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ORDINANCE No. 1 of 09.07.2004. FOR MINIMUM SIZES
THE ATTORNEYS ‘ FEES – extract**

Art.5. Lawyers may provide free legal assistance to:
1. financially indigend persons;
2. persons entitled to alimony;
3. friends and relatives, as well as lawyers.

Section II
Fees for advice, references, drawing out of papers and contracts

Art. 6. Remuneration for advice, reference, drawing out of papers and agreements are as follows:

1. oral advice and reference in legal and administrative areas, etc. – 30 Euro;
2. for written consultation-60 Euro;
3. to research the lawsuit with voicing an opinion on it or legal opinion-60 Euro;
4. for complaints and signals to the Prosecutor’s Office and the police- 50 Euro.
5. for notary invitations, asking for acceptance or renunciation of inheritance, for the preparation of papers for notary entry, for an application for remission and for other applications – 50 Euro;
6. for an application for refusal or restoration of Bulgarian citizenship – 300 Euro;
7. drawing up of wills – 150 Euro;
8. for compiling: written contract, title deeds for the property, sale, exchange, donation, mortgage, superficion and servitudes, out-of-court settlement, as well as to perform and compose the Act on verification on the basis of the relevant contract or act:

(a) if the interest is up to 1000 Lv – 70 Euro;
(b) if the interest is from  1000 to 10 000 Lv. – 150 EUR + 1 percent for the excess over 1000 Lv;
(c) if the interest is  from 10 000 to 50 000 Lv. – 250 EUR + 0.5 percent of the excess over 10 000 Lv.;
(d) if the interest is  from 50 000 to 100 000 Lv. – 500 EUR + 0.2 per cent for excess over 50 000 Lv.;
(e) if the interest is  of over 100 000 Lv. – 700 EUR + 0.1 per cent for excess over 100 000 Lv.;

9. for establishment, registration and registration of changes in the registry:

(a) a sole trader -150 Euro;
(b) a general partnership -180 Euro;
(c) in a limited partnership – 200 Euro;
(d) a limited liability company – 300 Euro;
(e) joint-stock company – 600 Euro;
(f) a cooperative union – 400 Euro;
(g) housing  cooperative union – 250 Euro;
(h) endowments and non-profit organisations – 400 Euro;

10. the transformation of a commercial company pursuant to Chapter sixteen of the measures provided for in the Commercial Act, etc. fees in 9 letters “b” to “e” , stated above are increased by 50 per cent;

11. for current legal aid (subscription to legal services) under a contract with a legal person or sole proprietor – 400 Euro per month; for legal representation, protection and assistance matters, as well as for the preparation of the papers referred to in art. 6, p. 3-5, p. 8-9 of Ordinance under assignment by the relevant legal person or sole proprietor of the lawyer separate remuneration due under this Ordinance;

12. for an hourly consulting – 60 Euro per hour.

13. for endorsement of copies of documents under Art. 32 of the Attorney Act provided to the lawyer in connection with the protection of the rights and legitimate interests of his client – 3 Euro for the first page and  2 Euro for each subsequent page.
14. for drawing up documentation for participation in procedures under the Public Procurement Act, auction and competitive documentation under the State Ownership Act, the Municipal Property Act, the Concessions Act, the attorney’s fee is not less than 1500 Euro.

Section III
Remuneration in civil and administrative lawsuits for one instance

Art. 7. (1) for defence in civil lawsuits remunerations are as follows:

1. for employment matters-repealing dismissal (article. 344, para. 1. 1 Labour code) or recovery to work (art. 344, para. 1. 2 LC), when the request is taken alone-not less than the amount of the minimum wage of the country at the time of the conclusion of the contract for legal aid or the determination of the remuneration by the procedure of art. (2); for other  claims without value-200 Euro; for labour claims with particular interest-according to para. (2);
2. for divorce in lawsuit – 600 Euro, and for divorce by mutual consent – 400 Euro, while the settlement of property relations for the drafting of the agreement applies and article. 6, t. (8);
3. for paternity and contestation of paternity – 500 Euro;
4. for otheclaims without value – 300 Euro;
5. for security proceedings an proceedings for the security of evidence – 300 Euro;
6. for the lawyer in charge of the defendant in a court lawsuit for alimony – 300 Euro;
7. in proceedings of private appeals – 1/3 of the minimum amount for an instance according to subject-matter of the proceedings and the interests of the client, but not less than that provided for in art. 11.
8. for application and defence in proceeding for correction of an obvious factual error – 200 Euro;
9. for legal representation, protection and assistance in cases of incapacity – 500 Euro.;
10. for proceedings under the Commerce Act in the case of a partner or shareholder against the company –  800 Euro

(2) For defence in lawsuits with a specified claim value remuneration is as follows:

1. if the interest is  up to 1000 Lv – 300 Euro;
2. if the interest is from 1000 to 5000 Lv – 300 EUR + 7% of excess over 1000 Lv;
3. if the interest is from 5000 to 10 000 Lv – 580 EUR + 5% of excess over 5000 Lv;
4. if the interest is from 10 000 to 100 000 Lv – 830 Euro + 3% of excess over 10 000 Lv;                          5. in case of interest from  100 000 to  1 000 000 Lv – 3530 Euro plus 2% for the excess over 100 000 Lv;
6. in case of interest from 1 000 000 to 10 000 000 Lv-  21 530 Euro plus 1% for the excess over  1 000 000 Lv;
7. if interest exceeds 10 000 000 Lv – 111 530 Euro plus 0.5% for the excess over  10 000 000 Lv.

(3) For defence in lawsuits of bankruptcy, the remuneration shall be calculated on the basis of the value of claims in the methodology of the para. 2, but not less than  800 Euro. For the preparation of an application for the filing of claim, as well as for making an objection against a claim filed or accepted in insolvency proceedings, without legal representation, the remuneration is 1/2 of the amount stipulated under para. 2, but not less than  400 Euro.

(4) For protection in lawsuits of partition the remuneration shall be determined in accordance with the interest of the represented client according to the rules of the para. 2, but not less than  600 Euro for each phase (or not less than 300 Euro for each phase – for agricultural land).

(5) For procedural representation, protection and assistance on claims under Art. 75, 76 and 108 of the Property Act, the remuneration shall be determined in accordance with the interest of the represented party according to the rules of para. 2 but not less than 400 Euro for movable property and not less than 600 Euro for immovable property or property rights thereon.

(6) For the representation, protection and assistance in cases of existence, nullity or for termination of contracts and for the conclusion of a final contract with subject real rights on real estate, the remuneration shall be determined in accordance with the interest of the represented party according to the rules of para. 2, but not less than 600 Euro.

(7) For legal representation, defence and assistance in the proceedings for the securing of future action, in proceedings for issue of writ of execution under art. 405, para. 3 and 4 CPC (Civil Procedure Code) and in proceedings for issue of an order for performance remuneration is determined by the rules of the para. 2 on the basis of half of the values of any claimed amounts.

(8) In defense of cases with more than two court hearings, an additional 100 Euroshall be paid for each subsequent meeting.

Art. 8. For legal representation, protection and assistance in administrative lawsuit with a particular claim remuneration is:

1. if the interest is up to 1000 Lv- 300 Euro;
2. if the interest is from 1000 to 5000 Lv – 300 EUR Plus 7% of excess over 1000 Lv;
3. if the interest is from 5000 to 10 000 Lv – 580 EUR plus 5% for excess over 5000 Lv;
4. if the interest is from 10 000 to 100 000 Lv – 830 Euro plus 3% of excess over 10 000 Lv;
5. if the interest is from  100 000 to 1 000 000 Lv – 3530 EUR plus 1% of the excess over 100 000 Lv.;
6. if the interest is from 1 000 000 to 10 000 000 Lv – 12 530 EUR Plus 0.3% of excess over 1 0000 0000 Lv;
7. with interest over 10 0000 000 Lv  39 530 EUR Plus 0.1% of excess over 10 0000 0000 Lv.

(2) For legal representation, defence and assistance in administrative lawsuits without specific claims:

1. for lawsuits under the Act on Land-use Planning and the Act on Cadastre and Land Registry – 600 Euro;
2. for lawsuits under the Social Security Code-350 Euro;
3. for lawsuits under the Act on the Ministry of the Interior Affairs – 400 Euro ;
4. for lawsuits under the Act for the National Standardisation – 350 Euro;
5. for lawsuits under Chapter eleven of the Public Procurement Act – 700 Euro; in proceedings for appeal against the final act under Art. 108, item 1-3 of the PPA, the remuneration shall be determined in accordance with Art. 8, para. 1 on interest;
6. for lawsuits under the Bulgarian Personal Documents Act – 400 Euro;
7. for lawsuits under the Law for Support of Agricultural Producers – 500 Euro;

(3) For legal representation, protection and assistance in administrative matters without certain material interest beyond the cases under par. 2, the remuneration is 500 Euro.

(4) for revocation of an order for the termination of official service relationship remuneration is determined by the rules of art. 7, para. 1. 1, letter “a”.

Art. 9. For the preparation of an application and a written reply to a claim, application, of the appeal complaint, the response to an appeal complaint and  without appearing at the hearing, as well as to research the civil lawsuit and signing of further appeal under art. 284, para. 2 the CPC when it is not drawn up by  the signing lawyer,  fee is 3/4 of the fee under art. 7 or 8, but not less than  300 Euro.
(2) for the preparation of the appeal in cassation with justification for the admission of further appeal under art. 280, para. 1 CPC without appearing in a court hearing, the remuneration is 75% of the remuneration referred to in art. 7 or 8, but not less than  600 Euro.
(3) for the preparation of the response to a cassation appeal with justification for the admission of further appeal under art. 280, para. 1 CCP without appearing in a court hearing, the remuneration is 75% of the remuneration referred to in art. 7 or 8, but not less than  500 Euro.
(4) for the preparation of an application for annulment of the enforced judgement without appearing in a court hearing, the remuneration is 3/4 of the fee under art. 7 or 8, but not less than 300 Euro. When the lawyer appears in court, the remuneration is not less than 500 Euro.

Art. 10. For representation and defence in an enforcement lawsuit remuneration is:
1. to initiate enforcement proceedings – 200 Euro;
2. to conduct enforcement proceedings and carry out actions in order to meet the payments – 1/2 of the relevant fees referred to in art. 7, para. 2. The fee is due for the trial within two calendar years. For each subsequent year, the remuneration shall be determined by negotiation.
3. for defence in executive proceedings which object is entering into or emptying a real estate – 1/2 of the remuneration set out in art. 7, para. 2,calculated on the base value of the property;
4. to carry out enforcement activities beyond cases in para 2 and 3 – 200 Euro;
5. to appeal the actions of a bailiff – 200 Euro, and when the appeal is considered in an open session – 300 Euro; the same remuneration is due to the debtor’s procedural representative.

Art. 11. For court orders, for the preparation of private appeals, appeal of the actions of a bailiff or a notary or the refusal of entry in the Land Registry or other registry the fee is  200 Euro, and when complaints are dealt with in open court hearings  – 300 Euro

* Note: in the above amounts do not include the costs that the lawyer made to travel in a different place outside his Office. The same shall be paid by customer in advance or upon presentation of the Bill.

** Currency of prices is changed to Euro and applies if legal assistance (including communication with the client) is performed in a language that is different from Bulgarian