Archive for March, 2016

BOYANOV & Co. is Ranked in Band 1 by Chambers Global 2016

Friday, March 18th, 2016

BOYANOV & Co. received again the prestigious Band 1 ranking in the newly released Chambers & Partners Global Guide 2016 in both researched areas of practice in Bulgaria – Corporate/Commercial and Dispute Resolution.

The survey also individually recognises the professional achievements of six partners of BOYANOV & Co.:

Founding partner Borislav Boyanov remains an “incredibly influential” lawyer, who is an “absolute pillar of the field” and possesses “a unique perspective on what is happening in the country.” He steers the firm’s wide-ranging corporate work and frequently assists strategic private investors with large-scale mandates, notably on a CEE-wide level.

Yordan Naydenov is frequently involved in high-profile share capital sales, reorganisations, debt renegotiations and M&A deals in the banking, construction, food and pharmaceutical sectors. Clients see him as an “immensely experienced and impressive transactional lawyer” who is “extremely reliable” and “an excellent negotiator.”

Clients report that Alexander Chatalbashev “shows initiative, and is erudite, creative and innovative in his thinking.”

Damian Simeonov is a “very intelligent and respected” practitioner who acts on complex acquisitions and corporate restructuring matters, alongside having notable experience of acquisition financing projects.

Sources consider former judge Kina Chuturkova an “icon in court“ in Bulgaria, and she is ”incredibly respected” for “paying high attention to detail, and offering great experience of her field.

Boyko Voynov is “a great representative who has long experience, elegance and knowledge of court representation.”

The Chambers & Partners guides are the culmination of thousands of in-depth interviews by the largest research team of its kind and is trusted globally to objectively rank the world’s best lawyers and law firms.

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Why legal professionals and business people should come to Vienna in June 2016?

Saturday, March 12th, 2016

The 9th edition of the Balkan Legal Forum will be held at the Park Hyatt Hotel, Vienna, Austria, on 27-28 June 2016.

Borislav Boyanov Managing Partner of BOYANOV & Co. (and founder of Balkan Legal Forum), Norman Clark, Managing Principal of Walker Clark LLC and Stephen Revell, Managing Partner of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer – Singapore are the three Conference Co-Chairs in the 2016 edition of the Forum.

Over the past two decades, the Balkan Legal Forum has clearly moved beyond the Balkan’s region becoming a premier legal conference in Eastern Europe. The Forum is an extraordinary networking event. The BLF usually attracts about 250 participants from well over 30 countries.

You should join us at the Balkan Legal Forum in Vienna for two main reasons:

  • First, the Forum digs again into hot topics. This year the program includes sessions on Private Equity, Telecoms, Energy and Infrastructure, Investment Disputes, Oil Pricing and Law Firm Management. For the first time our distinguished international speakers will use “TED Talks” style presentations and other innovative formats.
  • Second, the Balkan Legal Forum is a “top of the market” networking opportunity, attended by the most prominent leaders and strategic thinkers in the legal profession, not only in Europe but in the entire world. It is a great opportunity to gain visibility and to reinforce existing professional friendships.
And finally, as an added bonus, there is Vienna, one of the most charming and welcoming cities in Europe. Vienna in the summer is an experience not to be missed. Thanks to our sponsors, this year we will have our dinner at the spectacular Kunsthistorisches Museum with arranged private tours.

Early bird registration is now open. Special discounts are available for young lawyers and for members of the International Bar Association.

If you need more information about the Balkan Legal Forum, please visit www.balkanlegalforum.org, or ask at information@balkanlegalforum.org .

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BOYANOV & Co. Advised Eurobank Bulgaria AD on the Successfully Completed Acquisition of Alpha Bank’s Bulgarian Branch

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

The long expected acquisition of the entire ongoing business of Alpha Bank’s Bulgarian branch by Eurobank Bulgaria AD is completed and was officially announced on March 1, 2016. As a result, Eurobank Bulgaria became the fourth biggest Bulgarian bank in terms of deposits and loans.

The team of BOYANOV & Co. led by Mr. Yordan Naydenov, Partner and Head of the Corporate and M&A practice group, and Ms. Svetlina Kortenska, Counsel, including Mr. Georgi Drenski, Senior Associate and other specialist lawyers from the firm advised Eurobank throughout the entire acquisition process of this challenging transaction. The team dealt with all contractual and regulatory aspects of the acquisition, the closing of the deal, assumption of control, etc.

The deal is without precedent in Bulgaria since for a first time an operating Bulgarian bank acquires the ongoing concern of a foreign bank licensed to do business via a branch in Bulgaria. It is expected that the deal will be the largest M&A deal in the Bulgarian banking market for 2015 – 2016.