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BOYANOV & Co advised Valea Foundation on the acquisition of important minority package in First Investment Bank

Our M&A and Corporate Partner Yordan Naydenov advised Valea Foundation on all Bulgarian law aspects of the acquisition of a minority package in the capital of FIBank (No. 5 in terms of assets on the Bulgarian banking market). On July 2, 2020, FIBank announced the successful completion of the capital increase procedure, where all newly […]

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Risks of Artificial Intelligence – Safety Aspects

Industry solutions relying on artificial intelligence (AI) are growing faster than many had predicted. In addition to the important personal data protection considerations, another important question which this new and emerging technology is raising relates to the AI safety problems and their legal response. So far, the European Union and Bulgaria have not adopted legislation specifically […]

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Artificial Intelligence & Data Protection

Preface Artificial intelligence[1] (AI) is widely recognised as one of the defining industrial phenomena of the 21st century. In today’s technology-dependent world, its potential impact on business and economic development can hardly be understated. From possible groundbreaking use as a diagnostic tool in medicine, through the inevitable introduction of autonomous vehicles as widespread means of […]

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BOYANOV & Co. Top-Ranked in The Legal 500 EMEA 2020

BOYANOV & Co. continues to lead the legal market in Bulgaria according to the 2020 edition of The Legal 500 EMEA where the firm received the highest Tier 1 ranking in 10 practice areas: Banking, Finance and Capital Markets, Commercial, Corporate and M&A, Dispute Resolution, Energy and Natural Resources, EU and Competition, Healthcare and Life […]

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Is COVID-19 a Force Majeure?

Do the COVID-19 outbreak and the measures against it constitute force majeure? The COVID-19 pandemic has a number of negative economic consequences such as suspension or delay of production and supplies, quarantining of entire countries, closure of borders, cancellation of flights, etc. All these factors affect the performance of obligations under multiple commercial transactions and […]

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Coronavirus: BOYANOV & Co. Establishes C19 Task Force

During this difficult time, when over 161 countries are affected by COVID-19, the entire society is facing significant healthcare, social, economic, and legal impacts. We would like to assure you that we, at BOYANOV & Co., are working hard to continue to provide high-quality and effective legal solutions while protecting the health and well-being of […]

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BOYANOV & Co. Top-ranked in Chambers Europe 2020

Chambers Europe 2020 continues to rank BOYANOV & Co. in the highest Band 1 ranking in Banking & Finance, Competition/Antitrust, Corporate/Commercial, Intellectual Property, and Real Estate. These rankings reconfirm the firm’s strong and stable position in the Bulgarian legal market. Impressed interviewees highlight the strengths of the firm: “well connected, with a good grasp of local […]

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The New EU Commission Steps Up its Agenda on Digital Technologies

Last week, the European Commission published a Communication on Europe’s Digital Future in which it followed-up on the topic of EU’s digital transformation and introduced two documents, which provide further detail on the current developments. The first document is the new European Data Strategy. It envisions the adoption of both a Digital Services Act and […]

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BOYANOV & Co. Maintains its Position as Market Leader in Chambers Global 2020

Chambers Global 2020 has again highly ranked BOYANOV & Co. in Corporate/Commercial and Dispute Resolution. These rankings reconfirm the strong operating practices of the firm as well as the firm’s leading position in the Bulgarian legal market. Within the Corporate/Commercial practice area, Chambers Global continues to recognise: Managing partner Borislav Boyanovas an Eminent Practitioner describing him as a “widely […]

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BOYANOV & Co. Advised Globalfoundries on the Acquisition of Smartcom’s PDK Engineering Team

BOYANOV & Co. acted as local counsel for Globalfoundries (GF), the world’s leading specialty foundry, in its acquisition of the PDK (Process Design Kit) engineering team from Smartcom Bulgaria AD in Sofia. Process Design Kits are the critical interface between a company’s integrated circuit (IC) design and the fabs (semiconductor fabrication plants), which manufacture the […]

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BOYANOV & Co. Advised on the Merger of Piraeus Bank Bulgaria AD into Eurobank Bulgaria AD

BOYANOV & Co. advised Eurobank Bulgaria AD on the merger procedure under which Eurobank Bulgaria AD absorbed its newly acquired subsidiary Piraeus Bank Bulgaria AD (the “Merger”). The firm had also played an important role in the acquisition by Eurobank Bulgaria AD from Piraeus Bank SA of the shareholding stake of 99.98% in Piraeus Bank […]

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BOYANOV & Co. Contributes to the Bulgarian Chapter on The Foreign Investment Regulation Review 2019

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nikolay Kolev and associate Trayan Targov have co-authored the Bulgarian chapter in the seventh edition of The Foreign Investment Regulation Review, published in October 2019 by Law Business Research Ltd. This seventh edition of The Foreign Investment Regulation Review provides a comprehensive guide to laws, regulations, policies and practices governing foreign investment […]

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BOYANOV & Co. Continues to be Ranked Tier 1 Law Firm by IFLR1000’s Annual Rankings

“Very high international standards, unique corporate culture and values, excellent speed and efficiency, lots of experience, wisdom and business solutions”. This comment has been revealed in the 2020 edition of the International Financial Law Review 1000 in relation to the outstanding Banking and Finance, and M&A practices of BOYANOV & Co. The firm continues to […]

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BOYANOV & Co. Advises Rodna Zemya Holding AD on the Acquisition of 100% of HIT Hypermarket EOOD

BOYANOV & Co. advised the Bulgarian publicly listed company Rodna Zemya Holding AD (http://www.rodnazemya.bg) [BUL:6R2 / HRZ] on the acquisition of 100% of the capital of HIT Hypermarket EOOD (https://www.hit-hypermarket.bg) from the Germany-based HIT Bulgarien GmbH, part of DOHLE Trading Group. HIT Hypermarket EOOD operates on the territory of Sofia two shops for daily consumer goods […]

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Link Mobility Group AS (Norway) Signed an Agreement to Buy Five of Allterco’s Telecom Subsidiaries

On 29 June 2019 Bulgaria’s Allterco has signed an agreement to sell five of its telecommunications subsidiaries to Norway’s LINK Mobility Group for an indicative price of EUR 7.9 million. The final price will be determined on a cash-free/debt-free basis after correction of the companies’ preliminary financial statements. The deal concerns Allterco’s units in Bulgaria […]

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BOYANOV & Co. Advised Piraeus Bank S.A. on the Sale its Shareholding in its Subsidiary, Piraeus Bank Bulgaria AD

BOYANOV & Co. acted as local counsel for Piraeus Bank SA on the sale of its shareholding stake (99.98%) in Piraeus Bank Bulgaria AD to Eurobank Bulgaria AD (the “Transaction”). On 13 June 2019 the sale was successfully closed after completing an internal assets reorganisation for Piraeus Bank Bulgaria AD and a number of other […]

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BOYANOV & Co. Top-ranked in Chambers Europe 2019

Chambers Europe 2019 has again ranked BOYANOV & Co. in the highest Band 1 ranking in Banking & Finance, Competition/Antitrust, Corporate/Commercial, Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property, and Real Estate. These rankings reconfirm the firm’s strong and stable position in the Bulgarian legal market. Impressed interviewees highlight the quality of the service: the lawyers “excel in being creative, […]

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BOYANOV & Co. Retains its Top Ranking in Chambers Global 2019

Chambers Global 2019 has again ranked BOYANOV & Co. in the highest Band 1 ranking in Corporate/Commercial and Dispute Resolution. These rankings reconfirm the strong operating practices of the firm as well as the firm’s leading position in the Bulgarian legal market. Within the Corporate/Commercial practice area, Chambers Global continues to recognise: Managing partner Borislav Boyanov […]

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BOYANOV & Co. Contributed to the Bulgarian Chapter on Private Equity, Third Edition, Published by Thomson Reuters

Yordan Naydenov, Partner and Head of Corporate and M&A Practice Group and Dr. Nikolay Kolev, Counsel at BOYANOV & Co. contributed to the third edition of Private Equity, published by Thomson Reuters in 2018, London with general editors Charles Martin and Simon Perry. The Bulgarian chapter* provides a clear and comprehensive analysis of the key […]

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BOYANOV & Co. Advises the Parties in the Second Largest Transaction on the Bulgarian Office Properties Market in the Last 10 Years

BOYANOV & Co. advised the leading Greek real estate company NBG Pangaea REIC on the acquisition of I&B Real Estate AD in a transaction with a value of close to EUR 79 million. On the express mutual agreement of the parties, throughout the process, two dedicated teams of the firm provided legal support and assistance […]