Borislav Boyanov & Co. Represents The Coca-Cola Company in IP Rights Infringements Actions

Borislav Boyanov & Co. was engaged in representing the Coca-Cola Company in four civil cases concerning infringements of the companies IP rights, as well as in a court case in front of the Supreme Administrative Court for establishing unfair competition by unauthorized use of signs similar to the registered trademarks of the company ( involving […]


Bulgarian Telecommunications Company

Since 1998, Borislav Boyanov & Co. has advised various parties in relation to the privatization and post-privatization M&A deals related to the Bulgarian Telecommunications Company (BTC) – the incumbent land lines operator in Bulgaria. In particular, we advised Dutch telecommunications provider KPN on the first attempt to privatize BTC (1998-2000). Later on, we advised the […]


Initial Public Offering of Devin AD

Borislav Boyanov & Co. advised Devin AD – the local bottled mineral water market leader on the implementation of the successful public offering of shares at the Bulgarian Stock Exchange. The firm was instrumental in supporting Devin in all steps of the IPO process. The firm’s team was lead by partner Alexander Chatalbashev.   Copyright […]


Borislav Boyanov & Co. Assists in Setting up Local Investment Firm

The firm was instrumental in setting up EFG Securities Bulgaria, a local investment firm, part of the EFG group. The firm’s team worked on the licensing process and corporate organization. It also developed and advised on the complete set of internal rules and general conditions of the company.     Copyright picture:


Borislav Boyanov & Co. Advises and Implements Redundancy for International Food Manufacturer

The firm provided advice in connection with the complete shutdown of an international food producer’s operations in Bulgaria, including regulatory advice on collective redundancy requirements and legislation, handling negotiations with trade unions and employees regarding severance packages and other related issues.     Copyright picture:


Construction / Real Estate Work Highlights until 2007

The firm advised Deutsche Bank on the sale of the biggest office building complex in Bulgaria – Business Park Sofia; The firm provided advisory services on the acquisition of around 115,000 sq. m. of real estates for the construction of a logistic park near Plovdiv; The firm provided advisory services on the acquisition of the […]


Energy Derivatives Transactions for a US Investment Bank

Borislav Boyanov & Co. acted for a major US investment bank by providing advice on various aspects of trading in commodity derivatives including electricity, gas and emissions.   Copyright picture:


Petroleum Refinery Project in Silistra

  The firm acts for the Petromaxx Energy Group on corporate, financing and other legal matters related to the planned Petromax petroleum refinery construction near the town of Silistra, in the north-east of Bulgaria – a green-field project with an estimated value of over $170 million.   Copyright picture:


Firm Acts for Creditors in Former Bulgarian National Arilines’ Bankruptcy Proceedings

Following the insolvency of the former Bulgarian national flag carrier Balkan Airilnes, Borislav Boyanov & Co. represents a number of creditors of the airline in its ongoing bankruptcy proceedings. Our clients include Laufer Aviation, Amadeus GTD, ATR France, Air BP Ltd., companies from Total Group, and others.     Copyright picture:


Construction Products Joint Venture Established by Fisher Profil

Borislav Boyanov & Co. provided assistance and support to Fisher Profil (a subsidiary of Corus, part of Tata Steel) on the setting up and future development and expansion of its joint-venture plant in Bulgaria.     Copyright picture:


EFG Local Banking Group Reorganization Assisted by Borislav Boyanov & Co.

EFG Eurobank successfully completed the reorganization of its banking group in Bulgaria after it acquired DZI Bank. The reorganization comprised the merger of its existing banking subsidiary EFG Eurobank Bulgaria (formerly Bulgarian Post Bank) with newly acquired DZI Bank. Borislav Boyanov & Co. provided outside counsel advice to the  merger (on both corporate and regulatory matters) that […]


New Structure of McDonald’s in Bulgaria

After McDonald’s decided to introduce a new business model in Bulgaria, Borislav Boyanov & Co. assisted them in transferring their existing Bulgarian business to a third party and then to enter into a franchise with the new owners. The firm continues to act as outside counsel to the restaurant chain in Bulgaria, currently operated by […]


DZI Group Sale

The firm represented and provided assistance to the DZI Group’s majority owner on the sale of its interest in two major insurance companies (DZI (Life Insurance) and DZI General Insurance) and DZI Bank. The targets were acquired by KBC and EFG Eurbank. The firm’s team was involved in the vendor due diligence, organizing the buyer due diligence […]


Getting the Deal Through – Mergers And Acquisitions 2006

Reproduced with permission from Law Business Research. This article was first published in Getting the Deal Through – Mergers and Acquisitions 2006 (published in May 2006, consulting editors Rachel Brandenburger and Natasha Good). For further information please visit


Corporate Tax 2006

This article appeared in the 3rd edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Corporate Tax 2006, published by Global Legal Group Ltd, London (


Securitisation 2006

This article appeared in the 3rd edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Securitisation 2006; published by Global Legal Group Ltd, London (


Getting the Deal Through – Telecoms and Media 2006

Reproduced with permission from Law Business Research. This article was first published in Getting the Deal Through – Telecoms and Media 2006, (published in May 2006, consulting editors Rachel Brandenburger and Natasha Good). For further information please visit the GettingTheDealThrough official web site.


SBS Investments in the Radio and TV Markets in Bulgaria

The firm advised SBS Broadcasting (the second largest media company in Europe) on the acquisition of several radio networks in Bulgaria, including Radio Vitosha, Ritmo and Atlantic, Radio Vesselina and Radio Express, and on the acquisition of a music TV channel in Bulgaria. Following the acquisitions, the firm has been handling the client’s current legal matters […]


Multinational EUR 285 Million Financing for Warburg Pincus

In July 2006 – November 2006, Borislav Boyanov & Co. assisted Warburg Pincus on the refinancing of its Bulgarian acquisitions, within the scope of a larger refinancing transaction covering several East and South European jurisdictions with total value above EUR 285 mio.   Copyright picture:


VAT Tax Cases for a Major Commodities Trading Company

Borislav Boyanov & Co.’s litigation team represented a major international commodities trading house, in a VAT litigation relating to its purchasing and export of grains from Bulgaria. The total interest defended was over BGN 700,000. On judicial review the Supreme Administrative Court annulled the tax assessments issued against the client, and ruled that the Bulgarian company had the right to VAT […]