Department profile submitted by Graf & Pitkowitz Rechtsanwälte GmbH
Graf & Pitkowitz was founded in 1994 and is one of the leading independent Austrian commercial law firms with offices in Vienna and Graz. The full service firm advises in all fields of Austrian and European business law. with a client base from all sectors of industry – both domestic and foreign – and public authorities. Graf & Pitkowitz has 40 qualified lawyers including 7 partners – most are recognized experts in their field and have years of international experience. The firm is internationally known for its hard work approach and efficient and creative way of handling complex cases in a solution-oriented manner.
Graf & Pitkowitz is a top tier firm for all types of complex commercial litigation and arbitration - both domestic and international. The team has wide practical experience in arbitration proceedings under all leading institutional rules, including Vienna Rules, ICC, SIAC, Swiss Chambers, KCAB, UNCITRAL, SCC, Hungarian Chamber of Commerce, Czech, and ad hoc arbitrations. The firm has become increasingly well known for its work in high profile cases the areas of restitution of social media /data protection, looted art, white collar crime and shareholder disputes.
Partner Nikolaus Pitkowitz is considered one of the preeminent Austrian arbitration and dispute resolution practitioners. He has participated in nearly 100 arbitral proceedings.