Dr Patricia Živković is Head of Legal at NSoft d.o.o., a medium-sized fast-growing software company. Dr Živković also holds a position of an associate editor of Kluwer Arbitration Blog, and of Adjunct Lecturer at the International University of Sarajevo. In 2017, she co-founded the association Young Croatian Arbitration Practitioners, in which she holds a position of co-president.
Dr Živković 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 successfully defended her doctoral thesis with the highest grade (summa cum laude) in June 2016. During her doctoral studies, she worked as a research assistant for Professor Emeritus Tibor Várady and as a coach of CEU Vis Moot teams.
Her doctoral research focused on the determination, payment and allocation of costs in international commercial arbitration. Dr Živković developed her interest in the financial aspects of arbitration while writing her master thesis on the effects of bankruptcy on arbitration proceedings.
She currently researches how to improve the private enforcement of antitrust damages claims by removing procedural, evidential, and substantive barriers in arbitration. Besides dispute resolution, her other areas of interest are: competition/antitrust law, regulatory law, data protection, IP law, cyber law, and comparative bankruptcy law and secured transactions.
- 2016 S.J.D. (Central European University)
- 2012 LL.M (Central European University)
- 2011 mag. iur. (Law Faculty, University of Zagreb)