Firm profile for Europe 2021
This firm is also ranked in:Global 2021
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Managing Partners: Yavor Kambourov, Vladimir Rangeloff, Stefan Tzakov
Number of partners: 11
Number of lawyers: 40 (including partners)
Languages:Bulgarian, English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish
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.
Main Areas of Practice:
Banking & Finance:
The practice 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: BNY Mellon, International Investment Bank, First Investment Bank, UniCredit Bulbank, Bulgarian Telecommunications Company, Credit Europe BV
Corporate & M&A:
The team advises on the choice of company type, incorporation, taxation, employment and regulation aspects, corporate management and control and supports clients through large-scale, local and crossborder 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: United Group, Bulgarian Telecommunications Company (Vivacom), Yotpo, Verisk, Nova Broadcasting Group, Herbalife, Stillfront Group
The team 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, IT, telecommunications, financial services and healthcare. The practice provides compliance support and merger control advice on domestic and trans-border M&As and other manifold transactions. Clients are represented in competitionrelated litigation before national courts and the Bulgarian Commission for Protection of Competition.
Key Clients: WizzAir, bTV Media Group, Kamenitza/ Molson Coors, Lidl Bulgaria, Kaufland Bulgaria
With a proven competence in social security matters, structuring of employee contracts in the context of large international groups, monitoring of compliance with employment, social security, anti-discrimination, personal data protection and employee dismissal legislation, the team helps clients to conform their workplace practices and procedures to local law. The department is equally experienced in employment litigation on matters ranging from professional injuries to mass dismissals.
Key Clients: 60k, Bulgarian Football Union, Liquibox, Syneos Health, GoDaddy, Shire Pharmaceuticals, Lidl Bulgaria
The IP practice represents both local and multinational industrial property holders in the full range of proceedings before the Bulgarian Patent Office, EUIPO and WIPO. In addition to registration services, crossborder licensing, anti-counterfeiting and customs measures, the team concentrates on IP infringement and litigation.
Key Clients: Motion Picture Association, Nova Broadcasting Group, Lidl Bulgaria, Kamenitza StarBev Nova Broadcasting Group, Motion Picture Association, NetInfo, Pan Publishing House, Bulgarian Telecommunications Company, Prestige-96, Yotpo
The team 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: Arkad-ABB S.p.A, Bulgartransgaz, Hydroenergy Group, Societa Appalto Lavori Pubblici S.p.A (SALP), Citygas Bulgaria, ACT Commodities B.V., European Federation of Energy Traders (EFET), GEN-I d.o.o., RWE
Litigation & ADR:
The practice 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, Cosmote, National Electricity Company, Bulgarian Export Insurance Agency, Bulgarian Industrial Engineering and Management
Real Estate & Construction:
The team 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, Maxima Bulgaria, Akropolis, Sofia Municipality, Kapsch
The team 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, Bulgarian Telecommunications Company, Yotpo, Verisk, Stillfront Group, Broadcom Corporation, NetIfno
This firm is also ranked in:Global 2021
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