Matjaz Nahtigal, born in 1968, is an associate professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana. He teaches courses on international law in the Department for International Relations. He graduated in 1992 at the Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana, where he completed a doctorate in 1999. In 2001, he has completed his doctoral program (SJD) at Harvard University School of Law. His area of research: legal institutions and development, EU law, and comparative business law. He has published three monographs on the legal reforms and transition in Central and Eastern Europe and structural reforms in the EU in the context of globalization. His scientific articles are published in national and international reviews. He lectures as a guest lecturer abroad, and he participates in international scientific conferences.