28 March 2013
On the 28th March, 2012, NBLO hosted the first in a series of events for graduates and current students of the universities. The event, held at Club Motto, was a huge success: it drew over 30 graduates from the universities, as well as representatives from Davidson college and UCL for a lively evening. We would like to thank The University of Cambridge Society in Bulgaria and The Oxford University Society in Bulgaria for their support of the event.
The evening was a wonderful chance to connect with other Oxbridge and LSE alumni working in Sofia and for the community to mingle. Several exciting new initiatives were discussed, and the event is a good basis future cooperation between alumni groups. We hope that this is one of many events of its type, building on the success of the first.
If you are interested in hearing about future events, or would like to share your ideas about talks, conferences or other ways to draw on the network, please get in touch with Denny Jicheva (firstname.lastname@example.org). We would be delighted to hear from you.
A win in an insurance exclusion clause dispute at the Supreme Court
NBLO's dispute resolution team, led by Yordan Neshkov, secured a success against a large Bulgarian insurer in a claim brought on behalf of a UK national, who had lost her property in a fire. The insurer had refused to pay out under the insurance, on the grounds that a widely drawn clause in its general terms allegedly excused it from paying whenever there was a breach of building regulations, even if (as was accepted in this case) this breach was invisible externally, could not be discovered through reasonable investigation and was not caused by the insured. NBLO had good reasons to argue that this position was unsupported in the Bulgarian Insurance Code or civil law generally and persuaded the Supreme Cassation Court to back it. This is covered more fully in an article on our website.
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