prof. dr. sc. Davor Adrian Babić
prof. dr. sc.
Davor Adrian Babić

Davor Babić is a professor of Private International Law and International Arbitration at the University of Zagreb Faculty of Law. He studied law at the University of Zagreb (LL.B, Ph.D.), Asser Institute in the Hague (Diploma in International Commercial Law)  and at the Central European University in Budapest (LL.M. in Intl Business Law).

Professor Babić has published on a wide range of topics relating to private international law, international commercial law, international arbitration and ADR. He has served as chair, sole arbitrator or co-arbitrator under various institutional and ad hoc arbitration rules and in various seats of arbitration. He has also acted as a mediator in commercial disputes and as a member of dispute adjudication boards under FIDIC construction contracts.

Since 2015 he teaches International Commercial Arbitration at the Central European University in Budapest as a visiting professor. He has tought private international law and international arbitration as a visiting professor at various other universities including at the University of Pittsburgh (2012) and University of Loyola Chicago (2015).

Profesor Babić was head of the Chapter 6 (Company Law) working group for for negotiations on Croatia's accession to the EU.

He is a member of the International Law Association and International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Commission on Arbitration and ADR. 




Graduation year: 1998 graduation year: 2000

PhD graduation year: 2005


Public phone number:
4895 621
Private International Law

Tuesdays, 10-11.30.

Published papers recorded in the Croatian Scientific Bibliography Database (CROSBI)
  Author's books

1. Jessel-Holst, Christa; Sikirić, Hrvoje; Bouček, Vilim; Babić, Davor Adrian.
Private International Law - Collection of Judgments of the Court of the European Union .
Zagreb : Narodne novine, 2014 (handbook).
  Editor's books

1. Liber Amicorum Krešimir Sajko / Sikirić, Hrvoje; Bouček, Vilim; Babić, Davor Adrian; Petrak, Marko, editor(s).
Zagreb : Pravni fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu, 2012 (monograph).
  Book chapters

1. Babić, Davor Adrian.
Private International Law of Companies in Croatia // Private International Law of Companies in Europe / Gerner-Beuerle, Carsten ; Mucciarelli, Federico ; Schuster, Edmund ; Siems, Matthias, editor(s).
München : Verlag C.H. Beck, 2019. Str. 266-279.

2. Babić, Davor Adrian; Jakšić, Tomislav.
Country Report: Croatia // The Private International Law of Companies in Europe / Gerner-Beurle, Carsten ; Mucciarelli, Frederico ; Schuster, Edmund ; Siems, Mathias ;, editor(s).
Munchen : Verlag C.H. Beck, Hart Publishing, Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, 2019. Str. 266-279.

3. Babić, Davor Adrian.
Croatia // Civil and Commercial Mediation in Europe: Cross-Border Mediation / Carlos Esplugues Mota, editor(s).
Cambridge : Intersentia, 2014. Str. 81-102.

4. Babić, Davor Adrian.
Private International Law // Introduction to the Law of Croatia / Josipović, Tatjana, editor(s).
Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands : Kluwer Law International, 2014. Str. 439-454.

5. Babić, Davor Adrian.
Temporal application of regulations 44/2001 and 1215/2012 in Croatia // Europsko građansko procesno pravo : izabrane teme / Garašić, Jasnica, editor(s).
Zagreb : Narodne novine, 2013. Str. 137-146.

6. Babić, Davor Adrian.
A plea for a new approach to arbitrability under the Croatian arbitration act // Liber amicorum Mihajlo Dika : zbornik radova u čast 70. rođendana prof. dr. sc. Mihajla Dike / Uzelac, Alan ; Garašić, Jasnica ; Maganić, Aleksandra, editor(s).
Zagreb : Pravni fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu, 2013. Str. 521-539.

7. Babić, Boris; Babić, Davor Adrian; Andrejaš, Boris.
National Report - Croatia // International Competition Litigation: A Multi- jurisdictional Handbook / Gordon Blanke, Renato Nazzini, editor(s).
Alphen an den Rijn, The Netherlands : Kluwer Law International, 2012. Str. 41-71.

8. Babić, Davor.
Fair and Equitable Treatment in International Investment Law // Liber amicorum Krešimir Sajko / Sikirić, Hrvoje ; Bouček, Vilim ; Babić, Davor, editor(s).
Zagreb : Sveučilište u Zagrebu, Pravni fakultet, 2012. Str. 375-395.

9. Babić, Davor.
The Hague Convention on Road Traffic Accidents in Croatian Courts: An Excercise in Strict Textualism // Private Law Reform in South Eastern Europe (Liber Amicorum Christa Jessel-Holst) / Vasiljević, Mirko et al., editor(s).
Beograd : Pravni fakultet Univerziteta u Beogradu, 2010. Str. 458-466.
  Textbooks and scripts

1. Sajko, Krešimir; Sikirić, Hrvoje; Bouček, Vilim; Babić, Davor; Tepeš, Nina.
Sources of Croatian and European Private International Law - with Judicial and Arbitral Caselaw and Theses for Private International Law Act / Perć, Sanja, editor(s).
Zagreb : Informator d.d., 2001.
  Scientific papers in other journals

1. Babić, Davor Adrian.
Rome I Regulation: binding authority for arbitral tribunals in the European Union?. // Journal of Private International Law. 13 (2017) , 1; 71-90 (journal article).

2. Babić, Davor Adrian.
General Framework for the Choice of Applicable Law by Contractual Parties Pursuant to Regulation (EC) 593/2008 on the Law Applicable to Contractual Obligations (Rome I). // Zagrebačka pravna revija. 5 (2016) , 3; 271-294 (review article).

3. Babić Davor Adrian.
Challenge of Arbitrators under the 2011 Zagreb Arbitration Rules. // Zbornik Pravnog fakulteta u Zagrebu. 65 (2015) , 2; 213-235 (journal article).

4. Babić, Davor Adrian.
Setting Aside of Arbitral Awards in Croatian Court Practice. // Aktualnosti građanskog i trgovačkog zakonodavstva i pravne prakse. 12 (2014) ; 165-187 (journal article).

5. Babić, Davor Adrian.
Restrictions on Arbitration in Public Private Partnership Projects in Croatia. // Croatian arbitration yearbook. 20 (2013) ; 227-238 (review article).

6. Davor Babić.
Mediation Law in Croatia: When EU Mediation Directive met the UNCITRAL Model Law on Conciliation. // German Arbitration Journal (SchiedsVZ). 11 (2013) , 4; 214-223 (journal article).

7. Zgrabljić Rotar, Dora; Babić, Davor Adrian.
Reform of Conflict of Laws Rules on Contracts in European Union Law. // Hrvatska pravna revija. 10 (2010) , 4; 54-62 (journal article).

8. Babić, Davor.
Exclusive Jurisdiction in Civil and Commercial Matters in European Law. // Pravo u gospodarstvu. 48 (2009) , 2; 575-590 (journal article).

9. Babić, Davor.
International Jurisdiction for Claims in Tort and Delict in EU Law. // Pravo i porezi. 18 (2009) , 1; 59-65 (journal article).

10. Davor Babić.
Grounds for Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgements under Regulation (EC) 44/2001. // Hrvatska pravna revija. 8 (2009) , 2; 1-11 (journal article).

11. Babić, Davor.
Observations on Hall Street v. Mattel. // Stockholm International Arbitration Review. 3 (2008) , 2; 95-104 (journal article).

12. Babić, Davor.
Independence and impartiality of arbitrators. // Pravo u gospodarstvu. 47 (2008) , 3; 670-690 (journal article).

13. Babić, Davor.
Choice of Court and Choice of Law for Contracts on Immovable Property. // Pravo i porezi. 20 (2007) , 7/2007; 48-52 (journal article).

14. Babić, Davor.
International Jurisdiction for Consumer Disputes in European Law. // Pravo i porezi. 20 (2007) , 7; 64-76 (journal article).

15. Babić, Davor.
May Judicial Control of Arbitration be Expanded by Party Agreement?. // Pravo i porezi. 2007 (2007) , 2; 26-29 (journal article).

16. Babić, Davor.
Agreements on Jurisdiction of Foreign Courts or Arbitral Tribunals for Real Estate Contracts. // Pravo u gospodarstvu. 45 (2006) , 4; 348-359 (journal article).

17. Babić, Davor.
Prorogation of Jurisdiction in EC Law. // Hrvatska pravna revija. VI (2006) , 6; 53-74 (journal article).

18. Babić, Davor.
Free Movement of Companies in the European Union. // Zbornik Pravnog fakulteta u Zagrebu. 56 (2006) , posebni broj; 225-251 (journal article).

19. Babić, Davor.
Arbitration Abroad in Disputes without an International Element. // Pravo i porezi. 45 (2006) , 11; 48-62 (journal article).

20. Babić, Davor.
Constitutional Complaint Against Negative Arbitral Decisions on Jurisdiction. // Pravo i porezi. 1 (2005) , 7; 22-34 (journal article).

21. Babić, Davor.
Restrictions on Foreign Arbitration Under the Croatian Arbitration Act and Freedom to Provide Services in EC Law. // Croatian Arbitration Yearbook. 12 (2005) ; 155-185 (journal article).

22. babić, davor.
Choice of Foreign Law in Contracts Without an International Element. // Pravo u gospodarstvu. 42 (2003) , 2; 18-38 (journal article).

23. Babić, Davor Adrian.
Determining the Law Applicable to Contracts in the Practice of the Permanent Arbitration Court of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce. // Hrvatska pravna revija. 12 (2002) , 2; 153-162 (journal article).
  Nonscientific papers in other journals

1. Babić, Davor.
Settlement of Commercial Disputes by Conciliation - The Conciliation Centre of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce. // Pravo u gospodarstvu. 43 (2004) , 4; 292-302 (journal article).

2. Babić, Davor.
The Legal Framework for Mediation in Business Disputes. // Pravo i porezi. XII (2003) , 12; 61-65 (journal article).

3. Babić, Davor; Tepeš, Nina.
Tibor Varady, John J. Barcelo III, Arthur T. von Mehren: International Commercial Arbitration- A Transnational Perspective. // Zbornik Pravnog fakulteta u Zagrebu. 51 (2002) , 3-4; 745-749.

4. Babić, Davor; Tepeš, Nina.
Hrvoje Sikirić: Arbitration in Croatia. // Zbornik Pravnog fakulteta u Zagrebu. 52 (2002) , 2; 487-491.

5. Babić, Davor.
Petar Šarčević and Paul Volken, Yearbook of Private International Law Vol I (1999) and Vol II (2000). // Zbornik Pravnog fakulteta u Zagrebu. 51 (2001) , 2; 437-441.
  Papers in the publishing process

1. Babić, Davor Adrian.
Fair and equitable treatment of investments in international investment law. // Zbornik Pravnog fakulteta u Zagrebu. (2011) (accepted for publication).

2. Babić, Davor.
Independence and impartiality of arbitrators. // pravo u gospodarstvu. (2008) (accepted for publication).

3. Babić, Davor.
Hall Street Associates v. Mattel: End of the Heresy of Expanded Judicial Review of Arbitration?. // Stockholm International Arbitration Review. (2008) (accepted for publication).

4. Babić, Davor.
Free Movement of Companies in the European Union. // Zbornik Pravnog fakulteta u Zagrebu. (2006) (accepted for publication).

5. Babić, Davor.
Arbitration Abroad in Disputes Without a Foreign Element. // Pravo i porezi. (2006) (accepted for publication).
  Published invited lectures

1. Babić, Davor Adrian.
Law Applicable to Road Traffic Accidents under Rome II Regulation and the 1971 Hague Convention // 17. Savjetovanje Hrvatskog ureda za osiguranje o obradi i likvidaciji automobilskih šteta.
(invited talk,published,expert).
  Scientific conference papers with international peer-review

1. Babić, Davor Adrian.
Private International Law in Bogišić's code // Bogišić i kultura sjećanja : zbornik radova znanstvenog skupa s međunarodnim sudjelovanjem održanog u prigodi stote godišnjice smrti Balda Bogišića / Kregar, Josip ; Bogišić, Vlaho ; Čepulo, Dalibor ; Miladin, Petar ; Ravlić, Slaven ; Hameršak, Filip, editor(s).
Zagreb : Pravni fakultet ; Leksikografski zavod “Miroslav Krleža”, 2011. 119-143 (lecture,international peer-review,published,scientific).
  Non-refereed conference paper

1. Babić, Davor Adrian.
Some Exceptions from the Lex Loci Delicti Commissi Principle under the Hague Convention on Traffic Accidents of 1971 // Zbornik 18. savjetovanja o obradi i likvidaciji automobilskih šteta / Hrvoje Pauković, editor(s).
Zagreb : Hrvatski ured za osiguranje, 2010. 55-59 (lecture,published,expert).

2. Babić, Davor.
Special Jurisdiction in Contracts under Art. 5(1) of Regulation (EC) 44/2001 // Zbornik prispevkov Evropski sodni prostor / Rajko Knez, Suzana Kraljić, Dušan Stojanović, editor(s).
Maribor : Pravna fakulteta Univerze v Mariboru, 2005. 141-161 (lecture,published,scientific).
  Abstracts in Book of abstracts

1. Babić, Davor Adrian.
Court Review of Arbitrators' Decisions on the Applicable Law? // .

2. Babić, Davor Adrian.
Implied Choice of Applicable Law in the Proceedings // .

3. Babić, Davor Adrian.
Which Law Governs Mediation? // Journal of Private International Law Conference.
(invited talk,international peer-review,abstract,scientific).

4. Babić, Davor Adrian.
Mediation According to the 2008 Amendments to the Croatian Code of Civil Procedure // .
(lecture,international peer-review,abstract,scientific).

5. Babić, Davor Adrian; Tepeš, Nina.
Proposals for the Amendments to the Mediation Act // .
(lecture,international peer-review,abstract,scientific).

6. Babić, Davor.
Choice of Foreign Law in Arbitration Without an International Element // .
  Unpublished papers

1. Babić, Davor Adrian.
European International Civil Procedure - A System in the Making: Scope of Application (in Particular Temporal Scope) // .

2. Babić, Davor Adrian.
A proposal for the new rule on arbitrability in the Croatian Arbitration Act // .
(lecture,international peer-review,unpublished,scientific).

3. Babić, Davor Adrian.
Ordre public interne in European Private International Law // .

4. Babić, Davor Adrian.
Ubrzani arbitražni postupak, hrvatska iskustva // .

5. Davor Babić.
Brussels I Regulation: transitory provisions // .
(lecture,international peer-review,unpublished,scientific).

6. Babić, Davor Adrian.
ICC Arbitration Rules: Effective Case Management, Arbitration in Construction Disputes, Costs of Arbitration // .

7. Babić, Davor Adrian.
Civil Jurisdiction of European Courts over U.S. defendants // .
(invited talk,unpublished,scientific).

8. Babić, Davor Adrian.
Implied Choice of Law during the Proceedings // .

9. Babić, Davor Adrian.
Use of Mediation Tehniques in Arbitration // .
(invited talk,international peer-review,unpublished,scientific).

10. Babić, Davor Adrian.
Application of UNCITRAL instruments on international sale of goods and arbitration in Croatia // .
(invited talk,unpublished,scientific).

11. Babić, Davor Adrian.
Future Work in the Field of Arbitration: Arbitrability // .
(invited talk,unpublished,scientific).

12. Babić, Davor.
Arbitration in Croatia // .

1. Babić, Davor.
International Jurisdiction for Contracts in EC, Croatia and the U.S. / doctoral thesis.
Zagreb : Pravni fakultet, 14.10. 2005, 425 pages. Mentor: Sajko, Krešimir.
  Master thesis

1. Babić, Davor.
Arbitrability and Law Applicable to Arbitrability / pre-Bologna master thesis.
Budimpešta : Legal Studies, 12.03 2000, 150 pages. Mentor: Varady, Tibor.
  Graduation thesis

1. Babić, Davor.
Determining of the time allowance with MTM system in technological sewing processes on the men's coat / pre-Bologna graduate thesis.
Zagreb : Tekstilno tehnološki fakultet, 30.06. 2003, 81 pages. Mentor: Dragčević, Zvonko.

1. Hoško, Tena.
Adoption in Private International Law / doctoral thesis.
Zagreb : Pravni fakultet, 19. 12. 2016., 348 pages. Mentor: Babić, Davor Adrian.