Arbitration Rules in Practice


The Austrian Arbitration Academy - Arbitration Rules in Practice, taking place from Tuesday, 18 February to Saturday, 22 February 2020, is an intensive, five-day program on international commercial arbitration from an institutional perspective.

Jointly organized by the Sommerhochschule of the University of Vienna, the Vienna International Arbitral Centre, the Young Austrian Arbitration Practitioners and the Austrian Arbitration Association, this program has been specifically devised for participants with first experience in the area of international arbitration.

Professor Paul Oberhammer acts as course director of the Arbitration Academy, while Dr. Alice Fremuth-Wolf is co-director of the Austrian Arbitration Academy - Arbitration Rules in Practice on behalf of VIAC.
The course will take place in Vienna and will consist of a taught module and participation in the Vienna Arbitration Days (registration fee included). The classes will be taught by first-class international arbitration practitioners from both the bar and academia.

Following a keynote speech, participants will enjoy two and a half days of interactive classes. The course will mirror the structure of an (administered) arbitration and will discuss salient issues of international arbitration, in particular practical problems that might be encountered frequently. Throughout the course, the focus will lie on institutional arbitration proceedings. The last session on Thursday will consist of a mock organizational hearing.

Austrian associates can receive individual accreditation for the participation in the Arbitration Academy Winter Program (including the VAD) from the Vienna Bar Association (“Anerkennung einer Ausbildungsveranstaltung durch die RAK Wien”; insg 8 Halbtage).
The application for the program is possible until Saturday, 30 November 2020.

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