Bosnia and Herzegovina

May 14, 2018 - May 18, 2018

Bosnia and Herzegovina: CLDP leads Workshops on International Software Agreements

On June 12-13, in Sarajevo, CLDP held the second phase of programming on judicial IPR enforcement in coordination with the Center(s) of Judicial and Prosecutorial Training of the Federation of Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH) and the Republika Srpska.  This activity is part of a series of workshops on IPR development and enforcement, targeting local tech companies, law firms, universities, government officials and judges and aiming to strengthen IP capacity of local ICT industry and improving enforcement of IPR.

The first phase of the program held on May 14-18, focused on negotiating international software agreements for local IT companies and took place in both Sarajevo and Banja Luka. They came about after an earlier assessment with several leading software development firms in Sarajevo and Banja Luka had shown that these firms had developed proprietary software and were interested in expanding internationally through joint development agreements but needed to understand how to best address key IP issues that they were encountering.  CLDP addressed these challenges through its workshops in May by providing training to these firms on how software IP can be protected and key IP issues that arise in the negotiation of international software agreements. The workshops also included mock negotiations sessions led by internationally renowned IP partner from O’Melveny Meyers LLP, with specific focus on drafting and negotiating term sheets. Additionally, CLDP experts discussed how to effectively utilize open-source software, and to develop and protect IP for Google and Apple app stores. 

Strengthening intellectual property rights will help BiH to develop as a knowledge-based economy, improving employment opportunities and economic stability, and will protect the IP of both Bosnian and U.S. companies.

March 21, 2018 - March 30, 2018

CLDP leads teams from 4 BiH Universities Participate in 25th Vis Moot

On March 21-30, CLDP led teams from 4 BiH Universities: University of Sarajevo, University of Zenica, University of Tuzla, and University of Banja Luka to participate in the 25th Vis Moot in Vienna, Austria, where students from the University of Zenica Faculty of Law made history this year by being the first team from the Balkans to advance to the Round of 16.

February 1, 2018 - February 4, 2018

Bosnia and Herzegovina: CLDP Organizes International Commercial Arbitration Moot Oral Argument Training for Law Students at Tech Company

On February 1-4, CLDP implemented a follow up four-day Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Oral Argument Training in Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina to support the second phase of its Willem C. Vis Moot Competition (Vis Moot) program. 

October 28, 2017 - October 31, 2017

CLDP Trains Law Students for International Arbitration Competition and meets with US Ambassador Cormack

On October 27-29, CLDP led a three-day training for law schools in Bosnia-Herzegovina to support the first phase of its Willem C. Vis Moot Competition (Vis Moot) program.. The program aimed to prepare law students to compete in the 2018 Vis Moot to be held in March 2018 in Vienna. Participants included coaches and students from six different law schools in Bosnia-Herzegovina included schools from various regions of the country that had never participated before in the international competition. 

September 20, 2017 - September 21, 2017

Bosnia and Herzegovina: CLDP Conducts Workshop on International Sales Contracts

From September 20-21, in coordination with the Centers for Judicial and Prosecutorial Training of the Republika Srpska (RS) and the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH), CLDP conducted a workshop on international sales contract enforcement in Doboj, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH).

June 14, 2017 - June 15, 2017

CLDP Leads Training on Bankruptcy Adjudication for BiH Judges

From June 14-15, in coordination with the Centers for Judicial and Prosecutorial Training of the Republika Srpska (RS) and the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH), CLDP conducted a workshop on bankruptcy adjudication in Vlašić, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

February 17, 2017 - February 19, 2017

Bosnia and Herzegovina: CLDP Organizes International Arbitration Pre-Moot Competition for Law Students at Tech Company

CLDP held a three-day Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Training and Competition in Mostar, BiH on February 17-19, 2017. The program focused on the third and final element of the Vis Moot preparatory process: oral advocacy.

October 10, 2016 - October 20, 2016

BiH Universities Participate in the Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court

CLDP sponsored the travel of four BiH law school teams and their instructors (to include University of Sarajevo Faculty of Law, the University of Istocno Sarajevo Law faculty, the University of Zenica Faculty of Law, and the University of Mostar Faculty of Law) to participate in the 24th Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna, Austria.

April 13, 2016 - April 15, 2016

CLDP Hosts a Workshop for the Arbitration Court of the Foreign Trade Chamber of Bosnia and Herzegovina

On April 13-14, 2016, CLDP conducted a Workshop for the Arbitration Court of the Foreign Trade Chamber of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH Arbitration Court). The Workshop was the first installment in a capacity-building program between the Arbitration Court of the Foreign Trade Chamber and CLDP.