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20 Vienna

Nikolaus Pitkowitz

From: Choice of Venue in International Arbitration

Edited By: Michael Ostrove, Claudia Salomon, Bette Shifman

From: Oxford Legal Research Library (http://olrl.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved.date: 26 June 2022

UNCITRAL Model Law — Arbitral agreements — Recognition and enforcement — Awards — Place of arbitration

This chapter evaluates the merits of Vienna as a venue for international arbitration proceedings. It discusses the history and development of arbitration in Austria; the processes and rules involved as well as the role of courts in the conduct of arbitration proceedings; and rules for arbitral awards. It concludes that Austria is a United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Model Law jurisdiction with a long and stable history of supporting arbitration. A wealth of decisions by the Austrian Supreme Court and a wealth of legal commentaries offer clear guidelines to the arbitration practitioner and only very few surprises. The Vienna Rules are one of the most streamlined of modern institutional arbitration rules that provide substantial flexibility for arbitral proceedings.

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