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Tsvetkova Bebov Komarevski, Attorneys-at-Law

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Chairman & Senior Managing Partner: Irina Tsvetkova
Managing Partner: Nikolay Bebov
Number of partners: 4
Number of lawyers: 21
Languages: Bulgarian, English, French, German, Italian, Russian

Firm Overview:
Tsvetkova Bebov Komarevski is a major independent Bulgarian business law firm. The practice dates back to the late 1990s. It is recognised for outstanding expertise and track record in banking and finance, capital markets, M&A, pharma, life sciences and healthcare, the foods sector, dispute resolution (litigation and arbitration), corporate and commercial, competition, employment law, personal data protection, energy law, real estate and construction. Alongside its practice in Bulgaria, the firm is regularly involved in projects in the (FY) Republic of Macedonia

Main Areas of Practice:
Banking & Finance
Capital Markets
Corporate & Commercial
Dispute Resolution (Litigation & Arbitration)
Personal Data Protection
Foods & Life Sciences
Real Estate & Construction

Banking, Finance & Capital Markets (Financial Services Law Group):
2 partners; 7 fee earners based in Sofia
■Advising on Bulgarian legal matters a major international group in relation to the increase of its borrowing from a syndicate of banks by additional US$ 870 million (winter 2019/2020)
■Advising a non-financial issuer of circa €44 million structured products (H2 of 2019)
■Representation of Energo-Pro a.s. as issuer in relation to €250 million Eurobonds (spring 2018)
■Representation of U.S. Bank as retired bondholders’ trustee in relation to the refinancing with syndicated loan of the €400 million Eurobonds issued by Vivacom (2018)
■Acting as borrower-side counsel as regards the accession of Fourth Bulgaria to a US$ 15 million top-up financing provided by a syndicate of lenders (2018)
Key Clients: Energo-Pro, DSK Bank (OTP), 11 Capital, Eurobank Bulgaria, Societe Generale, TBI Bank, U.S. Bank
Key Competencies: ECM, DCM, bank lending, regulatory, derivatives Contacts: Nikolay Bebov, Damyan Leshev
Emails: [email protected]; [email protected]

1 partner; 4 fee earners based in Sofia
Advising clients on antitrust matters, cases related to unfair competition or abuse of dominance or stronger bargaining position; merger control aspects of the different forms of acquisitions.
Key Clients: Astra Zeneca; Bosch; Japan Tobacco International; Mars Inc.; Mogo; Royal Canin; Takeda; Wrigley; etc.
Key Competencies: Antitrust aspects of commercial practices and contracts; advising on various distribution models; matters related to abuse of dominance; developing defence strategy in antitrust cases; assistance on cases of unfair competition; preliminary concentration analysis; assistance in obtaining concentration clearance.
Contact: Venelin Dimitrov
Email: [email protected]

Corporate & Commercial:
2 partners; 7 fee earners based in Sofia
Advising renowned clients in a wide range of different industries on all commercial and regulatory law aspects of their business in Bulgaria.
Key Clients: Astra Zeneca; DB Schenker Rail; Glencore; JTI; Mars Inc.; Mogo; Royal Canin; Wrigley; etc.
Key Competencies: Advising on structuring commercial relations; drafting complex contracts; drafting general terms and conditions; advising on regulatory aspects related to the business.
Contacts: Venelin Dimitrov; Ilya Komarevski
Emails: [email protected]; [email protected]

3 partners; 10 fee earners based in Sofia
The team has impressive track record in advising local and international clients (strategic investors, PE and VC funds) in their investments in or divestments from local businesses. Team is used to assisting large corporate groups in restructuring on national and global scale.
Key Clients: Dr Max; Eldon Srl;; Glencore; Henkel; Mars Inc; Prime Kapital; Progress Software; Royal Canin; Telus International; Wrigley; etc.
Key Competencies: Legal due diligence reviews, deal structuring; assistance on all legal aspects of acquisitions or divestments of shares, businesses or assets; advising on all forms of restructuring and cross-borders mergers.
Contacts: Irina Tsvetkova; Venelin Dimitrov; Ilya Komarevski
Emails: [email protected]; [email protected] bg; [email protected]

Dispute Resolution (Litigation & Arbitration):
1 partner, 5 fee earners, based in Sofia
■Representing a number of local and international corporate clients before the courts of all instances in Bulgaria
■Representing clients from various industry sectors in complex international arbitration proceedings, including ICSID investor-state arbitration
■Representing clients before the European Court of Justice on EU matters Key Competencies: Commercial and regulatory litigation, investment arbitration, EU litigation.
Contact: Ilya Komarevski
Email: [email protected];

Employment & Personal Data Protection:
1 partner, 4 fee earners, based in Sofia
■Advising large scale corporate clients, such as Hilton International, H&M, DB Schenker, Progress Software on complex workforce restructuring projects, internal labour compliance, employment mobility, compensation and benefits, protection of personal data and GDPR
■Representing employers before courts, Personal Data and Protection of Discrimination Commissions and other Bulgarian and EU regulatory bodies Key Competencies: Employment law structuring, labour force mobility, personal data protection, labour litigation.
Contacts: Ilya Komarevski, Mileslava Bogdanova
Emails: [email protected]; mileslava. [email protected]

Energy & Natural Resources, Public Procurements & Real Estate:
2 partners; 4 fee earners based in Sofia
■Advising clients on developing, acquiring or divesting from renewable energy projects.
■Assisting on all matters of energy and natural resources regulation of a leading regional oil and gas company in its potential investment in an oil and gas exploration project in Bulgaria
Key Competencies: distribution, supply and trading of natural gas and electricity, renewables, public procurements, real estate and construction, project development, energy regulations.
Contacts: Irina Tsvetkova, Aleksandar Aleksandrov,
Emails: [email protected]; aleksandar. [email protected]

Pharma, Foods & Life Sciences:
1 partner, 4 fee earners based in Sofia
■Representing a number of international innovative pharma companies, such as AstraZeneca, Takeda, AmGen, Polpharma, etc.
■Obtaining particular knowledge on the local regulatory framework for pricing and reimbursement of medicinal products, clinical trial regulations, public health matters, distribution, etc.
■Advising food and retail multinationals, such as LIDL, Mars, Inc., Wrigley’s on all aspects of Bulgarian food and retail market regulations, including labelling, product safety, consumer protection, etc.
Key Competencies: Pricing, public funds reimbursement and marketing of pharma products, clinical trials. Food safety and marketing regulations. Distribution and retail.
Contacts: Ilya Komarevski, Eleonora Mateina
Emails: [email protected]; [email protected]

2 partners; 7 fee earners based in Sofia
Advising renowned international investors in the sector of IT media and telecommunications on all legal aspects of their business in Bulgaria.
Key Clients:; Fourth; i: FAO; Progress Software; Wipro; etc.
Contacts: Irina Tsvetkova; Venelin Dimitrov; Ilya Komarevski
Emails: [email protected]; [email protected]; [email protected]