About Us

“It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.

Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.

Who we are

About us

ARBITRI (Association) is a non-profit professional association focused on supporting the creation of a modern system of Alternative Dispute Resolution in Bosnia and Herzegovina (B&H). Such a system contributes to and improves the quality of the business environment, legal services, and the efficiency of the judiciary. Our mission is to enhance the quality of dispute resolution mechanisms in BiH though projects concerned with the education, promotion, and legal reform of arbitration in this jurisdiction.
We closely monitor the changes to the market and advocate for/initiate projects that will ultimately benefit the public.

The guiding principle of our work is the inclusion of individuals, institutions, and organizations of a diverse background. The Association is diligently working on the creation of a network that will enable cooperation between practitioners and academics and enhance the success of ADR related projects. In doing so, we are especially committed to promoting women in dispute resolution and including the leading female lawyers from BiH and beyond in our work.


Our goals for success

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Our team

Co-founder and President

Armela Ramić

Email: a.ramic@arbitri.ba
Phone: +387 61 862 844

Armela Ramić is an attorney with over nine years of experience in practice. Her areas of expertise are civil proceedings, arbitration, commercial law and public-private partnerships. In addition, Armela specializes in the representation of clients in court proceedings and arbitrations related to construction contracts and FIDIC. 

Prior to establishing her independent law office, Armela collaborated with the law office Miljković i  partneri.  Armela previously worked as an attorney in the law office “Ademović, Nožica i partneri” where she participated in projects related to arbitration, international sales contracts, commercial law and constitutional law. As a co-founder of Association ARBITRI,Armela possesses the knowledge and experience in the key legal aspects of the most complex international arbitration cases and their parctical application. Armela was appointed to the list of arbitrators of the Arbitration Court at the Foreign Trade Chamber of BiH.


Nevena Jevremović

Email: n.jevremovic@arbitri.ba
Phone: +387 66 074 587

Nevena brings ten years of practical and academic experience in designing, developing, and delivering courses and training programs in international commercial law and arbitration. She is currently an Honorary Lecturer at the University of Aberdeen, School of Law, and coaching the University of Zenica’s Vis Moot team.

She was a visiting lecturer at the Faculty of Law at the University of Zenica, International Sarajevo University (IUS), and University of Verona & CILE’s Summer School, teaching courses on international commercial arbitration, contract and commercial management, and technology and law.

As the former President and Co-Founder of the Association ARBITRI, Nevena worked with the national and international stakeholders, such as the High Judicial and Prosecutorial Council in B&H and the Commercial Law Development Program of the U.S. Department of Commerce on promotion and capacity building of international commercial law and arbitration in B&H. She is a trainer in various national and international training programs for B&H judges, in-house counsels, arbitrators, and students.

Nevena is the author of the national monographs on the Civil Procedure and Energy Law in volumes of the International Encyclopedia of Laws. She published a dozen articles on international dispute resolution and international commercial law. She holds an LL.M. in International Law from the University of Pittsburgh, School of Law (2016), and an LL.M. in Civil Law in the EU from the University of Sarajevo, School of Law (2015). She is currently completing her Ph.D. studies at the University of Zenica, Faculty of Law.


Emir Sudžuka

Emir Sudžuka, PhD is an attorney-at-law and the founder of the Law firm ”Sudžuka & Co” d.o.o. Sarajevo. Emir is advising clients from different spheres of civil law, corporate law and tax law – with special focus on foreign investments and concessions. Aside from his legal practice, Emir is also a professor of Civil law at the Law faculty. He participated in a number of scientific conferences and educations. Also, he published more than 20 publications in local and international journals.


Irfan Osmanović has a Bachelor in Law and is an Associate at ”Sudžuka & Co” Law Firm where he is working on contract law, litigation disputes and proceedings, and investment and concession projects and procedures. Irfan is also a teaching assistant of Civil law at the Law faculty. Irfan participated in a number of international seminars and conferences and has published several papers in international legal journals.


Fahira Brodlija

Fahira Brodlija is a young lawyer from Sarajevo with experience in the reform and promotion of the commercial and investment arbitration systems in BiH, the region and the world. 

She graduated from the University of Sarajevi Faculty of Law and obtained her LL.M. at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. After her studies, Fahira worked as an intern in companies and law firms in the USA and Jordan. She is the country coordinator for a GIZ legal reform poroject in the field of investor state dispute settlement and she is the Research Director of Arbitrator Intelligence. Since 2019, Fahira works as an Adjunct Lecturer at the International University in Sarajevo (IUS). She participated in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot competition in 2015, and since 2016 she has been a coach of teams from BiH and recently the Dagon University. Fahira is a member of Association ARBITRI since 2015.


Arnela Maglić


Irfan Osmanović

Irfan Osmanović has a Bachelor in Law and is an Associate at ”Sudžuka & Co” Law Firm where he is working on contract law, litigation disputes and proceedings, and investment and concession projects and procedures. Irfan participated in a number of international seminars and conferences and has published several papers in international legal journals. 


In our work, we collaborate closely with the key stakeholders from the legal and business communities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and beyond. Our partners regularly participate in, and support our activities and initiatives. The regular engagement and exchanges with our partners help us calibrate our work in accordance with the needs of the legal and business community. Our partners include leading domestic and international law firms, government institutions, judicial institutions and international development organizations.