Atanas Bangachev is a partner based in Sofia and Head of the Corporate practice group.
He is a Bulgarian-qualified lawyer specialising in Bulgarian corporate, contract and privatisation law. His main area of expertise is M&A transactions across a variety of sectors.
Atanas served as Executive Director of the Privatisation Agency of the Republic of Bulgaria. During this time he was involved in some of the largest privatisation deals in Bulgaria. He is one of the leading and best-known legal professionals in M&A and Private Equity in the country and has an extensive track record and familiarity with the market. He is experienced in all corporate matters ranging from registration of entities, to corporate restructuring, SPVs, mergers and acquisitions, capital raising, drafting and reviewing of shareholders documentation, company restructuring.
In addition, Atanas has assisted major international companies across different sectors of the economy in carrying out internal compliance investigations of their Bulgarian operations. He is the leading CMS lawyer in Sofia for dawn raids, regulatory and compliance and white collar crime issues.
Atanas Bangachev is praised as a "problem solver" who "is very commercially oriented and helps clients get good results in negotiations" by Chambers and Partners Europe.