BDK Advokati Contributed to the Chambers Construction Law 2022 Global Practice Guide

June 2022 BDK Advokati’s partner Milan Dakic authored the Serbian chapter featured among 25 jurisdictions in the 2022 edition of the Chambers’ Global Practice Guide on Construction law. The Serbian chapter gives a comprehensive overview of the regulatory framework for the construction in Serbia, covering the latest legal information on, inter alia, the impact of COVID-19 on the construction sector; employers, stakeholders (contractors, subcontractors, and financiers); permits; contract prices; liability; risk, insurance, and securities; contract administration and claims; remedies and…

Personal Data Protection Risks of Employee Diversity and Inclusion Programmes in Bulgaria

June 2022 Authors: Nikolay Zisov, Deyan Terziev, BOYANOV & Co. Over the last few years, diversity and inclusion have become more than policies, programmes, or headcounts. More and more companies in Bulgaria aim to achieve a certain percentage of employees who belong to a religion or ethnic group, as well as the inclusion of such persons at different work process levels, including by respecting their customs and traditions. However, such initiatives often face legal challenges, specifically in view of compliance with the applicable personal data protection laws. Partner Nikolay Zisov and…

BOYANOV & Co. Nominated Best Law Firm: Central Eastern Europe at the International Legal Alliance Summit & Awards

June 2022 BOYANOV & Co. was nominated in the category Best Law Firm: Central Eastern Europe at the 13th edition of the International Legal Alliance Summit & Awards (ILASA) held in Paris on 1 June 2022. The ceremony brought together more than 500 senior representatives from leading law firms as well as general counsel from all around the world. BOYANOV & Co. is the only Bulgarian law firm that has been listed among the best law firms in Central Eastern Europe and we are proud to receive this special recognition by this prestigious jury of ILASA.

GDPR - 4-year Anniversary: NNDKP's Top Picks of Past and Upcoming Judgements of the Court of Justice of the European Union

June 2022 NNDKP's top 4 judgements of the Court of Justice of the European Union 1. Judgement of 5 June 2018 – Case C-210/16 – Wirtschaftsakademie Schleswig-Holstein (Facebook Fan Page Case)  What the Court mainly said: The CJEU held that two persons may stand as joint controllers even if there is no identity between their means and purposes of data processing. Thus, according to the Court, the administrator of a fan page hosted on Facebook contributes to determining, jointly with Facebook, the purposes and means of processing the personal data of the visitors to the fan page.…

Montenegro – Soon to Become a Destination for Digital Nomads?

May 2022  Author: Jelena Brajkovic, BDK Advokati  On 18 May 2022, a group of MP’s proposed amendments to the Foreigners’ Act to introduce the possibility of obtaining a temporary residence permit for digital nomads. The parliamentary debate on the amendments is expected to start at the beginning of June 2022. The amendments are designed to attract foreigners from IT and other mobile sectors to Montenegro. Digital nomads The proposed amendments to the Foreigners’ Act define digital nomads as foreign individuals (whether they are registered as entrepreneurs or not) who provide Montenegro…

Joint Guidance on Virtual and Hybrid International Medical Congresses

May 2022 Authors: Irene Kyriakides, Victoria Mertikopoulou, KG Law Firm Very recently, the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA), the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA), and the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) published a Joint Guidance on Virtual and Hybrid International Medical Congresses, aiming to specify the parameters and factors that Companies should consider when determining which code and/or label to use as a reference for the Company activities.  The Joint Guidance clarifies,…

BOYANOV & Co. advised on the acquisition of Star Motors – the authorized Mazda dealer in Bulgaria and Republic of North Macedonia

May 2022 BOYANOV & Co. advised the buyer’s side on the acquisition of Star Motors EOOD. Star Motors, Sofia (https://www.mazda.bg/home) and Star Motors, Skopje (https://mazda.mk) are well-established and successful dealerships of the Japanese brand MAZDA in the region. The Star Motors Group offers the full range of new Mazda cars produced for the European market, as well as the full range of related services – from after-sales service-mechanical repairs, paint and bodyshop repairs, spare parts, lifestyle accessories, and extended warranty. BOYANOV & Co. provided full legal assistance…

SEE Legal Ranked Band 1 Law Firm Network By Chambers and Partners

Chambers and Partners has, once again, ranked SEE Legal Group as the only Band 1 Law Firm Network in Central and Eastern Europe. This recognition comes as a result of the continuing enhancement of our sector expertise, practice management, and client service capacities.  We thank each of our member firms, 400+ attorneys and other staff members for this remarkable achievement. This award is our inspiration to keep raising the bar and exceeding client expectations. 

NNDKP Assists Marcos Provit in Connection with the Issuance of Corporate Bonds

May 2022 NNDKP assisted Marcos Provit, a local pharmaceutical services network, in issuing cross-border corporate bonds worth 8.5 million euros through private placement, under the coordination of the Polish private debt fund CVI. The transaction aims at the strategic development of the company by ensuring the financing for potential acquisitions. NNDKP was involved in the structuring, negotiation, and conclusion of the related documentation and provided assistance to the client throughout the transaction. “Special thanks to our legal advisors at Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen…
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Greiner Packaging acquires 100% shares in Termoplast Grupa

April 2022 Greiner Packaging International GmbH, an international group with 692m EUR sales revenues and over 4,900 employees worldwide, has acquired 100% of shares in Termoplast Grupa. Termoplast Grupa is the 49% shareholder of Greiner Packaging Slovenia, the leading producer of plastic packaging solutions in the SEE region that has two production plants located in Serbia. Three SEE Legal member firms advised Termoplast Grupa on the transaction - BDK Advokati, Divjak Topic Bahtijarevic & Krka Law Firm, and SELIH & PARTNERJI Law Firm. 

NNDKP wins for the 6th time the much-coveted Law Firm of the Year award for Romania at the Chambers Europe Awards gala

Bucharest, 27 April 2022: Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen (NNDKP) won the “Romania Law Firm of the Year” award at the Chambers Europe Awards gala, a hallmark event organised on 22 April 2022, by Chambers and Partners, one of the most prestigious directories dedicated to the legal services market. This is the 6th time NNDKP has received this much-coveted award, within a 13-year time span since Chambers and Partners started awarding this distinction to Romanian law firms. This is also the second time NNDKP received this distinction for two years in a row (in 2022 and 2021, and 2013…

KYRIAKIDES GEORGOPOULOS Law Firm advised Siemens Energy SA & Siemens Gas and Power Holding B.V.

April 2022 KYRIAKIDES GEORGOPOULOS Law Firm advised Siemens Energy SA & Siemens Gas and Power Holding B.V. with regards to the corporate restructuring of the “Greek Energy Business”. In particular, the restructuring of the Greek Energy Business was effected through the spin-off of the “Greek Energy Business” from “Siemens Electrotechnical Projects and Products SA” and its absorption by “Siemens Energy SA”, which was specifically established for the purposes of this transaction. The transaction was completed on 1 April 2022, giving effect to the remainder of the 2020 worldwide…