Regional Arbitration Conference

Sofia, Bulgaria, • English

This full-day regional arbitration conference will focus on various topics of international arbitration and regional challenges, ranging from the new ICC Expedited procedure, time and cost management in international arbitration and construction disputes.


Participants will be able to share experience with both domestic and international speakers.

This conference will be a 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.

The event will provide an 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.

Who should attend?

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


08:30 – 9:00Registration
9:00 – 9:15Opening and Welcome
9:15 – 11:00ICC Expedited Procedure
11:00 – 11:30Coffee break
11:30 – 13:00Regional Challenges
13:00 – 14:30Lunch
14:30 – 16:00Arbitrating construction disputes in the region
16:00 – 16:30Coffee break
16:30 – 17:45Time and cost management in international arbitration
17:45 – 18:00Closing remarks
19:00 – 21:00Dinner


Assen Alexiev Partner, Sabev&Partners Law Firm, Sofia
Davor Babic  Professor of Private International Law and International Arbitration at the University of Zagreb Faculty of Law, Zagreb
Metodi BaykushevSecretary General ICC Bulgaria, Managing Partner at Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Law Firm, Sofia
Ivana Blagojević  Deputy Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris
Valentin Bozhilov Senior Associate, Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov, Sofia
David Brown Partner, Clyde & Co, Paris
Cremona CotoveleaManaging Partner at SCPA Tecuci Paltineanu, Bucharest
Eva Kalnina Counsel, Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler, Geneva
Alexander Katsarski Partner, Georgiev, Todorov & Co., Sofia
Lindy Patterson QC Queen’s Counsel, Chair of the domestic arbitral appointment sub-committee of the Scottish Arbitration Centre, President-Elect of the Dispute  Resolution Board Federation (DRBF), Region 2, Adjudicator with TeCSA and RICS, Member of LCIA Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors, 39 Essex Chambers, London
Dimiter SmilenovICC Court Member, Managing Partner at /Novel Consult/Law firm Kolcheva, Smilenov, Koev & Partners, Sofia
Ana StaničArbitration lawyer, Founder of E&A Law, London
Marko Szucsich Attorney at law, BAIER Rechtsanwälte | Attorneys at law, Wien
Stamatios TsetosTsetos & Leboulanger Law Firm (Athens, Greece) | Founding Partner
Leboulanger & Associés (Paris, France) | Partner
Kaan TuregunOwner, Turegun Ari Attorney Partnership (TAA LEGAL), Istanbul

Logistical notes

Grand Hotel Sofia

1, Gurko Str., 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria




Email: info@icc-bulgaria.bg

Post:   Sofia 1463, 8 Han Asparuch Street, Bulgaria

Tel:     +359 2 421 9791

Fax:    +359 2 421 979

Contact us

  • Racheva Nadezhda
  • +359 2 421 9791
  • ICC Bulgaria