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www.boyanov.com

Bulgaria

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

Boyanov & Co

World-classBoyanov & Co advises borrowers and lenders, banks and other financial institutions on financing, M&A, debt restructuring and regulatory matters. The ‘effective and commercially oriented’ group, led by Damian Simeonov, assists an impressive client roster, including Deutsche Bank and UBS Switzerland. Yordan Naydenov advised the National Bank of Greece on the €610m sale of its Bulgarian subsidiary (and affiliated leasing company) to KBC Bank. Svetlina Kortenska has experience in high-value financing projects.

Leading individuals

Damian Simeonov - Boyanov & Co

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 1

Boyanov & Co

Boyanov & Co handles sovereign and bond matters, stock exchange transactions and public offerings. Peter Petrov advised JP Morgan on the local law issues regarding a major planned Bulgarian state Eurobond issuance, under international swaps and derivatives documentation. Practice head Damian Simeonov is assisting Stifel Nicolaus Europe as lead manager on a $325m high-yield bond issuance by 4finance. Georgi Drenski is another key contact.

Next generation lawyers

Georgi Drenski - Boyanov & Co

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

Boyanov & Co

Boyanov & Co’s ‘outstanding’ team stands out for its ‘excellent integrated services’. Damian Simeonov and Raina Dimitrova’s highlights included handling Bulgarian Telecommunications Company’s (BTC) €330m acquisition of Vivacom, and advising on a number of high-value multi-jurisdictional deals and post-closing matters. Yordan Naydenov heads the team and ‘very professionalAlexander Chatalbashev is another key practitioner.

Leading individuals

Yordan Naydenov - Boyanov & Co

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Boyanov & Co

At Boyanov & Co, the ‘highly regarded’ team handles banking disputes and has expertise in high-profile litigation, national and international arbitration proceedings. The group has significant experience representing clients at the European Court of Justice in environmental and tax matters. Kina Chuturkova and Boyko Voynov jointly head the practice. Clients include Coca-Cola, Philip Morris International and Eurobank Bulgaria.

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 1

Boyanov & Co

Boyanov & Co handles merger control clearance procedures, and anti-trust defence and administrative appeals against Commission on Protection of Competition (CPC) decisions. Practice head Peter Petrov is ‘a seasoned competition lawyer’. The team assisted Dubai Aerospace Enterprise with obtaining merger clearance for its acquisition of Awas. It also successfully defended a major European supermarket chain in proceedings brought by other retailers for alleged anti-competitive agreements and practices, including the overturn of a dawn raid warrant.

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 practice head Alexander Chatalbashev is experienced in major energy corporate transactions, project development, due diligence and energy-related litigation. Svetlina Kortenska specialises in the liberalisation of the Bulgarian gas market. The group is acting for the local subsidiary of EVN Group on various regulatory and contractual matters, and in proceedings before the local energy regulator.

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 advises pharmaceutical clients on the contentious and non-contentious aspects of their operations in Bulgaria, including regulatory and IP matters, as well as handling corporate and commercial work. The group successfully defended Sanofi in a cross-border dispute with a Bulgarian distributer. Kina Chuturkova and Peter Petrov jointly head the team. Nedyalka Novakova has significant experience in pharmaceutical regulatory issues.

Next generation lawyers

Nedyalka Novakova - Boyanov & Co

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

Boyanov & Co

Boyanov & Co’s team ‘excels’ in real estate, construction and infrastructure transactions, cross-border mandates and real estate-related contentious matters. ‘Highly experienced’ practice head Nickolay Nickolov is advising a major Balkan corporate on the multimillion-euro acquisition of a mall. Iva Miteva, who is ‘sharp and switched-on’, has broad experience in development projects and disputes.

Leading individuals

Nickolay Nickolov - Boyanov & Co

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 1

Boyanov & Co

Boyanov & Co’s preeminent practice advised Vivacom on its €330m acquisition of BTC in a deal resulting from an enforcement sale by a bank for a defaulted loan spread over a number of EU jurisdictions. It is also a popular choice for clients in the software industry; it advised Apple on its Bulgarian iTunes offering and Microsoft Bulgaria on regulatory matters regarding its local products and services. The practice is led by Damian Simeonov. Nickolay Zisov and Ralitsa Nedkova have extensive experience in TMT and IP work.

Leading individuals

Damian Simeonov - Boyanov & Co

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

Boyanov & Co

Boyanov & Co handles substantial aviation work. Raina Dimitrova has expertise in aircraft finance and public procurement. The firm advises Bulgaria Air Maintenance, as the lessor, on a contract with Lufthansa Technik for the construction and subsequent lease of new facilities. It also has experience advising facilities operators on government transport tenders.

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