June 11 – 12, 2020


All working sessions and conference materials will be in English.

How to register

The registration for BLF 2020 is now opened. An online registration and payment option is available.


Before or on 11 April 2020

IBA members                   EUR 530

Non-IBA members           EUR 630

Young lawyers                 EUR 350
(under 35 years)

Guest                               EUR 80

Gala Dinner                     EUR 110

Please note that places for the Gala Dinner are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. 

If you would like to become a full or general member of the IBA, which includes membership of one committee or more, and inclusion in and access to our membership directory, we encourage you to do so now in order to register for this conference at the member rate. Full details of how to join can be found at

Full payment must be received in order to process your registration.

Participant Fees include:

  • Attendance at all working sessions
  • Conference materials, including any available speakers’ papers submitted
  • Access to the conference working materials from the Forum website (
  • Welcome Reception on 10 June, lunches on 11 and 12 June, tea and coffee during breaks.

Guest Fees include:

  • Welcome Reception on 10 June
  • Tea and coffee during breaks
  • Lunches on 11 and 12 June.

A guest must not be a member of the legal profession or seek to use the Conference as a business networking opportunity. Access to working sessions is not permitted for guests. Checks are made to ensure members of the legal profession are not registered as guests, if this is the case, registration will be refused unless the guest registers as a full delegate for the conference. Only registered guests (i.e., those paying the guest fee) are eligible to participate in the social programme.

Please note that registrations are not transferable.

List of participants

In order for your name to appear in the list of participants, which will be distributed at the conference, your registration form must be received by 1 June at the latest.

Registration confirmation

All documentation regarding your attendance at the conference are available on the Forum website. Upon receipt of your payment for the conference, a confirmation e-mail will be sent to you. Registration confirmation will not be distributed by post.

Payment of registration fees

By bank transfer in EUR:
Beneficiary: Legal Development Foundation
IBAN: BG30UNCR70001505520234
Bank: Unicredit Bulbank AD, 7 Sveta Nedelya Square, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria.

If you are a Bulgarian natural person or legal entity, please make a bank transfer in BGN to:
Beneficiary: Legal Development Foundation
IBAN: BG87UNCR96601010642308
Bank: UniCredit Bulbank AD, 7 Sveta Nedelya Square, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria.

Please ensure that a copy of the bank transfer details is attached to your registration form.

Credit card payments: by Visa or MasterCard. No other cards are accepted.

Legal Development Foundation is a foundation registered under the Bulgarian legislation, seat and address of management: 139 Evlogi Georgiev Blvd., Sofia 1504, Bulgaria, Unified Identification Number (BULSTAT) 121540004 and VAT number BG121540004.


No Deductions or Withholdings

All fees payable to us by you in accordance with the terms contained in this ‘Information’ section shall be paid free and clear of all deductions or withholdings whatsoever.
If any deductions or withholdings are required by law to be made from any fees payable to us by you under the terms contained in this ‘Information’ section, you shall pay such sum as will, after the deduction or withholding has been made, leave us with the same amount as we would have been entitled to receive in the absence of any such requirement to make a deduction or withholding. If we obtain the benefit of any tax credit or other relief by reference to any such deductions or withholdings, then we shall repay to you such amount as, after such repayment has been made, will leave us in no worse position than we would have been had no such deductions or withholdings been required.

Conference sell-outs

The Forum places its conference in venues of a suitable size for the event; however, there are times when our conferences may sell out. Should this happen, prospective delegates will be informed and a waiting list will operate. The waiting list will function on a ‘first come, first served’ basis, subject to receiving registered delegate cancellations. The Forum will not be liable for any travel or accommodation expenses incurred by an individual who travels to the conference without a confirmed place at the event.

Cancellation of registration

If cancellation is received in writing by 17 May 2020, fees will be refunded less a 25 per cent administration charge. We regret that no refunds can be made after this date. Cancellations received after 17 May 2020 will not be eligible for any refund of registration fees.
Provided you have cancelled your registration to attend the conference in accordance with the terms of the ‘cancellation of registration’ clause included in the ‘Information’ section of the conference programme, you must then confirm to us in writing as soon as possible but in no event later than one year (12 calendar months) from the date of the conference all necessary details to enable any reimbursement owed to you to be paid. We regret that no refunds will be made after the date that is one year (12 calendar months) after the date of the conference.

Travel arrangements and visas

Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements. It is recommended that you check your visa requirements with your local embassy or consulate. We are unable to dispatch visa invitation letters to support your visa application prior to receipt of your registration form and full payment of registration fees. Please apply for your visa in good time.


Sofia Hotel Balkan

5, Sveta Nedelya Square

Sofia 1000


Hotel accommodation

Sofia Hotel Balkan

5, Sveta Nedelya Square

Sofia 1000

Tel: +359 (0) 2 981 6541


Booking link


Recommended hotels nearby the conference venue:

InterContinental Sofia (map)

4, Narodno Sabranie Square

Sofia 1000

Tel: +359 (0) 2 933 4334


Booking link


Hyatt Regency Sofia (map)

1, Vasil Levski Square

Sofia 1504



Delegates are responsible for making their accommodation reservations directly with the hotel as well as entering into an agreement with the hotel regarding credit card guarantees, cancellation terms and conditions, and room rates. We cannot accept responsibility for hotel accommodation disputes between a delegate and the hotel.

Promotional literature at venue hotel

Please note that no individual or organisation may display or distribute publicity material or other printed material during the conference, unless by prior arrangement with us.

Organisations and companies wishing to discuss promotional opportunities should contact us at

Social program

Additional social program will be announced shortly.