IT & Telecommunications Law

Our law firm covers all aspects of the telecommunications industry, in addition to broadcasting, media and technology. Our lawyers provide advice on project finance, capital markets, as well as mergers and acquisitions in the sector. We have participated in some of the major telecommunication deals in the history of the Republic of Bulgaria and our clients include operators, service and technology providers, and many others. The law firm has been ranked for several consecutive years as a leading one in most of the international directories.

Our lawyers provide consultations and comprehensive legal assistance, regardless of the complexity or material interests of the issues. The TMT practice here brings together lawyers with commercial transactional experience,  and those with  heavyweight litigation skills into one group, enabling us to deal with the broadest spectrum of IT issues.

Experience:

  • Georgiev, Todorov & Co. provided legal consultations to Viacom International Hungary Kft. in relation to the legal regime regarding foreign ownership of Free to Air (“FTA”) television assets and the regime of the time shift broadcasting in Bulgaria. Viacom International Hungary Kft. is a unit of Viacom, a leading entertainment company across television, motion pictures and digital media platforms. Viacom owns and operates among others the Paramount Pictures Studios and globally popular TV brands as MTV, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Comedy Central, Paramount Channel and Spike.
  • Advising Bulgarian Telecommunication Company regarding the restructuring of the company. Georgiev, Todorov & Co. played a key role in the privatization of Bulgarian Telecommunication Company in 2004 by providing support to the buyer – a consortium led by an American investment fund – Advent International and has provided successful court defence for the license of the third GSM operator in Bulgaria. As recognition for its excellent work, the firm was retained as long-term outside counsel to support BTC in its day-to day activities (corporate law, contracts, telecommunications, etc.).
  • Our law firm also provides a long-term legal advice to Microsoft Corporation (USA), as well as to its local subsidiary (Microsoft Bulgaria). Assistance includes localization of the Product Use Rights and End User License Agreements for all MS software products; advice on application of e-signatures and e-documents in Bulgaria, etc.
  • Our law firm has also advised on an ad hoc basis Oracle (via their local representative office) and Cisco (UK), as well as the biggest local developer of professional software products under MS Windows and CIELA Publishing House as a licensor of e-information system for lawyers.

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