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Corporate/Commercial

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What the team is known for

Top-league team regularly assisting high-profile clients with cross-border corporate transactions. Also advises on day-to-day commercial and regulatory issues. Undertakes instructions from foreign investors and domestic corporates from a range of sectors, including energy, TMT and insurance. Further experience in real estate and the food industry.

Strengths

Source note the team's business-focused approach, with a client saying: "It was a problematic transaction. They did everything they could to keep it on track."

Work highlights

Advised ACF Renewable Energy on the sale of a solar plant to Enery Development.

Notable practitioners

Atanas Bangachev is a top-ranked M&A lawyer with knowledge spanning many key industry sectors. "He has vast experience, which is a source of many practical solutions," a client says, adding: "He is business-minded, always straightforward in his advice and attentive to us as a client."

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Overview

CMS Sofia has one of the largest corporate teams on the local market that has proven its ability to handle the most complex transactions across various sectors, including private equity, TMC, retail, hotels & leisure, energy, consumer products, financial institutions & banking and finance, insurance sector, etc.

We maintain the highest profile of a law firm in Bulgaria and continue to be the “go-to” law firm in the region with respect to corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), corporate and commercial matters, including over the past twelve months.  We have acted for major M&A deals, being the leading lawyers for both the sale and the buy side. Thanks to our extensive network of offices worldwide and our market leading presence in Europe and in CEE in particular, we participate in many multijurisdictional transactions and cross-border matters.

CMS has won the CEE Legal Matters Deal of the Year Award for Bulgaria for three years in a row (2017, 2018 and 2019) for major M&A transactions in the automotive, banking and finance and telecommunications sectors. 

Our commercial team offers a comprehensive service (IT, IP, competition, tax, etc.) to clients from various sectors: IT, TMT, automotive, financial institutions, consumer products, lifesciences and healthcare, energy, insurance, private clients, state authorities, etc. We advise clients on all types of agreements, on disputes, competition, commercial and regulatory matters and we represent them in front of state authorities.

Members

Anastasova, Desislava

Bangachev, Atanas

Drinov, Marin

Georgiev, Assen

Harizanova, Maria

Kehayova, Antonia

Manolova, Iveta

Pavlov, Gentscho

Radlova, Nevena

Rangelov, Alexander

Savov, Veliko

Sedlackova, Angelika

Tanova, Anna

Zwiatkow, Dimitar

Clients

60K

Acwa Power

Advent International

Allianz Bulgaria

Astronergy

Bulgarian National Bank

Cargill

CHS

Chubb

COFCO International

Ewellix Bulgaria

Global Biomet

Hyundai Electric & Energy Systems Co. Ltd.

IBM

Johnson & Johnson

Kaolin AD

SDN

Smartcom Bulgaria

Syngenta

UniCredit Bulbank

Zentiva

Industries

Aerospace & Defence

Automobiles & Parts

Banks

Charities / Not for Profit

Chemicals

Commercial & Professional Services

Construction & Materials

Consumer Product Manufacturing

Education

Energy

Financial Services

Food & Drink Producers

Health care

Industrial Engineering

Insurance

Media

Mining & Metals

Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences

Private Clients / Individuals

Real Estate

Real Estate Finance

Retail

Software & Computer Services

Sports

Technology, Hardware & Electronics

Telecommunications

Transportation

Travel & Leisure

Utilities

Corporate/Commercial Department

CMS

firm
Department location

Landmark Centre

14 Tzar Osvoboditel Blvd.

Sofia

Sofia City

Bulgaria

1000

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Bulgaria

Corporate/Commercial


Atanas Bangachev
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