Violetta Kunze is a Partner heading the firm’s Communications & Technology Practice and co-heading the M&A, Media, Entertainment & Sports and Privacy and Data Protection Practices. Violetta possesses in-depth TMT expertise and 25 years of practical experience consulting major domestic and international telecoms, media, and online services providers on some of their landmark projects in Bulgaria. She advises on telecoms and media regulatory matters, including the launching of new services, outsourcing agreements, streaming, satellite services, and platforms, as well as on data protection and cyber security. Violetta maintains an excellent practice in counseling on a broad range of corporate matters, foreign investments, and compliance issues, as well as on cross-border transactions in the TMT sector and beyond. She has been involved in some of the landmark privatizations (including of the Bulgarian incumbent telco operator). Continuously recommended by the most respected international legal guides and directories.
Involvement in recent representative projects:
- Advised PPF Telecom Group B.V. on the Bulgarian law aspects of the sale of 30% stake in CETIN Group N.V. PPF Telecom Group B.V. retained 70% ownership of its leading telecommunications infrastructure provider operating across Central and Eastern Europe, including CETIN Bulgaria EAD.
- Advised on the Bulgarian law aspects and assisted the implementation of the global acquisition of the major entertainment assets of 21st Century Fox by Walt Disney Co. in Bulgaria.
- Advising a portfolio of leading global telecommunication operators on an ongoing basis on telecoms regulatory matters and representing them before the Communications Regulation Commission with respect to their operations in Bulgaria, as well as on contractual matters vis-à-vis their clients in Bulgaria.
- Provides recurring advice to global tech companies, OTT operators, and platforms on telecoms regulatory, AdTech, data breach notification, and security incidents procedures, as well as on consumer protection and other compliance requirements associated with their operations in Bulgaria.