Commercial Mediation Outreach Events
Within the Bar Association Mediation Project, which Partners Serbia have been implementing for the past 15 months, with the support of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands in Serbia, 3 promotional events were held for the representatives of business and public sector. The main objective of the panel discussions held in Kragujevac (March 29, 2019), Pirot (April 17, 2019) and Subotica (April 18, 2019) was to present benefits of mediation in resolving commercial disputes, as well as how to prevent and resolve other business-related conflicts on a daily basis. Some of the discussion topics during these two-hour events were: the concept and basic principles of mediation, the relationship between mediation and court proceedings, how to recognize cases suitable for out-of-court resolution, mediation as a mechanism for maintaining good business relations with business partners and associates.
More than 70 representatives of public companies, local councils, business sector, judges and lawyers had the opportunity to talk with Gordana Milojevic, mediator and court expert for economy and finances, Jelena Plamenac, lawyer at law firm Vukovic & Partners, Tanja Dugonjic, lawyer and mediator, as well as Ana Toskic, the executive director of Partner Serbia.