Recognition

Considered "one of the best Bulgarian litigators," Kina Chuturkova is well versed in civil and commercial litigation as well as domestic and international arbitration, utilising her long-standing experience as a former judge. She represents clients across a range of sectors such as energy, banking and construction. Clients appreciate her co-operativeness and say: "It is very comfortable to work with her."
Alexander Chatalbashev regularly advises on corporate transactions and projects in the Bulgarian market. He is noted by sources for his experience in the gaming and gambling sector.
Yordan Naydenov receives praise for his experience across M&A and financing matters and his "excellent understanding of how transactions should work." He frequently advises clients in the banking and real estate sectors on local transactions and restructuring issues.
Managing partner Borislav Boyanov is "a great strategic thinker" who is highly regarded as a "top name" in this area. He regularly advises international investors looking to enter the Bulgarian market.
Damian Simeonov is noted for his work in M&A and financing transactions in the TMT sector. He also regularly advises clients on their TMT regulatory issues.
Head of [the Tax] department, Yordan Naydenov acts for clients in the field of real estate and corporate taxation. He also advises on the taxation of the acquisition and disposal of assets.
Market commentators admire this "very good" team, particularly highlighting the department for its "depth of experience." Clients are "very satisfied" with the team's support. Interviewees report that the firm "has a good practice" in the area and add that it is a "strong tax practice" with "good tax lawyers."
Ralitsa Nedkova is experienced in enforcement proceedings, refinancing matters and loan restructuring mandates. She advises a range of clients from sectors including telecoms and real estate.
Widely appreciated for her litigation expertise, Kina Chuturkova is recognised for her activity in contentious matters and insolvency proceedings. She is well versed in representing domestic and international clients active in the banking and real estate sectors in insolvency matters.
Damian Simeonov is recognised for his restructuring work, aided by his exceptional reputation in banking and finance matters. He regularly represents banks, real estate developers and telecoms companies in their refinancing projects, loan restructurings and enforcement procedures.
Head of [Real Estate] department Nickolay Nickolov is one of the best and most experienced real estate lawyers in Bulgaria, advising on a wide range of matters including acquisitions, disposals, due diligence and leasing. Sources say he shows "very good attention to detail" and is "a great negotiator." 
Clients appreciate how the team handles stressful situations, with one client noting that "the real estate team had a very calm demeanour about them throughout negotiations and drafting, which led to results even when things got agitated."
Often representing clients in front of the courts, Kina Chuturkova is described by peers as an "excellent litigator." She has additional expertise in trade mark oppositions and in anti-counterfeiting topics, including customs seizures and related criminal proceedings.
"They have a deep understanding of our business needs and provide very thoughtful, deep analysis," says one client. "They answer all of my questions at the appropriate level of detail," reports another impressed interviewee, going on to say: "The lawyers are very responsive."
Head of the energy and natural resources department Alexander Chatalbashev is "an excellent energy practitioner" with experience in handling M&A and corporate matters as well. A market commentator reports: "His work in the energy sector is outstanding." 
An interviewee reports: "They always react promptly and at a very high-quality level, and their advice is hands-on and practical." A source calls the team a market leader, noting: "They have broad knowledge of all the energy fields."  
Violeta Kirova acts for a wide range of clients in sectors such as finance, education and manufacturing. Clients say she is "very knowledgeable on local employment legislation," while further sources appreciate that "she is very co-operative and it is easy to work together with her." Kirova assists with a range of transactional and employment litigation mandates.
One client says that the lawyers "are very supportive and quick," while another notes: "They always answer on time and exactly address the questions I have asked." Additional sources appreciate the commerciality of the support: "They always manage to pinpoint the issue at hand and provide coherent and business-oriented advice."
Considered "one of the best Bulgarian litigators," Kina Chuturkova is well versed in civil and commercial litigation as well as domestic and international arbitration, utilising her long-standing experience as a former judge. She represents clients across a range of sectors such as energy, banking and construction. Clients appreciate her co-operativeness and say: "It is very comfortable to work with her."
Sources appreciate the clarity of the advice offered by the team, adding: "They are very efficient and very fast." Additional interviewees highlight the firm as "one of the biggest and most reputable" in the Bulgarian market, also emphasising its international network of legal partners.
Alexander Chatalbashev regularly advises on corporate transactions and projects in the Bulgarian market. He is noted by sources for his experience in the gaming and gambling sector.
Yordan Naydenov receives praise for his experience across M&A and financing matters and his "excellent understanding of how transactions should work." He frequently advises clients in the banking and real estate sectors on local transactions and restructuring issues.
Managing partner Borislav Boyanov is "a great strategic thinker" who is highly regarded as a "top name" in this area. He regularly advises international investors looking to enter the Bulgarian market.
Interviewees value the department's prompt and high-quality responses. They say: "Their advice is hands-on and practical." Sources also describe the team as a "high-class outfit" with "the best depth of experience in the market."
The "outstanding" Peter Petrov is known as "one of the best lawyers in the market" by peers and clients alike. He acts for a range of clients in industries such as energy, aviation and retail on merger control proceedings, competition disputes and state aid matters. Appreciative clients describe him as "very erudite" and say that "his work is characterised by detailed project analysis and information." 
"We highly appreciate that the legal advice given is timely, in-depth and analytical," says one impressed interviewee. Further sources report that the lawyers "have a wide view on the matters and a lot of experience."
Ralitsa Nedkova offers expertise in bank loans, acting for both lenders and borrowers, and bond issuances.
Svetlina Kortenska is well versed in banking and capital markets regulatory matters. She often assists with syndicated financing mandates.
Damian Simeonov offers notable experience in loans, regulatory matters, bond issuances and NPL transactions.
Impressed interviewees highlight the lawyers' fast responses: "They always react promptly and at a very high-quality level. Their advice is hands-on and practical." Further sources praise the team's reactivity and say the firm "has been very responsive, and has an excellent knowledge of the financing market in Bulgaria."
“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.”
“The main strength of this firm is the clarity of the responses and good communication.”
“A responsive team, which is flexible in terms of keeping the same partner on your case throughout its various stages.”
“Very good communication with understanding of the law, and what would work to our advantage. The analysis of the whole proceedings was excellent. We really appreciated the performance of this first-class firm.”
“The team can handle high-profile employment cases, offering the knowledge and human resources to fix things that are in big trouble.”
“These lawyers can work under pressure and manage difficult tasks in a short time.”
“You will get the best treatment from this big, capable, responsible team.”
“This well-established team has a wealth of experience, capability and gravitas, but is still hungry and driven!”
“The lawyers have in-depth knowledge which was very useful, especially in very complex situations.”
“Very happy – the quality is high, and at a reasonable cost of service. It’s difficult to think of any improvements.”
“The lawyers are very reputable and flexible, and have a very good response time.”
“Clients value the firm’s straightforward and direct approach.”
Borislav Boyanov & Co “has the expertise to assist with a wide range of IP issues, including registering trade marks, drafting licensing agreements and advising on border control measures and anti-counterfeiting issues.”  
BOYANOV & Co. regularly donates legal publications to the renowned law faculties of the Bulgarian universities BOYANOV & Co. donates legal materials to the libraries of the prestigious law faculties of the Bulgarian universities. These publications contribute to the students’ legal education and serve as useful desk book resources for their professors. Please find below the thank you letters received from St. Cyril and St. Methodius University of Veliko Tarnovo, Varna Free University Chernorizets Hrabar and Burgas Free University. St. Cyril and St. Methodius University of Veliko Tarnovo; Varna Free University Chernorizets Hrabar; Burgas Free University  
“What we mostly appreciate is the combination of business and legal aspects”. “Very good, very highly respected, slightly bigger than many competitors, slightly more polished and professional,” says another client.
“Very pleased, good networking with relevant institutions and very good expertise in competition law”, says a client who liked the fact that the firm is very “business oriented”.
“A disciplined team with a consistently good output.”
“A prestigious, high-capacity firm with a list of big-name clients.”  
“These devoted, supportive lawyers resolve delicate matters with a lot of difficult legwork.”
“The team is profoundly prepared and speedy and has serious clout with patent prosecution.”
“The lawyers can be trusted with trade mark litigation and were essential for the positive resolution of a complex case.”
“The firm builds great client relationships and offers solid enforcement oversight.”
“This is a hallmark firm on the market – it offers unmatched capacity and absolute precision in highly contentious situations.”
“The team keeps up the pace even in impossible schedules. One can rely on them literally 24/7.”
“The lawyers go above and beyond to be true partners in the business, not just legal counsel.”
“The people at this firm work at my pace and to a high standard. The lawyers’ opinions are tailored to us – practical, short and actionable. I feel lucky to work with them.”
“A brilliant team that has been dedicated to competition work for many years, with a great track record. Offers hugely developed strategic thinking on truly complicated cases.”
“A well-built, impressive team, which is consistent in its advice and manages expectations well."
“These lawyers are consistent in the quality of their work and careful not to let anyone down.”
"Boyanov & Co’s ‘quick and responsive’ real estate and construction team is praised for its ‘clear and effective’ advice."
"Boyanov & Co’s ‘outstanding’ TMT team continues to advise RBS on its €1.4bn loan to AIG for the acquisition of a majority stake in Bulgarian Telecommunications Company (BTC), and recently advised Telefonika on regulatory matters regarding a resale of telecoms services."
"Boyanov & Co’s ‘committed team’ provides ‘excellent response times’."
"Boyanov & Co’s ‘fantastic, first-tier practice’ and is expert in renewable energy and nuclear matters."
"The ‘first-rate’ Peter Petrov heads Boyanov & Co’s ‘quick and effective’ team."
"Boyanov & Co’s ‘professional, efficient and friendly’ team is representing the Bulgarian subsidiary of Dundee Precious Metals in a Supreme Administrative Court case, and acted for Minerali Industriali Bulgaria and Mineral Resources in an insolvency case regarding claims for more than €2.5m."
"Boyanov & Co’s ‘thorough and detail-oriented’ team pairs ‘knowledge of the law’ with an ability to provide ‘clear solutions’."
"Boyanov & Co’s ‘very experienced’ capital markets team is advising Bank of America on Bulgarian law matters relating to its corporate card programme in Europe, and assisted Wells Fargo with a survey of regulatory requirements, products and services in Bulgaria."
"Boyanov & Co’s ‘knowledgeable’ group provides ‘a first-rate service’."
Boyanov & Co’s experienced team provides "quick response times, excellent industry knowledge and strong commitment to its clients".  
Boyanov & Co provides an "excellent" service to its international client base. It is particularly strong in the nuclear and renewable energy sectors.  
"Boyanov & Co advises across the full spectrum of work, and is notably expert in banking and project finance."
They have all necessary connections to affiliate companies and their knowledge far exceeds the legal requirement,” says one client. “They are very helpful. For example if you need assistance in another town outside Sofia they will have colleagues.
The firm’s brand holds a lot of clout, as one client says: “They are one of the biggest and best known in the market. They can give advice in a lot of spheres beyond strictly legal. This is very important in Bulgaria”.
“This excellent group has broad expertise in TMT matters, and is recommended for its significant experience in M&A and financing. Traditionally telecoms is a particularly strong area for the firm.”
“It is extremely diligent, reasonable and fast.” “It has been a pleasant co-operation.”
“This traditionally strong firm fields a sizeable energy team that is well regarded for its financing capability, experience in international transactions and all-round advice.”
“This firm’s employment practice is consistently recognised as being first class, and is praised for its great responsiveness and strong drafting skills. The team works closely with the firm’s corporate and dispute resolution departments.”
"Clients praise the “high-quality advice received” from this team. "
“This team leaves clients with a great impression.”  
"This top-tier practice is valued for its “ability to handle the most complex mandates”."  
“A standout group. It receives the biggest and most significant assignments.”  
“This practice is singled out as one of the most visible in the market. It is lauded for its extensive experience and superb advice.”  
"Boyanov & Co’s comprehensive competition practice matches “the best of the best”."
"Boyanov &Co has a strong TMT practice that is noted for its ability to advise on big-ticket deals."  
“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 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."  
“Boyanov & Co advises across the full spectrum of work, and is notably expert in banking and project finance.”  
“This popular outfit continues to dominate the market, drawing on its reputation for internationally flavoured and high-level corporate and banking work.”  
“Borislav Boyanov & Co … continue unambiguously to dominate the market”  
"I highly recommended this firm; they are renowned for being one of the best in the Bulgarian legal market," says one client. The firm has consolidated its position in the top tier after securing a number of mandates across all sectors.”  
“Offering a ‘very blue-chip service’”.
"Clients speak of the “excellent services provided by the firm”. One client added: “I was very impressed – the lawyers are switched on and understand EU legislation.”"  
"This is undoubtedly the foremost practice around," agree sources about this major market player. "It's without question the best team to engage in Bulgaria.". The Firm stands alone as the only Band 1 law firm in Bulgaria.  
"The firm is ranked as “well renowned and highly visible” in the technology, media and telecommunications field for its ability to “handle commercial, regulator and technical matters”."  
"The firm is also known for the “market leading quality” of its practice."  
"The firm now “plays a central role in the reshaping telecom business in Bulgaria”."  
"Borislav Boyanov & Co. has been a “heavyweight telecoms player since it was involved in Bulgaria’s first attempted telecoms privatization back in 1997”."  
“Despite the general slowdown in the real estate market, precipitated by the economic downturn, Borislav Boyanov & Co has still managed to secure some significant mandates.”  
Ranked first tier as having a “well-deserved reputation for reliability and quality”.  
“Noted for his diligence and business awareness, Nickolay Nickolov heads real estate and construction practice at this first-class firm. Widely regarded for its solid and reliable advice, the team is credited with a particularly good understanding of ownership rights.”  
“The highly regarded team at Borislav Boyanov & Co represents a number of well-known foreign entities, ranging from big names in the precious metals and mining industries to pharmaceutical companies, tobacco companies and distilleries.”  
“Clients value the firm's straightforward and direct approach.”
“Borislav Boyanov & Co boasts a large client portfolio”.  
“The team is praised for its focused approach and ability to ‘serve the interests of the client, as opposed to arguing pointless legal arguments’”.  
“A leader in the field, the firm’s expertise is recognised by major international clients”  
“‘the professional and competent’ Borislav Boyanov & Co’s banking practice advises an impressive roster of domestic and international financial institutions across the full spectrum of transactions, from regulatory compliance to big-ticket financings”.  
“Well respected across a broad range of finance areas albeit with particular expertise in banking-related advice”.  
“Described by one top corporate client as “among the market leaders”, the firm has been on one side or the other for most of the large Bulgarian financial institutions”.  
Clients praise: “in our experience, no other Bulgarian firm can touch them for banking work.”  
“Offering an excellent service with extensive experience in banking and finance matters”; “clients praise the team’s accommodating service and prompt response times”.  
Ranked first tier as being “knowledgeable and effective”.  
“Headed by Alexander Chatalbashev, Borislav Boyanov & Co’s first-class practice is capable of handling mandates emanating from all sectors of the energy industry, including advising on regulatory concerns, due diligence, acquisitions and restructurings.”  
“…the friendly and experienced team is considered a delight to work with.”  
“This firm … has been involved in countless high-profile deals”  
Chambers Europe ranks Borislav Boyanov & Co. Band 1 in Employment.  
“Violeta Kirova is renowned for her skillful handling of a number of high-profile cases, and works closely with many large companies”.  
“This leading firm focuses strongly on litigation and employment matters, frequently advising on various aspects of employment law such as the restructuring of organizations and mass redundancy issues”.  
“Borislav Boyanov & Co’s ‘very focused and pragmatic’ 12-lawyer practice is one of the few outfits in the country with the capacity to handle big-ticket M&A mandates”.  
Borislav Boyanov & Co is considered by clients to be “the pre-eminent corporate law firm in Bulgaria, delivering the level of service expected by international corporate customers.”  
Legal 500 ranks Borislav Boyanov & Co. in Tier 1 in Corporate and M&A.  
PLC Which Lawyer names Borislav Boyanov & Co. as “Leading” in Corporate and M&A.
“Borislav Boyanov & Co’s market-leading team provides the full spectrum of competition law expertise, from merger control issues to state aid and unfair competition matters. Given its corporate transactional prowess, the team is able to provide a true one-stop-shop service to corporates engaged in significant mergers.”  
PLC Which Lawyer names Borislav Boyanov & Co. “Highly recommended” in Competition/Anti-trust  
Chambers Europe ranks Borislav Boyanov & Co. Band 1 in Competition/Antitrust.  
“The firm has a strong focus on merger control and clearances, but is also highly skilled in unfair competition, antitrust and state aid cases.”  
"This full-service “great firm” is cited by clients and peers as one of the leading practices in the banking and finance arena."  
“At Borislav Boyanov & Co, Damian Simeonov heads a team that excels in advising media clients engaged in big-ticket transactional work.”  
Chambers Europe ranks Borislav Boyanov & Co. Band 1 in Real Estate.  
"Interviewees are impressed by “an excellent team of young, deal-tested lawyers, who successfully employ a Western approach.”"  
"Clients in turn highlight that lawyers “are also aware of international trends, which is extremely helpful for us.”"  
"Peers praise the firm’s “excellent technical skills and exceptional in-depth understanding of the Bulgarian business environment.”"  
"Sources note the firm is “large enough to have people specialising, which is still rare in the Bulgarian market and definitely a strength.” Peers praise the firm’s “excellent technical skills and exceptional in-depth understanding of the Bulgarian business environment.” Clients in turn highlight that lawyers “are also aware of international trends, which is extremely helpful for us.” Interviewees are impressed by “an excellent team of young, deal-tested lawyers, who successfully employ a Western approach.”"  
Chambers Europe ranks Borislav Boyanov & Co. Band 1 in Corporate / Commercial.  
"Offering an excellent service with extensive experience in banking and finance matters."