Two of our partners, and all of our associates and support staff are based in Sofia. The office has high quality communication, IT and document-handling capabilities. The Sofia office co-ordinates our work throughout Bulgaria. Our main office in Sofia undertakes most of the corporate, commercial, intellectual property, ADR, competition, and other cutting-edge work we do. Based out of Sofia, we can also maintain a presence in other locations, depending on client needs.
New Balkans Law Office
19-B Patriarh Evtimiy Blvd
Sofia 1142, Bulgaria
Telephone +359 (0) 2 950 6239
Facsimile +359 (0) 2 489 4333
Our London office undertakes client liaison and allows the firm to serve the needs of clients directly. You are always able to contact us in London to discuss issues which require an immediate conference or otherwise demand attention in person. All types of work performed by our Bulgarian lawyers are supported and liaised on from London. Two of our partners share their time between London and Bulgaria.
New Balkans Law Office
27 Redcliffe Gardens
London SW10 9BH
Telephone +44 (0) 20 7183 0262
Facsimile +44 (0) 20 7117 1718
An ~€1M claim on behalf of real estate consultants
NBLO’s dispute resolution lawyers represented UK-based real estate consultants who had structured a € 40-million-worth commercial property project on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast. In breach of an applicable contractual obligation, the consultants had not been paid the agreed success fees for their services. The then director of the defaulting party had been tragically shot dead in the meantime.
Following a hotly contested first instance, with below-the-belt attempts by the other side (the least untypical perhaps being the claim that the contract had been a forgery and a trial-within-a-trial on the issue), our team succeeded in obtaining a judgment at first instance. The parties were then able to achieve a significant settlement.
The key skills we were able to bring to bear in providing a solution included searching for solutions across the problem domain; appropriately involving representatives of Bulgaria’s EU partner member-states to buttress judicial independence; and resourcefully dealing with heterodox approaches by our judicial opponents.
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