Past events

NBLO is taking part in the International Bar Association Annual Conference

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.  

Recent work:

Advising on an LCIA claim

Suppliers with less bargaining power sometimes accede to arbitration clauses which make bringing or defending a claim prohibitively expensive.

In such cases, it is especially important when acting for the potential claimant (and subject to a judgement on the overall viability of the claim), to offer a cost-effective solution to allow the claim to get off the ground. This may include assessing whether the arbitration clause is likely to be found effective or pathological, and whether it may be permissible and advisable to launch court proceedings instead (which can be more economical especially in their early phases).

It is also helpful to be able to rely on advice which is simultaneously excellent in relation to both the jurisdiction in which enforcement is likely to be sought (e.g., Bulgaria) and the jurisdiction whose governing law the parties have agreed to apply or which applies for another reason.

NBLO recently acted for a potential claimant in such a situation alongside the client's existing Bulgarian counsel to advise on the interplay of the arbitration rules of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) and Bulgarian law and on the mechanics and prospects of a claim. We regularly and successfully collaborate with clients’ existing counsel to achieve the best results for such clients.

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