Partner Peter Petrov has authored the Bulgaria chapter in the 2022 edition of Lexology Getting The Deal Through on Merger Control. Lexology Getting The Deal Through provides international expert analysis in key areas of law, practice, and regulation for corporate counsel, cross-border legal practitioners, and company directors and officers. In its sixteenth edition, the Merger Controls guide addresses key questions on all matters of concern regarding labour law in multiple countries worldwide...
Established in 1990, BOYANOV & Co. has earned wide international and local recognition as the preferred law firm for many transnational businesses expanding their portfolios in Bulgaria. The firm has advised on most of Bulgaria's landmark transactions. Its client portfolio includes over 4,000 local and international companies, governments, and institutions.
Since its establishment, the firm has always been ranked as a market leader for the excellence of its services, drawing on years of experience in international transactions and structures, on in-depth knowledge of local, European, and international law, and on the brilliance of its professionals.
The firm provides a broad range of integrated services with particular strength in M&A, Restructuring, Banking & Finance, Energy & Natural Resources, Intellectual Property, ITC, Competition, Real Estate and Dispute Resolution.
Our experience in industries as diverse as aviation, banking and insurance, branded goods, food and beverages, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, retail and wholesale trade and distribution, mining, telecommunications, IT and media, allows us to have a unique insight and a sound knowledge of our clients' businesses, and their respective markets, as well as the ability to transfer successful solutions across borders.
We render our services in Bulgarian, English, German, French, Spanish and Russian.
BOYANOV & Co. is a founding member of The Southeast Europe Legal Group (SEE Legal), a unique organization of the leading national law firms across 12 countries in South-East Europe, as well as of The Three Seas Legal Alliance, consisting of 12 leading law firms from Central and Eastern Europe, aiming to provide a one-stop-shop for the best legal advice in the region.
The firm is strongly dedicated to supporting the rule of law, the adoption and implementation of a modern and efficient business regulation, and to furthering international legal exchange. We have contributed to a wide variety of legislative initiatives (including by lobbying and providing statements and opinions on amendments of the Bulgarian Constitution and more than 19 legal acts). Lawyers of the firm contribute regularly to Bulgarian and international publications in all areas of local, European, and international law.
Being the founders of legal institutions such as the Legal Development Foundation, and the Balkan Legal Forum, BOYANOV & Co. strives to assist in the formation of a new generation of modern lawyers in Southeastern Europe, holding the highest ethical standards and professionalism. An illustration of these efforts is the Balkan Legal Forum initiated by the firm in 2000 and supported by the International Bar Association, which, with its 11 successful editions, became "the most important legal event in the region".
Year this Office was Established: 1990
Lawyers Worldwide: 42
Areas of Practice
Are you a compliance professional at a credit institution, a payment institution and electronic money (e-money) institution, or a third-party provider to such institution? If so, have a quick look at this compliance reminder with a view of the forthcoming deadline on 31 December 2021. On 30 September 2019, the European Banking Authority’s (“the EBA”) revised guidelinesregarding outsourcing arrangements (“the Outsourcing guidelines” or “the Guidelines”) entered into force...
BOYANOV & Co. Advised Aurelius Group on the Acquisition of Lufthansa’s Catering Operations in Bulgaria
BOYANOV & Co. advised Aurelius Group on the Bulgarian legal aspects in the acquisition of the Bulgarian part of the Lufthansa Group catering business. The Star Alliance carrier initially sold LSG Group’s European business activities to Gategroup in 2019 and then struck a preliminary agreement to sell the remainder of LSG to Aurelius in April this year.The sale, formally completed on 31 October, comprises all the group’s classic catering activities along with its on-board retail and food commerce businesses. It includes a total of around 19,000 employees worldwide and 36 joint ventures across the globe. LSG generated revenues of just under €2 billion ($2...
BOYANOV& Co. Advised Ceska Sporitelna on Refinancing of Aricoma Group’s Loan for Musala Soft AD Acquisition
BOYANOV & Co. advised Česká Spořitelna – leading a syndicate of banks including Československá obchodní banka and Komerční banka on the refinancing of a loan extended to the Aricoma Group in 2022. A segment of this loan facilitated the acquisition of Musala Soft AD, a transaction in which BOYANOV & Co. also played an advisory role. The ARICOMA Group stands as a premier IT service provider in Central Europe, boasting a pronounced presence in the Scandinavian region. With 15 European delivery centers, the company caters to an extensive clientele, serving over 1,000 clients across 18 distinct markets...