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BOYANOV & Co. Successfully Defended the Interest of One of the Largest Bulgarian Beer Manufacturers in Complex Tax Litigation

In 2012 – 2013 BOYANOV & Co. was representing one of the largest Bulgarian beer manufacturers in a tax case involving claims for corporate tax, VAT, social insurance etc., covering a period of 5 years. The initial claims of the tax authorities amounted to circa EUR 4.6 million. In addition to that, the potential negative […]


BOYANOV & Co. successfully represented Dundee Precious Metals before the Supreme Administrative Court

BOYANOV & Co. successfully represented before 5-member panel of the Supreme Administrative Court one of the Bulgarian subsidiaries of the Canadian public company Dundee Precious Metals. The dispute related to the Decision of the Council of Ministers for Approval of the Environmental Assessment Impact Report on the concession for gold mining granted to that company […]


BOYANOV & Co. represented F. Hoffmann – La Roche AG in a patent litigation against a producer entering the Bulgarian market without the consent of the patent holder

BOYANOV & Co. represented a major foreign pharma company in a patent litigation against another big foreign generic producer who entered into the Bulgarian medicinal products market without the consent of the client before the expiration of the patent rights. Meanwhile, Hogan Lovells International LLP, London coordinated the work on opposition proceedings before the European […]


BOYANOV & Co. is Advising UBS AG on Enforcement of Its Claims under a USD 35 Million Loan

BOYANOV & Co. is advising UBS AG on the enforcement of its claims under a USD 35 million loan extended in 2006 to Steel Commodities AD, a Bulgarian company controlled by the former owner of Kremikovtzi AD, extended for the purposes of trade in metals. Kremikovtzi AD is the former largest steel mill in Bulgaria, […]


BOYANOV & Co. Represents an International Oil Investor in a Tax Dispute

BOYANOV & Co. is representing an international investor in the oil industry in a tax dispute with the National Revenue Agency regarding VAT classification and treatment of a commercial transaction. The case involves interpretation of national legislation implementing the Sixth VAT Directive (now Directive 2006/112/EC) and the practice of the Court of Justice of the […]


BOYANOV & Co. Represents a Leading International Pharmaceutical Company in a Patent Litigation against a Generic Producer

BOYANOV & Co. is representing a leading international pharmaceutical company in a patent litigation against a generic producer who entered into the Bulgarian market without the consent of the patent holder before the expiration of the patent rights. The case is still pending at the first instance court. Hogan Lovells International LLP, London coordinates the […]


BOYANOV & Co. Advises Eutelsat S.A. on Contentious Matters regarding a Public Procurement Procedure

BOYANOV & Co. advises Eutelsat S.A. in connection with its participation in public procurement transmission and satellite distribution of the Bulgarian National Television (BNT), including on appeals related to the procedure. BOYANOV & Co.’s team prepared the defence of Eutelsat S.A. against the illegal disqualification made by BNT and represented Eutelsat S.A. before the Commission […]


BOYANOV & Co. Continues to Represent Minerali Industriali Bulgaria OOD and Mineral Resources Srl. Italy in a Major Insolvency Case

BOYANOV & Co. continues to represent Minerali Industriali Bulgaria OOD and Mineral Resources Srl. Italy in an insolvency case involving claims for more than EUR 2.5 million, and performance of an accompanying injunction, complex corporate, and criminal proceedings. Gruppo Minerali Maffei is a major Italian mining company that controls two companies in Italy, one in […]


BOYANOV & Co. Advised Kapsch EOOD in a Public Procurement Procedure

BOYANOV & Co. advised Kapsch EOOD in connection with participation in a public procurement procedure regarding delivery, installation, commissioning and maintenance of hardware system, announced by EVN Bulgaria Elektrorazpredelenie AD. The value of the public procurement contract is circa EUR 640,000 (exclusive of VAT). Kapsch EOOD is the Bulgarian subsidiary of Kapsch Group, which is […]


BOYANOV & Co. Represents Plaisio Computers S.A. in an Infringement Case

BOYANOV & Co. represents Plaisio Computers S.A. in a claim against Prestige Business, a Bulgarian company for stationery and office equipment, for applying the client’s trademarks with national registration in Bulgaria, for registration in bad faith. The case was successfully defended in the first instance but the appellate instance annulled the ruling of the first […]


BOYANOV & Co. Successfully Represented BNP Paribas S.A. France – Bulgarian Branch in an Insolvency Case against a Bulgarian Large Corporation

BOYANOV & Co. represented BNP Paribas S.A. France – Bulgarian Branch, which initiated the insolvency proceedings against a Bulgarian large corporation. The Bank has granted a loan of over EUR 1.4 million secured by mortgage, which was under the threat to be considered unsecured based on the date of insolvency to be established by the […]


BOYANOV & Co. Successfully Defends Ideal Standard-Vidima AD in а Tax Case

BOYANOV & Co. successfully represented Ideal Standard-Vidima AD, a leading manufacturer of bath and kitchen products, in a tax litigation exceeding BGN 1.1 million. The complex case, involving interpretation of legislative provisions and application of ECJ established principles in taxation, ended by a decision entirely favouring the position of our client.         […]


Supreme Administrative Court Quashes Competition Authority’s Decision Concerning Creative Competition Organised in the Framework of Promotion

The Supreme Administrative Court has quashed the decision of the Commission for the Protection of Competition by which it imposed a sanction on a local manufacturer, for organising, as part of a promotion, a creative competition among high school classes for the best mini-website, the prize for which was a trip to the USA for […]


Final Court Instance Definitively Upholds Competition Authority’s Decision in Telecoms Tying Case

Bulgaria’s final instance of judicial review the Supreme Administrative Court definitively confirmed the Bulgarian competition authority’s decision rejecting an abuse of dominance complaint brought by Bulgaria’s incumbent telecom BTC/Vivacom against CableTel, now Blizoo Media and Broadband. The complaint was based on the fact that CableTel/Blizoo required subscribers wishing to use one of its digital services […]


Borislav Boyanov & Co. Successfully Defends The Coca-Cola Company against Registration of a Similar Trademark

By a judgment of 7 June 2011 the Administrative Court – Sofia ruled in favour of The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC), represented by Borislav Boyanov & Co. and rejected the appeal of the Bulgarian company Nova Trade EOOD against the decision of the Bulgarian Patent Office (BPO) not to grant the application for registration of the […]


Court of Appeals Sets Important Interpretation on Correlation between Community and National Trademarks in Bulgaria

Borislav Boyanov & Co. represented LINEA 2000 B.V.B.A., Belgium in a complex trademark dispute over the conditions under which an owner of a national trademark registered prior to the accession of the country to the EU can prohibit the use of an earlier identical Community trademark (“CTM”), which however, has priority on the country’s territory […]


Recent Amendments to Laws Favour Creditors

With effect from 1 January 2011 certain amendments to laws in Bulgaria were made that aim to enhance the position of creditors, in particular in insolvency and avoid certain pitfalls in the rules before that.   Copyright picture:


The International Comparative Legal Guide to: International Arbitration 2010

This article appeared in the 2010 edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Pharmaceutical Advertising; published by Global Legal Group Ltd, London.


Litigation & Dispute Resolution 2010 – Bulgaria

This article appeared in the 3rd edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Litigation & Dispute Resolution 2010; published by Global Legal Group Ltd, London.


Recognition and Execution of Foreign Court Rulings (in Bulgarian)

This article (in Bulgarian) provides a brief insight into the recognition and execution of Foreign Court Rulings conditions and procedures in Bulgaria. It also discusses current legal issues faced by parctitioners in the enforcement of judicial acts passed in other jurisdictions.     Copyright picture: