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Working with the Unified Portal for e-Justice: Improvements and Practical Issues

This article is available in Bulgarian here.  Three years after its launch[1], e-Justice in Bulgaria is still under construction and improvement and has not yet reached its final form. At the end of March 2023, the unified platform of e-Justice – the optimised Unified Portal for e-Justice (UPEJ) – started working. Prior to that, the […]

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Lawyering in Interesting Times: A CEE Perspective

In the latest issue of CEE Legal Matters magazine, Managing Partner Borislav Boyanov offers an insightful overview of the Central and Eastern European legal landscape. The article addresses the multifaceted challenges and developments in the region, ranging from geopolitical upheavals to rapid digitalization. Borislav Boyanov highlights the resilience and innovative spirit of CEE law firms, […]

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How to Handle Disciplinary Dismissals Situations

Employment contracts can only be terminated on specific grounds listed in the Bulgarian Labor Code. There are over 50 grounds for termination, each with its unique facts, documents, and procedures. Disciplinary dismissal is both a disciplinary sanction and grounds for employer-initiated termination without notice (Art. 330, Para 2, item 6 of the Labor Code). This […]

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Can Security be Held by an Agent in Bulgaria? (Video Included)

Why do we need an agent to hold the security in the first place? Taking security is a significant aspect of any secured financing transaction as it reduces the risk taken by the lenders, which allows borrowers to use cheaper financing for their business or transactions. Therefore, taking the right security in the right manner […]

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BOYANOV & Co. Partners Earn Top Honours in Business Today’s Influential Bulgarian Lawyers List

In a showcase of legal expertise, BOYANOV & Co.’s partners have been recognized by Business Today as among the most influential lawyers in Bulgaria across various categories. This acknowledgment highlights the firm’s commitment to excellence. Antitrust: Peter Petrov In the realm of Antitrust, Peter Petrov has been a formidable force, expertly navigating complex competition cases […]

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Дилема: Да се унищожават ли конфискувани пиратски и фалшиви стоки

Промените в Наказателния кодекс от август 2023 г. премахнаха изискването за унищожаване на предмети на престъпления срещу интелектуалната собственост. Сега се предлага пиратските и фалшивите стоки да се отнемат само ако принадлежат на дееца. Това противоречи на основната цел на тази защита. В европейското законодателство е установено, че стоки, нарушаващи правата на интелектуална собственост, трябва […]

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BOYANOV & Co. Contributes to the Bulgarian Chapter on Lexology Getting The Deal Through: Merger Control 2024

Partner Peter Petrov and associate Adriana Bakalova have authored the Bulgaria chapter in the 2024 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 […]

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Obligatory Mediation in Civil and Commercial Court Proceedings

Under the current legislation, mediation as an alternative method of dispute resolution is voluntary. The amendments adopted in the State Gazette, No. 11 of 2023, which enter into force on 1 July 2024, introduced two categories of obligatory mediation in civil and commercial court proceedings: Obligatory court mediation in cases explicitly listed in the Civil […]

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BOYANOV & Co. Authors the Chambers & Partners’ M&A 2023 Guide for Bulgaria

In the dynamic world of mergers and acquisitions, staying up to date with the latest trends and developments is crucial for businesses and legal practitioners alike. Chambers & Partners, one of the most esteemed legal directories, has recently released its M&A 2023 Guide. We are proud to announce that BOYANOV & Co. has played a […]

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The New World of Foreign Direct Investment

BOYANOV & Co. senior associate Trayan Targov is the expert author for Bulgaria in the latest comparative guide of The Global Legal Post: The New World of Foreign Direct Investment The guide explores how Bulgaria and other key jurisdictions are responding to the erosion of globalization and offer practical advice and guidance on what foreign […]

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Bulgaria COVID-19 Tracker

Business in Bulgaria is experiencing a challenging legal environment in the context of rapidly changing emergency measures dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. We have prepared a summary of the key legal measures affecting business in the attached BULGARIA COVID-19 TRACKER. It will be updated daily, as necessary. Please check regularly for updates. If you have […]

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BOYANOV & Co. Contributes to the Bulgarian Chapter on Lexology Getting The Deal Through: Fintech

Partners Damian Simeonov, Nikolay Zisov, and Stela Sabeva, senior counsel Svetlina Kortenska, and senior associate Georgi Drenski have authored the Bulgaria chapter in the 2023 edition of Lexology Getting The Deal Through on Fintech. Lexology Getting The Deal Through provides international expert analysis in key areas of law, practice, and regulation for corporate counsel, cross-border […]

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BOYANOV & Co. Contributes to the Bulgarian Chapter on The Foreign Investment Regulation Review 2022

This tenth edition of The Foreign Investment Regulation Review, published in October 2022, provides a comprehensive guide to regulations, policies, and practices governing foreign investment in 20 key international jurisdictions, including Bulgaria. It includes contributions from leading experts around the world and some of the most widely recognised law firms in their respective jurisdictions. The […]

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BOYANOV & Co. Authors the Bulgarian Chapter on Тhe Legal 500 Country Comparative Guides 2022: TMT

BOYANOV & Co.’s partner Nikolay Zisov, together with Ralitsa Nedkova (principal associate), Deyan Terziev (senior associate), and Teodora Peycheva (junior associate) has authored the Bulgarian chapter on Тhe Legal 500 Country Comparative Guides 2022: TMT. The guide provides an overview of TMT laws and regulations applicable in Bulgaria. The Legal 500’s Country Comparative Guides are […]

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BOYANOV & Co. Contributes to the Bulgarian Chapter on Lexology Getting The Deal Through: Merger Control 2023

Partner Peter Petrov and associate Adriana Bakalova have authored the Bulgaria chapter in the 2023 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 […]

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Personal Data Protection Risks of Employee Diversity and Inclusion Programmes

Over the last few years, diversity and inclusion have become more than policies, programmes, or headcounts. More and more companies in Bulgaria aim to achieve a certain percentage of employees who belong to a religion or ethnic group, as well as the inclusion of such persons at different work process levels, including by respecting their […]

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11th Balkan Legal Forum 2022 – Legal Practice Transformation!

30 June – 1 July 2022, Park Hyatt, Vienna, Austria including a welcome reception on 29 June, and Gala Dinner on 30 June Register By 15 May For Early Bird Discount Over 20 years on – applying the lessons learned from the past 20 years to the future and, more importantly, discussing what is next […]

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Podcast: Реформата в особените залози

  В особен залог на политическите процеси в страната ли се превърна довеждането до край на реформата на особения залог Адв. Борислав Нотовски 

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Podcast: Защита на правото на собственост върху недвижим имот по съдебен ред

Защита на правото на собственост върху недвижим имот по съдебен ред Адв. Светлана Цветкова

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Podcast: Новият Закон за предоставяне на цифрово съдържание и цифрови услуги и за продажба на стоки

Новият Закон за предоставяне на цифрово съдържание и цифрови услуги и за продажба на стоки – какво ново и какво „старо“ се прилага за търговците и производителите след 01.01.2022 г.? Адв. Никол Рахманлиева