Region: Austria

Competition law in arbitration: a sword and a shield?

GAR Live Vienna heard a keynote by Richard Whish KC on the intersection of competition law and arbitration, followed by a panel considering the benefits and limitations of having arbitrators decide competition law issues.

30 October 2023

Join us for GAR Live Vienna

Readers are invited to join us later this week for the return of GAR Live Vienna – which will feature sessions on the intersection of antitrust and arbitration and the role of funding.

09 October 2023

New Austrian boutique announces Hungarian hire

French-Hungarian investment arbitration practitioner Veronika Korom is joining a new Austrian disputes boutique set up last year by former lawyers at WilmerHale and Konrad Partners, which has its official launch next week.

08 September 2023

Germany pays to end car toll dispute

UPDATED: Germany has agreed to pay €243 million to a European joint venture to settle a dispute at the German Arbitration Institute (DIS) over a cancelled contract for a car toll system, but a second arbitration reportedly continues.

06 July 2023

Romania defends ICC claim over offshore gas project

An Austrian-controlled energy company has brought an ICC claim against Romania over reforms affecting a multibillion-euro gas project in the Black Sea.

22 June 2023

New faces at VIAC

The Vienna International Arbitration Centre has appointed five new members to its board and a new deputy secretary general.

13 December 2022

Werner Melis 1935-2022

Werner Melis, founder of the Vienna International Arbitration Centre, has died aged 87.

10 October 2022

European engineering firms pursue claim against Jordan

A pair of Austrian and Swiss engineering companies are bringing an investment treaty claim against Jordan at the Permanent Court of Arbitration, it has emerged.

05 August 2022

Libya loses appeal over Austrian investor’s award

A US appeals court has upheld an Austrian construction company’s €84 million investment treaty award against Libya, rejecting arguments that the tribunal did not issue a final decision and exceeded its powers.

31 May 2022

ICDR throws out claim due to fake signature on contract

An ICDR arbitrator has dismissed a claim brought by a California mindfulness meditation company after finding the contract it was brought under bore a fake signature of one of the Austrian respondents.

25 May 2022

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