Commercial Law Development Program Arbitration Training in Mostar

On February 17-19, the Department of Commerce’s Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) held a three-day International Commercial Arbitration Moot Training and Competition (Vis Moot) at the University of Mostar. The Vis Moot is an educational tool for arbitrators, judges, lawyers, professors, and law students, to foster the study and practice of international commercial and arbitration laws and encourage the resolution of business disputes by arbitration.  This program focused on the third and final element of the Vis Moot preparatory process: oral advocacy. Participants included student teams from the University of Mostar, the University of Zenica, Central Europe University (CEU), and Saarlandes University.  John Silson, Economic Chief, U.S. Embassy Sarajevo gave opening remarks on the first day of the program.