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Bulgaria

Banking, finance and capital markets
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 2

Georgiev, Todorov & Co

Georgiev, Todorov & Co acts for leading banks, such as Bulgarian-American Credit Bank and Piraeus Bank, and independent asset management companies, such as Expat Capital and Black Peak Capital, and advises on structuring, financing and regulation in capital markets matters. Managing partner Ivan Todorov and senior partner Alexander Katzarsky head the team; Katzarsky and senior associate Arno Mamasyan recently represented First Investment Bank in a series of disputes regarding the enforcement and execution of decisions issued against the client by the court of another EU member state, on Bulgarian territory, on the basis of bank guarantees.

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

Georgiev, Todorov & Co

Georgiev, Todorov & Co¬†delivers 'first-class service‚Äô and has a ‚Äėstrong understanding of the market‚Äô; its lawyers 'are focused on helping clients instead of simply pointing out difficulties‚Äô. Senior partners Alexander Katzarsky¬†and ‚Äėexceptional professional‚Äô Arno Mamasyan¬†are key contacts, as is associate Tsvetelina Dimitrova, who ‚Äėis a great team player with precise observation skills who catches every little detail‚Äô. The team regularly handles high-value cross-border matters, particularly in the banking and finance, telecoms and entertainment sectors, for clients including Hill Clinic, the Bulgarian Stock Exchange, Piraeus Bank and Dench eGaming Solutions.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Georgiev, Todorov & Co

Georgiev, Todorov & Co‚Äôs team offers an ‚Äėexcellent level of service‚Äô and is focused on ‚Äėfinding the best possible solution for the client‚Äô in both litigation and administrative proceedings.¬†Alexander Katzarsky¬†has expertise in administrative, corporate and commercial litigation, and acts as an arbitrator in the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Mariya Derelieva¬†has a ‚Äėstraightforward approach and strong litigation skills‚Äô. The team is active in various sectors, including energy and natural resources, construction, healthcare and transport. In a recent highlight, Katzarsky and Arno Mamasyan¬†acted for First Investment Bank in a series of disputes regarding the enforcement of decisions issued against the client by the court of another EU member state, in the territory of Bulgaria, on the basis of bank guarantees.¬†Clients include Port of Burgas, Bulgarian Posts, Vivacom and several hospitals in the City Clinic group.

Leading individuals

Alexander Katzarsky - Georgiev, Todorov & Co

Next generation lawyers

Mariya Derelieva  - Georgiev, Todorov & Co

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 1

Georgiev, Todorov & Co

Georgiev, Todorov & Co¬†has ‚Äôexceptional knowledge and experience in the field of EU and competition law‚Äô. The team acts for companies in the pharmaceutical and cosmetics (F. Hoffmann-La Roche), telecoms (Bulgarian Telecommunication Company and GPS Bulgaria) and retail (Comsed). The practice is led by¬†Ivan Todorov¬†and Alexander Pachamanov, while associate Lena Borislavova¬†specialises¬†in matters related to foreign investments. The team advised Balkantel on the competition law aspects of its proposal for the ‚ā¨95m public procurement project for the design and construction of signalling and telecoms systems on the Plovdiv-Burgas railway line.

Next generation lawyers

Lena Borislavova - Georgiev, Todorov & Co

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

Georgiev, Todorov & Co

Georgiev, Todorov & Co¬†‚Äėprovides excellent advice on every issue‚Äô to clients including electricity and co-generation plants, oil refineries and oil producers, and natural resources companies. The ‚Äėprecise and hardworking‚Äô Mariya Derelieva¬†is ‚Äėalways capable of finding the perfect solution‚Äô in complex cases; she¬†and Arno Mamasyan¬†represented Brikel thermal power plant in an arbitration case seeking compensation for damages caused by restrictions on the energy production of the plant imposed by the Electricity System Operator.

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

Georgiev, Todorov & Co

Ivan Todorov heads up the practice at Georgiev, Todorov & Co, which recently advised Roche Bulgaria on negotiations with the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) relating to discounts on medicinal products that will be auctioned off to hospitals and related reimbursement issues. Lyulin Hospital, SGP Bio Dynamics and several hospitals in the City Clinic Group are also clients.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 1

Georgiev, Todorov & Co

Georgiev, Todorov & Co's department¬†is ‚Äėunquestionably experienced and highly professional‚Äô and focuses on trade mark registrations and copyright protection issues.¬†Ivan Todorov¬†and¬†Arno Mamasyan¬†jointly lead the team, which also fields associate¬†Tsvetelina Dimitrova, who 'impresses with her decision-oriented approach, in-depth knowledge and ability to assemble the little details to see the bigger picture'. The groups counts Ciela Production, Borica and Hill Clinic as clients, and also recently advised Asarel Investment on copyright issues relating to its use of photographs and video content on its corporate website.

Next generation lawyers

Tsvetelina Dimitrova - Georgiev, Todorov & Co

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

Georgiev, Todorov & Co

The ‚Äėextremely responsive‚Äô team at¬†Georgiev, Todorov & Co¬†has a ‚Äėclient and solution-oriented approach', and¬†provides the full scope of legal services in the sector, including contract drafting, due diligence and dispute resolution. The European Parliament, BMF Port Burgas and AG Capital are major clients. The team is headed by¬†Ivan Todorov¬†and Arno Mamasyan;¬†the ‚Äėhardworking, goal-driven, dedicated and well-regarded‚Äô Miglena Peneva, who pays ‚Äėprecise attention to detail and finds the best solution to the issues every time‚Äô, is also recommended. The firm advised Balkantel on its participation in a ‚ā¨95m public procurement project for the design and construction of signalling and telecoms systems on the Plovdiv-Burgas railway line.

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 2

Georgiev, Todorov & Co

Georgiev, Todorov & Co¬†handles the full range of issues in the telecoms industry alongside notable expertise in broadcasting, media and technology work. The group provides ‚Äėan¬†excellent level of service, accurate responses and exceptional knowledge' and is jointly lead by¬†Ivan Todorov¬†and Alexander Pachamanov;¬†clients praise Pachamanov for his ‚Äėdeep¬†understanding of competition law and regulatory legislation in the field‚Äô. Key clients include GPS Bulgaria and Vivacom; the group represented the latter before the Bulgarian Commission for Protection of Competition in abuse of dominance proceedings.

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

Georgiev, Todorov & Co

The department at¬†Georgiev, Todorov & Co¬†has¬†‚Äėin-depth regulatory knowledge combined with excellent litigation experience, a strong professional approach and brilliant problem solving skills‚Äô. Recent mandates for the team include advising BalkanTel on a public procurement project relating to the signalling and telecoms systems along the Plovdiv-Bourgas railway line, and representing BMF Port Burgas in proceedings before the Administrative Court Sofia against a grid operator relating to the supply of electricity for port activities. Cargotec, ADM Bulgaria Logistics and BH Air are also clients.¬†Ivan Todorov¬†and¬†Alexander Pachamanov¬†jointly lead the group.

Leading individuals

Alexander Pachamanov - Georgiev, Todorov & Co

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