The first edition of Global Legal Insights – Cartels – published in November 2012 by Global Legal Group, provides in-house counsel, government agencies and private practice lawyers with a practical insight into cartel enforcement policy and procedure, including leniency/ amnesty regimes, administrative settlement, sanctions and appeals across 29 jurisdictions worldwide, amongst which is Bulgaria. In the Bulgarian chapter below, Mr. Peter Petrov, Partner at BOYANOV & Co., offers a perspective on the most important practice points and recent developments in the law and enforcement regime relating to cartels as well as looks beyond the anti-cartel provisions and enforcement procedures, which apply in Bulgaria.
Archive for November, 2012
The first edition of Joint Ventures – Jurisdictional comparisons 2012 is an essential reference book for professionals assisting clients who are actively committed to developing their business cross-border. The Bulgarian chapter below contributed by Mr. Yordan Naydenov, Partner and Dr. Nikolay Kolev, Senior Associate at Boyanov & Co., reviews the Bulgarian legislation, offering small and medium-sized enterprises a practical roadmap on what to concentrate on when establishing a joint venture and which further questions to ask.
The Annual Conference on Trademarks and Designs in Europe 2012, organised by the European Law Academy (ERA), took place in Alicante, Spain on 15th and 16th November 2012. Associate Marina Mollova of the Intellectual Property Department of Boyanov & Co. participated in the conference partly hosted by OHIM.
Experts from the OHIM, judges, legal practitioners and academic representatives analysed significant recent developments in legislation and jurisprudence on trademarks and industrial designs. Recent case law on trademarks and designs from the OHIM Boards of Appeal and the CJEU, protection of trademarks with a low degree of distinctiveness, shape giving substantial value to goods, consideration of the public interest in trademark law, proving bad faith in trademark law and practical implications of the CJEU ruling on IP TRANSLATOR were among the key topics.
On November 6, 2012 the Commission for the Protection of Competition imposed a record fine of BGN 16 million to the local importer of vehicles and spare parts for the “Hyundai” brand – Industrial Commerce EOOD, as well as maximum sanctions for its dealers. Following up on the significant interest from BOYANOV & Co.’s clients, please find below a brief note on the main issues, raised by this decision.
Boyanov & Co. has a strong TMT practice that is noted for its ability to advise on big-ticket deals.
Boyanov & Co.’s ‘experienced, reliable, and highly regarded’ three-partner team [of Real Estate and Construction] is led by the ‘thorough, professional and responsive’ Nickolay Nickolov.
Boyanov & Co. provides an ‘excellent’ service to its international client base. It is particularly strong in the nuclear and renewable energy sectors.
Boyanov & Co.’s comprehensive competition practice matches ‘the best of the best’.
Boyanov & Co.’s experienced team provides ‘quick response times, excellent industry knowledge and strong commitment to its clients’.
Headed by the highly regarded Damian Simeonov, Boyanov & Co.’s team has an excellent reputation for capital markets.