Prof. 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



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



Selected Publications


Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards: the Application of the New York Convention by national courts in the Netherlands

Electronic Journal of Comparative Law (ECJL)<

Procedural Justice for Weaker Parties in Cross-border Litigation under the EU Regulatory Scheme

Utrecht Law Review<

Using the “Group of Companies” Doctrine to Extend Arbitration Agreements to ‘Third-Parties

Nederlands Tijdschrift voor handelsrecht (NTHR), no. 6 <

The Revised Lis pendens rule in the Brussels Jurisdiction Regulation

Review of European Law, No. 2 <

The Revised Lis pendens rule in the Brussels Jurisdiction Regulation

European Law on Civil Procedure – Selected Issues<

A European Framework for Private International Law: Current Gaps and Future Perspectives, Study requested by the European Parliament’s Committee on Legal Affairs


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<

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<

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<

Netherlands’ in: F.-B. Weigand, (ed.), Practitioner’s Handbook on International Commercial Arbitration

Oxford University Press<

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<

Recent Developments in Harmonising “European Private International Law” in Family Matters

European Journal of Law Reform, Vol. 10<

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<

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<

Enforcement of the Arbitral Awards Annulled in the Country of Origin

Croatian Arbitration Yearbook, Vol. 13 <

Insolvency Proceedings and Commercial Arbitration

International Arbitration Law Library, Kluwer Law International<

A European Framework for Private International Law: Current Gaps and Future Perspectives

Study requested by the European Parliament’s Committee on Legal Affairs<

Cross-Border Insolvency: Effects of Insolvency Proceeding in Arbitration

in: J. Barbic, (ed.), Publication of the Croatian Academy of Science and Art<

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 <

Arbitrage en faillissement in internationaal perspectief

Tijdschrift voor arbitrage (TvA) Special 2012/4<

‘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<

‘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 <

The Impact of Uniform Law on National Law: Limits and Possibilities - Commercial Arbitration in the Netherlands

Electronic Journal of Comparative Law (EJCL), Vol. 13., no. 2<

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<

Arbitration Law Reform in the Netherlands: Formal and Substantive Validity of an Arbitration Agreement

Electronic Journal of Comparative Law (EJCL) vol. 11, no. 1<

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

Fundamental Rights in International and European Law – Public and Private Law Perspectives, Asser Press/Springer<