Firm Profile > Tsvetkova Bebov Komarevski > Sofia, Bulgaria
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Tsvetkova Bebov Komarevski’s banking and finance practice focuses on debt and equity capital markets work, having advised Energo-Pro a.s. on a €250m secondary bond issuance, and refinanced €400m of bond issuances for a syndicate of banks. The firm is experienced in refinancing loan and credit facilities, as well as representing creditors seeking the repayment of high-value debts. Nikolay Bebov and Damyan Leshev lead the team and Victoria Tzonkova is an expert in issuances and refinancings.
“One of the unique characteristics of this team is their willingness to work on innovative products and challenging questions.’
“They provided valuable support and had profound expertise.’
“Each of the members in the team has a very strong knowledge of the existing legal framework, constantly update and enhance their knowledge of the new regulations and most importantly take on new challenging questions very eagerly.’
Balkan Advisory Company
Raiffeisen Capital Management
Healthcare and life sciences Tier 1
Tsvetkova Bebov Komarevski’s healthcare and life sciences practice chiefly assists clients in the pharmaceutical sector with compliance in a strict regulatory environment. The firm works on an ongoing basis for AstraZeneca, Takeda and Polpharma regarding their operations in the country, including providing guidance on employment matters, marketing campaigns, reimbursement and the introduction of new medicines, as well as M&A deals and contentious matters. The team also has expertise in assisting with supplements and food standards regulation, having worked for Lidl and Mars on product labelling standards, recall of products, and food production safety standards. Ilya Komarevski leads the team. Eleonora Mateina and Philip Kiossev are other key contacts.
‘They always act fast and provide timely response even within critically short deadlines.’
‘They are very experienced professionals with strong industry-specific backgrounds, which helps them give straight-to-the point, solution-oriented, and practical advice.’
Association of Research – Based Pharmaceutical Manufacturers in Bulgaria (ArPharm)
Polpharma (Zakłady Farmaceutyczne Polpharma S.A.)
Tsvetkova Bebov Komarevski’s group advises on a wide range of transactions, including share deals, M&A deals, spin-offs and transfer of business arrangements. In 2019, the team advised on M&A transactions in the media, pharmaceutical and transport industries. Outside of transactional work, the team provides ongoing assistance to big players across a wide range of sectors, having been retained by AstraZeneca, Deutsche Bahn, Glencore, and Mars on ongoing matters for several years now. Irina Tsvetkova and Venelin Dimitrov (‘a visionary – creative and smart’) jointly head the practice.
‘Their advice has been right on target providing the most effective and efficient solutions. The team goes above and beyond what would ordinarily be expected of a legal practice.’
‘The perfect team for Bulgaria. Extremely professional.’
‘They deliver what everyone else promises. Easy to communicate and be updated almost instantaneously. Proactive.’
‘Their positive attitude, timely support, and their understanding of the needs of our business make them really unique.’
Deutsche Bahn (DB Cargo Bulgaria)
Eastern European Media Holdings
Japan Tobacco International
EU and competition Tier 2
Tsvetkova Bebov Komarevski’s EU and competition practice focuses on providing ongoing advice to market-leading clients including AstraZeneca, Japan Tobacco International, and Mars Inc., on competition law matters – reviewing the compliance of distribution agreements, promotional campaigns, and relationships with wholesalers. It also advised on avoiding vertical and horizontal agreements, abuse of dominance, and abuse of dominant bargaining position. The team has advised on merger notification and clearance for clients in the pharmaceutical, manufacturing, and energy sectors. Practice head Venelin Dimitrov has 'extensive experience'. Iva Georgieva and Eleonora Mateina are other key contacts.
‘The team is able to provide broad scope of legal services, with a complete analysis of the problems from different points of view. Communicating with the team is very fast and easy.’
‘TBK is one of our most reliable partners.’
‘Very cooperative, easy to approach and communicate with. They are highly-qualified and patient in providing services.’
Japan Tobacco International
Intellectual property Tier 2
Tsvetkova Bebov Komarevski has broad experience in drafting agreements including licencing arrangements, franchise and distribution agreements. Its expertise includes the registration and protection of trade marks; the fair use of trade marks and other intellectual property in advertising and marketing campaigns, and IP acquisitions and transfers. Clients include market-leading companies in IT, telecommunications and broadcasting, tobacco, and financial services. Notably, the firm acted for FC Barcelona in combating the importation of counterfeited branded goods. Ilya Komarevski is the head of the practice, while senior associates Dimitar Grozdanov, Philip Kiossev, and Victoria Tzonkova are names to note.
Projects and PPP Tier 2
Tsvetkova Bebov Komarevski advises on bidding processes for transport infrastructure projects, with a particular focus on railway construction. The firm also acts on energy infrastructure concession matters. The team is jointly led by Irina Tsvetkova and Aleksandar Aleksandrov, who focus on real estate planning, and public procurement, respectively. Senior associate Dimitar Grozdanov also has expertise in public procurement procedures.
TMT Tier 2
Tsvetkova Bebov Komarevski advises clients on the cutting edge of IT and software, counting SaaS companies, IT outsourcing companies and fintech and online payment service providers among its clients. The practice is experienced in telecommunications and media matters, having advised Eastern European Media Holdings on the €185m sale of its stake in the Nova Broadcasting Group. Venelin Dimitrov leads the team, while Dimitar Grozdanov and Iva Georgieva are names to note.
Eastern European Media Holdings
Telerik – a Progress company
Dispute resolution Tier 3
Tsvetkova Bebov Komarevski’s dispute resolution practice handles disputes between companies relating to insurance, insolvencies, intellectual property, pricing issues and damages arising from breaches of contract. Ilya Komarevski has experience in arbitration as well as litigation and heads the practice, while senior associate Victoria Tzonkova specialises in insolvency proceedings. The team is highly experienced in disputes relating to the pharmaceutical industry, counting Takeda, Promedica 24 Care, and AstraZeneca among its clients. The firm also represents clients such as Lidl, ČEZ, and Société Générale.
‘TBK is one of our most reliable partners. Unlike a number of other law firms, including some of the biggest ones in Bulgaria, TBK is really a client oriented firm whose team always aims to provide practical and tailored advice.’
‘The level of professionalism is always remarkable.’
Express Life Insurances
Telerik / Progress Software
DB Cargo Bulgaria
Société Générale, Paris
Energy and natural resources Tier 4
Tsvetkova Bebov Komarevski advises businesses on their contractual relationships with energy providers, including drafting power purchase agreements, preparing for energy efficiency audits, and advising on legislative changes to the energy market. Practice co-head Irina Tsvetkova has acted for renewable and fossil-fuel energy companies on planned projects, public tenders, and licensing processes, and fellow co-head Aleksandar Aleksandrov is a member of the Bulgarian Natural Gas Association and has advised on infrastructure projects, mergers, and regulation in the gas industry.
Real estate and construction Tier 4
Tsvetkova Bebov Komarevski's real estate and construction practice advises on the acquisition of manufacturing facilities, and negotiating long-term lease and service agreements for office space. It also assists on zoning designations for clients in the energy industry, and assists with the disposal of luxury real estate. The practice is jointly led by Irina Tsvetkova, Aleksandar Aleksandrov, and Mariana Velichkova. Dimitar Grozdanov is also a name to note.
‘It is a small law firm but it offers a comparable services, in terms of attention to detail, to those of large law firms.’
‘Dimitar Grozdanov and Aleksander Aleksandrov both very helpful professionals and excellent lawyers with a particular care for their customers.’
DB Cargo Bulgaria EOOD
Takeda GmbH Representative Office /Shire Bulgaria EOOD
Tsvetkova Bebov Komarevski > Firm Profile
|Capital markets||Nikolay Bebov|
|Capital markets||Damyan Leshev|
|Commercial transactions||Venelin Dimitrov|
|Commercial transactions||Eleonora Mateina|
|Dispute resolution||Ilya Komarevski|
|Dispute resolution||Victoria Tzonkova|
|EU law||Irina Tsvetkova|
|EU law||Lidia Shumkova|
|Insolvency and reorganisation||Irina Tsvetkova|
|Insolvency and reorganisation||Victoria Tzonkova|
|Intellectual property||Elina Ruseva|
|Intellectual property||Simeon Simeonov|
|Life sciences (foodstuffs, food supplements and cosmetics)||Ilya Komarevski|
|Life sciences (foodstuffs, food supplements and cosmetics)||Elina Ruseva|
|Life sciences (pharmaceuticals and medical devices) and healthcare||Ilya Komarevski|
|Life sciences (pharmaceuticals and medical devices) and healthcare||Elina Ruseva|
|Mergers and acquisitions||Venelin Dimitrov|
|Mergers and acquisitions||Irina Tsvetkova|
|Personal data protection||Ilya Komarevski|
|Personal data protection||Elina Ruseva|
|Real estate and construction||Mariana Velichkova|
|Transport (rail and aviation)||Ilya Komarevski|
|Transport (rail and aviation)||Nikolay Bebov|