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Boyanov & Co.
82 PATRIARCH EVTIMII BOULEVARD
1463 SOFIA
Bulgaria

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 1

Market front-runner Boyanov & Co. handles headline instructions on behalf of both borrowers and lenders with stand-out expertise in corporate-related issues. The firm recently advised new client Commerzbank on establishing a branch in Bulgaria to serve as IT hub for the entire banking group. The team is in demand among domestic and international banking panels, as well as foreign law firms requiring Bulgarian finance advice. At the helm, Damian Simeonov is widely respected across the market and well supported by experienced partners  Ralitsa Nedkova and Georgi Drenski.

Practice head(s):

Damian Simeonov

Other key lawyers:

Ralitsa Nedkova; Georgi Drenski

Key clients

Citibank

Eurobank

Vidima Ideal Standard

UBS AG

UniCredit Bulbank

Deutsche Bank

Raiffeisen Bank International

International Investment Bank

European Investment Bank

Commerzbank

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Few firms match Boyanov & Co.'s combined strength of local know-how and cross-border expertise. The 'great law firm' fields market-leading individuals, including the pre-eminent and 'technically excellent' Yordan Naydenov, to advise on sophisticated mandates across the board of corporate and commercial work, with niche strength in banking M&A. The offering is well resourced, with a formidable 18-strong team which includes head of commercial Raina Dimitrova and energy specialist Alexander Chatalbashev. Microsoft, Amazon and Mondelez International are clients.

Practice head(s):

Yordan Naydenov; Raina Dimitrova

Other key lawyers:

Alexander Chatalbashev; Mihail Vishanin

Testimonials

‘Reliable, high quality team – especially Yordan Naydenov’.

‘I have worked most recently with Yordan Naydenov, whom I have known for many years. He is my go-to lawyer in Bulgaria for M&A and corporate work – available at short notice and technically excellent.’

‘Boyanov is a great law firm with great individuals. Boris Boyanov knows the market extremely well and is super-connected.’

Key clients

Microsoft Corp.

European Investment Fund

Mondelez International

Piraeus Bank

State General Reserve Fund of the Sultanate of Oman

National Bank of Greece

Amazon

Eurobank Bulgaria

Inditex/ZARA

GlobalFoundries

ABB

Knowlton Development Corporation

Concord USA

KBC AM

Valea Foundation

Dispute resolution Tier 1

Boyanov & Co. is dominant across a range of legal disputes, where it can leverage off the expertise of its tier-one teams in multiple practice areas, such as banking, energy, real estate and construction, and IP. Steering the practice, full-time litigator, arbitrator and former commercial court judge Kina Chuturkova has a leading reputation. The team also includes Of Counsel Boyko Voynov, an experienced mediator, and Radoslav Alexandrov, who specialises in labour, tax and insolvency disputes. LEGO, Philip Morris and Bayer are clients.

Practice head(s):

Kina Chuturkova

Other key lawyers:

Boyko Voynov; Radoslav Alexandrov

Testimonials

‘Boyanov & Co. were asked to handle a rare dispute which was difficult to understand and present in court. The lawyers were very inquisitive to understand all facts and procedures involved to a very specific business activity, understood and guided us as regards evidence that needed to be presented in court to prove the claim, supported the claim during court hearings, including written summaries. We also beforehand knew all costs that may be involved.’

In my opinion Boyanov & Co are one of the most professional law firms I have used, particularly Kina Chuturkova.’

Key clients

Eurobank Bulgaria

Ideal Standard – Vidima

Solvay Sodi

EVN

Philip Morris

Bayer

Behr-Hella Thermoconsult

International Investment Bank

The Coca-Cola Company

UBS

Chanel

LEGO

Prodea Investments

Energy and natural resources Tier 1

The combination of Boyanov & Co.'s full-service, top-tier practice and industry expertise attracts major-league clients to the firm for a broad range of advice. The practice is strong across the board of the sector, including nuclear, oil and gas, renewables and electricity. One client is EVN and its subsidiaries, which the firm is advising on anti-trust and other issues. Practice head Alexander Chatalbashev has 'extensive experience in the sector’, and leads mandates from big-ticket M&A and regulatory issues to project development and energy-related litigation.

Practice head(s):

Alexander Chatalbashev

Other key lawyers:

Damian Simeonov; Svetlina Kortenska; Nikolay Kolev

Testimonials

‘The team is highly experienced and efficient. All the members are business oriented and provide tailored advice.’

‘Alexander Chatalbashev, partner, is a well-experienced and client-oriented professional, very responsive and reliable at meeting deadlines.’

‘The team of Boyanov & Co. consists of specialists with a very broad profile: tax, financial, labour law, commercial affairs, public procurement, including a specialist with many years’ of experience and knowledge in the energy sector. From our point of view, this is a unique advantage – relying on specific assistance with regard to energy legislation at an extremely high level of competence, advice/assistance on any other legal issues at a similar level can be obtained if necessary.’

‘Alexander Chatalbashev is the specialist in energy issues and utilities, with extensive experience in the sector.’

Key clients

EVN Elektrosnabdyavane

Westinghouse Electric Sweden

EVN Elektrorazpredelenie

EVN Trading South East Europe

Sevlievo Gas

Park Place Energy Corp.

Iskander Energy Corp.

Sunowe Solar

Societa Petrolifera Mediterranea

Ideal Standard – Vidima

EU and competition Tier 1

Head of practice Peter Petrov at Boyanov & Co. is 'probably the best competition lawyer in the region', the result of extensive experience in merger control and antitrust procedures and litigation, both domestically and cross-border. The firm has an illustrious client base of well-known global companies and handles some of the market's most high-profile mandates, such as successfully obtaining merger clearance for Eurobank Bulgaria following a court challenge by a rival bidder for target Piraeus Bank Bulgaria. Litigator Kina Chuturkova is a key member of the team.

Practice head(s):

Peter Petrov

Other key lawyers:

Kina Chuturkova; Nikolay Kolev

Testimonials

‘The team is the best option in Bulgaria, with top lawyers for any matter. ’

‘Peter Petrov is probably the best competition lawyer in the region, having a strong knowledge of EU law. Peter has strong knowledge in technology connected areas – data protection, finance services. His advice is useful not only in Bulgaria, but also in the region.’

Key clients

Procter & Gamble

AbbVie

Novartis

Merck

Philip Morris

EVN

Bayer

Samsung

Unilever

Mondelez (formerly Kraft Foods)

Siemens

Fraport

Medtronic

Adidas

Vaillant

Stars Group, Inc.

Lego

Booking.com

Advent

Healthcare and life sciences Tier 1

Peter Petrov and Kina Chuturkova make a strong duo at Boyanov & Co. with their respective expertise in regulatory matters and dispute resolution. The practice is also backed by a premier corporate team for high-level transactions within the healthcare and life sciences sector and excels in the intellectual property aspects so vital to the industry. The firm's enviable client roster includes Sanofi Group, Bayer, Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline, as well as AbbVie, which it advised on an advanced direct-to-pharmacy distribution system for a new-to-market pharmaceutical product.

Practice head(s):

Kina Chuturkova; Peter Petrov

Other key lawyers:

Nedyalka Novakova

Key clients

Sanofi Group companies

Neola Pharma

Actelion Pharmaceuticals

Hoffmann La Roche

Alcon

AbbVie

Shire

ARPharM Bulgaria

Bayer

Novartis

Mylan

GSK

Pharmaceutical Research Associates

inVentiv Health Bulgaria

CST Pharma

Celgene Corporation

Merck

Medtronic

PharmArt Enterprises

Intellectual property Tier 1

Boyanov & Co. showcases its IP expertise with a client list of global brands and household-name companies, such as LEGO, Chanel and The Coca-Cola Company. The practice advises on all key pillars of intellectual property work, including trade mark enforcement, copyright protection and patents, while industry sector strengths include tech, pharma, telecoms, fashion, food and beverages, and tobacco. Experienced principal associate Stela Sabeva heads the department, which also benefits from input by leading dispute resolution partner Kina Chuturkova.

Practice head(s):

Stela Sabeva

Other key lawyers:

Kina Chuturkova; Marina Mollova

Key clients

LEGO

Chanel

Kaufland

F. Hoffmann–La Roche

Eurobank Bulgaria

Alticor

Jacobs Dowe Egberts

Philip Morris

bet365

Monster Beverage Corporation

The Coca-Cola Company

WD 40 Company

The TJX Companies, Inc.

Porsche Design

Siemens PLM Software

Real estate and construction Tier 1

A fully-comprehensive offering at Boyanov & Co. comprises real estate financing, transactions, construction and developement. The firm excels in all aspects under the leadership of seasoned adviser and market-frontrunner Nickolay Nickolov. The multidisciplinary team of 'true professionals' advises a swathe of leading companies on their real estate needs, as well as acting for constructors and developers on single builds to major infrastructure. Work includes acting for Golf Okol as constructor of the €300m residential, hotel, office and golf development Okol Lake Park.

Practice head(s):

Nickolay Nickolov

Other key lawyers:

Iva Miteva; Svetlana Tsvetkova

Testimonials

‘We are happy with the legal service provided by Nickolay Nickolov and his real estate team. In particular, the team is very responsive, reliable, with a deep understanding of the matter in question, and provides a quick and high standard service. Boyanov & Co. is the best team that we have engaged in the market, hence the long-standing relationship we have. ’

‘We have worked mainly with Nickolay Nickolov and Svetlana Tzvetkova, who are true professionals with a strong track record of handling complex high-profile deals. Nickolay Nickolov is very business oriented and flexible in terms of legal and business solutions.’

Key clients

Bulgaria Air Maintenance

Behr-Hella Thermocontrol

Kamenitza AD (a Molson Coors brewing company)

Eurobank Bulgaria

Hystead Limited (a subsidiary of South African Hyprop Investments Limited and PDI Investment Holdings Limited)

Baumax Bulgaria

SGRF of Oman

Mondelez International (former Kraft Foods International)

Westinghouse Electric Company

Ideal Standard

Hewlett-Packard

Procter & Gamble

The Coca-Cola Company

Philip Morris

Markan Holding

Indotek

TMT Tier 1

Boyanov & Co. excels in big ticket corporate and finance transactions in the media and technology space, but also has regulatory capability within this sector. The firm played an ancilliary role in the headline sale of Bulgarian Telecommunications Company/Vivacom to United Group on behalf of the target, while its enviable client list also includes Microsoft, Lenovo, Facebook and Google. Media and telecoms industry experts Nikolay Zisov  and senior associate Ralitsa Nedkova are the key names.

Practice head(s):

Nikolay Zisov

Other key lawyers:

Ralitsa Nedkova

Key clients

Lenovo

Bulgarian Telecommunications Company (Vivacom)

Johnson Controls

Apple/iTunes

Cisco

Google

Microsoft Bulgaria

Samsung

Facebook

Software Group

Transport (including shipping) Tier 1

Boyanov & Co. has an impressive following within the aviation sector, where the firm handles contentious and non-contentious matters of the highest level. They include acting for Whizz Air in a dispute regarding airport passenger fees, and acting for Fraport as unsuccessful bidder in the landmark Sofia Airport concession, including subsequent litigation. The firm also handles public procurement and infrastructure for the rail and urban transport sector. Head of commercial Raina Dimitrova has considerable experience in airport finance and transport regulatory and procurement.

Practice head(s):

Raina Dimitrova

Other key lawyers:

Mihail Vishanin; Trayan Targov

Key clients

Aircastle

Castlelake

Minsheng Commercial Aviation (Ireland) Company Limited

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise

AerCap

Siemens AG

Macquarie Aircraft Leasing Services (Ireland) Limited

CIT Aerospace (currently Avolon)

Apollo Aviation Group (currently Carlyle Aviation Partners)

Nordic Aviation Capital

Wizz Air

Engine Lease Finance Corporation

General Electric Capital Aviation Services (GECAS)

Aviation Capital Group

Zephyrus Aviation Capital

Maverick Horizon Limited

Projects and PPP Tier 2

Boyanov & Co. draws upon top-ranked expertise across the firm in energy, real estate and construction, and finance, among other areas, to service some major projects in the country. They include Okol Lake Park, a €300m, greenfield golf and residential development south of Sofia, where the firm acts for the constructor; the team also represented unsuccessful bidder Fraport in the concession tender for Sofia Airport. Joint heads of the practice Alexander Chatalbashev and  Nickolay Nickolov are leaders in their respective fields of energy, and real estate and construction.  

Practice head(s):

Alexander Chatalbashev; Nickolay Nickolov

Other key lawyers:

Iva Miteva; Svetlana Tsvetkova; Mihail Vishanin

Key clients

Fraport

Sevlievo Gas

I & B Real Estate

Link Mobility Group AS (Norway)

Golf Okol (subsidiary of Markan Holding)

PSI CRO .

Silver Star (subsidiary of Parkview Internationa)

Willbrook Management

ITower Development

CAF Signalling, Spain

Eurobank Bulgaria

Indotek Group

Rodna Zemya Holding

Sabadell Real Estate Development

Real Estate Development

Hewlett-Packard Global Delivery Bulgaria Center

Apollo Aviation Group (currently Carlyle Aviation Partners)

AerCap

Macquarie Aircraft Leasing Services

The firm: BOYANOV & Co. Law Firm is recognised as a top business law firm for doing business in Southeast Europe. Since 1990, the firm has advised on numerous landmark transactions. Clients exceed 4,000 and include large local and foreign businesses, IFIs, and governments. BOYANOV & Co. Law Firm has consistently been ranked by all major legal directories as a market leader for the excellence of its services, drawing on years of experience in a wide range of areas of law, and the brilliance of its professionals.

BOYANOV & Co. Law Firm has established itself as a regional player in Southeast Europe and it won the Law Firm of the Year for Eastern Europe and the Balkans at The Lawyer European Awards.

In March 2021, BOYANOV & Co. Law Firm has been successfully certified by Lloyd’s Register to the following three ISO standards:
1) ISO 9001 (Quality Management);
2) ISO 22301 (Security аnd Resilience — Business Continuity Management System), and
3) ISO/IEC 27001 (Information Security Management).
The ISO certifications re-confirmed BOYANOV & Co. Law Firm’s continuous effort and commitment to invest in its internal systems, offer full transparency and provide outstanding quality of legal services to its clients.

Areas of practice: BOYANOV & Co. Law Firm provides a broad range of legal services with particular strength in M&A, corporate, banking and finance, restructuring, energy and natural resources, TMT, intellectual property, competition, real estate, and dispute resolution.

Its experience in industries as diverse as aviation, banking and insurance, branded goods, food and beverages, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, retail and wholesale trade and distribution, mining, telecommunications, IT and media allows it to have unique insight and sound knowledge of its clients’ businesses, and their respective markets, as well as the ability to transfer successful solutions across borders.

With ten partners heading various specialised practice areas and a pool of talented and devoted associates, BOYANOV & Co. Law Firm is capable of putting together strong interdisciplinary teams that can handle complex legal assignments, ranging from major M&A or financial transactions to complex litigation or competition cases, in a timely and cost-efficient manner oriented at delivering solutions.

Being the founders of legal institutions such as the Legal Development Foundation, and the Balkan Legal Forum, BOYANOV & Co. Law Firm strives to assist in the formation of a new generation of modern lawyers in Southeastern Europe, holding the highest ethical standards and professionalism. An illustration of these efforts is the Balkan Legal Forum, initiated by the firm in 2000 and supported by the International Bar Association, which became “the most important legal event in the region”. BOYANOV & Co. Law Firm is also the initiator and co-founder of the top-ranked South East Europe Legal Group (SEE Legal) – the largest and longest-running legal service provider in SEE.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate, M&A Yordan Naydenov y.naydenov@boyanov.com +359 28 055 055
Finance Damian Simeonov d.simeonov@boyanov.com +359 28 055 055
Energy and Natural Resources Alexander Chatalbashev a.chatalbashev@boyanov.com +359 28 055 055
Commercial Raina Dimitrova r.dimitrova@boyanov.com +359 28 055 055
Competition and Antitrust Peter Petrov p.petrov@boyanov.com +359 28 055 055
Real Estate and Infrastructure Nickolay Nickolov n.nickolov@boyanov.com +359 28 055 055
Dispute Resolution Kina Chuturkova k.chuturkova@boyanov.com +359 28 055 055
Intellectual Property Stela Sabeva s.sabeva@boyanov.com +359 28 055 055
IT, Telecommunications and Media Ralitsa Nedkova r.nedkova@boyanov.com +359 28 055 055
Banking Svetlina Kortenska s.kortenska@boyanov.com +359 28 055 055
Employment Radoslav Alexandrov r.alexandrov@boyanov.com +359 28 055 055
Lobbying and public affairs Borislav T Boyanov b.boyanov@boyanov.com +359 28 055 055
Tax Ivaylo Angelov i.angelov@boyanov.com +359 28 055 055
Restructuring and insolvency; Corporate Governance and Compliance Assoc. Prof. Dr Nikolay Kolev n.kolev@boyanov.com +359 28 055 055
Tech Nikolay Zisov n.zisov@boyanov.com +359 28 055 055
Construction Law Dipl. Eng. Georgitsa Petkova g.petkova@boyanov.com +359 28 055 055
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Radoslav Alexandrov  photo Mr Radoslav Alexandrov Partner; Head of Employment
Mr Ivaylo Angelov  photo Mr Ivaylo Angelov • Senior Associate, Tax;• Direct taxes, indirect taxes, international tax, transfer pricing,…
Mr Borislav Boyanov  photo Mr Borislav Boyanov • Managing Partner, BOYANOV & Co. Law Firm
Mr Alexander Chatalbashev  photo Mr Alexander Chatalbashev • Partner, Head of Energy & Natural Resources • Corporate, regulatory, energy…
Mrs Kina Chuturkova  photo Mrs Kina Chuturkova • Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution • Litigation, Arbitration, Contracts, Pharma, IP…
Ms Raina Dimitrova  photo Ms Raina Dimitrova • Partner, Head of Commercial • Aircraft finance, commercial, procurement, TMT.
Ms Violeta Kirova  photo Ms Violeta Kirova Senior associate; Employment, Corporate, Commercial, Dispute Resolution
 Dr Nikolay Kolev  photo Dr Nikolay Kolev Counsel; Corporate, Dispute Resolution, Commercial, Private clients;Group Leader of the Corporate Governance…
Ms Svetlina Kortenska  photo Ms Svetlina Kortenska Counsel; Banking, Corporate, Capital markets, Energy and natural resources.
Mr Yordan Naydenov  photo Mr Yordan Naydenov • Partner, Head of Corporate and M&A;• Corporate law, Mergers and acquisitions,…
Ms Ralitsa Nedkova  photo Ms Ralitsa Nedkova Senior Associate; Finance, TMT, M&A, Corporate.
Mr Nickolay Nickolov  photo Mr Nickolay Nickolov • Partner, Head of Real Estate & Infrastructure;• Real estate and infrastructure,…
Mr Borislav Notovsky  photo Mr Borislav Notovsky • Senior Associate;• Corporate, Commercial and Real estate law, Mergers and acquisitions;
 Dipl. Eng. Georgitsa Petkova  photo Dipl. Eng. Georgitsa Petkova Senior associate, Dispute resolution, Property;Group Leader of Constuction Law.
Mr Peter Petrov  photo Mr Peter Petrov • Partner, Head of Competition and Antitrust;• Commercial, Competition, Corporate, Financial markets,…
Mr Damian Simeonov  photo Mr Damian Simeonov • Partner, Co-Head of Banking & Finance• Finance, M&A, TMT, Foreign Investments,…
Mr Nikolay Zisov  photo Mr Nikolay Zisov Partner; Corporate, Company law, M&A, Foreign Investments, IT, TMT, IP;Group Leader of…
Number of lawyers : 46
Bulgarian
English
French
German
Russian
Spanish
SEE Legal Group
World Services Group
American Chamber of Commerce in Bulgaria
German-Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce
the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Indian-Bulgarian Business Chamber
the Maltese Bulgarian Business Chamber
ABA (American Bar Association)
IBA (International Bar Association)
INTA - International Trademark Association
Ius Laboris
Contact : Borislav T Boyanov

CLIENT: Sebastian Lawson
COMPANY/FIRM: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
TESTIMONIAL: By far the most professional law firm in the Bulgarian legal market. When it comes to getting the top quality local law advice and quality of service our clients demand, these are the guys you always want on your side.


CLIENT: EUROBANK ERGASIAS S.A.
TESTIMONIAL: Boyanov & Co has always proved to be a top-notch team providing high-level services, always under demanding timetables. They have always been responsive and flexible, demonstrating a great depth of experience that helps the client maneuver in the local environment. The balanced combination of sound legal advice and commercial thinking, the key attributes when it comes to the selection of legal advisors, render Boyanov & Co a valuable partner on the local market.


CLIENT: Crowe Bulgaria Advisory Ltd.
TESTIMONIAL: During our long-standing collaboration, Boyanov & Co proved to be an irreplaceable and inestimable partner for our company as well as for our clients. The team’s outstanding professionalism, the dedication to deliver exceptional results and multifaceted experience with complex cases is a combination that puts Boyanov & Co among the leading companies in the field of legal advice.


As a law firm with 30 years’ experience serving international clients, BOYANOV & Co. is committed to a professional workforce that reflects the rich cultural, religious and ethnic diversity of its clientele. The firm believes that diversity allows its workforce to be more creative, flexible and produce innovative legal and business solutions.

BOYANOV & Co. encourages diversity through its actions designed to foster and promote a nurturing, respectful and supportive working environment, an atmosphere that values the free and open exchange of ideas and beliefs.
Characteristics that make the firm diverse include, but are not limited to, age, gender, religious beliefs, and marital status.

BOYANOV & Co. was awarded ‘Best in Bulgaria at European Women in Business Law Award’ at Euromoney Legal Media Group’s second annual Europe Women in Business Law Awards. The Award celebrates the achievement of BOYANOV & Co. in setting the standard in terms of female-friendly work practice and women leading the field inthe legal sector in Bulgaria. Moreover, Borislav Boyanov, managing partner at BOYANOV & Co., has been shortlisted at an international Diversity & Inclusion Awards for Europe 2019 in the category Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year. This nomination has recognised Mr. Boyanov for being a true diversity and inclusion pioneer for the legal profession.

Finally, at the large international forums and conferences organised by BOYANOV & Co. within the last 20 years, such as the Balkan Legal Forum, and IT Hub Connect, topics such as diversity, rule of law and morale were
discussed. The firm is also participating in roundtable discussions on diversity within the framework of the initiatives organised by the British Chambers of Commerce, the American Chamber of Commerce, the IndianBulgarian and Maltese-Bulgarian Business Chambers, the Bulgarian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association, and the Association of Honorary Consuls in Bulgaria, to which BOYANOV & Co. is a leading member.