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Reverse Due Diligence of Deal Partners

Historically and statistically, most joint ventures and business combinations have short and difficult lives. Lawyers can assist with preparation and negotiation of best of class, workable and practical corporate and legal structures and agreements. But only the parties, the would-be partners, can make the combined business work and succeed. Some of the more experienced co-investors […]

Brief M&A Notes Entering 2024

How M&A lawyers add value to our clients deals? That’s our job and primary goal. Identify, quantify, reduce and mitigate the risks. Design and offer practical, workable solutions that would be accepted by both/all parties. Be quick about it. Every moment in a sale or acquisition process matters. But, always, in the process, some moments […]

The Firm Solidifies Its Chambers Global and The Legal 500 Rankings

Hristov & Partners has been again recognized and ranked among the leading, the best twelve, corporate and commercial law firms in Bulgaria for 2024. The independent researchers of both most prestigious international legal directories The Legal 500 and Chambers Global consistently rank our firm among the top dozen firms. Chambers Global 2024 says: “Hristov & […]

Topline Analysis on the Google Shopping EU Case

The Google Shopping case is now one last step away from final decision following Advocate General Kokott’s opinion from last week. The AG sided with the European Commission and the General Court which upheld Google’s 2.4bn fine for preferencing its comparison shopping service over rivals in Google’s general search results website. A few interesting takeaways […]

Latest trends in competition enforcement pose challenges to legal certainty in deal making

Growing concerns about the effect that some acquisitions falling below the mandatory merger notification thresholds may have on innovation and effective competition are increasingly shaping competition policy within the EU. Last week the Belgian competition authority closed an investigation opened earlier in March 2023 involving a possible abuse of dominance arising from an acquisition in […]

The EU Foreign Subsidies Regulation – an Overview

The European Union’s Foreign Subsidies Regulation (FSR) entered into force on 12 January 2023 and establishes a new legal framework protecting against distortions of competition on the EU internal market caused by foreign subsidies. Starting from 12 October 2023, acquisitions of significant EU businesses and large EU public tenders will be subject to mandatory notification […]

Bulgaria Deal of the Year Award of CEE Legal Matters goes to Hristov Partners

Hristov & Partners won the 2022 Bulgarian Deal of the Year Award for BioIVT‘s acquisition of Fidelis Research. Our team included partners Pavel Hristov, Biliana Shagova and senior associate Dragomir Stefanov. Winners of this year’s Deal of the Year Awards were announced on April 25, in Istanbul, during the CEE Legal Matters Deals of the Year Awards Banquet. The black-tie ceremony celebrated the largest and most […]