CEO and Owner of Vip Consult Law firm , Bulgaria since 16 years.
VIP Consult is a full-service Bulgarian law firm with a reputation for providing highly professional, result driven legal services to corporate and individual clients. Our presence in the Bulgarian economical centers Varna, Blagoevgard and Bansko and regular business trips to Sofia gives us national and international reach. For more than 15 years of history, the firm has developed contacts with local authorities, partners, engineering companies, architects, trustworthy estate agents and other specialized companies throughout the country
VIP Consult’s team consists of lawyers, business advisors and marketing specialists. Our lawyers are committed to providing clients with the information, advice and protection they need to promote their long-term business interests. We regularly advise our clients on the wide range of issues that result from their business activities, and we regularly litigate significant cases before the Bulgarian Courts. Our litigators are able and ready to defend clients’ interests before every court in Bulgaria. Our business advisors have a wealth of knowledge and diverse backgrounds to provide excellent counseling and business advice.
- 2. Areas of Competence
We concentrate on providing in-depth expertise and advantageous business-oriented solutions in the following areas of competence:
2.1 Legal Services
Assistance on choosing appropriate legal form of company incorporation according to the legal, trade, economic and social-political background of the region
Initial court registration of commercial entities and further legal advice on their activity
Procedures on company reorganization: merging, split into several companies, split off from itself another company, consolidation, dissolution and liquidation
Legal advice in the sphere of commercial activity preparation, comments and negotiation on commercial transactions;
Drafting of contracts with company representatives
Proper structuring of business activity based on the tax effective application
Assistance on bank loans applications
Outlining of the advantages and disadvantages of the type of investment, the degree of business risk, and possible means of mitigating it (SWOT analysis )
Research on potential competitors in the business sector and the business area
Information on the competitors and their market positions
*Relying on developing long-term relationships with our clients, our team also provides additional advice in close cooperation and coordination with our partners.
For our corporate clients we provide monthly subscription fees (retainer) for ongoing work required.
Legal documents check and review on the title of ownership, the counter party
Drafting of legal opinions on the deal, the contracts and the counter party
Land status survey of the real estate
Setting up of servitudes
Building contracts, obtaining building permission, change of land statute
Legal advice on contract conclusion, interpretation and clauses elucidation
Drafting of Preliminary Contracts, Management & Maintenance Contracts, Rental Contracts , Final Contracts on purchase and sale of real estate, Commission contracts, Lease contracts, Contracts on manufacture, Facility agreements and etc.
Mediation before credit institutions in relation to financing of sale-purchase of real estates
Assistance on obtaining compensation in case of partial or full non-fulfillment on preliminary or final contracts
Assistance and legal representation in front of Notary Public
Drafting of wills
Distribution of estate (including small or special gifts) according to the terms of the will
Advising on Deeds of Gift, one of the simplest and most cost-effective means of tax planning
Assistance on labor relations
Drafting of labor and civil agreements
Legal assistance and protection against unfair employers
Legal assistance and protection against unfair employees
Legal advice on labor agreement termination
Legal representation in front of the court on labor suitcases regarding: dismissal, suspension, compensations and other labor disputes
– Real estate disputes /purchase and sale contracts, claims, commercial leases, etc./
– Inheritance Litigation
– Contract disputes, including breach of contract
– Tortious interference with contracts or business relationships
– Shareholder and partnership disputes
– Disputes over corporate management and control
– Business dissolutions
– Disputes over non-compete agreements
– Franchise disputes
– Antitrust and trade actions
– Consumer fraud and consumer protection issues
– Commercial Property
We take a practical and professional approach to each case and search for ways in which the court process can be avoided. If negotiation is possible, the following methods are used:
∙ Alternative Dispute Resolution
Drawing up of paper work and consultation for receipt of visa type “C”
Drawing up of paper work and consultation for receipt of visa type D
Drawing up of paper work and consultation for receipt of extension of the visa i.e. long-term residence for 1 year
Drafting of arrangements to re-apply for extension after the 1st year of residence
Preliminary information search and IP due diligence- defining the specific characteristics of the object and the market competition in order to identify the intellectual property rights of our clients
Representation before the Patent Office of the Republic of Bulgaria
Representation before foreign authorities and organizations: European Patent, Community Trademark and Design, international registration of other objects, etc.
Negotiation of license contracts and contracts for intellectual property rights transfer and license agreements, design, trademark, etc.
Legal advice, representation and defense of IPR in all kind of disputes, litigation with regard to infringement of intellectual property rights.
2.2 AGRICULTURAL LANDS INVESTMENTS AND MANAGEMENT ,RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECTS
The new vision of the company was established 5 years ago with a view to the latest business requirements and the quick and stable development of the Agricultural investments and the renewable energy sector in Bulgaria as one of the most lucrative and stable business areas.
VIP Consult maintains a very active participation in all stages of this process since the moment of the sector emerging in Bulgaria.
Our Company advises clients on all phases of investments acquisition, structuring, development and operation of the agri business and the RE projects. In the last three years, we have been participating in the development of many agricultural acquisitions and plantations for our clients and ourselves , solar and wind energy projects which gives us thorough understanding of the investment process stages and the potential pitfalls in the sector.