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Managing Partners: Yavor Kambourov, Vladimir Rangeloff, Stefan Tzakov
Number of partners: 11
Number of lawyers: 38
Languages: Bulgarian, English, French, German, Italian, Russian

Firm Overview:
Kambourov & Partners is a leading full-service Bulgarian law firm founded in 1988. Bringing together commercial focus, creativeness and excellent resources, it delivers innovative legal services to both local and international clients. With 16 fully integrated departments and a well-rounded view of both opportunities and risks, the firm covers all client needs and helps achieve business goals. The firm is certified with an ISO 9001: 2008 standard and operates a quality management system to ensure meeting client and stakeholder needs and complying with statutory and regulatory requirements.

Main Areas of Practice:

Banking & Finance:

Covers finance, securities and banking law, syndicated facility arrangements, public and private bond placements, enforcement of security agent structures, public takeovers, regulation of banking and capital markets, private investments in public equity (PIPEs), financial collateral arrangements, enforcement of netting arrangements, custodian and escrow arrangements of financial instruments, cross-border finance, transactions involving security interests in innovative types of security packages.
Key Clients: HSBC Bank plc, Barclays Bank, Credit Europe BV, Societe Generale, International Investment Bank, Worldview, Capital, First Investment Bank, UniCredit Bulbank, Piraeus Bank, ADM Capital, Bulgarian Development Bank, BNY Mellon, Bulgarian Telecommunications Company
Contact: Yavor Kambourov, Managing Partner
Email: [email protected]

Corporate & M&A:
Advises on the choice of company type, incorporation, taxation, employment and regulation aspects, corporate management and control and supports clients through large-scaled, local and cross-border M&As, complex corporate reorganisations and restructurings, including share and asset mergers, demergers and business separation, legal and financial analysis of a company’s capital and equity structure and reorganisation of a company’s legal forms, negotiations of transaction documents including escrow agreements and financing documents, pre and post completion security arrangements.
Key Clients: Stillfront Group, Pros Holding, Francisco Partners, Viasat Telematics, BISAM, Piraeus Bank, Lidl Bulgaria, AON BV
Contact: Vladimir Rangeloff, Managing Partner 
Email: [email protected]

The firm advises on both sets of unfair competition regulation (domestic and EU), dominance, cartels, dawn raids, pricing, refusal to supply, etc., in a multitude of industry sectors, including energy, agriculture, food and beverage, technology, financial services and healthcare. The team provides compliance support and merger control advice on domestic and trans-border mergers and acquisitions and other manifold transactions. Clients are represented in competition-related litigation before national courts and the Bulgarian Commission for Protection of Competition.
Key clients: WizzAir, bTV Media Group, Visa Europe, Herbalife, Kamenitza/Starbev Netherlands B.V./Molson Coors, Maxima Bulgaria, Reckitt Benckiser, Lidl Bulgaria, Prestige-96
Contact: Stefan Tzakov, Managing Partner
Email: [email protected]

Represents local and multinational trademark and industrial design holders in proceedings before the Bulgarian Patent Office, OHIM and WIPO. Advises on IP infringement and unfair competition litigation, cross-border licensing, anti-counterfeiting and customs measures.
Key Clients: bTV Media Group, Piraeus Bank, Sofia Municipality, WizzAir, Kamenitza StarBev, Global Group, Prestige-96
Contact: Margarita Guigova, Partner
Email: [email protected]

Advises on every aspect of the energy sector: nuclear, gas, mining, fuels, electricity generation, electricity distribution and supply, trading in electricity, renewable energy resources, regulatory, project finance, and litigation, and provides investor-owned utilities, energy project developers, pipelines, energy marketers, equity investors, lenders, investment bankers, governmental entities with advice on all legal, licensing, regulatory and tax aspects associated with investments in the energy sector, electricity generation and distribution, including renewable energy resources. Advised on the NABUCCO, Shah Deniz and South Stream projects; long-term assistance to E.ON AG during its presence on the Bulgarian market; advice to various parties on plans for the development of NPP Belene
Key Clients: GEN-ID.O.O., RWE, Alpiq, Electricity System Operator (ESO), MVM, Citygas Bulgaria, Petroceltic, European Federation of Energy Traders (EFET)
Contact: Stefan Tzakov, Managing Partner
Email: [email protected]

Litigation & ADR:
Covers all types of individual claims in all areas of business law, including banking and finance, corporate and commercial litigation, unfair competition, energy and project finance disputes, insurance disputes, IP litigation, procedures for recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards, multijurisdictional litigation and international arbitration, exequatur procedures, etc., as well as arbitration, debt restructuring, debt-equity swaps, as alternative methods of enforcement.
Key Clients: Bulgarian Football Union, Bulgarian Telecommunications Company, Strabag AG, First Investment Bank, UniCredit Bulbank, bTV Media Group, BNY Mellon
Contact: Emil Emanuilov, Partner
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate & Construction:
Assists through the development and realisation of large-scale projects, real estate and construction arbitration and litigation, FIDIC arbitration proceedings and FIDIC drafting; covers the entire property ‘life-cycle’ including acquisitions and dispositions, land use, planning and development, construction, financing and joint venturing, establishment of mortgages, environmental law, insurance, etc
Key Clients: Kaufland Bulgaria, Witte Automotive Bulgaria, Strabag AG, Lidl Bulgaria, SALP, Monolit, Maxima Bulgaria, Otreco B.V., Forton
Contact: Atanas Shopov, Partner
Email: [email protected]

Advises on projects for incorporation, structuring, mergers, acquisitions, share deals, asset deals, content deals, exploitation, supply and use of information technology, networks and telecommunications, ISP and broadcast services, as well as on telecom licensing and compliance, content compliance, sector competition and regulatory issues.
Key Clients: Vodafone, Facebook, Inteqrity, Fiat Chrysler, Honda Motor Europe, EuroCloud
Contact: Mitko Karushkov, Partner
Email: [email protected]

With a client portfolio featuring large and mediumsized local and international clients, the team advises on all tax-related matters, including tax optimization, compliance, transfer pricing, tax assurance and estate planning, corporate taxation and VAT, tax planning, M&A tax planning, planning and mitigation of negative financial results customs-related legal services and advice on Bulgarian accounting standards. The team counts on an in-depth knowledge of international taxation, specifically applied in the interpretation of double tax treaties. Clients are represented in all administrative and court proceedings.
Key clients: Lidl Bulgaria, Iberdrola Inmobiliaria, Witte Automotive Bulgaria, Kamenitza Starbev Netherlands B.V./Molson Coors, Four Paws Foundation
Contact: Todor Todorov, Partner
Email: [email protected]

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