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06/09/2017

Dr. Christian W. Konrad’s profile is one of the latest additions to ART, the new online platform for researching international arbitrators. It has been launched by Global Arbitration Review and gives users access to current information about arbitrators.

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05/15/2017

Last Friday the third edition of Konrad & Partners’ Arbitrators’ Quest was launched successfully. The best applicants from the CEE and SEEregions competed against each other in a mock trial, seeking to impress the tribunal which consisted of lawyers from our Arbitration Group.

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05/02/2017

For the first time, the young arbitration practitioners from Switzerland, Germany, Italy and Austria jointly organize a summer retreat focused on practice building on 14 and 15 July in Baden (Austria).

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04/24/2017

Each year, Chambers and Partners Europe Guide identifies and ranks the top law firms. Our firm was again ranked as “Recognised Practitioners” in the field of Dispute Resolution (Austria), which shows our firm’s notable achievements.

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04/20/2017

In cooperation with the Federation of Austrian Industries and the Danube University Krems, Konrad & Partners carried out a scientific survey about Arbitration Users, which has sought to discover and identify what users of International Arbitration want and expect from the process.

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04/18/2017

Konrad & Partners is again ranked as one of the world’s leading international arbitration practices in the tenth edition of the GAR 100 survey, which was unveiled recently.

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04/13/2017

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.

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04/12/2017

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.

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03/30/2017

In the latest edition of Chambers Global, Chambers & Partners have again individually recognized Dr. Christian W. Konrad and Mr. Philipp Peters.

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03/02/2017

Dr. Christian W. Konrad has been selected by Global Arbitration Review´s (GAR) research amongst clients and lawyers as part of an exclusive list of experts in international arbitration.

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02/27/2017

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.

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01/24/2017

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.

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01/16/2017

Konrad & Partners is delighted to announce that Martin Hackl has been promoted to Counsel, effective as of 1 January 2017.

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01/12/2017

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.

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12/02/2016

Philipp Peters and Heidrun Halbartschlager have been recognised as amongst the top arbitration practitioners under the age of 45 by legal publication Who’s Who Legal.

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11/21/2016

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.

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11/17/2016

Konrad & Partners is delighted to contribute the Austrian Chapter for the latest publication of Global Arbitration Review: “The European Arbitration Review 2017”, being part of a series of special annual reports on key developments in designated regions.

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11/11/2016

Once again, Konrad & Partners has been selected to contribute the Austrian Chapter for the latest edition of GAR Know How – Investment Treaty Arbitration (2016).

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11/01/2016

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.

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10/20/2016

A recent article in the US Huffington Post discusses “How the Business Landscape in Austria is Changing Today”, and how Austria is a leading country in the field of arbitration with which only few nations can compete. The article refers to Austria’s long-standing tradition of resolving disputes...

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10/13/2016

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”.

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09/26/2016

Dr. Christian W. Konrad and Philipp A. Peters feature on the cover of the latest edition of anwalt aktuell, giving their insights into the world of arbitration and investment protection.

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08/11/2016

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.

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08/09/2016

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.

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08/08/2016

The Institute of Economics at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland has created a new Economic Policy Center (WPZ) to undertake scientific studies and report on policy activities.

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07/29/2016

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

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07/11/2016

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

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06/03/2016

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

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05/30/2016

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

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05/25/2016

On 19 May 2016, Konrad & Partners hosted in Vienna the successful completion of its second annual “Arbitrators’ Quest for the CEE and SEE Regions”.

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05/10/2016

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”.

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03/25/2016

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

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03/23/2016

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.

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03/09/2016

Konrad & Partners is delighted to announce that the top 10 applicants have been selected to participate in the annual CEE and SEE mock trial on 19 May 2016 in Vienna.

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03/07/2016

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.

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02/04/2016

Konrad & Partners hosted another evening of philosphical debate about 'justice and power' with renowned Prof. Köchler.

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01/13/2016

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

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01/07/2016

Konrad & Partners gladly sponsors the Joint UNCITRAL-LAC Conference on Dispute Settlement in Ljubljana which takes place at the Slovenian Chamber of Commerce and Industry on 15 March 2016.

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12/16/2015

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.

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09/04/2015

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

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05/11/2015

The first Arbitrators´ Quest was convened by the international law firm Konrad & Partners on 7 of May 2015, during which the top ten applicants from the CEE and SEE Regions competed against one another, seeking to impress the mock arbitral tribunal.

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04/28/2015

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.

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04/09/2015

As an expert in the field of international dispute resolution, Christian W. Konrad has been elected permanent editor for the journal of construction law - „Zeitschrift für Recht des Bauwesens“ (ZRB).

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03/30/2015

Konrad & Partners attended this year´s “Success”, the annual career´s fair for future lawyers hosted by Vienna University Law School. Numerous students interested in an international career seized the opportunity of gaining first-hand impressions and comprehensive information on the challenges and...

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03/26/2015

On Friday , March 20 , the new LLM program "International Dispute Resolution" started at the Danube University Krems in cooperation with the international arbitration law firm Konrad & Partners.

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03/24/2015

Dr. Christian Konrad shares his experience in energy disputes at a top-class panel discussion during the Vis Moot in Vienna.

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03/04/2015

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.

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02/11/2015

The Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG), the Moot Alumni Association (MAA) and Konrad & Partners are pleased to invite you to this year’s “YIAG meets Vis” event on Thursday 26 March 2015 in Vienna, hosted by Konrad & Partners.

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02/06/2015

Schiedsexperte Christian Konrad im Interview mit Jörn Poppelbaum (Chefredakteur JUVE) über die Kritik an Schiedsgerichten im geplanten TTIP und die Meinl Klage.

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01/12/2015

Founded in 1956 as China’s first arbitration provider, the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission ("CIETAC") recently introduced new arbitration rules with effect from 1 January 2015.

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11/05/2014

Konrad & Partners attended this year´s “WU Karrieretag”, an annual career´s day for in particular„Wirtschaft & Recht“ students and alumnis, hosted by the WU ZBP Career Center and ELSA .

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10/31/2014

With the intention of meeting the demands of the business market, Macedonian law has fully recognised the value of arbitration as an effective and efficient forum for international commercial dispute resolution. Macedonian arbitration law, which has been gradually amended over recent years, permits...

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10/09/2014

The 22nd Croatian Arbitration Days, an annual international arbitration conference organised by the Permanent Arbitration Court at the Croatian Chamber of Economy (CCE) will take place from 4-5 December this year.

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06/10/2014

According to Article 190(2)(d) of the Swiss Private International Law Act (PILA), an arbitral award may be annulled in cases where the principle of equal treatment or the right to be heard was violated during the arbitration proceedings.

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06/04/2014

According to Article 123 (f) of the Swiss Federal Statute on the Federal Tribunal (FSFT), the revision of a judgment may be requested where criminal proceedings establish that the court’s decision has been influenced by a criminal offence.

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06/03/2014

In the past, international derivatives transactions, for instance relating to stock options or future swaps, have in general been documented under framework agreements, in particular the so-called ISDA 1992 and 2002 Master Agreements.

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05/28/2014

Danube University Krems’ new LL.M. Programme “International Dispute Resolution” starts in March 2015. The four-semester master’s degree programme is postgradual, part time, and aims at lawyers from any jurisdictions.

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04/23/2014

Since the Austrian Arbitration Act 2006 entered into force, it has been widely disputed between legal scholars, whether and to what extent the consumer protection clause of the Act – which severely restricts the possibility of concluding arbitration agreements with consumers – also applies in...

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01/30/2014

On 1 January 2014, the renewed Austrian Arbitration Law has come into force (SchiedsRÄG 2013) introducing major changes. The most significant and important amendment is the long anticipated shortening of the procedural levels for setting aside an arbitral award.

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12/16/2013

Effective 1 July 2013, the new Vienna Rules of Arbitration, presented by the Vienna International Arbitral Centre, have introduced amendments and additional provisions to the previous rules established in 2006. Adopted by the Extended Presiding Committee of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber in...

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09/30/2013

Earlier this year, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court (the ″Supreme Court″) confirmed that, if an arbitral award has been issued that is entirely silent on elements which are apparently important for the decision on a dispute, it falls upon the arbitrator and the respondent in an action for annulment...

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03/07/2013

On 20 December 2012, the Regulation (EU) No 1219/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2012 establishing transitional arrangements for bilateral investment agreements between Member States and third countries (the “Regulation”) was published in the Official Journal of the...

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12/12/2012

Party autonomy and the freedom to agree on jurisdiction constitute the very corner stones of arbitration as a dispute resolution method. However, in many instances, it is precisely the question of jurisdiction that adds an additional layer of controversy to arbitration proceedings. This is most...

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11/16/2012

Investor-state disputes are on the rise. Since the late 1990s, the number of such disputes has increased sharply. By the end of 2011, 450 known cases were pending. Investor-state dispute settlement mechanisms allow foreign investors to challenge a wide range of governmental measures, and to sue host...

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08/28/2012

The signing ceremony which took place on 19 July 2012 was attended by Srdjan Darmanović, Ambassador of Montenegro to the United States and Marija Petrović, First Secretary of the Embassy of Montenegro to the United States and, on behalf of the Convention, by Meg Kinnear, Secretary-General of ICSID.

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11/14/2011

In recent decades, investment arbitration has continued to be an expanding category of public international law. This growth is fueled by the fact that the law applied to international investment disputes is derived from numerous sources. Examples include bilateral investment treaties (“BITs”),...

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06/01/2011

In a judgment dated 6 October 2010, Bakker vs. Union Cycliste Internationale, the Federal Swiss Supreme Court (“Supreme Court”) refused to grant the revision of two arbitral awards rendered by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (“CAS”) involving a Dutch professional cyclist (“Applicant”). In the...

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