Welcome to ILN-terviews, a series of profiles of ILN member firm attorneys, designed to give a unique insight into the lawyers who make up our Network.
In one sentence, how would you describe your practice?
We are a growing practice providing legal services in all main fields of business law – a young and ambitious team of professionals, which is the Bulgarian branch of the larger family of PETERKA & PARTNERS, operative in five countries in Central and Eastern Europe.
Who would be your typical client?
A foreign investor expanding its activities to Bulgaria and often looking for the quality services already known or recommended from previous experience with PETERKA & PARTNERS in other countries. Recently, we’ve also had more work in dispute resolution and litigation both for international and local companies.
What would you like clients and potential clients to know about you?
That good work means more to us than being good with the law. We try to hear what clients say and use our creativity to support clients’ ideas or solve a particular problem.
What has been your most challenging case? Why?
It’s a case which seemed to be in the beginning a more or less simple contractual dispute but gradually, it turned out to be a complex issue involving insolvency as well as criminal law aspects. We are still working on this case, trying to reach a happy end.
What has been your proudest moment as a lawyer?
Being 32, I am sure it is still ahead of me, but I feel proud each time when some problem has been forgotten because of my work.
What do you do when you’re not practicing law?
Mostly enjoy the time with my wife and little daughter. I am also happy if there is time for a book, to meet friends or play tennis.
What would surprise people most about you?
Perhaps that would be the fact that I am not an awful singer.
What has been your most memorable ILN experience?
Our office has joined ILN only last year, so it’s quite a new experience to me, but the 2009 regional meeting in Athens showed me that the Network brings a wonderful opportunity to be part of a community of excellent professionals and also to find good friends.
What career would you have chosen if you weren’t a lawyer?
Probably something related to art – writing, acting or singing.
If a movie were made out of your life, who would you want to play you?
Al Pacino. Nothing to do with the Devil’s Advocate. It’s just the fact that his acting is a piece of magic.
How would you like to be remembered?
As an open person who deserves to be remembered.