The Legal Framework for Arbitration

General Information

  • UNCITRAL Model-Law based: Yes.   

  • Legal Provisions: the 2008 Arbitration Act (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia No. 45/2008) which entered into force on 9 August 2008.

Arbitral Institutions

  • Ljubljana Arbitration Centre at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia (LAC)

  • The Arbitration Court of the Ljubljana Stock Exchange

Multilateral Conventions

  • New York Convention: Yes (ratification/accession: 6 July 1992); reservations: In accordance with paragraph 3 of Article 1, the Republic of Slovenia will apply the Convention, on the basis of reciprocity, to the recognition and enforcement of only those awards made in the territory of another Contracting State. The Republic of Slovenia will apply the Convention only to differences arising out of legal relationships, whether contractual or not, which are considered as commercial under the national law of the Republic of Slovenia.

  • European Convention: Yes (ratification/accession: 6 July 1992).  

  • ICSID Convention: Yes (ratification/accession: 7 March 1994).   

  • Energy Charter Treaty: Yes (ratification/accession: 23 July 1997).


Last updated February 2019