Sunday 19 October 2014 — Friday 24 October 2014
NBLO's Managing Partner, Kamen Shoylev, is taking part in the International Bar Association Annual Conference.
The conference is being held from 19 to 24 October in Tokyo. It gets over 5,000 lawyers from a wide range of jurisdictions together and hosts several hundred sessions on a wide range of topics of professional interest to lawyers and to their clients.
This is an opportunity for New Balkans Law Office to acquire and maintain up-to-date best-practice know-how, and to develop and maintain links with lawyers in a large number of jurisdictions which brings a significant benefit to its clients.
As Bulgaria's go-to firm for cross-border businesses, NBLO strives to maintain such international exposure continuously.
NBLO helps Dutch investor win summary judgment in High Court for the sum of GBP 192,000
New Balkans Law Office has acted for Mr Kooter, the individual claimant in legal proceedings recently covered by the British press (e.g., The Evening Standard) and subsequently also in Bulgarian news media (e.g., 24 Chasa).
NBLO has represented Mr Kooter throughout the matter. We assisted with the enforcement of a worldwide freezing order issued by the High Court in London against real estate, bank account and other assets of the defendant situated in Bulgaria. As part of the attempts to preserving assets for enforcing his claim, the claimant also proceeded on the basis of prejudiced against him as a creditor. NBLO additionally acted on various ancillary aspects.
Separately, through one of NBLO’s partners who is dual-qualified as an English barrister, NBLO formed part of Mr Kooter’s UK legal team. In the UK, Mr Kooter won summary judgment for the sum of £192,000, interest and legal costs. The sum awarded was the entire claim by Mr Kooter relating to sums which Ms Radeva had ostensibly offered to invest on his behalf. For a separate part of the claim (approx. €36,000), the High Court was unable to give a summary (effectively, early-stage) judgment on the basis that unlike the investment related claim, the basis of these transfers could not be established without a full investigation of evidence including oral hearings.
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