Law Amending The Law On The Bar

Original Language Title: Закон за изменение и допълнение на Закона за адвокатурата

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Name of law
Law amending the Law on the Bar




Name Bill
Amendments to the Law on the Bar





Date of adoption
22/11/2012



Number / year Official Gazette
97/2012







DECREE № 410
Pursuant to Art. 98 pt. 4 of the Constitution of the Republic of Bulgaria
DECREE:
To be published in the "Official Gazette" Law amending the Law on the Bar adopted by HLI National Assembly on November 22, 2012
released in Sofia on November 30, 2012
President of the Republic: Rosen Plevneliev
stamped with the state seal.
Minister of Justice Diana Kovacheva

Law amending the Law on the Bar (prom. SG. 55 of 2004 .; amend., SG. 43 and 79 of 2005 No.. 10, 39 and 105 of 2006, pcs. 59 2007 SG. 69 of 2008, pcs. 53 and 101 of 2010 and SG. 82 of 2011)
§ 1. In art. 2 para. 2 after the word "lawyer" insert "or lawyer from the European Union."
§ 2. In art. 3, para. 1 after the word "lawyer" insert "or lawyer from the European Union".
§ 3. In art. 4 made the following amendments:
1. In para. 1:
a) in the text before item. 1 after the words "Bulgarian citizen" insert "or a citizen of the European Union country - party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area or the Swiss Confederation"
B) in item. 2 finally added "under Chapter Fourteen of the Judiciary Act."
2. Paragraph 3 shall be repealed.
§ 4. After Art. 10 created names "Chapter Three" and "Lawyers from the European Union" and "Section I General Provisions."
§ 5. Article 11 is amended as follows:
"Art. 11. (1) A lawyer from the European Union is a citizen of the European Union country - party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area or the Swiss Confederation, acquired legal capacity under the laws of any of these countries.
(2) The lawyer of the European Union practice law in the Republic of Bulgaria under the professional title of the country in which he obtained a law license.
(3) The term 'lawyer from the European Union "can not be used in the name of any of the forms of joint exercise of the legal profession in Chapter Ten, as well as sole practitioners legal profession faces.
(4) Lawyer of the European Union can exercise in the Republic of Bulgaria the legal profession as a member of the group unless the group includes persons who are outside the legal profession. "
§ 6. Article 12 is amended as follows:

"Art. 12. When Bulgarian law litigation must be carried out by a lawyer, the lawyer from the European Union may take action litigation only in conjunction with a lawyer registered with the Bar Association in Bulgaria. In cases where the required minimum experience as legal representation in court, the lawyer from the European Union certifies the existence of such a practice. "
§ 7. Article 13 is amended as follows:
" Art. 13. Temporary or permanent incapacitation of a lawyer from the European Union by the competent authority of the country in which he has acquired, leading to deprivation of his right to practice law in the Republic of Bulgaria. "
§ 8. Article 14 amended as follows:
"Art. 14. (1) In carrying out their professional activities in the Republic of Bulgaria lawyer from the European Union have the rights and obligations of a lawyer.
(2) The lawyer from the European Union who temporarily exercise the legal profession in the Republic of Bulgaria shall have the rights and obligations of a lawyer, except those arising from the permanent establishment in the Republic of Bulgaria. "
§ 9. Article 15 is amended as follows:
"Art. 15. In order to fulfill its obligations lawyer from the European Union liable to disciplinary action, in such cases, the provisions of Chapter Thirteen. "
§ 10. After Art. 15 is created entitled "Part II Permanent establishment".
§ 11. Article 16 is amended as follows:
"Art. 16. (1) A lawyer from the European Union can be established permanently in the Republic of Bulgaria to practice law after entry into the Unified Register of foreign lawyers at the Supreme Bar Council and the register of foreign lawyers kept by the Bar Association.
(2) An applicant for registration under par. 1 filed with the Supreme Bar Council, which applies to:
1. document obtained a law license in the state - member of the European Union, state - party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area or Switzerland, issued no more than three months;
2. copy of the identity document of the applicant; 3
. written consent of attorney entered in the register of the Association, who will accompany the candidate in case of realization of litigation.
(3) The Supreme Bar Council shall decide on the application by a reasoned decision.
(4) The decision of the Supreme Bar Council refusing entry in the Unified Register of foreign lawyers, subject to appeal by the applicant under Art. 7, para. 4-7.

(5) The decision of the Supreme Bar Council refusing entry in the Unified Register of foreign lawyers or petition is granted, subject to appeal by the President of the Supreme Control Board pursuant to Art. 7, para. 4 - 7.
(6) Within 14 days of the entry into force of the decision under par. 3 Supreme Bar Council to make the entry in the Unified Register of foreign lawyers and sends a message to that effect to the Bar Council of the college in which member accompanying attorney for registration of foreign lawyers to the relevant Bar Association.
(7) The Bar Council of the college in which member accompanying lawyer made ex officio registration under par. 6 within 14 days of receipt of the message.
(8) The Supreme Bar Council issued a card of a lawyer from the European Union within 14 days of entry into the Unified Register of foreign lawyers.
(9) On application by the lawyer of the European Union in the Unified Register of foreign lawyers at the Supreme Bar Council and the register of foreign lawyers of the Bar fits the name (company) of the group in which he is a member of the Member State of origin.
(10) in the period under par. 6 The Supreme Bar Council shall notify the competent authority of the country in which you purchased the Bar, for the entry of the lawyer from the European Union in the Unified Register of foreign lawyers.
(11) In the period under par. 6 fit into a register of foreign lawyers is required to make insurance under Art. 50. "
§ 12. Article 17 is amended as follows:
" Art. 17. (1) Upon entry into the Unified Register of foreign lawyers and three years actually and continuously practice law in the Republic of Bulgaria under the professional title of the country in which you purchased the Bar, or after passing the equivalency exam lawyer from the European Union may seek entry into the Bar Association.
(2) The entry in Bar entitles a lawyer from the European Union practicing the legal profession under the title "lawyer". "
§ 13. Article 18 is amended as follows:
" Art. 18. For entry into the Bar Association settled a lawyer from the European Union submitted a request to applying the following documents:
1. documents certifying acquired legal capacity in the country, issued no more than three months;
2. document successfully passed the equivalency examination in Bulgarian law or documents proving triennial exercise of the legal profession in the Republic of Bulgaria. "
§ 14. Article 19 is amended as follows:

"Art. 19. (1) entry into the Bar Association on the grounds of a three-year exercise of the legal profession in the Republic of Bulgaria settled a lawyer from the European Union submit to the Bar Council of the Bar Association evidence of the number and type of cases in which he has worked in of Bulgarian law.
(2) Before rendering its decision, the Bar Council can verify the actual continuous nature of the activity carried out and, if necessary, may request the applicant to submit oral or written explanations or further details on the information and documents in par. 1.
(3) The legal capacity shall be verified by presenting a document under Art. 18, ie. 1.
(4) The Bar Council establishes a reasoned decision on the application for entry to the Bar. After the entry into force of the decision to record is sent to the Supreme Bar Council for removal from the Unified Register of foreign lawyers.
(5) Within 14 days from such registration Supreme Bar Council shall notify the competent authority of the State in which the lawyer acquired capacity.
(6) entry in the Bar on the ground equivalency exam in Bulgarian law settled a lawyer from the European Union a document on the results of the exam issued by the Supreme Bar Council.
(7) The decision of the Bar Council, refusing entry, subject to appeal by the applicant under Art. 7.
(8) The decision of the Bar Council, which granted the application for registration or refusing entry, subject to appeal by the President of the Control Board pursuant to Art. 7. "
§ 15. Article 19 is amended as follows:
" Art. 19a. (1) settled a lawyer from the European Union may appear on equalization examination in Bulgarian law.
(2) The purpose of the exam is a test of knowledge of the lawyer in the Bulgarian law.
(3) equalization examination in Bulgarian law shall be taken before a commission composed of: Chairman - Chairman of the Supreme Bar Council or designated by him member of the Supreme Bar Council, and members: a judge of the Supreme Court, judge of the Supreme Administrative Court prosecutor from the Supreme Cassation prosecutor's Office and a senior academic or researcher in legal sciences. Committee members are appointed by the President of the Supreme Bar Council.
(4) The exam is conducted in Bulgarian language in written and oral form. Final assessment is "passed" or "failed".
(5) laying equivalency exam fee shall be payable in an amount determined by a decision of the Supreme Bar Council.

(6) The request for application of equalization examination in Bulgarian law shall be submitted to the Commission under par. 3 by the Supreme Bar Council, to which should be accompanied by the following documents:
1. a copy of the identity document;
2. copy of a diploma or certificate for completed higher education; 3
. a copy of a document certifying the Bar in the State in which it is obtained;
4. cover letter to Bulgarian language;
5. document for paid fee. "
§ 16. After Art. 19a is created Section III of art. 19b, 19c and 19d:
"Section III
Temporary exercise of the legal profession in the Republic of Bulgaria
Art. 19b. (1) In the temporary exercise of the legal profession in the Republic of Bulgaria before the first action lawyer from the European Union is obliged to inform in writing the respective Bar Council.
(2) Together with the notification under par. 1 of the Bar Council, a document certifying the legal capacity in the country in which it was acquired, issued no more than three months, proof of insurance under Art. 50, identity document and written consent of a lawyer by the Bar Association that will accompany the candidate in case of realization of litigation.
(3) Upon fulfillment of the requirements of par. 2 President of the Bar Association or appointed by it member of the Bar Council shall immediately issue a temporary practicing attorneys lawyer from the European Union certificate for the notification form approved by the Supreme Bar Council.
(4) The refusal to issue a certificate under par. 3 subject to appeal before the President of the Supreme Bar Council, acting immediately.
Art. 19c. Before the courts and before administrative authorities temporarily exercise the legal profession is required to submit a certificate for the notification of art. 19b para. 3.
Art. 19d. For the purposes and duration of the temporary exercise of the legal profession in the Republic of Bulgaria lawyers from the European Union may participate in all legally acceptable forms of joint exercise of the legal profession in compliance with the provisions of Chapter Ten. "
§ 17 . In art. 22 be made the following amendments:
1. In para. 1 in the text before item. 1 the words "foreign lawyer" are replaced by "the lawyer from the European Union."
2. In para. 2 after the word "lawyer" insert "or lawyer from the European Union."
§ 18. In art. 23 be made the following amendments:

1. In para. 1, first sentence after the word "lawyer" insert "or lawyer from the European Union" and the second sentence after the word "lawyer" insert "or lawyer from the European Union."
2. Paragraph 2 is amended as follows:
"(2) Suspension of the exercise of the legal profession, and resumption is registered with the Bar Association and the Unified Register of lawyers, respectively, in the Unified Register of foreign lawyers based application of the lawyer or the lawyer of the European Union. "
§ 19. In art. 24, para. 2 after the word "lawyers" insert "or by lawyers from the European Union".
§ 20. In art. 25, para. 1, 3, 4 and 5 after the word "lawyer" insert "or lawyer from the European Union."
§ 21. In art. 26 make the following additions:
1. In para. 1 after the word "lawyer" insert "or lawyer from the European Union."
2. In para. 2 after the word "lawyer" insert "or lawyer from the European Union."
§ 22. In art. 27 after the word "lawyers" insert "and lawyers from the European Union."
§ 23. In art. 28, para. 1 after the word "lawyers" insert "and lawyers from the European Union."
§ 24. In art. 29 make the following additions:
1. In para. 1 after the word "lawyer" insert "or lawyer from the European Union."
2. In para. 2 after the word "lawyer" insert "or lawyer from the European Union".
§ 25. In art. 30 para. 2 after the word "lawyer" insert "or lawyer from the European Union."
§ 26. In art. 31 be made the following amendments:
1. The previous text becomes para. 1 and is amended as follows:
"(1) The lawyer and established lawyer from the European Union have free access and may refer cases to receive copies of documents and evidence prevail in court, pre-trial bodies, administrative authorities and other services in the country and wherever necessary, on the basis of qualifications as a lawyer or a lawyer from the European Union, which certify by presenting the card issued by the Supreme Bar Council. "
2. A par. 2:
"(2) rights under par. 1 is used and lawyer from the European Union, temporarily exercising the legal profession in the Republic of Bulgaria, upon presentation of power of attorney by the principal and a certificate of art. 19b para. 3. "
§ 27. In art. 32 after the word "lawyer" insert "or lawyer from the European Union."
§ 28. In art. 33 para. 5 after the words "in relation to" insert "a lawyer from the European Union" and a comma.
§ 29. In art. 34 make the following additions:
1. In para. 1 after the word "lawyer" insert "or lawyer from the European Union."
2. In para. 2 after the word "lawyer" insert "or lawyer from the European Union."
3
. In para. 4 after the word "map" a comma and add "a lawyer from the European Union - a lawyer cards or certificates of art. 19b para. 3 '.
§ 30. In art. 35, para. 4 the word "lawyer" is replaced by "attorney" and the word "lawyer" is replaced by "counsel."
§ 31. In art. 36 make the following additions:
1. In para. 1 after the word "lawyer" insert "or lawyer from the European Union."
2. In para. 2 in the first sentence after the word "lawyer" insert "or lawyer from the European Union." 3
. In para. 3 after the word "lawyer" a comma and added "the lawyer from the European Union."
§ 32. In art. 37 after the word "lawyer" insert "or lawyer from the European Union."
§ 33. In art. 38 make the following additions:
1. In para. 1 in the text before item. 1 after the word "lawyer" insert "or lawyer from the European Union."
2. In para. 2 after the word "lawyer" insert "or lawyer from the European Union."
§ 34. In art. 39 make the following additions:
1. In para. 1:
a) in the first sentence after the word "lawyer" insert "or by the lawyer of the European Union";
B) in the second sentence after the word "lawyer" insert "or lawyer from the European Union";
C) in the third sentence after the word "lawyer" insert "and the lawyer of the European Union."
2. In para. 2 after the word "lawyer" insert "or lawyer from the European Union." 3
. In para. 3 pt. 2, 3 and 4 after the word "lawyer" insert "or lawyer from the European Union."
4. In para. 4 in the second sentence after the word "lawyer" insert "or lawyer from the European Union."
§ 35. In art. 40 make the following additions:
1. In para. 1, 2 and 3 after the word "lawyer" insert "or lawyer from the European Union."
2. In para. 4 after the word "lawyer" insert "or lawyer from the European Union." 3
. In para. 5, 6 and 7 after the word "lawyer" insert "or lawyer from the European Union."
§ 36. In art. 41 after the word "lawyer" insert "or lawyer from the European Union."
§ 37. In art. 42, para. 1, 2, 3 and 4 after the word "lawyer" insert "or lawyer from the European Union."
§ 38. In art. 43 make the following additions:
1. In para. 1, 2 and 3 after the word "lawyer" insert "or lawyer from the European Union."
2. In para. 4 after the word "lawyers" insert "and lawyers from the European Union". 3
. In para. 6, after the word "lawyer" insert "or lawyer from the European Union."
§ 39. In art. 44 make the following additions:
1. In para. 1 after the word "lawyer" insert "or lawyer from the European Union".
2. In para. 2 after the word "lawyer" insert "or lawyer from the European Union."
§ 40. In art. 45, para. 1 and 2 after the word "lawyer" a comma and added "and the lawyer of the European Union."
§ 41. In art. 46 after the word "lawyer" insert "or lawyer from the European Union."

§ 42. In art. 47, para. 1 and 2 after the word "lawyer" insert "or lawyer from the European Union."
§ 43. In art. 48 make the following additions:
1. In the first sentence after the word "lawyer" insert "or lawyer from the European Union."
2. In the second sentence after the word "lawyer" insert "or lawyer from the European Union."
§ 44. In art. 49 make the following additions:
1. In para. 1 after the word "lawyer" insert "or lawyer from the European Union."
2. In para. 2 after the word "lawyer" insert "or lawyer from the European Union".
§ 45. In art. 50 para. 5 is amended as follows:
"(5) Paragraphs 1-4 also apply to foreign lawyers and lawyers from the European Union practicing the legal profession on the grounds of Chapter III and Chapter Three" and "unless proof of their insurance in the country in which you purchased the Bar capacity. "
§ 46. in art. 51 after the word "lawyer" insert "or lawyer from the European Union."
§ 47. In art. 52 made the following amendments:
1. In para. 1 first sentence is amended as follows: "Lawyers, law firms, lawyers from the European Union and a group of lawyers from the European Union, permanently established in the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria or temporarily practicing under Art. 19d, can combine their activities through a partnership agreement. "
2. In para. 2 after the word "lawyers" insert "or lawyers from the European Union".
§ 48. In art. 53, para. 3, 'lawyers from different bar associations "are replaced by" lawyers or lawyers from the European Union from various bar associations. "
§ 49. In art. 54 made the following amendments:
1. In para. 1 after the word "lawyers" insert "under Art. 52, para. 1 ".
2. Paragraph 2 is amended as follows:
"(2) In his papers each by affiliated lawyers, lawyers from the European Union and law firms may indicate association with the words" association "or" in association with "and lists other affiliated persons or part of them. "
§ 50. In art. 55 after the word "lawyers" a comma and added "lawyers from the European Union".
§ 51. In art. 56 after the word "lawyer" a comma and added "a lawyer from the European Union".
§ 52. In art. 57 be made the following amendments:
1. In para. 1 first sentence is amended as follows: "The lawyers and lawyers from the European Union, permanently established in the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria or temporarily practicing under Art. 19d, can form a law firm. "
2. In para. 3 after the word "lawyer" a comma and added "and a lawyer from the European Union".
§ 53. In art. 58 made the following amendments:

1. The text before item. 1 is amended as follows: "Law Firm was established by a treaty between two or more lawyers or lawyers from the European Union, in writing, indicating".
2. In item. 2, the second sentence: "As a founder or partner is a lawyer from the European Union who temporarily exercise the legal profession in the Republic of Bulgaria under Art. 19d, unless the contract contains the name of the lawyer and his address in the country where it is permanently established. "
§ 54. A Art. 58a:
"Art. 58a. (1) A group of lawyers from the European Union permanently established in the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria under Art. 16 para. 1 can be established on the territory of Bulgaria as a law firm.
(2) the law firm can participate independently or together lawyers and lawyers from the European Union, permanently established in the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria.
(3) The registration and activities of the law firm are made pursuant to Art. 57, 58 and Art. 60-75, as with the application and memorandum of art. 58 of the Bar Council presented:
1. document from the body of the Bar at the headquarters of the group in the country - State, confirming its existence and name, registered office, registered office and form of association;
2. document issued by the group, which authorize certain lawyers or lawyers from the European Union to establish a law firm in the Republic of Bulgaria. "
§ 55. In art. 59 is amended as follows:
1. Paragraph 2 is amended as follows:
"(2) In the name of the law firm can not use other words and names than the names of the members, except under Art. 58a, where the name of the company may include the name of the group in the Member State of origin. "
2. In para. 4 words "foreign lawyer" are replaced by "a lawyer from the European Union" and the words "partner in the form of joint exercise of legal activity in the Member State" are replaced by "member of the group by the European Union."
§ 56. In art. 60 is amended as follows:
1. In para. 2 words "lawyers and / or foreign lawyers" are deleted.
2. In para. 3, second sentence, the word "lawyer" is deleted.
§ 57. In art. 61, para. 1 a third sentence: "When the founder or partner is a lawyer from the European Union who temporarily exercise the legal profession in the Republic of Bulgaria under Art. 19d, apply and documents under Art. 19b. "
§ 58. In art. 64 words "lawyer partner" is replaced by "partners", the word "his" is replaced by "them" and the words "he has" replaced by "they".
§ 59. In art. 71, para. 2 after the word "lawyer" insert "or lawyer from the European Union".

§ 60. Article 76 is amended as follows:
"Art. 76. Lawyers, law firms, lawyers from the European Union and groups of lawyers from the European Union as permanently established and temporarily practicing under Art. 19 years in the Republic of Bulgaria, can conclude between themselves cooperation agreement. The contract is negotiated performing certain legal work or assume joint work on certain cases. "
§ 61. In art. 77 be made the following amendments:
1. Paragraph 1 shall be amended as follows:
"(1) Lawyers, law firms, lawyers from the European Union and groups of lawyers from the European Union, permanently established in the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria or temporarily practicing under Art. 19d, may conclude among themselves written term or permanent contract for permanent employment for a fee. If the contract is not agreed otherwise, the remuneration is payable monthly. "
2. In para. 2 words "lawyer" shall be deleted and the words "lawyer" a comma and added "the lawyer from the European Union."
§ 62. In Chapter Ten title of Section IV is amended as follows: "Branch".
§ 63. Article 77a is amended as follows:
"Art. 77a. (1) One or more lawyers from the European Union may exercise the legal profession in the Republic of Bulgaria in the branch of the group by the European Union.
(2) The branch under par. 1 can participate alone or with a lawyer from the European Union and lawyers.
(3) The registration and operations of the branch under par. 1 is carried out in accordance with Art. 57, 58 and Art. 60-75, the restriction on the number of lawyers in art. 58 does not apply. Along with the application and memorandum of art. 61 of the respective Bar Council presented:
1. document from the body of the Bar at the headquarters of the group in the Member State of origin, confirming its existence and name, registered office, registered office and form of association;
2. document issued by the group, which authorize certain lawyers or lawyers from the European Union to establish a branch in Bulgaria.
(4) The name of the branch contains the name of the group by the European Union and the word "branch", the legal status of the group in the Member State of origin and at least one of the names of the partners in the branch exercising the legal profession in the territory of Republic of Bulgaria.
(5) Except as provided in Art. 73, para. 1 branch is terminated when the only partner be deprived of the right to practice law under Art. 133, para. 1 pt. 4 and 5, as well as removal of a lawyer from the European Union from the Unified Register of foreign lawyers where he is sole shareholder. "
§ 64. In art. 78 be made the following amendments:

1. In para. 1, second sentence, the words "foreign lawyer" are replaced by "The lawyer of the European Union."
2. In para. 2 finally added "and lawyers from the European Union".
§ 65. In art. 80, para. 1 the words "foreign lawyers" are replaced by "lawyers from the European Union."
§ 66. In art. 81 be made the following amendments:
1. In para. 7, first sentence the words "three members" shall be replaced with "one member".
2. In para. 8 finally added "as well as delegates of the General Assembly of lawyers in the country."
§ 67. In art. 86 para. 3 is amended as follows:
"(3) Members of the Bar Council may be elected members of the Bar who are at least 10 years of legal experience."
§ 68. In art. 89 is amended as follows:
1. Point 4 is amended as follows:
"4. keeps registers of lawyers, junior lawyers at law firms, attorneys and employees of foreign lawyers. "
2. In item. 11 Finally, the words "lawyers" are deleted. 3
. In item. 17 words "lawyers" are deleted.
§ 69. In art. 91, para. 1 and 2 the word "lawyer" is replaced by "member of the bar."
§ 70. In art. 94, para. 2 word "lawyers" is replaced with "members of the Bar."
§ 71. In art. 96, para. 2 word "lawyers" is replaced with "members of the Bar."
§ 72. In art. 99 be made the following amendments:
1. The previous text becomes para. 1 and in it the words "and its Chairman" insert "of delegates to the general assembly of lawyers in the country."
2. Created al. 2, 3, 4 and 5:
"(2) The election of delegates to the general assembly of lawyers in the country is conducted by Election Commission, whose number and composition shall be determined in accordance with Art. 101.
(3) Each member of the bar can offer in writing to the electoral commission nominations for delegates to 14 days before the general meeting of the Bar Association.
(4) The result of the election of delegates shall be announced by a decision of the electoral commission before the end of the meeting.
(5) The decision of the Electoral Commission of art. 99, para. 4 subject to appeal pursuant to Art. 7, para. 1-4 to the Supreme Bar Council, whose decision is final. "
§ 73. In art. 106, para. 1, first sentence the words "two uncommitted lawyers in the electoral process" is replaced by "two members of the Bar not engaged in the electoral process."
§ 74. In art. 111 is amended as follows:
1. In para. 4, first sentence, the word "lawyers" is replaced by "delegates".
2. Paragraph 5 is repealed.
§ 75. In art. 118, para. 3 word "lawyers" is replaced with "members of the bar associations."
§ 76. In art. 126, para. 1, second sentence, the word "lawyers" is replaced with "members of the bar associations."
§ 77. In art. 128, second sentence, the word "lawyers" is replaced with "members of the bar associations."

§ 78. In art. 130, para. 1 the word "four" is replaced by "two" and the word "seven-member" is replaced by "5-member."
§ 79. In art. 131 word "lawyer" is replaced by "the lawyer, the lawyer from the European Union."
§ 80. In art. 132 is amended as follows:
1. In pt. 7 the word "lawyer" is replaced by "a lawyer or entry in the register of foreign lawyers."
2. In pt. 9 the word "lawyers" is replaced by "lawyers, lawyers from the European Union".
§ 81. In art. 133 be made the following amendments:
1. In para. 1 in the text before item. 1 after the word "lawyer" a comma and added "and the lawyer of the European Union."
2. In para. 4 the word "lawyer" is replaced by "a lawyer or a lawyer from the European Union".
§ 82. In art. 135, para. 1, 2 and 3 the word "lawyer" is replaced by "a lawyer or a lawyer from the European Union".
§ 83. In art. 137 be made the following amendments:
1. In para. 1 the word "lawyer" is replaced by "the lawyer or the lawyer of the European Union."
2. In para. 3 in the first sentence the word "lawyer" is replaced by "the lawyer or the lawyer of the European Union." 3
. In para. 7 after the word "lawyer" insert "or the lawyer of the European Union."
4. In para. 8 the word "lawyer" is replaced by "the lawyer or the lawyer of the European Union."
5. In para. 10 after the words "foreign lawyer" insert "or lawyer from the European Union".
§ 84. In art. 138 is amended as follows:
1. In para. 3 the word "lawyer" is replaced by "the lawyer or the lawyer of the European Union."
2. In para. 4 the word "lawyer" is replaced by "the lawyer or the lawyer of the European Union."
§ 85. In art. 139 is amended as follows:
1. In para. 1:
a) in the first sentence the word "lawyer" is replaced by "a lawyer or a lawyer from the European Union";
B) in the second sentence the word "lawyer" is replaced by "a lawyer or a lawyer from the European Union".
2. In para. 2 and 4 the word "lawyer" is replaced by "a lawyer or a lawyer from the European Union".
§ 86. In art. 140, para. 1 the word "lawyer" is replaced by "the lawyer or the lawyer of the European Union."
§ 87. In art. 143, para. 2 made the following amendments:
1. In the first sentence, the word "lawyer" is replaced by "a lawyer or a lawyer from the European Union".
2. In the second sentence after the word "lawyer" insert "or lawyer from the European Union."
§ 88. In art. 144, para. 1 the word "lawyer" is replaced by "the lawyer or the lawyer of the European Union."
§ 89. In art. 146 word "lawyer" is replaced by "the lawyer or the lawyer of the European Union."
§ 90. In art. 148, para. 3 words "foreign lawyers" are replaced by "lawyers from the European Union."
§ 91. § 1 of the additional provisions be made the following amendments:
1. In item. 3 the words "foreign lawyer" are replaced by "a lawyer from the European Union".

2. In item. 4 in the first sentence the word "lawyer" is replaced by "the lawyer, the lawyer from the European Union." 3
. Point 6 is amended as follows:
"6. "Group lawyers from the European Union" is any form of association of lawyers established under the laws of the state - member of the European Union country - party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area or the Swiss Confederation. "
4. A pt. 7:
"7. For "persons who are outside the legal profession" in a group for joint exercise of the profession of lawyers from the European Union are considered persons that are not qualified lawyer, but:
a) hold all or part of the capital of the group or
b) use the company or the name under which the activities of the group or
c) the exercise of decision-making. "
Additional provision
§ 92. The documents referred to in Art. 16 para. 2 pt. 1, Art. 18 pt. 1, Art. 19a para. 6 pt. 2 and 3, Art. 19b para. 2, Art. 31, para. 2, Art. 58a para. 3 pt. 1 and 2, Art. 61, para. 1 and Art. 77a para. 3 pt. 1 and 2 submitted by the interested parties, depending on the country of origin, must meet the requirements of the relevant provisions of bilateral international treaties or the Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents compiled in Hague on October 5, 1961 (ratified by law - SG. 47 of 2000) (SG. 45 of 2001), to which Bulgaria is a party or the Rules of legalization, certification and translation documents and other papers (prom. SG. 73 of 1958 .; amend. SG. 10 of 1964, pcs. 77, 1976, pcs. 96 1982 pcs. 77 1983 and SG. 103 of 1990), as well as be provided with translations into Bulgarian carried out and certified by the prescribed order.
The law was adopted by the 41 th National Assembly on November 22, 2012 and was affixed with the official seal of the National Assembly.
Chairman of the National Assembly Tsetska Tsacheva 10,897