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Penkov, Markov & Partners

IZTOK DISTRICT, TINTYAVA 13B, FLOOR 6, 1113 SOFIA, BULGARIA
Tel:
Work +359 2 971 3935
Fax:
Fax +359 2 971 1191
Email:
Web:
www.penkov-markov.eu
Bourgas, Dobrich, Lovetch, Pleven, Rousse, Sofia and 4 more

Bulgaria

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 2

Penkov, Markov & Partners

Penkov, Markov & Partners provides ‘priceless help’ and has an enviable client base of lending institutions and corporate borrowers, such as Credit Suisse and Piraeus Bank. It recently advised Balkan Star Retail on obtaining a €15m financing from a syndicate of banks. Vladimir Penkov is ‘a top adviser’ and Ivan Markovblends professional expertise with common sense’.

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 2

Penkov, Markov & Partners

Penkov, Markov & Partners’ strong finance practice has notable capital markets expertise and provides ‘appropriate, smart and comprehensive legal advice’. Milena Gaidarska, who has ‘a client-oriented approach’, is advising Vienna Real Estate on two bond issuances, totalling €19m, to be listed on the Sofia Stock Exchange. Name partner Ivan Markov combines the ‘best levels of theory and practice’.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

Penkov, Markov & Partners

Penkov, Markov & Partnersranks among the best for professional performance and thoroughness, accuracy and promptness of advice’. Vladimir Penkov and Ivan Markov are ‘very well connected’ and seasoned commercial lawyers. Clients include Heineken, Credit Suisse and the EBRD.

Leading individuals

Vladimir Penkov - Penkov, Markov & Partners

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Penkov, Markov & Partners

Penkov, Markov & Partners is acting for Alpha Bank in the Supreme Court of Cassation in a €30m dispute with the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences concerning ownership of the land occupied by Alpha’s headquarters. Experienced litigator Svetlin Adrianov leads the practice.

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 1

Penkov, Markov & Partners

Penkov, Markov & Partners has an impressive track record of handling corporate-related and standalone competition matters. The firm is representing Uber in the Supreme Administrative Court in a dispute pertaining to its Uber X service in Sofia. Heineken’s subsidiary Zagorka is also a client. Practice head Svetlin Adrianov and ‘senior and reliable partnerVladimir Penkov are the key names.

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Energy and natural resources
Energy and natural resources - ranked: tier 2

Penkov, Markov & Partners

Penkov, Markov & Partners has an established practice acting for a number of energy suppliers, including the Bulgarian subsidiary of Mondi Stambolijski, which the team advises on operational matters and the expansion of its biomass power plant. Svetoslav Dimitrov is ‘a young and energetic professional’.

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Healthcare and life sciences
Healthcare and life sciences - ranked: tier 2

Penkov, Markov & Partners

Penkov, Markov & Partners is advising clinical research organisation Innopharma and its Bulgarian subsidiary on the regulatory aspects of its trials, as well as handling corporate matters and disputes for the client. Roman Stoyanov is ‘very professional, accurate and very supportive’.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 2

Penkov, Markov & Partners

Penkov, Markov & Partners’ team is ‘confident, trustworthy and reliable’. Highlights included representing Alpha Bank in a €30m land dispute and advising Greenhouse Strelcha on the development of a greenhouse production facility in Strelcha. Milena Gaidarska is ‘an extensively experienced professional’.

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 1

Penkov, Markov & Partners

Penkov, Markov & Partners is at the forefront of the TMT sector. Vladimir Penkov and Svetoslav Dimitrov have ‘extensive knowledge and great acumen’. Dimitrov handled Uber’s launch in Bulgaria, which included advising on draft legislation to facilitate Uber’s services. The firm also assisted virtual telecoms provider V Mobile with its launch in the country; cloud service provider pCloud is also a client.

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    All investors, especially those from abroad, when asked about the investment climate in the country indicate a number of factors, besides tax rate, that influence their overall assessment. These factors relate to different areas of business and life in general, but have so far unfortunately gone unnoticed by governments.
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