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CMS Advises Skoda on EUR 70 Million Tender for Eight Metro Trains to Metropoliten Sofia

CMS Advises Skoda on EUR 70 Million Tender for Eight Metro Trains to Metropoliten Sofia

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CMS has advised the Czech consortium of Skoda Transportation and Skoda Vagonka on their successful participation in Metropoliten Sofia's BGN 134 million public procurement procedure for eight metro trains.

The public procurement agreement was signed on July 13, 2023. Metropoliten Sofia is the subway operator in the Bulgarian capital.

The Skoda Group is a member of the PPF Group. It manufactures vehicles for railways and public transport.

According to CMS, the project is expected to have an "extremely favorable impact on Bulgaria’s capital subway infrastructure – providing the most modern vehicles for citizens, shortening the running interval of trains, and gradually replacing the remaining Russian vehicle fleet." The eight trains are to enter service in 2026.

"We are very proud to deliver new, modern, and spacious metro trains to the people of Sofia," Skoda Group Region Central East President Zdenek Svata commented. "This success highlights our expertise in public transport. We offer a complete portfolio of environmentally friendly vehicles for public transport."

The CMS team was led by Sofia-based Partner Assen Georgiev and included Managing Partner Kostadin Sirleshtov and Associate Diyan Georgiev.

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CMS Sofia is a full-service law firm, the largest international law firm in Bulgaria and one of the largest providers of legal services in the local market as a whole. The breadth and depth of our practice means that our lawyers are specialised, with a level of specialisation that few of our competitors can match.

CMS Sofia is the Bulgarian branch of CMS, a top ten global legal and tax services provider with over 5000 lawyers in 43 countries and 78 offices across the world.

CMS entered the Bulgarian market as one of the first internationally active law firms in 2005 and is now among the most respected legal advisors in the country. We have 7 partners, 4 counsel and over 30 lawyers in our office in Sofia.

Our legal experts, who are rooted in Bulgaria’s local culture, can also draw on years of experience in foreign countries and are at home in several legal systems at once. We know the particularities of the local market just as well as the needs of our clients and combine both to achieve optimum solutions. Our lawyers are Bulgarian qualified and we also have English qualified experts – all of them regularly working on cross-border mandates.

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