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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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NNDKP and BOYANOV & Co. Advised Banca Comerciala Romana S.A.

Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen advised Banca Comerciala Romana S.A., the lender, in respect to the financing of an office project in Cluj-Napoca, one of the most vivid economic hubs in Romania. The transaction involved complex negotiations and pay-off arrangements with existing finance parties and the former owners of the office building, as well as very complex […]

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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. 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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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. 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. Organised a Team-Building Seminar in Borovets

On 23-25 November 2018, BOYANOV & Co. organised a team-building weekend in Borovets. The main program included a seminar on some of the key legal topics in IP (Protection of Trade Secrets), Competition (Geo-blocking Regulation in the Context of E-commerce), Employment (Prevention of Discrimination), M&A (Main elements of an M&A Deal), Litigation (Directors vs the […]

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BOYANOV & Co. Reconfirms its Leading Position on the Market Reflected in IFLR1000’s Rankings

The firm continues to receive the highest Tier 1 ranking in all practice areas researched by the 2019 edition of the International Financial Law Review 1000 in Bulgaria, Banking & finance, M&A, and Project development. The editorial review describes BOYANOV & Co. as an established brand that dominates the Bulgarian market, while the clients reveal […]

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BOYANOV & Co. is Advising on the Biggest Deal in Bulgaria

BOYANOV & Co. currently works on the biggest deal in Bulgaria – the concession award procedure for Sofia Airport. The practice groups of Real estate, Corporate, Competition, Litigation, Banking and finance and Intellectual property are involved in this sizeable project. The maximum estimated value of the concession is EUR 3.9 billion. This is the second […]

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BOYANOV & Co. Advised Vivacom

BOYANOV & Co.’s finance team, led by Partner Damian Simeonov and Senior Associate Ralitsa Nedkova and Freshfields’ Vienna-based English law finance team, led by Blair Day advised Vivacom, a leading Bulgarian telecommunications business, on the successful refinancing of its EUR 400m senior secured notes. The refinancing involved EUR 345m of debt from a syndicate of […]

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BOYANOV & Co. Advises the Lenders on the Acquisition of Telenor’s Business in Bulgaria

BOYANOV & Co. advised Société Générale, as agent, and a syndicate of lenders in connection with a EUR 3.05 billion credit facility provided to the PPF Group for the acquisition of, among other assets, 100 per cent interests in Telenor Bulgaria, one of the three mobile operators in Bulgaria. Allen & Overy acted as the […]

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BOYANOV & Co. Retains its Top Ranking in Chambers Europe 2018

Chambers Europe 2018 has again ranked BOYANOV & Co. in the highest Band 1 ranking in Banking & Finance, Competition/Antitrust, Corporate/Commercial, Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property, Real Estate and Restructuring/Insolvency. With these rankings, the firm reconfirms its strong position in the Bulgarian legal market. Impressed interviewees highlight the lawyers’ fast responses: “They always react promptly and […]

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BOYANOV & Co. Advised the European Investment Bank on the Financing of the Construction of a New Oil Processing Factory in Bulgaria

BOYANOV & Co. advised the European Investment Bank (EIB) on the financing of the construction of a new (greenfield) oil processing factory in Bulgaria by Oliva AD, the leading sunflower oil producer and grain trader in Bulgaria. The loan was the first EIB transaction in Bulgaria, in which a private company benefited from the support […]

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BOYANOV & Co. Advises Silver Star Group on the Acquisition of Real Estate and Other Assets from Vienna Real Estate / Balkan Star Group

Boyanov & Co. has advised Silver Star Group in its acquisition of group of assets and services related to the Mercedes-Benz distribution business in Bulgaria from Vienna Real Estate / Balkan Star Group. Silver Star Motors EAD was appointed by Daimler AG as General Distributor for the sale of Mercedes-Benz trucks, cars, commercial vans, Evobus, […]

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BOYANOV & Co. Advises NBG on the Sale of United Bulgarian Bank and Interlease to KBC

Freshfields together with BOYANOV & Co. as local counsel advised NBG on the biggest banking deal of 2016 – the sale of United Bulgarian Bank and Interlease to KBC for a total consideration of EUR 610 million. On 13 June 2017 the sale of the Bulgarian NBG group entities was successfully closed after a year […]

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Boyanov & Co. advises on the first university acquisition in Bulgaria

Boyanov & Co. advised Investor.BG (Investor Media Group) in the acquisition of majority stake in VUZF AD, the founder and owner of the University of Finance, Business and Entrepreneurship, based in Sofia, Bulgaria (www.vuzf.bg). Investor Media Group is one of the largest media groups in Bulgaria. Its portfolio includes the national television Bulgaria ON AIR, […]

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ECJ interprets financial collateral on bank accounts

In November 2016 the European Court of Justice (ECJ) issued a preliminary ruling on the interpretation of the Financial Collateral Arrangements Directive (the FCA Directive). In that ruling (which is the first ECJ ruling on the FCA Directive) the ECJ held inter alia that the requirement under the FCA Directive that the collateral must be […]

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BOYANOV & Co. is Top Ranked in Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 2017 Editions

BOYANOV & Co.’s excellent market reputation and standout expertise of its individual practitioners have once again been confirmed through the results of the latest research of two of the most reputable legal directories – Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500. Chambers Europe 2017 ranks BOYANOV & Co. a Band 1 law firm in: Banking […]