Mrs Smilena Hrusanova > Penkov, Markov & Partners > Sofia, Bulgaria > Lawyer Profile

Penkov, Markov & Partners
1113 SOFIA


Attorney at law; Practice areas: Banking & Finance, Regulatory Permissions (CPC, FSC, BNB), Company Law, Commercial Contracts, Protection of Competition, Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Protection, Mergers & Acquisitions, Project Finance, Legal Representation in litigations in the field of Civil Law, Commercial and Administrative Law.


Penkov, Markov & Partners – Attorney-at-law since 2002; Sofia City Court – Law Clerk, 2000 – 2001


Bulgarian, English.


Sofia Bar Association


Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, Sofia, Master in Law, 2000.

Lawyer Rankings

Bulgaria > EU and competition

(Rising stars)

Smilena HrusanovaPenkov, Markov & Partners

Penkov, Markov & Partners ‘provides highly competent and business-oriented advice on competition law matters’, including compliance, disputes and notably high-value transactions, such as representing Bulgartransgaz as counsel within the merger control notification procedure for the acquisition of share participation in Gastrade S.A. Chairman of the firm, Vladimir Penkov, jointly leads the practice alongside senior associate Smilena Hrusanova, who has experience in matters relating to vertical and horizontal agreement investigations, abuse of a dominant position and unfair competition. The team counts ČEZ Group and Unilink S.A. among its key roster of clients.

Bulgaria > Intellectual property

Penkov, Markov & Partners’ compliance and intellectual property team ‘provides tailor-made advice’ on contentious and non-contentious matters, from trademark opposition cases, copyright disputes, patents and industrial designs issues. Named partner Vladimir Penkov, who is active in negotiations and settlements regarding trademarks over software, jointly leads the practice alongside senior associate Smilena Hrusanova, who combines her expertise in competition and IP to handle infringement cases. The team acts for clients across the pharmaceutical, tobacco, consumer goods and fashion sectors.