Faculty 2014

Markus P. Fellner

Portrait Markus Fellner

Markus Fellner

Mag. iur; studied Law at the University of Vienna, LL.M. at Kings College and at Queen Mary University of London with emphasis on European Law and anti-trust law; since 2001 attorney at law; associate and partner at a well-known law firm in Vienna between 2002 and 2010; currently working as Of Counsel for SCWP Schindhelm in Vienna.

Christian Koller

Portrait Christian Koller

Christian Koller (© Paris Zizos)

Professor at the University of Vienna; member of the advisory board of the Young Austrian Arbitration Practitioners; former professor at the University of Innsbruck; held a position as a Post-Doctoral Researcher and Erwin-Schrödinger-Fellow at the University of Zurich from 2009 to 2011; specializes in international commercial arbitration and litigation; main areas of interest include domestic and international civil procedure and its interfaces with private law, international insolvency law, conflict of laws and comparative law.

Christian W. Konrad

portrait Christian Konrad

Christian Konrad (© Christian Postl)

Founding and managing partner of Konrad Partners; Austrian Attorney at Law (Rechtsanwalt), Solicitor (England & Wales), Euroadvokat (Czech Republic and Slovak Republic); Vice-President of the Kosovo Permanent Tribunal of Arbitration; Chartered Arbitrator at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; specializes in commercial and investment arbitration; has extensive experience with arbitral practice, procedure and advocacy both in civil and common law systems; regularly acts as counsel and as arbitrator in ad-hoc and institutional arbitrations; regularly advises clients on the protection of their investments with a focus on Central and Eastern Europe and on the enforcement of arbitral awards and court judgments; member of the panels of various arbitration institutions worldwide; member of the ICC Taskforce “Addressing issues of corruption in international arbitration”; co-founding member of the Young Austrian Arbitration Practitioners (YAAP).

Author of numerous publications in the field of arbitration and investment protection.

Paul Oberhammer

Portrait Paul Oberhammer

Paul Oberhammer

Professor at the University of Vienna; permanent visiting professor at the Law School of St. Gallen University, Switzerland; formerly full professor at Halle-Wittenberg University, Germany and at Zurich University, Switzerland; admitted to the bar in Hamburg, Germany; serves as of counsel with Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, London (International Arbitration Practice Group); chairman of the working group that drafted the Austrian law on arbitration which was enacted in 2006; practical experience in different fields of arbitration as sole arbitrator, co-arbitrator and chairman, mainly in ICC, VIAC, ad-hoc, and SCAI arbitrations.

 

Author of about 250 legal publications, among them studies on international arbitration, litigation, civil and commercial law.

Helmut Ortner

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Helmut Ortner (© Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP)

Counsel at the Litigation/Controversy Department of the law firm Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr and member of the firm's London International Arbitration Practice Group; focuses on complex multi-jurisdictional disputes; admitted to the New York and the Austrian bar; studied economics and law in Innsbruck, Vienna and at Yale Law School; lecturer on comparative law and alternative dispute resolution; coach for the team of the University of Vienna at the Willem C. VIS International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court.

 

Selected Publications: together with A. Reiner: Austrian Arbitration Law, in: Rowley (ed), Arbitration World, (3rd ed. 2010); The Logic of International Arbitration Practice, in: B. Verschraegen (ed), Interdisciplinary Studies of Comparative and Private International Law (2010); together with T. Tiede and B. Koch: Conflict of Law – Text and Materials, (3rd ed. 2015); together with F. T. Schwarz and J. A. Trenor (eds.): Contractual Performance and COVID-19 (2020); together with M. Kern and K. Plavec: Applicable Law, in: M. Nueber (ed), (in print).

August Reinisch

Portrait August Reinisch

August Reinisch

Studied law at the University of Vienna (Mag. iur, Dr. iur.) and at New York University (LL.M.) specializing in International Law; professor of Public International law at the University of Vienna; professorial lecturer at the Bologna Center/SAIS of the Johns Hopkins University, visiting professor at the University of New South Wales, Sydney/Australia and lecturer at the Donauuniversität Krems; attorney at law in New York and Connecticut; serves as expert, counsel and arbitrator in international arbitration; co-editor of International Organizations Law Review, International Legal Materials and Oxford Reports on International Law in Domestic Courts.

Stefan Riegler

Portrait Stefan Riegler

Stefan Riegler

Mag. iur., Dr. iur., LL.M.; studied at the University of Vienna and the London School of Economics and Political Science; founding member and former chairman of the Young Austrian Arbitration Practitioners and member of various arbitration organizations; partner at Baker and McKenzie; counsel before state courts and arbitral tribunals; arbitrator; formerly served as a partner of Wolf Theiss; significant experience in dispute resolution; has authored several articles and publications, including Arbitration Law of Austria: Practice and Procedure.

Maxi Scherer

Portrait Maxi Scherer

Maxi Scherer

Dr. iur., LL.M.; Full-time tenured faculty member at Queen Mary University of London; special counsel at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr's Litigation/Controversy Department; focuses on complex multi-jurisdictional disputes; extensive experience with arbitral practice and procedure both in civil and common law systems; member of the International Arbitration Practice Group; regularly serves as arbitrator, including as chair and sole arbitrator, and is included on the roster of several major arbitral institutions; visiting appointments at the NYU School of Law, University of Paris 1 Sorbonne, Georgetown Centre for Commercial Legal Studies, University of Melbourne and Sciences Po Law School, Paris; published extensively on topical issues of arbitration and international law.

Anna-Maria Tamminen

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Anna-Maria Tamminen

Master of Laws and LL.M. in International Business Regulation, Litigation and Arbitration; studied law at New York University, the University of Turku, and the University of Vienna; member of the Finnish Bar Association; currently works as Managing Associate at Hannes Snellman Attorneys Ltd (Helsinki/Stockholm) specializing in commercial litigation and arbitration, with a special focus on international commercial arbitration; previously worked as Foreign Lawyer for the International Arbitration Group of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP in London; Co-chair of LCIA Young International Arbitration Group; Member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR representing Finland; regularly lectures on dispute resolution topics.