Schoenherr has advised Borealis AG on the agreement to purchase Bulgarian polyethylene and polypropylene recycler Integra Plastics. Boyanov & Co and CMS reportedly advised on the deal as well.
CMS has advised Astronergy on the acquisition of the Karlovo and Novi Pazar greenfield solar projects in Bulgaria, with a combined capacity of 120 megawatts. Schoenherr reportedly advised the sellers.
Eversheds Sutherland member Tsvetkova Bebov & Partners, working with Clifford Chance, has advised the Republic of Bulgaria on a dual-tranche EUR 2.3 billion sovereign bond issuance. Linklaters and DGKV reportedly advised joint lead managers BNP Paribas, Credit Agricole CIB, Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft, and JP Morgan.
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Former Senior Associate Dragomir Stefanov was promoted to Partner at Hristov & Partners.
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.
Djingov Gouginski Kyutchukov & Velichkov has advised TokWise on its EUR 3 million equity investment round led by Encavis and including Vitosha Venture Partners-Fond I KD, KIC InnoEnergy SE, and Innovation Capital Fund KDA. Georgiev & Kolev advised Vitosha Venture Partners. CMS reportedly advised Encavis.
Boyanov & Co has advised the Aurelius Group on its acquisition of Lufthansa’s catering operations in Bulgaria. Schoenherr advised Lufthansa.
White & Case has successfully represented the Bulgarian Energy Holding and its Bulgargaz and Bulgartransgaz subsidiaries before the European Union's General Court in a case that saw the full annulment of a 2018 decision by the European Commission and related EUR 77 million fine imposed for foreclosing the Bulgarian gas supply market.