VIAC together with the Austrian Arbitration Association (Arb|Aut) and Young Austrian Arbitration Practitioners (YAAP) is co-organizer of the 3rd GAR Live Vienna. The conference will be held on 18 October 2019 in the Christoph Leitl Lounge (former SkyLounge) of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber.

Co-Chairs: Eliane Fischer (YAAP), Alice Fremuth-Wolf (VIAC), Stefan Riegler (ArbAUT).

The programme consists of the following 4 sessions:

Session one: The effect of sanctions on arbitration
Session two: The GAR Live Inquisition – are international arbitration counsel at home in big law firms and arbitrators in boutiques?
Session three: The GAR Live Question Time - due process paranoia and corruption
Session four: The GAR Live Debate on the motion: "This house believes that the Prague Rules are a waste of time."

The event will conclude with a networking cocktail on the roof-top of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber.

Confirmed speakers include: Alexey Anischenko, Christian Aschauer, Mercédeh Azeredo da Silveira, Michelle Bock, Daniel Busse, Eléonore Caroit, Nicole Dolenz, José Feris, Anne-Karin Grill, Sarah Grimmer, Karlheinz Kopf, Andrey Panov, Aasiyah Patel, Nicholas Peacock, Martin Platte, Judith Sawang, Jann Siefken, Delphine Wietek, Rikard Wikström-Hermansen, Galina Zukova

More information can be obtained on the official website:


 Celebrating its first anniversary, the IBA-VIAC Consensual Dispute Resolution Competition (CDRC Vienna) was this year held for the fifth time from 6th to 10th July 2019. For the fifth time, the collaboration of the Vienna International Arbitral Centre (VIAC) and the International Bar Association (IBA) invited students and dispute practitioners from around the world to Vienna to share their knowledge and spend a week mediating and negotiating the Vis Moot Problem. 

On 18 June 2019, the Council for the Development of the Arbitration Process of the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation recommended granting VIAC the status of a PAI (“permanent arbitration institution”) under Russia’s Federal Law on Arbitration dated 29 December 2015. As of 11 July 2019, VIAC is now officially included in the list of foreign arbitral institutions recognized as a PAI (as per order No. 845-r issued on 4 July 2019). We are the first European arbitral institution to have received a government permit. This registration is crucial in order to ensure enforcement of VIAC awards also in the future in the Russian Federation.  

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.