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The Association strives in establishing regional cooperation, as well as cooperation with the leading institutions, organizations, and similar entities, in order to obtain comparative insight into different arbitration systems, experiences and practices. Our database of partners and sponsors reflects this endeavor.



United States Department of Commerce Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP)

Established in 1992, Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) is a division of the U.S. Department of Commerce that helps achieve U.S. foreign policy goals in developing and post-conflict countries through commercial legal reforms. CLDP’s unique, government-to-government technical assistance draws upon highly-experienced regulators, judges, policymakers, business leaders and attorneys from both the public and private sectors to deliver results that make meaningful and lasting changes to the legal and business environments of our host countries.

In terms of their work in BiH, CLDP’s judicial capacity building program has worked to strengthen BiH’s intellectual property regime and create a critical mass of BiH judges trained in adjudication of intellectual property disputes. CLDP helped publish BiH’s first Judicial Intellectual Property Benchbook in 2013.
CLDP’s training programs expanded to include judicial capacity building in international commercial disputes in an effort to foster a business environment conducive to increased trade and investment and economic growth in BiH. In this regard, CLDP’s program areas include:

• Judicial training workshops on international commercial dispute topics such as international sales contracts, court-ordered mediation, international commercial instruments, bankruptcy/insolvency, and arbitration; and

• Development of international commercial law and arbitration curricula for public universities throughout BiH, and assisting with BiH’s participation in the Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot.

Association ARBITRI and CLDP will jointly implement capacity building activities focused on development of arbitration in BiH.

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Wolf Theiss

Since starting out in Vienna over 50 years ago, Wolf Theiss has grown into one of the largest and leading commercial law firms in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe (CEE/SEE). It now employ over 340 lawyers, working across numerous practice areas in 13 countries including Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Serbia, the Slovak Republic, Slovenia and Ukraine. Drawing on the legal skills and know-how in its offices, it is uniquely positioned to handle our clients’ legal and business needs either in a single country or throughout the entire region. Apart from its local offices, it uses a well-established network of contacts with well-respected local lawyers and other service providers to advise and assist its clients in other countries in the region, such as Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro and Turkey.

Wolf Theiss has established a reputation as an international powerhouse in the areas of litigation, arbitration, and mediation. With its fourteen offices throughout the CEE/SEE region and its strong working relationships with local business communities and authorities, it is capable of handling sensitive and complex cross-border transactions and disputes for its clients.

Its dispute resolution team combines its business law and commercial litigation experience with industry-specific expertise to assist clients in handling highly contentious matters. Wolf Theiss consistently delivers winning results for our clients who include multinational companies, financial institutions and private equity firms, pharmaceutical and biotech companies, as well as their officers and directors.

The Wolf Theiss team also has broad experience in corporate risk management and conflict management, advising senior level board members and executives of multinational companies and banks. Given the recent trend toward enhanced regulatory compliance, the team has been approached for advice and representation in handling difficult and sophisticated government investigations, as well as for assistance in developing compliance training programs.

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Institute of International Commercial Law (IICL)

Founded in 1991, the Pace Law School Institute of International Commercial Law plays an instrumental role in the evolution of international commercial law and international arbitration via its creation and maintenence of the award-winning CISG Database, founding the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot and participating as an NGO at UNCITRAL for the creation of legal instruments to support online dispute resolution systems for cross-border e-commerce trade.

Building on these successful programs, the Pace Institute of International Commercial Law continues to contribute to the landscape of teaching and scholarship in international commercial law and international commercial arbitration through its sponsorship and initiative in the creation of different learning programs.

Current initiatives include the Online Certificate Program on International Commercial Law and International Alternative Dispute Resolution and the Pace-IICL Vis Pre-Moot. These programs give law students, practitioners, contract managers, etc., the rare opportunity to receive top-notch legal training without the added expense and hassle of visas, travel and short-term housing. By leveraging the latest online teaching technologies, these programs enable students to interact with world-class academics and practitioners from their laptops, at home or at work.

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