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BOYANOV & Co. Shortlisted for the 2021 CEE Legal Matters Deal of the Year With Three Deals

Three deals that BOYANOV & Co. advised on had been shortlisted for the CEE Legal Matters 2021 Deal of the Year Award – two of which were selected for the Bulgarian legal market and one – for the Greek legal market. The selected for the Bulgarian legal market deals were the sale by NN Group of its Bulgarian pension and life insurance business to KBC, and the financing provided by J.P. Morgan for the acquisition of CEZ’ Bulgarian business by Eurohold.

The cross-border transaction our firm was involved in included advising Mondelez International on the Bulgarian aspects of the acquisition of the Greek food producer Chipita S.A.

BOYANOV & Co. is the only Bulgarian law firm to have three deals selected in these prestigious shortlists.

“Being shortlisted for either of this year’s awards is particularly notable since this has been the most competitive year to date,” commented CEE Legal Matters Managing Editor Radu Cotarcea. “CEE Legal Matters received more submissions for the Deals of the Year in this fifth year of existence than ever before – 319 submissions from 108 law firms – reflecting a remarkable year of growth, cooperation, and expansion – all performed against a truly challenging backdrop.”

Borislav Boyanov, the Managing Partner of BOYANOV & Co., commented, “Everyone at BOYANOV & Co. is delighted that not only one, but three deals have been shortlisted for the Deal of the Year Awards. Our team of professionals always fights for our clients and the rule of law by all legal means available. This recognition will give us even greater determination to continue providing our knowledge and experience for the improvement of the legal and business environment in Bulgaria.”.

CEE Legal Matters is the authoritative print and online publication for and about the lawyers and legal markets of Central and Eastern Europe. CEELM’s mission always has been and always will be, simply, to be the go-to source of information about the legal industry in Central and Eastern Europe. Deal Of the Year is an annual celebration of those lawyers and law firms that have brought the deals that shape Central and Eastern Europe into being.

The winners will be announced at the annual CEELM Deals of the Year Banquet which will be held in London on 5 April 2022.