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Consequences of Brexit: the Bulgarian Perspective

Tuesday 5 July 2016

09:00 — 12:00 (3 Hours)

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UPDATE AUGUST 8: Find a summary of this event and the coverage by the media in our News section, which you can find here:

New Balkans Law Office organised an event on the consequences of Brexit

 

Following the Brexit vote of June 23, those of you whose businesses and personal affairs connect them to the UK would have posed questions on the practical and legal implications.

New Balkans Law Office would like to invite you to a seminar entitled ‘Consequences of Brexit: the Bulgarian Perspective’, to take place as follows:

Tuesday July 5, 2016
9.00-10.30 am

The venue for this event is as follows:

Radisson Blu Hotel Sofia
4, Narodno Sabranie Square, Sofia, 1000
Parliament Room

As a law firm with offices in Sofia and London and with lawyers qualified in both jurisdictions, we are uniquely positioned to comment on the issues that arise.

On the day, Kamen Shoylev (Partner) and Irina Stoyanova (Associate and Director, Sofia Office) will present on the following topics:

• Is Brexit inevitable and what might it look like
• Implications for trade
• Implications for corporate structures involving the UK
• Implications for employment and immigration (both into the remainder of the EU and into the UK)
• Dispute resolution implications – contracts involving English law as governing and other disputes involving the UK
• Planning personal affairs

Attendance is free of charge.

Registration via Eventbrite at brexitsofia-nblo.eventbrite.co.uk 

UPDATE JULY 5: Event ended

UPDATE JULY 6: We uploaded the video of our seminar on YouTube (in Bulgarian). Find soon a summary of this event on our webpage.

UPDATE AUGUST 8: Find a summary of this event and the coverage by the media in our News section, which you can find here:

New Balkans Law Office organised an event on the consequences of Brexit

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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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