Hotels and Leisure

Bulgaria as well as the entire Balkan region possess unique investment opportunities in the field of leisure and entertainment. A number of advantageous features contribute to the constantly growing tourism and development. Geographic location, climate, the cost of labor and land, human resources are some of the factors that continue to contribute to the construction of new hotels and entertainment complexes. We are always keeping up with the leading economic tendencies and we respectively advise clients, operating leading hotels and restaurant complexes which are part of international chains. Our clients across the sector continue to rely on the legal opinion of our attorneys as essential to their business development and protection of their interests on various practice areas, including:

  • Corporate law
  • Real Estate
  • Intellectual Property
  • Tax
  • Gaming and Licensing
  • Employment
  • Commercial Litigation

We provide a timely, effective service, including:

  • Company registration
  • Business acquisitions/disposals, banking and corporate finance
  • Commercial agreements, distribution
  • Lease agreements
  • Advertising
  • Consumer protection
  • Competition law
  • Brand portfolio management, protection and exploitation
  • Categorization of tourist facilities in the respective Chamber of Tourism
  • Registration and licensing of tourist agencies or tour operators
  • Terms and conditions for the conclusion of compulsory insurance of liability of the tour operator
  • Property management
  • Property disputes
  • Employment issues
  • Franchising

Our IP team is a trusted consultant in the process of development and protection of trademark and other industrial rights in the practice area. We consider that aspect of the business is of great importance for each client due to the intense market competition and the importance of attracting new customers. We consult on protection of design and operation of travel agencies’ web-sites and online platforms taking into consideration all legal requirements for online presence and e-commerce.

The Tax Department provides advice on tourist and VAT taxation in the sphere of tourism as well as corporate taxation.

Thanks to our membership in Globalaw our clients may rely on our close relations with law firms in Central and Eastern Europe as well as on our contacts in over 80 countries worldwide.