Austrian Arbitration Association

The Austrian Arbitration Association – Arb|Aut is a non-profit association dedicated to promoting domestic and international arbitration. It is particularly focused on promoting Austria as the place of arbitration. Austria, and especially Vienna, is uniquely situated to be a platform for the resolution of cross-border disputes.

To this end, Arb|Aut organizes domestic and international conferences and encourages the next generation of arbitrators, in particular in conjunction with the Young Austrian Arbitration Practitioners (YAAP).

The association co-operates with the International Arbitral Centre of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (VIAC), the ICC and other arbitral organizations and institutions on an on-going basis. It also maintains contacts with international organizations based in Vienna, particularly the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law, UNCITRAL. Arb|Aut is, however, not an arbitral institution and does not administer arbitrations.

The Austrian Arbitration Association invites arbitration practitioners world-wide to participate and become Arb|Aut members.

Please click here for the Association's Statutes (available in German language only).

  • Please save the date for the first Arb|Aut Forum taking place on 31 May 2016 at the Juridicum Dachgeschoss.

    This event is jointly hosted by Arb|Aut and University of Vienna. It allows Arb|Aut and YAAP members to discuss current topics related to Arbitration in Austria with renowned practitioners and scholars in German language.

     Please register for this event here.

  • This year's Bergsten Lecture was held by Franz T. Schwarz (Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, London), who discussed "Systematic Case Management and the Burden of Proof: Taking Evidence Across Cultural Divides”.

    Please click here to see pictures of the lecture and the following Skylounge Cocktail hosted by Arb|Aut and VIAC.

    A shortened video recording of the lecture including the slides is available here.