About the LAC
The Ljubljana Arbitration Centre is an autonomous arbitration institution that operates at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia and is independent from it. We have been settling disputes since the establishment of the Tribunal of the Ljubljana Chamber of Trade, Craft and Industry in 1928.
The LAC administers the resolution of domestic and international disputes through arbitration, mediation, conciliation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution in accordance with its rules and other rules and procedures agreed by the parties. More than 40% of all cases brought before the LAC are international disputes, i.e. disputes involving at least one party not based in Slovenia.
The LAC is composed of the Board and the Secretariat.
The Ljubljana Arbitration Centre Through Time
The Secretariat consists of the professional staff, and its work is managed by the Secretary General.
The Secretariat ensures the day-to-day case management, supervises the efficiency of the proceedings and the work of the arbitrators and performs other tasks associated with the administration of dispute resolution. Within the scope of individual proceedings, the Secretariat adopts decisions within its competence pursuant to the Ljubljana Arbitration Rules or other rules of the LAC agreed by the parties.
The Secretariat is also responsible for the organisation of events and producing of publications.
The Board consists of the Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson and five members. The Board is appointed by the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia for a four-year-term. The Board members are recognised experts with many years of experience in settling disputes by arbitration. The Board adopts decisions on key issues regarding the operation of the LAC and states opinions relevant to the development of arbitration in Slovenia and the Region.
Within the scope of individual proceedings, the Board adopts decisions within its competence pursuant to the Ljubljana Arbitration Rules or other rules of the LAC agreed by the parties.