Dispute resolution in 2018


We had court cases related to debt collection, representing clients on both sides of the bench; Our debt collection team represent international clients in Bulgaria. Our tasks include out of court procedures for debt collection and negotiations of settlement agreements. We investigate each case from the order to the delivery documents and any claims for bad quality of delivered products or late deliveries. Our team advised on enforcement procedures when the case cannot be resolved amicable between the creditor and the debtor.

Claiming receivables during insolvency procedures; right of a creditor to be included in the creditors’ list; defence against hostile creditors in an insolvency procedure.

Claiming damages caused by the acts of the company’s manager.

Claiming property rights over real estates based on  a will.

Collection of amounts paid unduly in relation to production and distribution of electricity.

The client executed a power purchase agreement with the licensed electro distribution company for 20 years on fixed prices and a grid connection agreement. In September 2012 the State Energy and Water Regulation Commission (SEWRC) adopted a resolution on temporary prices for access to the grid. Later on, in 2013, the resolution of SEWRC was cancelled by the Supreme Administrative Court, but in the meantime, the company was charged and paid for the use of the grid on the basis of the resolution of SEWRC. Following closely the development of the matted we advised our client to undertake measures for the collection of the debt in the light of the court practice which considerably increased the chances for success of such court cases.

We acted in an appealed of the environmental impact assessment for a new project for a Golf Club located on the coastline. The environmental impact assessment stated that all regulatory requirements are met, and the project may be constructed but it was appealed by one of the leading environmental organizations in Bulgaria. In short term we drafted answer to the application for appeal before the Supreme Administrative Court. In the end of the year, the court resolved that all legal requirements in the course of procedure for adoption of the environmental assessment are met and the construction of the project can continue.

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