Djingov Gouginski Kyutchukov & Velichkov has advised Come Forth Capital on the sale of Synergyc to Italy's Kirey. KPMG advised Kirey.
Bulgaria's economic landscape appears to be evolving rapidly, driven by a proactive government and a series of long-overdue legislative reforms, according to Kinstellar Partner Nina Tsifudina. From changes in the available company forms to alignment with EU regulations and the anticipation of eurozone integration – all these keep the country’s markets buzzing, with movements in the banking and telecommunication sectors leading the charge.
Schoenherr, working with Sullivan & Cromwell, has advised the Emirates Telecommunications Group Company – operating as E& – on its acquisition of a 50%-plus-one-share stake in PPF Telecom Group's assets in Bulgaria, Hungary, Serbia, and Slovakia. White & Case and Karanovic & Partners advised the PPF Group on the up to EUR 2.5 billion sale and the setup of a joint venture with E&.
White & Case and Eversheds Sutherland member Tsvetkova Bebov and Partners have advised Energo-Pro on its EUR 300 million issuance of senior unsecured notes due 2035. Spasov & Bratanov and Clifford Chance and its Turkish affiliate Ciftci Attorney Partnership advised initial purchaser Goldman Sachs & Co and guarantor DFC. White & Case Turkish affiliate GKC Partners and Georgia's BLC Law Office reportedly also advised the issuer. Georgia's Business Legal Bureau reportedly advised the initial purchaser as well. Alston & Bird reportedly advised the trustee.
Kinstellar, working with Watson Farley & Williams, has advised South Korea's Yanolja Cloud on its acquisition of Go Global Travel from the AMI Opportunities Fund.
May 2023 marks five years since the application of the General Data Protection Regulation, better known as "GDPR", and its requirements still pose a number of challenges for organizations. On one hand, this is because ensuring compliance with GDPR is not a "one-time exercise" but a continuous process "from within", requiring synchronization with all other activities in the organization. On the other hand, companies must also take into consideration innovations "from the outside", including new regulations and technologies, by promptly addressing data protection risks.
Gugushev & Partners has advised Next Basket on an investment from the Innovation Capital Fund. Sole practitioner Sylvia Marushkina reportedly advised Innovation Capital.
Bulgaria's outlook is improving, with its elected government working hard to catch up on crucial EU legal updates, while the country continues to attract investments in banking, energy, healthcare, and technology, according to Penkov Markov & Partners Associated Partner Boris Lazarov.
Schoenherr, working alongside Jones Day, has advised GfK SE on the EUR 315 million sale of its European Consumer Panel business to YouGov. DLA Piper advised YouGov.
Schoenherr has advised Bulstrad Life Vienna Insurance Group Bulgaria on the acquisition of AmeriMed medical center. Reportedly, Stanev & Partners advised the sellers.