Kristijan Poljanec, PhD

Back to Department
Kristijan Poljanec, PhD
Name and surname
Kristijan Poljanec
Room
B 410
Office Hours
  • Tutorials take place exclusively via e-communication (e-mail and Google Meet).
Biography
Dr Kristijan Poljanec holds a position of a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Law Department of the Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Zagreb. From September 2019 until April 2020 he acted as part-time Research Assistant at the project 'Corporate Sustainability and Share Capital', in the framework of the Special Interest Group Business and Financial Law, established under the European Law Institute, Vienna, Austria. Before joining the Department of Law, he was employed as an apprentice-at-law with Hanžeković and Partners, Ltd, Zagreb.

He graduated from the Gymnasium Classicum Zagrabiense (2007) and received his law degree (summa cum laude) from the Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb (2012). During his studies, he received a Rector's Award for the Best Student Paper titled 'Legal Transactions Involving Tangible Cultural Goods in Light of European and Croatian Law' (under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Igor Gliha and Ass. Prof. Hano Ernst). He received his PhD (magna cum laude) in Commercial Law from the Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb (supervisor: Prof. Dr. Siniša Petrović). The dissertation was based on comparative research of auction sale laws in US, English, German, Swiss and Croatian Law. 

He was a visiting researcher at the Europa-Institut, University of Saarland, Saarbrücken, FR Germany, scholarship programme in the framework of SEE Cluster of Excellence in European and International Law, supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (2018), a Cegla Visiting Research Fellow, Buchmann Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University, State of Israel (2018). Participated in the summer course programme 'Contract Law in a Liberal Society', organised by the Amsterdam Centre for the Study of European Contract Law (CSECL) (2016). He was also a guest teacher at the Taras Schevcenko Faculty of Law Kyiv (2017) and the Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences in Esfahan (2019), both times with the support of the programme Erasmus KA 107. 

From 2013 until 2017 he served as secretary of the EU funded Tempus Project European and International Law Master Programme Development in Eastern Europe (InterEULawEast)

From 2015 until 2016 he served as Vice-President of Leo District D-126 Croatia (Lions Club International).

In 2018 awarded  "Mijo Mirković" Prize for individual scientific paper in the category  ‘’Junior Scholars up to 30 Years Old’’, for the paper " Opening of Bankruptcy Proceedings Over a Subsidiary Company - Effects on the Contract on Management of the Company's Business and Contractual Concern’’.

He is a member of the ICC Commission for Commercial Law and Practice, European law Institute, IAMSA – The International Art Market Studies Association, and the Croatian Association for Competition Law and Policy.

His research interests include Auctions Law, Law of Charities and Foundations, Cultural Heritage, Art and Property Law, Commercial  and Company Law,  European Private Law.

He is fluent in English, German, Spanish, and familiar with Basic Hebrew.