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Investor/state arbitration, 21.10.2014

На 21 Октомври 2014

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Central Park Hotel, Sofia, Vitosha bul. 106


Bilateral investment treaties (BITs) are increasingly used by companies to minimize foreign investment risk.  Countries have concluded over 3,000 BITs to promote and protect foreign investments as well as regional trade agreements, such as NAFTA and DR-CAFTA, or sector-specific agreements such as the Energy Charter Treaty.  These treaties provide international law protections to foreign investments and usually stipulate that disputes between foreign investors and countries may be resolved through international arbitration.  As such, BITs give an unprecedented right to foreign investors to raise claims and to seek damages against foreign governments.

The programme discusses the legal protections provided by BITs and other investment agreements, the foreign investors who are protected, and the enforcement of arbitral awards against States.  The programme then provides an overview of the investment treaty cases to which Bulgaria has been a party and the sectors in which investment treaty claims may arise in Bulgaria in view of recent developments.


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Регистрацията на участниците започва в 09.30 часа.

10.00 - 11.30  Investment treaties and International arbitration

  • Legal protections provided by BITs and other investment agreements
  • Foreign investors who are protected
  • Enforcement of arbitral awards against States

11.30 – 12.00 coffee

12.00 – 13.30 Relevance to Bulgaria

  • Investment treaty cases to which Bulgaria has been a party
  • Sectors in which investment treaty claims may arise in Bulgaria in view of recent developments

13.30 – 14.30 Working lunch

Основни лектори и панелисти



Sylvia Tonova concentrates her practice on the representation of States, state-owned, and private companies in investor-State and commercial arbitration proceedings. Her experience includes arbitrations conducted under the rules of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), and the Vienna International Arbitral Centre (VIAC).



Baiju Vasani is an international arbitration lawyer. He has served as trial counsel for parties from more than 25 countries on five continents, including international arbitrations involving ICSID, ICC, LCIA, ICDR, SIAC, UNCITRAL Rules, bilateral investment treaties (BITs), the Energy Charter Treaty, NAFTA, and DR-CAFTA.Baiju has particular experience in energy (power generation, transmission, and distribution), oil and gas (both upstream and downstream), mining (including coal, gold, silver, silica, and uranium), cement, and other large-scale investment project disputes in Central Asia, sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, the Indian subcontinent, and Latin America.  Read more >>



Angel Ganev is the partner and leading lawyer of the firm’s Litigation and Arbitration practices, heading the advisory work and representation of a number of the firm’s biggest international and local clients within litigation and arbitration proceedings before the Bulgarian courts of law, domestic and international arbitration institutions. His experience includes, among others, representing ČEZ Electro and ČEZ Bulgaria Distribution in legal proceedings before the European Court of Justice as well as before the Supreme Administrative Court. Read more >>



Since joining Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov (DGKV) in 2007, Valentin Bojilov has been involved in complex client matters coming within the remit of a number of DGKV’s practices, notably Commercial Contracts, Project Financing, Privatization, M&A, Securities Regulations and Litigation.  In a dispute resolution context, his diversified experience enables him to provide valuable insights from a variety of legal viewpoints. Read more >>



About Jones Day

Jones Day is a global law firm with 2400 lawyers and 41 offices in major centers of business and finance throughout the world. Its unique governance system fosters an unparalleled level of integration and contributes to its perennial ranking as among the best in the world in client service. Jones Day provides significant legal representation for almost half of the Fortune 500, Fortune Global 500 and FT Global 500. We deliver targeted, high-value service wherever our clients do business and help them achieve their commercial goals in rapidly changing business and legal environments around the world.

About Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov

Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov provides first-class legal services to international and domestic corporate clients and is one of the largest and most prominent business law firms in Bulgaria.We advise publicly and privately owned companies investing in Bulgaria, major international investment and commercial banks, securities firms, institutional investors, venture capital funds, industrial, utilities, service, distribution and retail companies, hotel corporations, real estate developers, non-profit organizations and international financial and development institutions. We also advise the Bulgarian Government on transactional, regulatory, and compliance matters.We provide legal advice and services in Bulgarian, English, German, French and Russian. As an integral part of the firm’s commitment to satisfy fully the needs of its clients we maintain professional relationships with a number of leading international law firms based in Europe and North America. Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov is also a member of the Energy Law Group, a network of reputable, independent law firms in the energy law sector.


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