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Civil Business Law

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
5.05.00  Social sciences  Law   

Code Science Field
S110  Social sciences  Juridical sciences 

Code Science Field
5.05  Social Sciences  Law 
Civil law, commercial law, cross-border enforcement, medicine and law, digitalisation of the economy, energy law, state aid, corporate law, public procurement, commercial contract law, labour law.
Evaluation (rules)
source: COBISS
Data for the last 5 years (citations for the last 10 years) on July 12, 2024; A3 for period 2018-2022
Data for ARIS tenders ( 04.04.2019 – Programme tender , archive )
Database Linked records Citations Pure citations Average pure citations
WoS  61  173  167  2.74 
Scopus  63  235  229  3.63 
Researchers (28)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  50396  Denis Baghrizabehi  Law  Researcher  2022 - 2024  47 
2.  36801  PhD Katja Drnovšek  Law  Researcher  2022 - 2024  79 
3.  22665  PhD Aleš Ferčič  Law  Researcher  2020 - 2024  340 
4.  28423  Maja Habjanič  Law  Technical associate  2020 - 2024  22 
5.  24426  PhD Janja Hojnik  Law  Researcher  2020 - 2024  1,060 
6.  14704  PhD Borut Holcman  Law  Researcher  2020 - 2024  351 
7.  29284  PhD Tjaša Ivanc  Law  Researcher  2020 - 2024  250 
8.  19069  PhD Tomaž Keresteš  Law  Researcher  2020 - 2024  276 
9.  11315  Jasmina Klojčnik  Economics  Technical associate  2022 - 2024  58 
10.  14579  PhD Marijan Kocbek  Law  Researcher  2020 - 2023  1,097 
11.  15692  PhD Suzana Kraljić  Law  Researcher  2020 - 2024  847 
12.  12625  PhD Vesna Kranjc  Law  Researcher  2020 - 2024  541 
13.  53936  Urška Kukovec    Technical associate  2022 - 2023  12 
14.  53416  PhD Cocou Marius Mensah  Law  Researcher  2021  63 
15.  54756  Aljoša Polajžar  Law  Junior researcher  2020 - 2024  115 
16.  14930  PhD Saša Prelič  Law  Researcher  2020 - 2024  556 
17.  20060  PhD Martina Repas  Law  Researcher  2020 - 2024  285 
18.  13039  PhD Vesna Rijavec  Law  Head  2020 - 2024  764 
19.  18505  PhD Nataša Samec Berghaus  Law  Researcher  2020 - 2024  237 
20.  26034  PhD Darja Senčur Peček  Law  Researcher  2020 - 2024  535 
21.  50395  PhD Miha Šepec  Law  Researcher  2022 - 2024  349 
22.  27584  Darja Šerdoner    Technical associate  2020 - 2023 
23.  19470  PhD Bojan Škof  Law  Researcher  2023 - 2024  544 
24.  57329  Živa Šuta  Law  Junior researcher  2023 - 2024  26 
25.  18739  PhD Matjaž Tratnik  Law  Researcher  2020 - 2024  739 
26.  15691  PhD Renato Vrenčur  Law  Researcher  2020 - 2024  794 
27.  51540  PhD Petra Weingerl  Law  Researcher  2024  263 
28.  50634  Kristjan Zahrastnik  Law  Researcher  2020 - 2023  26 
Organisations (1)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0592  University of Maribor, Faculty of Law  Maribor  5089638015  11,404 
The purpose of program group’s research is aimed towards creating original but nevertheless legally relevant contributions that will seek to provide a fairer and more effective civil and commercial law. To this end, several areas will be explored, the goal of which will be to provide a stimulating economic environment while considering the rights of individuals who are entitled to legal protection. The foreseen program of work and the pursued objectives include several legal areas, which were identified by the program group as an important building block of justice and the effectiveness of law. Research subjects will consist of selected current topics in the field of civil law. In the area of European civil procedural law, research will focus on the study of enforcement titles in cross-border enforcement within the EU. Research in the civil field will also include property law (especially underlying assets), novelties brought about by the new Family Code (DZ) and intellectual property law, with emphasis on trademark law. A special research subject is an interdisciplinary field in which law and medicine are intertwined. Because of the new energy package, which is being prepared at EU level, the importance of research in the area of energy law and the protection of the environment in combination with digitalisation, data protection and privacy is emphasised. The focus of research also covers the area of market competition, within which the emphasis will be placed on the implementation of EU state aid rules. In the framework of the so-called digitalisation of the economy, the program group will systematically study legal challenges, such as the impact of the Internet and Internet of Things on existing business models, the concept of cloud-based production, the co-operative economy and 3D printing technology. The research of commercial law will be directed to the analysis of corporate law institutes, the harmonisation of legal grounds with regard to a number of EU directives and the adequacy of the sanctioning of violations in the area of commercial - corporate law. In the field of public contracts, research will focus on the improvement of the system of legal protection against breaching the rules governing public procurement submissions and for the invalidation of public procurement contracts. In the field of commercial contract law the research will focus on newer transactions of business entities that are not explicitly regulated and to the question of the impact of certain technological developments on the contractual rights and obligations. Within the framework of labour law, the subject of research will be both the classical institutes in the conditions of digitalisation and the expansion of non-standard forms of work, as well as the influence of non-standard forms of work on the labour- and social-law status of employees. Based on the research orientation of the program group, it can be concluded that the research results and dogmatical findings will help to improve many institutes and eliminate the main problems in the area of civil and commercial law.
Significance for science
The purpose of the program group's research strives not only to create original contributions, but also to their legal relevance, which will represent an extremely important building block of justice and the effectiveness of civil and commercial law. The selected current topics from the fields of civil and commercial law influence areas that are identified as problematic for being overlooked. The reason is either the emerging need for harmonization or unification by the EU, or new trends resulting from the rapid development of information and communication technology that are persistently influencing the field of law. The program group will not confine itself to the mentioned factors, but also aims to examine areas that are not sufficiently or suitably regulated. By analyzing legal issues related to the selected topic, the program group intends to contribute to the improvement of law governing the selected area. The presented solutions will thus have an impact on the development of legal science, where they will serve as a basis for the further development of legal institutes, as well as the basis for a fairer and more efficient use of law in practice.   Especially in the field of law, we can emphasize the close connection between law and practice. To this end, research results will represent a theoretical starting point that will influence the interpretation and application of legal rules in practice, the improvement of legislation, and the unification of case law. Such improvement of legal certainty will only be possible through the development of legal science; therefore, the development of legal science can ultimately be defined as the ultimate goal of the program group's research.   Research results will be made available to the interested public both in the form of domestic and international contributions (articles, chapters in publications, own publications), as well as in the form of conferences, pannels, seminars and round tables that serve as a basis for a direct exchange of knowledge, experience and good practices. By participating in such events, the researchers will obtain a direct insight into the public response. At the same time, the publication of contributions and participation at various conferences will represent a form of dissemination and transfer of the acquired knowledge to new users, thus contributing to the development of law as science.   The focus of the research corresponds with the tendency to eliminate the main issues identified by the members of the program group in various fields of law. The identified problems will thus make a key contribution to a more effective theoretical and practical foundation for civil and commercial law. Therefore, the research orientation has great potential for the development of law as a science, not only by contributing to the domestic, but also to the European and world treasury of knowledge.
Significance for the country
Based on research results in selected areas of civil and commercial law, the program group will influence the socioeconomic and cultural development of the Republic of Slovenia. Law already serves the regulation of social relations as a matter of its purpose. In the context of social relations and, consequently, more effective legal certainty, the activities of the program group in various selected areas of law will focus on social development. This is especially true for newer areas of law that have emerged as an inevitable consequence of the interaction between law and information-communication technology, and are not properly, or at all, regulated as a result of a rapid development. Quick reaction and proper regulation are therefore of crucial importance for infusing a certain social area with law that protects all involved stakeholders. During the research of selected areas of law, the program group will identify the legal issues in individual areas, analyse them, and present legal solutions. By identifying legal solutions, the researchers will aim to ensure better regulation, as well as a more proper understanding of individual institutes. The research of these areas will allow for a better insight into the (in)adequacy of regulation, which is inadequately regulated as a result of novelties and insufficient research efforts. The program group's research will thus contribute to the development of law as well as to a greater legal certainty. In the course of researching the areas of law, which are intensely under the influence of EU law and in which the process of harmonization and unification will take place, proposals will be formulated for the implementation of mechanisms for ensuring legal certainty. Furthermore, the boundaries will be addressed to the establishement of a single European legal area, which is important primarily because of the digitalisation of the economy, in which the development of information and communication technology assumes a leading role in the improvement of existing business models. Program group members have already actively analysed the area of cultural heritage protection in the past. As the program group strives for better regulation and protection of cultural heritage, this area will continue to be the subject of research. The purpose of this research will be to ensure better and more suitable regulation concerning the cultural heritage of the Republic of Slovenia. Program group members are involved in several projects that are or will be carried out in the upcoming period. With University of Maribor as the leading partner and co-ordinator of research projects co-financed by the EU or from national funds, and given that researchers of the program group will assume a leading role in research and publications, the Republic of Slovenia and its science will be promoted. The results of the program group's research will be directly useful for users (courts, lawyers, business entities, etc.) and for each individual who relies on legal protection in various disciplines of civil and commercial law, and will therefore directly influence societal development.
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