About Ivana Ninčić
Ivana Ninčić is a lawyer, mediator and public policy consultant for the reform of the judiciary, focusing on judicial efficiency and the development of the judicial professions.
During her second-year undergraduate studies, Ms. Ninčić was inspired by the possibilities that mediation and mediation techniques can provide, when she attended an extracurricular course taught by a U.S. lawyer and scholar. In Serbia, mediation is a rare occurrence. Over the years, however, she watched much time and energy be tied up in uncertain disputes, which further convinced her to become a mediation advocate.
Ms. Ninčić is a Deputy Member and National Correspondent for the Republic of Serbia in the European Commission for Efficiency of Justice (“CEPEJ”), through which she collects and analyzes judicial statistics and analysis, compares European standards and best practices, and promotes them. Most recently, CEPEJ has developed a “Mediation Development Toolkit” to assist in the implementation of the CEPEJ Guidelines on mediation in the 47 Council of Europe states.
Ms. Ninčić began her legal career as a trainee attorney-at-law and associate in one of Belgrade’s leading full-service law firms. She focused on commercial and civil law practice, representing clients before civil and commercial courts and arbitral tribunals, where she gained significant insight into civil procedure and enforcement, as well as court organization and functioning.
Ms. Ninčić has been registered as a mediator since 2016. Her primary mediation practice areas are:
- Property, including intellectual property
- Contracts, both civil and commercial, especially cross-border
- Family disputes