logo-right

Andere über uns

  • Clients make note specifically of Penkov, Markov & Partners’ stance on corruption “they do not involve themselves in grey areas and won’t represent dubious business which makes them very accessible for us”, “they have a clean reputation, are conservative and very straight”. “They can be more expensive than other firms but I’d rather pay a premium for quality. We are a serious company and require serious expertise”

IFLR 1000, The Guide to the World‘s Leading Financial Law Firms, 2013

  • This group is singled out as "one of the best in Bulgaria" and is noted for its "commercial acumen, invaluable advice and punctuality."

Chambers Europe, Europe’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2011

  • They are the best when it comes to advising investors, they know how the law works, where the pitfalls are, they always call back or respond the same day if you miss them, you can really rely on them and they don't just tell you the law, they understand what it means and tell you.

IFLR 1000, The Guide to the World‘s Leading Financial Law Firms, 2013

  • … Clients say Vladimir Penkov is “amazingly reassuring during difficult moments, and delivers to international standards.

Chambers Europe, Europe’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2009

  • Vladimir Penkov is credited with "excellent litigation and communication skills." Clients also rate highly his leadership capabilities.

Chambers Europe, Europe’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2013

  • Managing partner Vladimir Penkov is described as "very experienced and inventive, with enormous practical experience."

Chambers Global, The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2011

  • “Strongly rooted in Bulgaria with nine offices throughout the country, this is the only truly nationwide practice in the Chamber rankings, yet it is cited by clients as “more Western than others.””

Chambers Europe, Europe’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2007

  • Corporate heavyweight Penkov, Markov & Partners receives a regular flow of work from its impressive roster of clients as well as receiving standalone work. Active across the spectrum of competition matters including merger clearance concerns, the firm also regularly appears before the CPC.

The European Legal 500, Law firms in Europe, 2011

  • This well-staffed team is a "creative and valuable partner," say client. …. The energy experts are renowned for their "pragmatism, precision and pleasant working manner." Managing partnerVladimir Penkov is "highly experienced and a great negotiator," market sources confirm.

Chambers Europe, Europe’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2011

  • He is on a different level. He is of the highest legal calibre and can give an in-depth assessment of the real facts and a personal outcome even if it is not favourable for him. He is very straight whereas some legal houses will try to protract for months.

Chambers Europe, Europe’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2013

  • “Penkov Markov & Partners “one-of-a-kind” practice is “accessible, knowledgeable, accurate and responsive”… Name partners Vladimir Penkov and Ivan Markov are “exceptional practitioners””

The European Legal 500, Law firms in Europe, 2012

  • Penkov, Markov & Partners has an integrated practice. “Penkov is well established, very capable and have good standing,” says one client, with another describing the experience as “extremely positive”

IFLR 1000, The Guide to the World‘s Leading Financial Law Firms, 2012

  •  “This business law firm opened in 1990, and since then it has continued to receive plaudits for its "innovative and practical approach." Its geographical spread of offices across the country is unique in Bulgaria … Sources praise the firm for its "entirely client and business-oriented approach. The team has deep knowledge and expertise of the sector and persists until a feasible solution is found." … Managing partner Vladimir Penkov is described as "very experienced and inventive, with enormous practical experience."

Chambers Global, The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2011

  • This group impresses with its “entirely client-and-business-oriented approach, dedication and deep knowledge

Chambers Europe, Europe’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2011

  • The team of Vladimir Penkov and Milena Gaidarska is described as “excellent” by one client, while Ivan Markov is also singled out for praise by clients.

IFLR 1000, The Guide to the World‘s Leading Financial Law Firms, 2010

  • With 39 fee-earners, including recommended commercial lawyer Vladimir Penkov and Ivan Markov, LIC - Penkov, Markov & Partners is one of the largest firms in Bulgaria, with sufficient resources to cover the commercial legal needs of most clients.

The Legal 500, Law firms in Europe and the Middle East, 2006

  • At present the firm has 57 partners, associated members and external legal advisors and eight trainees, as well as 22 assistants and other staff. This ensures that up to 15 – 18 lawyers can be involved in a specific project without disturbing the general course of the firm’s work.

Chambers Global, The world’s leading Lawyers for Business, 2006

  • “The firm has an impressive network of offices throughout Bulgaria and has established a number of co -operation agreements with law firms in Europe, most notably Lansky, Ganzger & Partner.”

Chambers Global, The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2006

  • “With 36 lawyers LIC - Penkov, Markov & Partners is one of Bulgaria’s largest firms. Its network of 11 offices enables the firm to react quickly and provide local expertise, and the firm has fingers in the most legal pies.”

The Legal 500, Law Firms in Europe and the Middle East, 2006

  • “Lega InterConsult Penkov, Markov & Partners act for both domestic and international clients, and Lega InterConsult has a strong German language practice, advising clients from Germany, Austria and Switzerland.”

IFLR 1000, The Guide to the World‘s Leading Financial Law Firms, 2002

  • “It earns praise as “a bright, effective law firm” that provides a “competitively priced and highly enthusiastic” service.”

Chambers Global, The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2003

  • This large and well-established firm satisfies clients with its honest and straightforward advice. It assists with a full spectrum of matters including corporate and project finance, regulatory issues, debt restructuring, collateralisation of loans and loan agreements. Clients include investment and commercial banks, insurance companies and investment funds. Sources say: "We have been very satisfied with our co-operation with Penkov Markov. We value its timely response and its knowledge of the Bulgarian court system."

Chambers Europe, Europes Leading Lawyers for Business 2013

  • Penkov, Markov & Partners is described by its competitors as a practice that has been a stable and successful one for a number of years.

IFLR 1000, The Guide to the World‘s Leading Financial Law Firms, 2011

  • Penkov, Markov & Partners offers “strict, correct and professional advice” to an impressive collection of financial services clients … Managing Partner Vladimir Penkov is praised by clients for his “commercial and pragmatic” approach.

The European Legal 500, Law firms in Europe, 2010

  • “In the banking field, meanwhile, the firm continues to maintain an impressive client list, and is viewed by the market as having “great banking experience”.”

IFLR 1000, The Guide to the World‘s Leading Financial Law Firms, 2007

  • “Penkov, Markov & Partners has experience assisting both banks and local companies on cross-border financings.”

The European Legal 500, Law Firms in Europe, 2007

  • “LIC - Penkov, Markov &Partners has extensive experience, advising both banks and Bulgarian Companies with regards to cross-border lending/borrowing”

The Legal 500, Law Firms in Europe and the Middle East, 2006

  •  “This responsive and efficient team continues to impress with its wide-ranging expertise in corporate matters. It is renowned for its sector-specific knowledge and is particularly active in the beverage, automotive, finance and tobacco industries. Sources say: "The team is dedicated and engaged, and gives a thorough analysis of every detail."”

Chambers Europe, Europe’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2013

  • The firm has one of the most experienced M&A practices in Bulgaria and has assisted a number of international investors, such as AIG, Advent International, AXA etc. for some major on-going acquisitions.

Chambers Global, The world’s leading Lawyers for Business 2012

  • This large practice spans several offices across Bulgaria. The team is admired for its "commercial acumen and understanding of clients' needs."

Chambers Europe, Europe’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2011:

  • Corporate heavyweight Penkov, Markov & Partners receives a regular flow of work from its impressive roster of clients as well as receiving standalone work. Active across the spectrum of competition matters including merger clearance concerns, the firm also regularly appears before the CPC.

The European Legal 500, Law firms in Europe, 2011

  • Penkov, Markov & Partners is described by its competitors as a practice that has been a stable and successful one for a number of years.

IFLR 1000, The Guide to the World‘s Leading Financial Law Firms, 2011

  • With 39 fee-earners, including recommended commercial lawyer Vladimir Penkov and Ivan Markov, LIC - Penkov, Markov & Partners is one of the largest firms in Bulgaria, with sufficient resources to cover the commercial legal needs of most clients.

The Legal 500, Law firms in Europe and the Middle East, 2006

  • “The firm undertakes work in most aspects of commercial and business law, including company, foreign investments, and joint ventures. It has performed extensive due diligence for large Bulgarian companies involved in the transaction among major investors, and in 2000 it advised on the rehabilitation program of Varna shipyard and in 2001 advised and represented Strabag Bau Holding GmbH, Germany in its investment in a construction company in Bulgaria .”

Chambers Global, The world’s leading Lawyers for Business, 2002-2003

  • The firm has one of the most experienced M&A practices in Bulgaria and has assisted a number of international investors, such as AIG, Advent International, AXA etc. for some major on-going acquisitions.

Chambers Global, The world’s leading Lawyers for Business 2012

  • Penkov, Markov & Partners provides a “business-oriented approach and broad knowledge of the economic and social status of projects” … offers “strength in depth” and is regularly engaged in big-ticket M&A deals.

The European Legal 500, Law firms in Europe, 2010

  • “In 2006, LIC - Penkov, Markov & Partners began advising the Bulgarian government, as part of a consortium with PricewaterhouseCoopers, on the sale of the Bulgarian Maritime Fleet. The firm’s work will be instrumental in the government’s decision on whether to proceed with tender process or a direct sale.”

The European Legal 500, US Special Edition 2007

  • “The firm’s mergers and acquisition practice, led by Vladimir Penkov, is highly regarded by the market as “strong on privatization”.”

IFLR 1000, The Guide to the World‘s Leading Financial Law Firms, 2006

  • Penkov, Markov & Partners has ‘an excellent track record’ of advising its corporate clients on competition matters. It is representing CMB Bulgaria before the CPC.”

The European Legal 500, Law firms in Europe, 2013

  • Corporate heavyweight Penkov, Markov & Partners receives a regular flow of work from its impressive roster of clients as well as receiving standalone work. Active across the spectrum of competition matters including merger clearance concerns, the firm also regularly appears before the CPC.

The European Legal 500, Law firms in Europe, 2011

  •  “Penkov, Markov & Partners has the firepower and “impressive strength in depth” to handle some of the most significant competition matters in the market.

The European Legal 500, Law firms in Europe, 2010

  • This four-strong team remains a serious player in the Bulgarian competition market. With a practice that emerged in 1992, the team has an exceptional depth of experience, giving it a profound understanding of the developments in competition law and ensuring it is well placed to respond to future changes. The group is consequently able to handle the full range of competition issues and is particularly active in the merger control and unfair competition arenas.

Chambers Europe, Europe’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2009

  • “The five-lawyer competition group deals with all areas of antitrust law, including merger control, prohibition agreements, abuse of dominance and unfair competition.”

Chambers Europe, Europe’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2007

  • “Penkov, Markov & Partners is a “blue-chip energy firm”. Practice head is “a must-have lawyer for any energy project”. Managing partner Vladimir Penkov is a “driving force” within the sector.”

The European Legal 500, Law firms in Europe, 2012

  • Penkov, Markov & Partners has a long-established reputation within the energy market. Benefiting from a ‘particularly strong reputation for renewables work’

The European Legal 500, Law firms in Europe, 2011

  • Penkov, Markov & Partners’ “expertise in the energy sector puts them in a position to provide legal advice concerning all business activities related to generation, transmission, distribution, trading and pricing models within the liberalized energy market.

The European Legal 500, Law firms in Europe, 2010

  • “The firm has advised on numerous privatisations in the fields of banking, brewing, glass, food, ceramics and plastics and construction industries, among others, thus being involved in a major part of the entire privatization process in Bulgaria both on the part of the Government and of the Investors.”

Chambers Global, The world’s leading Lawyers for Business 2012

  • “In 2006, LIC - Penkov, Markov & Partners began advising the Bulgarian government, as part of a consortium with PricewaterhouseCoopers, on the sale of the Bulgarian Maritime Fleet. The firm’s work will be instrumental in the government’s decision on whether to proceed with tender process or a direct sale.”

The European Legal 500, US Special Edition 2007

  • It frequently picks up notable deals and recently advised Advent International in connection with the privatization of the Bulgarian Telecommunications Company.

Chambers Global, The world’s leading Lawyers for Business, 2006

  • “The firm’s mergers and acquisition practice, led by Vladimir Penkov, is highly regarded by the market as “strong on privatization”.”

IFLR 1000, The Guide to the World‘s Leading Financial Law Firms, 2006

  • “LIC – Penkov, Markov & Partners has participated in numerous major privatization procedures in the field of breweries, banking, insurance, railway construction and maintenance, glass industry, railway construction, ceramic industry, plastic industry, spezialized services, etc.”

Martindale-Hubbel, Law Directory, 2003

  • The recognized strength of Lega InterConsult - Penkov, Markov & Partners’s legal presence in the investment sector has led to its involvement in some of the largest investment projects in the region.”

The European Legal 500, Law firms in Europe and the Middle East, 2003

  • “It has advised on a number of large investment projects involving well/known companies, as well banks and insurance companies, both national and international.”

Chambers Global, The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2006

  • “LIC - Penkov, Markov & Partners represents a number of financial and investment intermediaries and investment companies, several of which are owned by the TBI Group.”

The Legal 500, Law Firms in Europe and the Middle East, 2006

  •  “This gifted team is active in the full range of employment matters and is particularly skilled in contract drafting and termination.”

Chambers Europe, Europe’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2013

  • This group is recommended by clients as “extremely helpful in complex matters” and is lauded for its “business friendly approach, expertise and strong position on the market.

Chambers Europe, Europe’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2011

  • Penkov, Markov & Partners is ‘renowned for its brilliant litigation prowess’, and is defending state-owned company Vrana in a high-profile property claim.

The Legal 500, Law Firms in Europe, Middle East and Africa, 2013

  • This quality practice is increasingly visible in the dispute resolution arena. It is distinguished by its “attention to detail and prompt and complete advice

Chambers Europe, Europe’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2011

  • One of the largest firms in Bulgaria, this group is praised by clients as “committed, knowledgeable and able to draw on good contacts across the Continent.” Others described it as “professional, by the book, and highly experienced.” The firm’s litigation work is held in particularly high regard.”

Chambers Global, The World’s leading Lawyers for Business, 2004-2005

  • “Lega InterConsult - Penkov, Markov & Partners is highly respected for litigation. The firm represents clients before the regular courts of justice and the arbitration courts. Managing partner Vladimir Penkov is highly recommended.”

IFLR 1000, The Guide to the World‘s Leading Financial Law Firms, 2002       

  • “Lega InterConsult - Penkov, Markov & Partners is highly praised by the market as a “very good firm” with a “good reputation” that has a “strong client portfolio in commercial property”.”

IFLR 1000, The Guide to the World‘s Leading Financial Law Firms, 2006

  • “With 36 lawyers LIC - Penkov, Markov & Partners is one of Bulgaria’s largest firms. Its network of 11 offices enables the firm to react quickly and provide local expertise, and the firm has fingers in the most legal pies.”

The Legal 500, Law Firms in Europe and the Middle East, 2006

  • "We are very keen on working with the team – it is a real pleasure."

Chambers Europe, Europe’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2013

  • “Lega InterConsult - Penkov, Markov & Partners is highly praised by the market as a “very good firm” with a “good reputation” that has a “strong client portfolio in commercial property”.”

IFLR 1000, The Guide to the World‘s Leading Financial Law Firms, 2006

  • “Penkov, Markov & Partners has strong IP, IT and telecoms expertise, and a leading reputation in e-commerce.”

The European Legal 500, Law firms in Europe, 2012

  • This telecommunications, IT and media ensemble wins the admiration of clients with its “business orientation and innovative ideas.” Despite his youth, Nickolay Kiskinov is praised for his” thorough and detailed understanding of the sector and clients’ needs.

Chambers Europe, Europe’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2011

  • The group is also at the vanguard of developments in the sphere of e-commerce in Bulgaria and regularly participates and liaises with industry organisations such as the Bulgarian Association for Electronic Commerce and the Association of the Independent Internet Providers.

The European Legal 500, Law firms in Europe, 2011

  • An established port of call for international clients, this local outfit impresses peers with its track record in TMT… Satisficed clients say the team is able to take on complicated issues and offers excellent support from the start to the end of projects.

Chambers Europe, Europe’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2009

  • “LIC-Penkov, Markov & Partners has wide-ranging TMT ability.”

The Legal 500, Law Firms in Europe and the Middle East, 2006