Mr Pencho Stanchev > Dimitrov, Petrov & Co > Sofia, Bulgaria > Lawyer Profile

Dimitrov, Petrov & Co
1303 SOFIA

Work Department

Energy Law, Litigation and Arbitration, Real Estate Law, Construction Law, Banking Law


Senior Associate


Joined  DPC in 2015; gained valuable experience as a legal advisor at the legal department of Corporate Commercial Bank AD before that


English, German


Member of Pazаrdjik Bar Association


Graduated cum laude from Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Faculty of Law in 2012

Lawyer Rankings

Bulgaria > Energy and natural resources

Dimitrov, Petrov & Co covers regulatory and contractual issues, including acting on contentious matters, for major renewable energy companies, including Alpiq and Windkraft Simonsfeld. The firm has experience of drafting commercial contracts regarding electricity grid connection and has assisted energy traders in obtaining licences to trade on the Ibex marketplace. Bogdan Petrov is highly experienced in regulatory matters and the ‘talented’ Zoya Todorova handles the firm’s transactional and contractual work. Senior associate Pencho Stanchev is ‘very successful in litigation‘ according to one client.

Bulgaria > Dispute resolution

Dimitrov, Petrov & Co’s ‘highly experienced, skillful and creative’ disputes resolution practice has a key strength in complex proceedings related to regulations, acting for major clients in the telecommunications and media, energy, banking and pharmaceutical sectors against administrative and regulatory bodies. It acts for individuals and private-sector clients in commercial disputes related to breaches of contract, non-payment of receivables, intellectual property matters, and shareholders disputes. Other core strengths of the firm are litigations related to public procurement proceedings and competition law cases, on behalf of both claimants and defendants. The ‘impeccable’ Metodi Baykushev leads the team, with the ‘exceptional’ Pencho Stanchev also valued by clients.

Bulgaria > Banking, finance and capital markets

The banking and finance team at Dimitrov, Petrov & Co, which is led by the ‘impressive’ Hristo Nihrizov, principally advises on regulatory matters for high-profile clients. In 2018, the firm provided full legal assistance with setting up one of the first alternative funds for collective investment in Bulgaria and acted for clients on obtaining full-scope investment licences under MiFID II rules. The team also acts for borrowers on debt and credit restructurings as well as representing clients in proceedings brought by the Financial Supervision Commission. Pencho Stanchev, who ‘stands out’ for his ‘skills, accuracy, sharp mind and style’ is a key member of the team, and Boyana Milcheva (head of the real estate and construction practice) assists with matters related to project and real estate finance.