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We offer our clients more than just expert legal advice backed up with a sound understanding of the Bulgarian business environment. Our partners can between them negotiate, communicate and draft correspondence and legal documents in a variety of languages.

Our lawyers are proficient at conducting legal correspondence and drafting in the following languages:

  • English
  • German / Deutsch
  • French / francais
  • Russian / русский
  • Italian / italiano

In addition, our lawyers can conduct meetings and reliably outsource the translation of legal correspondence and documents in the following languages:

  • English
  • Greek / Ελλινικα
  • Hebrew / עברית
  • Japanese / 日本語
  • Mandarin / 中文
  • Serbo-Croat / српски / hrvatski
  • Spanish / español

Recent work:

Stopping the improper use of insolvency proceedings

A client of our dispute resolution team (led by Kamen Shoylev and Yordan Neshkov) was recently the subject of an indirect claim by a Bulgarian bank with which this client has been engaged in a multi-stage dispute. Unusually, the bank acted through a vehicle registered in an African state, which made an unfounded claim in the tens of millions of euros against our client and sought the commencement of judicial insolvency proceedings against this client. The offshore vehicle was chosen to isolate the bank from liability and create certain evidential difficulties for our client's representation.

NBLO succeeded in terminating the insolvency proceedings, with direct loss fully awarded to our client. A second claim to recover our client's indirect losses is currently under way.

Where targeted in this way through insolvency proceedings, a company may be prevented from trading properly (e.g., by suffering restrictions on its financing or being unable to participate in public procurement).

Through our considerable experience in insolvency litigation, both entirely domestic and where there are European and cross-border elements, we are ideally placed to assist clients in resisting such attacks and recovering the real and considerable losses that may be suffered.

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