Mr Alexander Pachamanov > Georgiev, Todorov & Co > Sofia, Bulgaria > Lawyer Profile

Georgiev, Todorov & Co
27 PARCHEVICH STREET
1000 SOFIA
Bulgaria
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Work Department

TMT

Position

Senior Partner, Head of TMT Department

Practice areas: TMT, M&A, Concessions, EU & Competition, Intellectual Property, Transport

Career

Alexander Pachamanov joined Georgiev, Todorov and Co. in 2001. Prior to that he has been a senior legal advisor to one of the largest Bulgarian hardware and software retailers and a lawyer in the Communications Regulation Commission (state regulator in the field of telecommunications) from 1998 to 2001. Alexander Pachamanov has graduated from Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Faculty of Law.

Alexander focuses on legal relations in the public sector – licenses, concessions, permissions and authorizations, privatization, as well as competition law, including merger control and state aid. He had an active role in some of the major privatization and concession deals in Bulgaria involving the Bulgarian Telecommunication Company, Bulgartabak Holding, Trakia Highway, Devin, etc.

He specializes in the telecommunication field and its regulations. He is the long-term adviser of the Bulgarian Telecommunication Company, and has represented them in relation to a number of regulatory, competition law and corporate issues. Alexander is also the former in-house lawyer for the Communication Regulation Commission, which gives him additional knowledge and еssential experience in the telecommunications sector. In his practice, he has in his portfolio clients such as BTC, Balkantel, Microsoft, Thales Austria, Nova Television, Nef Telecom, Balkan News Corporation, and many others.

Pachamanov advises on various projects significant key companies on the Bulgarian market such as GPS Bulgaria (a leading Bulgarian provider of technologically advanced GPS / GSM based solutions for fleet management, vehicle security, personal tracking, monitoring of ships and railway vehicles, as well as and other specialized business solutions),T-Systems Hungary Ltd. (the Hungarian subsidiary of T-Systems – the corporate customer unit of Deutsche Telekom), NURTS Bulgaria (a local company founded in 2010, currently part of the structure of the existing telecom BTC (Vivacom), as the company is mainly engaged in providing radio and television broadcasting and signal transmission services and among its main clients are the Bulgarian National Radio, Bulgarian National Television, BTV, Nova TV, TV7, Telenor).

Alexander currently represents the Agriculture State Fund on 60 cases regarding appeals against acts for establishment of public state receivables in relation to an EU program. The matter is of upmost importance due to the high profile nature of the client and the complexity of the contracts involved.

He is rated by colleagues and partners as one of the key professionals in the TMT sector in Bulgaria.

Languages

He is fluent in English and his native Bulgarian.

Memberships

Sofia Bar Asociation

Education

Sofia University, Faculty of Law

Lawyer Rankings

Bulgaria > Transport (including shipping)

An extensive transport practice at Georgiev, Todorov & Co comprises a full range of services from development of projects, commercial contracts and infrastructure to procurement, implementation of policies and litigation. Clients are drawn from all pillars of the sector – road, rail, air and shipping -, and notably include BMF Port Burgas, Alfred C. Toepfer International and Thales Austria. Regulatory, competition and corporate partner Alexander Pachamanov steers the multidisciplinary team that utilises the infrastructure expertise of Miglena Peneva and recently-promoted corporate and commercial partner Tsvetelina Dimitrova .

Bulgaria > TMT

Georgiev, Todorov & Co most recently demonstrated its weight in the TMT sector by its representation of Vivacom in a complex dispute with Apple regarding iPhone distribution, a case that was settled out of court. Head of practice Alexander Pachamanov led the advice in this matter and has a strong focus in this field. While the firm is a leader in dispute resolution, it also handles corporate, regulatory and finance matters, and represented BalkanTel in the supply of equipment for maintaining army aviation radar systems.

Bulgaria > EU and competition

Elite litigation firm Georgiev, Todorov & Co handles disputes related to exclusionary distribution practices, among others, on behalf of some top-drawer clients; it recently acted for Vivacom in a dispute with Apple concerning the sale of iPhones. Non-contentious work includes marketing campaigns, acquisitions and internal rules and procedures relating to local and EU competition regulations. Head of the practice Alexander Pachamanov is praised for his ‘exceptional‘ knowledge and experience. Tsvetelina Dimitrova made partner in 2020 and plays a key role.