criminal cases initiated by their ex-local partner
Key Clients: Eurobank, EVN, UBS, Ideal Standard Vidima, Sanofi, UniCredit Bank, IIB, Bayer
Contact: Kina Chuturkova
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate & Infrastructure:
2 partners, 4 fee earners. Advising:
■ The Embassy of PRC on the purchase of a building for Chinese Cultural Office
■ Bulgarian investors on the purchase of landmark buildings in downtown Sofia
■ Kamenitza AD on the development of a new mixed-purpose real estate project in Plovdiv; estimated value exceeds EUR 80 million
■ The new distributor of the Daimler AG brands on the purchase of showrooms and services centers
Key Clients: NBG Pangaea REIC, Hyprop Investments Limited, SGRF, Bulgaria Air Maintenance AD, Cleves EOOD, Markan Holding, Behr-Hella Thermocontrol GmbH, Eurobank Bulgaria AD, Fraport AG, GEK Group
Contact: Nickolay Nickolov
Email: [email protected]

Tax:
1 partner, 3 fee earners. Recently advised:
■ Business Park Sofia and Trelleborg Bulgaria on various tax issues and intragroup financing restructuring
■ Ideal Standard-Vidima on large scale tax cases
■ A major player in luxury goods distribution on tax aspects of its activities
■ A leading IT company from Israel on the tax aspect of the acquisition of a Bulgarian company
■ Bancorp on all aspects, including tax, on the liquidation of its Bulgarian subsidiary
Key Clients: Business Park Sofia, Ideal Standard, Kamenitza, Service Source
Contact: Yordan Naydenov, Ivaylo Angelov
Email: [email protected]; [email protected]

TMT:
1 partner, 3 fee earners. Advised:
■ Link Mobility Group ASA (Norway) on the acquisition of Voicecom, a Bulgarian market leader in the field of SMS
■ The buyer on the acquisition of the largest Bulgarian telecom company
■ Inmarsat Ventures on regulatory matters related to its mobile satellite services and complimentary ground components authorisation
■ Lenovo on various regulatory, employment, corporate and commercial matters
■ Microsoft on all matters related to its operations
Key Clients: Apple/iTunes, Telefonica International, Cisco, Microsoft, Samsung, the European Commission, Comverse, Verizon Communications Inc.
Contacts: Damian Simeonov, Ralitsa Nedkova
Emails: [email protected]; [email protected]

Branches

  • 82, Patriarch Evtimii Blvd,
  • Sofia,
  • Bulgaria
  • Tel +359 2 8 055 055
  • Fax +359 2 8 055 000
  • Email : [email protected]