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Conference on Croatia and European Private Law on 31 October

The aim of this conference is to get to know some aspects of the private law of the new Member State of the European Union.In the European Year of the Citizens topics like consumer law, commercial law, dispute resolution, free movement of goods and persons are high on the agenda. The conference will offer insights on the implementation of European Law in Croatia and the existing and future relations between The Netherlands and Croatia. Experts from Croatia will present the European dimension of their law and are willing to answer all kind of questions.

Croatia and European Private Law


9.30 Welcome
9.45 Opening by the Croatian Ambassador Vesela Mrđen Korać

Part 1: Contract Law and Consumer Protection
Moderator: Jaap de Zwaan, University of Rotterdam, The Hague University

9.50 Viola Heutger, The Hague University EU-Enlargement and European Private Law
10.00 -11.00 Marko Baretić, University of Zagreb Consumer Protection, Saša Nikšić, University of Zagreb
General Law of Obligations
11.00 -11.30 Coffee
11.30 -12.15 Panel Discussion on Consumer Protection
Viola Heutger, Marko Baretić, Saša Nikšić, Davor
12.15 - 14.15 Lunch

Part 2: Procedural Aspects and Business Law
Moderator: Marko Baretić

14.15 - 15.05 Davor Babić, University of Zagreb Private International Law Vesna Lazic, Utrecht University
Arbitration in Business Disputes
15.05 - 15.30 Coffee
15.30- 16.20 Hrvoje Markovinović, University of Zagreb Company Law, Petar Miladin, University of Zagreb
Capital Markets
16.20 - 17.00 Tomislav Boric, University Graz Legal Culture and Croatian Commercial Law, Tatjana Meijvogel-Volk, Pro Demos, Den Haag,
Cheese as regional heritage and juridical obstacle

Panel Discussion on cross border trade
Hrvoje Markovinović, Petar Miladin, Ana van Winden, Vesna Lazic et al.

Practical information
Europe House
Korte Vijverberg 5/6
2513 AB The Hague
Tel: +31 70 3135300

Organized by De Haagse Hogeschool, Lectoraat European Integration

For more information and registration
until 25 October 2013, please contact
Dr. Viola Heutger at