Legal 500 2018
Banking & Finance
Kambourov & Partners has ‘a phenomenal’ team with business acumen that is ‘beyond impressive’. It has been advising ADM Capital on a €52m refinancing of Prista Oil. Other clients include BNY Mellon, UniCredit Bulbank and the Bulgarian National Bank. Yavor Kambourov is the key figure.
Kambourov & Partners combines its finance and corporate expertise to handle debt and equity transactions. Nikolay Vasilchev and Vladimir Rangeloff are advising investment banking boutique Mane Capital on a series of capital increases in asset management company Capital Concept to the value of BGN1bn.
Commercial, Corporate and M&A
Kambourov & Partners is ‘very efficient and proactive in recognising business opportunities’. Veronika Hadjieva, who is ‘truly gifted and commercially oriented’, led advice to hedge fund Worldview following its takeover of Petroceltic Bulgaria. Vladimir Rangeloff is ‘a skilled dealmaker’.
‘A truly fantastic firm’, Kambourov & Partners has a ‘hugely committed’ team that works ‘tirelessly’ and ‘inspires so much confidence’. Its clients include BNY Mellon Corporate Trustee Services and retail chain Piccadilly. ‘Brilliant’ and ‘masterful litigator’ Emil Emanuilov has represented the Bulgarian Football Union in a number of arbitrations and litigation cases.
EU & Competition
Kambourov & Partners provides an ‘exceptional’ level of service and has been representing Lidl in several contentious matters: an appeal against a €1m sanction imposed for alleged misleading advertising, as well as two proceedings concerning alleged abuse of dominant position. Practice head Stefan Tzakov is ‘exceptionally qualified’ in the field and Nikolay Vasilchev is ‘excellent for regulatory matters’.