Metodi Baykushev

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With more than 15 years of legal practice, Metodi is the partner leading DPC’s dispute resolution team. Metodi is a trusted counsel and advisor and highly dedicated professional. Protecting the best interests of his clients is no less than a mission for him.

‘‘Metodi Baykushev stands out with his dedication, wit, and responsiveness. He possesses all the qualities and skills of a brilliant lawyer.‘‘ - Legal 500

Over the last 10 years, he has built and is now successfully leading one of the most capable and versatile dispute resolution teams in the country. Metodi’s primary focus has been on commercial litigation and arbitration, including international arbitration and state court litigation with international elements. He has advised and represented major companies from various industries in court and arbitration disputes, DAB procedures under the FIDIC Books and administrative procedures.

Metodi has extensive experience in the areas of construction, international sales, debt collection, insolvency proceedings, medical malpractice. Among his clients have been EBRD, OECD, Astaldi, Ericsson Telecommunications, Telenor, Baustoff and Metall Marsil, EVN, Bulgarian National Bank, Coface, C.m.C di Ravenna, Crown Agents, Volkswind, NetInfo, Mareshki Group of Companies.

Metodi is included in the first edition of CEE Arbitration Powerlist by Legal 500 which showcases the leading practitioners working in the region that are regarded as the very best in the market.

He served as a Secretary General of the National Committee in Bulgaria of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) for more than 3 years and is the member of the arbitrators’ nomination committee for ICC arbitrations. Metodi is listed in the arbitrators’ pool at the Czech Arbitration Court and in the panellists’ pool at the DRBF Bid Challenge Panels for Millennium Challenge Corporation (a US aid agency providing grant money to various developing countries for the construction of infrastructure projects).

Metodi is often invited as panellist and speaker at international forums of dispute resolution such as the Paris Arbitration Week. He is passionate about teaching and recently spent two academic years as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Business Law at the American University in Bulgaria.

Work highlights

  • Represented one of the major drug wholesalers in Bulgaria before the Competition Protection Commission and the Supreme Administrative Court in connection with an alleged breach of fair-trade rules in the course of negotiations with potential clients
  • Represented a gas retailer in appealing high-value sanction for sales below costs imposed by the Commission for Protection of Competition and subsequently repealed by the Supreme Administrative Court
  • Advised and represented Ericsson Telecommunications Bulgaria before the Supreme Administrative Court in a EUR 10.5 million public procurement review procedure
  • Advised Astaldi S.p.A in an ICC Arbitration with respect to a dispute arising out of a FIDIC Yellow Book contract

Affiliations

  • Sofia Bar Association
  • International Bar Association
  • ICC National Committee Bulgaria – member of the arbitrators’ nomination committee for ICC arbitrations  
  • AmCham Public Procurement and EU Advisory Committee
  • Arbitration Panel at the KRIB Court of Arbitration
  • ICC Young Arbitrators Forum
  • Dispute Resolution Board Foundation
  • Bulgarian Construction Law Society

Education

  • University of Sofia, Faculty of Law (LL.M.)

Languages

  • Bulgarian
  • English

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‘‘Metodi Baykushev produces top-quality work and provided us with an outstanding analysis of the factual and legal situation regarding different questions. We appreciated his personal commitment and 24/7 availability.‘‘ - Legal 500

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