Extract from 2012 International Who's Who of Commercial Arbitration LawyersDr Herfried Wöss is a sole arbitrator, president, co-arbitrator, counsel and legal expert in international and domestic arbitrations, including investment arbitrations. He has particular experience with respect to state companies and construction disputes and also engages in dispute boards and expert proceedings. Moreover, he is also an expert on dispute resolution under WTO, NAFTA and other FTAs. He currently handles a multimillion-dollar portfolio, largely as sole and co-arbitrator. His arbitration experience reaches from the acquisition of ships, franchise agreements, international sales contracts, the automotive and pharmaceutical industries, the construction of industrial plants, gas pipelines, thermoelectrical plants and substations, to damages claims for the violation of joint venture agreements, amongst others
Among other achievements, Dr Wöss is the initiator of the Investment Arbitration Forum and the Arbitration Forum in Mexico and co-editor and co-author of two books on investment arbitration. He is also the special editor of Transnational Dispute Management's special edition on Latin America.
He is a member of the arbitration commission of the ICC International Court of Arbitration and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb.). He is a fellow of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA), Rapporteur of the dispute resolution committee of the International Bar Associations' international construction projects committee and the national representative at the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation. He is also listed in the panel of international arbitrators of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR/AAA).
Dr Wöss has trained and practised in Austria, the UK and Mexico and at the EC. He holds a law degree and a Doctorate in International Economic Law with honours in Austria and an LLM in International Business Legal Studies in Great Britain. He worked at the EC Legal Service in Brussels and is a Licenciado en Derecho in Mexico. He has been listed in The International Who's Who of Trade and Customs Lawyers since 1998. He specialises in infrastructure and construction projects, and also practises in the areas of corporate law, trade and project finance, competition law and M&A.
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