The Legal Framework for Arbitration in Serbia

General Information

  • UNCITRAL Model-Law based: Yes.   
  • Legal Provisions: Arbitration Act, enacted in 2006 (Zakon o arbitraži, “Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia”, Službeni Glasnik No. 46/2006). The official English translation of the Law on Arbitration is available at the website of the Serbian Chamber of Commerce.

Multilateral Conventions

  • New York Convention: Yes (ratification/accession: 12 March 2001); reservations: reciprocity; commercial disputes; only applicable to awards which were adopted after the Convention entered into force.   
  • European Convention: Yes (ratification/accession: 12 March 2001); reservations: none.  
  • ICSID Convention: Yes (ratification/accession: 9 May 2007); reservations: none.  
  • Energy Charter Treaty: No (observer of the Energy Charter Conference).   


Arbitral Institutions

Last updated November 2016