Litigation and Arbitration

Although it is invariably determined to seek amicable solutions to avoid judicial and arbitration proceedings for its clients, PM&P provides, if necessary, highly efficient procedural representation in the state courts or in the voluntary arbitration proceedings in civil and commercial cases.

The team of the law firm defended successfully the biggest wind power plant of Enertrag before the Arbitration Tribunal at the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in a landmark dispute with the state monopoly, the National Electric Company, concerning the validity of an existing preliminary connection contract and the arbitration award was subsequently confirmed in the final judgment of the Supreme Court of Cassation. That successful case has introduced new standards of thinking, which any monopolist will have to take into consideration in future.

The lawyers of PM&P have substantial experience in the field of international arbitration proceedings, which is a great advantage to our clients.

The high success rate in proceedings that are often complicated due to the lack of consistent case law is indicative not only of the high professional level but also the good organization and commitment of the lawyers in the firm. In this connection, in its capacity of legal advisor to Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company the PM&P team, having successfully completed a series of court proceedings, including an interpretative decision of the Supreme Court on the issue, has succeeded in defending the recognition and refunding of VAT on packaging, which has grown into standing court practice since then.

The PM&P team often participates in litigation for damages and non-performance in the construction sector. PM&P is expanding its experience in debt recovery for its clients, which requires good coordination and joint action in court cases and in the work of private bailiffs.


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

“The Penkov, Markov team is our preferred choice in the field of dispute resolution, whereby we have assigned to them our penal administrative cases, administrative disputes, commercial litigations, ownership disputes and tort litigations. They have a well-structured, responsive and experienced team, with very good success rate and ability to strategically plan the development of the cases in advance. Penkov, Markov are very practicable, do not waste time on unnecessary, purely theoretical, problems or solutions and concentrate on the practical risks and their counter-measures. They are also quite precise in their legal writing.“


“We have good impressions from their new addition, Pavel Tsanov, who started representing us on a number of our penal-administrative cases and has a calm and cool presence in the court room; and of their younger litigator Boris Strijlev, who also commands good knowledge of the administrative proceedings and substantive administrative law.“


“The strength of their team comes from supporting each other, communicating well, and doing their share – teamwork. They are a great collaborative team – their lawyers have differing skill and expertise sets which make them able to see and to propose an approach and solution that takes into account all the different aspects of the situation.“