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Klemen Podobnik (PhD)

Visiting Associate Professor
Intellectual Property Law. EU–US Comparative Antitrust


Doctorate in Law (cum laude) – University of Ljubljana School of Law, Slovenia 2002
LL.M. (Master of Laws) – Columbia Law School, New York, USA 2000
Bachelor in Law – University of Ljubljana School of Law, Slovenia 1994

Significant Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor of Civil and Commercial Law, University of Ljubljana School of Law (2015 – )
  • Scientific Researcher, Institute for Comparative Law, University of Ljubljana (2005 -)
  • Member of the Management Board, University of Ljubljana School of Law (2011- )
  • Head of Department for Civil Law, University of Ljubljana School of Law (2013-2015)
  • President of the Advisory Board, Consumer Protection Office of Slovenia (2005-2011)
  • University Docent, University of Ljubljana School of Law (2005-2014)

Current research

  • Should there (really) be a Duty to Deal in European Competition Law?


  • FATUR A., PODOBNIK K., VLAHEK A., Competition Law in Slovenia, Alphen aan den Rijn; [London]: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business: Kluwer Law International, cop. 2016, 240 p.
  • VLAHEK, A., PODOBNIK, K. Slovenia : chronology of development of private law in Slovenia. In: LAVICKÝ, Petr, HURDÍK, Jan. Private law reform, (Acta universitatis brunensis, Iuridica, no. 501). Brno: Masaryk University, 2014, pg. 283-329.
  • EKEY, Friedrich L., KLIPPEL, Diethelm, KOTTHOFF, Jost, MECKEL, Astrid, GRILC, Peter, PODOBNIK, Klemen, BRÄMER, Antje. Heidelberger Kommentar zum Wettbewerbsrecht, (Heidelberger Kommentar). 2., neu bearbeit. Aufl. Heidelberg: C. F. Müller, cop. 2005. XXV, 1366 str. ISBN 3-8114-3053-X. ISBN 978-3-8114-3053-2
  • GRILC, Peter, PODOBNIK, Klemen. On Slovenia. In: CAHILL, Dermot (ed.), COOKE, John Daniel (ed.), WILS, Wouter P. J. (ed.). The modernisation of EU competition law enforcement in the European Union : FIDE 2004 national reports. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004

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