The firm: This is ‘a high-quality firm with lengthy of experience in privatizations’, said peers. It has grown quickly, more than doubling in size in the past two years and now numbers 19 lawyers in its Sofia office. The most notable deals of late include advising on the privatization of Bulgartabac Holding Group, the state-owned tobacco monopoly. It acted as local legal counsel and assisted the international counsel, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, on the overall restructuring of the group. The firm has also been advising E.ON in relation to its participation in the privatization of the Bulgarian electricity distribution companies.
The lawyers: Yavor Kambourov enters the tables this year following enthusiastic recommendation from peers. They particularly rate his work in the banking and finance and privatization spheres.
Clients/Work highlights: Cosmo Bulgaria; Nu Image; Universal Studios; Bulbrokers; Nokia Bulgaria; Ogilvy & Mather Bulgaria and Delta Stock