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The Supreme Administrative Court ruled that in Bulgaria attorneys-at-law can jointly perform their profession only in the form of law firms and lawyers’ partnerships registered with the Bar

On June 2, 2010 the 5-member panel of the Supreme Administrative Court (SAC) finally ruled on the competition case initiated some two years ago by Bulgarian law firms against several commercial companies which have been established in Bulgaria by or with the participation of foreign lawyers, and have been acting as law firms without being […]


Boyanov & Co. Successfully Leads EUR 1.3 Million Tax Litigation

The firm acted for Motorola’s Bulgarian subsidiary in a complex and material tax case (principal of over EUR 1.3 million) against the Bulgarian tax authorities. The Supreme Administrative Court substantially quashed the tax assessment and inter alia created an important case-law rule on the proper documenting of expenses for tax purposes. All appeals of the tax […]


Borislav Boyanov & Co. Acts Successfully for Leaf Tobacco A. Michailides

Borislav Boyanov & Co. was engaged by prominent international tobacco company Leaf Tobacco A. Michailides, Greece, after the licence of their local company for processing of tobacco in Bulgaria was unexpectedly and arbitrarily revoked on December 28, 2009. After a quick and successfull surge of the Litigation and Arbitration and the Administrative Departments of Borislav Boyanov & Co. with the […]


Boyanov & Co. Acts in Major Real Estate Litigation

The partnership currently represents a major international  investor in real estate in two interconnected litigations. The first one is for the compulsory conclusion of a definitive real estate purchase contract, based on a preliminary agreement for the acquisition of a real estate between our client and a local counterparty. The second litigation is for declaring a preceding real estate purchase contract […]


Borislav Boyanov & Co. Represents Sofia Municipality in Court

The Municipality of Sofia – the biggest city in the country – is our client in a complex dispute concerning three concession contracts for gathering and processing of city’s waste. The scopes of the contracts and the specifics of the performance obligations of the Municipality pose interesting questions about the applicability of the ordinary legal […]


Advocacy Litigations on Behalf of Industry Associations

Borislav Boyanov & Co. acts for several associations of companies (including the Association of the Research-based Pharmaceutical Manufacturers in Bulgaria (ARPharM), the Confederation of the Employers and Industrialists in Bulgaria, and the Association of the Traders in Electric Appliances and Audiovisual Equipment), which we represent in court-cases filed for the protection of the their members’ […]


Defense in First Ever Class Action in Bulgaria

Borislav Boyanov & Co.’s litigation team has been engaged in the defense of several companies belonging to one of the largest international tobacco products manufacturers in the first ever class action in Bulgaria. Class actions were effectively introduced in Bulgaria with the new Civil Procedure Code, which came into effect on March 1, 2008.     Copyright […]


Fighting Against Bad Faith Trademark Registrations

The firm has represented a variety of clients against bad-faith trademark registrations by third parties of their brands and trade names in Bulgaria. Currently, we are working for clients, including the Greek company Plaisio Computers SA in connection with the registration of their mark “Plaisio” by a third party in Bulgaria; Adidas (Reebok) in connection with the registration […]


The Firm Recognized as Market Leader in IP Litigation

We advise clients from different industries (pharmaceutical, distillers’, tobacco, information technology, and luxury goods, including clients such as Escada AG (Germany), LVMH Group (including Christian Dior, Zenith and others – France), Philip Morris (USA), The Coca-Cola Company (USA), Ford Motor Company (USA), Umarex (Germany), Diageo (UK), and others in protecting their IP rights and representing […]


Borislav Boyanov & Co. Acts for Alstom in a Litigation Case

The Firm advises and defends the interests of Alstom in court proceedings related to access to public information kept by TPP Maritza East 2. The case is pending before the Supreme Administrative Court.


Litigation & Dispute Resolution 2009 – Bulgaria

This article appeared in the 3rd edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Litigation & Dispute Resolution 2009; published by Global Legal Group Ltd, London (


Enforcement of Competition Law 2009 – Bulgaria

Pages from Chapter Enforcement 2009This article appeared in the 3rd edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Enforcement of Competiton Law 2009, published by Global Legal Group Ltd, London ( It briefly reviews the Bulgarian competition law enforcement process and the roles of the major stakeholders in it.


International Arbitration 2009 – Bulgaria

This article provides a brief legal guide to international arbitration from the perspective of Bulgarian law. This article appeared in the 3rd edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to: International Arbitration 2009, published by Global Legal Group Ltd, London (


Business Frustration (in Bulgarian)

The article comments on the theory and court practice on cases where a contracting party has requested the court to rule upon the factual and legal grounds for modification or termination of a commercial contract in situations which the parties could not and were not obliged to foresee at the conclusion of the contract and […]


The Commercial Proxy (in Bulgarian)

This article provides a brief insight into the legal regulation of the commercial proxy, one of the types of commercial agents existing under Bulgarian law.     Copyright picture:


BGN 2.96 Million Banking Litigation

The firm is working on a commercial litigation for one of the biggest Bulgarian banks involving claims with a value of approximately 2.96 million Bulgarian leva. Some of the legal issues of that case concern the authority to represent a company in insolvency proceedings and the legality of transactions and payments with the bank and […]


Court Quashes 2/3 of Sanctions for Alleged Cooking Oil Cartel

The firm represented Papas Olio AD, Niva AD, and New Oil AD before the Supreme Administrative Court in a case challenging the allegations of the Commission on Protection of Competition that a purchasing cartel for sunflower seeds existed among 13 cooking oil producers in the country. The case involved a significant volume of evidence, including […]


Insurance Fraud Litigations for AIG Subsidiary

AIG and its subsidiary AIG Life Bulgaria are being represented by Borislav Boyanov & Co. in several cases concerning payment of insurance money, including cases where insurance fraud is at issue. We have been successfully defending the rights and interests of the clients before the courts and the public prosecution authorities.   Copyright picture: AIG


Firm Achieves Landmark Rulings in Environmental Lawsuits

A big Canadian investor and its Bulgarian subsidiaries from the gold and copper mining business have been advised by Borislav Boyanov & Co. in a complex court action against the Ministry of Environment and Water. This long-running process started in 2007 when, with the help of the firm’s litigation team, the Canadian investor won two […]


USD 4.5 Million Banking Litigation Succesfully Defended

The firm’s litigation team represented one of the biggest Bulgarian banks in a court case initiated by the trustees in the insolvency of another Bulgarian bank. The claim had a value of about 4.5 million US dollars was successfully defended by the firm’s litigators. The case raised interesting legal issues, as regards the succession in judicial […]