Bulgaria M&A Brief Practical Notes 5

M&A lawyers play a role in the deal-making process. A critical part of that role is to facilitate the closing of the transaction. That’s why when selecting their M&A advisers clients would often look into the respective lawyer’s closing track-record, and try identify who the best closers are among the shortlisted lawyers. The path to […]

Bulgaria M&A Brief Practical Notes 4

What to consider in a tech acquisition due diligence in Bulgaria? Products and IPRs In Bulgaria copyrights in software developed by company’s employees belong to the company-employer, if created within the employment relationship and absent agreement with the employee to the contrary. Similar rules apply to inventions, but the company has a 3-month period upon […]

Amendments in the Bulgarian Advocacy Act

The national special law regulating the requirements for and the exercise of the legal advocacy profession, the Advocacy Act of 2004, was amended with effect as from 2 March 2021 (see State Gazette, Issue No. 17 of 26 February 2021). As per the amendments: A single Bulgarian attorney-at-law (advocate) admitted to the Bar or an […]

Bulgaria M&A Brief Practical Notes 3

M&A is a process, a means to an end (that can often be summed up as “growth”). Integration is a critical phase of the process. A M&A deal does not end at the closing/completion. This is axiomatic knowledge, is it not? “From our perspective, we, M&A lawyers are good in finding efficiencies, synergies and opportunities […]

Bulgaria M&A Brief Practical Notes 2

The value of a startup is in its people (the founder/s and the key employees), the product(s) or service(s) and the main income sources (e.g. material contracts with key customers). We live in times when entrepreneurs are celebrated and their successes widely recognized. Times when startup companies can accelerate (thanks to factors such as new […]

Chambers Global 2021 Confirms Hristov & Partners Position

The latest edition of the prominent international legal directory Chambers & Partners Global confirmed Hristov & Partners position among the leading corporate and commercial law firms in Bulgaria. According to the directory’s testimonials and client feedback, our firm has been described as “an active corporate and commercial practice with noted strength in international transactions. Increasingly […]

Bulgaria M&A Brief Practical Notes 1

Most will agree that doing M&A deals is a science and an art. It usually requires teamwork, discipline, determination and resilience to see through an acquisition or a divestment respectively. The successful closing of a M&A deal and the successful post-closing integration critically depend on (i) strong business rationale of the transaction; (ii) availability of […]