Graphics: IRZ
Graphics: IRZ
Bosnia and Herzegovina

A whole range of legal issues, which are also relevant to the business community, were addressed in a two-day online seminar on 6 and 7 May 2021. The event was organised by the Centre for Judicial and Prosecutorial Training of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and IRZ. Around 100 judges from all parts of the country took part.

The background to this is the implementation of the Property Law Act passed in 2013, which replaced numerous legal institutions still originating from socialism. The new legal institutions have partly been modelled on German and Austrian ones, e.g. real estate property and land charges.

The speakers at the seminar were Professor Dr Meliha Povlakić and lecturer Dr Darija Softić Kadenić. Both have not only completed numerous research stays in German-speaking countries, but are also active as legal advisers and experts. Professor Povlakić also worked in a notary's office in Munich during a stay of several years in Germany, while Dr Softić Kadenić completed a master's degree at the Faculty of Law in Graz.

Because of the thematic connection, questions of credit security were also discussed in addition to questions of property law on real estate property and the function of the land register.

Since the speakers brought in judgements from national practice in addition to comparative law experiences, the event provided an opportunity for exchange between practising legal experts and academics. This exchange of opinions and materials was continued after the event by some participants via email.

The relevance of the topics discussed was also demonstrated by the lively discussions between all the participants.