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We provide legal advice and services covering all aspects of Competition and State Aid including:

  • advice on anti-trust rules and policy, compliance assessment of agreements and practices
  • cartel cases
  • abuse of dominant position cases
  • merger cases, preparation of merger notifications and clearance of concentrations
  • representation before the Commission on Protection of Competition and the Bulgarian court
  • joint-venture agreements, strategic alliances and other co-operative arrangements
  • competition issues related to distributorship and agency agreements, setting up of distribution networks
  • unfair competition practices and violations
  • advice on marketing strategies compliant with the rules of competition
  • State Aid notifications and cases

Relevant experience

Our firm’s recent experience in anti-trust, merger, unfair competition and state aid cases includes:

  • representation of a leading European retailer within a cartel and abuse of dominant position investigation of the Commission on Protection of Competition
  • consulting of a food retailer with respect to the international merger of direct competitors
  • national merger notifications for foreign-to-foreign mergers having impact in Bulgaria, such as the merger of one of the largest copper and gold producers worldwide in a multi billion transaction
  • advising a major Japanese corporation regarding the establishment of a foreign-to-foreign joint venture having impact in Bulgaria
  • consulting an Austrian food producer with respect to the competition law implications of the acquisition of equity in a Bulgarian competitor
  • advising an Austrian company on the establishment of a joint venture in Bulgaria
  • preliminary analysis and preparation of a merger notification for an Austrian bank with respect to the merger of a Bulgarian subsidiary with other financial institutions
  • advising some of the largest Austrian investment funds on competition issues regarding their real estate development projects in Bulgaria
  • advising a state-owned railway company on various state aid issues
  • analyzing the possibilities for state aid recovery in the bankruptcy proceedings of a major heavy industry enterprise

Our Competition lawyers

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