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Klemen Podobnik (Slovenia)

Dr. Klemen Podobnik obtained his bachelor’s degree in law from the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Law in 1994. After several short-term research and education oriented visits (University of Amsterdam School of Law, Kingston University Law School) he continued his education at Columbia Law School in New York, where he obtained his LL.M. degree in 2000. He then returned to his alma mater University of Ljubljana, where he defended his doctoral thesis on issues of democratic efficiency as main goals of modern competition law and policy with honours in 2002 and was awarded the title of Doctor of Laws. He began his academic career in 1996 when he joined the Faculty of Law of the University of Ljubljana as junior researcher. He was awarded tenure as university docent in 2004 and started a multifaceted teaching career, dealing with such diverse courses as Competition Law, European Law, Corporate Law, Intellectual Property Law, International Trade Law, Transport Law and Media Law. His main research agenda, however, remained firmly focused in the field of antitrust. In 2015 he was named university professor of civil and commercial law at Ljubljana Faculty of Law