Alan Uzelac

Professor at the Zagreb University and Chair of Department for Civil Procedure of the Faculty of Law. His teaching and research includes issues of national and comparative civil procedure, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution, organization of judiciary, legal professions and procedural human rights. He holds degrees in law (LL.B., LL.M., LL.D.) and social sciences (M.A. (phil.), M.A. (literature) from Zagreb University. He was visiting researcher and guest lecturer at a number of universities, including Harvard Law School (Fulbright grant) and universities of Vienna (Austria), Maastricht (the Netherlands), Oslo (Norway), Uppsala (Sweden), Kazan (Russia), and Pavia (Italy). As an active member of the International Association of Procedural Law and the German Association for International Procedural Law, he serves on the chief advisory bodies of both organizations. Professional activities of Dr. Uzelac include participation in the work of UNCITRAL Working Group for and Conciliation were he participated as expert and national delegate in drafting of several international instruments in the field of alternative dispute resolution. He was also involved in various activities of the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) of the Council of Europe, where he held different functions (inter alia: Bureau member, President of the Task Force on Timeframes of Proceedings). Throughout his career, Professor Uzelac was often engaged as expert in various legislative projects, both nationally and internationally, dealing with reforms of judiciary and human rights. He was engaged on a number of expert missions, assisting legal reforms and legal collaboration in various countries. As a renowned expert for alternative dispute resolution, he is also active as arbitrator in international disputes in ad hoc and institutional arbitrations.