The Austrian firm is advising Macedonia
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|Pending cases as counsel||27|
|Value of pending counsel work||US$1.5 billion|
|Current arbitrator appointments||4 (of which 0 are as sole or chair)|
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Konrad & Partners was founded when Christian Konrad left Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s Vienna office to open his own boutique in 2009.
Konrad’s practice has an emphasis on engineering, construction and energy infrastructure cases, as well as public international law. He sits as an arbitrator, and is a member of the panels of various arbitral institutions in the Czech Republic, Malaysia, Indonesia, Iceland and the Netherlands. He’s also a co-founder of the Young Austrian Arbitration Practitioners group and an academic adviser for a specialised LLM in dispute resolution at Austria’s Danube University.
The firm has 22 lawyers on staff, including technology disputes specialist Philipp Peters, who became a partner in 2012.
Since its foundation in Vienna, it has opened additional offices in London, Prague, Bratislava and Skopje, and has a particularly strong practice in Central, South and Eastern Europe.
The firm holds back on naming clients, but has lately advised companies from the steam and hydraulic power generation, natural gas, real estate and steel piping industries at the ICC and VIAC. It was also involved in a high-profile Court of Arbitration for Sport case in 2012, acting for Austrian tennis player Daniel Köllerer.
It successfully defended an Austrian construction and engineering company in an arbitration under the Vienna Rules arising out of a refurbishment project in South Africa. It also helped the owners of a pharmaceuticals company prevail in a US$255 million post-M&A dispute under Austrian law.
The firm promoted its first counsel, Martin Hackl, who is acting in six arbitrations against state entities in eastern Europe concerning power plant projects.
Christian Konrad is meanwhile acting as exclusive advisor to Macedonia’s ministry of justice in connection with the implementation of a country-wide alternative dispute resolution programme.
Konrad & Partners is a highly specialized international law firm providing comprehensive legal services in the area of dispute resolution, with a particular focus on international commercial and investment arbitration. It has offices in Vienna, Prague, Bratislava, Skopje and London.
The lawyers of Konrad & Partners serve both as advocates and as arbitrators in ad-hoc and institutional proceedings, are qualified in multiple jurisdictions and have extensive expertise in handling high-profile arbitration cases before a wide range of international bodies.
The firm’s extensive experience in the field of international arbitration and with various arbitration rules as well as its strategic and tactical strength, help clients secure their rights in international disputes. The team has recently worked on a number of complex construction and engineering disputes as well as cases involving energy and natural resources contracts, license agreements, infrastructure projects, bilateral investment treaties and post M&A disputes.
Konrad & Partners’ lawyers also regularly advise clients on the enforcement of arbitral awards and court judgments. Furthermore the firm supports clients in protecting their investments and acts as deal counsel for multinational companies and investors searching for and executing investment opportunities in Africa and Central & South Eastern Europe (CEE / SEE). www.konrad-partners.com