The AC at the BCCI settles civil disputes as well as disputes about gaps to be filled in contracts or their adaptation to newly arisen circumstances, regardless whether the seat or the domicile of one or both parties is in Republic of Bulgaria.
Disputes about property rights or possession of immovable as well about labour relationships may not be subject to the arbitration court.
The AC settles the above-mentioned disputes provided they have been submitted to it either by an arbitration agreement or by an international treaty. The arbitration agreement must be in writing. The agreement is deemed to be in writing provided it is contained in correspondence exchanged between the parties.
Unless the parties otherwise agree, their consent to submit the dispute to the AC at the BCCI means an acceptance of the Rules of the AC at the BCCI.
The Arbitration Court decides on it jurisdiction. The plea for a lack of jurisdiction of the AC has to be made not later than the reply to the statement of claim unless there is a reasonable excuse for the delay. The Arbitration Court rules on the plea for a lack of jurisdiction either by a ruling or by the decision of the case.