Baker McKenzie International Arbitration Yearbook 2019-2020 – Austria

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AUSTRIA Filip Boras and Simon Kapferer A. LEGISLATION AND RULES A.1      Legislation International arbitration in Austria continues to be governed by sections 577 to 618 of the Austrian...

Austrian Supreme Court set aside an arbitral award due to a violation of the...

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In its decision of 28 September 2016, the Austrian Supreme Court ("OGH") partially set aside an arbitral award due to a violation of the...

Investor State Arbitration under CETA: Key Provisions and What to Watch for in 2017

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The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement ('CETA') between the European Union and Canada was signed October 30, 2016. The deepening of Canadian and European...

Austrian Supreme Court rules on the form requirements of an arbitration clause

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In a decision of 23 June 2015, the Austrian Supreme Court ("OGH") decided on an action to set aside an arbitral award on jurisdiction....

Austrian Supreme Court renders new decision on the right to be heard in arbitration

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On 23 February 2016, the Austrian Supreme Court ("OGH") rendered a new decision on an action to set aside an arbitral award. Notably, this...

Austrian Supreme Court: Pending arbitration stayed due to insolvency proceedings

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In three similar decisions of 17 March 2015 the Austrian Supreme Court ("OGH") clarified how insolvency proceedings may affect an already pending arbitration. In...

Austrian Supreme Court: Failure to disclose = ground for challenging an arbitrator?

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Pursuant to Section 588 para 1 Austrian Code of Civil Procedure ("ACCP") an arbitrator is under the continuous obligation to "disclose any circumstances likely...

Reform of Swiss international arbitration law: Where do we stand?

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In 2017, the Swiss Government released a draft bill aiming at a reform of the Swiss international arbitration legislation. In March 2020, the reform has...

International Arbitration Yearbook, 13th Edition – now available!

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We are pleased to announce that the latest edition of the Baker McKenzie International Arbitration Yearbook is now available. This year, in recognition of...

Swiss Federal Supreme Court upholds broad interpretation of objective scope of arbitration agreement

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In its decision dated 6 January 2020, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court (SFSC) decided that an arbitration clause included in an agreement specifically regulating...

Swiss Supreme Court confirms high barrier for extension of a State-owned entity’s arbitration clause...

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In its decision dated 24 September 2019, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court ("SFSC") held that a State is only bound by an arbitration clause signed...

ISTAC Introduces Mediation-Arbitration Rules

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The Istanbul Arbitration Centre (“ISTAC“), one of Turkey’s leading arbitration institutions, introduced the ISTAC Mediation-Arbitration Rules (“Rules“) regarding alternative dispute resolution on 15 November...

 Baker McKenzie’s Arbitration Yearbook 2018-2019 

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Baker McKenzie’s Arbitration Yearbook 2017-2018 Edition

Click here for the chapter on Austria in the 2017-2018 Arbitration Yearbook.