Statistics as of 31 December 2021 


Nationality of Parties

Origin of the Parties 2021

Origin of the Parties 2021 Diagramm

 

Origin of the Parties by Region 2021

 Origin of the Parties by Region 2021 Diagramm

*Includes parties in all new cases received in 2021

Nationality of Arbitrators

Nationality of the Arbitrators 2021

Nationality of the Arbitrators 2021 Diagramm

 

Nationality of the Arbitrators by Region 2021

Origin of the Arbitrators by Region 2021 Diagramm

*Includes appointed or nominated and confirmed arbitrators (55) in all cases in 2021, 3 arbitrators have dual citizenship, ie a total of 58.

 

Gender Ratio

Male Female Total 2021

Male Female Total 2021 Diagramm

*Includes appointed or nominated and confirmed arbitrators in all pending cases in 2021

 

 Male Female Nominated by Parties Co Arbitrators 2021

Male Female Nominated by Parties Co Arbitrators 2021 Diagramm

*Includes nominated and confirmed arbitrators in all pending cases in 2021

 

Male Female Appointed by the Board 2021

Male Female Appointed by the Board 2021 Diagramm

*Includes appointed arbitrators in all pending cases in 2021

 

 Sole Arbitrator/Tribunals

New Sole Arbitrators Tribunals 2021

*Includes all new cases received in 2021

 

 Nature of Disputes

Nature of Disputes 2021

Nature of Disputes 2021 Diagramm

*Includes all new cases received in 2021

The premier institution in CEE/SEE. The Vienna International Arbitral Centre (“VIAC”) is the premier arbitral institution in Central and South-Eastern Europe, and one of the leading institutions globally. Benefiting from Austria’s historic role as a neutral gateway between East and West, VIAC has administered over 1,700 international disputes across all sectors and industries.

VIAC was established as an independent center in 1975 for the resolution of international commercial disputes, through arbitration and mediation. Since 2018, VIAC also administers domestic arbitrations in Austria; and as of 2021, VIAC has implemented a special set of rules for the settlement of investment disputes, bringing its expertise and flexibility to the effective resolution of disputes between states and state-owned entities and investors.

Modern, cost-effective and flexible. With its arbitration and mediation rules, VIAC offers a modern framework to resolve disputes. The Vienna Rules place a premium on flexible and cost-effective proceedings that incentivize arbitrators to provide high-quality and expeditious decision-making, while providing the parties with the assurance of tried-and-tested regulations and a highly-experienced and independent Board to safeguard the fairness of the arbitral process.

Thought leadership. VIAC plays an important role in defining, evolving and implementing best practices in all areas of arbitration, in the region and beyond. Engaged in a constant exchange with practitioners, commercial users and academics, VIAC is at the forefront of arbitral practice, including through its industry-leading commitment to diversity and the promotion of innovative and greener case management solutions.

  • New cases received: 40 
  • Number of pending cases (as per 31 December 2020): 41
  • Aggregated amount in dispute (as per 31 December 2020): EUR 428,000,000
  • Minimum amount in dispute: EUR 24,000
  • Maximum amount in dispute: EUR 11,000,000

 

Country of Origin of the Parties 2020

Country of Origin of the Parties 2020 Diagramm

 

Origin of the Parties by Region 2020

 Origin of the Parties 2020 by Region Diagramm

*Includes parties in all new cases received in 2020

Country of Origin of the Arbitrators 2020

Nationality of the Arbitrators/Mediators 2020 Diagramm

 

Origin of the Arbitrators Mediators 2020 by Region

Origin of the Arbitrators Mediators 2020 by Region Diagramm

*Includes appointed or nominated and confirmed arbitrators (41) and mediators (1) in all cases in 2020 (as per 31 December 2020), whereas 2 arbitrators have dual citizenship, therefore the total is 44 while the actual number of arbitrators and mediators was 42.

 

Male Female Arbitrators Total 2020

Male Female Arbitrators Total 2020 Diagramm

*Includes appointed or nominated and confirmed arbitrators in all pending cases in 2020

 

 Male Female Arbitrators Nominated by the Parties 2020

Male Female Arbitrators Nominated by the Parties 2020 Diagramm

*Includes nominated and confirmed arbitrators in all pending cases in 2020

 

Male Female Arbitrators Appointed by the Board 2020

Male Female Arbitrators Appointed by the Board 2020 Diagramm

*Includes appointed arbitrators in all pending cases in 2020

 

New Sole Arbitrators Tribunals 2020

*Includes all new cases received in 2020

 

Nature of Disputes 2020 Diagramm

Nature of Disputes 2020

*Includes all new cases received in 2020

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.

 

WOMEN LEADERS OF ARBITRATION INSTITUTIONS - Interview with Dr. Alice Fremuth-Wolf

For its newsletter no 18 Ema Vidak Gojković interviewed VIAC’s (then) Deputy Secretary General, Dr. Alice Fremuth-Wolf. Please click here for the full interview.

 

Women Pioneers in Dispute Resolution - 2nd Edition

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

 

The preface written by Catherine Kessedjian describes its content perfectly:

"The book you have in your hands is the result of the tireless determination of the two founders of Arbitral Women, Louise Barrington and Mirèze Philippe, to promote active women in the field of dispute resolution; irrespective of their age, the country in which they practice, their specialty and more generally the angle from which they approach this activity.

This book is a tribute to those who were pioneers, but also those who more recently have embarked on the difficult path of highly competitive and coveted arbitration activities.

The choice to let each participant speak for herself highlights personal characteristics outside the law, which is a welcome element in a world that pays so much attention to what is now known as “soft skills”. Finally, this book demonstrates once again the power of images, so fundamental in our world. I encourage readers to look at this unique book through images only (a bit like a “flip book”), so that a beautiful story is told that words alone cannot tell."

We are very proud that our Secretary General, Alice Fremuth-Wolf, was invited to contribute to this publication. 

 

The year 2020, marking the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action, was intended to be ground-breaking for gender equality. Instead, with the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, even the limited gains made in the past decades are at risk of being rolled back. The pandemic is deepening pre-existing inequalities, exposing vulnerabilities in social, political and economic systems which are in turn amplifying the impacts of the pandemic. Across every sphere, from health to the economy, security to social protection, the impacts of COVID-19 are exacerbated for women and girls simply by virtue of their sex.