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Global Guide

Dispute Resolution: Arbitration — Austria

Eminent Practitioner

Christoph Lindinger

Schoenherr

From the Chambers Global guide

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Band 1

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

From the Chambers Global guide

Günther Horvath is a distinguished figure in international arbitration, where he acts as both counsel and arbitrator. "He is experienced, very well organised and knows how to conduct a hearing in a way that is effective and is also conducted in a very friendly way," a source says. Of late, he has been involved in several high-value international arbitration proceedings in the energy sector. He has been appointed president of the Vienna International Arbitration Centre.

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Band 1

zeiler.partners Rechtsanwälte GmbH

From the Chambers Global guide

Gerold Zeiler is recognised as one of the most prominent names in the field of arbitration, where he excels as both counsel and arbitrator. In addition to his outstanding expertise, a client also notes his "great business acumen," adding that he is "sharp and comes straight to the point in a few minutes."

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Band 2

Fiebinger Polak & Partner Rechtsanwälte GmbH

From the Chambers Global guide

Rudolf Fiebinger enjoys a good reputation in arbitration, where he acts as both counsel and arbitrator. A source notes that he "understands the business side of the conflict."

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Band 2

Wulf Gordian Hauser

Hauser Partners Rechtsanwälte GmbH

From the Chambers Global guide

Wulf Gordian Hauser of Hauser Partners Rechtsanwälte GmbH is a well-regarded arbitration expert who acts as both counsel and arbitrator. He is also recognised for his M&A experience. "His practical approach and corporate knowledge are very useful when it comes to post-M&A disputes," a source says.

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Band 2

Konrad & Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Christian Konrad is a highly regarded arbitration specialist. His experience covers a number of CEE jurisdictions and matters often relating to energy-related construction contracts and insurance claims.

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Band 2

Florian Kremslehner

DORDA

From the Chambers Global guide

Florian Kremslehner is noted for his outstanding litigation work and also often acts as arbitration counsel as well as assisting with white-collar crime matters. A client praises his "outstanding legal knowledge and especially reliable client care."

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Band 2

Nikolaus Pitkowitz

Graf & Pitkowitz Rechtsanwälte GmbH

From the Chambers Global guide

Nikolaus Pitkowitz is reputed for handling both litigation and arbitration instructions, acting as counsel and arbitrator. "When it comes to overall strategy, Mr Pitkowitz has given us really good advice," a source says.

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Band 2

Wolf Theiss

From the Chambers Global guide

Stefan Riegler joined Wolf Theiss from Baker McKenzie in January 2018. He is widely recognised as an experienced arbitration practitioner, described as "one of the big names." Sources note his "very valuable strategic input." He assists with complex disputes, particularly within the energy and construction sectors.

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Band 2

CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati

From the Chambers Global guide

Irene Welser has a strong reputation in both litigation and arbitration work, with an excellent track record of representing blue-chip companies from the financial, construction and infrastructure sectors. "She has a very strong personality, and what I like is that she works with you on a case, working with you to come to a fair solution," a source says.

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Band 3

zeiler.partners Rechtsanwälte GmbH

From the Chambers Global guide

Lisa Beisteiner advances in the rankings this year as a result of highly positive market feedback and taking a key role in the firm's instructions. "I think she is one of the rising superstars in arbitration in Austria," a client says, and praises her as "highly analytical: getting very deep into the facts and circumstances." Another client notes her impressive working speed.

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Band 3

Baier Rechtsanwälte

From the Chambers Global guide

Erhard Böhm of Baier Rechtsanwälte is a strong name in the Austrian arbitration scene, where he is best known for his work as counsel. He is active on cases heard in Vienna as well as arbitration courts in other key jurisdictions.

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Band 3

Markus P. Fellner

Saxinger, Chalupsky & Partners (SCWP Schindhelm)

From the Chambers Global guide

Markus P Fellner of Saxinger, Chalupsky & Partners (SCWP Schindhelm) is a well-known arbitration counsel who represents companies in arbitration cases in Austria and abroad. "It was very important to find suitable and innovative solutions and that was exactly what Markus P Fellner did," a client reports. He advised KTM Industries on an ICC arbitration concerning a post-M&A dispute regarding the sale of a global automotive supplier.

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Band 3

Florian Haugeneder

KNOETZL

From the Chambers Global guide

Florian Haugeneder is recognised as an arbitrator and arbitration counsel, acting on commercial as well as investment arbitration cases. Clients appreciate his strategic approach and strong process management skills. He recently represented Österreichische Staatsdruckerei in arbitration proceedings against the Republic of Kosovo relating to the payment for printing of biometric Kosovo passports.

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Band 3

Christian Hausmaninger

Hausmaninger Kletter Rechtsanwälte-Gesellschaft m.b.H.

From the Chambers Global guide

Christian Hausmaninger of Hausmaninger Kletter Rechtsanwälte-Gesellschaft m.b.H. acts as counsel as well as arbitrator in arbitration cases heard in Austria and abroad.

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Band 3

Christian Klausegger

BINDER GRÖSSWANG Rechtsanwälte GmbH

From the Chambers Global guide

Christian Klausegger is an impressive disputes lawyer with a particularly strong reputation in litigation and also active in arbitration. He handles high-profile cases related to financial services, construction and IT conflicts. He recently represented a global IT company in the Austrian Supreme Court in relation to a multi-jurisdictional litigation concerning a customer complaint. A source praises his negotiation skills and strategy, saying that he "played through various scenarios in building a chain of argumentation." Another source adds: "I am impressed by the kind of strategy he proposes." He has also been appointed president of the Austrian Arbitration Association.

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Band 3

Alexander Petsche

Baker McKenzie - Diwok Hermann Petsche Rechtsanwälte LLP & Co KG

From the Chambers Global guide

Alexander Petsche acts on litigation cases as well as arbitration proceedings. He handles cross-border disputes relating to large insolvency cases and post-M&A conflicts, boasting particular knowledge of construction and infrastructure as well as energy. He also acts on general commercial conflicts, including distribution-related contentious matters, and white-collar crime cases. A sources states that he "makes you feel very well represented."

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Band 3

ARP Andreas Reiner & Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Andreas Reiner of ARP Andreas Reiner & Partners is a highly respected arbitrator and also has a long track record acting as arbitration counsel.

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Band 4

International Conflict Management

From the Chambers Global guide

Eminent practitioner Christoph Lindinger is a highly regarded arbitrator with an impressive track record. One source is impressed by his strategic thinking and his ability to reach his goals in cases.

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Band 4

Konrad & Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Philipp Peters climbs the rankings as a result of positive feedback and growing market recognition. He acts on arbitration cases often relating to conflicts regarding construction contracts and also represents financial services clients. He acts as both arbitrator and counsel. A source describes him as "very talented" and "technically excellent."

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Up and Coming

Baker McKenzie - Diwok Hermann Petsche Rechtsanwälte LLP & Co KG

From the Chambers Global guide

Filip Boras leads on significant matters, such as the ongoing representation of Georg Gavrilović and his company in ICSID proceedings against the Republic of Croatia. "He understands our needs without many words," a client observes, adding: "He also works greatly with witnesses. It was very easy to prepare for a hearing with him." He is dual-qualified in Austria and the USA and is experienced in handling commercial and investment arbitration cases. His particular experience in matters relating to CEE countries distinguishes him as one of the experts for this region.

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Up and Coming

Venus Valentina Wong

Wolf Theiss

From the Chambers Global guide

Entering the rankings this year on the back of positive market feedback, Venus Valentina Wong focuses on arbitration. Sources describe her as "very accurate and efficient."

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