The Republic of Bulgaria is a country in southeastern Europe with a territory of 110,994 sqkm. Most commercial and cultural activities are centered on the capital and largest city, Sofia. The strongest sectors of the economy are heavy industry, power engineering, and agriculture, all of which rely on local natural resources.
Whereas trade between France and Bulgaria increased by 80% within 10 years, the amount of goods exchanged remains rather low, France being the 9th provider and the 6th client of Bulgaria.
More than 200 French companies are present in Bulgaria, employing more than 16,000 people, mainly in the financial, environmental, retail, industrial, transportation, agri-food and software sectors.
In this context, Simon Associés entered into a strategic alliance agreement with Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov (DGKV) law firm.
DGKV provides first-class legal services to international and domestic corporate clients and is one of the largest and most prominent business law firms in Bulgaria.
The firm has extensive expertise in most areas of the law including: General Corporate; M&A, Privatisation, Joint ventures; Banking & Finance; Competition; Telecommunications; Energy & Utilities; Infrastructure & Transport; Real Estate & Construction; Environment; Intellectual Property; Taxation; Employment & Social Security; Litigation; Media, Entertainment & Sports; Workouts & Insolvency; Pharma Regulatory.
DGKV was the only Bulgarian law firm rewarded in 10 out of 11 researched practice areas in Chambers Europe 2018, with 13 lawyers categorized as leaders in their fields. IP Stars Directory ranked the firm’s as Tier 2 for trade mark work in Bulgaria in 2018. DGKV was also acknowledged as one of the top five IP law firms in Bulgaria in the Trademark Lawyer Magazine’s 2018 rankings.