A Croatian national, Jadranka Jakovcic trained in both civil law and common law jurisdictions. She joined Bracewell in July 2021 from an international law firm, where she advised States in both investment treaty and commercial arbitrations, with particular experience in cases conducted under the auspices of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).
Jadranka has also practiced in Croatia, Italy and Brussels, Belgium, as part of the Legal Service of the European Commission, representing the Commission in cases before the European Court of Justice and working on preparation and codification of Commission acts.
Jadranka serves as a co-chair of the International Dispute Resolution Committee of the New York State Bar Association and is the Executive Board member and an ambassador for Arbitrator Intelligence. She also serves as a Vis Moot coach for Fatima Jinnah Women University in Pakistan.