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The Association ARBITRI will host its fourth annual arbitration conference on 24 October 2018 at Hotel Europe (Vladislava Škarića 5, Sarajevo 71000, Bosnia and Herzegovina). This is now a traditional event of the Association, which aims to promote arbitration among the business and legal community in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) and provide a platform for networking between local and international practitioners in the field.

Facing four investment arbitrations worth over BAM 1,5 billion, this mechanism of dispute resolution is becoming an increasingly important aspect of BiH’s public discourse. As a new, developing, arbitration forum, BiH faces the need to adequately adjust to a developed and sophisticated global arbitration system.

With the topic, Investment Arbitration in Bosnia and Herzegovina – Lessons Learned and Path Forward, the Fourth Sarajevo Arbitration Day will bring prominent experts in the field to discuss the current topics relevant to the BiH market. The main focus of this year’s Conference will be investment arbitration, with an emphasis on the practical aspects of investment arbitration, infrastructure projects, FIDIC standard contracts and the investment and concession legal framework in BiH. The fourth annual conference is yet another step toward preparing practitioners, arbitrators, and other interested parties for the necessary changes.


Udruženje ARBITRI organizuje četvrtu godišnju arbitražnu konferenciju koja će se održati 24. oktobra 2018. godine u Hotelu Europa u Sarajevu (Vladislava Škarića 5, Sarajevo 71000, Bosna i Hercegovina). Radi se o tradicionalnom projektu Udruženja koji za cilj ima promociju arbitraže među pravnom i poslovnom zajednicom u Bosni i Hercegovini (BiH) i pružanje platforme za povezivanje praktičara iz BiH, regije i šire.

Sa četiri međunarodne investicione arbitraže čija se vrijednost procjenjuje na 1,5 milijardi KM, arbitraža postaje sve relevantnija tema u javnom diskursu BiH. Kao novi, arbitražni forum, BiH se susreće sa potrebom da adekvatno uskladi svoje postojeće kapacitete i okvire sa razvijenim, sofisticiranim svjetskim arbitražnim sistemom.

Četvrti Sarajevski Dani Arbitraže, pod temom Investiciona Arbitraža u Bosni i Herzegovini – Naučene Lekcije i Put Naprijed, će okupiti iskusne stručnjake iz ove oblasti koji će odgovoriti na teme relevantne za BiH tržište. Glavni fokus ovogodišnje konferencije je investiciona arbitraža, sa naglaskom na praktične aspekte postupka, infrastrukturalne projekte, FIDIC standardne ugovore i pravni okvir BiH za investicije i koncesije. Četvrta po redu arbitražna konferencija je još jedan korak naprijed u pripremi praktičara, arbitara i drugih zainteresovanih aktera za potrebne promjene u BiH.

 9:30 – 10:00

 Arrival and Registration of Participants
10:00 – 10:15

 Opening Address

10:15 – 11:15

Roundtable: Investment Environment in Bosnia and Herzegovina – Current trends and path forward

Moderator: Armela Ramić, Association ARBITRI

Representatives of private and public companies, as well as relevant governmental stakeholders, to discuss the policies behind the investment environment in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

  • Sanja Miovčić, Foreign Investors Council (FIC)
  • Foreign Investment Protection Agency (FIPA) [TBC]
  • Samir Alispahić, High Judicial and Prosecutorial Council (HJPC)
  • Miloš Stevanović, Stevanović Law Firm
  • Mirsad Jašarspahić, Foreign Trade Commerce FBiH

11:15 – 11:30

Coffee Break
11:30 – 12:30

Debate: Construction Projects, FIDIC Agreements, and Arbitration

Moderator: Višnja Dizdarević, Attorney at Law, Marić & Co

  • Infrastructure Disputes: Challenges and Best Practices –Thomas Anderl, Wolf Theiss, Vienna
  • Pre-arbitration Notice Requirements and Public Policy: Preclusion of Arbitration and Denial of Justice – Tamara Manasijević, Andreas Reiner & Partners (ARP), Vienna
  • Effective Handling of Construction & Infrastructure Arbitrations – Dr. H. Jürgen Schramke, Baker and McKenzie, Frankfurt

12:30 – 13:45

Lunch

13:45 – 14:45

Debate: Concession Granting Agreements – Energy and Infrastructure Projects – and Arbitration

Moderator: Šemsa Alić, PPP Specialist/CEO, Partneria

  • Environmental Implications of Concession Agreements: Role of Arbitration in such Context – Ana Stanić, EU Law, London
  • Arbitrability of Concession Disputes – Marko Đinović, Ljubljana Arbitration Center (LAC), Ljubljana
  • Structuring Dispute Resolution Clauses in Investment Projects: Do’s and Don’ts – Mladen Stojiljković, Homburger AG, Zürich

14:45 – 15:00

Coffee Break

15:00 – 16:00

Workshop: Practical Aspects of Investment Arbitration

Moderator: Elma Veledar-Arifagić, Attorney at Law, dmb legal

  • The Role of Experts in Investment Arbitration Proceedings – Michael Nueber, Gasser Partner, Lichtenstein
  • Expert Witness Preparation, Examination and Cross-examination – Carlos Lapuerta, The Brattle Group, London
  • Elements of an Effective Submission – Dr. Ileana Smeureanu, Jones Day, Paris
  • Challenging Issues in Practice: Enforcement of Investment Arbitral Awards – Dr. Niek Peters, Cleber Law Firm, Amsterdam

16:00 – 16:15

Closing remarks


 9:30 – 10:00 Dolazak i registracija učesnika
10:00 – 10:15

 Uvodno obraćanje

10:15 – 11:15

Okrugli stol: Investiciono okruženje u Bosni i Hercegovini: trenutna klima i put naprijed

Moderator: Armela Ramić, Udruženje ARBITRI

Predstavnici privatnih i javnih kompanija, te predstavnici relevantnih državnih institucija će raspravljati o elementima investicione klime u Bosni i Hercegovini

  • Sanja Miovčić, Vijeće stranih investitora (VSI)
  • Agencija za unapređenje stranih investicija u Bosni i Hercegovini
  • Samir Alispahić, Visoko sudsko i tužilačko vijeće Bosne i Hercegovine (VSTV)
  • Miloš Stevanović, Advokatska kancelarija Stevanović
  • Mirsad Jašarspahić Privredna / Gospodarska Komora Federacije Bosne i Hercegovine

11:15 – 11:30

Pauza
11:30 – 12:30

Debata: Građevinski projekti, FIDIC ugovori, i arbitraža

Moderator: Višnja Dizdarević, advokat, Marić & Co

  • Infrastrukturni sporovi: izazovi i najbolja praksa –Thomas Anderl, Wolf Theiss, Beč
  • Predarbitražni uslovi obavještavanja i javna politika: isključivanje mogućnosti arbitražnog postupka i pristup pravdi – Tamara Manasijević, Andreas Reiner & Partners (ARP), Beč
  • Efektivno upravljanje postupka u građevinskim i infrastrukturnim arbitražama – Dr. H. Jürgen Schramke, Baker and McKenzie, Frankfurt

12:30 – 13:45

Ručak
13:45 – 14:45

Debata: Ugovori o dodjeli koncesije – energetski i infratrukturni projekti – i arbitraža

Moderator: Šemsa Alić, PPP Specialist/CEO, Partneria

  • Implikacije ugovora o koncesiji na okoliš i uloga arbitraže  – Ana Stanić, EU Law, London
  • Arbitrabilnost sporova koji proizlaze iz ugovora o dodjeli koncesija – Marko Đinović, Ljubljana Arbitration Center (LAC), Ljubljana
  • Strukturiranje klauzula za rešavanje spora u investicionim ugovorima: šta činiti, a šta ne – Mladen Stojiljković, Homburger AG, Zürich

14:45 – 15:00

Pauza
15:00 – 16:00

Radionica: Praktični aspekti investicione arbitraže

Moderator: Elma Veledar-Arifagić, advokat, dmb legal

  • Uloga vještaka u investicionim arbitražama – Michael Nueber, Gasser Partner, Lichtenstein
  • Priprema vještaka, ispitivanje i unakrsno ispitivanje – Carlos Lapuerta, The Brattle Group, London
  • Elementi uspješnih podnesaka u investicionpj arbitraži – Dr. Ileana Smeureanu, Jones Day, Paris
  • Izazovi u praksi: izvšavanje investicionih arbitražnih odluka – Dr. Niek Peters, Cleber Law Firm, Amsterdam
16:00 – 16:15

Završne napomene

 

The registration is now opened. Please fill out the registration form following this link. Participation at the conference is free of charge and you will receive a confirmation email once the registration form is filled out. By submitting the registration form to us, you give consent to the Association ARBITRI to collect and use your data. You further confirm that the provided data is accurate and valid. The Association ARBITRI will only use your personal information only for the purpose of registration at the Fourth Sarajevo Arbitration Day conference.


Registracija je sada otvorena. Molimo popunite registracijski formular na sljedećem linku: Registracijski formular. Učešće na konferenciji je besplatno, te ćete dobiti potvrdu o izvršenoj registraciji. Podnošenjem registracijskog formulara, dajete saglasnost Udruženju ARBITRI da prikuplja vaše podatke i obrađuje ih u skladu sa svrhom za koju se isti prikupljaju, te potvrđujete istinitost datih podataka. Udruženje ARBITRI garantuje da će prikupljene podatke koristiti isključivo u svrhu registracije učešća na konferenciji Četvrti sarajevski dani arbitraže.

Sarajevo Arbitration Day is the only international conference focused on arbitration in Bosnia and Herzegovina. With the goal to promote arbitration and increase awareness of its benefits for both private and public sector, each year we welcome experts in the field from Bosnia and Herzegovina, region and beyond.

The Fourth Sarajevo Arbitration Day is a unique opportunity to not only gain exposure to the diverse audience of the conference, but also join the growing arbitration community in Bosnia and Herzegovina, connect with arbitration experts, and share your experience and views on the current trends.

For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please reach out to Nevena Jevremović at n.jevremovic@associationarbitri.com or Armela Ramić a.ramic@associationarbitri.com.


Sarajevski Dani Arbitraže je jedina međunarodna konferencija posvećena arbitraži u Bosni i Hercegovini. Sa ciljem da se promoviše arbitraža i razvija svijest o prednostima ovog mehanizma rješavanja sporova za privatni i javni sektor, svake godine ugostimo stručnjake iz ove oblasti iz Bosne i Hercegovine, regije i šire.

Četvrti Sarajevski Dani Arbitraže su jednistvena prilika ne samo za promociju među raznolikom publikom konferencije, već i prilika za pristup rastućoj arbitražnoj zajednici u Bosni i Hercegovini, povezivanje sa arbitražnim stručnjacima, i podjelom iskustava i mišljenja o trenutnim trendovima.

Za više informacija o sponzorskim paketima, molimo Vas da se obratite Neveni Jevremović na n.jevremovic@associationarbitri.com i/ili Armeli Ramić a.ramic@associationarbitri.com.

Guests and participants of the Conference need to make their own accommodation arrangements. The Association ARBITRI has negotiated special rates with Hotel Europe for your convenience. Further information is available in the following document: Hotel Europe_Accommodation. To make a reservation, please reach out to reservation@hoteleurope.ba and refer to Association ARBITRI/Fourth Sarajevo Arbitration Day.


Gosti i učesnici Konferencije trebaju sami organizovati smještaj. Udruženje ARBITRI je dogovorilo posebne ponude za smještaj u Hotelu Europa. Više informacija možete naći u dokumentu: Hotel Europe_Smjestaj. Da izvršite rezervaciju, molimo Vas da se obratite osoblju Hotela Europa na reservation@hoteleurope.ba i pozovete se na Udruženje ARBITRI/Četvrti Sarajevski dani arbitraže.


Nevena Jevremović, Co-Founder and President
Email: n.jevremovic@associationarbitri.com
Phone: +387 66 074 587

Nevena is Manager of Corporate Learning at the International Association of Contract and Commercial Manager (IACCM). Nevena brings experience in designing, developing and delivering training and education programs in international commercial law. She led the initiative of setting up a young professionals’ association – Association ARBITRI – focused on promoting resolution of commercial disputes through arbitration. In her capacity as the President of the Association, Nevena worked with the Commercial Law Development Program of the U.S. Department of Commerce on promotion and capacity building of commercial law and arbitration. Specifically, as one of the trainers for the international commercial law, she worked on the design, implementation, and delivery of the annual training program for law students in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

As a Fellow at the Institute of International Commercial Law (IICL) in New York, Nevena worked on the leading legal database in the field of commercial law. During her time at IICL, she also worked on and coordinated online programs in international commercial law and arbitration for practitioners, academics, and students all over the world. More recently, Nevena spent six months at the Hague Conference on Private International Law in the Hague as a member of the Judgments Team. She worked on the preparations for the Special Commission on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Court Judgments held in November 2017, as well as collaborative projects that HCCH has with WIPO and UNCITRAL.

Nevena is the author of the national monographs on the Civil Procedure and Energy Law in volumes of the International Encyclopaedia of Laws. She is the Assistant Editor for Europe for the Kluwer Arbitration Blog, Contributing Editor to the CISG Database, and is involved in the Delos Dispute Resolution project as a Young Arbitration Practitioner. Nevena is currently a Co-Chair of the Dispute Resolution Working Group of the Accord Project, that focuses on exploring the use of blockchain technology in dispute resolution.

Nevena holds an LL.M. in International Law from the University of Pittsburgh, School of Law (2016) and an LL.M. in Civil Law in the EU from the University of Sarajevo, School of Law (2015).


Armela Ramić, Co-Founder and Project Manager
Email: a.ramic@associationarbitri.com
Phone: +387 61 862 844

Armela is a resourceful lawyer with over six years of post-qualification experience. Her areas of focus are civil litigation, arbitration, corporate law, employment, public procurement matters, and public-private partnerships.

Before joining Law Office Miljković & Partners, Armela worked as an Attorney at Law at “Ademović, Nožica and partners,” a Sarajevo law firm. She conducted legal analysis on arbitration and international sales contracts, corporate law and civil litigation cases, and employment disputes. She has regularly handled cases and disputes of high net worth for both individuals and companies. Armela has specialized skills in preparing applications to the Constitutional Court of BiH and the European Court of Human Rights. Additionally, her expertise in public procurement procedures, public-private partnerships, and other legal proceedings related to complex investment structures are a particular asset. Further, Armela has focused on civil and criminal appeals as a legal clerk at the law office of Mr. Emir Kapidžić.

Previously, Armela worked at TRIAL (Track Impunity Always), a Geneva-based international organization with offices in Bosnia and Herzegovina. There, she actively worked on one of the landmark rulings of the Court of BiH regarding the compensation of damages for women victims of sexual violence committed during the 1992-95 war in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

As one of the founders of “ARBITRI” – a leading association of young professionals working to promote arbitration in Bosnia and Herzegovina – Armela brings particular knowledge and experience regarding key legal aspects of the most complex cases in international arbitration and is uniquely positioned to translate this to her legal practice.


Fahira Brodlija
Email: f.brodlija@associationarbitri.com

Fahira is a young lawyer from Sarajevo, whose studies and interest are focused on international arbitration and commercial law. She graduated from the University of Sarajevo Law Faculty in 2016 and obtained her LL.M. degree at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 2017. After graduation, Fahira worked as a summer intern at Alcoa, Pittsburgh (Ethics and Compliance Department) and as a trainee at Al Jazy & Co., Jordan (International Arbitration). Currently, she is working on a mock trial project funded by the U.S. government in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Fahira was a participant in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot competition in 2015, and a coach of the University of Sarajevo Vis Moot Team since 2016. She is a member of Association ARBITRI since 2015.


Emir Sudžuka
Email: e.sudzuka@associationarbitri.com

Emir is Attorney at Law and Founder of the Law Firm Sudžuka & Co. Ltd. Sarajevo. He holds a Ph.D. in Commercial Law and currently is Ph.D. Candidate in Civil Law at Faculty of Law, Ljubljana University. Emir regularly advises clients on various aspects of civil, corporate, business and tax law – with special emphasis on foreign investments and concessions. To complement his practice, Emir also has a strong academic background. Currently appointed as assistant professor at the International University of Sarajevo, Faculty of Law – Civil Law department. Emir has participated various conferences in private law and has more than 20 publications published in both domestic and international journals.


Nejra Suljić
Email: n.suljic@associationarbitri.com

Nejra is an Attorney-at-law based in Sarajevo with about 7 years of experience in practice. Nejra was a senior associate in law office Femil Čurt about 5 years, with whom she continued a close cooperation after her admission to the Bar Association of FBiH. Nejra’s specialties are in infrastructure projects, regulatory and banking law, financing and corporate financing across a wide range of industries, commercial law, contracts, public procurement, litigation (civil and commercial disputes) and advising in cross-border transactions. Nejra advises international clients in the English and German languages. Nejra was a member of the Advisory Team of the Government of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the implementation process of the Reform Agenda for BiH for the Period 2015-2018 related to the Restructuring of 62 State-Owned Enterprises.