Mihail Stankov is a Partner at Stankov, Todorov, Hinkov & Spasov, Attorneys-at-Law and an attorney registered with the Sofia Bar Association.

He is an expert in international commercial law and has extensive experience in providing legal advice and representation in the areas of insolvency, corporate and commercial law, banking and finance, contract and insurance law, maritime law and transport issues. He is also the co-founder of the Institute of International Private Law.

Since 2015, he has been legally advising the trustees in bankruptcy of the fourth largest bank in Bulgaria in its insolvency proceedings. Mihail Stankov carries out procedural representation in cases against some of the largest debtors of the insolvent bank with a common material interest exceeding several hundred million leva. Proceedings conducted by him are key cases in the formation of case law in bank insolvency proceedings. He participated with proposals de lege ferenda in connection with amendments to the Bank Insolvency Act. As a result of the successful litigation of Mihail Stankov, the trustees managed to collect significant amounts of the bank's receivables.

Mihail Stankov is an arbitrator in international and domestic cases with the Court of Arbitration at the Institute of International Private Law since 2012, having previously been an arbitrator with the International Court of Arbitration at the Legal Interaction Alliance.

Mihail Stankov holds a Master of Law from the Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski. He specialized English Law and European Union Law at the University of Cambridge and holds a PhD in Private International Law at the Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski.

Mr. Stankov is a registered Receiver in bankruptcy to the Bulgarian Ministry of Justice.

Area(s) of Expertise

  1. Advocacy
  2. Antitrust & Competition
  3. Banking & Finance
  4. Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Debt
  5. Commercial Property
  6. Company & Commercial
  7. Contract Law
  8. Corporate/Business Law
  9. EU law
  10. Energy & Natural Resources
  11. Insolvency and Bankruptcy
  12. International Law
  13. International Trade & Investment
  14. Litigation
  15. Mergers and Acquisitions

Languages Spoken

  1. Bulgarian
  2. English


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