VIAC, the premier international arbitration institution
in Central and Eastern Europe.
VIAC ANNUAL REPORT 2016
In its newly released Annual Report 2016 VIAC provides a detailed insight into its work last year as well as statistical details that might be interesting for a broader audience and also to enhance transparency.
Our 2016 statistics show a very positive development in the case numbers since we had an increase of 50% in new cases received versus 2015. We are also very happy that the ratio of our female arbitrators has grown substantially and has reached almost 17% in 2016. In case of VIAC Board-appointed arbitrators the ratio is even 50% which underlines VIAC’s dedication to the ERA-Pledge signed in 2016.
In addition, you will find a review of VIAC's activities during the last year and previews regarding VIAC's new projects for 2017.
Please view the full text of the report for further details. To download our statistics, please got to "statistics".
VIENNA ARBITRATION DAYS 2017
The Vienna Arbitration Days 2017 will take place from 24 – 25 February 2017 and discuss the topic "Repositioning Arbitration".
Over the years the Vienna Arbitration Days - VIAC being one of the co-organizers - have become the leading arbitration conference in Austria.
On their 10th anniversary in 2017 the organizers will again welcome participants from numerous jurisdictions around the globe for two days of discussion on leading topics in international arbitration. Use this opportunity to be updated by renowned experts and to network discuss problems and exchange ideas on possible solutions. The social programme will include a gala dinner on Friday and a (dancing) visit to a world famous Viennese ball on Saturday.
"ERA - Equal Representation in Arbitration PLEDGE"ArbitralWomen is an international network of women in dispute resolution, and a non-governmental organisation bringing together women practitioners active in this field. The group that origins in 1993 today is a thousand strong with members from all continents and more than 40 countries. It focusses on promoting women in dispute resolution through events, social gatherings, mentoring, and sponsoring to assist women law students to participate in moot courts.
For its latest newsletter no 18 Ema Vidak Gojković, associate with Baker & McKenzie in Vienna and panel member of YAWP (Young Arbitral Women Practitioners) interviewed VIAC’s Deputy Secretary General, Dr. Alice Fremuth-Wolf. Please click here for the full interview.
In recognition of the under-representation of women on international arbitral tribunals, members of the arbitration community drew up a pledge (“Equal Representation in Arbitration PLEDGE”) to take action. Alice Fremuth-Wolf is member of the steering committee and took part in the official launch event on 18 May in London. VIAC has already signed the pledge and we would like to encourage you to do the same under http://www.arbitrationpledge.com/. You may also join the ERA Pledge LinkedIn Group.
A few days ago a new feature has been launched on ERA’s webpage. Interested parties may now ask for names of female arbitrators, that fulfil certain required qualifications and will be provided with a list of potential candidates.
If you want to know more about the search for female arbitrators you may find a detailed article on http://kluwerarbitrationblog.com/2016/09/08/one-step-further-after-the-launch-of-the-era-pledge-a-search-service-for-female-arbitrators-appointments/.