Dr Ana Harvey

Lecturer in Law

Dr Ana Harvey

Dr Ana Harvey is Senior Lecturer in Law and LLM Course Coordinator at School of Accounting, Finance and Law of the University of Bedfordshire.

Previously, Ana was a research fellow at Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law and a member of the International Max Planck Research School for Successful Dispute Resolution (Luxembourg and Heidelberg). Prior to joining the University of Bedfordshire, Ana was a visiting lecturer at this institution. She also taught arbitration at University of Luxembourg and Universidade Católica Portuguesa in Porto.

Ana holds an LLM in European and International Law from Europa-Institut, Saarland University (Germany) and a PhD in Law from the University of Luxembourg. Her doctoral thesis investigated the recent phenomenon of increased procedural transparency in investment arbitration. In particular, it focused on public hearings (the open court principle) and the practical implications that opening oral hearings to the public may have on the system of investment arbitration as a whole. Beyond the area of international arbitration, Ana’s research interests include comparative and international procedural law, including recent developments relating to: the increased use of technologies in courts and arbitration; the growing competition in the international commercial litigation market through the establishment of international commercial courts; private international law matters with regard to cross-border commercial transactions in the EU, and issues pertaining to the rule of law.

Other References


  • PhD in Law, University of Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
  • LLM in European and International Law, with specialization in International Dispute Settlement, and Foreign Trade and Investment, Europa-Institut, Saarland University (Germany)
  • LLB (Hons), Faculty of Law, University of Novi Sad (Serbia)

Teaching Expertise

  • EU Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Investment Treaty Arbitration
  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • International Commercial Litigation

Research Interests

  • International dispute resolution
  • International arbitration
  • International commercial litigation
  • Comparative constitutional law
  • Procedural transparency and access to justice


  • B Hess, A Koprivica Harvey (eds) Open Justice: The Role for Courts in a Democratic Society (Nomos 2019).
  • A Koprivica Harvey, “Public and Media Access to Courtrooms: International Courts and Tribunals” in H Ruiz Fabri (ed) Max Planck Encyclopedia for International Procedural Law (Oxford University Press 2019).
  • A Koprivica Harvey, “Open Justice: What Role for Courts in Modern Societies?” in B. Hess, A. Koprivica Harvey (eds) Open Justice: The Role for Courts in a Democratic Society (Nomos 2019).
  • A Koprivica Harvey, “Non-Party Access to Court Documents and the Open Justice Principle: The UK Supreme Court Judgment in Cape Intermediate Holdings Ltd v Dring” (2019) MPILux Research Paper Series 2019 (5).
  • A Koprivica, “The Right to a Fair Trial in Civil Law Cases” in R. Grote, F. Lachenmann, R. Wolfrum (eds) Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law (Oxford University Press 2018).
  • A Koprivica, “Revisiting the Principle of Public Hearings in the Light of the Ongoing Reform in Germany: Much Ado about Nothing?” in S. Clavora, T. Garber (eds), Grundsätze des Zivilverfahrensrechts auf dem Prüfstand: 5. Österreichische Assistententagung zum Zivil- und Zivilverfahrensrecht der Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz Wien (NWV 2017) 73-90.

Contact Details

E: ana.harvey@beds.ac.uk


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