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).

  • We cordially invite you to the joint ICC YAF/YAAP Conference "Young Approaches to Arbitration" on Saturday, 8 April 2017 on the occasion of the 24th Willem C. Vis International Commercial Moot in Vienna.

    For a detailed program and registration, please view the conference flyer.

    We particularly invite you to participate in the Call for Ideas. The submission deadline has been extended to Wednesday, 22 March 2017 (click here for more information).


  • This year's Bergsten Lecture will be held by

    Cherie Blair, CBE, QC,

    who will discuss the topic

    "Wikileaks & Beyond: Admissibility of Improperly Obtained Evidence in International Arbitration"

    The lecture and the following Sky Lounge cocktail are already fully booked.