Dr Patricia Živković is a lecturer at the School of Law, University of Aberdeen. She currently teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses on commercial arbitration, ADR, negotiation, EU law, and international sales. Before joining the University of Aberdeen, she held a 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. Dr Živković 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. Dr Živković also holds 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.
Dr Živković developed her interest in the financial aspects of arbitration while writing her master thesis on the effects of bankruptcy on arbitration proceedings and her doctoral research focused on the determination, payment and allocation of costs in international commercial arbitration. Dr Živković's research today explores international dispute resolution (with an emphasis on international commercial arbitration) private international law, commercial law, contract drafting and contract management, international sales of goods, the law of the European Union, IT law, and secured transactions. She is currently working on a publication on how to improve the private enforcement of antitrust damages claims by removing procedural, evidential, and substantive barriers in arbitration.
- 2016 S.J.D. (Central European University)
- 2012 LL.M (Central European University)
- 2011 mag. iur. (Law Faculty, University of Zagreb)