VIAC, the premier international arbitration institution
in Central and Eastern Europe.
VIAC supports ERA Pledge
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, Deputy SC of VIAC, is member of the steering committee and took part in the official launch event on 18 May in London. VIAC strongly supports the pledge and has signed up as organization because we are committed to improve the profile and representation of women in arbitration to ensure diversity in arbitral tribunals. We would like to encourage you to do the same. Please get more information about the Pledge and sign up at www.arbitrationpledge.com. You may also join the ERA Pledge LinkedIn Group.
Vienna congratulates Edinburgh to
host ICCA 2020
The ICCA Governing Board met on May 8 in Mauritius to hear the presentations from those institutions and cities wishing to host ICCA 2020, including a delegation from VIAC consisting of Alice Fremuth-Wolf (Deputy Secretary General VIAC), Nikolaus Pitkowitz (Vice President-VIAC), Franz Schwarz (Board Member VIAC). In the end, the ICCA Board awarded the privilege to host the 2020 congress to Edinburgh. We take this opportunity to congratulate our friends in Scotland and look forward to a fantastic event in four years’ time. We also thank all of our friends and colleagues for their strong support for VIAC’s bid and our objective to promote arbitration in the CEE and CIS regions.
The new Vienna Mediation Rules entered into force on 1 January 2016. This Practitioner´s Handbook covers key practical aspects for the successful conduct of mediation proceedings or other proceedings in the field of amicable dispute resolution supported by a neutral third party within the institutionalized framework of VIAC.
It also addresses in detail the considerations that guided the members of the working group in the drafting of the individual provisions of the new Vienna Mediation Rules. The Handbook also includes valuable hints as to what stands behind each provision and what understanding should be afforded to it including practical examples.
Hence this guide is a useful reference book for everyone who deals with proceedings in the field of amicable dispute resolution under the Vienna Mediation Rules, be it parties, lawyers, mediators or drafters of mediation clauses.
This Handbook may be ordered (until 31 July 2016 at a subscription price of EUR 50.00) here or directly at the webshop.
The Mediation Handbook was launched on 27 April in the course of the anniversary event “11 years of business mediation” organized by the AFEC experts group for commercial mediation.
Please find more impressions in the photo gallery http://www.zankapfel2016.at/. For a review please go to https://www.wko.at/Content.Node/kampagnen/wirtschaftsmediation/MEDIATION-IM-WIRTSCHAFTSWANDEL---11-Jahre-Experts-Group-.html (available only in German).
SELECTED ARBITRAL AWARDS
Consisting of 60 awards rendered by arbitral tribunals under the Vienna Rules, this publication is meant to provide a unique and valuable insight into various important and challenging procedural and substantive issues which have arisen over the years in international arbitration under the auspices of the VIAC. The selection made is a response to the increasing call of parties, counsel and arbitrators alike for measures to ensure greater transparency of commercial arbitration proceedings by way of enhanced access to arbitral awards as well as to their content and reasoning.
The Selection may be ordered here or directly at the webshop.