29-30 September 2022
Rogner Hotel, Tirana, Albania

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Arbitration, as a form of dispute resolution, has many advantages over court litigation and a great deal to offer the Balkan region through achieving the quicker, more efficient and impartial binding resolution of disputes, and the easier enforcement of decisions.

The Conference brings together - from across the Balkan region and internationally - arbitration lawyers, general counsel, forensic accountants, expert witnesses, arbitrators and clients. Our purpose is to provide a forum to help build cooperation and develop the use and practice of arbitration in the Balkan region. Attendance provides an excellent opportunity to hear from leading practitioners in the world of arbitration and to develop and maintain your network.

We have an exciting line-up of participants this year, to which we are continuing to add. Information on the expected content of the Conference is provided below. We will announce further details in the coming weeks.

We look forward to welcoming you to Tirana this September at the renowned Hotel Rogner. Availability is limited so early registration is advised (especially if you want to take advantage of the 'early bird' rates). To register, please use the links on this page. 

The Organising Committee


James Hayton, LK Law, London

Klentiana Mahmutaj, Red Lion Chambers, London

Korab Sejdiu, Sejdiu & Qerkini, Prishtina

Jola Gjuzi, Kalo Associates, Tirana


Speakers & Panellists

Our exciting roster of speakers and panellists, to which we are continuing to add, includes:

  • Franz Schwarz, WilmerHale, London & Frankfurt

  • Prof. Stavros Brekoulakis, 3VB & QMUL, London

  • Michael Young QC, Quinn Emanuel, Paris

  • Zoe O'Sullivan QC, Serle Court, London

  • James Hayton, LK Law, London

  • Dalibor Valinčić, Wolf Theiss, Zagreb

  • Korab Sejdiu, Sejdiu & Qerkini, Prishtina

  • Jola Gjuzi, Kalo Associates, Tirana

  • David Premelc, Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & Partners, Ljubljiana

  • Prof. Hugo Barbier, Barbier Mehtiyeva Law, Paris

  • Andrew Wordsworth, Raedas, London

  • Tony Dymond, Debevoise & Plimpton, London

  • Timothy J. Feighery, ArentFox Schiff, Washington DC

  • Niamh Leinwather, VIAC, Vienna

  • Andreas Jevtic, Nivalion, Vienna

  • Hasan Tahsin Azizagaoglu, Bench Walk Advisors, London


The format of the Conference this year will consist of a keynote speech, followed by panel discussions covering a range of the most relevant topics in arbitration for the Balkan region, including among others:

  • Construction disputes

  • Enforcement and recovery

  • Selecting an arbitral institution & rules

  • Third-party funding of arbitration

  • International investment law


The full details of our programme will be released over the coming weeks. 

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