Vienna, Austria

Austrian Arbitration Academy Spring Program

when 9 May 2023 - 13 May 2023
language English
duration 1 week

The Academy’s spring program Arbitration Rules in Practice is an innovative program on international commercial arbitration. Jointly organized by the Vienna International Arbitral Centre, the Young Austrian Arbitration Practitioners, the Austrian Arbitration Association and the Sommerhochschule of the University of Vienna, this program has been specifically devised for participants with prior experience in the area of international arbitration.

It addresses the following groups of participants:

young practitioners (in particular junior associates/RechtsanwaltsanwärterInnen) working in the field of dispute resolution
graduate students specializing in arbitration

Professor Paul Oberhammer (Vienna/London/St. Gallen) acts as academic director of the Austrian Arbitration Academy, while Dr. Alice Fremuth-Wolf co-directs the Arbitration Rules in Practice program representing the VIAC.
The sessions will be taught by renowned international arbitration practitioners from both the bar and academia.

The program consists of four afternoon sessions as well as online participation on the Vienna Arbitration Day, Austria’s largest arbitration conference.

Following a keynote speech on Tuesday, participants will enjoy two days of interactive classes (eight modules à two hours).
The course will mirror the structure of an (administered) arbitration and will discuss salient issues of international arbitration, in particular practical problems that might be encountered frequently. Throughout the course, the focus will lie on institutional arbitration proceedings. The last session on Thursday will consist of a mock organizational hearing. For successful completion of the course, participants will thereafter be asked to draft a Procedural Order No 1.
On Friday and Saturday, all participants will attend the Vienna Arbitration Days, the leading arbitration conference in Austria (registration fee included).

Course leader

Director: P. Oberhammer
Lect.: E. Fischer, A. Fremuth-Wolf, W. Jahnel, C. Koller, C. W. Konrad, S. Kröll, A. Meier, P. Netal, K. Pörnbacher, D. Prantl, S. Riegler, F. Roth, F. Schäfer, I. Schwenzer, P. Shaughnessy, E. Vanas-Metzler, N. Vavrovsky, V. Wong

Target group

It addresses young practitioners (in particular junior associates) working in the field of dispute resolution and graduate students specializing in arbitration.
This program has been specifically devised for participants with prior experience in the area of international arbitration.

Course aim

The sessions will mirror the structure of an (administered) arbitration and will address salient issues of international arbitration, in particular problems that might be encountered frequently in practice.

Throughout the course, the focus will lie on institutional arbitration proceedings. The last session will consist of a mock organizational hearing. For successful completion of the course, participants will thereafter be asked to draft a Procedural Order No 1.


The course will cover the following topics:
Introduction
The Arbitration Agreement & Constitution of the Arbitral Tribunal
Organization of Proceedings
The Arbitral Award & Costs
Multiparty Arbitration
Evidence
The Hearing in Practice
Mock Organizational Hearing

Credits info

Successful participants will receive the University of Vienna/ Austrian Arbitration Academy/VIAC practice diploma.

Fee info

EUR 0: Austrian Arbitration Academy Winter Program - Arbitration Rules in Practice fees include registration, tuition, lunch and coffee breaks, dinner at a "Heuriger" (traditional Austrian restaurant) on Wednesday as well as the registration fee for the Vienna Arbitration Days (excluding conference dinner and ball).

Participants who would like to attend the conference dinner and ball can register and book at the website of the Vienna Arbitration Days.

The fee does not cover accommodation. All additional costs for travel arrangements as well as health insurance and medical care are the responsibility of the participants.