About Me

Pavel Petkov - Lawyer in Bulgaria

My name is Pavel Petkov. I was born in 1984 in Vidin – a lovely town situated on the Danube River in Northwest Bulgaria. In 2002 I graduated from Foreign Language High School in my hometown. In the same year I was admitted in Plovdiv University Law School. I got my Master of Laws degree in 2007.

I am a practicing lawyer with more than 10 years of experience and clients from 25 countries on 5 continents.

My clients range from individuals and families to small and medium companies. I provide a wide range of legal services - corporate and commercial law, property law, family law, wills, immigration law, litigation, criminal law. My services include legal advice and representation, legal help and assistance, preparation and review of legal documents, company formation, criminal defense, etc.

I represent individuals and businesses across the country and in all courts in Bulgaria. I consult and represent real estate buyers and sellers, property owners and homeowners associations, landlords and tenants, freelancers and startup companies, investors who want to start a new business in Bulgaria and companies who want to expand their existing businesses.

Contact me today to learn more about how I can help you. I have the skill, experience and resources to provide high quality and cost effective legal services and protect your interests.

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Litigation lawyer in Bulgaria

You can be confident that your case will be handled with care and attention to detail.

I protect my clients' interests in all courts of every level in Bulgaria.

I represent individuals and businesses in a wide range of civil and commercial litigation cases, including but not limited to:

  • Business litigation
  • Shareholder and partner disputes
  • Employment law
  • Real estate litigation
  • Family law litigation
  • Breach of contract
  • Debt recovery

Contact me today to discuss your case.

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Corporate & Commercial

Corporate and Commercial lawyer in Bulgaria

Doing business in Bulgaria requires more than just a knowledge of the language or a good interpreter, especially when you don’t know the laws for starting a business, how the business is regulated, taxation laws and what the requirements are. Therefore, you need an experienced Bulgarian corporate and commercial lawyer to guide you through the process of doing business in Bulgaria – from company formation, to operation, to expansion via merger or acquisition, to liquidation.

I advise my clients on the diverse issues that arise as a result of doing business in today’s competitive, litigious and highly regulated business environment.

My services include:

  • General legal counsel
  • Business entity formation - partnerships, limited liability companies and joint-stock companies
  • Purchase and sale of business
  • Contract drafting and review
  • Employment and social security
  • Taxation
  • Litigation and dispute resolution

If you want to start business in Bulgaria and you have questions or your Bulgarian business is facing legal challenges - hire an experienced Bulgarian corporate and commercial lawyer. Contact me today to discuss your case.

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Property Law

Property law solicitor in Bulgaria

I provide clients in Sofia, Varna, Burgas, Vidin, Bansko, Nessebar, Sunny Beach and other summer and winter resorts in Bulgaria with a broad range of legal services in the area of property law.

Buying or selling real estate is a major decision. It is important to make sure all the details of buying or selling real estate are handled in the most effective way, all the legal documents are in order and protect your interests. Whether you are a real estate buyer or seller in Bulgaria, your interests will be best protected by using the services of an experienced and independent Bulgarian property law solicitor.

I advise and represent my clients in the process of selling or purchasing real estates in Bulgaria. This includes reviewing and preparing purchase agreements, title searches and all other necessary tasks to reduce the potential risks inherent in real estate transactions.

I protect my clients' interests in mortgage transactions. When I represent clients who wish to take out mortgages, I review their terms and advise my clients on the nature of the mortgage. I also represent clients if there are problems with their mortgages or it appears that the clients might not be able to make their mortgage payments.

I also represent owners, tenants and managers in disputes arising from condominium ownership. I help with the organization of homeowners general meetings, with the formation and registration of homeowners associations.

I draft, review and negotiate rental contracts. I also help to resolve landlord–tenant disputes that arise after the lease is signed.

Contact me today to discuss your case.

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Family Law

Divorce solicitor in Bulgaria

A marriage in Bulgaria can be ended legally only by the court.

If you or your spouse is a Bulgarian resident or citizen, I can help you get a fast and convenient undefended divorce. I will help you whether your undefended divorce is simple or you have child support and custody issues and/or assets in Bulgaria to divide.

I will first try to help you to come to an agreement because if this is not possible, the procedure becomes more complicated and expensive and takes longer to resolve.

How can I help?

  • I will explain the common aspects of the divorce process in Bulgaria and help you understand what you need to do at each stage.
  • I will prepare the necessary paperwork and start the divorce action for you.
  • I will represent you in court.
  • I will keep you updated of each step throughout the divorce process.

If you need legal advice or representation about getting a divorce in Bulgaria, contact me today to discuss your case.

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Immigration Law

Immigration lawyer in Bulgaria

How can I help?

  • All types of visas, residence permits and other immigration issues, both for EU and Non-EU citizens, in order to move to Bulgaria.
  • Bulgarian citizenship.
  • Work permits.

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Criminal Defense

Criminal defense lawyer in Bulgaria

I have more than 10 years of courtroom experience as a court-appointed and private criminal defense lawyer.

Whether you are facing criminal charges or you are a victim of crime in Bulgaria, I can help you through the Bulgarian criminal justice system.

Contact me today to discuss your case.

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Contact Me

6 Dondukov St, Vidin 3700, Bulgaria


+359 876 705 765 (Viber, WhatsApp)


I strive to represent my clients with prompt, knowledgeable and caring service and I believe that a true assessment of a lawyer's skill, dependability, ethics, and effectiveness is measured by his clients’ testimonials. Below is a small sample of what some of my clients have had to say about me.

Myer P

I did own two properties in Bansko for over 10 years. Pavel has been my lawyer and managing all my financial aspects for the majority of those years. He is an outstanding professional who is always quick to respond and deal with any queries. I have found Pavel to be a professional lawyer who provides a good quality service which is both competitive and outstanding value for money. Highly recommended.

William H

Pavel acted as power of attorney for us, together with the general conveyancing for our property purchase in Bulgaria. We were unable to attend physically, so we entrusted him with everything. I've dealt with many Lawyers over the years and they are in general, only helpful for money. On the day of exchange of contract, Pavel travelled several hours across Bulgaria to the village where our house is. Not only this, but he additionally travelled to the property and took up to date photos for us, as we had only ever seen the house from agents photos. We were so impressed with Pavel, that we paid an additional bonus on top of the pre arranged fee (which was extremely fair) and the final price for conveyancing was still unbelievable value for money. His English is first rate and he is extremely responsive and empathetic to any concerns or queries you might have; I cannot recommend him highly enough. There should be a special category for some businesses, elevating them to 10 stars... Pavel is a 10 star rating from us!

Rita P

Pavel Petkov is the best lawyer. I was impressed how fast he was answering all important questions by email, phone . His professionalism and honest service are fabulous. I would really highly recommend Pavel as a lawyer.

Mike B

I found Pavel after searching for a Bulgarian Lawyer to assist with a property sale. Unlike many he responded in good time and was able to satisfy all of my questions. He provided a quote for the work, which was very competitive, and kept to the price keeping me informed throughout. I would recommend him to anybody wanting to sell a property in Bulgaria.

Yasir K

I was urgently looking for a lawyer who could speak English but at the same time who was proficient in Bulgarian law. My matter was extremely important and therefore I wanted to look for the best Bulgarian lawyer for my task. I spoke to 3 lawyers however I was not very impressed with them. They either did not fully understand my instructions or were not transparent with their fees. I then picked up the phone and spoke to Mr Pavel Petkov. It was immediately obvious that he has good command of English and he is a good communicator. He also reassured me about the problem that I was facing. At all times, he was up front and fair. In addition, he did not overcharge me and provided a good prompt service throughout. I would not hesitate at all to recommend Mr Pavel Petkov especially if you need somebody who can speak good English and who has a good command of Bulgarian law in all areas including property.

Diana L

We are so glad we found Pavel as we were in the middle of a very complicated process and he helped us and solved the problem very quick for very reasonable price. I would recommend him to anyone! Thank you so much Pavel!

Carol S

Pavel is very easy to deal with as he speaks excellent English and he is used to dealing with English clients. He explains things in a way you can understand and I have always found him very reliable and helpful.

Linda W

Pavel has been very helpful which has been much appreciated.

Yvonne P

In my dealings with Pavel Petkov. I have found him to be honest, hard working, and deligent. Nothing is too much of a problem for him, especially if your not living in Bulgaria and need somebody to help with you legal business.

Kenneth W

A very genuine person. Many thanks for all your hard work. Very recommend.

Ian C

Thank you for your help over the years Pavel. Excellent sevice at reasonable prices.

Sandra M

A little godsend so he is eternally grateful for his help.

John G

I have known Pavel since 2009 and has helped me in sorting out the mess left by previous lawyers. He is trustworthy and very reasonable in his charges for the excellent work he does in Bulgaria.


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