Dr Vesna Lazic

Senior researcher

  • Department:
    Research Department
  • Main field of interest: Alternative Dispute Resolution European Private International law International Commercial Arbitration Private International Law

Summary

Expertise

  • International Commercial Arbitration 
  • International Civil Procedure
  • Private International Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • International Trade Law 

Selected publications

Books:

Insolvency Proceedings and Commercial Arbitration, International Arbitration Law Library, Kluwer Law International, 1999, 381 pp.

Edited volumes:

Lazic and S. Stuij (eds.), Recasting the Insolvency Regulation: Improvements and Missed Opportunities, Short studies in PIL, Issue 3, Asser Press/Springer.

Lazic & S. Stuij (eds.), International Dispute Resolution: Selected Issues in International Litigation and Arbitration, Short Studies in Private International Law, Asser Press/Springer Publishing, 2018

Lazic & S. Stuij (eds.), Brussels Ibis Regulation:Changes and Challenges of the Renewed Procedural Scheme, Short Studies in Private International Law, Asser Press/Springer Publishing, 2017

Paulussen, Ch., Takacs, T., Lazic, V., Rompuy, B. (eds.), Fundamental Rights in International and European Law – Public and Private Law Perspectives, Asser Press/Springer, 2016

Studies:

Lazic, (ed.), Brussels IIbis: Guide for Application, result of the Research Project entitled ‘Cross-border Family Law Matters before national Courts and CJEU’, funded by the European Commission’s Justice Programme (GA - JUST/2014/JCOO/AG/CIVI/7722), 2018, 340 p., https://www.asser.nl/projects-legal-advice/cross-border-proceedings-in-family-law-matters-2016-2018/guide-for-application-of-the-brussels-iibis-regulation/

Lazic, (ed.) Recommendations To Improve the Rules on Jurisdiction and on the Enforcement of Decisions in Matrimonial Matters and Matters of Parental Responsibility in the European Union, 63 p. https://www.asser.nl/media/4662/m-5796-ec-justice-cross-border-proceedings-in-family-law-matters-10-publications-00-publications-on-asser-website-recommendations.pdf

A European Framework for Private International Law: Current Gaps and Future Perspectives, Study requested by the European Parliament’s Committee on Legal Affairs PE 462.487 2012 (2012) 109 p., available at http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/STUD/2012/462487/IPOL-JURI_ET(2012)462487_EN.pdf (with X. Kramer, M. de Rooij, R. Blauwhoff, L. Frohn)

Articles:

‘Country Reports: Netherlands’ in: F.-B. Weigand, and A. Baumann (eds.), Practitioner’s Handbook on International Commercial Arbitration, Third Edition, Oxford University Press (2019) 631-707. (with A. Schluep).

‘Enforcing Annulled Arbitral Awards: Comparison of Approaches in the United States and in the Netherlands’, Zbornik Pravnog fakulteta Sveucilišta u Rijeci, vol. 39, br. 1, (2018) pp. 215-240.

‘Enforcing Annulled Arbitral Awards in The Netherlands’, in: H. Koster/F. Pennings/C. Rusu (eds), Essays on Private & Business Law: A Tribute to Professor Adriaan Dorresteijn, Eleven International Publishing, 2017, pp. 195-209.

‘The Interpretation and Application of the New York Convention in the Netherlands”, in: G.A. Bermann (ed.), Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards - The Interpretation and Application of the New York Convention by National Courts,, Ius Comparatum – Global Studies in Comparative Law, Springer Publishing (2017) pp. 689-731. 

‘Multiple Faces of Mutual Recognition: Unity and Diversity in Regulating Enforcement of Judgements in the European Union’’, in Fletcher, M., Herlin-Harnell, E., Matera, C.. (eds.), The European Union as an Area of Freedom, Security and Justice, Routledge, London/New York, 2017, pp. 337-357.

‘Procedural Position of a ‘Weaker Party’ in the Regulation Brussels Ibis’, in V. Lazic & S. Stuij (eds.), Brussels Ibis Regulation:Changes and Challenges of the Renewed Procedural Scheme, Asser Press/Springer Publishing, 2017, pp. 51-71. Published also in: A. Keirse & M. Loos (eds.), Waves in Contract and Liability Law in Three Decades of Ius Commune, Intersentia (2017), pp. 41-61.

‘Brussels I bis in Relation to Other Instruments on the Global Level, in Brussels Ibis Regulation’, in V. Lazic & S. Stuij (eds.), Brussels Ibis Regulation:Changes and Challenges of the Renewed Procedural Scheme, Asser Press/Springer Publishing, 2017, pp. 119-152 (with S. Stuij)

‘Family Private International Law Issues before the European Court of Human Rights – Lessons to be Learned from Povse v. Austria in Revising the Brussels IIa Regulation and its Relevance for Future Abolition of Exequatur in the European Union’, in: Paulussen, Ch., Takacs, T., Lazic, V., Rompuy, B. (eds.), Fundamental Rights in International and European Law – Public and Private Law Perspectives, Asser Press/Springer (2016), pp. 161-185.

Legal Framework for International Child Abduction in the European Union – The Need for Changes in the Light of Povse v. Austria, in: Župan, M. (ed.), Private International Law in the Jurisprudence of European Courts - Family at Focus, Faculty of Law Osijek (2015), pp. 295-317.

‘Procedural Justice for Weaker Parties in Cross-border Litigation under the EU Regulatory Scheme’, Utrecht Law Review, Vol. 10, Issue 4 (November) 2014, p. 100-117.

‘Cross-Border Insolvency: Effects of Insolvency Proceeding in Arbitration’, in: J. Barbic, (ed.), Publication of the Croatian Academy of Science and Art (2014), (in Croatian), p. 185-201; ‘Prekogranicni stecaj: ucinci otvaranja insolvencijskog postupka na arbitražu’, in: J. Barbic, (ed.), Publication of the Croatian Academy of Science and Art/ Hrvatsko insolvencijsko pravo, Zbornik Radova Hrvatske akademije znanosti i umjetnosti (2014), p. 185-201.

‘Using the “Group of Companies” Doctrine to Extend Arbitration Agreements to ‘Third-Parties’, Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Handelsrecht (NTHR), no. 6 December (2013), pp. 332-341.

‘The Revised Lis pendens rule in the Brussels Jurisdiction Regulation’, Review of European Law, No. 2 (2013) pp. 5-27.

‘The Revised Lis pendens rule in the Brussels Jurisdiction Regulation’ in: J. Garašic (ed.), European Law on Civil Procedure – Selected Issues, Narodne novine, Zagreb (2013) 103-123.; ‘Revizija pravila o litispendenciji u Uredbi Brisel I, knjizi: Europsko gradansko procesno pravo - izabrane teme, ur. Jasnica Garašic, Narodne novine, 2013, Zagreb, str. 103-123 (In Croatian).

‘Enhancing the Efficiency of Dispute Settlement Clauses in the European Union, in: N. Bodiroga-Vukobrat/G.G. Sander/S. Rodin (eds.), Legal Culture in Transition - Supranational and International Law Before National Courts, Europäisches und internationales Wirtschaftsrecht, Band 4, Logos Verlag, Berlin (2013) pp. 181-209.

‘Arbitrage en faillissement in internationaal perspectief’, Tijdschrift voor arbitrage (TvA) Special 2012/4, pp. 241-247.

‘The Commission’ Proposal to Amend the Arbitration Exception in the EC Jurisdiction Regulation: How “Much Ado About Nothing” can end up in a “Comedy of Errors” and in Anti-suit Injunctions Brussels-style’, Journal of International Arbitration 29, no. 1, February (2012) pp. 19-48.

‘The Amendment to the Arbitration Exception suggested in the Commission’s Proposal: the Reasons as to Why it Should be Rejected’, Nederlands Internationaal Privaatrecht (NIPR), No. 2, 2011, pp. 289-298.

‘Cross-Border Insolvency and Arbitration: Which Consequences of Insolvency Proceedings Should be Given Effect in Arbitration?’, in S. Kröll, L.A. Mistelis, P. Perales Viscasillas, V. Rogers (eds.), International Arbitration and International Commercial Law: Synergy, Convergence and Evolution, Liber Amicorum Eric Bergsten, Kluwer Law International (2011), pp. 337-363.

‘Country Reports: Netherlands’ in: F.-B. Weigand, (ed.), Practitioner’s Handbook on International Arbitration, Oxford University Press (2009) pp. 617-693 (with G. Meijer).

‘The Arbitration Exception in the Brussels Jurisdiction Regulation in the Light of the Judgment of the European Court of Justice in Allianz SpA et al. v. West Tankers, Inc.’, Nederlands Internationaal Privaatrecht (NIPR), No. 2, 2009, pp. 1-25.

‘Improving the Service of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in the European Union: Regulation (EC) No. 1393/2007 of 13 November 2007’, in: V. Šaula (ed.), "Regional Cooperation in the Field of Civil Proceedings with International Element", MPP Zbornik/PIL Yearbook, Banja Luka, 2009,pp. 38-63.

‘The Impact of Uniform Law on the National Law in the Netherlands: Limits and Possibilities – Commercial Arbitration’, Electronic Journal of Comparative Law (EJCL), no. 2, 2009, pp. 1-22.

‘Revising the 1976 UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules – Towards a Greater Degree of Transparency in Investment Arbitration’, in: M. Kostic-Mandic (ed.), Private International law and Protection of Foreign Investors, MPP Zbornik/PIL Yearbook, Podgorica, 2008 pp. 1-31.

‘Recent Developments in Harmonising “European Private International Law” in Family Matters’, European Journal of Law Reform, Vol. 10, 2008, No. 1, p. 75-96.

‘The Role of Courts and Arbitral Institutions under the Croatian Arbitration Act: Does the Act Present a "Friendly" Legal Framework for Arbitration?’, Croatian Arbitration Yearbook, Vol. 14, 2007, p. 21-40.

‘Where Do We Stand on the Rome I Regulation?’, in K. Boele-Woelki/F.W. Grosheide (eds.), The Future of European Contract Law, Liber Amicorum for E. Hondius, Kluwer Law International, 2007, p. 19-42 (with K. Boele-Woelki).

‘The Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements of 2005: Scope of Application and Main Rules’, in G. Kneževic/V. Pavic (eds.), Državljanstvo i medjunarodno privatno pravo/Haške konvencije (Nationality and International Private Law/Hague Conventions),Zbornik radova III konferencije o medjunarodnom privatnom pravu, JP Službeni glasnik, Belgrade, 2007, pp. 214-237.

‘Enforcement of the Arbitral Awards Annulled in the Country of Origin’, Croatian Arbitration Yearbook, Vol. 13 (2006), pp. 179-204.

‘Arbitration Law Reforms in the Netherlands: Formal and Substantive Validity of an Arbitration Agreement’, Electronic Journal of Comparative Law, vol. 13.2 (May 2006), http://www.ejcl.org) ; published also in: J.H.M. van Erp/L.P.W. van Vliet (eds.), Netherlands Reports to the Seventeenth International Congress of Comparative Law, Utrecht 2006, Intersentia, Antwerpen-Oxford, 2006, pp. 125-147.

‘Country Reports: Netherlands’ in: F.-B. Weigand, (ed.), Practitioner’s Handbook on International Arbitration, C.H.Beck/DJØF, 2002, pp. 889-948 (with G. Meijer).

Book reviews:

Joachim G. Frick, Arbitration and Complex International Contracts (International Arbitration Law Library), Kluwer Law International/Schulthess 2001, 320 pag.', Contracteren 2002-04, p. 96-97 (with K. Boele-Woelki)

R.Goode/H.Kanda/K.Kreuzer, 'Hague Securities Convention – Explanatory Report' 4 European Review of Private Law (2006) pp. 627-630.