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Sponsored briefing: Why choose Belgrade as a seat of arbitration?

Sponsored briefing: Why choose Belgrade as a seat of arbitration?

Senka Mihaj, Nemanja Ilić and Marko Milanović of Mihaj, Ilić & Milanović explain the advantages of carrying out arbitration proceedings in Serbia

One of the key issues when it comes to drafting an arbitration clause, apart from selecting the applicable rules, is the seat of arbitration. The seat is much more than a technical issue. It determines which legal jurisdiction is the arbitration tied, decides on lex arbitri, and determines which national courts may intervene in the arbitration proceedings and the extent of such intervention.

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Global leaders sponsor profile: Mihaj, Ilic & Milanovic

Global leaders sponsor profile: Mihaj, Ilic & Milanovic

Mihaj, Ilić & Milanović (MIM Law) is a relatively new player in the Serbian market but is already ranked by The Legal 500 as top tier. How and why was the firm founded, and what has been the secret of your success?

Senka Mihaj: MIM Law was established at the end of 2015 by Senka Mihaj, Nemanja Ilić and Marko Milanović [pictured left to right], experienced dispute resolution lawyers, with an idea of creating a top-notch law office focused primarily on dispute resolution. Only a few months after establishment of the firm, rankings showed that our dispute resolution team is among the best in Serbia and, to be frank, that was not a surprise, since MIM is the only Serbian firm with three partners focused on dispute resolution. We have great experience in commercial disputes, in counselling and representing clients in insolvency and restructuring/pre-packaged reorganisation plan (UPPR) proceedings, as well as in both commercial and investment arbitration proceedings. There is no secret behind our success, only hard and devoted work within the profession that we all love.