Gerold Zeiler

Gerold Zeiler
Stubenbastei 2
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Gerold Zeiler is a founding partner of His practice focuses on international commercial arbitration, investment arbitration and international litigation. Gerold has almost 30 years of experience, acting as chairman, sole arbitrator, party-appointed arbitrator and expert witness, as well as counsel in more than 200 ad hoc and administered arbitration proceedings, including proceedings under the Vienna Rules (VIAC), the ICC Rules of Arbitration, the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules, the Rules of the Arbitration Court of the Economic Chamber of the Czech Republic, the Rules of the Court of International Commercial Arbitration attached to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania, as well as ICSID arbitration proceedings. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb), a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration, and a former board member and president of the Austrian Arbitration Association. He is listed on the panel of arbitrators of the Vienna International Arbitral Centre, the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board, the International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Foreign Trade Court of Arbitration at the Serbian Chamber of Commerce and the Arbitration Court at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania. He is fluent in English and German.

Apart from his extensive practical experience in commercial arbitration as counsel and arbitrator, Gerold is the author of numerous articles and books on international litigation and arbitration, including a commentary on Austrian arbitration law, Schiedsverfahren (second edition, 2014). He is also a co-editor of the Austrian Yearbook on International Arbitration. More recently he has co-authored Dispute Resolution in Austria (Kluwer, 2015, together with Heider, Nueber, Siwy and Schumacher) and he is the editor of Austrian Arbitration Law (2016), a commentary in English on the rules governing arbitration in Austria.

Gerold has a master's degree (1988) and a doctorate (1996) in law from the University of Vienna, and obtained his LLM degree (2016) from Washington University. He has been a member of the Austrian Bar since 1993 and completed the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators' Diploma Course in International Commercial Arbitration (DipICArb, 2004). is a dispute resolution boutique focusing on international commercial and investment arbitration, commercial litigation and employment law. The firm has recently been very active in investment disputes, energy-related disputes and post-M&A disputes. The partners of the firm are well known for their experience in international public law and investment arbitration.

WWL says: Gerold Zeiler is "a professional and efficient arbitrator" who receives acclaim for his "extensive experience".

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