Ivan Markov
Vice-Chairman & Partner

Ivan Markov, Attorney-at-law, has long-standing expertise in the fields of M&A, Banking and Finance, Insurance Law and Concessions. Attorney-at-law Markov has a leading role in providing legal advice and representation of corporate clients, including credit institutions and pension funds, in connection with the structuring and implementation of complex restructurings, mergers, spin-offs and acquisitions, as well as in matters relating to the trade of excisable goods.


Ivan Markov, Attorney-at-law, provides legal assistance also with respect to legal and regulatory requirements, obtaining licenses and permits in connection with banking, insurance and pension activities. Ivan Markov was one of the leaders of the team which has advised the largest M&A transaction on the Bulgarian energy market for 2018-2020 (and for the last 10 years).

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• Protection of Business Transactions in Case of Insolvency - Lega InterConsult News, issue 33-34, 2012

• Payment Made by an Insolvent Debtor - Valid or Not? - Lega InterConsult News, issue 31-32, 2011

• Offset Agreements in Public Procurement Contracts - Lega InterConsult News, issue 21, 2006

• Appeal of Judgements to Open Bankruptcy Proceedings – Lega InterConsult News, issue 17, 2005

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  • Education and professional experience

    Penkov, Markov & PartnersPartner and Attorney-at-Law, since 1990

    Ministry of Foreign Economic Relationslegal counsel, 1984 -1990

    • Sofia Regional Court - bailiff, 1983 – 1984

    • Sofia City Court - trainee judge, 1982 – 1983

    • Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski - Master in Law, 1982

  • Memberships

    Pleven Bar Association

    Member of the MB of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Bulgaria, 2023

  • Languages