Legal and Privacy Statements


The below Terms of Use, as amended by us from time to time (please check this URL for changes), set out the basis on which access to this Website and your use of it are provided.

Additionally, they provide important information about the way in which we deliver our services, including details of our policy in relation to complaints. Your continuing use and access of this Website constitute agreement to these Terms as published from time to time. This version of the Terms is current as of 9 August 2013.

Website Not Intended As Professional Advice

All articles and notes on this website have been prepared by New Balkans Law Office for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. They are not intended to create, and receipt of them does not constitute, a lawyer-client relationship. You must not rely on the information on this website as an alternative to legal advice. You should never delay seeking legal advice, disregard legal advice, or commence or discontinue any legal action because of information on this website.

The articles necessarily omit a large amount of information that may be of interest to you.
If you have any specific questions on these matters, we would be pleased to address them. Please contact us by e-mail or telephone at the e-mail addresses and telephone numbers provided in the Our Offices page of this Website. An e-mail contact form is provided on the Contact Us page.

Nothing in this disclaimer is sought to limit any of our liabilities in any way that is not permitted under applicable law, or exclude any of our liabilities that may not be excluded under applicable law.

Financial Services

Legal advice provided by our lawyers may relate to investments. We are not authorised by any financial regulatory authority for the purposes of investment business or advice. Instead, our services will be provided on the following basis:

  1. It is not part of our or our members’ function to advise on the merits of investment transactions, to broker or arrange transactions, or to communicate invitations or inducements to engage in investment activity.
  2. Accordingly, no communication from us should be construed as an invitation, recommendation or inducement (direct or indirect) to engage in investment activity, including contracts of insurance.
  3. We assume that any decision by you to discuss or negotiate any transaction on which we act, and any decision actually to enter into any such transaction, has been or will be made by You on the basis of Your own assessment of the business, financial and policy aspects of the particular transaction.
  4. In the course of any transaction on which we act and in order to complete it, it is expected that we will communicate with you, any other advisers of yours and the other parties to the transaction (and any of their advisers) in a number of ways, including, but not limited to, by telephone, e-mail, fax and letter and in the course of meetings. Amongst other things, we would expect to circulate documents for your review and to arrange and participate in meetings and other communication to discuss, negotiate, agree and sign the relevant documents. We will treat your participation in such meetings, calls or other communication with us as a request to receive such communications.

Terms of Use


References on this Website and in the Terms of Use to:

“Content” mean any text, software, database, format, graphic and written work and all other materials (i) developed by, or on behalf of, us which form part of this website; and/or (ii) provided on or through this website with the permission of the third party owners.

“Intellectual Property Rights” mean (i) copyright, patents, database rights and rights in trade marks, designs, know-how and confidential information (whether registered or not); (ii) applications for registration and the right to apply for registration for any of these rights; and (iii) all other intellectual property rights and equivalent or similar forms of protection existing anywhere in the world.

“Legal Statements” mean the legal notices pages of this website setting out the terms on which you may access and use this Website and any services provided through it, including the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Complaints sections of the same. In addition, we may publish on the Website general Terms of Business which would apply to legal advice or representation you receive from us which may then also form part of the legal statements on this Website.

“We” or “Us” or “Our” mean New Balkans Law Office and “You” or “Your” mean you as a user of this Website.

In the Legal Statements, the heading used for each paragraph does not affect its interpretation. Except as otherwise provided in the Legal Statements, any reference to an enactment is a reference to that enactment as amended, extended, applied or re-enacted from time to time and includes references to any subordinate legislation made under that enactment.

Enactment includes any legislation in any jurisdiction. References to persons include an individual, a body corporate and an unincorporated association of persons.

Access to this Website

This website is provided by New Balkans Law Office. New Balkans Law Office is a trading name of Nikolov and Shoylev, a Bulgarian lawyers’ partnership with a registered office at 14 Shesti Septemvri, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria.

By accessing the Website, you agree: that you will access its contents solely for your own private use; to comply with all applicable laws and regulatory requirements relating to your use of this website; to comply with all reasonable instructions we give you relating to this website; not to use this website to distribute any information or data in contravention of any regulation or legislation (including, but not limited to, regulation or legislation governing financial services, money laundering or anti-terrorism). You are responsible for all telecommunications charges relating to your use of this website.

Using this Website for Recruitment

Please note the following terms applicable to the use of the Careers section of this Website. These terms also apply to applications you may make to us following advertising not placed on this Website. In addition, please consult the section of our Privacy Policy, relating to the use of recruitment-related information.

In acknowledging an application New Balkans Law Office is not verifying the content, accepting the application or making any offer of employment or engagement. New Balkans Law Office is not obliged to accept any applications. New Balkans Law Office is an equal opportunity employer (in accordance with applicable legislation) and does not discriminate on the grounds of gender, race, ethnic origin, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability or any other basis covered by local legislation. All employment related decisions are made entirely on merit.

Intellectual Property Rights

We (or our suppliers or third parties who have granted us permission to reproduce their material on this website) own all Intellectual Property Rights in the Content and this website. Nothing in the Legal Notices gives you any right, title or interest in the Content or this website and you do not acquire any such right, title or interest through your use of the website. If you need third party software to use this website, you agree to obtain a licence of that software at your own expense. Please also read the Copyright notices which apply to the Content and this website.

Material Provided by You: You agree to ensure that all material you send or upload to this website (including, but not limited to, e-mails, text, graphic files, still or moving images, or responses to any questionnaire available through this website) (Your Material) is legal, decent and truthful, complies with all laws and regulations, does not infringe the Intellectual Property Rights or other rights of us or any third party, is not defamatory, unreliable or misleading or otherwise objectionable and is free of bugs, worms or viruses. You are solely responsible for Your Material. If we consider that any part of Your Material exposes us to the risk of a claim or complaint by a third party, we may block access to all or part of this website and remove all or part of Your Material. You must provide all reasonable assistance in this respect. You agree not to use this website to advertise or sell any goods or services to other users of this website. You agree not to publish any information or personal data relating to a third party.

Regulation of New Balkans Law Office Offices: Each New Balkans Law Office office home page complies with the regulation and supervision of legal services for the jurisdiction in which the office is located. You should be aware that in using the links available on this website you may be navigated to a new office location that may be subject to different rules, regulations and/or supervisory standards. Information about the regulation and supervision of certain New Balkans Law Office offices is provided in the Country Specific Information sections of the Legal Notices.

No Warranties

We give no express or implied representation or warranty (whether statutory or otherwise) in respect of this website or the Content (including, without limitation, as to their condition, satisfactory quality, performance or fitness for purpose) and all such representations and warranties are excluded except to the extent that their exclusion is prohibited by law.

Limitations and Exclusions of our Liability

We cannot guarantee that this website will operate in accordance with your expectations or will be error-free. We are not obliged to update this website but we may do so from time to time and we reserve the right to modify, restrict access to or close this website at any time. From this website you may be able to access websites operated by others. We do not endorse those other websites nor do we accept responsibility for their content or for damage or loss you may suffer arising out of accessing those websites, including, but not limited to, damage or loss arising from your use of documents or other information found on those websites. We do not monitor or maintain these links. Please read all copyright and legal notices on each site before downloading or printing items to ensure that you are permitted to do so under the third party site’s copyright notices, legal notices or terms of use.

Subject to the next paragraph (on liability for fraud or for death or personal injury arising from negligence): 1. Our liability to you in connection with this website (whether arising from negligence, breach of contract or otherwise) is only to take such actions as are reasonably required (in our sole discretion) in order to: 1. remove or delete data entered in error, or 2. remove or delete data that is the subject of dispute, or 3. correct data entered in error. 2. We are not liable to you for any loss of profits, business or data or for any indirect, special, incidental, consequential, punitive or exemplary loss, liability or costs (whether arising from negligence, breach of contract or otherwise) regardless of whether it was foreseeable or not. 3. To avoid doubt, we are not liable for any damage or loss that may be caused to any equipment or software due to any viruses, defects or malfunctions in connection with accessing or using this website, Your Material or the Content. Nothing in these Terms of Use excludes or limits our liability for fraud or for death or personal injury arising from our negligence or that of a partner, associate, consultant or employee of New Balkans Law Office or that of our agents or subcontractors or for any other matter in respect of which it would be unlawful or in breach of regulation (including, but not limited to, self-regulation) to limit or exclude liability.

General Terms of Business

Where we have published on this Website a set of generally applicable Terms of Business, you and we agree to apply these Terms of Business to any advice or representation you may receive from us, unless another set of terms has been expressly agreed.

Your attention is drawn to our current Terms of Business here.

Archival versions of the Terms may be available upon request in writing.

Online Privacy

Our Privacy Policy is available on this Website here and forms part of these Terms of Use.

General Provisions

We reserve the right to vary or amend the Legal Notices from time to time. We will notify you of any such amendment by posting the relevant amendment to this website. Any changes shall take effect upon posting to this website. Our rights under these Terms of Use and other sections of the Legal Notices: 1. may be exercised as often as necessary; 2. are cumulative and not exclusive of rights or remedies provided by law; and 3. may be waived only in writing and specifically. Delay in the exercise or non-exercise of any such right is not a waiver of that right. If a provision of these Terms of Use or of another section of the Legal Notices is or becomes illegal, invalid or unenforceable in any jurisdiction, that does not affect: 1. the legality, validity or enforceability in that jurisdiction of any other provision of these Terms of Use or of another section of the Legal Notices; or 2. the legality, validity or enforceability in other jurisdictions of that or any other provision of these Terms of Use or of another section of the Legal Notices. Nothing in the Legal Notices is to be taken to constitute a partnership between you and us, nor constitute either of you or us the agent of the other for any purpose. A person who is not a party to the Legal Notices may not enforce any of the terms under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999. A failure by you or us to enforce a provision of the Legal Notices or a breach of a provision by the other or default by the other in performing a provision does not constitute a waiver and does not prevent you or us from subsequently enforcing that provision or from acting on such breach or a subsequent breach of the provision by the other party or default by the other party in performing that provision.

Governing Law

The Terms of Use shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with English law and We and You each submit irrevocably to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.

Privacy Policy

What data do we collect?

We may receive and store information in relation to you, your use of our services and your use of this Website. This may include:

A. Registration and personal data, including your phone and fax number, e-mail, name, job title, company name (if relevant), as provided by you at any time;

B. Communications you send to us and our staff and communication we or our staff and subcontractors send to you, including any comments and queries about the services we offer;

C. Details of your use of the Website, including but not limited to which pages and documents you access, save or print;

D. Non-personal data, “non-personal data” in this Privacy Policy means information that does not directly identify you. Types of non-personal data we may collect and use include but are not limited to: (i) device software platform and firmware; (ii) device properties, including, but not limited to Internet Protocol address, Media Access Control (“MAC”) address and unique device identifier or other device identifier (“UDID”); (iv) geographical data such as approximate location; (iv) other non-personal data as reasonably required by us for the continued provision of our service and/or to improve our service.

E. Recruitment: If you apply for a position at New Balkans Law Office advertised in the Careers section of this Website or otherwise, your curriculum vitae/résumé or other information you provide to us in connection with your interest/application will be used solely for considering your application and for recruitment purposes.

Our use of personal and non-personal data

You acknowledge that we may process the personal and non-personal data you provide if you use this Website. This Privacy Policy sets out the basis on which we may use that data and you agree to its terms. You and we will each comply with applicable data protection legislation in performing our legal and contractual obligations.

Your data and third parties

We may disclose aggregate, non-personal information including statistics about users of the Website and/or parts of it in order to describe our services to prospective or existing business partners and other reputable third parties and for other lawful purposes.

We may use third parties to process your personal and non-personal data or to provide us with data processing services. You consent to our doing so, and where we choose to do this, we will exercise our reasonable endeavours to retain such service providers as will offer the same level of protection as we have undertaken in relation to the data.

In the event that we undergo a re-organisation or that our business is subject to a change of control, eg, when sold to a third party, you agree that any personal information we hold about you may be transferred to that re-organised entity or to the acquiring third party or its group.

Additionally, we may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or if we believe that such action is necessary to prevent fraud or cyber crime, or to protect us or enforce the rights, property or personal safety of any person.

Where you comment or otherwise provide information or text on our Website or in any of our materials (where we choose, from time to time, to enable such functionality), you agree that we may use such information or text, store it and make it known or available to others. Where you have chosen to identify yourself personally in the course of supplying such comments, etc, you agree further to our attribution of the comments, etc, to you.

Transfers and processing of your data may be in locations outside the EEA.

Any data sent or uploaded by you may be accessible in jurisdictions outside your Jurisdiction (including outside the EEA). The level of data protection offered in such jurisdictions may be less than that offered within your jurisdiction or (as the case may be) within the EEA.

Our right to retain documents

In some jurisdictions there are circumstances in which we will have the right to keep documents that belong to you even if you ask us to return or destroy them. In particular, this may occur if you have not paid all of the fees billed to you by us and due to us.

Data protection legislation

As data processors, we are bound by the requirements of data protection enactments. We have also put in place a data protection policy in each of our offices. We will ensure that data we receive from clients or other individuals during the course of our providing legal services will be kept securely and processed solely for the purposes of the engagement.

We do not sell or exploit your data commercially through third parties. We will not sell, rent, distribute or otherwise make your data commercially available to any third party.

Communication with Users

We may send you information and announcements by email or otherwise, that we think you might find useful or that you have requested from us.

Access to and correction of your data

You are entitled to a copy of your data and to have them rectified or deleted as required by applicable data protection legislation. For more information please send an email to: [email protected].

Changes to the Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy and/or the other Legal Notices may be amended by us at any time. Please check this website periodically to inform yourself of any changes.

© New Balkans Law Office 2020

The Bulgarian and dual-qualified lawyers of New Balkans Law Office are regulated by the respective Bar of their registration. New Balkans Law Office is a brand name of Legal Services EOOD, a company registered under Bulgarian law. Reg’d No. 202331677. Further details are available here.

© New Balkans Law Office 2020