Publications

A central concept underlying my professional writing is ‘internationality’, in the sense that internationally uniform, harmonised norms are sensible and desirable. A further meaning of the term ‘internationality’ is that international arbitrators should not distinguish between “domestic” and “foreign” law, but rather need to take an open and impartial approach towards all of the world’s legal systems (and nationalities).

 


Latest release from October 2020

Austrian Arbitration Law in Motion: The Working of Austrian Arbitration Law in the Context of International Institutional Arbitration

Austrian arbitration law reflects all major developments of modern international arbitration such as pre-arbitral mediation, the downgrading of the written form requirement for arbitration agreements, stringent controls on the independence and impartiality of arbitrators under uniform international standards, multiparty arbitration, internationally recognised approaches to taking evidence, expedited arbitrations, etc. This publication is intended to elucidate these modern developments and to show students as well as practitioners (both non-Austrian and Austrian) the interplay between Austrian arbitration law and the current procedural rules of two leading arbitral institutions, the 2017 ICC Rules of Arbitration and the 2018 Vienna Rules.

Verlag Österreich 2020


Publications

  • Comments on the Use of Dissenting Opinions, Stockholm Arbitration Yearbook 2021, pp. 63-74.
  • Country Report Austria, in Petrol Chilikov Law Offices (eds.), Cross-Border Tracing and Recovery of Assets for Russian Users (in print).
  • Moderne Technologien im Schiedsverfahren (together with Elisabeth Painsi), in M. Hofstätter and D. Krimphove (eds.), Internationale Schiedsverfahren, Schäfer-Poeschl 2021, in print.
  • Automatisiertes Entscheiden und Künstliche Intelligenz (KI) in der Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit – Zum Einsatz KI bei der Konstituierung des Schiedsgerichts, in P. Leyens, I. Eisenberger abd R. Niemann (eds.), Smart Regulation: Vertrag, Unternehmung und Markt, Mohr Siebeck 2021, pp. 129-138.
  • Administering AI in Arbitration, Looking Beyond 2020 (together with Maud Piers), in R. Nazzini (ed.), Construction Arbitration and Dispute Resolution, Informa 2021, in print.
  • L’arbitrato in Austria , in Daniele Mantucci (ed.), Trattato di diritto dell’arbitrato. L’arbitrato nelle esperienze straniere, vol. XI, 2021, pp. 88-111, together with Claudio Pasina.
  • Austrian Arbitration Law in Motion: The Working of Austrian Arbitration Law in the Context of International Institutional Arbitration (together with Matthias Neumayr), Verlag Österreich 2020.
  • Schiedsfähigkeit in Erbsachen: Länderbericht Österreich, successio 2020, pp. 76-88.
  • The role of the Austrian Supreme Court in setting aside and challenge proceedings (together with Matthias Neumayr), b-Arbitra 2019, pp. 329-346.
  • Overriding mandatory provisions and arbitration – a Cadmean victory for commercial agents? (together with Lukas Klever), European Review of Private Law 5-2019, pp. 973-984.
  • Ansätze schiedsgerichtlicher Verfahrenshilfe, in Funk and Melzer-Azodanloo (editors), Liber Amicorum for Günther Löschnigg (2019), pp. 716-729.
  • Zuständigkeit des Schiedsgerichts für insolvenzrechtliche Prüfungsprozesse (together with Axel Reckenzaun), ZIK 2019, pp. 42-45.
  • Schiedsvereinbarung und zwingender Ausgleichsanspruch des Handelsvertreters – kritische Überlegungen zu OGH 5 Ob 72/16y (together with Lukas Klever), Juristische Blätter 2018, pp. 406-411.
  • Arbitration in the Digital Age – The Brave New World of Arbitration, edited with Maud Piers, 2018, Cambridge University Press.
  • Mediation im Internationalen Vertragsrecht, in Czernich/Geimer (editors), Handbuch der Streitbeilegungsklauseln im Internationalen Vertragsrecht, 2017, 491-519.
  • Schiedsfähigkeit, in Torggler/Mohs/Schäfer/Wong (editors), Handbuch Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit, 2nd edition, 2017, 207-247, together with Ulrike Gantenberg and Simon Gabriel.
  • Mediation of Corporate Disputes in Austria, European Company Law Journal 14 (2017) 54-60, together with Alice Fremuth-Wolf.
  • Anmerkungen zur schiedsgerichtlichen Zuständigkeit nach Insolvenzeröffnung – eine Besprechung der Entscheidung OGH 17.03.2015, 18 ONc 7/14w, Jahrbuch Insolvenz- und Sanierungsrecht 2016, 177-186.
  • Die Besetzung von Schiedsgerichten zwischen Parteiautonomie und Rechtsstaatlichkeit, Austrian Law Journal 2016, 102-108.
  • Expert Conferencing, Croatian Arbitration Yearbook 2016, 145-156.
  • Country Report Austria, in Nairn/Heneghan (editors), Arbitration World, 2015, 329-349, together with Andreas Reiner.
  • Le nuove Regole di Vienna e la riforma del diritto dell’arbitrato austriaco, Rivista dell’arbitrato 2014, 281-302.
  • A landmark decision of the Austrian Supreme Court clarifying when parties to arbitration agreements should be treated as consumers or entrepreneurs – Observations on Austrian Supreme Court judgement of 16 December 2013, 6 Ob 43/13m, appearing in 2014 in slovenska arbitražna praksa.
  • Neue Gerichtszuständigkeiten für Schiedssachen in Österreich, b-Arbitra, 1/2014, 9-27.
  • Use of the ICC Emergency Arbitrator to Protect the Arbitral Proceedings, ICC International Court of Arbitration Bulletin (2012) Nr. 23/2, 5-11.
  • Commentary on the ICC Rules of Arbitration, together with Andreas Reiner, in Schütze (Hsg.), Institutional Arbitration (2013) 25-201.
  • Können schiedsgerichtliche einstweilige Maßnahmen zur Streitschlichtung beitragen?, in Tagungsband zum 7. Fakultätstag der Universität Graz, Konfliktlösung im Konsens, Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit, Diversion, Mediation, 2010, 122-133.
  • Alternative Streitbeilegung – ein praktischer Überblick für Bausachverständige, in: Der Sachverständige 2010, 76-82.
  • Der Sachverständige im neuen österreichischen Schiedsverfahrensrecht, in: Der Sachverständige 2/2007, 67-75.
  • The new Austrian law of arbitration. An initial assessment, giving particular consideration to the form of the arbitration agreement and interim measures by arbitral tribunals, Romanian Review of Arbitration 4/2007, 35-52 und 1/2008, 15-31.
  • Il nuovo diritto dell’arbitrato austriaco, in Rivista dell’arbitrato 2006, 238-264.
  • La prescription des sentences arbitrales, ASA Bulletin 2005, 593-609.
  • The Most Important ADR Initiatives in the EU and in Austria, in BCCI (Hrsg.), Awareness Raising for SMEs of the Opportunities for Arbitration and ADR – EU Approaches and Best Practices. Reports on the International Conference on 22-23 April 2004, 105-112.
  • Keine Klage auf Feststellung der Unzuständigkeit des Schiedsgerichts bei anhängigem Schiedsverfahren, Wirtschaftsrechtliche Blätter 2003, 413-417.
  • Zur Anerkennung und Vollstreckung schweizerischer Schiedssprüche in Österreich, ASA Bulletin 2003, 287-305.
  • Arbitral Proceedings and the Enforcement of the Award Particularly in Relation with Austrian Law and the Rules of Arbitration of the SCC, the ICC and the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Stockholm Arbitration Report 2001:2, 33-43.
  • Basic Features of the Austrian Legislation in the Field of E-commerce, Croatian Arbitration Yearbook 2001, Issue 8, 31-43.
  • Das rechtsgeschäftliche Veräußerungsverbot und Belastungsverbot bei Liegenschaften, Verlag Österreich, 1998 (201 pages).
  • Das Schicksal von Hypotheken bei Anteilsvereinigung und Grundstücksvereinigung, DIKE International 1994, 76-83.