Kamen Shoylev

Managing Partner

NBLO Managing Partner

Kamen is a Bulgarian advocate and a barrister in England and Wales.

He has a wide experience in transactional, advisory and contentious matters in various sectors and geographic markets, having lived and worked in Russia, Japan and Saudi Arabia as well as Bulgaria and the UK. He is fluent to a native standard in English, and also uses professionally Russian, German, Italian and French.

As a barrister (and in a separate capacity to NBLO), Kamen appears in the High Court of England and Wales and advises or represents in particular on matters with a cross-jurisdictional element.

Kamen is a member of the International Bar Association, Bar European Group, Intellectual Property Institute, the Investment Migration Council, and is a mentor to startup companies through Europe’s largest accelerator, Seedcamp.

Qualifications: Ma. Law — Cambridge University

Office Location: London and Sofia

  • Citizenship and Immigration

    We advise individuals and families planning for their future and their legacy.  We understand that immigration can be complex, often stressful and traumatic. With our professional advice and sensitive approach we will guide you through all your options and will help you to achieve the best possible outcome. We aim to accomplish this in the […]

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  • Employment

    Range of employment law advice to individuals employed in Bulgaria NBLO’s employment team advises on: dismissals – including the compliance of these with domestic legislation; compliance with national and international legislation and standards; labour discipline, misconduct and discrimination issues; individual and collective dismissals and severance agreements; employee share/stock ownership and bonus plans; employee pension schemes; […]

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  • Tax
  • Business Immigration

    We are aware that nowadays doing business is a global adventure and challenge. Bulgaria is a small and open economy, and its labour market benefits from a steady flow of human capital in many directions.  Firms and organisations need integrated, prompt and carefully executed solutions to employment and immigration issues when working across borders. NBLO […]

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  • Corporate Tax

    Tax policies and corporate tax regulations are always of strategic importance to our clients in conducting their business and investment. Tax is a major concern for all businesses and individuals. There are tax related aspects in each transaction and business venture, both at the stage of its structuring and set-up, as well as in the […]

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  • Insolvency and Restructuring
  • Startup Desk

    Startup Desk now offering NBLO’s Startup Pro Bono Legal Advice Clinic Programme Our 15 years of industry experience have consistently proven the importance of legal due diligence at the early stage of business development. A solid legal foundation is key to long-term business success by: safeguarding against personal liability protecting your ideas and intellectual property […]

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  • Venture Capital

    Bulgaria has become increasingly attractive to venture and technology growth investors. NBLO is proud to have been part of this process from the beginning. We hosted Bulgaria’s first large conference on venture capital in 2010. We have since worked with a number of local and international funds. We are also early members of the Bulgarian […]

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  • Fintech

    Bulgaria’s fintech sectors is fast-growing and innovative. Thanks to exceptional talent, domestically founded companies have become globally competitive actors. Our lawyers are highly knowledgeable about the legal challenges of dynamically changing fintech market. Our commercially minded lawyers deliver high-quality advice on how to effectively safeguard your business and profits. We at NBLO offer a number […]

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  • Opening a bank account in Bulgaria in the name of foreign business or organisation

    Foreign-Incorporated Business Bank Account Application In this note, we provide an overview of the requirements an overseas-incorporated business must generally meet to open a bank account in Bulgaria. We restrict our analysis to those organisations or businesses which are structured as companies or corporations in their home jurisdiction. Bulgarian law recognises legal forms originating in […]

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  • Does the Bulgarian Government actually hold 213,519 bitcoin?

    Is Bulgaria possibly one of the largest governmental holders of bitcoin? Тhe legal regulation of Government investment in, seizure, holding of and control of cryptoassets. The beginning of an urban legend? This is now almost both an urban legend in cryptospace and a meme, and has been such since news appeared in 2017 of the […]

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  • Post-Brexit: EU law derived rights for family members of settled UK citizens

    Are you a family member of UK citizens holding an EU residence permit in a country in the EU? Do you wish to reside in an EU Member State but are concerned that this would be impossible after the end of the Transition Period (TP)? We outline some of the options you may have now […]

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  • The validity of liquidated damages clauses in the UK and Bulgarian jurisdictions

    A liquidated damages clause is a contractual provision requiring a party to pay a genuinely pre-estimated and agreed amount in the event of a specified breach. The purpose is to compensate the injured contract party for the breach.  The inclusion of such a clause has the benefit of saving unnecessary costs and time for determining […]

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  • How temporary residents may become EU long-term residents or permanent residents in Bulgaria

    The Foreigners in the Republic of Bulgaria Act (“the Act”) provides for various ways for non-EU nationals to become temporary residents. The options include: becoming a trade representative of a company registered abroad; becoming a shareholder in a Bulgarian company, in which 10 jobs for Bulgarian citizens have been created; receiving a pension in your […]

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  • The EU Blue Card as a way for non-EU nationals to be employed and live in Bulgaria and in the rest of the EU

    What is the EU Blue Card? One of the more innovative developments of EU labour law is the so-called EU Blue Card, which is a type of residence and work permit designed for qualified foreign nationals from non-EU countries. It provides less complicated access to the EU labour market for third-country (that is, non-EU) nationals. […]

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  • Influencer and Advertising

    Influencers & Advertising is the first in our upcoming series on influencers and the law. Future articles will cover topics such as influencer liability and intellectual property matters. Influencer advertising takes a significant share of advertising spend, especially in sectors such as beauty, luxury and others, but also of general fast-moving consumer goods. The child […]

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  • Renewable energy in Bulgaria

    A recent report on Bulgaria’s renewable energy market by E3 Analytics – “Scaling-up Distributed Solar PV in Bulgaria” – found that solar PV projects in Bulgaria built for own consumption are intentionally under-dimensioned.  Nearly all energy is then consumed on-site to avoid having to export excess to the grid.  This is partly because electricity traders […]

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  • Obtaining an online gambling licence in Bulgaria

    We detail below certain legal requirements for obtaining an online gambling licence in Bulgaria.  Background The Bulgarian Gambling Act 2012 (GA) and its implementing legislation regulate Bulgarian online gambling. Online gambling was first legislated for in 2014.  Except for the recent move of regulatory powers from a standalone regulator (the State Gambling Commission) to the […]

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  • Social media as a sales channel – what you need to know

    “I am passionate about Indian cuisine and want to start a small venture offering home cooked food for delivery via Instagram. What should I do to make sure my venture is in line with Bulgarian law?” Register! Under Bulgarian law, even a small venture of this type is subject to regulation if it can be seen […]

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  • Outsourcing, Digital Projects in Bulgaria – NBLO & LCA Studio Legale webinar

      New Balkans Law Office and LCA Studio Legale would like to thank everybody who joined us during our online seminar on the topic of Outsourcing and Digital Projects in Bulgaria. We hope that the perspective offered by the different speakers helped broaden your understanding of the market opportunities Bulgaria can offer to private and […]

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