Damir Kontrec

  Damir Kontrec

Damir Kontrec, LLB

President of the Civil Law Department of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Croatia

Personal data:

Date of birth: 30 July 1965
Place of birth: Varaždin, Republic of Croatia

Education and qualifications :

1991  Passed the bar exam
1989 Graduated from the Faculty of Law in Zagreb
1984 "Gabriel Santo" Grammar School in Varaždin
1980 Primary education

Judicial experience:

October 2017 President of the Civil Department of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Croatia
Feb 2011 - present Justice of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Croatia
2010 - 2011 State Secretary at the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Croatia
2006 - 2010 Judge of the County Court in Varaždin, Vice President of the County Court in Varaždin
1996 - 2006 President of the Municipal Court in Varaždin
1993 - 1996 Judge of the Municipal Court in Varaždin and Vice President of the Municipal Court in Varaždin
1991 - 1993 Judge of the Municipal Court in Čakovec
1989 - 1991 Judicial apprentice at the County (District) Court in Varaždin

Other activities:

Vice-President of the State Electoral Commission of the Republic of Croatia since 2018
President of the Association of Croatian Judges since 2017
Deputy President of the Association of Croatian Judges
Member of the State Judicial Council since 2015
Member o the Board of the European Network of the Councils for Judiciary since 2017
Representative of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Croatia to the European Land Registry Association (ELRA)
Member of the Croatian Association for Civil Sciences and Practice
Member of the Ethical Council of the General Hospital in Varaždin
Judge of the Employment Tribunal in Varaždin and Zagreb
Member of the Working Group for Preparing Negotiations for Chapter 23 – Judiciary and Fundamental Rights in the area of judicial reforms
Representative of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Croatia in the Coordinating Committee of the Project of the Implementation of the Integrated System of Land Administration
Member of several working groups for drafting laws within the Ministry of the Justice and Ministry of Sea, Transport and Infrastructure of the Republic of Croatia
President of the Examination Committee for authorized land registry clerks within the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Croatia
Member of the Examination Committee for the Bar Exam within the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Croatia
External Associate of the Department of Civil Law of the Faculty of Law in Rijeka
President and member of the Town Electoral Committee in Varaždin and the County Election Commission of the County of Varaždin
Member of the Editorial Board of Hrvatska pravna revija

Participation at seminars and conferences:

Lecturer at several professional seminars and symposia in Peru, Belgium, Germany, Montenegro and Macedonia
International conferences and study tours in the USA, Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands, Sweden, Germany, Austria, Bulgaria, Romania, Switzerland, Montenegro, Macedonia and Slovenia
Lecturer and head of workshops organized by the Judicial Academy
Lecturer at the State School for Judicial Officials and apprentices
Lecturer at symposia organized by Narodne novine d.d., Organizator d.o.o., Inženjerski biro d.d., Novi informator d.o.o., the Croatian Chamber of Trade and Crafts, the Faculty of Law in Rijeka, the Faculty for Civil Engineering in Zagreb and others
Author and co-author of numerous books on civil law, land registry law, enforcement law and inheritance law
Scientific and expert papers in the field of civil law

Publication and other works:

Author and co-author of numerous books on civil law, land registry law, enforcement law and inheritance law
Scientific and expert papers in the field of civil law
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