Archive for November, 2004

Managing Partner Borislav T. Boyanov Re-elected Chairman of SEE Legal

Tuesday, November 30th, 2004

On November 28, 2004, at the meeting of the Managing Partners of the firms of the South Eash Europe Legal Group (SEE Legal), the Managing Partner of Borislav Boyanov & Co., Mr. Borislav T. Boyanov was re-elected Chairman of the Group for a new term of office. SEE Legal is an organization of the leading independent law firms in South East Europe. For more information about SEE Legal please visit www.seelegal.com.

Borislav Boyanov & Co. Announces 2 Partner Promotions

Monday, November 29th, 2004

Borislav Boyanov & Co. is delighted to announce that Mrs. Raina Dimitrova, commercial and customs law specialist and Mr. Alexander Chatalbashev, insurance law specialist wеre promoted as partners in the law firm.

Mrs. Raina Dimitrova is a member of the Sofia Bar Association since 1999, the International Bar Association as well as Honorary Member in the Association of Fellows and Legal Scholars of the Center for International Legal Studies. She is a graduate of the Law Faculty at Sofia University (LLM). Prior to joining Borislav Boyanov & Co. she worked as a Chief General Counsel of the Ministry of Trade (1992-1998) and as a trainee at the European Commission – DG XVIII – “Credit and Investments” (1995) and USIA – “U.S. Trade Policies and WTO” (1996).

Mr. Chatalbashev is a member of the Sofia Bar Association since 1995, the International Bar Association as well as Honorary Member in the Association of Fellows and Legal Scholars of the Center for International Legal Studies. He graduated from the Law Faculty of Sofia University (LLM) and has attended Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia – Madrid, Spain, Law Faculty, Specialization in Commercial Law – Letters of Credit (1995) and the Academy of American and International Law, Dallas, USA (2000).

CELO Corporate and M&A Practice Group Meeting in Bratislava

Monday, November 29th, 2004

The Central and Eastern European Law Offices (CELO) Corporate and M&A Practice Group met on November 25 and 26 in Bratislava. The participants discussed issues related to the European Company (Societas Europaea) including the national regulatory framework, taxation and employees’ involvement aspects as well as the implementation of the Takeover Bids Directive (EC Directive 2004/25/EC) in the national legislations of the CELO members, the question of the golden shares and the employees’ information and consultation rights in the context of the Directive. On the next day the Managing Partners and Partners of the CELO member companies had their regular meeting during which the closing of the year 2004 and the joint projects and forms of cooperation in 2005 were discussed.

The partner Mr. Yordan Naydenov was Borislav Boyanov & Co.’s representative at the meeting.

Borislav Boyanov & Co. Lawyers Recruitment Notice

Friday, November 12th, 2004

Borislav Boyanov & Co. seeks to retain for its busy Sofia office:

LAWYERS specialized in commercial law

  • fluent in written and spoken English;

  • with a degree in law from Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”;

  • excellent academic credentials, and

  • up to 5 years of legal experience.

Please send a cover letter, CV, copy of your university Diploma, and a recent photo to mail@boyanov.com or to Sofia 1000, 24 Patriarch Evtimii Blvd., Borislav Boyanov & Co. The application deadline is November 15, 2004. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

The Government Approved the Privatisation Agreement for the Sale of the West Bulgaria Pool of Electricity Distribution Companies

Thursday, November 11th, 2004

On November 11, 2004 the Government granted its approval of the privatization agreement with CEZ a.s. (Czech Republic) for the sale of 67% stakes in the three electricity distribution companies grouped in the West Bulgaria pool. The successful bidder offered €281.5 mln. for the 67% stakes in the Sofia, Sofia District and Pleven distribution companies. Borislav Boyanov & Co. advised the Bulgarian government on the deal as part of an international advisory consortium led by BNP Paribas. For more details please contact Mr. Damian Simeonov at d.simeonov@boyanov.com.

Managing Partner Borislav T. Boyanov Was Elected as a Chair of the European Forum of the IBA

Tuesday, November 9th, 2004

During the Annual Meeting of the International Bar Association held in Auckland, 24-29 October 2004, Managing Partner Borislav T. Boyanov was elected as a Co-Chair of the European Forum of the IBA. The IBA is the global lawyers’ organization with more than 16,000 member lawyers and 190 member Bar Associations and Law Societies, thus uniting more than 2,5 million lawyers worldwide. For more information about the International Bar Association, please visit IBA’s web site at www.ibanet.org.