Archive for October, 2016

Parallel Import and IP Rights Protection in Bulgaria

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

BOYANOV & Co. contributed to the CEE Legal Matters magazine www.ceelegalmatters.com with an Expert review on IP rights protection in Bulgaria in cases of parallel import – import of non-counterfeit branded goods in a particular jurisdiction without the consent of the trademark owner.

The Expert review was contributed by Kina Chuturkova, Partner and Head of the Litigation Practice Group of BOYANOV & Co. and Stela Sabeva, Senior Associate and Co-Head of the IP Department (Trademarks) at the firm. The article explains clearly the legal concepts of parallel import and exhaustion of IP rights, the current situation of IP rights protection according to the Bulgarian and EU legislation, and takes a strong position on legal means to prevent unauthorised parallel imports in Bulgaria.

CEE Legal Matters is a print and online publication for and about lawyers interested and working in emerging legal markets of Central and Eastern Europe, featuring news, interviews, analysis, opinions, and special reports and other subjects of interest to lawyers in the region.

To download the article, please visit: http://www.ceelegalmatters.com/index.php/briefings/5071-parallel-reality-for-parallel-import-in-bulgaria

BOYANOV & Co. Keeps the High-rankings in IFLR 1000 2017

Saturday, October 15th, 2016

BOYANOV & Co.’s first-rate performance and solid position on the market have been confirmed once again with the results of the latest IFLR 1000 research. In both 2017’s Guides for world’s leading law firms – Financial and Corporate (Banking and Finance, M&A), and Energy and Infrastructure (first-time research for Bulgaria), BOYANOV & Co. has been ranked a Top Tier Firm.

Financial and corporate reviewers state that “The firm is a yardstick for the market and is found on some of the most significant mandates”. “Boyanov & Co.’s strength lies in understanding the details of Bulgarian securities law and implementing securities registrations.”, comments a client who worked on corporate and capital market matters. A key change marked during the research period is the arrival of Georgi Drenski who joins from Crédit Agricole. There is also a gracious appreciation by clients for Ralitsa Nedkova: “Ralitsa is very competent, has good attentions to detail and really does an extra mile to satisfy her clients. Highly recommended, especially for real estate-related projects.

The expertise of the firm’s Energy and Infrastructure practices in oil, gas, nuclear and renewable energy projects, disputes advice and construction law is highly regarded by both analysts for Central and Eastern Europe and customers, who comment: “Excellent firm, the top in Bulgaria. Very good, solid know-how in the energy and infrastructure space,”.

Five practitioners are individually recognized as leading figures in the CEE market:

Managing Partner, Mr. Borislav Boyanov is featured a Leading lawyer in Competition and M&A (Energy, Real estate, Technology and telecommunications sectors); Mr. Yordan Naydenov, Head of Corporate and M&A is a Leading lawyer in M&A (Financial Services);  Mr. Damian Simeonov, Head of Banking and Finance is a Leading Lawyer in Banking (Financial Services, Technology and Telecommunications); Mr. Alexander Chatalbashev, Head of Energy and Natural Resources is ranked a Leading lawyer in Banking (Energy, Financial services), Ms. Svetlina Kortenska, Counsel, is a Rising Star in Capital Markets and M&A (Energy and Financial services).

The IFLR 1000 has provided financial and corporate law-firm rankings and legal-market analysis for 27 years in 120 jurisdictions based on three key factors: client feedback, transactional evidence, and peer feedback to enable readers to make informed choice of a legal counsel.

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Proposed Amendments to the Bulgarian Commerce Act

Monday, October 10th, 2016

BOYANOV & Co. made a presentation on the proposed amendments to Bulgarian Commerce Act introducing, amongst others, new restructuring proceedings implementing principles of the European Commission Recommendation on a new approach to business failure and insolvency at a CEE Finance & Debt Capital Markets Workshop, organized by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Vienna on 6 – 7 October 2016.

The CEE Finance Workshop session was focused on legal update on the Corporate and Bank Restructuring in the CEE region.

The presentation, prepared by Mr. Damian Simeonov, Partner and Head of Banking and Finance, and Mr. Georgi Drenski, Senior Associate at BOYANOV & Co., offered a summary of the proposed amendments to the Commerce Act to be adopted soon by the Bulgarian Parliament.

Download Proposed Amendments to the Bulgarian Commerce Act 2016

IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate 2017

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

“Boyanov and Co.’s strength lies in understanding the details of Bulgarian securities law and implementing securities registration.”

IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate 2017

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

“Excellent firm, the top in Bulgaria. Very good, solid know-how in the energy and infrastructure space,”

IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate 2017

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

“The firm has always provided superb legal advice. They are hands on and cost sensitive. They offer a broad spectrum of legal expertise and also give support on strategic and business issues.”