Nickolay Nickolov – Highly Regarded in Project development, Real estate acquisitions
Alexander Chatalbashev – Highly Regarded in Energy and infrastructure, Project development, Banking
Throughout the years Boyanov & Co.’s commitment to excellence has been recognized by virtually all international publications, reviewing the legal market in Bulgaria. Since 2000, Chambers has invariably ranked Boyanov & Co., in the first tier as one of the leading law firms in Corporate law in Bulgaria. Ever since installing specific rankings in these fields Chambers Europe positioned Boyanov & Co. at the first tier in Competition/Antitrust, Employment, General Business Law, Real Estate, Banking and Finance, citing accolades by clients and piers alike. Boyanov & Co. was declared M&A Law Firm of the Year for Bulgaria in the 2009 edition of the ACQ Finance Magazine Law Awards. Guided by the poll's results the editors of ACQ have selected those firms which had the greatest impact on the industry in 2008 / 2009. Since 2002 the firm has consistently received recognition from IFLR 1000, being placed in Band 1 in a variety of practice fields, including Banking and Capital Markets as well as in the Mergers and Acquisitions. The guide commends the firm for being “one of Bulgarian’s most renowned banking and finance advisers with a strong portfolio of local and international clients” and also recommends it for “its solid M&A work”. For 2009 the firm occupies the top position of the reviewers’ ranking in the area of Finance and Corporate, quoting client opinions of the firm “being one of the best in the Bulgarian legal market”. The Legal 500 already in 1996 recognized Boyanov & Co. as one of the leading law firms in the market. The firm received from the Legal 500 highest rankings for 2004 and for 2006-2009 in Banking and Finance, Capital Markets as well as in Corporate and M&A. Boyanov & Co. has also been recognized as a leader in the areas of Project Finance and Construction and also in the sector of IP, IT, Telecoms and Media. Boyanov & Co. keeps its leading position also in 2009, according to Legal 500’s research, also in EU and Competition as well as TMT. A number of professionals of the firm have been recognized by The European Legal Experts guide as being highly recommended in their particular areas of practice. The leading position of the firm in the areas of Banking and Finance and in Corporate/M&A for 2006 – 2009 has also been recognized by the PLC Which Lawyer directory where the firm is classified as “leading” and “highly recommended” in each of these fields. For 2008-2009 Boyanov & Co. is not only a leader in the Banking & Finance and Corporate/M&A areas, but also in the Competition/Anti-trust and Real Estate sectors.