Ms 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 has a track record of top-end transactions, disputes and compliance for a high-calibre client base. Notably, it acted for energy giant CEZ in the headline sale of its Bulgarian assets to Eurohold, which finally received competition approval from the CPC in October 2020 following two in-depth enquires by the regulator. Vladimir Penkov and Smilena Hrusanova both provided competition advice to CEZ. Senior associate Hrusanova replaced Yura Mincheva as joint head of the practice after the latter moved to Ernst & Young.

Bulgaria > Intellectual property

Penkov, Markov & Partners supports its tier-one corporate and commercial practice with strong IP capability. Senior associate Smilena Hrusanovaprovides outstanding service with regard to IP‘ and co-leads the practice alongside name partner Vladimir Penkov, who has expertise in trade mark enforcement and protection. Beyond transactions, the firm handles significant investigations and disputes in relation to patent and copyright issues, and industrial design. The team is noted as ‘very proactive and efficient, and always willing to go the extra mile.’