The Legal Framework for Arbitration in Austria

General Information

  • UNCITRAL Model-Law based: Yes.
  • Legal Provisions: sections 577-618 of the Austrian Code of Civil Procedure (ZPO) which replaced the old arbitration law in 2006. Their latest revision in 2013 instituted the Austrian Supreme Court as the first and final instance in almost all arbitration-related matters. The English translation of the law is available on the website of the Vienna International Arbitral Center.

Multilateral Conventions

  • New York Convention: Yes (ratification/accession: 2 May 1961); reservations: none.
  • European Convention: Yes (ratification/accession: 6 March 1964); reservations: none.
  • ICSID Convention: Yes (ratification/accession: 25 May 1971); reservations: none.
  • Energy Charter Treaty: Yes (ratification/accession: 12 August 1997); reservations: none.

Arbitral Institutions

Last updated January 2017