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Boyanov & Co.

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Managing Partner: Borislav Boyanov
Number of partners: 10
Number of lawyers: 46
Languages: Bulgarian, English, French, German, Russian, Spanish 

Firm Overview:
Boyanov & Co. is recognised as a top business law firm for doing business in South East Europe. Since 1990 the firm has advised on numerous landmark transactions in Bulgaria. Clients exceed 4,000 and include large 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 (www.seelegal.org).

Main Areas of Practice:  

Banking & Finance:
5 partners, 10 fee earners. Recently advised on:
■The financing of the EUR 3.05 billion acquisition of Telenor by PPF
■A EUR 400 million refinancing of Vivacom
■Sale of a corporate NPL bank portfolio
■A USD 115 million syndicated financing to Telus International
■A USD 300 million financing of IT companies
■А multijurisdictional syndicated facility to a global pharmaceutical group arranged by Morgan Stanley
■The financing of the construction of manufacturing plants in Bulgaria
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
■Dubai Aerospace Enterprise in relation to obtaining merger clearance to acquire AWAS
■The major European container glass manufacturer BA Glass on the acquisition of the largest South-East European container glass manufacturer Drujba Glassworks
■The major European artificial fertiliser conglomerate EuroChem Group in merger clearance
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:
■On the acquisition of Telekom Albania from OTE (Deutsche Telekom)
■Fraport AG on a tender procedure for granting concession for the Sofia Airport. Expected total concession fee value – above EUR 1 billion
■National Bank of Greece on the sale of the United Bulgarian Bank financial group – the largest deal in the Bulgarian financial sector ever
■On the sale of Piraeus Bank Bulgaria AD to Eurobank Bulgaria AD
■On all legal aspects of the acquisition of a large group of assets and services related to the Mercedes-Benz distribution in Bulgaria
Key Clients: Microsoft, Samsung, Sony, CVCI, Philip Morris, Coca-Cola, AWAS, Mondelēz, Schreiber Foods, Molson Coors, UniCredit, Piraeus Bank, Eurobank Greece
Contact: Yordan Naydenov
Email: [email protected]

Energy & Natural Resources:
2 partners, 5 fee earners. Recently advised:
■An Italian company in the procedures for obtaining an onshore oil & gas exploration permit
■EVN on a number of competition, regulatory and contentious matters, including commercial and regulatory disputes with the Electricity System Operator, local electricity traders, etc.
■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
■A large industrial customer and a gas distribution company on contractual and regulatory matters related to gas supply contracts
Key Clients: EVN, Westinghouse, Societa Petrolifera Mediterranea Srl.
Contact: Alexander Chatalbashev
Email: [email protected]

Intellectual Property:
2 partners, 4 fee earners. Representing:
■GlaxoSmithKline on trademark prosecution matters
■Siemens in copyright enforcement cases ■Kaufland in trademark cancellation 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: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., Novartis, WD-40 Company, Coca-Cola, Square Inc., bet365 Group Ltd, Monster Beverage Corporation
Contact: Stela Sabeva
Email: [email protected]


Dispute resolution:
2 partners, 6 fee earners. Representing:
■Eurobank Bulgaria on commercial and consumer protection disputes
■A big power engineering company in a dispute related to a public procurement contract
■Sanofi for the recognition and enforcement of a foreign judgment
■International Investment Bank in insolvency proceedings and several related disputes
■Behr-Hella in a complex construction arbitration case
Key Clients: Eurobank, EVN, UBS, Ideal Standard- Vidima, Sanofi, UniCredit, IIB, Bayer Contact: Kina Chuturkova Email: [email protected]

Real Estate & Infrastructure:
2 partners, 4 fee earners. Advising:
■The leading Greek company NBG Pangaea REIC on the acquisition of I&B Real Estate AD (owner of City Tower) – the second largest transaction on the Bulgarian office properties market in the last 10 years
■On the construction and financing of a new Marriott hotel in Sofia
 ■Silver Star, the new general distributor of Mercedes for Bulgaria, on the acquisition and/or long-term lease and construction of showrooms, services and office centres
■Kamenitza AD on the development of a new mixed-purpose real estate project
■A large Bulgarian construction holding company on the construction of a greenfield hotel, including the construction of shopping malls, office centres, and residential buildings
Key Clients: NBG Pangaea REIC, Hyprop Investments Ltd, 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
■GEK Terna Group of companies on the tax aspects of the construction of one of the largest business parks in Sofia
■Pharmaplast (a large producer of medical products with markets in 80 countries) on all issues pertaining to their ongoing investments
Key Clients: Business Park Sofia, Ideal Standard- Vidima, Kamenitza, Service Source
Contact: Yordan Naydenov, Ivaylo Angelov
Email: [email protected]; [email protected]

TMT:
1 partner, 3 fee earners. Advised:
■On the acquisition of Telekom Albania from OTE (Deutsche Telekom)
■The lenders that financed the acquisition of Telenor by PPF in several CEE countries
■Link Mobility Group ASA (Norway) on the acquisition of a SEE mobile messaging company
■Inmarsat Ventures on regulatory matters related to its mobile satellite services
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]

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