Vienna arbitration boutique Andreas Reiner & Partner is a three-partner firm, with the big draw being Andreas Reiner himself, a highly respected commercial arbitrator with particular expertise in ICC disputes. Between 1981 and 1985 he was counsel at the ICC Court of Arbitration, and then a member of the court (for Austria) in the 1990s.
- Who’s Who Name:
- Andreas Reiner
Recently, Reiner and his partner Christian Aschauer have been representing Poland’s largest phone company – Telekomunikacja Polska or TPSA – as it seeks to fend off two sets of claims brought by its former Danish partner, in arbitration in Vienna and related litigation. Danish Polish Telecommunications Group claims to be owed profits from traffic carried on a fibre-optic network it helped to install in Poland in the 1990s. Reiner’s team is acting alongside central European firms fielded by two major law firms, Linklaters and Dewey & LeBoeuf, in the multimillion euro dispute.
Reiner also frequently sits on tribunals, including as sole arbitrator and chair. As a representative sample of his work, he was chair of a tribunal that heard a high-profile dispute over control of Turkish mobile phone company Turkcell. He also recently appeared as a judge of the final round of the Vis East moot, alongside Lord Hoffmann and Peter Wolrich of Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt Mosle.
A younger partner at the firm, Valentina Wong, was recently named as the regional representative for Central/Eastern Europe to the LCIA’s Young International Arbitration Group.
A former associate at the firm, Werner Jahnel, has recently been promoted to counsel at Swiss law firm Lalive.
The firm also handles business, real estate, family law and probate matters. Its working languages are German, English, French and Italian.