Annual VIS Moot Reception with the President of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

On the occasion of the 24th Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, Konrad & Partners and the Scottish Arbitration Centre hosted another Moot Reception.

We welcomed more than 100 renowned practitioners from all over the world at our Vienna premises for an informative and enjoyable evening over champagne and canapés. We felt particularly honoured to welcome our guest of honour Dr Nayla Comair-Obeid, President of the Chartered Institute or Arbitrators. We would like to thank everyone who attended our Cocktail and this made this a memorable event.

UNCITRAL-LAC Conference on Dispute Settlement

On 4 April 2017, Dr. Heidrun Halbartschlager sat on a panel at the UNCITRAL-LAC Conference which was jointly organized by UNCITRAL and the Ljubljana Arbitration Center. The conference addressed the topic of “Modern Times for International Arbitration” and took place at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia. 

In her presentation, Heidrun focused on selected aspect of Austrian Arbitration law.

Panel Discussion at Young ICCA Event in Pristina

On 23 February 2017, Dr. Heidrun Halbartschlager sat on the panel of Young ICCA´s conference in Pristina to discuss the topic of Party Representation Costs and Costs of the Arbitration.

In her presentation, Heidrun focused on security for costs orders in international arbitration.

Lecture on arbitration law at Danube University Krems

On 14 – 15 January 2017, Dr. Heidrun Halbartschlager, Dr. Michael Hofstätter and Martin Hackl held all-day lectures on (international) arbitration law at the Danube University of Krems.

On the first day the students were provided with an overview of arbitration law and an insight into the legal foundations of Austrian arbitration. The second day was focused on practical issues and particularities of international arbitration. In addition, various other forms of international dispute resolution were discussed.

Arbitrators’ Quest – Konrad & Partners´ CEE and SEE Mock Trial

We are pleased to announce that after two successful competitions,  the “Arbitrators’ Quest  – Konrad & Partners´ CEE and SEE mock trial based on real life experience” is being convened for the third consecutive year on 12 May 2017 in Vienna.

Since Konrad & Partners is committed to encouraging and fostering future talent, the Quest provides dedicated senior students with the opportunity to combine their academic skills with practical experience in a mock international arbitration. Participants will be guided under the supervision of experienced lawyers and renowned scholars to prepare their written and oral arguments, and to appear before an arbitral tribunal on 12 May 2017 to argue their case.

Based on the written submission (to be submitted in advance of the hearing) and oral performance, an “Arbitration Specialist” will be elected from amongst the participants, who will be offered a paid internship in our Arbitration Practice Group in Vienna.

Dr. Christian W. Konrad lecturing at the Austrian Arbitration Academy – Arbitration Rules in Practice

The Austrian Arbitration Academy is a programme run in cooperation with SHS, VIAC, YAAP and ArbAut and is designed to enhance experienced international arbitration practitioners´ knowledge and expertise. The course will take place in February 2017, and consists of lectures held by first class international arbitration practitioners and participation in the Vienna Arbitration Days, the leading arbitration conference in Austria. Konrad & Partners is proud to announce that Dr. Christian Konrad will be lecturing on “The Arbitral Award and Costs”.

Panel discussion: Free Trade Agreements and Arbitration

Konrad & Partners, in cooperation with the WPZ University of St Gallen, will hold a panel discussion on “Free Trade Agreements and Arbitration” on 3 November 2016, at 6:30pm at Österreichische Kontrollbank.

Dr. Christian Konrad (Konrad & Partners) and Prof. Dr. Christian Keuschnigg (University St. Gallen) are the opening speakers, and will be joined by Gottfried Schellmann (Müller-Koch & Schellmann) and Prof. Ursula Kriebaum (University of Vienna).

The panel will be moderarted by Matthias Benz (Neue Zürcher Zeitung).

Austrian Arbitration Academy 2016

On 21 July 2016, Dr. Christian Konrad gave another lecture at the Austrian Arbitration Academy in Strobl.

This Programme is set up by the University of Vienna and designed for international post graduate students

Conference in Brussels: Energy and arbitration

Dr. Michael Hofstätter shared his experience regarding the compensation for damages in energy disputes at the conference “energy and arbitration”.

On 19 May 2016, the Association for International Arbitration hosted a conference on energy and arbitration in Brussels. Dr. Michael Hofstätter and other esteemed speakers were invited to share their experience, expertise and in-depth knowledge with dispute resolution in the energy sector, particularly in the oil and gas sector.

Dr. Michael Hofstätter discussed the topic “compensation for damages in energy disputes”.

Konrad & Partners panel discussion following the Arbitrators' Quest

On 19 May 2016, after the top 10 finalists have competed in our Arbitrators´ Quest mock trial, Konrad & Partners is honoured to host a panel discussion concerning “Public arbitration – a solvable contradiction?” which will be moderated by Mr. Köttritsch from “die Presse”.

Dr. Christian W. Konrad of Konrad & Partners and esteemed guests from the Austrian Chamber of Commerce, Brunswick-Group Austria and the European Commission´s Representative in Austria will join us to discuss this interesting issue.

Annual VIS Moot Reception

On 21 March,  Konrad & Partners and the Scottish Arbitration Centre hosted the sixth outstanding Moot Reception on the occasion of the 23rd Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot. Arbitrators from all corners of the globe were invited to an enjoyable and engaging evening over champagne and canapés at the offices of Konrad & Partners.
It was an excellent Austro-Scottish Reception with brilliant entertainment and wonderful company.

Arbitrators’ Quest, Konrad & Partners´ CEE and SEE mock trial based on real life experience is entering the second round

After a successful first edition, Konrad & Partners is pleased to announce the organization of the second edition of its
“Arbitrators’ Quest  – Konrad & Partners´ CEE and SEE mock trial based on real life experience”
which will take place on 19 May 2016 in Vienna.

International arbitration is a specialized field of work that requires not only expert knowledge, but also intense practical experience to master. As such, while a firm understanding of the legal concepts and theories constitutes an indispensable basis for a successful career in this field, insight into the every-day work of an arbitration practitioner can give prospective lawyers a considerable edge.

We are committed to fostering future talents and want to serve as an interface for High Potentials between theory and practice.

Joint UNCITRAL-LAC Konferenz über Streitbeilegung

Konrad & Partners ist einer der Hauptsponsoren der Joint UNCITRAL-LAC Konferenz über Streitbeilegung, welche in Ljubljana am 15. März 2016 in der slowenischen Industrie- und Handelskammer stattfinden wird.

Unser Neuzugang Jonathan Barnett wird über die Dos and don‘ts der Parteienvertretung sprechen, im Detail über Rechtsmittel bei Verletzung der Rechte im Hinblick auf die Parteienvertretung.  

Philosophisches Dinner mit Prof. Köchler

Konrad & Partners veranstaltete einen weiteren Abend rund um die philosophische Debatte über Gerechtigkeit und Macht.

Hans Köchler, Professor an der Universität von Innsbruck und Präsident der International Progress Organisation (IPO), einer nichtstaatlichen Organisation mit Beraterstatus bei den Vereinten Nationen, erlangte internationale Anerkennung als Folge seiner Ernennung zum Beobachter im Lockerbie Prozess durch den Generalsekretär der Vereinten Nationen Kofi Annan im Jahr 1998. Prof.  Köchler verdankt seinen Bekanntheitsgrad ebenfalls seiner Arbeit über das philosophische Fundament internationaler Beziehungen sowie seiner unzähligen Publikationen und Leistungen in der akademischen Forschung. Es war ein sehr anregender Abend mit elegantem Essen, gefolgt von einer inspirierenden Rede und interessanten Diskussionen unter führenden Schiedsrechtsexperten.

Vienna Arbitration Days, the leading Arbitration Conference in Austria

Philipp A. Peters is representing Konrad & Partners as a member of the organizing committee.

Participants from numerous jurisdictions around the globe will discuss on leading topics in international arbitration.

Arbitration practitioners, lawyers, in-house counsels, academics and companies doing business in Europe and CEE/SEE are attending Austrias leading Conference in Arbitration.

Heidrun Halbartschlager and Michael Hofstätter, both senior associates at Konrad & Partners, are participating as moderators.

Konrad & Partners @ Wien Energie Business Run 2015

Konrad & Partners´ “International Arbitration Team” successfully participated in the 15th Vienna Energy Business Run at Vienna's Ernst-Happel-Stadion.

Under the new record number of 30,000 participants from 1,123 different companies, the runners of the arbitration law firm were able to achieve great results and ran the 4.1 km as a team in a total record time of 1:20:00.

YIAG meets VIS 2015

The topics of the event are “Joining Non-Signatories” and “Interim Relief & the Emergency Arbitrator”. They will be discussed from the perspective of the new 2014 LCIA Rules as well as of this year’s VIS Moot problem.

Details to YIAG meets VIS 2015

Juli Austrian Arbitration Academy

Dr. Christian W. Konrad wird, gemeinsam mit anderen renommierten Schiedsrechtsexperten aus Lehre und Praxis, an der diesjährigen Austrian Arbitration Academy unterrichten. Die Austrian Arbitration Academy ist ein zweiwöchiges Programm für Studenten und Berufseinsteiger und findet von 14. bis 25. Juli 2014 in Strobl am Wolfgangsee statt.

Austrian Arbitration Academy

AIJA Arbitration Conference

Dr. Christian W. Konrad hat im Zuge der diesjährigen AIJA Konferenz in Wien einen Workshop zum Thema „Unterstützung durch staatliche Gerichte bei der Beweisaufnahme in Schiedsverfahren“ moderiert.

AIJA Arbitration Conference

Moot Court Reception

Auch dieses Jahr ergriffen zahlreiche hochkarätige Vertreter der internationalen Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit die Gelegenheit, im Zuge des jährlichen Willem C VIS Arbitration Moots beim mittlerweile traditionellen Cocktailempfang von Konrad & Partners zu einem interessanten und informativen Austausch in angenehmer Atmosphäre zusammenzukommen. Für erstklassige musikalische Unterhaltung sorgte Starviolinistin Céline Roschek.


Erstmalig war Konrad & Partners dieses Jahr auf der „Success“- der alljährlich am Wiener Juridicum stattfindenden Karrieremesse für angehende Juristen - vertreten. Zahlreiche interessierte Studierende nutzen die Gelegenheit, sich im persönlichen Gespräch und aus erster Hand über die Herausforderungen und den Arbeitsalltag in einer international tätigen Schiedsrechtskanzlei zu informieren.

Success 2014

Podiumsdiskussion "Daily Internationality"

Im Zuge der von Uniport im Vorfeld der diesjährigen JUS Success 2014 organisierten Podiumsdiskussion „Daily Internationality – needs and expectations“, brachten Dr. Christian W. Konrad und Mag. Sarah Böck Studierenden und jungen Berufseinsteigern den Arbeitsalltag in einer international agierenden Kanzlei näher.

Daily Internationality - needs and expectations

Vienna Arbitration Days

Im Zuge der diesjährigen Vienna Arbitration Days, der jährlich stattfinden österreichischen Schiedsrechtskonferenz, referierte Philipp A. Peters zum Thema `Verjährung in Internationalen Schiedsverfahren´. Vor einem hochkarätigen Publikum aus internationalen Schiedsrechtsexperten bot er einen umfassenden Überblick über das Thema, diskutierte die relevanten Aspekte und wies auf bestehende Herausforderungen für Schiedsrichter in diesem Zusammenhang hin.

Vienna Arbitration Days

Philosophischer Abend "Die Jagd nach dem Glück"

Am 16. Jänner 2014 fand sich eine hochkarätige Runde der Juristenbranche bei einem philosophischen Abendessen zur „Jagd nach dem Glück“ in den neuen Kanzleiräumlichkeiten von Konrad & Partners ein.

Kein geringerer Philosoph als der über die Grenzen hinaus bekannte Professor für Philosophie, Dr. Georg Liessmann, führte mit interessanten Sichtweisen und Interpretationen zum Thema Glück durch den Abend. Prof Liessmanns Vortrag stellte dabei den Auftakt eines lebhaften Austauschs unter den Gästen dar.

Botschaft des Philosophen an diesem Abend: Der Mensch lebt dann richtig und kann Glück erfahren, wenn er aus seiner Vernunfteinsicht und mit Hilfe der Vernunft all seine Anlagen und Möglichkeiten optimiert – wenn er sich also als Mensch verwirklichen kann.  Das Glück ist daher keineswegs ein „Vogerl“ wie doch gerne behauptet wird.