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Bulgaria

As a participant in the global banking and finance industry, you are faced with increasing financial, regulatory and political pressures. New rules on capital requirements, risk profile and investor protection pose challenges for your organisation. We have unmatched geographical coverage and more internationally qualified banking and finance partners on the ground in CEE than any other law firm. We are your first port of call whether you are planning a cross-border transaction with a multi-jurisdictional security package or loan portfolio or implementing a first-of-a-kind financing structure in your domestic market.

Whether you are a financial institution, equity house, asset manager, mutual fund, accountant, privately owned company, corporation or public entity, your business is only as good as the products and services you sell. That’s why we organise our teams along the business lines of your sector, giving us deep insight into the commercial and legal issues you face. From general corporate lending to acquisition and leveraged finance, derivatives and securitisations to real estate finance and corporate recovery, we can help you achieve the best outcome, both locally and across jurisdictions.

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    Restructuring, Business Transformation & Insolvency

    CMS can help you with restructuring, insolvency and transforming your business. Whether caused by rapid technological developments, consumer preferences, increased success of competitors, tightening of regulation or an overall economic downturn. When businesses experience decreasing revenue and profits it is better to act sooner rather than later. CMS has lawyers based in Bulgaria to help businesses to reduce risk and make the most of business opportunities both within Bulgaria and across the world.

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    1 July 2020
    Sign­ing with e-sig­na­ture in CEE
    This guide fo­cuses on the most im­port­ant leg­al areas where elec­tron­ic sig­na­tures are usu­ally used: em­ploy­ment law, com­mer­cial con­tracts, real es­tate law, cor­por­ate law and bank­ing and fin­ance con­tracts. This guide ad­di­tion­ally in­cludes help­ful at-a-glance
    17 April 2020
    CMS Ex­pert Guide to Coronavir­us Re­lated Loan Morator­i­ums
    This guide con­tains a brief but com­pre­hens­ive over­view of cred­it morator­i­ums for 30 coun­tries world­wide, col­lated with a view to help­ing our cli­ents nav­ig­ate through the vari­ous gov­ern­ment re­sponses, and which will be up­dated on a reg­u­lar basis.
    29 June 2020
    Se­cur­it­isa­tion in Europe: at the cross­roads
    In­tro­duc­tion On 10 June 2020 the High Level For­um on the Cap­it­al Mar­kets Uni­on (the “HLF”) pub­lished its Fi­nal Re­port (the “Re­port”) on “A New Vis­ion for Europe’s Cap­it­al Mar­kets”. The Re­port...
    29 May 2020
    Loan Agree­ments in CEE/CIS: Force Ma­jeure and Pay­ment Morator­ia
    CMS are pleased to launch a sum­mary of some of the im­plic­a­tions for loan agree­ments in fin­ance trans­ac­tions across the CEE/CIS re­gion. Find out more.
    26 March 2020
    CMS Ex­pert Guide to Sta­bil­isa­tion and Re­struc­tur­ing Ini­ti­at­ive
    08 June 2020
    Se­cur­it­isa­tion – Sig­ni­fic­ant Event In­form­a­tion Dis­clos­ure re­lated to COV­ID-19
    The EU Se­cur­it­isa­tion Reg­u­la­tion[1] re­quires the re­port­ing of “sig­ni­fic­ant events” which oc­cur in re­spect of se­cur­it­isa­tions is­sued on or after 1st Janu­ary 2019. The EU Se­cur­it­isa­tion Reg­u­la­tion con­tin­ues...
    14 November 2019
    CMS Guide to Pass­port­ing (UCITS)
    The pur­pose of this guide is to provide a broad over­view of the key ele­ments of pass­port­ing reg­u­la­tions ap­plic­able to EEA UCITS Scheme in the coun­tries covered in this guide. The guide makes no claims as to com­plete­ness and does not con­sti­tute leg­al ad­vic
    01 January 2016
    CMS Ex­pert Guide to Real Es­tate Fin­ance
    Are you look­ing for in­form­a­tion on real es­tate fin­ance law? This CMS Ex­pert Guide provides you with everything you need to know.
    05 June 2020
    Ad­vance pay­ment bonds: “step­ping down” pro­vi­sions and more guid­ance on...
    Last month we re­por­ted on a TCC de­cision which con­sidered the re­quire­ments for mak­ing and re­ject­ing a de­mand un­der an ad­vance pay­ment bond sub­ject to the URDG. Very sim­il­ar is­sues have now been con­sidered...
    14 November 2019
    CMS Guide to Pass­port­ing (AIF)
    The pur­pose of this guide is to provide a broad over­view of the key ele­ments of pass­port­ing reg­u­la­tions ap­plic­able to EEA AIFs in the coun­tries covered in this guide. Down­load our Guide here.
    01 January 2015
    CMS Ex­pert Guide to Third Party Costs
    Are you look­ing for leg­al in­form­a­tion on third-party costs in se­cur­ity in­terests? This CMS Ex­pert Guide provides you with everything you need to know.
    14 May 2020
    European Com­mis­sion post­pones the entry in­to force of CSDR set­tle­ment dis­cip­line...
    The Com­mis­sion Del­eg­ated Reg­u­la­tion on set­tle­ment dis­cip­line (the “Set­tle­ment Dis­cip­line RTS”[1]) will now come in­to force on 1 Feb­ru­ary 2021 fol­low­ing in­dustry re­quests for more time for im­ple­ment­a­tion. ...