Vienna Rules

A new version of the VIAC Rules of Arbitration and Mediation entered into force on 1 January 2018 (”Vienna Rules and Vienna Mediation Rules 2018“ [VR and VMR]). This version was approved by the Extended Presiding Committee of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber on 29 November 2017. It applies to all proceedings that commenced after 31 December 2017 or will commence in the future.

The VIAC Rules of Arbitration and Mediation 2018 have three parts: Rules of Arbitration (part I), Rules of Mediation (part II) and Annexes (part III). Thus, arbitration and mediation now are on equal footing.

The new Rules introduced – inter alia – the following new features:


Previous versions:

Work in progress... The following translation of the Vienna Rules still include an old version of Annex 5: