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In order to answer the newly arising legal questions arising from the coronavirus (Covid-19), we have provided a legal overview of the specific developments in Bulgaria here. These legal insights are updated regularly.
11 March 2021
COVID19 Overview on moratoria
03 March 2021
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P.Madl L.Krüpl B.Brežan L.Çelepçi L.Fluşcă S.Hekelová T.Iurkovska V.Iurkovski M.Mitan V.Pakosta I.Panić M.Šehović K.Šourek* E.Todorova D.Vlaevsky
Impact of the Coronavirus Measures on the Real Estate Sector in CEE
29 December 2020
Brief Review of the Bulgarian State Aid Measure for Preserving Jobs During the COVID-19 Outbreak
06 November 2020
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M.Woller A.Radonjanin V.Tomov D.Vlahov Buhin* M.Kovács A.Guzun P.Klimek-Woźniak S.Pavel M.Lučivjanský A.Tipotsch
Status of Intellectual Property Offices in CEE
25 September 2020
Prosecution is intervening how to amend commercial contracts
17 June 2020
Bulgaria: Covid-19 Crisis: Changes to W&I Insurance in M&A Deals
Article was first published in The Lawyer The New Partners Issue June 2020
29 May 2020
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M.Gabrovska V.Mandarić* G.Szalóki P.Halwa K.Pawlak S.Hekelová T.Šilhánek M.Kutluğ
The effects of COVID-19 on distribution of dividends in selected CEE countries
27 May 2020
Bulgaria: New relieved procedure for the publication of annual financial statements
30 April 2020
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Labour & Employment-related measures in combatting the consequences of COVID-19 in CEE
Find an overview of labour & employment-related measures in combatting the consequences of COVID-19 in the CEE region – status as of 5 May.
29 April 2020
Bulgaria: Lawyer Kristina Chakarova for the monitoring of mobile devices and the European experience
Under the state of emergency, a number of measures restricting personal freedoms were introduced. Among the controversial proposals was mobile device monitoring during the COVID pandemic.
22 April 2020
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M.Pressler M.Šehović G.Szalóki K.Pawlak P.Kapica C.Tudoraș V.Kobe M.Lučivjanský L.Çelepçi
COVID-19 – Effects on regulatory approvals in financial sector M&A transactions
M&A and corporate transactions (including mere group-internal restructurings) in the financial sector often not only require profound corporate law documentation, but also financial regulatory approvals from the competent authorities/regulators.
21 April 2020
Bulgaria: State aid in the age of COVID-19
During the COVID-19 outbreak businesses are facing the dilemma of whether to seek state aid or survive the crisis using their own resources.
17 April 2020
Bulgaria: Working remotely during the COVID-19 crisis - Is the risk for your trade secrets remote?
As the COVID-19 pandemic has rapidly spread across Europe, more and more companies have been forced to implement remote working arrangements for their employees.
15 April 2020
Bulgaria: Tracking mobile devices and data protection - Where do we draw the line?
09 April 2020
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Corona Crisis: Amendment of the obligation to file for insolvency in CEE
With the fourth law on COVID-19, the Austrian legislator has suspended the obligation of an overindebted debtor to file for insolvency until 30 June 2020, irrespective of the cause of the over-indebtedness.
07 April 2020
The impact of COVID-19 on M&A
The COVID-19 pandemic is expected to impact the process, timeline and documentation of M&A transactions in the turbulent times ahead of us.
06 April 2020
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The impact of COVID-19 on submissions, deadlines and meetings with competition authorities in CEE
Bulgarian Coronavirus Payment Moratorium and its effect on cross-border financial transactions
The Moratorium was not self-proclaimed by the Bulgarian Parliament as an overriding mandatory piece of law so the courts discretion in cross-border scenarios has been retained
02 April 2020
Bulgaria: Are employers immune to the state of emergency? Which employers are entitled to receive financial aid and other key labour law and data protection matters
02 April 2020
Bulgaria's State of Emergency Act suspends all payment obligations
Bulgarian Parliament declares COVID-19 pandemic a force majeure event by special law
01 April 2020
Bulgaria: An overview of the effect of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) on the Bulgarian Real Estate Sector
The rapid spread of the COVID-19 pandemic is causing a severe impact on everyone's daily life, and is putting considerable strain on the economy as a result of the new challenges stemming from the pandemic. The real estate sector is no exception from this.
31 March 2020
Bulgaria: Insolvency during the state of emergency and creditor protection
Bulgaria has been in a state of emergency since 13 March due to the COVID-19 outbreak. On 23 March the Parliament voted on a special State of Emergency Act (COVID-19 Act) which suspended all court, arbitration and enforcement terms and proceedings during the state of emergency, currently in force until 13 April.
31 March 2020
Bulgaria: Expert perspective on the newly adopted State of Emergency Act by the Bulgarian Parliament due to the COVID-19 pandemicmore
30 March 2020
Bulgaria: healthcare & life sciences in a global pandemic
Healthcare and life sciences have a special status as a type of legal practice. The debate about what this specialisation entails, and to what extent it even qualifies as legal work, is endless. However, as a crisis is also an opportunity, the coronavirus pandemic has defined the areas where law, healthcare and the life sciences overlap.
30 March 2020
Business in Bulgaria under the new State of Emergency Law of 13 March: Suspended and postponed, but no actual economic support
Over the last few weeks, world leaders have likened the fight against COVID-19 to a war. Urgent measures are required to protect health and lives, justifying a wide range of economic measures, irrespective of their consequences.
27 March 2020
Bulgaria: Even in a state of emergency human rights must be respected!
16 March 2020
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I.Sirakova E.Todorova M.Voldánová P.Klimek-Woźniak M.Moga-Paler
E-healthcare and telehealth become vital to tackling COVID-19 in CEE
Worried about COVID-19? During the outbreak, it is challenging for patients to seek in-person medical care.