Immigration

We are aware that nowadays making business is a global adventure and challenge. Global organizations and multinational companies need integrated solutions to key employment and immigration issues when working across jurisdictions.

Corporations with international operations move their people around the world and need to do this efficiently. This requires professional and flexible legal support to immigration.

Bulgarian immigration law, like that of most jurisdictions, employs a range of restrictions and procedures, most of which involving a considerable amount of time and documentation as a burden on employers intending to relocate expatriate staff to Bulgaria; second or implement an intra-company transfer or assign project-based employees or contractors. Our lawyers are familiar with these procedures, as well as the prevailing practices of the competent authorities, and are capable of leading you through the thicket of these, while striving for the most effective outcome.

With a fundamental emphasis on compliance, we can help you get necessary visas, work and residences permits, determine applicable visa categories and advise on immigration topics and processes. We offer valuable insight into which immigration law provisions work in an immigrant-friendly fashion. Our goal is to deliver legal advisory services so that as far as possible a decision to assign staff to Bulgaria is taken without the need for any special consideration.

We also extend the services of our corporate immigration practice to business people who wish to relocate to Bulgaria to start or develop a business venture and in doing so, we collaborate internally with our private client team.

Recent work:

A win in an insurance exclusion clause dispute at the Supreme Court

NBLO's dispute resolution team, led by Yordan Neshkov, secured a success against a large Bulgarian insurer in a claim brought on behalf of a UK national, who had lost her property in a fire. The insurer had refused to pay out under the insurance, on the grounds that a widely drawn clause in its general terms allegedly excused it from paying whenever there was a breach of building regulations, even if (as was accepted in this case) this breach was invisible externally, could not be discovered through reasonable investigation and was not caused by the insured. NBLO had good reasons to argue that this position was unsupported in the Bulgarian Insurance Code or civil law generally and persuaded the Supreme Cassation Court to back it. This is covered more fully in an article on our website.

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