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Boyanov & Co. has advised the Eurobank group on its EUR 61 million general corporate purposes financing for Galleria Burgas EAD and Galleria Stara Zagora EAD, which own and manage the Mall Galleria Burgas and Mall Galleria Stara Zagora shopping centers in Bulgaria. Dentons reportedly advised the lenders as well.

Dentons and Boyanov & Co have advised UniCredit Bulbank, Raiffeisen Bank International, the United Bulgarian Bank, and Eurobank Bulgaria on the financing for the construction and operation of a 160-megawatt solar plant in Maglizh, in the Stara Zagora region of Bulgaria. Stoeva Tchompalov & Znepolski reportedly advised the borrowers.

In an era of unprecedented challenges, the legal profession in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) is at the forefront of navigating these turbulent times. We face a vast array of challenges, including wars, the rise of nationalism, global tensions, energy crises, economic uncertainties, pandemics, climate change, and the rapid pace of digital transformation. Each of these significantly impacts both our lives and profession.

On February 22, 2024, Bulgaria, previously one of the few remaining EU countries without foreign direct investment (FDI) controls, introduced a new FDI screening regime in accordance with the EU FDI Screening Regulation 2019/452 (the “EU FDI Screening Regulation”).

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.

Eversheds Sutherland member Tsvetkova Bebov and Partners, working alongside White & Case, has advised Energo-Pro on an issue of USD 300 million bonds due 2028. Reportedly, BLC Law Office and GKC Partners advised on the issuance as well while Allen & Overy, Boyanov & Co, and Gedik Eraksoy advised the banks involved.

Eversheds Sutherland Bulgarian member Tsvetkova Bebov & Partners, working alongside Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, has advised Villeroy & Boch on the acquisition of Bulgarian Ideal Standard- Vidima AD, part of the Ideal Standard Group. White & Case and Boyanov & Co reportedly advised the sellers.

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:

During the Three Seas Initiative annual general meeting in Bucharest in September 2023, Austria's Dorda, Bulgaria's Boyanov & Co., Croatia's Divjak Topic Bahtijarevic & Krka, the Czech Republic's Kocian Solc Balastik, Estonia's Ellex Raidla, Hungary's Lakatos Koves & Partners, Latvia's Ellex Klavins, Lithuania's Ellex Valiunas, Poland's Wardynski and Partners, Romania's Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen, Slovakia's Barger Prekop, and Slovenia's Selih & Partnerji announced they formed the Three Seas Legal Alliance, in recognition of the progress made by the Three Seas Initiative.

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Boyanov & Co. at a Glance

BOYANOV & Co. is renowned for its exceptional services and extensive experience in a wide array of industries. As a co-founder and initiator of the SEE Legal Group, the firm has significantly influenced the legal landscape in the region.
Established in 1990, BOYANOV & Co. has been instrumental in advising on numerous landmark transactions in Bulgaria, earning an unrivalled reputation both locally and internationally as the go-to law firm for multinational businesses.
The firm's market leadership is underpinned by the superior quality of its services, which are informed by years of experience in international transactions, a deep understanding of local, European, and international law, and the exceptional expertise of its professionals. The diverse industry experience provides the firm with unique insights and a comprehensive understanding of its clients' businesses and their respective markets, enabling it to transfer successful solutions across borders.
BOYANOV & Co. offers a broad spectrum of integrated services, with notable expertise in Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A), Restructuring, Banking & Finance, Energy & Natural Resources, Technology, Media, and Telecommunications (TMT), Intellectual Property, Competition, Real Estate and Infrastructure, Employment, and Dispute Resolution.

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