Well-known arbitration and mediation practitioners have authored this new guide and commentated on the new Vienna Rules and the new Vienna Mediation Rules 2018, which came into effect on 1 January 2018. This guide provides a helpful and easily comprehensible overview over proceedings administered by the International Arbitral Centre of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (VIAC). Designed for practitioners, the guide reproduces each article entirely and provides detailed comments and background information on the amendments.

Therefore the guide is essential for those who conduct an arbitration or a mediation under the Vienna (Mediation) Rules for the first time as well as for those who have been operating in this area for a long time and who want to get acquainted with the modifications.

The Handbook may be ordered here or directly at the webshop.

The Vienna Arbitration Days 2019 took place on 1 and 2 March 2019 in the historic “Palais Niederösterreich” in the heart of Vienna.

Some impressions of the conference can be seen at the VAD website

Next year’s Vienna Arbitration Days will be held on 21-22 February 2020. Mark your calendars!


The 2nd edition of „Women Pioneers in Dispute Resolution” was just released and can be downloaded here.

The International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) (advised by Allen & Overy LLP) has published a second edition of its Arbitration Guide (the 2018 ISDA Arbitration Guide). The document can be downloaded HERE. Further information on the updated version of the ISDA Arbitration Guide can be obtained from a memorandum prepared by Allen & Overy in London.

2nd panel boras 4On 7 December 2018, the Young ICCA Skills Training Workshop on Efficiency and Costs in International Arbitration took place in Zagreb. The topic of the workshop was “Efficiency and Costs in International Arbitration”. The workshop followed the 26th Croatian Arbitration Days. Our Deputy Secretary General Elisabeth Vanas-Metzler was a panelist on "Minimizing costs in international arbitration: tips and tricks".

For further information on the event and the panel discussion you can see the post-event report on Young ICCA’s website.