Patricia Živković has joined the School of Law in 2019. Patricia finished her undergraduate studies in 2011 at the Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb. She holds an LL.M. degree in International Business Law ('12) and an S.J.D. (PhD) degree ('16) from the Central European University (Budapest/New York). She defended her doctoral thesis on the topic “The Determination, Payment, and Allocation of Costs in International Commercial Arbitration” with the highest grade (summa cum laude).
Patricia worked as a research assistant for Professor Emeritus Tibor Várady at the CEU during her doctoral studies and continued to work on arbitration cases as a counsel in a law firm. She actively fosters the usage of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms by co-chairing the Young Croatian Arbitration Practitioners, an association for younger members of the arbitration community in Croatia, which she also co-founded, and by coaching students from various international law faculties for participation in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court. Patricia also held the position of an associate editor of the Kluwer Arbitration Blog, and she obtained in-house experience in the IT industry as Head of Legal Department.
Before joining the University of Aberdeen, Patricia held the position of an assistant professor at the International University of Sarajevo, where she coordinated and taught civil law courses, including, inter alia, Business Law and Property Law.
Her focus in teaching and researching includes international dispute resolution, with an emphasis on international commercial arbitration, private international law, commercial law, international sales of goods, the law of the European Union, and IT law. She is a member of the Centre for Private International Law and the Centre for Commercial Law.
Metka Potočnik, Arbitrating Brands:: International Investment Treaties and Trade Marks ( Elgar International Investment Law 2019), ISBN: 978 1 78897 180 5 (print copy available from Elgar Publishing, £90.00; ebook version available from various ebook vendors, £22)
ICSID Review - Foreign Investment Law Journal, vol. 35, no. 1-2, pp. 415–418
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