Archive for June, 2012

BOYANOV & Co. Won Best in Bulgaria at Euromoney – Legal Media Group – European Women in Business Law Award

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

BOYANOV & Co. was awarded Best in Bulgarian at European Women in Business Law Award at Euromoney Legal Media Group’s second annual Europe Women in Business Law Awards at the Savoy in London on 20th June 2012. The Award celebrates the achievement of BOYANOV & Co. in setting the standard in terms of female-friendly work practice and women leading the field in the legal sector in Bulgaria. The Europe Women Business Law Awards distinguished the best initiatives for gender diversity, innovation, minority women, mentoring, work-life balance, pro bono work and talent management. The Awards focused on rewarding not only the best initiatives but also those initiatives which are most effectively implemented.

Getting the Deal Through – Mergers & Acquisitions 2012

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

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The Bulgarian chapter on Getting the Deal Through – Mergers & Acquisitions 2012, 13th edition, published by Law Business Research Ltd in May 2012, provides an international analysis in key areas of law and policy for corporate counsel, cross-border legal practitioners and business people. The article, contributed by Yordan Naydenov (Partner), Angel Angelov (Associate) and Nevena Kostadinova (Junior Associate), offers practical insights into issues relating to approval and appraisal rights, break-up fees, Government influence, financing, cross-border transactions, tax issues etc. The publication covers 68 jurisdictions worldwide and is updated annually.

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Reproduced with permission from Law Business Research Ltd. This article was first published in Getting the Deal Through – Mergers & Acquisitions 2012, (published in May, 2012; contributing editor: Casey Cogut, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP). For further information please visit www.GettingTheDealThrough.com.

Rules of Competition – Risks and Opportunities

Friday, June 15th, 2012

On June 12, 2012 Boyanov & Co. and the Commission on Protection of Competition, together with the international law firms Allen & Overy and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, and the economic consultants RBB Economics, co-organized and hosted a seminar entitled “Rules of Competition – Risks and Opportunities” in Sofia. The seminar was the third joint event (after similar events held in 2006 and 2011), aimed at raising competition law awareness among business and discussing the current issues facing companies in this field.

This year’s edition was honored with the participation of William Kovacic, Competition Professor at George Washington University and former member and chair of the US Federal Trade Commission. He spoke on the importance of the effects-based approach and the rule of reason in competition regulation.

The program also focused on horizontal and vertical information exchange in the context of antitrust rules, competition law compliance and due diligence, competition law in the regulated industries, with a special focus on the energy sector, parallel trade and its interplay with antitrust rules, as well as misleading advertising.

The seminar was attended by over 150 representatives of business, regulators, lawyers, and the media.

Please download below the speakers’ presentations for the seminar.

Presentations:

The exchange of information between competitors – the road to the cartel is paved with good intentions

Horizontal information exchange – what it means for business: the economists’ perspective

Competition Law Compliance

The risks of competition law infringements – what can we save ourselves by doing our own due diligence

Regulated industries – when do competition authorities intervene

Investing in the Energy Sector

Marketing your products within the EU: how to deal (or not…) with parallel trade

When advertising is misleading – the practice of the CPC

The importance of the effects-based approach and the rule of reason in competition regulation

Rules of Competition – Risks and Opportunities

Friday, June 15th, 2012

On June 12, 2012 Boyanov & Co. and the Commission on Protection of Competition, together with the international law firms Allen & Overy and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, and the economic consultants RBB Economics, co-organised and hosted a seminar entitled “Rules of Competition – Risks and Opportunities” in Sofia. The seminar was the third joint event (after similar events held in 2006 and 2011), aimed at raising competition law awareness among business and discussing the current issues facing companies in this field.

This year’s edition was honored with the participation of William Kovacic, Competition Professor at George Washington University and former member and chair of the US Federal Trade Commission. He spoke on the importance of the effects-based approach and the rule of reason in competition regulation.

The program also focused on horizontal and vertical information exchange in the context of antitrust rules, competition law compliance and due diligence, competition law in the regulated industries, with a special focus on the energy sector, parallel trade and its interplay with antitrust rules, as well as misleading advertising.

The seminar was attended by over 150 representatives of business, regulators, lawyers, and the media.

You can find some of the speakers’ presentations in the Insight section.

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