Project Description


Katarina Kresal

Managing partner
Strategic Planning and International Projects
Head of the Dispute Resolution Department

Katarina Kresal is a specialist in corporate & commercial law, M&A, arbitration and mediation and representation of foreign clients.


1996- 1998 Clerk Trainee, Ljubljana Higher Court
1999- 2000 Judicial Clerk, Commercial Department of the District Court of Ljubljana
2000- 2001 Independent advisor for legal affairs, Kapitalska družba, d.d., Ljubljana
2001- 2003 Director of the Legal Department, Western Wireless International, Ljubljana
2003- 2004 Attorney Candidate, Miro Senica and Attorneys, Ljubljana
2004- 2007 Attorney, Deputy head of Office, Head of Commercial and International Law Department, Miro Senica and Attorneys, Ljubljana
2007- 2012 President of the Liberal Democracy of Slovenia
2008- Member of the Parliament, National Assembly, Ljubljana
2008- 2011 Minister of the Interior, Ministry of the Interior, Ljubljana
2012- President, Founder and International Consultant, European Centre for Dispute Resolution (ECDR), Ljubljana
2012- Practicing Lawyer, Law office Katarina Kresal, Ljubljana
2016- Partner, Head of the Dispute Resolution Department, Miro Senica and Attorneys, Ljubljana

2017- Member of the board, Globalaw, Brussels

2017- Slovenian member of the Mediterranean Women Mediators Network (MWMN)


1996 Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana, LL.B. cum laude
1999 Slovenian State Bar Exam

Foreign Languages

English, Croatian, Serbian

Contributions and interviews

Television appearances

Seminars and conferences

  • Tax Fin Lex: Dispute resolution – from nightmares to business opportunities
  • TEDx: Dispute resolution
  • Commercial Mediation in Serbia Project conference, Commercial Mediation as dispute prevention and resolution tool: Dispute resolution from nightmare to business opportunity
  • Business Forensics Conference 2017: Mediation in commercial disputes – reality abroad, fantasy in Slovenia
  • Slovenian Business Club meeting: Innovation in dispute resolution – from problem to business opportunity
  • Commercial Mediation in Serbia Project conference, Commercial mediation as business policy of enterprises, courts, lawyers and mediators: Drafting dispute resolution clauses and agreements
  • Bled Strategic Forum: Round table Mediation in the new multi-polar world – between expectations and reality
  • Business Forensics Conference 2018: Out of court settlement as an instrument of fraud damage compensation