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Penkov, Markov & Partners

Established in 1990 Penkov, Markov & Partners is one of the first law firms in Bulgaria having nowadays one of the largest and most remarkable client portfolios and being respected both domestically and internationally. The firm currently has approximately 38 partners and associated members, several external legal consultants, 9 trainees, 12 assistants and staff members.


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The firm publishes its own newspaper PMP Legal News, circulation 2200 (published in Bulgarian, English and German languages), also available on its website.

PM&P is a member of Lex Mundi, FLI Net and Lex Adria and is the first law firm in Bulgaria certified under the ISO 9001:2000 and later recertified under ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 9001:2015 standards.

PM&P has substantial and historical knowledge of all fields of the law related to investments and business being a witness and actively taking part in their development in Bulgaria after the democratic changes. Our practice in Privatizations and Foreign Investments has evolved into covering all areas of legal practice, with recognized specialists that are among the top experts in the country.

The firm continues expanding its litigation and arbitration practices and further developing the practise groups specializing in energy, RES and natural resources, technology, media and telecommunications, as well as to creating and developing an IP practice including patents and trademarks. We have already established experts in Data Protection and building up our presence in the Anti-Money Laundering and Overall Compliance legal fields. In 2019 PM&P was awarded Superbrands of the year award for a fourth time (2007, 2015, 2017) as recognition for exceptional reputation of the trademark Penkov, Markov & Partners.


  • Antitrust
  • Banking
  • Business
  • Commercial
  • Construction Law
  • Customs and International Trade
  • Energy
  • Finance
  • Foreign Investments
  • Foreign Privatizations
  • Information Technology
  • Intellectual Property
  • Joint Ventures
  • License and Know-how
  • Litigation and International Arbitration
  • Media
  • Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A)
  • Natural Resources
  • Pharmaceutical Law
  • Public Procurement
  • Public-private Partnership (ppp)
  • Real Estate
  • Renewable Energy
  • Restructuring and Insolvency
  • Social and Labor Law
  • State Regulations
  • Tax Law
  • Telecommunications

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