Boyanov & Co. > Sofia, Bulgaria > Firm Profile

Boyanov & Co.
82 PATRIARCH EVTIMII BOULEVARD
1463 SOFIA
Bulgaria

Bulgaria > Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 1

The banking and finance practice group at Boyanov & Co. advises large-scale financial institutions and corporate borrowers on a range of complex mandates. The team’s work portfolio includes advice on a range of financial transactions, including bilateral bank loans, complex syndicated loans, and both corporate and public bond issues. Notable also is the team’s work in emerging sectors, such as fintech, with its client base including Payhawk, Bulgaria’s first unicorn start-up. Key practitioners include head of practice Damian Simeonov, who is praised for his ‘huge knowledge and great advice’. At associate level, Ralitsa Nedkova and Georgi Drenski provide additional support on high-value financial transactions.

Practice head(s):

Damian Simeonov

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘They’re very business-oriented. Timely and on-point with their advice. They can be relied upon at short notice. Everything that you could wish in top-tier lawyers.’

‘Damian Simeonov is a partner with huge knowledge, great advice and great time management. Ralitsa Nedkova is a senior associate who is very competent and always has timely responses.’

Key clients

European Investment Bank

J.P. Morgan

Wilmington Trust

Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley

One Telecommunications Sh.a.

Eurobank Bulgaria AD

Ideal Standard Vidima AD

Citibank

eToro Group

Bullish (GI)

Barclays Bank

HSBC Bank

DSK Bank

OTP Bank

Truist Bank

Payhawk

Work highlights

  • Advised J.P. Morgan, BNY Mellon Corporate Trustee Services, and DSK Bank on €360m facilities to Eastern European Electric Company.
  • Advised Cogito Capital II, Limited Partnership and Cogito Capital Fund II Management in relation to the financing of Global City Holdings.
  • Advised Alaric Securities as adviser to Prudentia on the issuance of up to €70m notes secured by two aircraft.

Bulgaria > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Boyanov & Co. is known as one of the most pre-eminent Bulgarian firms in the commercial, corporate and M&A space, specialising in high-value M&A deals and often receiving mandates for complex corporate restructuring projects. The team advised Mondelez International in the Bulgarian elements of its $2bn acquisition of the Greek snack-food company Chipita. Key points of contact within the team include practice group co-head Yordan Naydenov , who is regularly engaged in M&A work, and also regards corporate restructuring amongst his specialisms. He jointly leads the team with Raina Dimitrova. Founding partner Borislav Boyanov is experienced on large-scale M&A and corporate transactional matters. Elsewhere, Alexander Chatalbashev specialises in the energy sector and has extensive experience in handling cross-border corporate mandates. Mihail Vishanin is another important port of call.

Practice head(s):

Yordan Naydenov; Raina Dimitrova

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Three Seas Initiative Investment Fund S.A.

Econt Financial Services

M Trucks Bulgaria

HashiCorp

CRIF

NN Group NV

Mondelez International

Microsoft

Fedex

Black Sea Property

Work highlights

  • Advised the sellers on the sale of One Telecommunications to the Hungarian IT service management company 4iG.
  • Advised Thee Seas Initiative Investment Fund in a transaction for the acquisition of a majority stake in the Austrian independent renewable power group Enery Development.
  • Advised Mondelez International on all Bulgarian law aspects in the acquisition of the Greek snacking company Chipita S.A. for approximately $2bn.

Bulgaria > Dispute resolution Tier 1

Praised as an ‘excellent team of talented lawyers with distinguished expertise’, Boyanov & Co. maintains its reputation as one of the premier Bulgarian firms in the dispute resolution space. The team is noted for its multi-disciplinary approach and capability across multiple sectors, frequently representing various entities in both domestic and cross-border disputes related to banking, energy, real estate, construction and intellectual property. Head of the dispute resolution practice group, Kina Chuturkova, previously served as a Supreme Court judge and regularly handles both employment litigation, whilst Boyko Voynov is another key litigator and a specialist in alternative dispute resolution.

Practice head(s):

Kina Chuturkova

Other key lawyers:

Boyko Voynov; Radoslav Alexandrov

Testimonials

‘The team is very competent in relevant subjects and professional in communication with its clients.’

‘Kina Chuturkova has a clear view on legal problems, full availability and knowledge of practicalities of local litigation.’

‘Excellent team of talented lawyers with distinguished expertise, knowledge and skills.’

‘Open to client’s requirements, extremely adaptable and agile.’

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

Covidien

Prodea Investments

Dundee Precious Metals Chelopech

TNT Bulgaria

Top Hospital Services

Work highlights

  • Advised and represented Solvay Sodi in a number of administrative and court proceedings related to an administrative act of the State Reserves and Wartime Stocks State Agency.
  • Represented two companies of Chanel Group in legal action against the Bulgarian company Rezon on the website of which economic operators advertise and offering for sale counterfeit goods bearing signs identical with the registered well-known trademarks of “Chanel”.
  • Represented Dundee Precious Metals Chelopech in two parallel court proceedings concerning claims of the Minister of Energy for penalties allegedly owed by Dundee for partial non-compliance with annual investments.

Bulgaria > Energy and natural resources Tier 1

Boyanov & Co.‘s energy and natural resources practice is eminent in the field thanks to its ability to handle a broad range of multi-disciplinary matters, lending its considerable expertise to significant mandates and advising on regulatory, infrastructure, financing and M&A matters in the space. The team’s impressive client list includes Powerchina Resources Limited, a subsidiary of the state-owned Chinese power company, and recent work highlights include advising J.P Morgan on the financing of a major acquisition of Bulgarian utility distribution companies. Among the notable practitioners in the team are Alexander Chatalbashev, who heads the practice group and is particularly well versed in cross-border mandates, large-scale M&A transactions and litigation in the sector, and Damian Simeonov, who is known for his advice on the financing of major energy projects.

Practice head(s):

Alexander Chatalbashev

Other key lawyers:

Damian Simeonov; Svetlina Kortenska; Nikolay Nickolov

Testimonials

‘Availability of a wide range of legal professionals.’

‘Precise and accurate professionals.’

Key clients

EVN Trading South-East Europe

Powerchina Resources Limited

SevlievoGas

Ideal Standard

Copenhagen Green Energy

Ming Yang Wind Power (International)

J.P. Morgan

OTP Bank

DSK Bank

Work highlights

  • Advised J.P. Morgan AG, BNY Mellon Corporate Trustee Services Limited and DSK Bank AD on the acquisition of the Bulgarian business of energy conglomerate CEZ.
  • Advised Swiss Green Energy Holding on the acquisition of the development rights and the construction of photovoltaic (PV) and wind power plants.
  • Advised the local subsidiary of Ideal Standard on the structuring of a project for the construction of a PV plant.

Bulgaria > EU and competition Tier 1

The competition practice group at Boyanov & Co. has been praised for operating at the ‘highest level in the country’. The team excels in the full suite of competition law and is particularly distinguished by its extensive track record of handling merger control processes for high-value acquisition deals. In a recent highlight, the practice group represented CVC Capital Partners in obtaining merger clearance for its proposed $1.3bn investment in Razer. Complex antitrust matters, unfair competition cases and day-to-day compliance work are also among the department’s key competencies in the space. Practice head Peter Petrov is a pre-eminent competition lawyer in the Bulgarian market and he continues to focus his extensive expertise on merger control, antitrust investigation procedures and litigation. Kina Chuturkova is another key point of contact, and is notably active in high-profile litigation.

Practice head(s):

Peter Petrov

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The practice operates at the highest level in the country, keeping in mind the regulations and current practice in Europe as well. I can rely on the professionalism of the team; this is the most important advantage that we always look for when we need services in this field.’

‘The team that I work with is distinguished by competence, thoroughness, correctness, careful assessment of the issues and, last but not least, excellent judgement on a business level, which is very useful.’

Key clients

Procter & Gamble

AbbVie

Novartis

Merck

Philip Morris

EVN

Bayer

Unilever

Mondelez

Siemens

Medtronic

Adidas

LEGO

Pfizer

KBC

Duvetica

Jacobs Douwe Egberts

Hyprop

Estée Lauder

Archer Daniels Midland (ADM)

Inditex

Zara

Mitsui

Fater

Sameday

Flip

Heineken

Angelini

CVC Capital Partners

HH Global

Work highlights

  • Advised CVC Capital Partners on obtaining Bulgarian merger clearance for its proposed investment in Razer.
  • Advised Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) in relation to its proposed acquisition of Serbian non-GMO soy protein manufacturer Sojaprotein.
  • Advised a large number of major local and international groups on antitrust, unfair competition and abuse of economic dependence issues, dawn raids, internal compliance, internal investigations and other matters.

Bulgaria > Healthcare and life sciences Tier 1

Boyanov & Co. frequently acts on behalf its extensive client roster of major pharmaceutical corporations, notably including Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Novartis and Bayer. Under the stewardship of Peter Petrov and Kina Chuturkova, the team handles a broad range of mandates arising out of the healthcare sector, with a particular emphasis on regulatory, antitrust and intellectual property (especially patent) issues. Petrov is praised for his ‘exceptional knowledge of healthcare and life sciences laws' and draws from his wealth of expertise in the regulatory space. Chuturkova, a former Supreme Court judge, excels in litigation and significant, high-value international arbitration proceedings in the sector. Senior associate Nedyalka Novakova is also a name to note.

Practice head(s):

Kina Chuturkova; Peter Petrov

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The team is characterised by its extensive knowledge of the healthcare and life sciences area, both of the local market and of the local and European legal framework.’

‘Peter Petrov has exceptional knowledge of healthcare and life sciences laws, regulations and codes, and he has great knowledge of the market. He is always available and polite and highly responsive.’

Key clients

Sanofi Group companies

Neola Pharma

Actelion Pharmaceuticals

F. Hoffmann La Roche

AbbVie

Shire

ARPharM Bulgaria

Bayer

Novartis

GSK

Pharmaceutical Research Associates

Celgene Corporation

Merck

Medtronic

PharmArt Enterprises

Pfizer Bulgaria

Anika Therapeutics

Servier

Vertex Pharmaceuticals

AstraZeneca

Baxter Health

Stada

ICON

Ferring Pharmaceuticals

Grünenthal

Work highlights

  • Advised pharmaceutical companies Novartis, Roche, AstraZeneca, AbbVie, Pfizer and others on a variety of regulatory, market access, price regulation, distribution, quantity management and compliance issues in the pharma sector.
  • Advising pharmaceutical companies on patent and supplementary protection certificate matters in Bulgaria, including patent management and validation, patent enforcement and prosecution, and complex generics regulatory issues.
  • Advising clients in the medical devices sector, including Medtronic.

Bulgaria > Intellectual property Tier 1

Boyanov & Co.'s ‘extremely knowledgeable, resourceful and diligent’ team is known for its experience in a vast range of matters, including IP litigation and alternate dispute resolution and unfair competition issues. The practice group is equally adept on the transactional side, offering clients a wealth of experience in the structuring, negotiation and execution of all types of IP agreements. The team primarily represents global corporations, chiefly Chanel, Lego and Monster Beverage Company. Practice leader Stela Sabeva has over 17 years of experience in the IP space, with her practice predominantly focusing on litigation and trade mark licensing. Kina Chuturkova, the head of the firm’s litigation practice,  provides support on contentious mandates, whilst senior associate Marina Mollova is another key port of call within the department.

Practice head(s):

Stela Sabeva

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Excellent customer service, professional and personal skills. Extremely knowledgeable, resourceful and diligent in all areas of their field. Excellent communication, follow through and detailed explanations. Solution driven, persistent and strategic throughout the process.’

‘Honest, trustworthy and dedicated to supporting our needs and requests. Budget conscious and timely when it comes to deliverables.’

Key clients

LEGO

Chanel

Kaufland

Novartis

Lindt

Philip Morris

UniCredit Bulbank

Monster Beverage Corporation

Jacobs Douwe Egberts

Porsche Design

Work highlights

  • Advised and represented Take-Two Interactive Software in opposition proceedings before the Bulgarian Patent Office against the Bulgarian designation of an international trade mark filed by a Chinese smartphones manufacturer.
  • Acts as a trade mark agent for one of the leading Bulgarian banks, UniCredit Bulbank.
  • Advised and represented Dante International, one of the leading online retailers in the CEE region, in relation to a consumer protection case involving trade mark-related aspects.

Bulgaria > Real estate and construction Tier 1

Adopting an interdisciplinary approach, Boyanov & Co. advises on the full scope of the acquisition, financing and construction of shopping malls, office buildings and large hotels, matters which are regarded as the premier mandates in the Bulgarian market. Under the stewardship of practice head Nickolay Nickolov, who is described as a ‘top lawyer for acquisition matters’, the team continues to provide full-scale advisory services to Golf Okol on the construction of a significant greenfield residential project. Svetlana Tsvetkova is a key name at associate level, excelling in real estate litigation and administrative proceedings.

Practice head(s):

Nickolay Nickolov

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘A very responsive, experienced and consistent firm which puts the client at the centre of things. The team at Boyanov is very active, advising developers and purchasers on the development and sale of property. It is highly regarded for its engineering and construction expertise and delivers a great level of service. The team’s fast response times and solid industry knowledge are invaluable assets. Nickolay Nickolov is the name to note.’

‘Nickolay Nickolov is a top lawyer for acquisition matters. He shows great reliability, negotiation skills and expertise.’

‘The team at Boyanov & Co. are client focused, solution driven and extremely professional in all aspects of their role. They have vast experience, knowledge and capabilities, which was evident in all the work that they did for us. They are resourceful, respectful and determined to provide excellent support. We experienced their expertise in real estate matters and were exceedingly pleased with all the results. We highly recommend them to any future clients.’

‘Nickolay Nickolov is an exceptional attorney whose vast knowledge, focus on detail, excellent follow-up and follow-through, patience and communication style make him perfect for our projects. His expertise, professionalism and tireless efforts to go the extra mile to get the job done are admirable. He always provides detailed answers to questions, is strategic in his approach and was diligent in processing all the necessary documents and materials.’

Key clients

Hyprop Investments Limited

Odesos

The European Investment Bank

FHL Kiriakidis

Golf Okol

Markan

PSI Pharma support

Work highlights

  • Advised Hyprop Investment Limited on the acquisition of 100% of the shares of the owner of The Mall, the second largest shopping mall in Bulgaria.
  • Advised Odesos on the project for the construction and operation of part of the territory of the Odesos PBM port in Varna.
  • Advising Golf Okol on all legal aspects of the “Okol Lake Park” project, which will contain a range of residential, commercial and hospitality buildings.

Bulgaria > TMT Tier 1

One of the market leaders, the TMT practice group at Boyanov & Co. has been praised for its ‘excellent knowledge of legal issues in the telecoms sector’. The team is attractive to both domestic and multinational clients for its ability to handle large-scale corporate acquisitions and financing matters, whilst also excelling in regulatory, fintech and cybersecurity issues. The team’s impressive client base is made up of both major regional players and international blue-chip corporations, including Spotify, TikTok and Microsoft. IP, cloud computing projects, fintech and cybersecurity are among the specialisms of practice head Nikolay Zisov, who also focuses on major M&A transactions in the TMT space. Principal associate Ralitsa Nedkova is another key point of contact in the team.

Practice head(s):

Nikolay Zisov

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Excellent knowledge of legal issues in the telecoms sector. Solid team depth.’

‘Damian Simeonov is a great resource for anyone considering cross-border and complex TMT transactions in the region.’

‘Ralitsa Nedkova is very capable, always on time and on point with her advice and guidance.’

Key clients

Spotify

One Telecommunications

Cisco

TikTok

ByteDance

Ancestry

Kia Motors

Microsoft Bulgaria

Merck Bulgaria

Phillip Morris Bulgaria

Econt Financial Services

Silver Star Group

Commerzbank

GTT

Storytel Sweden

Flip Technologies

Work highlights

  • Advised One Telecommunications on its sale to Hungarian IT service management company 4iG.
  • Advised Spotify on the regulatory aspects of its innovative new information society service, covering data security and encryption, electronic communication, e-commerce, broadcasting and intellectual property issues.
  • Provided legal advice to Cisco on the applicability of local telecoms regulations regarding its bundled information society and electronic communication services, as well as ongoing assistance on related regulatory proceedings.

Bulgaria > Transport (including shipping) Tier 1

The well-established transport practice group at Boyanov & Co. is noted for being ‘commercially minded and well versed’ in all aspects of the sector, offering a diverse range of services. The team excels in the aviation sector, where it advises foreign lessors on acquisition projects, in addition to related financing and security transactions. Regulatory, public procurement and infrastructure issues regarding railway and road transport projects are other core areas of focus for the team, alongside assisting overseas law firms with shipping issues. Team leader Raina Dimitrova is praised by clients as an ‘excellent lawyer’ and a ‘tremendous local resource. Also the head of the firm’s commercial practice, she handles aircraft financing, tourism and procurement matters, among others. Senior associate Trayan Targov is also a key contact.

Practice head(s):

Raina Dimitrova

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Raina Dimitrova and Trayan Targov did an amazing job of making the muddy waters crystal clear in a cost-effective manner. Quite simply, it was the best experience we have had with local counsel.’

‘Raina Dimitrova and Trayan Targov were absolute stars, providing timely, clear, descriptive and cost-effective advice.’

‘Raina is very knowledgeable and experienced in dealing with cross-border aircraft leasing to Bulgarian airlines. Always willing to make herself available to get the deal over the line.’

‘Knowledge and capability to advise the London insurance market.’

‘Very clear advice and commercial, practical recommendations.’

‘I have worked with the Boyanov & Co. team on aircraft finance matters. The team is commercially minded and well versed in serving the needs of foreign leasing companies.’

‘Raina Dimitrova is an excellent lawyer and well versed in aircraft finance transactions in Bulgaria. She is a tremendous local resource for us.’

Key clients

GA Telesis

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise

Macquarie Aircraft Leasing Services (Ireland)

Nordic Aviation Capital

Wizz Air

Aurick One Limited

Avolon

British Airways

Aircastle

Carlyle Aviation

Engine Lease Finance Corporation

Aero Capital Solutions

Oaktree Capital Management

Airwork Holdings Limited

Work highlights

  • Represented WIZZ Air in a series of landmark legal battles against the unification of airport passenger charges collected at the different passenger terminals of Sofia Airport, which gave rise to reimbursement claims of over €1m.
  • Advised Nordic Aviation Capital on the sale of four aircraft to Bulgarian flag carrier Bulgaria Air against the background of an ongoing financial restructuring procedure under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code from which Nordic Aviation Capital successfully exited in June 2022.
  • Advised British Airways in respect of liability claims related to a serious ground handling incident which occurred at the ramp of Sofia Airport.

Bulgaria > Projects and PPP Tier 2

Boyanov & Co. fields a team of ‘precise and accurate professionals’, which is best known for its aptitude in handling large-scale and complex projects in the real estate, TMT and transportation sectors. Of late, the team has advised Golf Okol on the full life cycle of a new greenfield residential project, from structuring and acquisition to financing and development matters. Specialist energy practitioner Alexander Chatalbashev jointly leads the practice alongside real estate and construction partner Nickolay Nickolov.

Practice head(s):

Alexander Chatalbashev; Nickolay Nickolov

Other key lawyers:

Svetlana Tsvetkova; Mihail Vishanin

Testimonials

‘Availability of a wide range of legal professionals.’

‘Precise and accurate professionals.’

Key clients

Fraport AG

Three Seas Initiative Investment Fund

Sevlievo Gas

I & B Real Estate

Link Mobility Group

Golf Okol

PSI CRO

Silver Star

Willbrook Management

ITower Development

CAF Signalling

Eurobank Bulgaria

Indotek Group

Rodna Zemya Holding

Sabadell Real Estate Development

Real Estate Development

Hewlett-Packard Global Delivery Bulgaria Center

Apollo Aviation Group

AerCap No

Macquarie Aircraft Leasing Services

Work highlights

  • Advising a client in relation to the financing, development and potential acquisition of a portfolio of local wind farms.
  • Advising Golf Okol on all legal aspects of a new greenfield residential project, with residential, office and retail buildings, a school, a hospital, a hotel and restaurants.
  • Advising Dundee Percios Metals in relation to its projects in Bulgaria, including the acquisition and putting into operation of concession rights for the first greenfield mine in Bulgaria.

The firm: BOYANOV & Co. 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. 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. 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. was 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 legal services to its clients.

Areas of practice: BOYANOV & Co. 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. 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. 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. 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
Lobbying and public affairs Borislav T Boyanov b.boyanov@boyanov.com +359 28 055 055
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
Competition and Antitrust Peter Petrov p.petrov@boyanov.com +359 28 055 055
Dispute Resolution Kina Chuturkova k.chuturkova@boyanov.com +359 28 055 055
Employment Radoslav Alexandrov r.alexandrov@boyanov.com +359 28 055 055
Real Estate and Infrastructure Nickolay Nickolov n.nickolov@boyanov.com +359 28 055 055
Tech Nikolay Zisov n.zisov@boyanov.com +359 28 055 055
Commercial Raina Dimitrova r.dimitrova@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
Construction Law Dipl. Eng. Georgitsa Petkova g.petkova@boyanov.com +359 28 055 055
Photo Name Position Profile
Radoslav Alexandrov photo Mr Radoslav Alexandrov Partner; Head of Employment
Borislav Boyanov photo Mr Borislav Boyanov • Managing Partner, BOYANOV & Co. Law Firm
Alexander Chatalbashev photo Mr Alexander Chatalbashev • Partner, Head of Energy & Natural Resources • Corporate, regulatory, energy…
Kina Chuturkova photo Mrs Kina Chuturkova • Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution • Litigation, Arbitration, Contracts, Pharma, IP…
Raina Dimitrova photo Ms Raina Dimitrova • Partner, Head of Commercial • Aircraft finance, commercial, procurement, TMT.
Violeta Kirova photo Ms Violeta Kirova Senior associate; Employment, Corporate, Commercial, Dispute Resolution
Svetlina Kortenska photo Ms Svetlina Kortenska Counsel; Banking, Corporate, Capital markets, Energy and natural resources.
Yordan Naydenov photo Mr Yordan Naydenov • Partner, Head of Corporate and M&A;• Corporate law, Mergers and acquisitions,…
Ralitsa Nedkova photo Ms Ralitsa Nedkova Senior Associate; Finance, TMT, M&A, Corporate.
Nickolay Nickolov photo Mr Nickolay Nickolov • Partner, Head of Real Estate & Infrastructure;• Real estate and infrastructure,…
Borislav Notovsky photo Mr Borislav Notovsky • Partner; • 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.
Peter Petrov photo Mr Peter Petrov • Partner, Head of Competition and Antitrust;• Commercial, Competition, Corporate, Financial markets,…
Damian Simeonov photo Mr Damian Simeonov • Partner, Co-Head of Banking & Finance• Finance, M&A, TMT, Foreign Investments,…
Nikolay Zisov photo Mr Nikolay Zisov Partner; Corporate, Company law, M&A, Foreign Investments, IT, TMT, IP;Group Leader of…
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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.