Mr Milan Pandev > Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov > Sofia, Bulgaria > Lawyer Profile

Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov
1000 SOFIA
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Work Department

Energy & Utilities, Environment, Infrastructure & Transport Projects, PPP & PFI Projects, Public Procurement & EU Funding




Milan Pandev is a Partner at DGKV, specializing in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, energy and utilities, and competition. Throughout his more-than-20 years of professional experience, he has developed extensive expertise in the Bulgarian power and oil & gas sectors, heading the teams advising prominent clients on some of the corner-stone energy projects in the country and the region, and more particularly on power-generation, power-distribution, and pipeline-development projects. Milan was identified by International Who’s Who of Energy Lawyers as one of the world’s leading practitioners in the energy field and as the leading energy lawyer in Bulgaria.


English, Bulgarian


  • Sofia Bar Association
  • International Bar Association
  • Energy Law Group


  • University of Warwick, Law School, United Kingdom (LL.M. in International Economic Law with Distinction, 2004)
  • University of Sofia, Faculty of Law (LL.M. with Distinction, 2000)

Lawyer Rankings

Bulgaria > Energy and natural resources

(Hall of Fame)

Milan PandevDjingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov

The team at Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov handles an extensive range of mandates emanating from the energy and natural resources sector. Notable clients include ContourGlobal Maritsa East III, Axpo Bulgaria and the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Bulgaria. Practice co-head Milan Pandev is vastly experienced in the field, having advised on numerous cornerstone energy projects in Bulgaria. Anton Krustev is another key contact; as a specialist in public-private partnerships (PPP), he has extensive knowledge of large-scale projects in the energy sector. Senior associate Radoul Iliev focuses on energy exchange and public procurement matters.

Bulgaria > Projects and PPP

(Hall of Fame)

Milan PandevDjingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov

Home to one of the largest projects and PPP practice groups in the domestic market, Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov has an impressive track record of advising on the full life cycle of large-scale projects and transactions in the real estate, energy and utilities, and transport sectors. The group assists with all financing, acquisition, regulatory, commercial and public law issues pertaining to projects in these sectors, as well as possessing demonstrable expertise in public procurement and concessions. A testament to the multi-disciplinary approach adopted by the team, the practice group is jointly headed by partners specialising in differing sectors, including Milan Pandev, who is also head of the public procurement and energy and utilities practice, and firm founding partner Stephan Kyutchukov, who heads the real estate and construction practice. Fellow team member Anton Krustev was promoted to partner in 2022.

Bulgaria > Transport (including shipping)

The large transport team at Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov brings together the firm’s across-the-board expertise to adopt an inter-disciplinary approach to transport matters. New practice head Anton Krustev was promoted to partner in January 2022 and leads much of the team’s work on large-scale projects, concessions, public procurement and complex litigation in the area of transport. M&A practice co-head Zdravka Ugrinova is another key name at partner level, advising on acquisitions, re-organisations and concessions in the sector, alongside Milan Pandev, who is noted for his acumen in projects and public procurement.