The Austrian Arbitration Academy - Arbitration Rules in Practice, taking place within the framework of the Sommerhochschule, is an intensive, four-day program on international commercial arbitration from an institutional perspective.
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, which has been hosting an annual international summer school in Strobl/Wolfgangsee since 1949 and the Austrian Arbitration Academy since 2014, this program has been specifically devised for participants with first experience in the area of international arbitration.
The course will take place in Vienna and will consist of a taught module and participation in the Vienna Arbitration Days.
It addresses the following groups of participants:
- young practitioners (in particular junior associates/RechtsanwaltsanwärterInnen) working in the field of dispute resolution
- PhD and diploma students specializing in arbitration
Austrian associates can receive individual accreditation for the participation in the Arbitration Academy Winter Program (including the VAD) from the Vienna Bar Association (“Anerkennung einer Ausbildungsveranstaltung durch die RAK Wien”; insg 8 Halbtage).
Professor Paul Oberhammer (Vienna/London/St. Gallen) acts as course director of the Arbitration Academy, while Dr. Alice Fremuth-Wolf is co-director of the Austrian Arbitration Academy - Arbitration Rules in Practice on behalf of VIAC. The classes will be taught by first class international arbitration practitioners from both the bar and academia.