Clients single out Kambourov & Partners for ‘service that goes far beyond just legal counsel’. Praised for delivering extensive strategic and business advice, the 25-lawyer team provides a full spectrum of legal counsel in corporate and commercial matters, though the main areas of expertise are real estate, public finance and banking, TMT and privatization. The firm has a growing energy practice and represented E.ON Bulgaria on the acquisitions of 8% of shares in a local electricity distribution company by the EBRD. Yavor Kambourov is the main lawyer at the firm and still the first point of call for complex transactions. Competitors describe privatization specialist Vladimir Rangeloff as a ‘cautious lawyer who could be fierce if the situation calls for it’. His ‘sensible proposals’ and commitment impress clients. Lawyers here led the defence against a challenge to Grupo Societa Gas Rimini being granted a licence by the State Energy and Water Regulatory Commission to distribute natural gas in the Trakia region. Other important clients include Reiffesen Bank, Bullbrokers, Europlakat International Werbe. E.ON Energie, Nu Image, Universal Studios, Nokia, Orel-G, the EBRD.