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 […]


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 […]


BOYANOV & Co. advised on the acquisition of Star Motors – the authorized Mazda dealer in Bulgaria and Republic of North Macedonia

BOYANOV & Co. advised the buyer’s side on the acquisition of Star Motors EOOD. Star Motors, Sofia ( and Star Motors, Skopje ( are well-established and successful dealerships of the Japanese brand MAZDA in the region. The Star Motors Group offers the full range of new Mazda cars produced for the European market, as well […]


Processing of Personal Data Concerning Vaccinations and the EU Digital COVID-19 Certificate

Recently, the Commission for Personal Data Protection (CPDP) published an opinion on the processing of personal data regarding the vaccination status in Bulgaria. It covers all the details regarding the EU digital COVID-19 certificates – their issuance, verification, and acceptance. In accordance with EU rules, EU certificates are only to be used to access and […]


Econt Financial Services Successfully Obtains E-money Institution Licence from BNB

On 10 June 2021, the Governing Council of the Bulgarian National Bank granted an e-money institution licence to Econt Financial Services EOOD (press release link). The company will provide innovative e-money, payment services and solutions and will enable its customers to open electronic money accounts (via mobile wallets). BOYANOV & Co. provided full legal advice, […]


The European Commission Issues Modernised Standard Contractual Clauses Under the GDPR

On 4 June 2021, the European Commission issued standard contractual clauses for use between controllers and processors, and modernised standard contractual clauses for international transfers under the General Data Protection Regulation (the GDPR). The modernised standard contractual clauses will replace the three sets of standard contractual clauses for data transfers to third countries that were […]


BOYANOV & Co. Establishes Two New Professional Groups

BOYANOV & Co. has formed two new professional groups in Technology and Construction Law.   Tech Group The firm’s Tech Group is a multi-disciplinary practice covering a broad spectrum of legal challenges the innovation and digital transformation imperative is posing on our clients. The team comprises professionals with knowledge in different legal fields which allows […]