Legal 500 2004
Banking and Finance
Name partner Yavor Kambourov at Kambourov & Partners is experienced in banking matters, having acted for HSBC, Biochim, Bulbank and First Private Bank among others. The EBRD is an ongoing client.
Kambourov & Partners advised a client on securities and share trading.
Corporate and M&A
Kambourov & Partners is an experienced firm, bullishly seeking to increase its market share. Stefan Tzakov joined the team from rival LIC – Penkov, Markov & Partners last year, and tax specialist Emil Emanuilov further enhanced the practices skill set. The firm advised Afin Bulgaria on lease contracts and payment recovery, and assisted the buyer in establishment of retail business throughout Bulgaria. Nu Image and Universal Studios, California received contract and tax advice from the team. A recent coup for the firm was a winning pitch to advise Nokia on all corporate and administrative matters in Bulgaria. The firm was also retained as general legal counsel by Koc Holdings, following its work for the company on the state telecom’s privatization.
Kambourov & Partners’ work advising second bidder Koc Holding in the BTC privatization has consolidated the firm’s telecom experience. Nokia has recently become a regular client, receiving advice on all corporate and administrative matters. Media clients include Nu Image and Universal Studios California. The firm has provided trademark advice for existing clients.
Privatisation, PPP and foreign investment
Kambourov & Partners is one of the firms advising Koc Holding in the high-profile BTC privatization, working in conjunction with US firm Debevoise & Plimpton.The firm has been retained by Koc Holding to advise on general legal matters. Work is about to begin advising a large international energy company in the upcoming privatization of the Bulgarian energy sector. Clients find the firm ‘honest, reliable and competent in Bulgarian law’ and recommend Yavor Kambourov and Vladimir Rangeloff in particular.
Real Estate and Construction
Kambourov & Partners advised SMA Group on its involvement with a thermo power plant and advised on various hydro-electric power plants. The firm provided Italian company Sallini Gruppo with advice on the financing and construction of roads in Bulgaria. Clients consider the firm ‘professional, competent and decent’.