Attorney at law from our law office, Sara Pendjer was one of the moderators at the round table that took place on 6 April 2019 in Belgrade. Round table was organized by ICC Young Arbitrators Forum and Under 40 Section of Serbian Arbitration Association in the premises of CMS Belgrade as part of the Belgrade Arbitration days (Belgrade Arbitration Conference and Belgrade open pre moot in preparation for the Vienna Willem C. Vis Moot. The venue was organized in a fresh debate form under the topic Debating hot topics in International Arbitration.
The first panel discussing the topic of Transparency vs. confidentiality was moderated by Florian Ettmayer (Junior Associate Baker McKenzie Vienna) while Ivana Blagojević (Deputy Counsel ICC International Court of Arbitration) and Marija Sćekić (Senior Associate WilmerHale London) offered their opposing view on the issue.
The second panel dealing with question whether third party funding and security for costs shall be mandatory or exceptional was moderated by Sara Pendjer (being also co-chair of Under 40 Section of Serbian Arbitration Association) with inputs from panelist Giulio Palermo (Partner Archipel Geneva) and Alina Tugearu (Partner Zamfirescu Racoti & Partners Bucharest).
The conference was opened by Nenad Kovačević (Attorney at Law CMS Belgrade and Co-Chair of Under 40 Section of Serbian Arbitration Association) who also gave concluding remarks at the end of the conference.
Judging from the number or present guests and the reaction to this concise and efficient debate format, the audience was enjoying the discussion.
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