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We provide employment advice on a permanent basis and act as outside counsel for some of the largest employers in Bulgaria. Since many years our firm has been providing counseling and advice on all aspects of labor and employment issues to the management of such clients, including, when required, supervisory training of Human Resources and other staff in these areas and further litigation support in all aspects of discharge cases. The spectrum of services includes advice on:

  • creation and termination of labor relations
  • collective labor bargaining
  • work and residence permit issuance, etc.
  • implementation of employment restructuring programs
  • collective redundancies
  • employment law implications in various corporate restructuring transactions such as mergers, acquisitions, liquidation of companies, project financing, etc.
  • comprehensive due diligence investigation of employment contracts and related issues
  • domestic counseling in the process of establishment of a Societa Europea
  • representation of employers in various types of employment litigation

Relevant experience

In the course of our work we have advised:

  • a major European retailer on all employment matters, staff recruitment, social and health security, health and safety matters, as well as tasks related to work and residence permits, income tax issues, including many court appearances in courts across the country and mediations in wide-ranging disputes 
  • one of the biggest Austrian sugar manufacturers on all employment matters regarding his strategic project in Bulgaria including the transfer of employees, recruiting staff, social and health security issues, income taxation
  • a prominent European export insurance and credit agency in its business operations in Bulgaria regarding all employment issues
  • a global leading internet service provider on conducting its business in Bulgarian in compliance with Bulgarian employment, labor, taxation, social and health security regulations
  • one of the strongest German banks on the implementation of its Long Term Incentive Program for Managers and Employees in Bulgaria
  • an international HR consultant on adopting solutions to suit local conditions, as well as on all legal issues related to incentives of employees in the state administration working with EU funds
  • one of the biggest German energy companies on the labor related issues in Bulgaria concerning the establishment of Societa Europea
  • an American computer technology corporation on different labor issues related to overtime work, open-ended working time, extended working time under the Bulgarian legislation

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