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 CONFERENCE

MEDIATION AS PRIMARY OPTION FOR COMMERCIAL DISPUTE RESOLUTION

 

 

Thursday and Friday, 10th - 11th of May 2018

 Address: Terazije 23, Belgrade, Grand Room, 2nd Floor, Belgrade

 

Organised within the project of

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

In collaboration with

 

European Centre for Dispute Resolution (Slovenia),


Partners for Democratic Change (Serbia) and


Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia (Serbia)



Funded by the UK Good Governance Fund

 

  

 

Program:

 

Thursday, 10th May 2018

 

  9.30 – 10.00                      Registration

 

10.00 – 10.05                      Welcome and introduction

Facilitator of the 1st day of the conference: Mr. Blažo Nedić, practicing lawyer and mediator, Partners for Democratic Change Serbia and president of the Serbian National Association of Mediators (NUMS)

 

10.05 – 10.30                      Introductory addresses

Mr. Marko Čadež, President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia

Mrs. Nela Kuburović, Minister of Justice of Serbia

Mr. Dragomir Milojević, President of the Supreme Court of Cassation of Serbia

Mrs. Jasminka Obućina, President of the Commercial Court of Appeal Belgrade

Mr. Nenad Vujić, Director of the Judicial Academy of Serbia

His excellency Mr. Denis Keefe CMG, UK Ambassador to Serbia

Mrs. Veronica Bradautanu, Counsel, Legal Transition Team, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

 

10.30-11.00                            Press conference

 

 

Session 1: Commercial mediation as business risk prevention and management tool

 

 

10.30 – 11.15                         What should business people know about mediation and why?

                                               Mr. Karl Hennessee, VP& Head of litigation, Airbus

11.15 – 11.30                         How could Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia promote mediation?

                                              Mr. Aleš Zalar, Commercial Mediation in Serbia Project Team Leader and former minister of justice

11.30 – 11.45                         Questions and answers

 

11.45-12.00                            Ceremony of signing the mediation pledge by the representative of Chamber of Commerce and

                                               Industry of Serbia

 

12.00-12.30                            Coffee break

 

 

 

 

 

Session 2: Lawyers and mediation; How to overcome love-hate attitude?

 

 

12.30 – 13.00                         Drafting dispute resolution clauses and agreements

                                               Mrs. Katarina Kresal, Partner and Head of the Dispute Resolution Department in Law firm

                                               Miro Senica and attorneys and president of the European Centre for Dispute Resolution

 

                                               Questions and answers

13.00 – 13.30                         Why and how to establish mediation center at the Bar Association?

                                               Mrs. Maša Kociper, practicing lawyer and director of the Mediation Center at the Bar Association

                                               of Slovenia

                                               Questions and answers       

 

13.30 - 14.15                          Referral to mediation in Serbia; Pro’s and con’s

                                               Ms. Jasmina Milutinović, vice president of the Bar Association of Serbia

 

                                               Questions and answers

 

14.15 - 14.30                          Closing remarks

                                              Mr. Blažo Nedić, practicing lawyer and mediator, Partners for Democratic Change Serbia and NUMS President.

 

 

14.30 - 15.00                         Mediation Cocktail


 

 

Friday, 11th May 2018

 

 

Session 1: The relationship between formal and informal justice; Courts and Mediation

 

 

9.30 - 9.35                              Welcome and introduction

                                               Facilitator of the 2nd day of the conference:

                                               Mr. Aleš Zalar, Commercial Mediation in Serbia Project Team Leader and former minister of justice

 

9.35 – 10.15                           The approach commercial courts and judges of Austria adopt in interacting with mediation

                                               Mrs. Felicitas Paller, judge of the Vienna Commercial Court and mediator

                                                Questions and answers

 

10.15 – 11.00                         Requiring and/or recommending parties take part in mediation following commencing of

                                               litigation

                                               Mr. Aleš Zalar, Commercial Mediation in Serbia Project Team Leader and former minister of justice

                                              

                                              Questions and answers

 

11.00 – 11.45                         Court-related mediation in Serbia; What outcomes are wished for?

                                               Mrs. Ivana Pavlović, Judge of the Commercial Court of Appeal, Belgrade (TBD)

                                               Questions and answers

 

11.45 – 12.00                         Coffee break

 

               

Session 2: Mediation quality assurances

 

               

12.00 – 13.00                         On-line dispute resolution (ODR); adapting mediation techniques, skills and ethical principles

                                               to the market’s demands

                                               Mr. Graham Ross, member of UK Civil Justice Council ODR Advisory Group

                                                Questions and answers

13.00 – 13.40                         How could regulatory framework support mediation quality?

                                               Mrs. Ivana Ninčić, assistant at the Ministry of Justice of Serbia

                                               Questions and answers

13.40 – 14.15                         Staying neutral; When and how to apply evaluative mediation?

                                               Mr. Blažo Nedić, practicing lawyer and mediator, Partners for Democratic Change Serbia and NUMS President

 

                                              Questions and answers

               

14.15-14.30                           Closing remarks

                                               Mr. Aleš Zalar, Commercial Mediation in Serbia Project Team Leader and former minister of justice

14.30-15.30                            Mediation cocktail

        

 

Official language at the event will be Serbian. Simultaneous translation from and to English language will be provided.

 

Registration for the conference:

Božana Jakišić, Tel. number: 011/3300-997 or 066/875-11-88, e-mail: bozana.jakisic@pks.rs

Nastasija Stojanović, Tel. number: 011/ 3231-551, e-mail: office@partners-serbia.org

 

 

 

 


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