Mr Ivan Markov > Penkov, Markov & Partners > Sofia, Bulgaria > Lawyer Profile

Penkov, Markov & Partners
1113 SOFIA

Work Department

Banking & Finance


Partner; Practice areas: Company Law, Commercial Agreements, Banking and Finance Law, Regulatory Permissions, Insurance Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, Concessions, Project Finance and the Securities


Penkov, Markov & Partners – Partner since 1990; Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations – Legal counsel, 1984 -1990; Sofia Regional Court – Bailiff, 1983 – 1984; Sofia City Court – Trainee judge, 1982 – 1983


Bulgarian, English, French


Pleven Bar Association


Sofia University “St. Climent of Ochrida” – Master of Law, 1982

Lawyer Rankings

Bulgaria > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Penkov, Markov & Partners brings ‘together expertise from all practice areas to resolve complex issues’ when acting for clients across sectors including energy, technology and real estate on domestic and cross-border M&A transactions. Name partners Vladimir Penkov and Ivan Markov jointly lead the practice alongside managing partner Nikolay Cvetanov. Markov and Cvetanov advised ČEZ on the closing of the sale of its Bulgarian subsidiaries to Eurohold for €335m. Key members of the team also include partners Roman Stoyanov and Atanas Valov.

Bulgaria > Banking, finance and capital markets

Penkov, Markov & Partners handles a range of regulatory issues in the banking space, as well as M&A and compliance mandates, and advises financial and credit institutions, e-money and payment entities and providers on financial matters. The banking and finance department has been assisting Viraj Group on the negotiation of a factoring agreement with Allianz Bank. Praised as ‘a leading banking law practitioner’, Vladimir Penkov heads the practice alongside Ivan Markov and Nikolay Cvetanov, who is the key contact for longstanding client MoneyGram in Bulgaria.