Managing Partner: Ivan Todorov
Number of partners: 7
Number of other lawyers: 52
Languages:Armenian, Bulgarian, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Russian, Spanish
Established in 1991, Georgiev, Todorov & Co. is one of the first Bulgarian law firms. The firm provides corporate law services with a particular emphasis on the financial sector, M&A and concessions, energy law, venture capital and secured lending for both large domestic clients and a range of foreign investors. GT&Co. is a trusted local partner of international investors and entrepreneurs. One of firm’s main advantages is the outstanding combination of deep knowledge of the substantive law and regulation, and high expertise in judicial and arbitration representation and practice, which enables the firm to provide specifically tailored legal services and to avoid any potential problems and risks for its clients. GT&Co. has a powerful network of domestic and international contacts and its experienced lawyers have specialised in the field of European and comparative business law, commercial arbitration, capital markets law, commercial bankruptcy.
Main Areas of Practice:
GT&Co. is the leading Bulgarian law firm in dispute resolution. For more than 25 years the firm has had notable success in the Bulgarian legal market. Over the years they have been involved in a number of complex international projects in the field of energy law, telecommunications, and banking as well as in the largest privatisation transactions in Bulgaria. GT&Co. has extensive expertise in administrative, corporate and commercial litigation, financial issues, insurance, insolvency, regulatory matters, etc. The head of the dispute resolution department is the highly valued lawyer Mr Alexander Katzarsky, Senior Partner, who is an arbitrator at the Arbitration court at the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (the oldest arbitration institution in Bulgaria) since 1994 and Vice President of the Arbitration court since 2009 with experience both as an arbitrator and party’s counsel in ICC arbitrations.
GT&Co. covers all aspects of the telecommunication industry as well as broadcasting, media and technology. The firm’s expert lawyers provide legal advice on acquisition and project finance, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions related to the telecommunication industry. The law firm has participated in the major telecommunication deals in the history of the Republic of Bulgaria. Its clients are companies with significant importance for the telecommunication business sector such as operators, service providers, technology providers and many others. GT&Co. is the legal adviser of the major key player on the Bulgarian telecommunication market - the Bulgarian Telecommunication Company. The head of the TMT team is the highly experienced lawyer Mr Alexander Pachamanov, Senior Partner, who has an in-depth knowledge as well as an excellent reputation in the field of telecommunication regulations, valued by clients for his strong litigation skills.
Energy-related legal consultancy and litigation is amongst the firm’s main area of business and their team is consistently and independently recognised for its work. GT&Co. has successfully consulted major energy infrastructure and development projects with a strategical significance for the Bulgarian energy sector. Recently, the firm successfully advised the Bulgarian Stock Exchange regarding the deal for acquisition of all shares in the capital of Bulgarian Independent Energy Exchange from the Bulgarian Energy Holding. The firm has been appointed as the local legal advisor of Atomstroy Export JSC against the state-owned Bulgarian National Electricity Company in the major arbitration case ‘Belene’ nuclear power plant whereas the award was rendered in favour of the client. GT&Co. provides legal consultancy and representation both in regulatory and court proceedings to electricity, renewable and cogeneration producers, to gas and oil refineries and oil producers and to natural recourse companies. The team’s in-depth knowledge of the energy regulatory framework and excellent dispute resolution practice makes GT&Co. a reliable and trusted partner highly valued by its clients.
The firm’s tax department has a strong expertise in the field. The tax team offers comprehensive planning and consulting service to various clients providing expert tax advice in the areas of corporate finance, banking, financial services and real estate. The team is well known for its strength in excellent tax litigation, protecting the clients’ interests and successfully representing them before the Bulgarian tax authorities.
Significant key companies such as AG Capital and the companies from its group, National Association of Property Developers, BMF Port Bourgas, Advance Properties rely on their high professional legal advice. The team provides full scope of legal services including contract drafting (sale and purchase agreements, construction agreements, contracts for establishing real rights), due diligence (complex analysis of real rights, ownership, territorial status of properties, planning of territory), representation before the institutions and dispute resolution for administrative and judicial matters on a daily bases for a group of construction companies and real estate entrepreneur.
Banking & Finance:
The firm provides banking advice in relation to transactional and strategic advisory work. The team advises a wide range of borrowers, lenders, issuers, underwriters and other advisers in relation with debt finance and in respect with capital markets activity. The team’s lawyers personal approach enables them to add value to its clients through in-depth local market knowledge, its multi-disciplined expertise and seamless ability and capacity where appropriate, to implement and manage international teams on cross-border projects efficiently and effectively.
EU / Competition:
GT&Co. is recognised as a leading law firm in the competition law area in Bulgaria. With its extensive knowledge and experience, the GT&Co team can advise various businesses - no matter the industry, sector, and project and can respond to the sophisticated and diverse needs of all clients. The firm’s expertise covers the whole spectrum of EU competition issues: antitrust, State aid, public services and services of general economic interest, merger control, with a particular focus on antitrust and State aid compliance and litigation.
Corporate & Commercial:
The law firm combines strategic thinking and technical excellence to ensure that client’s business is soundly and securely based. GT&Co. provides a unique combination of experience and resources, and a partnering approach that allows it to focus specifically on what their clients need. Besides providing legal advice, the law firm often fulfills the role of a business consultant as well, working as part of an in-house team to provide a first rate service.
Over the years GT&Co. has earned the trust of many reputable companies with significant importance on the Bulgarian market and worldwide: European Parliament and European Commission, Montupet, Bulgarian Telecommunication Company, Bulgarian National Bank, Bulgarian Maritime Fleet, Lukoil Bulgaria, Aurubis Bulgaria, Asarel Medet, Atomstroyexport, Urban Mobility Center, Sofia Municipality, Piraeus Bank Bulgaria, Bulgarian Bank for Development, Baltic International Bank, International Asset Bank, AG Capital, Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works, ADM Bulgaria, Maxam CE Bulgaria, Bulgarian Stock Exchange-Sofia, Roche Bulgaria, Central Depositary, Energoconsult, Log Siberia /local partner of Phillips/, Bulgarian-American Credit Bank, Amdocs, Sofia Airport, Bulgarian National Association of Building Contractors, Burgas Heating Plant, Sofia Heating Plant, Experian Bulgaria, Arton Capital, and many others.
GT&Co. is a member of reputable and highly recognised global legal organisations such as LAW - Lawyers Associated Worldwide and Vogel Global Competition Network which provide the firm with an access to extensive information and professional network that gives the opportunity for advising foreign clients regarding legal issues in all aspects of law. As a trusted legal advisor, with a strong market understanding GT&Co. has been involved in a number of complex international projects.