Insight

2017


2016

  • Parallel Import and IP Rights Protection in Bulgaria October 18, 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.

  • Proposed Amendments to the Bulgarian Commerce Act October 10, 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.

  • Mergers and Acquisitions, Global Legal Insights April 12, 2016

    BOYANOV & Co. contributed to the fifth edition of Global Legal Insights – Mergers & Acquisitions, published by Global Legal Group Ltd, London on 31 March 2016.

  • Guide on Age Discrimination in Europe February 05, 2016

    BOYANOV & Co. contributed to the reference guide regarding age discrimination in Europe, published by Lewis Silkin in association with Ius Laboris, the international alliance of employment law specialists [...]

  • Employment & Labour Law, Global Legal Insights January 11, 2016

    BOYANOV & Co. is among the contributing firms to the fourth edition of Global Legal Insights – Employment & Labour Law, published by Global Legal Group Ltd in December 2015.


2015


2014

  • Cloud Computing In Bulgaria – Regulatory Framework July 11, 2014

    The legal aspects of the use of cloud computing services is an issue of growing importance for the businesses throughout Europe. With infrastructure getting cheaper, easier to handle and much more flexible many businesses move into the cloud. This leads to growing need of comprehensive legal advice and guidance on the existing legal framework and [...]

  • Securitisation Guide – Bulgaria April 29, 2014

    Chapter on Bulgaria in the Securitisation Guide published by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

  • Landmark Supreme Court Decision on Trademark Infringement Crimes in Bulgaria April 07, 2014

    Nicolai Zisov published an article on the recent Bulgarian Supreme Court judgment concerning the damages that can be awarded to the owner of a trademark on account of its infringement.

    The article is available from this link: Landmark Supreme Court Judgment

  • Global Litigation Survey – Bulgaria March 04, 2014

    The Global Litigation Survey is a ground breaking survey which seeks to assess ten key indicators of the litigation process in 137 legal systems. Boyanov & Co’s Kina Chuturkova contributed the Bulgarian chapter of the survey.


2013

  • Summary Comparison of Mortgage and Enterprise Pledge with Identification of Real Estates October 28, 2013

    Finance partner Damian Simeonov compares in this summary the mortgage with the less expensive and more flexible security – the enterprise pledge and discussed the benefits and downsides of each security.

  • The Use of Parallel Debt in South-East Europe October 28, 2013

    Boyanov & Co. partner Damian Simeonov reviews the feasability of using parallel debt structures in the context of syndicated lending to counterparties in Bulgaria and other South-East European countries.

  • Overseas Investment – Bulgaria (Chinese) August 29, 2013

    Damian Simeonov and Nickolai Zisov prepared the Chapter on Bulgaria for the multijurisdictional survey prepared by the Chinese law firm Dacheng on the Overseas Investment. The guide was published in July 2013 and was aimed to give initial information to the Chinese investors planning to start or expand their activities in either one of the [...]

  • Important Amendments to the Bulgarian Commerce Act March 08, 2013

    In February 2013 the Bulgarian parliament adopted important amendments to the Commerce Act in relation to the payments terms under commercial transactions and the insolvency clawback rules. Please find below a brief summary outlining the amendments.

  • International Employment Law, Second Edition January 14, 2013

    The second edition of International Employment Law, published in December 2012 by Juris Publishing, Inc. and edited by Prof. Dennis Campbell, covers all crucial areas of the employment relationship, including the employment agreement, conclusion of the employment contract, terms and conditions of employment, discrimination and dispute resolution.


2012

  • Gaming Law – Jurisdictional comparisons 2012 December 07, 2012

    The first edition of Gaming Law – Jurisdictional comparisons 2012 provides, for the first time, an up-to-date inter-jurisdictional desktop reference text on gaming law in 27 jurisdictions.

  • Global Legal Insights – Cartels November 30, 2012

    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.

  • Joint Ventures – Jurisdictional comparisons 2012 November 26, 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.

  • Hyundai Case – The Consequences November 15, 2012

    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.

  • Global Legal Insights – Employment & Labour Law September 05, 2012

    The first edition of Global Legal Insights – Employment & Labour Law – published by Global Legal Group provides general counsels, human resource practitioners, lawyers, advisers and managers with an overview of the developments in employment and labour law across 24 jurisdictions worldwide, amongst which is Bulgaria.

  • Getting the Deal Through – Mergers & Acquisitions 2012 June 19, 2012

    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.

  • Rules of Competition – Risks and Opportunities June 15, 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.

  • South East Europe Energy Guide 2012 January 19, 2012

    The Bulgarian chapter on SEE Energy Guide 2012, 1st edition, published by SEE Legal in January 2012 and contributed by Alexander Chatalbashev (Partner) and Angel Angelov (Associate), highlights all the important aspects in the Bulgarian energy sector, such as market structures, licensing, price regulations, access to the grid, etc.


2011

  • Legal Aspects of Doing Business in Europe November 25, 2011

    The Bulgarian Chapter on Legal Aspects of Doing Business in Europe, 2nd edition, published by Juris Publishing, Inc. in November 2011, provides a survey of the requirements for doing business and investing in Bulgaria. The article, contributed by Alexander Chatalbashev (Partner) and Angel Angelov (Associate), offers practical insights into issues relating to selection of form [...]

  • Global Legal Insights – Merger Control September 23, 2011

    The first edition of Global Legal Insights – Merger Control – provides general counsels, government agencies and private practice lawyers with a comprehensive insight into the realities of merger control, as well as practical, policy and strategic issues.

  • Merger Control – Jurisdictional comparisons 2011 September 15, 2011

    The first edition of Merger Control – Jurisdictional comparisons 2011 aims to serve as a valuable resource to companies and counsel navigating their way through the twists and turns of obtaining the required merger control approvals worldwide.

  • Product Liability 2011 May 30, 2011

    The Bulgarian Chapter on Product Liability 2011, part of the International Comparative Legal Guide to Product Liability 2011, provides a brief overview of the legal framework on product liability and the main product liability issues in Bulgaria.

  • Trends in Competition Law – Effect on Business March 16, 2011

    On March 16, 2011 Borislav Boyanov & Co. and the Commission for the Protection of Competition co-organized a seminar for business on recent trends in Bulgarian and European competition law

  • Recent Amendments to Laws Favour Creditors March 09, 2011

    With effect from 1 January 2011 certain amendments to laws in Bulgaria were made that aim to enhance the position of creditors, in particular in insolvency and avoid certain pitfalls in the rules before that.

  • New Electronic Communications Policy February 14, 2011

    The attached article focuses on the new policy in the electronic communications sector of the Republic of Bulgaria, adopted by the Council of Ministers and announced in the beginning of this year. The policy envisages a number of measures in the sector, which will affect the activity of electronic communications operators and electronic media.


2010

  • Pros and cons of the IDNs in the .bg zone December 01, 2010

    By this article, providing a brief analysis of advantages and disadvantages of .bg domain names in Cyrillic, Borislav Boyanov & Co. contributes to the Country Index: Domain Special 2010 which has been announced on November 30, 2010 to more than 4,300 IP users worldwide.

  • Commercial Property – Jurisdictional Comparisons 2010 November 30, 2010

    The first edition of Commercial Property – Jurisdictional comparisons 2010 – published in November 2010 by The European Lawyer, Futurelex Limited and edited by Graham Lloyd-Brunt, provides a comparison of the position in 24 jurisdictions, amongst which is Bulgaria, on key issues which arise in real estate transactions.

  • Changes to the Regime of Additional Goods and Services Granted as a Rebate November 19, 2010

    On November 11, 2010 the Bulgarian competition authority adopted a position on a much discussed question, related to unfair competition law restrictions in respect of free goods or services, offered as a rebate for higher volume purchases. The attached note (in English and Bulgarian) discusses briefly the decision and its immediate implications.

  • Leniency Regimes – Bulgaria September 10, 2010

    Self-reporting of cartels to regulatory authorities is a relatively recent development within the global spectrum of competition and antitrust law. Enterprises owning up to non-competitive practices in this way are likely to receive lesser penalties than those involved in investigations initiated by competition and antitrust authorities, but the process must be approached with caution and guided by expert legal knowledge.

  • The International Comparative Legal Guide to: International Arbitration 2010 September 01, 2010

    The Bulgarian Chapter on International Arbitration 2010, part of the International Comparative Legal Guide to International Arbitration, provides a brief overview of the main legal framework in Bulgaria in the field of International Arbitration.

  • The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Pharmaceutical Advertising 2010 July 16, 2010

    The Bulgarian Chapter on Pharmaceutical Advertising 2010, part of the International Comparative Legal Guide to Pharmaceutical Advertising, provides a brief overview of the main legal framework in Bulgaria in the field of advertising of medical products.

  • Environment Law 2010 May 17, 2010

    The Bulgarian Chapter on Environment Law in 2010, part of the International Comparative Legal Guide to Environmental Law, provides a brief overview of the main regimes in Bulgaria in terms of compliance with the environmental protection provisions of the Bulgarian legislation.

  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution 2010 – Bulgaria May 16, 2010

    The Bulgarian Chapter on Litigation & Dispute Resolution 2010, part of the International Comparative Legal Guide to Litigation and Dispute Resolution, provides a brief overview of the main issues important for litigators when acting on disputes in Bulgaria.

  • Is It „Secure” to Use a Security Trustee in Bulgaria? May 04, 2010

    This article provides a general overview of the current trends in using the Security Trustee figure in Bulgaria and marks the main charachteristics of the Security Trustee in terms of legislative regulation in the country.

  • Recognition and Execution of Foreign Court Rulings (in Bulgarian) April 23, 2010

    This article (in Bulgarian) provides a brief insight into the recognition and execution of Foreign Court Rulings conditions and procedures in Bulgaria.It also discusses current legal issues faced by parctitioners in the enforcement of judicial acts passed in other jurisdictions.

  • The Cross-Border Mergers Directive – Chapter on Bulgaria April 23, 2010

    This chapter provides a brief overview of the implementation of the Cross-Border Mergers Directive in Bulgaria.

  • State Aids – the European and Bulgarian Aspects (in Bulgarian) February 25, 2010

    This article (in Bulgarian), published in the Dnevnik daily newspaper, focuses on qualification of land transactions, performed between private entities and the State at an undervalue – as a state aid under EU state aid rules, and the implications of this for the treatment of these transactions and their beneficiaries in Bulgaria.

  • Aircraft Finance January 13, 2010

    For over a decade now lawyers of Borislav Boyanov & Co. author the Bulgarian chapters in Sweet & Maxwell’s Aircraft Finance and Aircraft Liens and Detention Rights.


2009

  • Getting the Deal Through – Construction 2009 September 22, 2009

    This article briefly summarizes the answers to the building contractors’ most frequently asked questions when considering Bulgaria as a destination for doing construction business.

  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution 2009 – Bulgaria August 11, 2009

    The Bulgarian Chapter on Litigation & Dispute Resolution 2009 published by ICLG in its International Comparative Legal Guide to Litigation and Dispute Resolution provides a brief look at the main issues important for litigators when acting on disputes in Bulgaria.

  • Dominance 2009 – Bulgaria July 08, 2009

    This chapter is part of a book on dominance issues throughout the EU and provides a brief overview of the treatment of dominance issues in Bulgaria.

  • Enforcement of Competition Law 2009 – Bulgaria July 03, 2009

    This chapter is part of a book on the enforcement of competition law throughout the EU. It briefly reviews the Bulgarian competition law enforcement process and the roles of the major stakeholders in it.

  • International Arbitration 2009 – Bulgaria June 17, 2009

    This chapter provides a brief legal guide to international arbitration from the perspective of Bulgarian law.

  • Business Frustration (in Bulgarian) May 23, 2009

    The article comments on the theory and court practice on cases where a contracting party has requested the court to rule upon the factual and legal grounds for modification or termination of a commercial contract in situations which the parties could not and were not obliged to foresee at the conclusion of the contract.

  • The European Company – Bulgarian Chapter May 17, 2009

    This chapter in the book on the national regulation of the European company (Societas Europaea) provides an overview of Bulgarian law provisions concerning this business vehicle.

  • Public Procurement 2009 – Bulgaria May 17, 2009

    This chapter of the International Comparative Legal Guide to Public Procurement 2009 covers the state of public procurement regulation in Bulgaria in 2009, including the remedies available to stakeholders in the public procurement process.

  • Product Liability 2009 – Bulgaria May 17, 2009

    This chapter provides an overview of the state of play in product liability in Bulgaria in 2009.

  • Amendments to the Legal Framework for Protection of Investments (in Bulgarian) May 15, 2009

    A number of amendments to the existing legal framework for protection and encouragement of investments have been introduced. Are these going to improve the investment climate in Bulgaria?

  • Global Market Briefings Publishing – 2009 April 23, 2009

    This article outlines the legal framework with respect to real estate and construction.

  • Public Offering of Securities – Bulgarian Chapter April 23, 2009

    This article provides an analysis on the Implementation of the Prospectus Directive in Bulgaria.

  • The Commercial Proxy (in Bulgarian) April 18, 2009

    This article provides a brief insight into the legal regulation of the commercial proxy, one of the types of commercial agents existing under Bulgarian law.


2008


2007


2006


2005

  • Product Liability 2005 May 17, 2005

    The Bulgarian Chapter on Product Liability in 2005, part of the International Comparative Legal Guide to Product Liability.


2002


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