Friday 20 October 2017, Vienna, Austria

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Dr. Stefan Riegler

Baker McKenzie and Austrian Arbitration Association Arb|Aut

Stefan Riegler has significant experience in dispute resolution. He has authored several articles and publications, including Arbitration Law of Austria: Practice and Procedure. He is a founding member and former chairman of the Young Austrian Arbitration Practitioners, and is a member of various arbitration organizations.

Dr. Riegler advises national and international companies on commercial disputes, especially with regard to infrastructure and construction projects, as well as oil & gas. Prior to joining the Firm, he served as a partner of Wolf Theiss.

Eliane Fischer

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Young Austrian Arbitration Practitioners (YAAP)

Eliane practicses in the area of dispute resolution and international arbitration with a particular focus on complex international construction and engineering disputes, sales and supply contracts, energy projects, the telecommunications sector as well as investment disputes. She has acted as counsel or co-counsel in cases under various arbitration rules.

Dr. Alice Fremuth-Wolf

Deputy Secretary General, Vienna International Arbitral Centre (VIAC)

Alice Fremuth-Wolf studied law at Vienna University and the London School of Economics and Political Science. She also served as assistant professor at the Department of Civil Procedure Law at the Law Faculty of Vienna University, coached the Vienna team for the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot from 2004-2009 and still teaches arbitration. Before joining VIAC in 2012, she worked with major Austrian law firms and acted as party representative and arbitrator in international commercial arbitration cases. Alice Fremuth-Wolf has authored articles and books on arbitration and also. She is also a qualified mediator and is a co-organizer of the CDRC IBA-VIAC-Elsa Consensual Dispute Resolution Competition in Vienna.


Prof. em. Christoph Schreuer

Of Counsel,; Professor at the Department of European, International Law and Comparative Law, University of Vienna, Vienna

Christoph Schreuer is a graduate of the Universities of Vienna, Cambridge and Yale. Over an academic career spanning more than forty years, he has published numerous articles and several books in the field of  international law. 


Claudia Annacker

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Markus Burgstaller

Hogan Lovells

James Castello

King & Spalding

Milena Djordjevic

Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade

Céline Gauer

DG Competition, European Commission

Ulrike Gantenberg

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek

Miriama Kiselyova

Senior State Counsellor, International Legal Affairs Unit, Ministry of Finance, Slovak Republic

Christian Konrad

Konrad & Partners

Anna Kozmenko

Schellenberg Wittmer

Robin Oldenstam

Mannheimer Swartling

Michael Polkinghorne

White & Case

Rashda Rana SC

Sixth Floor St James Hall

Noah Rubins

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Wolfgang Peters

former General Counsel at RWE, Managing Director, The Gas Value Chain Company

Laurence Shore

Herbert Smith Freehills


9.00: Welcome coffee and registration 

9.30: Chairs' opening remarks 

Dr. Stefan Riegler, Baker McKenzie and Austrian Arbitration Association Arb|Aut
Eliane Fischer, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Young Austrian Arbitration Practitioners (YAAP)
Dr. Alice Fremuth-Wolf, Deputy Secretary General, Vienna International Arbitral Centre (VIAC)

9.40: Session one: Enforcement around the region: How to get the client paid

Once you have an award, what next? There’s a difference between having your award recognised and accessing actual assets. In this session, a series of enforcement specialists will explore both the legal and practical aspects of translating recognised awards into real money.

Questions the panel are expected to discuss include:

  • How to find and secure assets for enforcement
  • How to enforce against non-signatories having their seat in the CEE-region
  • Enforcing awards against states – what are the unique features in the CEE-region?

10.45: Coffee break

11.15: Session two: The GAR Live symposium 

Our espresso version of Tylney Hall. Delegates will submit questions in advance on topical themes and will then be invited to present their question on the day, whereupon the moderators and members of the audience are invited to respond.

12.30: Networking lunch

14.00: Session three: The effect of political change

Are global political developments changing the nature of disputes and the way resolution is sought? Drawing on their collective experience, our esteemed panel will address:

  • The different approaches taken towards the implementation of regulatory changes
  • What measures can be enacted to avoid an influx of lawsuits in response to regulatory changes
  • Lessons learned – where things went wrong in the past

15.15: Coffee break

15.45: Session four: The GAR Live debate

In Oxford Union style, we will hear teams of debaters argue in favour of, or against, a motion. A panel of 3 judges will then voice opinions on what has been heard, before choosing which side to support and giving reasons for their decisions.

Motion: “This house believes that no arbitrator is ever impartial”

17.15: Chairs’ closing remarks

Dr. Stefan Riegler, Baker McKenzie and Austrian Arbitration Association Arb|Aut
Eliane Fischer, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Young Austrian Arbitration Practitioners (YAAP)
Dr. Alice Fremuth-Wolf, Deputy Secretary General, Vienna International Arbitral Centre (VIAC)

17.30 onwards: All delegates are invited to attend a drinks reception kindly hosted by VIAC


Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Wiedner Hauptstraße 63, 1045 Vienna, Austria

Ticket prices

Private Practitioner
Type Price Until
Standard €500 20 October 2017


Complimentary In-house/governmental registration available