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Georgiev, Todorov & Co Successful for BMF Port Burgas Before the CJEU

Georgiev, Todorov & Co Successful for BMF Port Burgas Before the CJEU

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Georgiev, Todorov & Co has successfully represented BMF Port Burgas before the Court of Justice of the European Union in a Preliminary Reference Procedure initiated by the Administrative Court of Sofia regarding an administrative act by Bulgaria's Energy and Water Regulatory Commission relating to an electrical network connection dispute.

BMF Port Burgas is the concessionaire at Bulgaria's Bourgas East 2 and Burgas West port terminals.

According to Georgiev, Todorov & Co “the case revolved around whether or not it is permissible for member state national legislation to allow business consumers to connect directly to the electricity grid in the presence of objective and non-discriminatory criteria.”

The CJEU held that connecting a consumer to the electricity transmission network shall be considered based on objective and non-discriminatory considerations, since this user is connected to an electrical substation which, under Directive 2009/72 and national law, falls within the scope of the transmission system.

Georgiev, Todorov & Co describes the ruling of the CJEU as “essential for the regulation of the relationship between operators and consumers in the internal market in electricity, as it is interpreting the principles of Directive 2009/72 /EC.“

The Georgiev, Todorov & Co team was led by Partner Miglena Peneva.  

Georgiev, Todorov & Co. at a Glance

Established in 1991, Georgiev, Todorov & Co. Law Offices is one of the first Bulgarian law firms.  It has a particular emphasis on the Banking and Finance, M&A and Concessions, Energy and Natural Resources, Real Estate and Construction, and TMT sectors. The law firm has built a corporate culture, focused on a decision-oriented approach and aimed at understanding the business needs of both domestic and international investors and entrepreneurs in order to fully protect their interests, help them realize their full potential and achieve their business goals. One of its main advantages is the outstanding combination of in-depth knowledge of the substantive law and regulations, and the unparalleled expertise in judicial and arbitral representation, which enables it to provide specifically tailored legal services and to avoid any potential risks for its clients.

Georgiev, Todorov & Co. has participated in many landmark transactions for key players such as the Bulgarian National Bank, Bulgarian Telecommunication Company, Bulgarian Stock Exchange, European Commission, Roche Bulgaria and Microsoft Corporation. The law firm is unquestionably recognized for knowledgeable professionals and outstanding legal assistance in multiple sectors by the most reputable international directories. Moreover, it is a member of several highly recognized global legal organizations, which provides it with an access to extensive information and professional networks, and facilitates the connection with foreign clients for legal issues in all aspects of law.   Georgiev, Todorov & Co. guarantees for the services provided through the implementation of internationally recognized certified systems of quality management (ISO). 

Firm's website: https://georg-tod.com/