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Pencho Stanchev

“My passion for international arbitration convinced me to become an ambassador of VIAC. I believe that the balance between high quality of service, clear and flexible arbitration rules and reasonable costs is what makes VIAC one of the most appropriate dispute resolution options for jurisdictions in Southeastern Europe.


I am aware of the great opportunities offered by VIAC events not only to acquire valuable knowledge, but also to meet a lot of experienced and talented arbitration and ADR practitioners and feel the organization’s spirit.”

Pencho Stanchev is a Partner at Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. (DPC) Law Firm, Bulgaria, and head of its dispute resolution and energy practice groups. He has over ten years of legal practice focused mainly on dispute resolution, energy and banking.


Pencho Stanchev represents market players from various industries in complex disputes and commercial lawsuits. He has represented a major European aircraft carrier operator with regard to recognition and enforcement of an foreign arbitral award; a leading Italian infrastructure construction company in an arbitration regarding FIDIC Yellow Book Contract as well as leading European energy company in complex arbitration under 2002 ISDA Master Agreement.


He is also experienced in commercial arbitration cases before the Court of Arbitration at the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Pencho Stanchev has been a key member of the team representing a leading electricity distribution service operator before the Court of Justice of the European Union for preliminary ruling on matters related to interpretation of EU Directive 2009/72.


Pencho Stanchev is one of the moving forces behind the project Arbitration Bulgaria aiming to promote arbitration by sharing court practice and expert opinions on relevant topics.


He is a member of the Pazardzhik Bar Association and the International Arbitration Commission of the International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA).


Pencho Stanchev is Recommended Lawyer by The Legal 500 and Rising Star Partner according to IFLR1000.

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