BOYANOV & Co. amongst the First Bulgarian Supporters of the Paris Call

BOYANOV & Co. was amongst the first Bulgarian organisations and law firms from Europe invited to become a signatory to the Paris Call Initiative and official supporter of the “The Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace”, a political declaration that will signal a global mobilization for the stability of cyberspace. It strengthens the work of the international community and of the many stakeholders involved in digital security. 

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 Bulgaria AD, which was successfully closed in June 2019.

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

BOYANOV & Co.’s counsel 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 in 16 key international jurisdictions, including Bulgaria. It includes contributions from leading experts around the world from some of the most widely recognised law firms in their respective jurisdictions.

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 [BUL:6R2 / HRZ] on the acquisition of 100% of the capital of HIT Hypermarket EOOD from the Germany-based HIT Bulgarien GmbH, part of DOHLE Trading Group.

Borislav Boyanov Shortlisted for the Chambers Diversity & Inclusion Europe Awards 2019

Mr. Borislav Boyanov, managing partner at BOYANOV & Co., a founder and co-chair of the SEE Legal Group, has been shortlisted at the Chambers Diversity & Inclusion Awards: Europe 2019 in the category Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year. Chambers and Partners has congratulated Mr. Boyanov for being a true diversity and inclusion pioneer for the legal profession.

BOYANOV & Co. Contributes to the Bulgarian Chapter on Getting the Deal Through: Merger Control 2020

BOYANOV & Co.’s Competition and Antitrust team has authored the Bulgarian chapter in the prestige legal publication of Getting the Deal Through: Merger Control 2020, due to be published in September 2019 by Law Business Research Limited. Some of the key questions answered by each of the 69 jurisdictions featured in this publication include Bulgarian merger control thresholds, Bulgarian merger control test, public takeovers, enforcement practice and future developments, etc.

BOYANOV & Co. Contributes to the Bulgarian Chapter on Global Legal Insights to: Mergers & Acquisitions 2019

BOYANOV & Co.’s partner Yordan Naydenov and counsel Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nikolay Kolev have authored the Bulgarian chapter on Global Legal Insights to: Mergers & Acquisitions 2019, 8th edition, published in July 2019 by Global Legal Group. The article discusses the legal background, financing of the M&A transactions in Bulgaria, touches upon the significant deals and highlights, key developments, as well as looks at the year ahead.

Borislav Boyanov Continues to be Nominated by Who’s Who Legal as One of the World’s Leading Practitioners in M&A and Governance 2019

Mr. Borislav Boyanov, managing partner at BOYANOV & Co. and a founder and co-chair of the SEE Legal Group, continues to be the only Bulgarian lawyer regularly nominated by his peers as one of the world’s leading practitioners in the field of M&A and Governance by Who’s Who Legal. Who’s Who Legal: M&A and Governance 2019, published by Law Business Research Ltd., is a result of the opinions of law firm clients and corporate law experts from around the world. The research has revealed 1,531 lawyers from 85 jurisdictions who are considered leaders in the field of M&A and Governance.

VIVACOM is for Sale

Bulgarian Telecommunication Company EAD (BTC) is a Bulgarian telecommunication operator known by the trademark VIVACOM. VIVACOM owns the best developed network in Bulgaria and is a leader in the provision of modern telecommunication services. The company is the only telecom operator in the country that provides converged solutions through terrestrial, copper and satellite infrastructure, a mobile network and public internet. VIVACOM maintains the only networked international networking center in Bulgaria, the network management center and the largest real-time data storage and booking center.

Borislav Boyanov, Speaker at the UIA Foreign Investment and Investment in Real Estate Conference

Borislav Boyanov, Managing Partner at BOYANOV & Co., talked about the needs of the foreign investors to be serviced by the state and local communities in the first panel titled Foreign investment – conditions/prerequisites for good investment climate and for good and attractive investment environment during the conference on Foreign Investment and Investment in Real Estate, organised by the International Association of Lawyers, Sofia Bar Association and the Supreme Bar Council of Bulgaria on 12-13 April at Grand Hotel Sofia.

BOYANOV & Co. Advises on the Financing of the Acquisition of Nova TV

BOYANOV & Co. advised the lenders of a EUR 100 million syndicated financing arranged by UniCredit Bulbank and BNP Paribas and a lending syndicate including them, DSK Bank and United Bulgarian Bank for the acquisition by Advance Media Group of Nova TV from MTG and EEMH. The deal was completed on 10 April 2019 in a record short period of time for a deal of this type (two and a half months from the start of the negotiations on the financing documents until closing of the financing).

A Concession Procedure for Sofia Civil Airport

A concession procedure for the Sofia Civil Airport has been announced on 2 July 2018 by the Minister of Transport of the Republic of Bulgaria for designation of a concessionaire and award of a concession for the construction of Civil Public Airport Sofia, which is public state property. The announced concession has an estimated value of approximately EUR 3.9 billion excluding VAT. The term of the concession is 35 years. The concessionaire shall pay the initial concession remuneration that amounts to EUR 281 million excluding VAT. The minimum investment requirement amounts to EUR 600 million for the term of the concession. There is also a requirement for the Concessionaire to build a third terminal within the first 10 years. Currently, the deadline for investors to submit their offers is 11 April 2019. The last extension was required because of changes in the Bulgarian Concessions Act. Amendments to the law ensure wider competition in the procedure. The amendments clarify the texts on a joint liability, the way of settling disputes between the parties and the grounds for invalidity of the Concession agreement.