Last week I visited Dimitrov & Partners in Sofia. A reputable Bulgarian law firm with an impressive network in both government as business. Dimitrov & Partners is a fellow member of Consulegis and a close business partner firm of Marxman Advocaten.

Besides the high level of quality, experience and an excessive network, the lawyers do also render a reliable service level. In the past years investors from The Netherlands have been #1 investor in the economy of Bulgaria.

Besides the EU membership, reliable legal and financial infrastructure, favourable tax rates, a hard working well educated workforce and fast growing economy, Bulgaria is also a wonderful country to live in or visit. No wonder investors are attracted to this country.

During a few days filled with overwhelming generosity and friendship we had the chance to talk legal business and discuss investment projects for our clients in the Netherlands.

In case you might consider to invest in Bulgaria we are happy to assist with both legal matters as getting around in the Bulgarian cultural as well as the system.

Bulgarians like to get to know you better before entering into business. Investing quality time matters and I can tell, you shall remind this level of hospitality the rest of your life.

And finally good to know while negotiating. Bulgarians shake their heads when they agree and knot when they disagree. A remnant and survival strategy from the Ottomans occupations that lasted untill the end of the 19th century. Quite confusion, but rarely seen amongst the younger generation.

If you would like to know more about doing business in Bulgaria, legal issues regarding Bulgaria or other international legal business matters please do not hesitate to contact our contact person responsible for the worldwide network of Marxman Advocaten:

Mr Bas Besseling (e-mail: or on his mobile direct number +31 652573320)