Disputes Settlement (Litigation and ADR)

Penev LLP is one of the leading law firms with a strong litigation focus. Recognized as a firm that promotes value for money, we deliver successful outcomes at a highly competitiverate. We are efficient, effective and we get results. Our primary goal is to help our clients avoid litigation through pre-trial negotiations and settlements. We are experienced in managing complex litigation and arbitration cases involving multiple claims and parties. We represent major international companies in cases dealing with infringement of rights, commercial and insolvency disputes. We provide in-depth expert services at all levels of court. We have designed a model of corporate reputation that takes into account clients’ values, strategies and integrity.

Clients of our Dispute Resolution practice include: Invitel International Bulgaria EOOD, Sweet Analyses Services Inc., IRC, Lewis Charles Sofia Property Fund Bulgaria EOOD, The Walt Disney Company, AT&T, Black Sea Properties and e.t.c.

OUR SKILLS:

Commercial litigation;

Penev LLP provides legal representation to corporate clients defending their rights in pre-trial, court and arbitration proceedings dealing with complex business disputes.We understand the need to give straight-forward commercial advice within the context of the whole business.
We represented the Dark Fibre IRU rights of Invitel International Bulgaria EOOD in insolvency proceedings initiated against a contractor.
We represent AT&T in out-of-court proceedings with respect to a complex lease dispute involving trilateral contractual relations advising on all Bulgarian law aspects of the lease.
We represented Black Sea Properties in proceedings involving revocation of Land Titles.

Insolvency and Corporate Restructuring;

Penev LLP is one of the leading practitioners on insolvency and restructuring and creditors’ rights. We have a proven track record of guiding companies through corporate restructuring. Our attorneys investigate, pursue and defend claims for and against insolvent companies and executive directors.

Administrative litigation;

Our litigators have substantial experience representing clients before administrative bodies such as the Commission on Protection of Competition, Communications Regulation Commission, Financial Supervision Commission as well as before administrative courts.
We are involved in complex tax proceedings representing Lewis Charles Sofia Property Fund against Acts for offsetting or refund of VAT issued by the National Revenue Agency.
We counsel and represent SAP – Bulgaria EOOD on complex tax proceedings SAP – Bulgaria EOOD before The National Revenue Agency The Administrative Court. Recently we representedLewis Charles Sofia Property Fund in complex administrative proceedings dealing with an appeal of construction permit.

Recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards in Bulgaria;

We have a strong track record of handling cases dealing with recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitration awards in Bulgaria. We represent Sweet Analyses Services Inc. in proceedings dealing with recognition and enforcement of awards issued by the International Court of Arbitration, Paris, France.
We represent IRC OOD in proceedings for recognition and enforcement of judgements issued by the  District Court of Innsbruck.

Competition disputes;

Penev LLP has unparalleled expertise in the area of competition litigation. We have acted for international and domestic companies in competition cases dealing with cartels, prohibited agreements for direct price fixing and concerted practices, abuse of dominant position and unfair practices.
We advised Zagorka AD (Heineken group on corporate and commercial issues and represented the company before the Commision on Protection of Competition in relation to advertising and promotion campaigns.

IP disputes;

We successfully handle every kind of intellectual property dispute, such as: copyright infringements, patents, confidential information, trade secrets, trade names and trademarks.
We act for The Walt Disney Company in various Cybersquating matters including also,
negotiation and conclusion of extrajudicial settlements with trademark infringers, pre-litigation considerations and litigation actions on behalf of Disney Enterprises Inc.

Tax disputes;

Tax lawyers represent clients in internal tax audits and appeals for the offsetting or refund of VAT. We have successfully represented corporate and individual taxpayers, at all the levels of administrative and state court .system.
We handle complex tax proceedings on behalf of Lewis Charles Sofia Property Fund against actions of The National Revenue Agency for an amount exceeding EUR 100,000.
We are also involved in complex tax proceedings, representing SAP Bulgaria.

Debt collection;

Our attorneys investigate, commence and defend court actions against insolvent companies and executive directors. We have a strong track record of successful debt collection via insolvency proceedings or pre-trial settlement agreements..
We act for Lewis Charles Sofia Property Fund Bulgaria EOOD with respect to an insolvency proceeding of a major Bulgarian developer. The complex legal proceedings involve claimed damages in the amount of approximately EUR 2.5 million;
We represent The Walt Disney Company in a case for the collection of approximately EUR 500,000. The work involves initiation of insolvency proceeding against a major Bulgarian entertainment company - a contractor of The Walt Disney Company.