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82 PATRIARCH EVTIMII BOULEVARD, 1463 SOFIA, BULGARIA
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Work +359 2 805 5055
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www.boyanov.com

Bulgaria

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

Boyanov & Co

Boyanov & Co’s well-established international practice provides an ‘an outstanding level of service’ to an array of financial institutions, including JPMorgan, UBS and Deutsche Bank. Practice head Damian Simeonov led advice to the UK’s Capita Asset Services on the €86m cross-border refinancing and restructuring of a non-performing loan for the development of Sofia’s first business park. Yordan Naydenov, who provides ‘flexible solutions’, advised Eurobank Bulgaria on purchasing Alpha Bank’s entire Bulgarian business.

Leading individuals

Damian Simeonov - Boyanov & Co

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 1

Boyanov & Co

Boyanov & Co’s impressive client list includes Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan and Schroders International Selection Fund. Damian Simeonov is part of a team advising an energy company seeking to list corporate bonds on the Bulgarian Stock Exchange – potentially the largest local bond listing on the domestic market. Peter Petrov is arguably ‘one of the best lawyers in the Balkans’.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 1

Boyanov & Co

Market leaderBoyanov & Codraws upon years of experience of international transactions and structures’. Practice head Yordan Naydenov has ‘profound expertise’ and other key figures are Damian Simeonov, Alexander Chatalbashev and commercial team head Raina Dimitrova. The firm handled Eurobank Bulgaria’s acquisition of Alpha Bank’s Bulgarian branch. Other clients include Mondelēz International, Microsoft, Amazon and Samsung.

Leading individuals

Yordan Naydenov - Boyanov & Co

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Boyanov & Co

Boyanov & Co has ‘very good legal expertise combined with the ability to provide tailor-made solutions within tight deadlines’. It handles headline disputes in the banking sector, including acting for Eurobank Bulgaria and UniCredit Bulbank. Clients from other sectors include Philip Morris and Coca-Cola. The practice is headed by Boyko Voynov and Kina Chuturkova, who exercises ‘a perfect handling’ of litigation.

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 1

Boyanov & Co

Boyanov & Co has ‘immense experience’ in the space. Practice head Peter Petrov is ‘an excellent lawyer’, who is ‘externally focused and gives extremely strong legal advice’. Together with managing partner Borislav Boyanov, he successfully defended Samsung Electronics against a competition complaint brought by local 4G operator Max Telecom. Merger clearance work includes advising CVC Capital Partners following its buyout of pharmaceuticals company Alvogen.

Leading individuals

Peter Petrov - Boyanov & Co

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

Boyanov & Co

Boyanov & Co’s team has ‘extensive political and industry knowledge’, and is experienced in all aspects of energy and natural resources work. It is advising US-based Westinghouse Electric Company on the construction of a new unit at Kozloduy nuclear power plant and has been representing EVN EC in multimillion-euro proceedings against NEK (the national electricity company). Alexander Chatalbashev is the name to note.

Leading individuals

Alexander Chatalbashev - Boyanov & Co

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Healthcare and life sciences
Healthcare and life sciences - ranked: tier 1

Boyanov & Co

Boyanov & Co is a leader in the pharmaceuticals sector, handling regulatory, corporate and intellectual property matters for global clients such as GlaxoSmithKline, Bayer, Novartis and Sanofi. Practice co-heads Peter Petrov and Kina Chuturkova advised the Association of Research-based Pharmaceutical Manufacturers in Bulgaria on the proposed new regulatory framework.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 2

Boyanov & Co

Boyanov & Co’s Nickolay Nickolov and Boyko Voynov jointly head the practice and have vast experience in the space. Nickolov led advice to Bulgaria Air on its contract with Lufthansa Technik for the construction and long-term lease of new aeroplane maintenance facilities. Mondelēz International and Eurobank Bulgaria are also clients.

Leading individuals

Nickolay Nickolov - Boyanov & Co

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 1

Boyanov & Co

Boyanov & Co’s impressive client list includes Cisco, Samsung and Inmarsat. Highlights included assisting Apple with its iTunes offering in Bulgaria. The firm also handles regulatory and general commercial matters for Microsoft Bulgaria. Peter Petrov, Yordan Naydenov and practice head Damian Simeonov are recommended.

Leading individuals

Damian Simeonov - Boyanov & Co

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

Boyanov & Co

Boyanov & Co has a noteworthy aviation practice. The firm advised AerCap on its lease and sublease arrangements with FlyNas and Bulgarian airline Air Via, and assisted Awas with registering two Airbus A320 aircraft. Commercial head Raina Dimitrova is the key name.

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