Archive for April, 2018

BOYANOV & Co. Top-Ranked in The Legal 500 2018 Edition

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

BOYANOV & Co. is renowned for its ‘outstanding’ team and ‘excellent integrated services’ by the 2018 edition of Legal 500 and received a Tier 1 ranking in Banking and Finance, Capital markets, Commercial, Corporate and M&A, Dispute Resolution, EU and Competition, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Real Estate and Construction and TMT.

In the Banking and Finance practice area, BOYANOV & Co. was recognised as ‘World-class’ [law firm that] advises borrowers and lenders, banks and other financial institutions on financing, M&A, debt restructuring and regulatory matters.

At Boyanov & Co, the ‘highly regarded’ [Dispute Resolution] team handles banking disputes and has expertise in high-profile litigation, national and international arbitration proceedings.

Boyanov & Co’s team ‘excels’ in real estate, construction and infrastructure transactions, cross-border mandates and real estate-related contentious matters.

Five partners were recognised in The Legal 500 Hall of Fame, which highlights individuals who have received constant praise by their clients for continued excellence:

  • Yordan Naydenov – Commercial, corporate and M&A;
  • Alexander Chatalbashev – Energy and natural resources;
  • Peter Petrov – EU and competition;
  • Nickolay Nickolov – Real estate and construction;
  • Damian Simeonov – TMT.
The Legal 500 Hall of Fame outlines to clients, the law firm partners who are at the pinnacle of the profession. The roll out of the Hall of Fame continues throughout 2017/2018, and currently, includes recognised lawyers from the United States, Europe, Middle East and Africa.

His Hon. George Dobry, QC, CBE, Obituary

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

It is with our deepest sorrow that we inform you of the death of our good friend and professional mentor, His Honour George Dobry, QC, CBE, barrister and judge on 14 March 2018, aged 99.

His Honour George Dobry, QC, CBE was Of Counsel at BOYANOV & Co. from 2001 to 2010. Together with Mr. Borislav Boyanov, he was the founder and first director of The British Balkan Centres for English and Global Legal Studies. In 2001 Mr. Boyanov became the first non-British member of the Lord Slynn of Hadley European Law Foundation, established on the initiative of His Hon George Dobry, QC, CBE to cater to a growing need for support, advice and training to young lawyers from countries of Central and Eastern Europe.

Please find below an outline of the unique George Dobry’s activities as a barrister and judge:

  • Called to the Bar, Inner Temple, 1946;
  • Queen’s Counsel, 1969;
  • Commander of the British Empire, 1977;
  • Bencher, 1977;
  • Recorder of the Crown Court, 1977-1980;
  • Dr. Juris., Warsaw, 1994;
  • Circuit Judge, 1980-1992;
  • Member of Council on Law Reporting, 1984-1994;
  • Member Warsaw Arbitration Court, Sfia Arbitration Court;
  • Commander, Starred Cross of Merit (Poland), 1999 (Order of Merit, 1993);
  • Gold Medal of Merit, Polish Bar Council, 1999.
Activities in Government:

Adviser to the Secretary of State for Environment and the Secretary of State for Wales on Development Control, 1973-1975;

Member of the Docklands Joint Committee, 1974-1976;

Inspector, Inquiry into M25, 1978-1979;

Chairman of the Panel, Avon Structure Plan, 1992-1993;

Adviser to the Lord Chancellor on International Legal Relations; published a Report on International Legal Relations, 2000.

International Organisations:

Legal Secretary, International Commission of Jurists, 1955-1957;

One of the Founders and Member of Council of ‘Justice’, 1956-1968;

Founder of the British-Polish Legal Association, 1989;

Founder of the British Centre for English and European Legal Studies (www.law.cam.ac.uk/britcen/history.htm), Warsaw University, President 1991 – 1995, Patron 1995-;

Founder and former Chairman of the Trustees, Lord Slynn of Hadley European Law Foundation (www.slynn-foundation.org), 1997;

Founder and member of the Executive Committee, Roy Jenkins Memorial Foundation (Oxford University), 2004.

BOYANOV & Co. Advises Texas Instruments on the Bulgarian Aspects of the Sale of its Stake in MM Solutions AD to Thunder Soft

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

On 28 March 2018 the sale of the Bulgarian leading graphics and imaging technology company MM Solutions to China’s Thunder Software Technology (ThunderSoft) was completed. BOYANOV & Co. advised one of the sellers – Texas Instruments on the Bulgarian legal aspects of the sale of its shareholding in MM Solutions.

BOYANOV & Co.’s team was led by Nikolay Zisov, Partner.