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

21 June 2018

From 27 September 2018 to 28 September 2018


Sofia Hotel Balkan, Sofia, Bulgaria


ICC and DRBF join forces to provide insights by some of the best experts in construction disputes.

A conference with seminars on Dispute Boards and a mock construction dispute involving experienced speakers who will talk about various mechanisms and techniques for dispute resolution and dispute avoidance. The event will be focused on practical knowledge on the various stages of a construction dispute. 
Any practitioner involved in international construction contracts and disputes: engineers, contractors, in-house lawyers from construction companies, arbitrators, counsels, mediators, experts, contract managers, contracting authorities in procurement.
Standard fee: 299 euro (VAT incl.)
ICC and DRBF members: 249 euro (VAT incl.)


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ADR services of ICC Bulgaria

25 January 2018

ADR services of ICC Bulgaria

As of January 1, 2018, a Nominations Commission within the National Committee has been set up with its main functions being as follows:

  • Nominating prospective arbitrators upon requests of the Secretariat of the ICC International Court of Arbitration (ICC Court)
  • Nominating prospective mediators and experts upon requests of the Secretariat of the ICC Court
  • Nominating prospective arbitrators, mediators and experts upon third persons' request addressed to the National Committee

The Nominations Commission may as well perform other functions related to the nomination of arbitrators, mediators and experts, including by explicit assignment of the Management Board or the General Meeting of the National Committee.
The Nominations Commission consists of the following members:

  • Mr. Metodi Baykushev (ex officio member) - Secretary General of the National Committee
  • Mr. Dimitar Smilenov (ex officio member) - Bulgarian representative at the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce
  • A member and a substitute who are to be elected by the Management Board of the National Committee - their names will be promptly announced after their election

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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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