16 March 2018
The Sports Law & Business Conference was held on Friday 16 March at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium and organized by St John’s Buildings, in conjunction with the Centre for Sports Law Research at Edge Hill University.
As a law firm with expertise in sports law, New Balkans Law Office was honoured to attend. Our partner, Yordan Neshkov, took part and contributed to the discussions on current issues in the sports law space.
This year's event attracted 160 delegates, and some of the topics discussed include:
Having acted for teams, agents and players before (in particular in football), and given our international connections (both of our partners are admitted to practise in England), NBLO will be glad to assist in any sports law matter. For more information, please, contact us.
NBLO helps Dutch investor win summary judgment in High Court for the sum of GBP 192,000
New Balkans Law Office has acted for Mr Kooter, the individual claimant in legal proceedings recently covered by the British press (e.g., The Evening Standard) and subsequently also in Bulgarian news media (e.g., 24 Chasa).
NBLO has represented Mr Kooter throughout the matter. We assisted with the enforcement of a worldwide freezing order issued by the High Court in London against real estate, bank account and other assets of the defendant situated in Bulgaria. As part of the attempts to preserving assets for enforcing his claim, the claimant also proceeded on the basis of prejudiced against him as a creditor. NBLO additionally acted on various ancillary aspects.
Separately, through one of NBLO’s partners who is dual-qualified as an English barrister, NBLO formed part of Mr Kooter’s UK legal team. In the UK, Mr Kooter won summary judgment for the sum of £192,000, interest and legal costs. The sum awarded was the entire claim by Mr Kooter relating to sums which Ms Radeva had ostensibly offered to invest on his behalf. For a separate part of the claim (approx. €36,000), the High Court was unable to give a summary (effectively, early-stage) judgment on the basis that unlike the investment related claim, the basis of these transfers could not be established without a full investigation of evidence including oral hearings.
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