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Bulgaria

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 2

Georgiev, Todorov & Co

Georgiev, Todorov & Co is ‘a clear leader in banking litigation’ and represents a number of major Bulgarian banks in disputes concerning credit facilities, collateral arrangements and the enforcement and execution of bank guarantees. Practice head Alexander Katzarsky is representing Piraeus Bank Bulgaria as the claimant in a €25m claim regarding the insolvency of Mega Mall Sofia. Arno Mamasyan is another key contact.

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 3

Georgiev, Todorov & Co

Georgiev, Todorov & Co predominantly advises dealers, exchanges, investment banks and asset management companies on the local regulatory aspects of capital markets law. The team also provides procedural representation before the Commission for Financial Supervision pertaining to regulatory issues. The practice is led by Arno Mamasyan. Clients include Benchmark Group, Bulgarian Stock Exchange and Rothschild & Co.

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

Georgiev, Todorov & Co

Georgiev, Todorov & Co’s team of ‘experienced corporate lawyers’ has substantial recent experience in the healthcare and energy sectors. Clients include GGE Bulgaria and Roche Bulgaria, for which the firm handles contractual and investment matters. Ilian Beslemeshki leads the team. Arno Mamasyan is another key contact.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Georgiev, Todorov & Co

Georgiev, Todorov & Co’s team is noted for its ‘ability to foresee problems before they occur and prevent them’ and is highly regarded for its expertise in energy and infrastructure disputes. Alexander Katzarsky successfully represented Atomstroyexport in an international arbitration with the Bulgarian National Electricity Company concerning the Belene nuclear power plant, which resulted in an award of €620m to the client. Alexander Pachamanov and senior associate Mariya Derelieva are singled out for their ‘highly skilled’ approach to litigation.

Leading individuals

Alexander Katzarsky - Georgiev, Todorov & Co

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 1

Georgiev, Todorov & Co

Georgiev, Todorov & Co’s team is led by the ‘exceptionally knowledgeable and experiencedAlexander Pachamanov. The team, alongside Hogan Lovells International LLP, is advising Brother Industries and Renault on local and EU-level competition compliance. It also successfully defended BTC against allegations of unfair competition and abuse of dominance before the CPC, which resulted in non-violation decisions.

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

Georgiev, Todorov & Co

Georgiev, Todorov & Co’s Mariya Derelieva is singled out for her ‘high-level advice regarding complex energy regulatory matters’ and general expertise in the sector; she successfully represented Toplofikatsiya Ruse in a series of administrative court proceedings appealing a decision of the EWRC. Alexander Katzarsky handles a number of energy disputes.

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

Georgiev, Todorov & Co

Georgiev, Todorov & Co’s clients include Bulgaria’s largest hospitals, and pharmaceutical companies. The group assists Roche Bulgaria with competition and regulatory work. It is also advising Rompharm on the transfer of technology and IP, required for the manufacture of a medicament, from a Russian company in a multijurisdictional transaction. Mariya Derelieva and Tzvetelina Dimitrova are singled out for their ‘extensive expertise in healthcare regulatory’ matters. Ilian Beslemeshki heads the practice.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 3

Georgiev, Todorov & Co

Georgiev, Todorov & Co’s ‘dedicated’ practice head Miglena Peneva advises the European Parliament on regulatory matters concerning an administrative complex in Sofia. The ‘creative’ Arno Mamasyan is noted for construction disputes.

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 3

Georgiev, Todorov & Co

Georgiev, Todorov & Co advises BTC on a range of issues, including competition law and the Bulgarian regulatory environment concerning electronic communications. Practice head Alexander Pachamanov is ‘exceptional’.

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

Georgiev, Todorov & Co

Georgiev, Todorov & Co is ‘one of the best Bulgarian firms in the area of transport’. Alexander Pachamanov assisted VTB Capital with its bid for the aborted Sofia Airport concession; Ilian Beslemeshki advised ADM Bulgaria on shipping agent operation regulation; and Nikolay Lazarov represented the state before the Supreme Administrative Court in a case concerning objections to road toll regulation amendments.

Next generation lawyers

Nikolay Lazarov - Georgiev, Todorov & Co

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