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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

The Prague Rules – Inquisitorial Rules on the Taking of Evidence in International Arbitration

"Creeping Americanization of international arbitration: is it the right time to develop inquisitorial rules of evidence?" A session of the fourth Russian Arbitration Association...

LCIA publishes its facts and figures: The 2017 Casework Report

The London Court of International Arbitration (the "LCIA") has recently published its Casework Report for 2017 which contains statistics on its performance last year....

France: Terms of reference – a key document to which the parties to an...

In a decision dated 15 June 2017, the French Cour de cassation held that an acknowledgment of the validity of the arbitral tribunal’s constitution...

The Aftermath of Achmea: Germany Requests Dismissal of Vattenfall Case After CJEU’s Achmea Decision

The recent decision of the European Court of Justice (CJEU) in the case between Slovakia vs. Achmea BV (Case C-284/16) seems to have caused...

Minimising your M&A risk: top ten tips from transactional and disputes specialists

In many M&A transactions litigators become involved only after a dispute has arisen. However, a litigator’s experience in handling post-M&A disputes can give them...

 Baker McKenzie’s Arbitration Yearbook 10th Anniversary Edition 2016-2017 

Click here for the chapter on Austria in the 2016-2017 Arbitration Yearbook.

 

Baker McKenzie’s Arbitration Yearbook 2015-2016 Edition

Click here for the chapter on Austria in the 2015-2016 Arbitration Yearbook.