A new version of the VIAC Rules of Arbitration and Mediation entered into force on 1 July 2021 (“Vienna Rules and Vienna Mediation Rules 2021“; short “VR” and “VMR”). The rules apply to all proceedings that commenced after 30 June 2021.

The revision of the Vienna Rules was triggered by the drafting of the new VIAC Rules of Investment Arbitration and Mediation, which will also enter into force on 1 July 2021. This was taken as an opportunity to also adapt the existing rules for commercial disputes to new needs and developments in the market, as well as to open up a new field of business, namely inheritance disputes, through a new Annex 6 with special rules.

A working group consisting of representatives of the VIAC Board and Secretariat as well as the National and International Advisory Board has drafted the amendment (Claudia Annacker, Alice Fremuth-Wolf, Günther Horvath, Johanna Kathan-Spath, Stephan Karall, Werner Jahnel, Christian Koller, Paul Oberhammer, Patrizia Netal, Michael Nueber, Nikolaus Pitkowitz, Dietmar Prager, Lucia Raimanova, Stefan Riegler, Franz Schwarz, Irene Welser, Britta Zöchling-Jud). A special thanks goes to all the members for their work and efforts.

For an overview of the most significant changes of the VIAC Rules of Arbitration and the VIAC Rules of Mediation please follow this link:

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Please read the Kluwer Arbitration Blog post "VIAC Rules Revision 2021 Part I: Revised Vienna Rules Enter into Force on 1 July 2021" by Alice Fremuth-Wolf and Johanna Kathan-Spath.


You can download our rules here:

Rules of Arbitration and Mediation 2021 English - Online Version
Rules of Arbitration and Mediation 2021 English

Rules of Arbitration and Mediation 2021 German - Online Version
Rules of Arbitration and Mediation 2021 German 

 

Previous versions:

Vienna Rules 2018 English - Online Version (including the old and new version of Article 36 para 5)
Vienna Rules 2018 (including the old and new version of Article 36 para 5)

Vienna Rules 2018 German - Online Version (including the old and new version of Article 36 para 5)
Vienna Rules 2018 German (including the old and new version of Article 36 para 5)

Vienna Rules 2018 Chinese (including the old and new version of Article 36 para 5)
Vienna Rules 2018 Czech
 (including the old and new version of Article 36 para 5)
Vienna Rules 2018 French (including the old and new version of Article 36 para 5)
Vienna Rules 2018 Italian
 (including the old and new version of Article 36 para 5)
Vienna Rules 2018 Korean
Vienna Rules 2018 Polish
Vienna Rules 2018 Portuguese (including the old and new version of Article 36 para 5)
Vienna Rules 2018 Romanian (including the old and new version of Article 36 para 5)
Vienna Rules 2018 Russian (including the old and new version of Article 36 para 5)
Vienna Rules 2018 Ukrainian (including the old an new version of Article 36 para 5)

 

Vienna Rules 2013 English - Online Version
Vienna Rules 2013 English

Vienna Rules 2013 German - Online Version

Vienna Rules 2013 German

 

Vienna Rules 2013 Arabic
Vienna Rules 2013 Czech
Vienna Rules 2013 Italian
Vienna Rules 2013 Korean
Vienna Rules 2013 Polish
Vienna Rules 2013 Portuguese
Vienna Rules 2013 Romanian
Vienna Rules 2013 Russian
Vienna Rules 2013 Slovak
Vienna Rules 2013 Spanish
Vienna Rules 2013 Turkish
Vienna Rules 2013 Ukrainian

 

Attention!
The following translation of the Vienna Rules still include an old version of Annex 5:

Vienna Rules 2013 Chinese  

 

Vienna Rules 2006 English - Online Version
Vienna Rules 2006 English

Vienna Rules 2006 German - Online Version
Vienna Rules 2006 German

Vienna Rules 2006 Chinese
Vienna Rules 2006 Czech
Vienna Rules 2006 Italian
Vienna Rules 2006 Russian