Austrian Arbitration Academy Winter Program

University of Vienna

The Academy’s winter 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 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.

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

Location Vienna, Austria
22 Feb 2022 - 26 Feb 2022
Levels Master / Graduate
Credits None
Program fee 650 EUR
Accommodation Not offered
Extra information about the fee:
Austrian Arbitration Academy Winter Program - Arbitration Rules in Practice fees are € 650 and 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).
Application deadline 7 January 2022
Entry requirements:
Applicants must have completed two years of law studies at college or university level, have a prior knowledge of Arbitration before the beginning of the program and have an adequate command of the English language.
Contact information:
Innovationszentrum Universität Wien GmbH - Sommerhochschule
Campus of the University of Vienna
Alser Straße 4/Hof 1/Tuer 1.16
1090 Vienna, Austria
T: +43-1-4277-24131
Program's website