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Boyanov & Co.

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Managing Partner: Borislav Boyanov
Number of partners: 11
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 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).

Main Areas of Practice:

Banking & Finance:
5 partners, 10 fee earners
Recently advised on:
■ A EUR€400 million refinancing of listed bonds of Vivacom, the largest Bulgarian telecom as well as further corporate financing and debt restructuring
■ Sale of a corporate NPL bank portfolio by Eurobank Bulgaria
■ A EUR€3.05 billion credit facility provided by Société Générale to the PPF Group for the acquisition of 100% interests in Telenor Bulgaria
■ A USD$300 million financing of IT companies by Credit Suisse
■ Financing of the construction of the first ever Marriot hotel in Sofia
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:
■ Local gas distribution company on various regulatory and contractual matters
■ EVN on a complex contentious matter involving regulatory disputes with the National Electricity Company and the State Energy and Water Regulatory Commission
■ A US company on the procedures for obtaining of 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, Societa Petrolifera Mediterranea Srl
Contact: Alexander Chatalbashev
Email: [email protected]

Intellectual Property:
2 partners, 4 fee earners
Representing:
■ GlaxoSmithKline on trademark prosecution matters
■ Amazon in trademark opposition proceedings
■ Kaufland in TM 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: Philip Morris, Novartis, GlaxoSmithKline, Alcon, Amazon, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc, Kaufland, Jacobs Douwe Egberts, S.P.I. Spirits Intl., WD-40 Company, bet365 Group Limited, Pepe Jeans Group, Siemens
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 and on another proceedings on objected oral distribution agreement
■ International Investment Bank in insolvency proceedings and several related disputes for invalidation of fraudulent transactions and related proceedings on possession over a number of real estates
■ 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:
1 partner, 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 mixedpurpose real estate project in Plovdiv; estimated value exceeds EUR€80 million
■ The new distributor of the Daimler AG brands on several deals
■ NBG Pangaea REIC in relation to acquisition of a large office building in Sofia downtown
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
Contacts: Yordan Naydenov, Ivaylo Angelov
Emails: [email protected]; [email protected]

TMT:
1 partner, 3 fee earners
Recently advised:
■ Link Mobility Group ASA (Norway) on the acquisition of Voicecom, a Bulgarian market leader in the field of SMS
��� Link Mobility Group ASA on the acquisition of SEE mobile messaging activities, owned by Allterco
■ Inmarsat Ventures on regulatory matters related to its mobile satellite services and complimentary ground components authorisation, as well as obtaining temporary authorisations for carrying out electronic communications activities
■ Lenovo on various regulatory, employment, corporate and commercial matters
■ The European Commission on implementation of the Net Neutrality Regulation in Bulgaria
■ 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]