CHRISTIAN WALTHER KONRAD2017-12-22T12:00:14+00:00

Project Description

Christian Walther Konrad

AddressRotenturmstrasse 13, 1010 Vienna, Austria
Phone(+43) 1 512 95 00
Fax(+43) 1 512 95 00 95
NationalityAustria, Canada
Education– PhD in Law, University of Vienna, Law School
– Master of Laws (International Business Law), University of London King’s College
Bar Admission-Roll of Solicitors Supreme Court of England and Wales (Solicitor)
-Vienna Bar Association, Austria (Rechtsanwalt)
-Slovak Republic and Czech Republic Bar Association (Euroadvokat)
Work ExperienceDr. Konrad is an Austrian Attorney at Law, a Solicitor of England and Wales and admitted as Euroadvokat in the Slovak and Czech Republic.He specializes in commercial & corporate law, public international law and international commercial and investment arbitration, with particular emphasis on industrial engineering, construction, joint ventures, energy and infrastructure-related matters and commercial and corporate disputes in common and civil law jurisdictions.

He has represented international organizations and private commercial parties in a broad range of cases involving inter alia long-term energy contracts, complex construction contracts, concession agreements, entitlement to natural resources, immunities from jurisdiction, infrastructure projects, mergers and acquisitions, and failed investments in Central and Eastern Europe and Africa. He also advises clients in contract negotiations, public tender proceedings, on the protection of their investment and enforcement of arbitration awards and state court judgments.

Dr. Konrad frequently serves as arbitrator and legal expert in ad-hoc arbitrations and in proceedings under the auspices of all major arbitral institutions and is a regular speaker, lecturer and author in the field of international commercial law, with a particular focus on international arbitration.

Present Position2009-present: Founding Partner of Konrad & Partners – Attorney,s at law (Vienna, Bratislava,
Skopje, Prague, London)
Past positions2006-2009: Counsel, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP (London and Vienna), International Arbitration Group
2001-2005: Senior Associate, Austrian Advocates Alliance (Vienna), Department of International Dispute Resolution
1994-2000: General Counsel, Constructa Bau GmbH – Real Estate Developing and Construction Company Ltd (Vienna)
1996-2000: Senior Consultant, Ing. Egon Probst Immobilien GmbH- Broker’s Agency (Vienna)
1991-1993: Employee, Allgemeine Beteiligungs- und Handels GmbH -Trading and Investment House (Manila and Vienna), Accountancy
Publications-“The New Vienna Rules 2013- The Next Level oflnternationality”, Comparative Law Yearbook of International Business, Kluwer 2014
-“Arbitration in the West- The Birth of an Institution”, Austrian Arbitration Yearbook, Manz 2014
-“The Revised Vienna Rules – An Overview of some significant changes”, ASA Bulletin 2013 (Co-author)
-“Unchartered Waters- The Protection of Foreign Energy Investments in CEE”, Issue 2, Commercial Dispute Resolution News 2013
-“Investment Treaty Arbitration Overview- Austria”, Global Arbitration Review 2012
-“Schiedsverfahrensrecht”, Liebscher/Oberhammer/Rechberger, Springer Verlag 2011
-“The International Comparative Legal Guide to International Arbitration 2011, Austria”, 8th Edition, Global Legal Group 2011
-“The International Arbitration Review, Austria”, 2nd Edition, Law Business Research Limited 2011
-“Investment Arbitration in the CEE Region”, Issue 5, Commercial Dispute Resolution News 2011
-“The Rules of Arbitration in Austria and Serbia- Comparative Analysis”, Pravo u Gospodarstvu 2011
-“Outsourcing- Leitfaden fiir Juristen und Praktiker”, Linde Verlag 2010 (contributor)
-“Die Anordnung der Urkundenvorlage im international en Schiedsverfahren”, ecolex 20 I 0 (Co-author)
-“The Vienna Rules- A Commentary on International Arbitration in Austria”, Kluwer Law International 2009 (Co-author)
-“Outsourcing in Banken- Konfliktmanagement und Streitbeilegung”, 2. Edition, Gabler 2008
-“Costs in International Arbitration- A Central and Southern Eastern European Perspective”, Linde Verlag 2008 (co-author and co-editor)
-“Die Umsatzsteuer im Schiedsverfahren”, Special Edition German Institution of Arbitration, Carl Heymanns Verlag 2008 (Co-author)
-“Costs in International Commercial Arbitration – A Comparative Overview of Civil and Common Law Doctrines”, Austrian Arbitration Yearbook, Manz 2008 (co-author)
-“International Contract Manual- Austrian Country Handbook”, Sweet & Maxwell and Thomson Legal & Regulatory, West Law 2008
-“The 2006 Reform of the Vienna Rules”, Arbitration International2008 (co-author)
-“Costs in International Commercial Arbitration- A Comparative Overview of Civil and Common Law Doctrines”, Austrian Arbitration Yearbook, Manz 2007 (co-author)
-“The New Vienna Rules”, Arbitration International, Aspen Publishers, 2007 (co-author)
LanguagesEnglish, German and French