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Bulgaria

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

Boyanov & Co

Led by Damian Simeonov, Boyanov & Co’s team has an enviable client list which includes some of the world’s largest investment banks and multilateral institutions. Counsel Svetlina Kortenska advised the European Investment Fund on its extension of the JEREMIE programme (an EU initiative to finance SMEs in member states); and, in a further illustration of its ability to handle significant mandates from international institutions, Simeonov advised Raiffeisen Bank on the €58m financing of the Sofia Airport Center development. Corporate head Yordan Naydenov and aviation finance expert Raina Dimitrova are other key figures.

Leading individuals

Damian Simeonov - Boyanov & Co

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 2

Boyanov & Co

Boyanov & Co’s credentials are demonstrated by instructions such as advising an international company on a first-of-its-kind dual listing, and assisting JP Morgan with local law issues relating to the Bulgarian Ministry of Finance’s proposed entry into a hedging transaction following a planned Eurobond issue. Team head Damian Simeonov and Peter Petrov are the names to note.

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

Boyanov & Co

Top firmBoyanov & Co is ‘one of the best firms in the country’, and is regularly instructed by UK Magic Circle firms, handling a range of cross-border commercial and corporate mandates. In a typically impressive year, the firm advised Mondelēz on the Bulgarian aspects of its $5bn merger with Douwe Egberts, and assisted Novartis in acquiring various GSK portfolios. Yordan Naydenov and Raina Dimitrova lead the corporate and commercial teams respectively, with clients singling out Damien Simeonov, counsel Svetlina Kortenska and managing partner Borislav Boyanov. Alexander Chatalbashev is a key contact for energy transactions.

Leading individuals

Yordan Naydenov - Boyanov & Co

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Boyanov & Co

Boyanov & Co’s highly impressive recent caseload includes representing Solvay Sodi in appeal proceedings relating to the EU Emissions Trading Systems Directive, and acting for longstanding client Eurobank Bulgaria in three significant commercial cases in the domestic courts. Clients single out Kina Chuturkova and senior associates Nikolay Kolev and Stela Sabeva; they are all ‘business- and target-oriented’. Boyko Voynov is the other key partner.

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 1

Boyanov & Co

Boyanov & Co’s ‘in-depth knowledge comes into its own in complex negotiations with the Bulgarian regulatory authorities and in competition-related litigation’. Recent successes include representing Abbott and Abbvie in an investigation by the Bulgarian Commission for the Protection of Competition, which found no infringement. Team head Peter Petrov is ‘an immensely talented, business-oriented lawyer’.

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 is ‘a one-stop shop’ for energy matters. On the disputes side, it is representing Austrian electricity provider EVN in two major arbitrations, including proceedings against the Republic of Bulgaria. The firm’s longstanding reputation in the nuclear sector was demonstrated by mandates such as advising Westinghouse Electric Company on its joint development (with Bulgarian Energy Holding) of the Kozloduy plant. Team head Alexander Chatalbashev and senior associate Angel Angelov are recommended.

Leading individuals

Alexander Chatalbashev - Boyanov & Co

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Projects and PPP
Leading individuals

Yordan Naydenov - Boyanov & Co

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

Boyanov & Co

Boyanov & Co’s Nickolay Nickolov advised NBG Pangaea on its acquisition of a 33% stake in a major retail development in Sofia. The firm’s corporate group has been assisting clients on the real estate aspects of a number of big-ticket deals, including Eurobank Bulgaria on its acquisition of the Bulgarian business of Alpha Bank. Boyko Voynov is another key contact.

Leading individuals

Nickolay Nickolov - Boyanov & Co

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 1

Boyanov & Co

Boyanov & Co has longstanding expertise in the sector, having advised on some of the first Bulgarian telecoms and television privatisations, and its client roster now includes technology multinationals such as Lenovo and Microsoft, which it assists on a range of IP, regulatory and licensing issues. Team head Damien Simenov has an excellent transactional track record, having advised EQT, Cosmote Group and Telefonika on major deals.

Leading individuals

Damian Simeonov - Boyanov & Co

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Bulgaria

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