Archive for November, 2011

Boyanov & Co. Advises NIS Petroleum on Merger Control Aspects of the Set-up of its Gas Stations Network in Bulgaria

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Boyanov & Co. advised NIS Petroleum – the Serbian vertically integrated incumbent petrol and gas supplier, on the merger control aspects of the set-up of its gas stations network in Bulgaria. The network is to be set-up by way of acquisitions of a number of independent gas stations.

Legal Aspects of Doing Business in Europe

Friday, November 25th, 2011

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The Bulgarian Chapter on Legal Aspects of Doing Business in Europe, 2nd edition, published by Juris Publishing, Inc. in November 2011, provides a survey of the requirements for doing business and investing in Bulgaria. The article, contributed by Alexander Chatalbashev (Partner) and Angel Angelov (Associate), offers practical insights into issues relating to selection of form for doing business, incentives, taxation, labour and employment, liabilities, and dispute resolution. The publication covers 39 jurisdictions in Europe and is updated annually.

For more information on the second edition of the book and Juris Publishing, Inc., please visit http://www.jurispub.com/cart.php?m=product_detail&p=6821.

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Borislav Boyanov Attended the Thanksgiving Dinner Organised by AmCham

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011
President-elect of the Republic of Bulgaria Rosen Plevneliev who won the elections on 30th October 2011 will officially step into office on 22nd January 2012. 
 
Our Managing Partner, Borislav Boyanov, with President-elect Rosen Plevneliev and Alex Nestor, Corporate and Foreign Relations Director for Bulgaria of Dundee Precious Metals, at the Thanksgiving community dinner organised by the American Chamber of Commerce in Bulgaria on 22nd November 2011

Our Managing Partner, Borislav Boyanov, with President-elect Rosen Plevneliev and Alex Nestor, Corporate and Foreign Relations Director for Bulgaria of Dundee Precious Metals, at the Thanksgiving community dinner organised by the American Chamber of Commerce in Bulgaria on 22nd November 2011

Boyanov & Co. Advises SocGen on a EUR 48m Financing of a New Solar Power Plant of US AES in Bulgaria

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

The US company AES Solar (through its Bulgarian arm AES Solar Bulgaria) has started construction of a 20.6MW photovoltaic park near the Danube city of Silistra in Bulgaria. The park will be funded with EUR 48 million from Societe Generale Expressbank, the bank announced on Wednesday.

“We managed to create a suitable model for providing project financing in various sectors of the economy”, commented Maria Ruseva, CEO of Societe Generale Expressbank. “This allows us to be useful in the context of the EU strategy for the production of energy from renewable sources.”

Boyanov & Co. advised Societe Generale Expressbank on the financing of the solar park. Last year Boyanov & Co. advised Societe Generale Expressbank on the financing of another solar park by AES Bulgaria in Bulgaria.

On the Occasion of the 20th Anniversary of the Commission on Protection of Competition Mr. Borislav Boyanov Chairs the Second Panel on Effective Competition Policy – In Search of the Best Solutions

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011
The Commission on Protection of Competition celebrates its 20th anniversary with a Jubilee Competition Day and conference titled Current Trends and Priorities of Competition Policy that is held on 15th November at Sheraton Sofia Hotel Balkan. Mr. Borislav Boyanov, Managing Partner of Boyanov & Co., chairs the second panel of the conference under the title Effective Competition Policy – In Search of the Best Solutions. The following speakers will take part in the discussions during the second panel: Mr. Stefan Raes, Chairman of the Belgium Competition Authority, Ms. Rumyana Monova, Chairman of the Fourth Division of the Supreme Bar Council, Mr. Andrey Kashevarov, Deputy Head of the Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation and Mr. William Kovacic, Global Competition Professor of Law and Policy at the Law School of the George Washington University. 
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Alexander Chatalbashev Participated in a Series of Conferences Organised by the Bulgarian Energy Forum

Monday, November 14th, 2011

Boyanov & Co. has a long-standing cooperation relationship with the Bulgarian Energy Forum, one of the most reputable business organisations in the energy sector in Bulgaria. Based on this relationship, Energy Partner Alexander Chatalbashev has participated in two of the conferences organised by the Bulgarian Energy Forum, i.e. The Projects on Renewable Energy – Discussion for the Status under New Conditions and Proposals of the Business, held on 15th September 2011 at Sheraton Sofia Hotel Balkan and Waste-to-energy – Advanced Technologies and New Options for Municipalities, held on 14th November 2011 at the same venue.

Boyanov & Co. Successfully Defends Illegal Bundling Case Brought on Unfair Competition Grounds

Monday, November 14th, 2011

Boyanov & Co. successfully defended Blizoo Media and Broadband, a major local Pay-TV, internet and telephony operator, against a complaint brought before the Bulgarian competition authority by a competitor in connection with alleged illegal bundling and pricing below cost of Pay-TV, internet and telephony services.

By a decision of October 25, 2011 the competition authority unequivocally rejected all the allegations.

Rossiza Marinova Participated at the Annual Conference on Trademarks and Designs in Europe 2011

Monday, November 14th, 2011

OHIM hosted the Annual Conference on Trademarks and Designs in Europe organised by the European Law Academy (ERA). Associate Rossiza Marinova of the Intellectual Property Department of Boyanov & Co. participated in the conference held in Alicante, Spain on 10th and 11th November 2011.

Experts from the OHIM, judges, legal practitioners and academic representatives analysed significant developments on EU law on trademarks and designs in the last year. Key decisions on trademarks and designs from the OHIM Boards of Appeal and the ECJ, the advertising function of trademarks, questions about genuine use of trademarks and the future of trademark law in the European Union were among the key topics.

Borislav Boyanov and Yordan Naydenov Participated in the IBA Annual Conference 2011 in Dubai

Friday, November 4th, 2011

The Managing Partner Mr. Borislav Boyanov and the Corporate Partner Mr. Yordan Naydenov of Boyanov & Co. participated in the IBA Annual Conference held in Dubai from 30th October to 4th November 2011. During the IBA Conference Mr. Borislav Boyanov was a speaker on a panel organised by Law Firm Management and Real Estate Committee.