Clients speak highly of Kambourov & Partners and praise the firm for its extensive expertise in the M&A sector. “They have the best experience in M&A work. We collected information about all the law firms in Sofia and decided our work would be better with them,” says a client, adding, “It is one of the best in Bulgaria and is a successful company.”
Kambourov & Partners has attracted praise from its peers for its visibility in the market and for its experienced and expert lawyers. “Kambourov suffered a bit lately because they have a big real-estate team, as most firms in Bulgaria, but despite this have been active on cases for lenders and have quite a lot of M&A-related transactions,” says one peer.
One of the firm’s key players highlighted by clients is Yonko Hristov. “He is a very reliable person, very open to work and very good to communicate with him,” says one client, adding: “We had a good flow of communication with him, he would phone us to give us developments on the cases. He also has a lot of contacts in court and out of court.” Another figure praised for his professionalism is Atanas Shopov. “He is a very good specialist in the field of real estate and construction. He helped with the preparation of deeds and acquisition of real estate property and also the establishing of mortgages and negotiating in the process of concluding contracts,” says one client. The client added: “He handled our case very well and is very successful with his approach to the clients.”
Kambourov & Partners has been active on the largest M&A transaction on the Bulgarian market in 2009 - Vladimir Rangeloff and his team advised CVC Capital Partners in its acquisition of Kamentiza Breweries, the e3 billion Bulgarian component of Anheuser Bush InBev’s CEE business. Another highlight saw the firm advice The Law Debenture Trust Corporation in the largest insolvency case in Bulgarian history. Yavor Kambourov, who is the lead figure in the complex e325 million deal, has been involved in providing legal services to the largest secured creditors of the main Bulgarian steel manufacturer under the insolvency procedure. A client concludes: “Overall we are very happy and will continue to work with them if we have a need to in the future; we would choose them again.”