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International Arbitration
7.
Consolidation and third parties
7.1
Does the law in your jurisdiction permit consolidation of separate arbitrations into a single arbitration proceeding? Are there any conditions which apply to consolidation?
 
Bulgaria
There are no explicit provisions on consolidation of separate arbitrations. The internal rules of the arbitration courts may contain provisions on consolidation, which are usually similar to those in the Civil Procedure Code.

For more information about this answer please contact: Chemshirov Radoslav from Schoenherr Attorneys at Law
7.2
Does the law in your jurisdiction permit the joinder of additional parties to an arbitration which has already commenced?
 
Bulgaria
The International Commercial Arbitration Act does not discuss the joinder of additional parties to an arbitration which has already been commenced. The joinder of additional parties will depend on the internal procedural rules of the respective arbitration and the consent of the original parties.

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7.3
Does an arbitration agreement bind assignees or other third parties?
 
Bulgaria
The arbitration agreement binds the parties that concluded it. The applicable legislation does not explicitly regulate the assignment of arbitration agreements. According to the prevailing practice of the Supreme Cassation Court, the arbitration agreement is separate from the main contract and assignment of the rights and obligations under the main contract does not lead to assignment of the arbitration agreement. The court has ruled that in the event of assignment of receivables, the third party (the debtor), in its relations with the assignee, is not bound by an arbitration agreement concluded with the assignor.

For more information about this answer please contact: Chemshirov Radoslav from Schoenherr Attorneys at Law