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BOYANOV & Co. Continues to be Ranked Tier 1 Law Firm in All Practice Areas

The firm continues to receive the highest Tier 1 ranking in all practice areas researched by the IFLR1000 in Bulgaria, Banking & finance, M&A, and Project development. Some of the client feedback for BOYANOV & Co. reads “The firm has always provided superb legal advice. They are hands on and cost sensitive. They offer a broad spectrum of legal expertise and also give support on strategic and business issues.”, while other clients reveal that the Banking and Finance practice of the firm has “Top professionalism, excellent knowledge of the matters of law. High responsibility and client-oriented approach”. An M&A client recommends the M&A practice of BOYANOV & Co. because “The team is well organised and knowledgeable. The advice given is always high-quality and gives the client all aspects of the case. We appreciate the fast response rates and all-round client service”. The Project Development practice of the firm is also highly appraised with one client noting that the team is “Very professional and efficient, provide high-quality work which does not trigger numerous follow-up questions. Great command of English”.

In total, eight lawyers were highlighted by the 2021 edition of IFLR1000. The Managing Partner, Borislav Boyanov, who is regarded as an Expert consultant in M&A in Bulgaria, has been described by clients as “providing excellent strategic and hands on advice”. Damian Simeonov, Head of Banking and Finance, has been rated as a Market leader in Banking and has received the clients’ appraisal as a “highly professional” in his practice area. The following four partners have been Highly regarded in their respective practice areas:


  • Alexander Chatalbashev, Head of Energy and Natural Resources: Alexander has been regarded by one Project Development client as “[One who] definitely knows his stuff. Very responsive and provides detailed answers. Excellent command of English”.
  • Nickolay Nickolov, Head of Real Estate and Construction has been described as “Responsive, taking responsibility of his ideas and problem solving”.
  • Svetlina Kortenska, Counsel, in Capital markets, and M&A; A client reveals that Svetlina is “ She provides London service at Sofia prices”.
  • Yordan Naydenov, Head of Corporate and M&A, in M&A. An M&A client highlights Mr. Naydenov as “extremely knowledgeable and handles complex cases by giving firm, easy to implement solutions with a co-operative approach”.


In the IFLR1000’s 2021 edition, Ralitsa Nedkova, Senior associate and Georgi Drenski, Senior associate, have also been ranked as Rising stars for their work in Banking and finance.


All rankings are based on transactional evidence, peer and client feedback, thoroughly researched by IFLR1000.

IFLR1000 is the only legal directory focused on ranking law firms and lawyers on the basis of financial and corporate transactional work. IFLR1000 has been researching legal markets for 30 years with an experienced research team based in London, New York and Hong Kong.

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