15. March 2016 · Comments Off on VIII Belgrade Arbitration Conference · Categories: Uncategorized

The spring in Belgrade was one again marked by traditional gathering of world experts in the field of arbitration. University of Belgrade Faculty of Law hosted the eight Belgrade Arbitration Conference on 11 March 2016, an ever-growing trademark event of our law faculty. This year the Arbitration Conference welcomed more than 250 participants  – lawyers, judges, arbitrators, students from 30 different countries. The conference panels this year discussed a selection of emerging topics in international arbitration law (see Conference Program).

The opening ceremony commenced with the warm welcome by the Dean of the University of Belgrade Faculty of Law, Professor Dr. Sima Avramović, who expressed the great satisfaction for the fact that the Faculty of Law is organizing such a prestigious gathering once again, underlining the success the conference had in the previous years. The conference participants were also greeted by the President of the Organizing Committee, Professor Dr. Mirko Vasiljević, the acting President of the Foreign Trade Court of Arbitration at the Serbian Chamber of Commerce (the oldest arbitral institution in the region) who singled out series of efforts invested by the Faculty of Law in promotion of arbitration as an alternative dispute resolution mechanism. On behalf of the German Institution of Arbitration (DIS), an honored partner in organization of the Belgrade Arbitration Conference, the participants of the conference were welcomed by Ms Kоrinna Von Trotha who expressed her satisfaction with the cooperation with the host institution on organization of the Belgrade Arbitration Conference. Prof. Dr. Jelena Perović, member of the Board of the Serbian Arbitration Association, emphasized how highly important this event is for the legal community and the Association, and informed the participants of the recent developments in the field of arbitration in Serbia and the activities of the Serbian Arbitration Association in promotion of ADR. More »