About Me

Pavel Petkov - Lawyer in Bulgaria

My name is Pavel Petkov, I am a Bulgarian lawyer, with offices in Sofia and Vidin, Bulgaria. I have been practicing law since the end of 2009.

My clients range from individuals and families to small and medium companies. I provide a wide range of legal services in the areas of internet law, business law, property law and family law. My services include legal advice, legal help and assistance, legal representation, preparation of legal documents, review of existing documents, etc.

I represent my clients in all Bulgarian courts. 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 investors who want to expand their existing businesses. I handle cases across the country – Sofia, Plovdiv, Bansko, Sunny Beach, Nessebar.

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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Internet Law

Internet law Bulgaria

In today’s competitive world, if your business is not online, it doesn't exist.

If you are already online, then you know that the number of laws regulating the Internet and cyberspace is constantly growing. A lawyer experienced in internet law can help your business keep pace with the new and existing regulations.

Bulgaria is the most attractive destination in Europe for IT and outsourcing companies. If you are looking for a Bulgarian lawyer to help you with your Internet law needs, I can offer the experience and skills you need for any Internet related situation.

Some of my services in the area of internet law include:

  • General legal counsel
  • Web design and development contracts – preparation/review and negotiation
  • Website terms of use and privacy policy – consultation and drafting
  • E-commerce store policies and agreements – consultation and drafting
  • Software development contracts and software support and maintenance contracts – preparation/review and negotiation
  • Domain name purchase and sale, domain name protection, domain name disputes and related issues
  • Removal of content from the internet

If you would like to discuss what I can do for you, contact me today for a free consultation.

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Business Law

Business 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 business 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 business lawyer. Contact me today for a free consultation.

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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 for a free consultation 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 for a free consultation and I will be happy to help.

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Contact Me


+359 876 705 765

Sofia Office

100 Gotse Delchev Blvd
Entrance G, Floor 4, Apt. 12
Sofia, Bulgaria

Vidin Office

22 Gradinska St.
Vidin, Bulgaria

What my clients say

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.

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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Pavel Petkov, Attorney-at-Law