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6 NIKOLAY V. GOGOL STREET, 1124 SOFIA, BULGARIA
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Work +359 2 401 9160
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www.eurolex.bg
Sofia, Varna

Bulgaria

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 2

Andrey Delchev and Partners - Eurolex Bulgaria

Andrey Delchev and Partners - Eurolex Bulgaria is ‘unmatched in public project finance’. The team is led by the ‘distinguished’ Stoyan Barzakov. Highlights included advising the European Investment Bank on an €840m financing for a major Bulgarian rail infrastructure upgrade. On the banking front, highlights included assisting the majority shareholder in a Bulgarian bank dispose of its €500m shareholding and acquire a smaller bank.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

Andrey Delchev and Partners - Eurolex Bulgaria

Andrey Delchev and Partners - Eurolex Bulgaria’s commercially focused team advises international corporates with operations in Bulgaria on commercial, corporate and M&A matters. Momchil Jivkov is singled out as ‘an expert negotiator, with in-depth knowledge of law and business’. Ekaterina Dimcheva has ‘an exceptional grasp of labour law issues’. The practice is headed by name partner Andrey Delchev. Clients include Communicorp, Trace Group Hold and Sopharma.

Leading individuals

Momchil Jivkov - Andrey Delchev and Partners - Eurolex Bulgaria

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Andrey Delchev and Partners - Eurolex Bulgaria

Andrey Delchev and Partners - Eurolex Bulgaria has a niche in public procurement construction disputes, and is representing Trace Group in various matters concerning infrastructure projects in Bulgaria and Serbia. Andrey Delchev is singled out for his ‘excellence both as an effective team leader and as a competent consultant and litigator’; he is also an arbitrator at the ICC and the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce.

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 2

Andrey Delchev and Partners - Eurolex Bulgaria

Andrey Delchev and Partners - Eurolex Bulgaria advises a number of government agencies on the harmonisation of Bulgarian legislation with EU regulation, particularly concerning environmental sustainability and emissions. On the competition front, the firm represents financial institutions and major companies in cases before the CPC. Severina Liubenova leads the practice.

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Energy and natural resources
Energy and natural resources - ranked: tier 2

Andrey Delchev and Partners - Eurolex Bulgaria

Andrey Delchev and Partners - Eurolex Bulgaria is assisting Bulgartransgaz, the owner of the Bulgarian national gas distribution network, with its feasibility study for gas transmission between Bulgaria and Turkey. The group is representing the Energy and Water Regulation Commission (EWRC) in an administrative appeal against a licence revocation initiated by City Gas. Andrey Delchev leads the practice.

Leading individuals

Andrey Delchev - Andrey Delchev and Partners - Eurolex Bulgaria

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Healthcare and life sciences
Healthcare and life sciences - ranked: tier 2

Andrey Delchev and Partners - Eurolex Bulgaria

Andrey Delchev and Partners - Eurolex Bulgaria’s team advised on a €46m modernisation project for Uni Hospital and assisted the Bulgarian subsidiaries of Gedeon Richter with entering the Bulgarian market. Evgenia Mihailova is the main contact.

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Projects and PPP
Projects and PPP - ranked: tier 1

Andrey Delchev and Partners - Eurolex Bulgaria

Andrey Delchev and Partners - Eurolex Bulgaria has ‘an unmatched track record’ in publicly funded water supply and sanitation (WSS) and infrastructure projects. Practice head Magdalena Valova is ‘an expert in concessions and PPP’; Andrey Delchev has ‘great experience in international projects and transport’; and Momchil Jivkov is ‘very knowledgeable about the WSS sector’. The firm is advising Trace Group Hold on all matters concerning the €195m redevelopment of railway infrastructure between Plovdiv and Bourgas.

Leading individuals

Magdalena Valova - Andrey Delchev and Partners - Eurolex Bulgaria

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 1

Andrey Delchev and Partners - Eurolex Bulgaria

Andrey Delchev and Partners - Eurolex Bulgaria is ‘a leading local firm’ for construction projects, where it regularly advises contractors and developers on all legal aspects of large-scale ventures. The firm advised Bridgecorp on its €210m acquisition of Landmark Property Management’s Bulgarian subsidiaries, and handled all aspects of Orchid Development’s €200m construction of Grand Mall Varna. Stoyan Barzakov leads the team.

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 2

Andrey Delchev and Partners - Eurolex Bulgaria

Andrey Delchev and Partners - Eurolex Bulgaria handles TMT matters for a range of Bulgarian broadcasters, including television and radio operators. The firm is retained by Communicorp for all commercial and corporate work, and advises Playtech Group on all issues relating to its activities in the country. Momchil Jivkov and Severina Liubenova have ‘excellent expertise’.

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Transport (including shipping)
Transport (including shipping) - ranked: tier 1

Andrey Delchev and Partners - Eurolex Bulgaria

Andrey Delchev and Partners - Eurolex Bulgaria advises the Ministry of Transport on the river port concessions of Ruse-East, and the Municipality of Ruse on all aspects of a PPP concession for the management of the Port of Pristis. The practice, led by Magdalena Valova, also handles major infrastructure projects, including Trace Sofia’s €195m restoration of the Plovdiv-Bourgas railroad and numerous zoning and public transport projects for the Municipality of Sofia.

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