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Capital Markets and Finance

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Capital Markets and Finance

With a reputation for innovation and quality as well as unparalleled experience the team has not only the legal expertise and the judgment required for these matters, but the sophisticated business perspective necessary in today’s constantly evolving financial services environment.

We offer full legal assistance to investment companies and FOREX dealers, investment trusts and managing companies, Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) from their incorporation, licensing, registration and mandatory initial capital increase, to the representation before all competent authorities throughout the process.

We prepare sets of documents covering the complete range of transactions with respect to financial instruments in Bulgaria (general terms and conditions of investment firms and managing companies, master agreements for trading in OTC derivative instruments, White Label Partnership Agreements, Introducing Broker agreements, brokerage and asset management agreements, orders and confirmations for securities transactions, all relevant disclosures and declarations required by law, financial collateral agreements).

Banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions frequently call upon us to help them develop new products based on financial instruments, to coordinate complex local and international transactions, to advise on the related opportunities, challenges and issues.

We advise public companies on all corporate issues, including but not limited to:

• Current and periodic reporting by public companies, required disclosures by reporting persons, investors’ relations, etc.;
• Shareholders' agreements; general meetings of shareholders and boards’ meetings, management and supervisory boards’ rights, director’s duties and liabilities, codes of business conduct and ethics, independent directors and conflicts of interests;
• Major transactions and related persons transactions;
• Protection of minority shareholders;
• Shareholders’ proposals;
• Offering day-to-day legal advice to the director investment relations of the public companies;
• Share-splits and share swaps; etc.

Our team of experts offers the breadth and depth of resources required for the full range of securities transactions, including initial public offerings, secondary offerings, private placements, convertible debt and equity securities, etc.

Mandatory and voluntary tender offers, exercising of squeeze-out and sell out rights, including legal advice to sellers, bidders and targets in tender offer proceedings and representation before the BG Financial Supervision Commission.