In 2014, for a consecutive year, Legal 500, the premiere independent legal guide, ranked BWSP Ilieva, Voutcheva & Co. Law Firm between the leading law firms in Bulgaria in the area of Telecommunication, Media and Technology.

In their interviews for Legal500 our clients said, amongst others: Demonstrating ‘excellent knowledge’, BWSP Ilieva, Voutcheva & Co Law Firm. advised Camera on the establishment of a crowd funding scheme for a feature film production, and also acted for a leading advertising agency on a range of matters. Diliana Ilieva is ‘first class’.

Our practice is recognized to be one of the largest and most experienced media legal practices in Bulgaria. We have provided services to a number of leading businesses and individuals that make business in television, film and video production, financing and distribution of media products, newspaper and magazine publishing and the performing arts

generally. Our clients benefit from our years of experience in the area of media and telecommunication law as well as our extensive knowledge of the underlying legal issues primary copyright and contract law. As experts in the sector some of the partners have taken part in creation and development of the contemporary media laws of Bulgaria.

We provide expert legal advice in the following areas (listed in alphabetical order):

  • M&A in media market
  • Book/Newspaper/Magazine Publishing
  • Broadcast regulations, licensing
  • Cable TV
  • Completion Guarantees
  • Copyright issues
  • Co-productions
  • Cross-media ownership
  • Development agreements
  • Directors’ agreements
  • Discounting Sales/Distribution advances
  • Electronic Publishing
  • Film Funds Film, TV & Video Finance, Production and Distribution
  • Interactive media
  • Internet/New Media Issues
  • Performers’ contracts
  • Production Deals
  • Merchandising
  • Rights acquisitions
  • Sale & Leaseback deals
  • Satellite and Transponder Agreements
  • Sponsorship
  • TV/Radio license applications
  • Union/Guild agreements
  • Title searches
  • Writer’s agreements
  • Public regulation and media market management
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