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1999 * Doctor of Laws, Pravni fakultet Sveucilista u Zagrebu (Law School, Zagreb)

1996 * Visiting Researcher (Fulbright fellowship), Harvard Law School

1992 * Master of Laws, Pravni fakultet Sveucilista u Zagrebu (Law School, Zagreb)

1986-87 * Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz (Mainz University, Germany): study of political science, philosophy and comparative literature: guest student in academic year 1986/87;

1982-90 * Filozofski fakultet Sveucilista u Zagrebu (Faculty of Philosophy) * study of philosophy and comparative literature: study completed by acquiring the degree prof. phil. et comp. litt. (= B.A. in philosophy and literature) on March 1, 1990;

1982-88 Pravni fakultet Sveucilista u Zagrebu (Law School, Zagreb): study of law: study completed by acquiring the dipl. iur. (= Bachelor of Laws) degree on December 15, 1988;

Employment History

1994- Law School Zagreb: employed since 1994; from 2001: Professor of Law at the Chair for Civil Procedure;

1991-1994 Faculty of Political Science, Zagreb: November 1, 1991 - October 31, 1994: employed as teaching assistant at the Chair Introduction to Law, and as researcher at the project Government of the Rule of Law;

1989-1991 Law School, University in Rijeka: February 1, 1989 - October 31, 1991: employed as scientific researcher at the Chairs for Theory of Law and State and Civil Procedure;


2003-2007 (cont) * founding member, national delegate and member of the Bureau of the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ); President of the TF-DEL - Task Force on Timeframes of the Proceedings of the CEPEJ ( from 2003-2006; Member of the Group de pilogate de SATURN since 2007.

1998-2007 (cont.) * national delegate in the UNCITRAL Working Group on Arbitration and Conciliation (

2002-2003 * expert of the Council of Europe in the bilateral and multilateral legal cooperation programs for improving the enforcement of judicial decisions: multilateral seminar for bailiffs in Varna; programs for improving efficiency of enforcement in Bulgaria, Georgia and Moldova

2003 * engaged to produce draft of the Croatian Law on Conciliation

2000-2002 * delegate in the Commission of Experts on the Efficiency of Justice (CJ-EJ); member of the Working Party of the CJ-EJ;

2000-2001 * member of the inner drafting groups of the Croatian Ministry of Justice: Law on Courts, Law on Supreme Judicial Council, Law on Arbitration;

2000 * consultant of the World Bank project on improving efficiency of the Commercial Courts in Croatia;

2001-2005 (cont.) * lecturer at the post-graduate studies in European law - course on European courts;

1992-2002 * Secretary General of the Permanent Arbitration Court at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce; Croatian Arbitration Yearbook, Review of Arbitration in Central and Eastern Europe (General Editor)

1993 * intership at the International Court of Arbitration at the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in Paris;

1995-2003 * lecturer at multiple seminars for Croatian judges and other professionals on the human right to a fair trial within reasonable time (organizers: Council of Europe, Croatian and Dutch Helsinki Committees, Croatian Law Centre, UNHCR, Office of the Government Agent at the ECHR etc.);

Professional Positions and Affiliations

International Association of Procedural Law, Wissenschaftliche Vereinigung für internationales Verfahrensrecht, Law and Society Association, Association of Croatian Fulbright Scholars, Harvard Club Croatia


born in Zagreb on June 15, 1963; citizen of Croatia; married, two daughters (Alix & Velma)


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