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 > Intellectual property

Penkov, Markov & Partners perform trade mark searches and due diligence, registrations, oppositions and renewals on an ongoing basis for clients in a wide range of industries. Practice head Vladimir Penkov advises on copyright and trade mark infringements. Ivan Markov is a key contact in the team. In 2020, Yordan Politov left the practice and is now an independent practitioner.

Bulgaria > Banking, finance and capital markets

Penkov, Markov & Partners has considerable expertise in banking regulation in Bulgaria, having been selected to draft the operating agreement for an investment fund financed, initially, by state and EU funds. The firm has assisted cutting-edge fintech, cryptocurrency, and payment software companies with complying with banking regulations, including with the updated anti-money laundering legislation. On the transactional side, the team assists clients with acquisition finance, real estate, and project finance for borrowers and lenders. Vladimir Penkov, Ivan Markov and Nikolay Cvetanov lead the team. Smilena Hrusanova is a name to note.