Code of Civil Procedure

 *) The English translation is based on Riegler/Petsche/Fremuth-Wolf/Platte and Liebscher, Arbitration Law of Austria: Practice and Procedure, Juris Publ. 2007, Chapter 5, 

For an overview of the Austrian Arbitration Law please see an article by Manfred Heider and Alice Fremuth Wolf published in Global Legal Insights – International Arbitration (2nd edition) by Global Legal Group Ltd, London (
Global Legal Insights - International Arbitration (Austria)



New York Convention 1958
European Convention on International Commercial Arbitration (Geneva, 21 April 1961) *)

*) In case of unclear or incomplete arbitral agreements the European Convention on International Commercial Arbitration of 1961 (EC 1961)  – to which Austria is a member – may provide a way out: The Convention generally applies to disputes arising from international trade and where the (effective) arbitration agreement was concluded between physical or legal persons having, when concluding the arbitration agreement, their habitual place of residence or their seat in different contracting states of the EC 1961. According to its Art IV para 5 and 6 the President of the competent Chamber of Commerce (in Austria: Dr Christoph Leitl, President of the AFEC) is entitled to decide upon the request of a party if the arbitration agreement does not specify whether the parties wanted ad hoc or institutional proceedings or he may determine the competent arbitral institution where no specific institution was clearly indicated in the agreement of the parties.


Co-operation Agreements between Chambers of Commerce with Arbitration Rules

Co-operation Agreements between the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber and the following institutions
  • The American Arbitration Assocation (AAA) 1990
  • The Scottish Council for Arbitration 1990
  • Belgisches Zentrum für die Studie und Praxis der nationalen und internationalen Schiedsgerichtbarkeit (CEPANI) 1993
  • The Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration 1994
  • Deutsche Institution für Schiedsgerichtbarkeit (DIS) 1994
  • The China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Comission (CIETAC) 1994
  • The Korean Commercial Arbitration Board (KCAB) 1996
  • The Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA) 1997
  • The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators 2002
  • Juristische Fakultät der Palacky Universität Olomouc 2005
  • Court of International Commercial Arbitration Bucharest 2005
  • Chamber of National and International Arbitration of Milan 2005
  • The International Commercial arbitration Court of Azerbaijan 2007
  • The Court of Arbitration at the Polish Chamber of Commerce in Warsaw 2007
  • The Singapore International Arbitration Centre 2009
  • The Association of Arbitration Courts of Uzbekistan 2012
  • The Court of Arbitration of the Official Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Madrid 2013
  • The Chamber of Commerce Brazil-Canada 2013
  • The Chinese Arbitration Association, Taipei 2015
  • The Centrum Mediacji Lewiatan, Warsaw 2015
  • The Singapore International Mediation Centre 2015
  • The Atlanta Center for International Arbitration and Mediation 2015
  • The International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry 2015

Literature on the Austrian Arbitration Act and the Vienna Rules

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