The Firm

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“Our strategy has been to build the firm as an effective, first class team, capable to satisfy the needs of corporations and governments. Over two decades partnering with our clients, we have assisted and guided them with the best of our knowledge, experience, contacts and energy. Our advices on legal issues are provided with clear understanding of related business, political and economic conditions. And whenever it is needed, Boyanov & Co. fights for its clients and the rule of law by all legal means available. In the same manner our firm has lobbied for the legitimate interests of our clients and improvement of the legal and business environment in Bulgaria.

During the most difficult years in South East Europe, we initiated the establishment of SEE Legal – a unique organization of the leading law firms from 12 South East European countries, aimed to assist international clients and legal community. In 2000, our firm propounded the biannual Balkan Legal Forum, which became a traditional legal conference, organized by us in cooperation with the International Bar Association. It has been internationally recognized as one of “the most important legal events in the region”.

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Borislav T. Boyanov

Established in 1990, Boyanov & Co. (formerly Borislav Boyanov & Co.) has earned wide international and local recognition as the preferred law firm for many transnational businesses expanding their portfolios in South East Europe. The firm has advised on most of Bulgaria’s landmark transactions. Its client portfolio includes over 3,000 local and international companies, governments, and institutions.

Since its establishment, the firm has always been ranked as a market leader for the excellence of its integrated services, drawing on years of experience in international transactions and structures, on in-depth knowledge of local, European, and international law, and on the brilliance of its professionals.

The firm provides a broad range of integrated services with particular strength in M&A, Restructuring, Banking & Finance, Energy & Natural Resources, TMT, Intellectual Property, Competition, Real Estate and Dispute Resolution.

Our 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 us to have an unique insight and a sound knowledge of our clients’ businesses, and their respective markets, as well as the ability to transfer successful solutions across borders.

We render our services in Bulgarian, English, German, French, Spanish and Russian.

Boyanov & Co. is a founding member of The South East Europe Legal Group (SEE Legal), a unique organisation of the leading national law firms across 12 countries in South-East Europe, aiming to provide a one-stop-shop for the best legal advice in the region.

The firm is strongly dedicated to supporting the rule of law, the adoption and implementation of a modern and efficient business regulation, and to furthering international legal exchange. We have contributed to a wide variety of legislative initiatives (including by lobbying and providing statements and opinions on amendments of the Bulgarian Constitution and more than 25 legal acts). Lawyers of the firm work as scholars in leading universities, and contribute regularly to Bulgarian and international publications in all areas of local, European and international law.

The firm’s unwavering support for business has made it a valued member of organisations such as Confederation of Employers and Industrialists in Bulgaria, the American Chamber of Commerce in Bulgaria, the German-Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce, the British Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce, the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, International Chamber of Commerce Bulgaria, etc. Its partners are active in the International Bar Association, American Bar Association, INTA, Lord Slynn European Law Foundation and others.

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 South Eastern 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, with its seven successful editions, became ”the most important legal event in the region”.

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