At Yonev Valkov Nenov, we pride ourselves in having a truly foremost media expertise. Working with the unrivalled Bulgarian market leader for 13 years, we already naturally understand not only the fundamentals, but also the minor issues arising in the day-to-day operations of a media enterprise.

We give pre-publication advice assisting our client newspapers in avoiding complaints for copyright and trademark infringements, libel, violation of privacy, or other breaches of the Bulgarian Media Code of Ethics. We act in court actions brought against media clients in copyright, trade mark and content-related matters and defend our clients’ interests in litigations against infringers of their proprietary rights.

Marketing and Advertising

We have the unique chance of working (always avoiding conflict of interests) for some of the biggest advertisers, media owners, and advertising agencies. We are familiar with both the commercial and regulatory aspects of advertising and we provide valuable advice to outdoor advertising companies, providers of sales promotions and marketing services, media agencies, PR and creative agencies.

We actively support the activities of the Bulgarian Advertisers’ Association, the Bulgarian Outdoor Advertising Association, and the National Chamber for Visual Communication.


Our practice provides expertise to the traditional sectors of book publishing and to companies operating in the growing digital market. We have as our clients authors, publishers, and distributors and we have the reputation of a law firm with special knowledge and experience in the publishing sector.


For many years (until the business was carved out in 2007) we have worked for one of the industry leaders who supplied a significant part of their equipment to the three local GSM operators. More recently, we extended our expertise into new fields, such as WiMAX technology, intelligent traffic control systems and satellite based road toll collection systems. Our knowledge also extends into related areas, such as IT, Data Protection, E-commerce, and marketing.

We have narrowly followed the processes of liberalisation in the sector and we are experts in the full range of telecommunications regulatory issues.

Technology Transactions

We have dealt with a number of complex technology transactions, many of them tendered in public procurement procedures or in procedures financed by the EU-Phare program, the World Bank, or by EBRD-managed funds. We have experience in both sophisticated deals for integrated technology solutions and straightforward software, patent, or technology licensing.