Competition

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During the past 15 years, Boyanov & Co. has developed a strong and successful practice in virtually all areas of competition law, including merger control, anti-trust, state aid, and unfair competition proceedings.

Our experience includes working with large global organizations on some of the most challenging and critical transactions concerning mergers and acquisitions of recent years. We have the ability to manage complexity, work simultaneously with colleagues in multiple jurisdictions, and ensure that every facet of our client’s transaction is optimized.

With a track record of more than 60 merger control cases where clearance was successfully obtained, including a number of succesfully accomplished Phase 2 proceedings, our insight into the complexities of the concentrations clearance process, the possible issues and the available solutions is second to none in the local market.

Boyanov & Co. has strong expertise in antitrust advice and litigation. From general training for our client’s staff and day-to-day advice on horizontal and vertical, as well as dominance issues, to conducting internal investigation of anti-trust related cases, and representing our clients in cartel and dominance cases, we deliver highest quality advice, guidance in risk and damage limitation strategies, and results oriented action before the competition authority and the courts.

Our work also covers unfair competition matters, that include illegal promotions and games, advertising supplements, imitation, misleading and illegal comparative advertising, where we advise clients or represent them in proceedings on a daily basis.

Over the years, the firm has developed an excellent relationship with the Commission for the Protection of Competition, recent examples of which include joint initiatives such as co-organized conferences, discussion tables, and consultation on legislative proposals.

Lawyers of Boyanov & Co. are consulting the International Competition Network in its initiatives for the reform and streamlining of merger control procedures. They have also contributed to recognized international publications on competition such as Rowley and Baker’s International Mergers – the Antitrust Process, Kluwer’s A Practical Guide to National Competition Laws Across Europe, and more recently in GLG’s Dominance 2009 and Enforcement of Competition Law 2009 handbooks.

Recognition

  • Stellar practitioner Peter Petrov represents clients in multi-jurisdictional competition disputes and is additionally well-versed in non-contentious mandates. “He is always available, very responsive and practical. He gives you practical advice on how to approach things, how to do things,” a client says.

  • “I like the way they do things, I like their practical approach,” a client says.

  • Chambers Global 2020

    Yordan Naydenov enjoys a robust reputation in the market. He handles complex corporate and M&A mandates as well as restructuring matters, often advising international investors and financial institutions.

  • Chambers Europe 2018

    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 […]

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