23 October 2012
We are tremendously proud to serve as one of the lead sponsors of the London Festival of Bulgarian culture. The festival will be taking place throughout November in locations across London – it is a celebration of the finest music, art, theatre and film Bulgaria has to offer.
One of the qualities we appreciate most about the festival is the impressive range of talent that it attracts each year. From classical music, to jazz, folk music, poetry, dance and beyond, there is representation from nearly every musical and art genre—a true reflection of Bulgaria’s diverse artistic history.
Supporting the arts is very important to us at New Balkans Law Office, and it is wonderful to see Bulgarian culture promoted in London. We look forward to another extraordinary year at the London Festival of Bulgarian culture, and hope you enjoy this memorable experience with your friends and family.
If you would like to find out more about the events the Festival offers, please find attached a link to the programme here. You can also visit the official London Festival of Bulgarian culture website here.
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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