The Austrian Yearbook on International Arbitration is a collection of articles and essays on current issues and hot topics in commercial and investment arbitration and provides a comprehensive overview of recent developments in arbitration.

The new Austrian Yearbook on International Arbitration 2022 is out now!


The present 16th edition contains 19 contributions from altogether 45 leading practitioners and academics. The contributions include reports providing insights into the successful work of UNCITRAL and VIAC and an update on recent Austrian court decisions and publications in the field of arbitration.

The Yearbook includes the keynote speech delivered by Karl Pörnbacher at the ViennArbitrationDays 2021 and the “Vienna propositions for Construction Arbitration” which summarize the discussions held at the VAD World Café in 2021.

Other contributions address a variety of topics, predominantly concentrating on procedural issues, including

  • the introduction of new claims and the arbitrator’s power to adapt contracts,
  • emergency arbitration, or
  • the arbitrability of insolvency disputes

and other hot topics such as the termination agreement of intra-EU BITs or cyber security.

The Editors

Christian Klausegger, Binder Grösswang Rechtsanwälte GmbH

Peter Klein, Petsch Frosch Klein Arturo Rechtsanwälte

Florian Kremslehner, Dorda Rechtsanwälte GmbH

Alexander Petsche, Baker & Mc Kenzie Diwok Hermann Petsche Rechtsanwälte GmbH

Nikolaus Pitkowitz, Pitkowitz & Partners

Irene Welser, Cerha Hempel

Gerold Zeiler, Zeiler Floyd Zadkovic Rechtsanwälte GmbH

The Authors

Thomas Anderl, Claudia Annacker, Sophie Aulitzky, Katherine Bell, Sorin Dolea, Eliane Fischer, Anna Förstel-Cherng, Nils Hanfstingl, Julia Hildebrandt, Thomas Hofbauer, HU Yupeng (Yves), Johanna Kathan-Spath, Emmanuel Kaufman, Rita Kaufmann, Katharina Kitzberger, Judith Knieper, Hermann J. Knott, Michael Komuczky, Florian Kremslehner, Aman Lekhi, Pranay Lekhi, Sebastian Lukic, Samuel Mimnagh, Elias Nigsch, Nikolaus Pitkowitz, Karl Pörnbacher, Désirée Prantl, Anna Katharina Radschek, August Reinisch, Mariella Rieder, Katharina Riedl, Markus Schifferl, Moritz Schmitt, Patricia Schoeffmann, Sheila Schwaighofer, Alfred Siwy, Philipp Stadtegger, Alice Stocker, Johannes Tropper, Elisabeth Vanas-Metzler, Irene Welser, Martin Winkler, Clarisse von Wunschheim, Nicolas O. Zenz, Alexander Zojer

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Austrian Yearbook on International Arbitration

„… an excellent source for arbitration practitioners and business lawyers.“ (Hon.-Prof- Dr. Kurt Heller)

The Austrian Arbitration Yearbook is a collection of articles on domestic and international arbitration by leading practitioners.

The articles in the Yearbook analyze the implications of the most significant legislative changes in Austria and also compare these with other arbitral regimes elswhere in Europe arbitration in Austria or any other place.

Vienna Arbitration Days

The Editors of the Austrian Yearbook on International Arbitration are co-organizers of the Vienna Arbitration Days: Vienna Arbitration Days is the leading arbitration conference in Austria. Following our successful 2021 event, we will again welcome participants from numerous jurisdictions around the globe for two days of discussion on leading topics in international arbitration. Use this opportunity to be updated on salient arbitration issues, for networking and for dancing at a traditional Viennese ball.

Click here for more information about the Vienna Arbitration Days.

The next Vienna Arbitration Days will take place from 12-13 May 2022 in Vienna, Austria.