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Dr. Christian W. Konrad listed as a Specialist for Commercial Arbitration

Konrad & Partners is delighted to announce that Dr. Konrad has been included as a Specialist in the “2016 Guide to the World’s Leading Experts in Commercial Arbitration”.

Published by the Legal Media Group every two years following extensive research with in-house counsel across a variety of jurisdictions, Expert Guides has been assessing the world´s legal market for over 20 years.

See Dr. Konrad´s online profile in Expert Guides here.

Expert Guides / Rising Stars 2016

We are delighted to announce that Philipp Peters and Martin Hackl have both been nominated as a “Rising Star” in the field of International Commercial Arbitration.

The Expert Guide recognises the brightest and most accomplished practitioners in their respective jurisdictions.

International recognition of our expertise

Dr. Christian Konrad has been named among the world’s most highly regarded lawyers in the field of Arbitration in the publication of Who’s Who Legal 2016.

Lawyers are selected for the rankings based upon a worldwide, extensive and independent survey, incorporating thousands of interviews with General Counsel and private practice lawyers to identify firms and lawyers with outstanding expertise.

Austria's best commercial lawyers

Konrad & Partners has been recognised by Wiener Zeitung in its rankings for “Austria´s best lawyers 2016”.

Wiener Zeitung and the US-publisher Best Lawyers have recognised the expertise of Dr. Christian Konrad in the category of Arbitration / Dispute Resolution / Mediation, where he is ranked as one of Austria’s  best commercial lawyers.

Chambers & Partners Europe 2016

Konrad & Partners has again been recommended as a leading law firm in international arbitration and in addition, two Partners have been individually recognised.

Chambers & Partners Global 2016

The Partners of Konrad & Partners have been recognized as prominent arbitration specialists by Chambers Global 2016.

Dr. Christian Konrad has once again been distinguished in Chambers & Partners in the fields of Dispute Resolution for Arbitration – Austria (Band 2); and Austria (Foreign Expertise), Central & Eastern Europe:

“Christian Konrad of Konrad & Partners represents domestic and international clients from the CEE region on arbitration matters. He has particular experience in energy and infrastructure-related disputes. “He is a real strategic thinker,” a client says.” (Chambers Global 2016)

Chambers & Partners also ranked Mr. Philipp Peters in the field of Dispute Resolution: Arbitration – Austria (Up and Coming):

“Philipp Peters of Konrad & Partners receives plenty of positive feedback from clients. "He is very service-minded, and understands what we need in arbitration," a client says. He is active on the firm's key international arbitration proceedings, particularly on construction-related issues.” (Chambers Global 2016) 

GAR 100 2016

We are proud to announce that, once again, Konrad&Partners is listed under the top 100 arbitration law firms worldwide in the 9th annual edition of GAR - the international journal of commercial and treaty arbitration.

The Global Arbitration Review has recognised the expertise of Konrad & Partners in several industry sectors such as  engineering, construction and energy infrastructure and points out the international focus and network of the firm, which is located in five European countries.

„The firm holds back on naming clients, but it is currently advising companies in the steam and hydraulic power generation, real estate development, steel piping supply and power station supply sectors at the ICC….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 reaped success for the owners of a pharmaceuticals company in a US $255 million post-acquisition dispute under Austrian law.”

JUVE 12/2015 RANKING Arbitration and Mediation

Konrad & Partners is ranked again as one of the top Arbitration and Mediation firms in the recent publication of JUVE.

Evaluation:

Still recommended is this relatively new unit specialised in Arbitration with its founding partner Dr. Christian Konrad, who is well known in the relevant market and who also acts as a Mediator in addition to his activities as an arbitrator. Once again large proceedings in the energy sector, among others concerning price adjustements, but also precedures in the field of post M&A-disputes in the pharmaceutical and logistics industry were important. Regarding the negotiated volumes, Konrad does not need to hide behind his competitors. The team also benefits from his high level of networking in the CEE/SEE regions. Most recently, Dr. Konrad managed to extend his presence especially in Macedonia, where the law firm has a partner office.

Strengths:

Good international Network, high specialisation degree.

Often recommended:

Dr. Christian Konrad („solid forensic experience”, client; ”he managed to build up a really strong team”, competitor), Philipp Peters (“I think very highly of him”, competitor, both arbitration)

Office activities:

Specialised law office for arbitration, alternative dispute resolution and mediation. Procedures only relating to arbitration, especially concerning the reversal or enforcement of awards. Excellent international network and contacts to Anglo-American litigation- and arbitration offices.

Chambers & Partners

Chambers Global & Europe 2015, Austria Dispute Resolution: Arbitration

Chambers & Partners has recognised the expertise of Christian Konrad and has ranked him under the top 3 leading experts of Arbitration in Austria as well as foreign expert for Central and Eastern Europe. The "bright, successful and charismatic" Christian Konrad of Konrad & Partners focuses exclusively on international arbitrations and is admitted to the Bar in Slovakia and the Czech Republic. He attracts substantial praise from clients, who single out his "absolutely perfect knowledge" and "magnificent service" for comment. Another pleased client notes: "He has a very clear mind and is very quick to understand the issues. He also has very good communication skills and is very good at finding arguments and building a strategy."

Chambers & Partners 2014

Christian Konrad of Konrad & Partners is a noted international arbitrator, particularly recognised for his expertise in CEE-related arbitrations.

Chambers Europe 2012 Austria, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration 

Christian Konrad heads arbitration boutique Konrad & Partners and is well respected in the market. “He does a great job and he knows what he is doing,” says a source. He typically acts as counsel in international commercial arbitrations, and also sits as an arbitrator. He is admitted as a Euroadvokat in the Czech and Slovak Republics.

Chambers & Partners 2011

Christian Konrad is listed in the Guide to the World's Leading Experts in Commercial Arbitration. In its 2011 dispute resolution rankings, Chambers & Partners described Dr. Konrad as “an impressive advocate with a pragmatic mindset” who proves popular with clients due to his “in-depth knowledge, technical expertise and strategic ability”.

GAR 100 2015

Appreciating its outstanding reputation in international arbitration Konrad & Partners is listed under the top 100 arbitration law firms worldwide in the 8th annual edition of gar - the international journal of commercial and treaty arbitration.

JUVE Handbuch 2013

Bewertung:  Die für Schiedsverfahren empfohlene Ein­heit hat sich mit ihrem Boutiquen-Ansatz innerhalb we­niger  Jahre  am  Markt  etabliert.
Stärken:  Gutes internat.  Netzwerk.  Hoher Spezialisierungsgrad.
Häufig empfohlen:  Dr. Christian Konrad (..trotz jungen Alters als Schiedsrichter hoch erfahren", "guter Akquisiteur", Wettbewerber; ..auf ihn greifen wir immer wieder zurück", deutscher  Anwalt). Philipp Peters (.."noch stark im Hintergrund, aber nicht zu unterschätzen", Wettbewerber)