Michael Komuczky

Contact Details
First Name
MK Legal
Founder/Attorney at Law
Area of Specialisation / Arbitration Experience
Agency / Distribution / Franchising, Commercial Arbitration, Competition Law, Insurance, Investment Dispute, Metals and Mining, Sales / Purchases
Falkestraße 1/4
1010 Vienna
+43 388 96 52
English, German, Spanish
Membership Status
Professional Details
Bar Admission

Austria (Member of the Vienna Bar Association)



Sept 2020        Doctoral degree (with distinction)


                        University of Vienna


·         Topic “Commercial Arbitration and Criminal Law” (in German), published with Springer in 2021


 Nov 2019        Austrian Bar Exam (with merit)


 Jan 2011          Undergraduate Law degree (Magister iuris)


                        University of Vienna


Sept 2009        ERASMUS


to Jun 2010     University of Southampton



 ·         Commercial Arbitration and Criminal Law (published in German: Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit und Strafrecht), Springer (2021)


·         Relativity of ordre public when setting aside arbitral awards (published in German: Glosse zu OGH 6.3.2020, 18 OCg 7/19g – Zur Berücksichtigung der Relativität des ordre public im Aufhebungsverfahren eines Schiedsspruchs), ecolex 2020/305


·         Enforcing judgments outside the EU (published in German: Urteile außerhalb der EU leichter vollstreckbar), Die Presse Rechtspanorama of 28 Jul 2019 (together with Rudolf Fiebinger)


·         Anti-suit Injunctions in Arbitral and Judicial Procedures – National Report for Austria, IACL World Congress 2018


·         Punitive Damages and Public Policy in the EU, Yearbook of Private International Law XIX 2017/2018, 509


·         The subjective element in Art 25 Brussels Ia Regulation (published in German: Das subjektive Element in Art 25 Brüssel Ia-VO), ecolex 2018, 235


·         Surrogacy abroad under Austrian law (published in German: Dogmatische Einordnung von ausländischen Leihmutterschaften in Österreich), IPRax 2018, 282


·         Liability under the PRIIP Regulation (published in German: Die Haftung für verpackte Anlageprodukte und Versicherungsanlageprodukte nach der PRIIP-Verordnung), ÖBA 2017, 697 (together with Gernot Wilfling)


·         Arbitration and EU Law (published in German: Internationale Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit und europäische Harmonisierung – unlösbare Friktion oder perspektivenreiche Zukunft?), in Behme/Ferves et al (Hrsg), Perspektiven einer europäischen Privatrechtswissenschaft, Yearbook of the GJZ 2016 (2017) 369


·         Applicable law in collective enforcement cases (published in German: Anwendbares Recht bei der Kontrolle von AGB im Verbandsprozess), ZfRV 2016, 268 (together with Christian Dorfmayr)


·         Validity of subordinated debt agreements (published in German: Alternative Finanzinstrumente im Lichte der AGB-Kontrolle – zivilrechtliche Zulässigkeit qualifizierter Nachrangdarlehen), ZFR 2016, 367 (together with Gernot Wilfling)


·         National Report for Austria for the Helsinki Committee's Report on the Comparison on the Rights, Limitations and Procedures related to Public Gatherings and Demonstrations across Europe, July 2013 (together with Andreas Daxberger)




 ·         EU law, private law and commercial dispute resolution, Keynote speech at the Academic Evening Seminar of the China University of Political Science and Law, Jul 2018


·         Applying Domestic Mandatory Rules in a Public International Law Context, Keynote speech for the Academic Luncheon (Brownbag Seminar) at the China University of Political Science and Law, Jul 2017


·         Conferee and commentator on the panel “Legal Research on Adult Guardianship”, 5th University Students' International Forum on Public Interest Law, China University of Political Science and Law, Jul 2017


·         What are the rights of the child? (held in German) Family Lecture at the University of Vienna, Nov 2016 (together with Agnes Balthasar-Wach)


·         Arbitration and EU Law (held in German), 27th annual meeting of the Gesellschaft Junger Zivilrechtswissenschaftler in Munich, Sept 2016


University courses


 ·         Legal research in a cross-border context (held in German), University of Vienna, each term since 2017 (together with Christian Dorfmayr)


·         EU Law’s Influence on Commercial Contracts in Europe, China University of Political Science and Law, Jul 2016, 2017 and 2018


·         European consumer protection law (held in German), University of Vienna, winter term 2017/18 (together with Katharina Huber)


·         Judicial Cooperation in Civil Matters, University of Vienna, summer term 2017 (together with Agnes Balthasar-Wach)


·         EU Law’s Influence on Commercial Contracts, University of Vienna, winter term 2016/17


Professional Associations


Member of ICC YAF, ArbAut, YAAP, ASAb40, DIS40, AFM below 40, Young ICCA, Moot Alumni Association


Other Qualifications

Since 2018, external lexturer at the University of Vienna;

2016 to 2018, visiting lecturer at the China University of Political Science and Law, Bejing, China