19 April 2017
The International Expo for Education, Emigration and Property was held on the 19th of April at the Four Seasons Hotel Moscow.
As a Bulgarian law firm specialized in immigration, NBLO attended as a company speaker.
The Bulgarian Citizenship by Investment Programme offers the possibility to acquire the citizenship of Bulgaria, a member of the European Union, by making an investment. This is an important advantage, as other programmes require to make a donation to the government, buying a property or the creation of jobs.
By making an investment, the programme allows the applicant the possibility of making profit, as well as of a contribution to the Bulgarian economy.
A further advantage is the wide range of qualifying investment classes, and the option of a Fast Track, which allows the applicant to obtain citizenship in 1.5 years.
Find more information about the Bulgarian programme on the following links:
EU Citizenship by Investment in Bulgaria
FAQs about the Bulgarian Citizenship by Investment Programme
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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