Seminar on Franchising Agreements

The Seminar on Franchising Agreements took place in Sofia on 26 May 2016. The event was organized within the framework of the continued legal education pilot project for Bulgarian lawyers in the field of the EU law between the International Association of Lawyers (UIA) and the Sofia Bar Association.

The keynote speakers at the seminar were Mr. Milagros Poal-Manresa Cantarell, attorney-at-law from Centell Folch Abogados Asociados, Barcelona, Spain, President of the UIA Contract Law Commission and expert of outstanding practical experience in international trade agreements and Ms Teodora Tsenova, attorney-at-law from Djingov, Gouginski, Kyutchukov & Velichkov and member of the Sofia Bar Association.

Ms Vyara Ivanova and Ms Tereza Shishkova, attorneys-at-law from Dobrev &Lyutskanov Law Firm took part in the seminar. The speakers presented some topical issues relating to the conclusion of preliminary and final franchising agreements, the ways to establish royalties, the options for termination of the agreement, industrial property rights and know-how in the context of franchising agreements. The second part of the seminar was dedicated to cases from the experience of the speakers and the relevant court judgments or arbitration awards.