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Boyanov & Co Among Plethora of Firms Advising on BioIVT’s Acquisition of Fidelis Research

Boyanov & Co Among Plethora of Firms Advising on BioIVT’s Acquisition of Fidelis Research

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Boyanov & Co has advised BioIVT on its acquisition of Fidelis Research. Divjak Topic Bahtijarevic & Krka, BDK Advokati, Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen, and Kolcuoglu Demirkan Kocakli have advised BioIVT on Croatian, Serbian, Romanian, and Turkish law-related matters, respectively. Hristov & Partners advised Integrity Capital Investments on the sale. Penkov Markov & Partners advised the other sellers.

BioIVT provides biospecimens, research models, and drug and diagnostic development services. The company specializes in control and disease-state biospecimens including human and animal tissues, cell products, blood, and other biofluids.

Fidelis Research is a Sofia-headquartered clinical biospecimen collection network in Southeastern Europe.

"This transaction further increases the scale and depth of BioIVT’s global operations by adding new clinical collection sites, which are predominantly hospital-based, focused on oncology, heme-oncology, and autoimmune cases. We now have an exemplary global footprint for the collection and provision of high-quality, fully annotated, disease-state biospecimens in Europe, Asia, and the US," BioIVT CEO Richard Haigh commented. "Through Fidelis Research, we deepen our presence in Europe and can provide our clients with a broad array of fresh, clinically collected, disease-state tissues and biofluids, and expanded cell products globally."

The Boyanov & Co team was led by Partner Yordan Naydenov and included Senior Counsel Svetlina Kortenska, Counsel Mihail Vishanin, and Senior Associate Nedyalka Novakova.

The DTB team included Managing Partner Emir Bahtijarevic and Attorneys-at-Law Dina Salapic and Dominik Glavina.

BDK Advokati’s team consisted of Senior Partner Vladimir Dasic, Senior Associates Jelena Zelenbaba and Marija Gligorevic, and Associate Bozidar Simovic.

The NNDKP team included Partners Gabriela Cacerea and Anca Pascu, Counsel Madalina Panca, Senior Associate Mihai Fifoiu, and Associate Oana Popescu.

The Kolcuoglu Demirkan Kocakli team included Managing Partner Umut Kolcuoglu, Partner Bihter Bozbay Inan, Managing Associate Alp Ercetin, Associates Tugce Ecem Evin, Berkay Unel, and Duygu Yurtal, and Trainee Associate Serra Nur Kahvecioglu.

The Hristov & Partners team included Partner Pavel Hristov and Senior Associate Dragomir Stefanov.

Editor’s Note: After this article was published, Penkov Markov & Partners announced that its team was led by Managing Partner Nikolay Cvetanov and included Partner Roman Stoyanov and Senior Associate Boris Lazarov.

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Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații is a full-service independent law firm, employing cross-disciplinary teams of lawyers, insolvency practitioners, tax consultants, IP counsellors, economists and staff members. It also operates a secondary law office in Cluj-Napoca (Romania), and has a ‘best-friend’ agreement with a leading law firm in the Republic of Moldova. In addition, thanks to the firm’s dedicated Foreign Desks, the team provides the full range of services to international investors seeking to gain a foothold or expand their existing operations in Romania. Since 2019, the firm and its tax arm are collaborating with Andersen Global in Romania.

Țuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii is providing legal services in every aspect of business, covering all major areas of practice: corporate and M&A; litigation and international arbitration; corporate tax; public procurement; TMT; employment; insurance; banking and finance; capital markets; competition; healthcare and pharmaceutical; energy and natural resources; environmental; intellectual property; real estate; regulatory legal services.

Țuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii is a First-Tier law firm in all international legal directories and a multiple award-winning law firm both locally and internationally. It received the CEE Deal of the Year Award (DOTY Awards 2021) and the Law Firm of the Year Award: Romania (IFLR Europe Awards 2021). 

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