Competition Law

Georgiev, Todorov & Co. is recognized as a leading law firm in the competition law sector in Bulgaria for more than a decade. Our team advises various businesses – no matter what the industry or the project is, it  can respond to the sophisticated and diverse needs of the clients.

Our law firm is involved in consulting and representing in court key market players on some of the most important issues on the Bulgarian market in relation to unfair competition.

The firm’s expertise covers the whole spectrum of national and EU matters in competition law: antitrust, state aid, public services and services of general economic interest, as well as merger control with a particular focus on antitrust legislation and compliance with state aid rules and litigation.

Experience:

For over 15 years our team provides successful legal consultancy and representation in court of Bulgarian Telecommunication Company on numerous proceedings before the Commission for Protection of Competition. Our law firm advises the leader of the telecommunication services on the Bulgarian market on all issues related to its activities. Because of its position as incumbent operator, as well as a significant market power operator, BTC is often engaged in procedures for alleged abuse of dominant position and unfair competition, and by being on a retainer agreement, our lawyers support BTC for all ongoing issues.

Georgiev, Todorov & Co.advises Comsed  (a children’s stores chain, the exclusive distributor for Bulgaria of leading world brands in the field of toys such as: LEGO, PLAYMOBIL, DISNEY PLUSH, INTEX, RAVENSBURGER and many others) on competition law issues in the course of their advertising campaigns, as well as on their commercial sales and promotions.

Our law firm has a retainer agreement for legal services for over a decade with Roche Bulgaria – the Bulgarian subsidiary of F. Hoffmann-La Roche, one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies. We are consulting the company on a daily basis on compliance of all aspects of their activity with the applicable competition law. Recently, our lawyers have successfully defended Roche Bulgaria before the Commission for Protection of Competition in proceedings against for the Ministry of Health for an alleged cartel of the pharmaceutical companies, participating in hospital public procurement procedures.

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