Trade Finance Training Workshop 09 Oct 2018 and 10 Oct 2018

05 September 2018

  This workshop has been developed by the EBRD Trade Facilitation Programme (EBRD TFP) 

All successful delegates will receive a certificate of completion awarded by the EBRD TFP in association with the London Institute of Banking and Finance. 

Lecturer: Mr. Vincent O’Brien, EBRD Trade Finance Trainer and Member Executive Committee, ICC Banking Commission.

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ICC and DRBF Regional Conference: Practical Issues in Construction Dispute Resolution and Dispute Avoidance

21 June 2018

Date:            27-28 September 2018

Location:      Sofia, Bulgaria
Language:    English
Subject:        Arbitration & ADR

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ICC Bulgaria Anti-Corruption seminar - 17.10.2017

16 October 2017

ICC Bulgaria Anti-Corruption seminar

“Increase your profits & lower your risks - through non-corruption”

The seminar was organized with the assistance of ICC Austria on 17 October 2017, with lecturer Dr. Maximilian Burger-Scheidlin, who is a member of BIAC’s & ICC’s Commissions on Anti-Corruption, Paris, OECD Task Force on “Fighting illicit Trade”, “B20 Anti-Corruption Task Force”.

Corruption is one of the biggest curses of our times and impoverishes many countries and many groups of society – the poor and the rich. Presently most anti-corruption training concentrates on legal frameworks and on systemic the implementation of elaborate compliance systems.

As important as this is as a first and basic step – it however does not

o   motivate a corrupt businessman, official or politician to abstain from corruption

o   nor does an international export manager learn how to make “clean business” a success - also in (very) difficult countries

With a new “business approach” to anti-corruption more can be gained.  If you can show to presently corrupt buyers, officials, politicians, what their medium-term risks are, and what they could gain through non-corruption in the longer run - many might willing to re-consider.

Target audience:

·         international export managers (practitioners on the “front lines”)

·         manufacturers and industrialists working in difficult countries

·         compliance officers

The general theme is:

·   “Conduct successful business, win orders in difficult countries - without corruption”.

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21 September 2017


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DATE: 12 October 2017

VENUE: Hotel Anel, Sofia

This conference was aimed at young arbitration practitioners of approximately 40 years and under: counsel, arbitrators, corporate counsel or academics. The ICC YAF Conference is an ideal forum for young practitioners to exchange thoughts on international arbitration and to enrich their network in the region.

The Special guest lecturers were Ivana Blagojević, Deputy Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration were Gaëlle Le Quillec, Partner in Betto Seraglini International Dispute Resolution, Paris.

The main lecturers and panelists at the conference were:

Cosmin Vasile
Managing Partner, Zamfirescu Racoti & Partners, Bucharest

Gaëlle Le Quillec

Partner, Betto Seraglini International Dispute Resolution, Paris

Ivana Blagojević
Deputy Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration

Cornel Popa
Partner, Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii, Bucharest

Stamatios Tsetos
Tsetos & Leboulanger Law Firm (Athens, Greece) | Founding Partner
Leboulanger & Associés (Paris, France) | Partner

Marina Papadatou
Leboulanger & Associés (Paris, France) | Associate
Tsetos & Leboulanger Law Firm (Athens, Greece) | Of Counsel

Metodi Baykushev
Managing Partner at Dimitrov, Petrov & Co., Sofia

Martin Zahariev
Associate at Dimitrov, Petrov & Co., Sofia


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ICC Bulgaria full day regional Arbitration conference - 13.10.2017

05 September 2017

ICC Bulgaria together with the ICC International Court of Arbitration organized an Arbitration Conference on 13 October 2017 in Sofia, Grand Hotel Sofia.

The Special guest lecturer was Ivana Blagojević, Deputy Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration.

The highlights were:

A full-day regional arbitration conference on various topics of international arbitration with both domestic and international speakers. А gathering event for practitioners (lawyers, in-house, arbitrators) and academics from all the Europe (United Kingdom, France, Romania, Greece, Turkey, Serbia, Bulgaria, etc.) which all share the passion for arbitration and have in-debt knowledge in this area. Аn excellent opportunity to do networking with some of the leading arbitration practitioners and with in-house lawyers of some of the biggest companies in the region.

The conference was intended for:

Lawyers, in-house, arbitrators, academics, company managers and everybody with interest in international arbitration.

The conference was with the assistance: Dimitrov, Petrov & Co, Sabev & Partners law firm, Georgiev, Todorov &Co and Dimitar Smilenov Council & Arbitrator

The main lecturers and panelists at the conference were:

Ana Stanič
Arbitration lawyer, Founder of E&A Law, London

Assen Alexiev
Partner, Sabev&Partners Law Firm, Sofia

Alexander Katsarski

Partner, Georgiev, Todorov & Co., Sofia

Cremona Cotovelea
Managing Partner at SCPA Tecuci Paltineanu, Bucharest

David Brown
Partner, Clyde & Co, Paris

Davor Babic
Professor of Private International Law and International Arbitration at the University of Zagreb Faculty of Law, Zagreb

Dimiter Smilenov

ICC Court Member, Managing Partner at /Novel Consult/Law firm Kolcheva, Smilenov, Koev & Partners, Sofia

Eva Kalnina
Counsel, Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler, Geneva

Edward Corbett
Managing director of Corbett & Co, London

Ivana Blagojević
Deputy Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration

Kaan Turegun
Owner, Turegun Ari Attorney Partnership (TAA LEGAL), Istanbul

Marko Szucsich
Attorney at law, BAIER Rechtsanwälte | Attorneys at law, Wien

Metodi Baykushev
Secretary General ICC Bulgaria, Managing Partner at Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Law Firm, Sofia

Stamatios Tsetos
Tsetos & Leboulanger Law Firm (Athens, Greece) | Founding Partner
Leboulanger & Associés (Paris, France) | Partner

Valentin Bozhilov
Senior Associate, Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov, Sofia

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