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Bulgaria

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 2

Georgiev, Todorov & Co

Georgiev, Todorov & Co’s ‘efficient and practical department’ received instructions from clients such as International Asset Bank, Piraeus Bank and DSK Bank. The firm is also noted for its ‘excellent tax expertise’. Alexander Katzarsky heads the department.

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

Georgiev, Todorov & Co

The ‘experienced and thorough’ team at Georgiev, Todorov & Co advised Microsoft on its acquisition of Nokia in Bulgaria and also recently acted for clients such as Erich Utsch, Asset Insurance and Sofia Outlet Center. Alexander Katzarsky and practice head Arno Mamasian are recommended.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Georgiev, Todorov & Co

The ‘deeply knowledgeable’ team at Georgiev, Todorov & Co is ‘incredibly strong’ for dispute resolution and is particularly noted by clients for its ‘excellent arbitration practice’. It acted for Phillips Medical Systems in an arbitration regarding an equipment defect, represented Forton International in arbitration with Mega Mall Russe, and appeared before the Commission for Protection of Competition (CPC) on behalf of Sopharma Trading in an unfair competition matter. Practice head Alexander Katzarsky is ‘very experienced’.

Leading individuals

Alexander Katzarsky - Georgiev, Todorov & Co

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 2

Georgiev, Todorov & Co

Georgiev, Todorov & Co is noted for its ‘well-structured’ approach and ‘tailored services’. It advised Sopharma Trading during unfair competition proceedings before the CPC. Other clients include Bulgarian Telecommunications Company, Roche and Microsoft. Alexander Pachamanov heads the department.

Leading individuals

Alexander Pachamanov - Georgiev, Todorov & Co

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Energy and natural resources
Energy and natural resources - ranked: tier 3

Georgiev, Todorov & Co

Georgiev, Todorov & Co’s ‘top-quality team’ has been advising Dundee Precious Metals on environmental and administrative matters. Clients also include Minstroy Holding, Aurubis Bulgaria and EVN Kavarna. Arno Mamasian heads the practice.

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Projects and PPP
Projects and PPP - ranked: tier 3

Georgiev, Todorov & Co

Georgiev, Todorov & Co provides legal services concerning the Terminal Port Burgas West concession and also has a notable contentious practice. Alexander Pachamanov is recommended.

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

Georgiev, Todorov & Co

Georgiev, Todorov & Co advised Petroceltic Bulgaria on a number of matters related to the construction of gas pipelines and advised Alfred Toepfer on the construction of a port on the River Danube. It was also instructed by the European Parliament and European Commission on the acquisition of the EU building in Sofia. Miglena Peneva and practice head Arno Mamasian are recommended.

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 1

Georgiev, Todorov & Co

Alexander Pachamanov heads Georgiev, Todorov & Co’s ‘first-rate’ department, which advised Microsoft on matters relating to cloud services in Bulgaria.

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Transport (including shipping)
Transport (including shipping) - ranked: tier 2

Georgiev, Todorov & Co

Georgiev, Todorov & Co’s clients include CD Cargo and Bulgarian Maritime Fleet.

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Legal Developments by:
Georgiev, Todorov & Co

  • BULGARIA: WIDE OPEN TO NON-EU INVESTMENT

    Bulgaria’s legal framework and government policy is structured to actively attract foreign investment capital through a wide variety of incentives. The country is a member of the EU although not of the Eurozone.
    - Georgiev, Todorov & Co

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