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

Penkov, Markov & Partners
1113 SOFIA

Work Department

Chairman of the Consultative Board and Senior Partner


Chairman of the Consultative Board and Senior Partner: Banking & Finance, Corporate Law and Commercial Contracts, Competition, Privatization and Foreign Investments, Investment Management, Mergers and Acquisitions, Project Finance, Public Procurement, Licensing and Know-How Agreements, Tax Law, Telecommunications, Media & IT, Energy Law and Renewable Energy Sources


Penkov, Markov & Partners – Founder in 1990; Penkov, Markov & Partners – Managing Partner 1990-2017; Chairman of the Consultative Board of Penkov, Markov & Partners since 2017;Bulgarian Telecommunications Company AD – Member of the Managing Board, 2007-2008, Chairman of the Supevisory Board, 2008 – 2013 and reelected as Chairman since 2014; NIKAS Bulgaria AD – Member of the Board of Directors, 2009 – 2012; Arbitration Court at the BCCI – Arbitrator since 1999; BCCI – Member of Managing Board since 1993 and Vice President, 1999 – 2006; Zagorka AD – Member of the Board of Directors,1998 – 2006 and Executive Director, 2000 – 2002; Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations – Head of Division „Austria and Switzerland“, 1989 – 1990; Technica Foreign Trade Organization – Chief Legal Counsel, 1987 – 1989; Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations – Legal Counsel and Senior Legal Counsel, 1979 – 1987; Sofia City Court – Intership as a judge, 1976 – 1977


Bulgarian, German, English


Member of the Managing Board of the BCCI, since 1993; Chairman of the Investment – Taxation Council with the BCCI, 2004 – 2006; Former Member of the Bulgarian National Group with the International Association for Intellectual Property Protection; Former Member of the Managing Board of BIBA (Bulgarian International Business Association); Founder and former President of the first Lions Club in Bulgaria – Lions Club, Sofia; Member of the Managing Board of Tulip Foundation, since 2009, Member of Sofia Bar Association.


Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski – Master in Law, 1976; Economic University, Karlshorst, Germany 1970 – 1972

Lawyer Rankings

Bulgaria > Energy and natural resources

Penkov, Markov & Partners demonstrates ‘great experience and industry know-how‘ in energy-related litigation and significant M&A transactions, such as advising CEZ on the closing sale of its subsidiaries to Eurohold for €335m. The team also handles project developments of electricity and gas capacities and supply sources. Vladimir Penkov leads the practice group alongside Atanas Valov, who has ‘wide experience in energy-related litigations, particularly before administrative courts’, and senior associate Nikolay Voynov, who has experience in advising private clients and public entities on diverse energy projects.