Commercial: Benefit Systems

Delchev & Partners advised and assisted Benefit Systems Bulgaria EOOD (the company offering the innovative MultiSport card in Bulgaria) in relation to almost every aspect of the commercial activity of the company, including lease agreements, client agreements, agreement with sports clubs, agreements for marketing activities, etc.

Restructuring: BTL Industries

Delchev & Partners provided comprehensive advice to BTL Industries for various restructuring scenarios for optimization of the activities of the group. In 2018 Delchev & Partners was involved in a merger of two of the Bulgarian subsidiaries of BTL group. BTL is among the world’s major manufacturers of medical equipment with main focus on physical therapy, cardiology and medical aesthetics. BTL has offices in more than 54 countries with over 800 employees and 120 engineers.

Real Estate and Construction: Fit Invest Bulgaria EOOD

In 2018 Delchev & Partners real estate and construction lawyers provided to Fit Invest Bulgaria legal services related to the negotiation, the preparation and the conclusion of long term lease agreements for prime location premises. The recently leased premises are to host Fit Invest’s new fitness clubs chain – “Next Level”. All significant construction investments made in the leased premises were fulfilled in compliance with the construction agreements drafted by Delchev & Partners.

Unfair Competition: Flamagas SA

Delchev & Partners successfully represented Flamagas SA before the Bulgarian Commission on Protection of Competition on a very complex unfair competition case against Flamagas SA’s former Bulgarian distributor.  The case concerned the distribution of non-child resistant lighters in Bulgaria, counterfeit products, imitation of Clipper lighters and gas refills and other unfair competition acts.  Flamagas SA is seated in Barcelona, Spain, belonging to Exea Corporation, and is the second biggest lighter manufacturer in the world

VAT Compliance: Airbus France

Delchev & Partners professional tax team supports Airbus France in the VAT registration in Bulgaria and provides VAT compliance services in relation to the Bulgarian operations of the company.

Company Name Dispute / Intellectual Property: Flamagas SA

Delchev & Partners represented Flamagas SA before the national court in a company name dispute representing pioneer case for Bulgaria concerning the protection of “Flamagas” company name under the Paris Convention.  The company name was registered in Bulgaria as a company name of an entity related to Flamagas SA’s former distributor.  Delchev & Partners also acted on behalf of Flamagas SA seeking violation of its European and international trade mark rights over “Flamagas” due to the registration of the opponents company name in Bulgaria.

VAT Compliance: ARIS Card

Delchev & Partners VAT compliance team provides monthly VAT compliance and reporting services to the international fuel cards operator ARIS with regard to its transactions with discount fuel cards sales in Bulgaria.

GDPR / Personal Data Protection: Hermes Publishing House OOD

Delchev & Partners was entrusted by one of the leading Bulgarian publishers – Hermes Publishing House OOD with ensuring its compliance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679 or “GDPR”). In the framework of the GDPR compliance project Delchev & Partners’ team assisted Hermes Publishing House OOD with the preparation of its internal data processing policies in compliance with the GDPR accountability principle. Our professionals also took an active role in drafting various privacy policy documents ensuring transparency of the client’s data processing operations to data subjects. As part of the GDPR compliance project Delchev & Partners … Continue reading

Taxation: CAF SA

Delchev & Partners taxation specialists have advised CAF SA about the direct and indirect Bulgarian tax implications in relation to CAF SA’s participation in an open public procurement procedure organized by the Bulgarian railways for the delivery and maintenance of trains (new electric multiple units) for a total project value of app. 345 million euro and duration of 15 years.

Legal Compliance / Corporate and Commercial: Fit Invest Bulgaria

As a company with big ambitions that has entered the Bulgarian market only recently, Fit Invest required special efforts when it comes to the legal compliance of the company’s activity in Bulgaria. Delchev & Partners lawyers took care of Fit Invest’s compliance with the general legal requirements for the conduct of its commercial activity. We have advised the company on almost every significant agreement that was to be concluded and every important legal step that was to be made.