Milena ĐORĐEVIĆ (f) is the Director of the Center for Legal Skills and an Assistant Professor at the University of Belgrade Faculty of Law where she teaches International Commercial Law, International Commercial Arbitration, Foreign Investment Law, EU Trade Policy and Practical Skills. She holds an LL.B. (U. Belgrade), LL.M. (U. Pittsburgh), and a PhD (U. Belgrade) degree. She also coached the Belgrade moot team for the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot for the past seventeen years, and is the organizer of the Belgrade Open Pre-Moot and Belgrade Arbitration Conference. She is a member of: the ICC Court of Arbitration, ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR, ICC Central and Eastern European Arbitration Group, Board of Serbian Arbitration Association, Board of Serbian Association of Commercial Lawyers, ArbitralWomen network and she is a national CLOUT correspondent to UNCITRAL for Serbia. As an arbitrator she took part in over 20 cases so far under the rules of FTCA, VIAC and in ad hoc arbitrations, as a sole arbitrator, member of the panel, or chair. She also regularly acts as an expert in arbitration and court proceedings on Serbian (former Yugoslav) contract law. She is listed in the Global Arbitration Review Who is Who in International Commercial Arbitration for 2016-2019, as well in the Future Leaders in Arbitration 2017.
Prof. Đorđević has published extensively on the CISG, arbitration, WTO law and EU trade law in prestigious domestic and international publications. Her doctoral dissertation on the topic “Damages for Breach of International Sales Contract” received the Belgrade Chamber of Commerce Award in 2013. Between 2007 and 2018 Prof. Đorđević took part in the GIZ Open regional funds for South-East Europe project dedicated to legal reform. The project has, inter alia, promoted the issue of gender equality across all of its measures. This has led to an increase in professional networking among women in the area of alternative dispute resolution. In addition, a large number of women have joined ArbitralWomen, an international network of female arbiters. The project has helped female arbiters gain access to legal cases. As a result, since the beginning of 2015, gender-sensitive lists for arbitration have been available at the region’s arbitration centres.